David Harrison
Of Counsel

Dave retired from the Navy after 30 years of service as a Judge Advocate where he was perhaps the most experienced criminal litigator in the Navy.  When he retired, he was the chief defense counsel for the Western Pacific, personally handling the most significant Navy cases of our time.

“The litigation leader our Military Justice Track was designed to deliver.  Led from the front representing two COs and an O-9.  Highest competence for clients, superb leadership in command.”  Commander Naval Legal Service Command, 2018

Change of command speech, 2014 relinquishing command of RLSO SW.

Dave accepted his commission as an Ensign in 1990 while still attending Law School in Baltimore.  Following graduation and admission to the Maryland Bar, he began his Navy career in litigation defending service members before administrative military discharge and discharge review boards, medical discharge boards and general courts martial.  He then gained valuable experience as a prosecutor and continued to develop that experience representing the government in criminal appeals.

He served as senior defense counsel in the Pacific most notably defending two capital murder cases concurrently, one in Japan and one in Korea.  He later returned to the same office in Japan as Executive Officer providing defense services for senior officer and enlisted personnel.

“Gets results and moves cases, preeminent litigator, the greater the pressure the better the results.  Honest broker on tough issues.”  Commanding Officer, 1996

Dave’s experience with the operational forces included the Pacific Surface Force Headquarters in Coronado, California, at sea with the THIRD United States Fleet, and the Submarine Forces Headquarters in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Here he mastered the intricacies of personnel law and administrative law, which formed the foundation for his superb representation of military personnel before Boards of Inquiry and Administrative Boards.

“An advocate with a warrior’s tactical skills, will always find a way for his clients.”  Commanding Officer, 1999

Assuming command of Region Legal Service Office Southwest, July 2012.

As a senior officer in the rank of Captain, Dave exclusively focused on criminal law where he held command twice – as Commanding Officer, Region Legal Service Office Southwest, and Commanding Officer Defense Service Office, Pacific (Yokosuka, Japan).  He was the Circuit Military Judge for the Navy-Marine Corps Trail Judiciary’s Western Pacific Judicial Circuit (Yokosuka, Japan) and the Director of the Navy’s Criminal Law policy division in Washington, DC. 

“Phenomenal, multi-talented officer, his encyclopedic knowledge and application of law and procedure is unequalled.”  Rear Admiral, 2009  

David has been an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at universities and law schools in the United States and Japan.  He is also active in his community with various volunteer groups and races sailboats competitively.  

“Infuses the trial bench with unmatched military justice expertise, superior leadership, impressive intellect and dynamic vision.”  Chief Judge of the Navy, 2016

Under way replenishment, 2002 while service as Deputy Fleet Judge Advocate, THIRD U.S. Fleet, aboard the flag ship USS CORONADO (AGF 11)

David lives and works out of Tokyo, Japan and focuses on delivering experienced, effective military legal representation to servicemembers in the Pacific Theater of Operations (Japan, Guam, Korea), dramatically reducing the cost of military attorney travel for KML clients.

David joined KML in an Of Counsel capacity in 2021. 

