Providing aggressive legal representation for members of all military branches

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, Coast Guard and Commissioned Corps, 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.

Experienced in both federal and military courts

From offices in the heart of Washington, D.C., our attorneys provide aggressive representation and defense for members of every branch of the military all around the world. We will investigate your case, gather evidence and testimony, and represent you wherever the case takes us.

Mr. Sheldon frequently travels throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia to personally represent and defend clients.

Our experience includes Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and military law cases

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.

Successfully defending military clients throughout the US and around the world since 1994

Our lead attorney, David 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.

He launched his civilian career in 1994, earning a national reputation as an expert in military defense.

Sought out for high-profile military case analysis.

Today, he is the lead attorney in our practice, where we now represent members of every branch of the armed services and the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. He also frequently provides comments and analyses on high-profile military cases for CNN, NBC, CBS, and ABC television news and National Public Radio.

The Law Office of David P. Sheldon employs attorneys around the world to assist him with evidence gathering, research, and litigation.

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 in military defense and has earned the highest standing in the legal community.

When we take your case, you are assured of each attorney’s personal attention from the first interview to the final settlement or verdict. And if your case moves from the military to the federal courts, we have the experience and expertise to see it through.

Do you need an experienced military defense legal team on your side?

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