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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.

  • "NOT GUILTY" NOT GUILTY

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

  • "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.

  • "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.

Meet Our Team

Our attorneys are all former military officers who served on active duty.

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
  • When should I hire a civilian defense attorney?

    In general, the earlier the servicemember retains a civilian defense attorney, the better, for a host of reasons. The early stages of investigation, before the preferral of charges, can provide an excellent opportunity to engage the command on alternative ways to dispose of the allegations. Though a command would never admit it, convenience does matter—even more than ensuring good order and discipline. Commanding Officers/Generals want to fight wars, not convene courts, and sometimes simply getting to them early can greatly benefit the servicemember accused of misconduct.

    Another important advantage to hiring an attorney immediately is that law enforcement and commands can no longer interrogate or ask questions of the accused, unless consent is given by the defense counsel.

  • If I am an active duty servicemember, who is under investigation, should I hire a civilian defense attorney?

    Over the past several years MJA has provided hundreds of free consultations to servicemembers who are under investigation or pending court-martial, and a common question that is discussed is whether hiring a civilian defense attorney is the prudent thing to do.  Read More Here.

  • Why do you need a civilian defense attorney?

    It is quite common to encounter an inexperienced uniformed judge advocate, sometimes right out of law school. With little to no exposure as practicing attorneys in military law, these newly minted judge advocates are routinely detailed to servicemembers suspected of misconduct by the government, even though they have never argued in front of a military judge or represented an individual at a contested court-martial. Experience does matter.

    Other criteria to consider when deciding whether pursue civilian representation include:

    1. the fact that commands have no influence over civilian defense attorneys;
    2. the increased likelihood of civilian defense attorneys to negotiate client-friendly plea agreements; and
    3. the propensity of uniformed judge advocates to stay on the case when civilian defense attorneys are hired by a servicemember—two attorneys are always better than one.

    Additionally, uniformed judge advocates commonly carry heavy caseloads—sometimes as many as thirty separate cases. Civilian defense attorneys do not normally manage such a high volume of cases; thus it is far more likely that a civilian defense attorney will devote to you the amount of time and attention your case deserves.

    A dedicated and seasoned legal advocate can guide you through your military justice proceedings, whether they include trial or a review board.

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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