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Leslie PuikLeslie Puik
01:03 07 May 23
There aren't enough words of high praise to express our appreciation for Don King of King Military Law. He and his very qualified staff Kasheta and Angela took care of our needs like we were their only clients. They are all highly professional, superb communicators, responsive, and thorough. They are caring, compassionate and patiently listen to and address every concern as though they were helping one of their family members. Don excels at helping others understand the processes of the law. He educates his clients so that they can navigate toward the best possible solution and outcome. We will be forever grateful for the entire team's effort to help our family through the most challenging time of our lives.I highly recommend King Military Law.
john puikjohn puik
11:57 05 May 23
Don fought hard for our son with passion and experience.My wife and I can't say enough good things about our experience with King Military Law. Don is an excellent communicator, patiently explaining every aspect of the case, keeping us informed throughout the process. It was obvious to us that his experience in the military law system was the most important benefit of our decision to hire him. The staff, Kasheta and Angela were incredible. Emails were returned promptly. All questions were answered without delay. I always felt like we were their only client. We were truly blessed to have found Don and his staff to help us with this matter.
Dakota GrammerDakota Grammer
21:49 09 Mar 23
Let me begin by saying Mr. King has saved my life. I hired Mr. King for defense in a Court Martial case. His entire team worked tirelessly to create a solid defense for me. They would even just have conversations with me to make sure my mental health was okay throughout the whole process, making sure I know my resources incase I needed help. Because of Mr. King and his team I got an amazing plea that would not have been possible without him. I would recommend anyone to Mr. King and his team. Thank you all again for everything you have done for me and helping me still have a life after such a stressful event!
06:14 28 Feb 23
I felt so hopeless until I found Don. The way that most of us service members aren’t entirely educated on our rights. Is appalling. What I was accused of is supposed to be a career killer. Something as simple as licking my finger tips while handling cash could’ve cost me everything. Don and LT Bassani both work in tandem in away that was so symbiotic you could’ve sworn they’ve worked together for decades. And a special and well deserved shoutout to Angela and Kasheta. They walked me through the process and practically held my hand the entire way. Not only that but they made myself and my witnesses feel comfortable. When it’s all said and done. This is the team you want on your side.
Kyp RidenhourKyp Ridenhour
19:05 05 Dec 22
Don King is as exceptional as his resume would have you believe. His knowledge of legal proceedings, and litigating skills were far above what I had even expected. His assistance was worth every penny. I could not have been happier with choosing King Military Law. Don and his team helped me through every part of the legal procedure that I was dealing with and if it had not been for his team I would not have been able to continue my career in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. King and his team were always able to help me and I would not ever recommend anyone else for help in a military law situation as Mr. King has more experience in military law and litigating than any prosecutor that the United States government would put up against you. His team will help you fight back any false charges and I would happily trust him and his team in any situation. My brother is a lawyer and he told me I was very lucky to find such an experienced lawyer to help me. Please reach out to KingMilitaryLaw for help if you are ever in need.
01:46 17 Nov 22
I had a great experience working with King Military Law. They are excellent when it comes to communication and understanding the law. I would truly recommend them to anyone who needs assistance on any legal issues.
Siddharth SwaminathanSiddharth Swaminathan
14:41 09 Nov 22
Simply put Don, Kasheta and the rest of king military law are amazing. They are worth every dollar and Don truly cares about each of one of his clients. He will work night and day for and there is no one better than Don in this business. I was facing a board of inquiry for a situation that had gotten so far out of hand. Don pointed out so many flaws in my case and stopped my situation before it made it to a BOI. I cant thank Don enough. I called Don over 20 times a day. He always answered my phone calls, was patient and was with me every step of the way keeping me calm and grounded. My only regret is I didnt call Don immediately at the first sign of trouble.
Pusha 392Pusha 392
01:17 03 Nov 22
Was in an overwhelming situation with the Navy, reached out for a consultation with Mr King, he explained potential outcomes and path that could be taken. I felt comfortable hiring him and his team. Mr Don and his are knowledgeable, effective, efficient and very understanding. Because of their help I’m able to continue my time in the Navy. Big shout to Angela Schlosser and Kasheta De La Garza, who work and assist Mr Don King
greg Meagreg Mea
04:22 12 Oct 22
I can’t recommend King Military Law enough ! I felt like I wasn’t just a case but an actual person. They were professional yet compassionate every step of the way. Answered every question with kindness and honesty. They are completely transparent an filled with knowledge . Which i think is what everyone should look for when thinking about hiring an attorney. They truly have your best interest at heart.
Gabe CarothersGabe Carothers
03:05 30 Jul 22
King military law truly cares, and will be by your side every single step of the way. If you are even thinking of calling them. Do It. They are true professionals who care. Thank you king military law.

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“The litigation leader our Military Justice Track was designed to deliver.  Led from the front representing two COs and an O-9.  Highest competence for clients, superb leadership in command.”  Commander Naval Legal Service Command, 2018