King Military Law
Who We Are
Experienced, Relentless, Effective Military Lawyer
When he recently retired, Don King was one of the most experienced criminal lawyers on active duty, having served for nearly twenty-five years in every job within the military’s criminal justice system, including: several tours as senior prosecutor, supervisory defense counsel, military judge, senior appellate judge and senior legal advisor to the commanders making the decisions about criminal charges, BOIs, and administrative separations. Considering what’s at stake, this is the ONLY level of experience you should accept. Read more about Don’s experience here.
While on active duty, Don earned the reputation as an extraordinarily relentless advocate, crushing obstacles as he worked on behalf of his clients. Read what former clients and others say about Don here.
Unmatched experience and meticulous preparation, coupled with the relentless pursuit of his clients’ best interests combined to garner Don a long list of successes. Read more about Don’s victories here.
How We Help
Military Attorney Who Knows How to Win the War.
Whether you are facing criminal charges or a criminal appeal, an administrative separation or a board of inquiry, a security clearance revocation or denial, or you need to upgrade your discharge–you’re in a war. That war is made up of many small battles. It’s not enough that your lawyer has experience in one of those battles. You need a lawyer who knows how to win the war. Before you decide upon a lawyer to battle on your behalf, know what you should be looking for. Find out more about why you need a lawyer who knows how to win the war here.
Why We Care
Because You’ve Served.
The attorneys at KML understand the sacrifice you–and your family–have made for the nation. You deserve an aggressive, experienced, capable attorney to help you and your family through whatever military legal difficulty you face. For that reason, Don tries to speak to everyone that calls, answers as many questions as he can free of charge, and adjusts his fees to make his services available to all that he can. Find out more about fees here.
If you have a legal issue, don’t wait: call King Military Law for a free consultation and let us see if we can help.
King Military Law: Decades of Experience in YOUR Corner–When Experience Matters Most
Stop!! Please Read!!
If you are under investigation, we encourage you to contact an attorney IMMEDIATELY! Here’s what you may be facing:
*Your phone calls are being monitored;
*You may be called by the alleged victim of your crime who will try to convince you to “apologize” for “what you did;”
*Investigators are collecting and tracking your internet activity, your financial records, and your phone records;
*Investigators or command leaders will likely ask you questions or ask that you consent to a search of your phone, computer, car, etc.
*They will try to convince you that they are trying to “clear your name” or that “not cooperating will make you look guilty.”
These are all just some of the common investigatory tactics designed to convince you to provide evidence against yourself. Even statements of innocence or statements you believe to be harmless CAN VERY WELL HURT YOU!
Don’t worry about “looking guilty!” WORRY ABOUT PROTECTING YOURSELF!
Please consider exercising your right to remain silent and responding to any request for statements or consent with the following: “I want an attorney” AND NOTHING MORE. You may not be punished nor discriminated against for exercising your rights.
Then, call an experienced military attorney as soon as you can.
King Military Law: Decades of Experience in YOUR Corner—When Experience Matters Most.
KML in the Media
Manslaughter conviction of Marine reservist overturned on appeal
In the view of retired Navy Capt. Don King, of King Military Law, which represented London in the appeal, the Marine Corps never should have sent London to a general court-martial.
SEAL Leaders Face Additional Punishment In Wake Of SEAL Trainee Death
Don King, a retired Navy judge and lawyer now in private practice in San Diego, said the investigation suggested that leaders at BUD/S failed to do their jobs.
"If there were individuals who should have been monitoring him or who should have been getting him the medical assistance he needed ... and they didn't perform that duty at all or they perform that duty in a negligent method, then they could be charged under (military law) with dereliction of duty," King said.
Reporter’s Notebook: ‘Gallagher Effect’ Haunts Ship Fire Case. Did The Navy Learn Its Lesson?
Don King, a San Diego-based military attorney and recently retired Navy judge, said that is likely.
“They hardly need any proof (to make) a probable-cause determination,” King said. “I think this case is for sure going to trial but it’s certainly not a slam-dunk based on what was heard at the Article 32.”
What Happens If Servicemembers Refuse To Get Vaccinated?
Don King, the owner of the Don King Military Law, says his team receives calls from non-vaccinated people about three times a week.
What Happens If Military Members Refuse To Get Vaccinated? Local Attorney Weighs In
King said those looking to fight a mandate would likely be out of luck. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is pushing for full vaccination of the U.S. military by September 15, but needs President Joe Biden’s approval to move forward.
Military commanders no longer make sexual assault prosecution decisions
Decisions on whether to charge service members with several felonies, including sexual assault, are no longer up to unit commanders — independent offices of special counsel for each branch of the military are up and running, the Pentagon announced Thursday.
The change was mandated by law in 2021 after veterans and victim advocates testified that commanders failed to act on sexual assault reports too often.
The special counsel offices are staffed with specially trained military prosecutors, as well as military and civilian support staff.