Military matters are complex and specialized, requiring an attorney who understands not just military law, but how military commanders think and how the military services operate. Kagan Stern attorneys possesses the experience and skill necessary to effectively and successfully assist clients with these matters.  With the experience of a former Navy Judge Advocate ("JAG") who served as a prosecutor, civil litigator, and staff advisor to numerous senior commanders (including the Commandant of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy), Kagan Stern is uniquely qualified to represent servicemembers in all facets of military law.  We routinely assist clients with:

  • Courts-martial;
  • NCIS and other criminal investigations;
  • Naval Academy conduct cases and discharge proceedings;
  • Non-judicial punishment;
  • Administrative separations and Boards of Inquiry;
  • Military appeals;
  • Boards for Correction of Naval/Military Records; and
  • Federal litigation in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and U.S. District Courts involving wrongful discharge claims, military pay, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) matters, and other military law related issues.

Military proceedings do not necessarily take place in a vacuum – they frequently overlap and occur simultaneously with civilian actions and can also have long-standing military career implications.  At Kagan Stern, we understand these concerns, and we are able to provide military clients with a wholistic strategy and effectively represent them in both the military and civilian systems.  In all cases, Kagan Stern works to obtain the justice our military clients deserve, whether that involves zealously defending against criminal charges at court-martial, protecting a Midshipman from discharge from the Naval Academy, correcting errors or injustices in a servicemember’s permanent record, or filing suit in federal court.