The Mayer Law Blog

Discharges, A Clarification

Posted October 19th, 2016

From recent inquiries, we realize that there is a bit of confusion about discharge characterizations. Here’s a list of possible characterizations: Honorable – This is the best. Everyone wants one of these. Honorable Discharge. General, Under Honorable Conditions – Sometimes, this is shortened to “General Discharge.” Other times, you may see it written as “Under… Read More

Preparing for a Discharge Upgrade: Resume’

Posted May 19th, 2016

A¬†common question in military discharge upgrade cases: Does my post-service conduct matter? Answer: Yes. However, you must make your resume’¬†impressive and meaningful. As a discharge upgrade lawyer, I’ve seen this make a difference. If you want to maximize your chances of earning an upgrade to your military discharge focus on these 3 (or 4) areas…. Read More

Going to the Media is a High Risk Maneuver

Posted May 16th, 2016

I get calls from people who want to take their case to the press, thinking that media attention will gain them a good result or vindication. As you can see by reading this article in the Washington Post, going to the media isn’t always a wise decision. In fact, it can have horrible consequences.

Tips on Being a Savvy Consumer of Legal Services

Posted May 16th, 2016

So, you think you need a lawyer. This is nothing new. People have faced the need for a lawyer’s help for centuries, if not millennia. However, shopping for legal services can be a daunting task, and most individuals do it wrong. This is especially prevalent in the area of military law with military lawyers because… Read More

Good Results for Good People

Posted July 9th, 2015

Here at The Mayer Group, we celebrate when good news arrives for good people/veterans. That happened recently. We are proud to be able to help our client and their family. Always a pleasure for a military lawyer and staff.

Some Notes on PTSD

Posted June 23rd, 2015

Post-traumatic stress disorder is suffered by many, many former servicemembers. It can arise from many different sources. It is a sad byproduct of combat and military service. However, many individuals are becoming callous to these claims. After all, many claim PTSD, and some are merely seeking to get money from the federal government. It is… Read More