“Each case is different and results cannot be guaranteed, but I believe that my positive outcome was due to the work that Don put in as I was attempting the impossible, a “Hail Mary” to save my career.
I originally hired Don to represent me for a BCNR claim after a Board of Inquiry (BOI) had substantiated 2 allegations of misconduct against me, and was recommending to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) for me to be separated with a General (Under Honorable) characterization. As a Naval Officer with over 11 years committed to serving my country, I had just about given up and felt as though even though I was innocent of what I was being accused of, the system was rigged against me. I regretted not hiring an attorney earlier on, and though I felt the free legal assistance I got from the JAGs on base was good, their hands are tied in terms of the scope of their representation.
After talking with Don a couple times (both times for around an hour and without any cost to me), he agreed to take my case, as I was interested in retaining an attorney to fight for me to be reinstated AFTER separation. Instead, [Don fought for me to STAY, writing] a compelling letter to the ASN, which resulted in me being FULLY AQCUITTED! My command was surprised and backed off me finally, and the free Jags were amazed that the results of a BOI would be disapproved at the SECNAV level.
I will say that hiring Don cost me more than some other attorneys I consulted with, but it was worth having a retired O-6 JAG with Don’s level of experience on my side. Being recently retired and well-respected in his community, he still has the right connections that can be a difference maker in cases such as mine. He doesn’t mess around or beat around the bush, and I appreciated his straight-shooting approach.
I am confident that Don will fight to get the best possible outcome for his clients. He has done that for me.
If you are reading this and your back is against the wall, do yourself a favor and take advantage of the free consultation with Don. If you’re smarter than I was at the time, hire an attorney as soon as you can when facing legal troubles. The government has limitless resources at its disposal and you need a competent, confident attorney to advocate for your rights.
Though I’ve never met him as we did all of our work over the phone and via text/email, I hope to shake his hand and get a picture with him one day. Don did the impossible for me.”