Expert representation in courts-martial, administrative hearings, civil suits and applications.
David P. Sheldon, Esq.
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 20 years of trial experience, including four years as a U.S. Navy defense counsel.
From the Law Offices of David P. Sheldon, in the heart of Barracks Row in Washington, D.C., Mr. Sheldon provides 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.
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.
For more information about Mr. Sheldon and his career in military law, please click the biographical link on this page.
Danette Sheldon is a secondary legal specialist who performs legal research and assists Mr. Sheldon in the management of our law office. She travels with Mr. Sheldon to assist with clients legal questions and to help them prepare for courts-martial and other military proceedings. She also assists with witness interviews.
The Law Offices of David P. Sheldon also employs attorneys in Minnesota and California to assist him with evidence gathering, research and litigation.
Brian D. Schenk
Brian is an attorney based in the firm's Minneapolis office. He is admitted only in Minnesota and his practice is limited to matters and proceedings before federal courts and agencies.
Brian has experience with a broad spectrum of military-related legal matters including those before federal courts as well as numerous administrative bodies such as Boards for Correction of Military Records, Discharge Review Boards, Physical Evaluation Boards and more.
Brian received his B.A. in political science from Macalester College and his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. While attending law school, Brian served on the editorial board for both the William Mitchell Law Review and the Journal of the National Security Forum. Brian also received the Minnesota Justice Foundation Award for completing 50 hours of volunteer legal service.
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