Court Martial DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
Serving Members of the Military Worldwide
The military criminal defense lawyers of Daniel Conway & Associates are not only passionate about helping members of the military, but many of them are also former members themselves.
Our court-martial defense attorneys bring together over 100 years of combined experience. We have tried court-martial cases in every service for virtually every crime listed in the UCMJ.
No matter where you are in the world, our legal team can provide you with the dedicated support and counsel you need when you find yourself facing criminal charges.
Daniel Conway Partner
For the better part of the last decade, Mr. Conway has become a nationally recognized resource on military justice. Daniel Conway is a former Marine staff sergeant and captain. He is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio and University of New Hampshire School of Law. Mr. Conway is recently a former President of the New Hampshire Bar Association Military Law Section and a current member of the DC Bar. Mr. Conway has also written a book on Military Crimes and Defenses that is near publication with a major ...Read More
Gary Myers Partner
Gary Myers is a former JAG officer and one of the most experienced civilian military defense counsel in the country. He attended the University of Delaware where he received his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering in 1965. Gary Myers served as president of his freshman, sophomore and junior classes and went on in his senior year to be president of the student body. Gary Myers then attended the Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, and graduated in 1968. Gary Myers paid his way through law school by ...Read More
Brian Pristera Attorney
A Richmond, Virginia native, Mr. Pristera graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After spending some time as a DuPont engineer, specifically working on Kevlar manufacturing and ballistics applications, Mr. Pristera attended law school at the University of New Hampshire. On July 4, 2010, Mr. Pristera was commissioned in the U.S. Army in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Mr. Pristera spent almost six years on active duty. He spent just over three of those years in criminal defense, ...Read More
Joseph Galli Attorney
Originally from Portland, Maine, Mr. Galli attended Elmira College in New York on a four-year Army ROTC Scholarship. At Elmira, he double majored in Business Administration and Public Affairs. Mr. Galli graduated from Elmira College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree and was Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. Mr. Galli began his study of the law in 2009 at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. There, he focused on litigation and honed his advocacy skills as a member of the Advanced Trial ...Read More
Choice of counsel in a court-martial is critical. You need counsel that is aggressive, experienced, and easy to communicate with. The firm has defended court-martial charges in every branch involving nearly every offense in the UCMJ. Mr. Myers and Mr. Conway have co-authored a book on Military Crimes and Defenses in publication with a major academic book publishing company.
Our court-martial defense law firm has appeared before the Army, Navy/Marine Corps, and Air Force Appellate Courts as well as the highest military appellate court, The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Gary Myers, our firm’s founder, was appellate counsel in the landmark case of U.S. v. Scott, 24 M.J. 186 (C.M.A. 1987) which applied the U.S. Supreme Court Strickland standard for ineffective assistance of counsel to the military. At Mr. Myers initiative and as part of the defense, this was the first military case to utilize DNA testing in the history of military jurisprudence.
Gary Myers was also appellate counsel in the landmark case of Unger v. Zemniak, 27 M.J. 349 (C.M.A. 1989) which confirmed extraordinary writ practice in the military.
Separation Boards, Show Cause Boards & Actions
Our firm has represented service members in separation boards, show cause boards and actions in all services. This includes actions based on serious misconduct, a pattern of misconduct, personality disorders, homosexuality, drug use, and substandard duty performance, among others.
The firm has represented service members in all services before evaluation appeal boards to include the Marine Corps PERB; the Air Force ERAB; the Army OSRB and EREC, the Navy BCNR and the Coast Guard BCMR. We, likewise, have experience litigating evaluation report cases in the federal courts. It is very important to have counsel on board that understands how the federal courts analyze evaluation report appeals.
The firm has appeared before all services' Discharge Review Boards seeking to upgrade service members' discharges. Because we are a DC-based firm, we handle a significant number of DRB cases.
Our firm has represented service members before the BCNR, ABCMR, CGBCMR and the AFBCMR for a myriad of records correction matters to include promotions, evaluation reports, and other inequities or injustices.
Medical Evaluation Boards/Physical Evaluation Boards
Our firm has represented service members before all existing Physical Evaluation Boards in every service, that is the boards at Fort Lewis, Fort Sam Houston, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington Navy Yard, Lackland AFB, and the Coast Guard.
Reprimands, Article 15s, and Demotions
In this era of downsizing, reprimands and other administrative actions can be career killers if the adverse actions are not addressed. Our firm has extensive experience working with the personnel commands in every branch. We have members of the firm that have served as senior legal advisors to the various review board agencies. We're happy to discuss your case.
Security Clearance Revocations
Our firm has represented both service members and civilians in security clearance revocation matters.
Clemency and Parole
The firm has represented service members seeking clemency and parole from sentences to confinement stemming from courts-martial.
Our Practice Areas Include:
- Board for Correction of Military Records (BCMR), Board for Correction of Naval Records (BCNR)
- Sexual Assault Cases (Article 120, UCMJ, Rape, Sexual Assault, Abusive Sexual Contact)
- Absence Without Leave (AWOL)
- Administrative Separation Boards
- Aircraft Mishap Investigations
- Article 15-6 Investigation Representation
- Assault (Article 128, UCMJ)
- BAH Fraud Cases
- Body Composition Program / Weight Control Issues
- Cadet and Midshipmen Conduct Board Hearings
- Clemency and Parole Board Hearings
- Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC)
- Combat Use of Force Cases
- Court of Federal Claims Actions / Military Pay Act Claims
- Courts-Martial Appeals (Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Army Court of Criminal Appeals, Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, Navy and Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals)
- Defense Finance and Accounting Service Recoupment Actions
- Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals Cases (DOHA)
- Discharge Review Boards
- Discrimination Cases
- US District Court Actions
- Health Care Provider Credentialing Hearings
- DoD Employee Representation
- Drug Cases
- Evaluation Report and Fitness Report Appeals
- False Official Statement Allegations (Article 107, UCMJ)
- Family Advocacy Program Matters
- Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
- Federal Litigation
- Flight Evaluation Boards
- Gender-Related Cases
- Grade Determination Review Boards
- JAGMAN Investigation Representation
- Larceny (Article 121, UCMJ)
- Law of War, Rules of Engagement, and Use of Force cases
- Medical Evaluation Boards
- Military Pay Act Litigation
- Military Protective Orders
- Medical Retirement
- Military Retirement / Retirement Grade
- Military Service Academy Actions
- Murder, Homicide, Manslaughter Cases (Articles 118, 119, 134, UCMJ)
- National Guard Bureau Appeals
- Officer Show Cause Boards / Boards of Inquiry
- Parole and Clemency Board Actions
- Physical Evaluation Boards
- Pornography Related Cases
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Qualitative Management Program Cases
- Removal of Titling Actions
- Reprimand Appeals
- Rules of Engagement / Law of War Cases
- Security Clearance Appeals
- Survivor Benefits Issues
- Travel Claim Cases
- Trident Review Boards
- Drug & Urinalysis Cases (Article 112a, UCMJ)
- Weight Control / Body Composition Program Issues
- Wounded Warrior Cases
Contact Daniel Conway & Associates today if you need an experienced military criminal defense attorney.
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Court-Martial Experience in Every Service & Every Crime
“Simply put, I owe any future success of my own in the military to Mr. Myers' representation.”- Former Client
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