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Kentucky Military Defense Attorneys

Over 40 Years Defending Military Servicemembers in KY

For any active-duty servicemember or veteran facing legal challenges, securing a strong military defense is paramount to defending your rights and hard-earned reputation. The complex and unique nature of military law necessitates competence and comprehensive knowledge from a qualified military defense attorney. With over 40 years of experience, our firm is well-equipped to defend the rights of our military personnel, guiding them through the legal intricacies of courts-martial and investigations. 

At Military Justice Attorneys, we firmly believe that every servicemember deserves robust representation. That's why we dedicate ourselves to pursuing the best possible legal outcomes for our clients. Our Kentucky lawyers can evaluate your case to determine an effective legal strategy to employ on your behalf, ensuring your rights are protected while working tirelessly to restore your freedom and clear your name. From correcting official military records to defending against criminal allegations, we can guide your steps wisely from start to finish.

If you’re facing a military conviction, hiring experienced representation is crucial to protect your freedom. Call (843) 773-5501 to schedule a free consultation

Reliable Representation for Military Proceedings

Our seasoned attorneys have extensive knowledge of military and criminal law to pursue just outcomes for clients facing a wide range of legal disputes. Whether you’re seeking to secure a discharge upgrade or appeal a prior decision, our team can aggressively defend your rights. Common military proceedings we assist with include: 

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Military servicemembers and veterans stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in North Carolina between August 1953 and December 1987 may be entitled to compensation for disability and healthcare benefits due to water contamination. 

Our determined advocates have decades of experience helping U.S. servicemen and women file Camp Lejeune water contamination claims to seek justice for various health conditions. Eligible diagnoses include: 

  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Adult leukemia
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes

Court-Martial Defense

Court-martial proceedings carry significant implications for a servicemember's career, personal life, and freedom. When facing allegations of criminal offenses, securing a skilled court-martial defense isn’t just advisable— it’s critical. 

Fortunately, our military defense lawyers understand the gravity of these proceedings and are dedicated to protecting your interests. We assist servicemembers by providing the seasoned defense they deserve to preserve their freedom and honorable reputations. 

We defend the rights of military personnel against various offenses, such as: 

Court-Martial Appeals

The aftermath of a court-martial can be daunting, especially when the outcome is less than favorable. At Military Justice Attorneys, we understand that these judgments can severely impact a servicemember's career, personal freedom, and future prospects. We also know that a knowledgeable and forceful appeal can make a significant difference, which is why we’re committed to representing the best interests of our clients throughout the court-martial appeals process. 

Administrative Separation

Administrative separation removes servicemembers from active military service without a court-martial. This non-judicial process varies in severity, from honorable discharge to other-than-honorable (OTH) discharge. The procedure can be initiated for various reasons, such as misconduct, performance issues, or medical conditions.

Administrative separation can profoundly impact a servicemember's future, from losing veteran’s benefits to reputational damage. It's crucial to seek experienced representation immediately upon notification of separation. Our military lawyers can guide your steps wisely to pursue a favorable outcome in this challenging process. 

Our comprehensive understanding of military law allows us to assist with: 

Administrative Appeals 

Administrative appeals can be a critical recourse for military servicemembers seeking to challenge decisions or policies that adversely affect their military service. They provide an avenue to contest actions, such as:

It's essential to consult with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible when dealing with these matters to establish a fortified defense and safeguard your reputation.

Discharge Upgrade

A discharge upgrade modifies the character of a servicemember's discharge from the military, changing it from less favorable terms (such as general or "other-than-honorable") to an honorable discharge. Because the type of discharge directly impacts servicemembers’ eligibility for veterans’ benefits, this process is especially crucial to protect their professional reputations and future opportunities. 

In some cases, servicemembers can seek a discharge upgrade on the basis of: 

  • PTSD/TBI and qualifying mental health conditions: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result in other-than-honorable (OTH) discharges. Our firm can help you request an upgrade to protect your reputation. 
  • “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: If you were dishonorably discharged due to discrimination under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy, which was repealed in 2011, our firm can advocate tirelessly to secure the discharge upgrade you deserve.
  • Military sexual assault or harassment: If you were other-than-honorably discharged due to trauma, such as sexual assault or harassment, we can help defend your honorable service by seeking to upgrade your OTH discharge. 

Working with a knowledgeable attorney during this process is vital to effectively demonstrate why the initial discharge characterization was unjust or inappropriate. Our tenacious lawyers can help you navigate this process while advocating for the benefits and respect you deserve. 

