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Military Law Expert Consulting

At the Law Office Cave & Freeburg, LLP, we have more than 65 years of combined experience focused solely on military law as military defense counsel.

  • Experience: We can provide guidance and advice on various legal issues facing servicemembers within the military justice system. This experience could include representing servicemembers in courts-martial, administrative discharges, and other military legal matters. However, we are well familiar with many aspects of military law that may need explanation to a civilian lawyer unfamiliar with military law or a judge in a civilian court.
  • Knowledge of Military Law: Military law is a complex and ever-changing area of law. As military defense lawyers we stay up-to-date on the latest changes in military law and regulations, which can be helpful for servicemembers, other military lawyers, and civilian lawyers unfamiliar with this area of law.
  • Strategic Advice: Cave & Freeburg's attorneys can provide strategic advice on how to approach a legal issue under military law. This advice could include helping servicemembers understand their rights and options, and developing a legal strategy to achieve their desired outcome.
  • Litigation Support: If a servicemember, military lawyer, or civilian lawyer needs help with litigation in a civilian court, we can provide expert assistance in several ways. This could include helping to prepare for trial, draft legal documents, and testify in civilian court or provide expert affidavits or Declarations for use in evidence.

Our expert services have proven to be beneficial to service members and their attorneys alike. As part of a consultant agreement, I meet with you to discuss your concerns, conduct a thorough review of your case and give you an objective opinion about the issues you are facing and how to resolve them. Military law proceedings can be extremely complex. Even the most seasoned lawyers can sometimes find the issues to be quite challenging. In some cases, it can be beneficial to seek the advice of an attorney with experience in military law who can provide a different perspective.

Services for Military Service Members

Do you and your defense counsel want a second opinion. This can be arranged through your assigned military lawyer. For example, we are currently providing expert assistance to a complicated and notorious case. In addition to discussing case strategy, we are helping draft significant motions drawing on our experience with court-martial appeals. 

Services for Military Law Attorneys

The services I provide to attorneys can vary greatly depending on the nature of the case. Some are in need of insight to a specific aspect of the law in a UCMJ case, and others need help with trial strategy. I am called upon regularly to consult on complex military law matters. You can rely on me to provide the sound advice and guidance necessary to reach a positive outcome for your client.

Services for Civilian Lawyers Unfamiliar With Military Law

Military law and regulations are sometimes called arcane and can be complex. Here are some examples of how we have helped a civilian attorney and occasionally a civilian judge understand a military law issue affecting a case before the court.

Do you represent an attorney facing discipline for alleged ineffective assistance in a court-martial?

Do you represent a client in a child custody case where the client has been in trouble in the military in a way that might affect his right to child custody or visitation?

Do you represent a client who is being sentenced for a crime and his military record shows he has been in trouble. 

Do you represent a divorce, bankruptcy, debtor, or criminal client? You need to know the impact on the client's continued military service and the all-important security clearance.

Contact the Law Office of Cave & Freeburg, LLP | Civilian Military Law Attorneys

We have consulted on cases across the United States, in the Far East, such as Guam, Korea, and Japan, in Europe, such as Italy, Spain, Germany, and the UK, and in the Middle East, such as Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan. Contact my office for a free initial consultation regarding the nature of your case evaluation needs and the services I provide. You can reach us by phone at 703-298-9562 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