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Mississippi Military Defense Lawyers

Defending Military Servicemembers in Courts-Martial  

When preparing for a pending court-martial or investigation as a military servicemember, securing skilled representation is critical to safeguard your rights and protect against reputational damage. At Military Justice Attorneys, our military defense lawyers have over four decades of experience defending the rights of those who defend us. 

Our comprehensive understanding of military and criminal law empowers us to represent brave servicemen and women facing a wide range of allegations under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). From appealing court-martial verdicts to defending against other-than-honorable discharge, our tenacious attorneys have the sharp skillset and proven track record of results to aggressively defend your rights. 

Our Mississippi lawyers are experienced in analyzing evidence, identifying procedural errors, and challenging allegations in military proceedings. If you’re preparing for a pending court-martial or related investigation, we can provide the formidable representation you deserve. Our military defense attorneys can fight tirelessly to safeguard your rights, uphold your honor, and secure your future.

Facing a pending court-martial or related investigation? Our military attorneys can represent your best interests. Call (843) 773-5501 to schedule a free consultation.

Legal Practice Areas We Focus On

With over 40 years of experience in military defense law, U.S. servicemen and women trust our determined lawyers to fiercely protect their rights while guiding them toward a favorable resolution. Common types of military proceedings we handle include: 

Court-Martial Appeals 

The court-martial appeals process may include requests for clemency and special clemency/parole boards. Clemency is a form of mercy that modifies the punishment for a crime without removing the conviction itself, while special clemency can reduce or substitute the unexecuted portion of your sentence. Our attorneys can help you present a compelling argument and guide you toward an appropriate legal recourse. 

Court-Martial Defense

Court-martial verdicts can lead to lasting and life-altering effects for military servicemen and women, potentially impacting their careers, financial stability, and freedom. Such allegations vary in severity, from minor misconduct to serious criminal offenses punishable under the UCMJ. 

Fortunately, our highly skilled advocates possess a deep understanding of military law to represent servicemembers in various disputes. We provide court-martial defense on your behalf to protect your rights against various allegations, such as:

If you're a military servicemember preparing for a pending court-marital, securing an experienced defense from a qualified attorney is imperative to defending your rights.

Administrative Separation

The purpose of administrative separation is to provide a mechanism for the military to maintain discipline, efficiency, and effectiveness within its ranks, allowing the military to separate servicemembers who no longer meet the required standards or have violated military rules and regulations. 

From officer separations to notification procedures to enlisted separations and chapter boards, our military attorneys can vigorously defend your rights while pursuing a favorable outcome on your behalf. Our in-depth understanding of military law makes us well-equipped to guide servicemembers and veterans through the complexities of the legal process, providing the robust defense our military servicemen and women deserve. 

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

If you served at Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River in North Carolina between August 1953 and December 1987, you may be entitled to compensation for adverse health effects due to water contamination. Our lawyers can strengthen your Camp Lejeune water contamination claim with relevant evidence to fortify your case and ensure you’re compensated fairly. 

Qualifying diagnoses include adult leukemia, aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and Parkinson's disease.   

Administrative Appeals

Administrative appeals provide an avenue for servicemembers to challenge or seek review of administrative decisions against them, such as those involving personnel actions, benefits, or disciplinary issues. Our firm helps U.S. servicemen and women address various issues in administrative appeals, including:

While the administrative appeals process is a crucial instrument to ensure justice and compliance with military law, it can be difficult to navigate its legal complexities without a comprehensive knowledge of applicable legal procedures and policies. 

If you're preparing for an administrative appeal as a military servicemember or veteran, it's essential to consult with an experienced military attorney to understand the legal options available to you and maximize your chance of securing a favorable outcome.

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) Violations

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) was enacted in December 2003 to provide certain protections to military personnel. Its purpose is to postpone or suspend certain civil obligations, allowing servicemembers to focus fully on their military duty while reducing the stress of family and loved ones. 

Military Justice Attorneys helps clients hold offending entities and individuals accountable for SCRA violations, such as issues pertaining to: 

Discharge Upgrade

Servicemembers discharged under other-than-honorable (OTH) conditions can face significant hardships, including limited access to veterans' benefits and employment challenges. In recent years, the military underscored its commitment to fairness by providing potential remedies for those discharged due to certain conditions. We can help you seek a discharge upgrade on eligible grounds, such as: 

  • PTSD & TBI: Servicemembers diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and other mental health conditions may be eligible to apply for a discharge upgrade. 
  • “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT): Prior to the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) in 2011, the policy resulted in the unjust discharge of thousands of servicemembers on the basis of sexual orientation. Servicemembers who were less than honorably discharged due to DADT may be eligible to request a discharge upgrade. 
  • Sexual Assault & Harassment: If an other-than-honorable (OTH) discharge resulted from the trauma of sexual assault or harassment, survivors may be eligible to upgrade their discharge, restoring their honorable reputations as military servicemembers.

Robust Defense for Military Servicemembers in MI

Why choose Military Justice Attorneys to defend your honor and hard-earned reputation? As former military officers, our firm is well-equipped to assist with: 

  • Comprehensive representation: Our lawyers have over 40 years of experience defending military servicemembers of any rank and branch. With an in-depth understanding of military and criminal law, our attorneys can guide your legal steps wisely from start to finish. 
  • Protecting your rights: Our lawyers can ensure you receive due process under the law while aggressively defending your constitutional rights as a U.S. military servicemember. 
  • Preserving your honor and reputation in the U.S. military: Military defense and related proceedings can significantly affect the lives of servicemembers and their families. Our advocates are committed to safeguarding your honorable reputation after years or decades of service. 
  • Investigations and evidence: Our team can thoroughly evaluate the unique circumstances of your case, gather strong evidence, and build a robust defense, empowering you to pursue a just outcome.
  • Legal solutions tailored to each individual: We understand there is no one-size-fits-all solution in military law. We spend adequate time preparing our clients for upcoming investigations and courts-marital by taking their specific needs into account, allowing us to determine an effective defense strategy tailored to your unique goals. 

Areas We Serve

At Military Justice Attorneys, we serve U.S. servicemembers and veterans in various locations, including: 

  • Columbus Air Force Base (Columbus)
  • Keesler Air Force Base (Biloxi)
  • Naval Air Station Meridian (Meridian)

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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