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HOW WE HELP

WE UNDERSTAND

First, we know the stress and anxiety you or your loved ones are feeling.

We also understand that the “unknown” regarding the process you face can cause crushing anxiety when that’s the last thing you or a loved one needs. Our attorneys are dedicated to not just bringing experience to your trial team, but to alleviating unnecessary anxiety by making sure that he is available to you when you need him and that you are fully informed and involved at every step in the process. 

WE KNOW HOW TO WIN

Next, we know how to win the war you face. If you find yourself in need of a military lawyer, whether for a criminal or administrative issue or for a military appeal, know this: the “war” will be made up of many battles, from the beginning of the investigation or accusation, through the complexities of a court martial trial or administrative hearing, to the intricacies of the military appeal process. 

“Extraordinarily gifted lawyer.” Navy Captain (Client), 2003

Like war, each battle must be fought to win, but the best lawyers understand that the goal must be ultimately winning the war. When selecting someone to fight on your behalf, ensure that your lawyer not only has experience at winning each of the battles you might face, but knows how to win the “war.” 

For courts martial or criminal cases, the beginning of this “war” is usually the investigation or allegation stage. You need someone who knows what the investigators and decision-makers consider and care about, for the first battle and the best “win” is to have the difficulty you face dismissed in the earliest stages of the process with no further ramifications to you or your career. That ends the war and you get your life back. But this requires a lawyer who knows that world, who has guided the law enforcement agents investigating the allegations, a lawyer who knows what they look for and how they collect it, a lawyer who knows where and how they make mistakes.

If the investigation is forwarded to the command, you need a lawyer who has advised the Commander deciding what to do with that investigation; a lawyer who knows what factors the Commanders consider, what matters to them and how to use that information to your advantage. The decision to charge you with a crime or process you for separation from the military or issue you written reprimands is often based upon factors that may be influenced by a good argument. But your lawyer must know what those factors are. 

“Effective problem solver—diplomatic, forward-leaning, and focused. Problem solving skills extend beyond the law. Best JAG I’ve ever worked with.” Navy Rear Admiral, 2018

EXPERT TRIAL ATTORNEYS

If your case goes to trial or to a board, you need an “expert” in the courtroom. Trials or administrative hearings are battles that require meticulous planning and thorough preparation and can be won or lost on the smallest detail. You need a lawyer who understands this complex process and understands how to persuade; a lawyer who understands what the jurors are thinking, what the judge is likely to do and why; someone who is ready to react in the split second when it matters. 

BE CAREFUL HERE! TRIAL WORK IS LIKE DANGEROUS SURGERY–WHEN EVERYTHING IS ON THE LINE WHEN THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO ROOM FOR ERROR–EXPERIENCE MATTERS. TRIAL WORK IS COMPLEX AND REQUIRES METICULOUS PREPARATION AND MASTERY OF THE COURTROOM, OF THE RULES, AND OF THE PROCESS. SUCH MASTERY IS GAINED ONLY AFTER SPENDING A CAREER BEING IN THAT COURTROOM–A LAWYER WHO HAS NOT ONLY TRIED MANY CASES, BUT HAS WORKED IN EVERY ROLE INSIDE A COURTROOM: AS A PROSECUTOR, DEFENSE COUNSEL, AND EVEN JUDGE. IF YOU NEED A TRIAL LAWYER, YOU NEED EXPERIENCE.

Finally, if the trial or administrative hearing is not to be the final battle, you need someone who understands the appeal process.

MILITARY APPEALS

The military criminal process is far from perfect. Whether it’s the investigator violating your rights or the trial judge making a mistake during the trial, convictions may be “overturned” on appeal, resulting in those convicted of a crime or erroneously separated from the service getting their lives and careers back. See examples of Don’s work here (a case that shows the absolute importance of having an experienced trial lawyer), here (a case that demonstrates the mistakes that can be made at trial), and here (a case that demonstrates the need for a trial lawyer with appellate experience). After years serving as a Senior Appellate Judge, Don knows what makes a difference, knows why, and knows how to make sure the government’s failure to follow the rules works in your favor. Read more about appeals here.

“A true military justice expert and premier appellate judge. Elevated to Senior Judge . . . detailed to the most novel . . . pressing issues in a rapidly-involving military justice landscape.” Chief Judge of the Navy, 2016

But, while an appeal can often be a “second chance,” the rules that govern appeals are complex and often require action WHEN THE MISTAKE IS MADE AT TRIAL. If your lawyer doesn’t make that objection or take that action, you may FORFEIT that second chance. Unfortunately, most trial lawyers have little familiarity with appellate work so aren’t as familiar with what actions matter. As a sad result, many appellate issues are lost before the trial is even over. When you pick a lawyer to fight this war for you, pick one who not only knows how to win at trial but knows how to ensure you don’t lose your “second chance” options, just in case you need them.

Remember: battling the military bureaucracy–whether you are fighting for your freedom, your security clearance, or your job–is a war. You need a lawyer who has fought those wars hundreds of times, who understands them, and who knows how to win them.

We hope this has been useful. Please give us a call for a free consultation if you think we can help.

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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.
Ro JairamRo Jairam
15:29 12 Jul 22
Don is the guy you want in your corner. When you are up against the resources of the military and government in general, it can be overwhelming. The military JAGs who may eventually get to defend you do their best, but they are often overrun with cases and can only represent you after you’ve been officially been informed that you’re going to court-martial or administrative separation board.I won’t go into too many details about my specific situation, but Don’s vast experience as a prior judge and JAGC CAPT, his knowledge of the law and particular the UCMJ, and quite frankly, his connections to those in the military legal circles, may have saved my career.Do yourself a favor and call King Military Law for a free consultation. Especially if you think things are going to go sideways (like they did in my case), you should give serious consideration toward hiring an attorney.I’ll end with this since I’m being vague. My situation ended in an outcome that the JAGs were flabbergasted by. I had to make some financial sacrifices to hire this warrior but it was well worth it in the end. The resolution to my situation was fair and equitable, and that’s all I could hope for in the beginning.Thanks Don, and keep fighting the good fight.
Coleman ProffittColeman Proffitt
18:19 26 Jun 22
Don King is a man of integrity, professionalism, and work ethic. He worked tirelessly on my case and was always available for my questions. He made sure that I was well informed on the entire situation and all outcomes. I am thankful that I had Don King on my case, and I would give him the highest recommendation to anyone in need.
ShaunShaun
02:07 09 Apr 22
We only had a Brief conversation. But within those few minutes, He made me smile with relief. He gave me better advice then three lawyers a jag and legal on my ship. I got hit with article 112a, when my ship found a dab pen in my belongings. After his consultation, I feel like I can put my mine at ease. highly recommend 10 out of 10!!!!!!
Roberto AugustinRoberto Augustin
01:40 25 Feb 22
If you are facing any legal issues within your command, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Don. He is one of the best military attorneys you could ever ask for. He is sincere and extremely knowledgeable about the military law. I was in the process of getting separated for a pattern of misconduct a few months before my EOS. I felt so hopeless and scared that I would lose all my benefits. I waited at the last minute to contact Mr. Don. God knows that was one of the best decisions I have ever made. He took his time to listen to my issues and told me right away that he could help me. After I provided him with all the information that was needed for my case, he and his team were able to write a very successful letter to my command admiral and allow me to get out with an honorable discharge. The only regret I have by choosing Attorney Don and his team is not contacting them much earlier than I did.Thanks again, Mr. Don. I greatly appreciate you and your team for helping me win my case.
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