Correction of Records

Corrections of military records can permit current and former military servicemembers to request modifications or corrections to unjust or inaccurate information in their military records. These records can significantly affect veterans' benefits, personal reputation, and chances for reenlistment. It's essential to seek reliable representation from a military defense attorney to navigate this process efficiently and effectively.

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is a federal law designed to safeguard the rights and interests of active-duty military personnel. It provides a range of protections in civil matters, such as postponing or suspending judicial and administrative proceedings. This includes issues relating to taxation, outstanding credit, and rental agreements. 

If you're an active-duty servicemember whose rights were violated under the SCRA, our Kentucky attorneys can help you pursue justice. We help clients better understand core elements under the SCRA, such as: 

Why Choose Military Justice Attorneys? 

A military conviction can disrupt the lives of military servicemen and women and result in serious legal repercussions, from loss of benefits to incarceration. It's imperative to secure experienced representation from a skilled military attorney who can guide you through the complexities of court and protect your rights. Our team has a wealth of knowledge and resources to assist clients with each step of their case. We assist by:  

  • Ensuring due process: Our team fights to ensure our clients receive due process while fiercely protecting their rights throughout their case. 
  • Protecting your constitutional rights: Our attorneys have an in-depth knowledge of military and criminal law to protect the constitutional rights of military servicemen and women. 
  • Effective negotiation strategies: In severe cases, our lawyers can exercise effective negotiation strategies to secure a plea deal or reduce the charges against you. 
  •  Tireless advocacy: No matter your situation, Military Justice Attorneys is here to advocate fearlessly for the fair outcome you deserve while keeping your best interests top of mind. 

Locations We Serve

Our team represents military servicemembers stationed throughout Kentucky, including: 

  • Fort Campbell (Hopkinsville/Clarksville, Tennessee)
  • Fort Knox (Louisville/Elizabethtown)

What Our Clients Say

  • "Best Experience-Best Outcome-Best Service."

    The relief we felt when we received that phone call from Joshua Hill was something I cannot even describe. If you want someone who will communicate with you and for you, fight for you, and extremely professional, hire Joshua Hill.

    - Lori
  • "Recommending, advising and informing!"

    If you are looking for an attorney who will listen to your concerns and feel that he is personally and professionally invested in results, Joshua Hill is your attorney. I was astonished by the level of knowledge Mr. Hill possesses while proving he is strat

    - Kerri
  • "Experienced, responsive, and knowledgeable."

    mmediately upon my retaining Mr. Healy he was there, accessible, through phone and text, explaining to me all the answers of the questions I had about the intimidating arena I had just been forced into. He replied to all of my concerns thoroughly and speci

    - Tyler
  • "Honest and Amazing Attorney."

    I called Mr.Hill and talking with him, he was very respectful, professional and most of all honest. Whenever I had a question, Mr. Hill was very accurate and informative during the whole process.

    - Rodney
  • "An Excellent Lawyer!"

    Gerald Healy represented my son in a very serious court martial case. He walked with us each step of the way from the beginning to the end. He put in numerous hours and left no stone overturned when working on my son’s case.

    - Anonymous

Our Battles Won

Results Matter. When your career, reputation, and freedom are on the line, you need an experienced law firm in your corner. With more than 75 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at MJA know how to fight and win. Our results speak for themselves.


    Quantico, Virginia. Marine Corporal (E-4) Acquitted at Court-Martial of Wrongful Drug Use After Positive Urinalysis.

    Drug Use

  • "NOT GUILTY" Fort Cavazos, Texas

    Fort Hood, Texas. Army Private Second Class (E-2) Acquitted of Rape and Sexual Assault Charges After Week-Long Trial.

    Sexual Assault

  • "NOT GUILTY" Parris Island, South Carolina

    Parris Island, South Carolina. Marine Staff Sergeant (E-6) Acquitted at Court-Martial of Hazing, Blood Striping, and Pinning.


  • "NOT GUILTY" Kings Bay, Georgia

    Kings Bay, Georgia. Master-at-Arms Third Class (E-4) Acquitted by Jury of Dereliction of Duty Involving Firearm.


  • "NOT GUILTY" Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany

    Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Senior Airman (E-4) Accused of Rape and Abusive Sexual Contact Acquitted by Military Judge.

    Sexual Assault

When Your Career Is On The Line

Our decentralized approach to military defense ensures that we can represent service members from any branch of the military, of any rank, at any military base or installation stateside or abroad.

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