Proven Defense Strategies for Court-Martial Appeals

Daniel Conway & Associates is one of the most experienced firms in practice when it comes to court-martial appeals. Founding attorney Daniel Conway has published a book on military crimes and defenses. Likewise, attorney Brian Pristera teaches at The College of William and Mary. We have argued and won cases before every military appellate court.

Recent Appellate victories in 2017 include US v. Cook, US v. Ellis, and US v. Vidal (unreported because we obtained a post-trial Chapter 10 after he served 3 years of a 15-year sentence). You can read about more of our case results here.

Initial consultations with our court-martials appeals attorneys are offered at no charge. Call (888) 401-6214 today.

How to Appeal a Court-Martial Conviction Successfully

Following a special or general court-martial conviction, the first step in the process is to request clemency. The Convening Authority has the ability to set aside the findings or sentence. The Convening Authority can also reduce the sentence.

Reviews of courts-martial are governed by the Uniform Code of Military Justice, 10 U.S.C. §§ 859-876, and the Manual for Courts-Martial. The next step is to appeal to the military court of appeals for your branch of service.

You will have a right to a military-appointed appellate attorney. You will also have a right to civilian counsel if you desire. It is recommended that you go with a civilian counsel that is experienced in military law as lawyers in private practice typically have more time and resources to devote to their cases.

There are five military courts of appeals:

  • Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Army Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Coast Guard Court of Criminal Appeals


When facing a court-martial conviction, it is crucial to have a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer on your side to protect your rights and advocate for your best interests. At Daniel Conway & Associates, our team of court-martial appeals lawyers has extensive experience in handling appeals cases and can provide you with the strong legal representation you need.

Why choose us for your court-martial appeal:

  • Expertise in military law: Our lawyers have a deep understanding of the military justice system and the complexities involved in court-martial appeals.
  • Proven track record: We have a successful track record of helping clients appeal their court-martial convictions and achieve favorable outcomes.
  • Personalized approach: We take the time to understand your unique situation and develop a tailored legal strategy to maximize your chances of success.
  • Attention to detail: Our team meticulously reviews all aspects of your case, including trial records, evidence, and legal procedures, to identify any errors or constitutional violations that can be raised on appeal.
  • Strong advocacy: We are dedicated to fighting for your rights and will vigorously argue your case in court, presenting compelling legal arguments to convince the appellate court to overturn your conviction.

Don't let a court-martial conviction define your future. Contact Daniel Conway & Associates today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced court-martial appeals lawyers and take the first step towards securing your freedom.

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    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 ...

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    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, ...

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    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 ...

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