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North Carolina Military Defense Attorneys 

Zealously Defending Military Servicemembers in NC

Military law proceedings can be intimidating and stressful to navigate, especially while defending against serious criminal allegations. That’s why our military defense attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of U.S. servicemen and women in various legal matters, from court-martial appeals to administrative actions to dishonorable discharges. 

Regardless of your rank or branch, Military Justice Attorneys can aggressively defend your rights. With over 40 years of global experience, our North Carolina lawyers can work tirelessly to safeguard your freedom in a vast range of military disputes, from SCRA violations to military sexual assault defense. Our firm understands the stress and urgency of having your professional reputation on the line, empowering us to pursue justice for U.S. servicemembers and veterans. 

Preparing for a court-martial or related military investigation can be daunting and confusing. Contact us online to secure the experienced defense you deserve.

Choose a Firm with Extensive Experience in Military Law

At Military Justice Attorneys, our highly skilled lawyers represent U.S. servicemembers and veterans in various military law disputes. Common cases we handle include:

Court-Martial Defense

Facing allegations as a military servicemember can be stressful and overwhelming. A military conviction can result in serious legal implications, from loss of benefits to severe reputational damage. Don’t risk throwing away your honorable status by failing to seek a fortified court-marital defense.

Our military attorneys have a deep understanding of North Carolina law to defend against a variety of military offenses and related allegations, such as: 

Court-Martial Appeals

Navigating the legal intricacies of court-martial appeals demands a sharp understanding of military law. Fortunately, our firm is well-versed in the legal nuances of court-martial proceedings. We offer sound counsel and careful guidance to pursue the favorable outcomes our clients deserve during the appeals process. 

As former military officers, our lawyers are committed to vigorously defending the rights of military servicemen and women by challenging court-martial verdicts and fighting for fair reconsideration. We have the skillset and knowledge to assist with requests for clemency and special clemency/parole boards.

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) 

Enacted in December 2003, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is a federal law that affords certain protections to U.S. servicemembers. Its purpose is to reduce familial stress and civil obligations for active-duty military personnel, permitting them to invest their full time and energy into military service. From unfair lending practices by banks to credit card interest rates, the SCRA encompasses various elements, such as: 

If you suspect your rights were violated under the SCRA, our determined lawyers can protect your rights while advocating for the fair outcome you deserve.   

Administrative Separations

Administrative separations permit the U.S. military to maintain discipline, efficiency, and effectiveness within its ranks by discharging (separating) service members from active duty as needed. Common reasons include substandard performance, misconduct, drug abuse, or moral dereliction. 

As you can imagine, the grounds for administrative separation can be vague and subjective, resulting in unjust outcomes for certain military servicemembers. In these cases, it’s critical to work with a qualified attorney. Our firm assists clients with officer separations, enlisted separations/chapter boards, notification procedures, and related issues pertaining to this non-judicial process.

Administrative Appeals

Administrative appeals can provide a path for active-duty military servicemembers and veterans to dispute unjust administrative decisions. Our attorneys are experienced in a variety of administrative appeal types, including adverse counseling, adverse fitness reports/referred evaluations, Article 138 complaints, titling actions, GOMOR rebuttals, DNA expungement, Article 15 and non-judicial punishment (NJP), and demotion appeals

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

If you were stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) North River for at least 30 days between August 1953 and December 1987, you may be entitled to seek compensation by filing a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim

Our military attorneys deeply understand the immense hardships that military personnel and their families continue to suffer due to this unforgivable oversight. While no amount of compensation can make up for irreversible health effects or the loss of a loved one, our firm is committed to pursuing justice for victims, empowering them to find peace and move forward with their lives.     

Discharge Upgrade

If you received an other-than-honorable (OTH) discharge, our team can help you pursue a discharge upgrade by demonstrating your eligibility and gathering relevant evidence. Servicemembers may be able to seek to upgrade their OTH discharge due to certain health conditions, such as PTSD/TBI and other mental health conditions. Additional grounds for discharge upgrades include discrimination toward servicemembers on the basis of sexual orientation under the since-repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Act (DADT) and victims of military sexual assault and harassment

Correction of Records

The correction of official military records play a vital role in shaping your military career and post-service opportunities. If you suspect your military record was unfairly tarnished by an error or inaccuracy, we can help you petition for the correction of military records (BCMR), whether due to administrative errors or vindictive actions by malicious peers or superiors.

Why Choose Military Justice Attorneys?

With decades of national and international experience, our firm assists military servicemembers and veterans of any rank and branch of the U.S. military. Regardless of the allegations you’re facing, we can help you prepare for what lies ahead by providing sound counsel and a durable defense. 

If you’re a military servicemember preparing for a court-martial or military investigation, we can assist with:

  • Thorough case evaluations: Our team collaborates closely with military servicemembers to examine the unique circumstances of their case and ensure they understand the legal options available to them. Our lawyers can thoroughly review the charges against you to determine an appropriate legal recourse. 
  • Pre-trial preparation and evidence-gathering: Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of military law processes and procedures, allowing us to prepare for courts-martial and related proceedings well in advance by thoroughly investigating each case, establishing a robust defense, gathering compelling evidence, and determining effective legal strategies tailored to each client's personal needs.
  • Comprehensive legal counsel: Courts-marital and related investigations under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) can result in life-changing repercussions. It’s crucial to partner with an experienced military attorney who can guide you through the legal complexities of your case, from filing the correct paperwork to preparing an advanced defense. 
  • Effective negotiation and defense strategies: Our tenacious attorneys are effective negotiators who strive to achieve the best possible outcome for every client we serve. We can negotiate effectively on your behalf to pursue a favorable plea deal or reduce the charges against you. 

Areas We Serve

Our seasoned attorneys represent military servicemembers throughout North Carolina, including: 

  • Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (Jacksonville)
  • Marine Corps Air Station New River (Jacksonville)
  • Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point (Havelock)
  • Fort Bragg (Fayetteville)

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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