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 near publication with a major academic book publishing company. Courts-Martial Defense
The 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 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. Courts-Martial Appeals
Separation Boards, Show Cause Boards and Actions
The 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. Separation Boards
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. Evaluation 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. Discharge Upgrades
The 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
The 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. Medical Evaluation Boards
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. The 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
The firm has represented both service members and
civilians in security clearance revocation matters. Security Clearance Cases
Clemency and Parole
The firm has represented service members seeking
clemency and parole from sentences to confinement
stemming from courts-martial.