About Our Law Firm

When your rights, well-being and military career are at stake, you need a seasoned lawyer to give you the best expert advice and represent you with confidence and skill — in both the military and federal courts. Attorney David Sheldon is a nationally recognized military defense lawyer with 25 years of trial experience, including four years as a U.S. Navy defense counsel.

The Law Offices of David P. Sheldon, represents current and retired members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, including service members who are being discharged, court-martialed, or are trying to get into the service and being denied the opportunity to do so.

From offices in the heart of Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., our attorneys provide aggressive representation and defense for members of every branch of the military all around the world. He will investigate your case, gather evidence and testimony, and represent you wherever the case takes him. He travels throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia to personally represent and defend his clients.

Under The Experienced Direction Of Attorney David P. Sheldon

Our lead attorney, David P. Sheldon, has more than 20 years of experience in defending the interests of clients throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Although our practice is based in Washington, D.C., he can handle your case remotely or by traveling as the situation requires.

Mr. Sheldon began his career as a military defense lawyer in the U.S. Navy. In four years of Naval service, he built a distinguished record representing officers and enlisted members before the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Military Review, the Court of Military Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Sheldon launched his civilian career in 1994, earning a national reputation as an expert in military defense. Today he frequently provides comments and analysis on high-profile military cases for CNN, NBC, CBS, and ABC television news and National Public Radio. Mr. Sheldon represents members of every branch of the armed services and the commissioned corps of the U.S. Public Health Service.

As the lead military defense lawyer in numerous high-profile cases, he has successfully defended soldiers, sailors, and airmen of every rank and stature. While some of the more highly publicized cases are a matter of record, far more have been won without highly visible media coverage. Mr. Sheldon takes great pride in that fact; often clients are best served by avoiding the glare of the media.

The Law Offices of David P. Sheldon also employs attorneys in Minnesota and California to assist him with evidence gathering, research and litigation.

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Our Advantages | National Military Defense Attorney

Attorneys who advertise representation in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and military law cases are easy to find. Finding an attorney with experience in these areas is not. Please consider the following advantages of our law firm when considering a military defense attorney:

  • Experience: Mr. Sheldon has more than 20 years of trial experience, including four years as a U.S. Navy defense counsel. In 2005 alone, he litigated more than 15 contested cases at every level and around the globe. He has expertise in both the military and federal courts — a critical factor if your case could be moved to federal court and you want to keep the same attorney from beginning to end.
  • Persistence: Mr. Sheldon gets results for his clients because he goes the extra mile. He builds the best case by being thorough and tenacious, and finding the facts that the opposition overlooked. He makes sure he interviews every key witness, locates every pertinent document, and files every challenge and appeal to support your case.
  • Personal attention: Mr. Sheldon stands by his clients. From the initial investigation to the final ruling, military cases can take years to complete. Mr. Sheldon will be with you every step of the way. By entrusting your case to him, you can be sure you will always work with a person who knows and understands you and your history.
  • Reputation: Mr. Sheldon has a national reputation as an expert in military defense and has earned the highest standing in the legal community. He also frequently provides comments and analysis on high-profile military cases for CNN, NBC, CBS, and ABC television news and National Public Radio.

When Mr. Sheldon takes your case, you are assured of his personal attention from the first interview to the final settlement or verdict. You don't have to worry about being shuffled around a law firm or having your case passed off to another attorney. And if your case moves from the military to the federal courts, Mr. Sheldon has the experience and expertise to see it through.

Contact Us Today, in the U.S. or Abroad | Free Initial Consultation

For more information or a free consultation with an experienced military defense lawyer, contact us online or by calling 202-552-0018 or 877-314-1665 toll free. We are based in Washington, but serve clients nationwide. We also have an office in Colorado Springs, Colorado.