Military Cases & International Cases

Military Cases

Defense of Servicemembers is a highly specialized area of practice—one that demands a very particular kind of knowledge and practical experience. It requires a thorough understanding of the rules governing armed forces personnel, including the Uniform Code of Military Justice (“UCMJ”) and the Manual for Courts-Martial (“MCM”). Our attorneys understand how the military justice system works and are qualified to represent you in a range of service related litigation:

  • Administrative discharge situations
  • AWOL cases
  • Courts-Martial (Summary, Special and General Courts-Martials)
  • Federal Tort Claims Act cases
  • Military record correction board matters
  • Representation before boards of inquiry

When you retain our firm as your private counsel, we work in conjunction with your detailed military counsel to protect your legal rights. Our attorneys can push the envelope in ways that your JAG Corps detail counsel may not be able to do in a military court. Our team-based approach to litigation gives you the confidence of knowing that there is not one, but two attorneys who are looking out for your best interests.

International Cases

In some cases, we represent foreigners and illegal aliens who are arrested in Hawaii. Our experience with these types of situations is broad-ranging.

In recent history, we have represented Philippine telecommunications representatives arrested at a local convention center, for allegations of price-fixing. We have also assisted a New Zealand native in an extradition matter, related to the murder of an alleged member of an organized crime family. Our other clients include a chief engineer on a Pakistani hauler, caught with over 10 tons of hashish on board; as well as reputed members of Japanese organized crime “Yakuza.”

If you are a foreigner or a visitor to Hawaii and you are arrested, call our offices for experienced legal representation.