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Law Office of Philip D. Cave

When you face charges for an offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), your freedom and future is at stake. While the United States government makes every effort to provide you with adequate legal counsel, there is no substitute for an experienced, dedicated military defense attorney.

At The Law Office of Philip D. Cave, my clients receive the benefit of more than 40 years of legal experience focused exclusively on military law and security clearance issues. My legal career began while I was an active duty Navy judge advocate. I served two tours at the Naval Legal Service Office (NLSO) in Norfolk, Virginia. Following my military service, I went into private practice where I have continued my work on behalf of current and former U.S. military personnel.

An Experienced International Military Defense Lawyer

I am self-employed as a sole practitioner. My practice is limited to military law and security clearance law issues. I travel the world to any location where there is a military base or U.S. military personnel assigned for my trial cases and administrative hearings. In my practice about two-thirds of my time is taken with litigating courts-martial (criminal trials), usually to a members panel (jury). A portion of my practice relates to appellate litigation, a portion relates to administrative law issues incident to military service, and a portion to security clearance litigation.

When you hire my law firm, you hire me. I handle every aspect of your case personally. When you have questions, I will be the person who answers them. If there is a hearing or other appearance that needs to happen during the course of your case, I will be the person next to you. I gain a complete understanding of the issues you are facing and develop an effective solution that protects your interests. Learn More In A Free Initial Consultation.

I am able to practice in all court-martial trials, and I am admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, the Army Court of Criminal Appeals, the Coast Guard Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals.

Contact my office to schedule a free initial consultation about your case. You can reach me by phone at 703-298-9562, toll free at 800-401-1583 or via email.

Client Reviews
Many years after retiring from the USN, I suddenly found myself in a very unwelcome legal matter with the Navy. It was a total shock and I was very concerned as to the impact this would have on me and my family. Philip was so helpful, truly a calming force, and his legal help was invaluable to me, I am so thankful that I availed myself of his services! Rob
Phil Cave has helped me through NJP and restoration of my security clearance. He even came to visit me in Spain. I never thought I would work again and he certainly through with advise and guidance that we're exactly spot on. He is my hero and thanks to him I gave my life back... Bryan
Mr. Cave saved my military retirement! His promise to me from day one was that he would fight as hard as he could he right the wring that had been done to me. And he did! I am so very thankful and grateful to him. He genuinely cared about me and made my case his priority. He used all his experience and knowledge to put forth a good defense. I am very pleased with him and will recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney. Crystal