Defending Those Who Defend Us®

Savannah, GA: From the early 2000s through 2015, the manufacturer of the U.S. Military’s standard-issue earplugs sold the services a product it knew was not effective. The manufacturer, 3M Company, settled the case brought by a whistleblower on behalf of the U.S. Government for over $9 million. However, that settlement does not compensate the, Read More

There is just no set answer to this question. The truth is that the employer and insurance carrier control the timeline–the harder they fight, the longer it takes. A simple case can be settled within 4-6 months while a more difficult case can take well over a year. How Does the DBA Process Work?, Read More

Living through terrible events can leave a person feeling shattered and make it difficult to cope with and adjust to the rest of your life. This is especially true for soldiers after the horrors of war, but is no less true for the contractors who served side-by-side with them. Most people are likely to, Read More

Contractors are an incredibly important part of modern military operations. As seen by the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, contractors are necessary to complete crucial tasks – from serving as linguists on patrol with U.S. Forces to handling base and tower security to maintaining military vehicles. When contractors are harmed while performing these, Read More

The Defense Base Act (“DBA”) is a federal law mandating that all U.S. Government contractors and subcontractors provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees working overseas, no matter what nationality the worker may be. The Defense Base Act covers the following employment activities: Working for private employers on U.S. military bases or on any, Read More

If you’re being threatened with an involuntary separation or discharge from the military, it’s important to fight back with all available legal resources. A good lawyer can help save your military career. But even before hiring a military attorney, you need to understand the process of an administrative separation board. We’ll explain it in, Read More

Up until now, a servicemembers could have expected their commanding officer to offer non-judicial punishment, or Article 15, if their commanding officer suspected them of UCMJ violations. However, starting in January 2019, the process will change. The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act created a new form of court martial for commanders to insure the, Read More

If you’re a servicemember with an excellent conduct record, your defense counsel can use it to your advantage if you’re arrested for certain crimes. “The Good Soldier Defense” allows you to provide your military accomplishments and prior honorable services evidence the charged misconduct is not consistent with your exemplary character. By showing the charges, Read More

The consequences surrounding getting a DUI while serving in the military can be significant. Servicemembers who have gotten pulled over by civilian police are often surprised to find out that they are subject to prosecution under both the civilian judicial system AND the UCMJ. This article will detail how the DUI process works for, Read More

The military’s Criminal Investigation Division has one, very important job: to investigate and determine whether or not a service member has committed a crime, or if their actions or involvement warrant court-martial. The CID is essentially the military’s version of a criminal investigator. Though many times CID agents will take a casual approach, make, Read More