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Military Trial Lawyer Track

A bill has been introduced by a pair of senators aimed at creating a military trial lawyer track.  The goal would be to bolster the expertise in military justice by allowing judge advocates to specialize in litigation positions. Normally, a judge advocate spends 18 to 24 months in a litigation position, and then is moved…

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Chances You Will Need a Military Lawyer

What are the chances that a Soldier will need to retain a military defense lawyer during his or her time in the Army?  According to a new study, those chances increase if you are a black service member. Black service members are significantly more likely to face military punishment than their white colleagues, according to…

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Choosing a Military Trial Lawyer

I have previously written about factors to consider in selecting a military trial lawyer If you search the internet for “why I should hire a civilian lawyer” or “should I hire a civilian lawyer” you will find dozens of entries.  Missing from all this, including my own list, are the intangible qualities that you should…

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Military Defense Lawyer

Army court-martial defense and Army administrative actions are two areas of the law that require a military defense lawyer with knowledge and experience. By limiting our practice to these areas, we can maintain a high level of knowledge in the laws, procedures and trends that affect your case. Mr. Coombs will use that knowledge to…

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Sexual Assault Defense Acquittals

The following are the sexual assault defense acquittals for the month of April: Fort Bragg, North Carolina: On 11 April 2017, at a general court-martial, a Sergeant First Class was acquitted by a military panel composed of officer and enlisted members of one specification of rape of a child and four specifications of sexual abuse…

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Military Lawyer Near Me

Soldiers facing a court martial or administrative action often search for military lawyer near me.  It is perfectly reasonable to want a military lawyer near Fort so-and-so.  The thinking is that having a military lawyer nearby will facilitate communication and the sharing of information.  Also, Soldiers believe that it is more cost-effective to have a…

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Best Military Lawyer for Army Soldiers

David E. Coombs is an Army only military lawyer. His firm was established to provide the best military defense possible for Army soldiers. The firm is the only one in the country to specialize in Army defense. Mr. Coombs’ decision to represent only Army soldiers is influenced by his belief that every branch of service…

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Should You Hire A Civilian Lawyer?

You are likely wondering “Should I hire a civilian lawyer?” You may be surprised by the answer.  If you trust your military lawyer and believe that he or she knows what they are doing, then the answer is “no.” Sometimes, a civilian defense lawyer will not get better results than your military defense lawyer would…