Justice is not always served at a trial. For many servicemembers, vindication can be achieved through the appellate review process. Each military branch has a Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) to review and consider the decisions meted out by military courts-martial. Additionally, overseeing these CCAs, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) sits as the military’s highest court and may be a servicemember’s first opportunity to have his or her case reviewed by civilian judges not subject to military authorities.
As the military justice system’s final opportunity for righting a wrong, the appellate process requires experienced legal representation in order to result in success. Our attorneys have a proven track record of success here, obtaining relief on behalf of numerous clients ranging from overturning convictions for even the most serious offenses (like rape), to upgrading punitive discharges (like bad conduct or dishonorable discharges) to honorable discharges, and recovering hundreds of thousands of dollars of back-pay and allowances.