The Mayer Law Blog

Is It Worth It to Try to Upgrade My Military Discharge?

Posted July 15th, 2019

Potential clients frequently contact us to ask if it’s worth it to try to upgrade their discharge. Considering the cost of a discharge upgrade lawyer, it’s a reasonable question many veterans have. Hiring an attorney versus trying to upgrade your own discharge can be a big decision. This question is a difficult one to answer… Read More

How Long Does a Discharge Upgrade Take?

Posted July 5th, 2019

Many people contact us to ask how long a military discharge upgrade takes. The process can take anywhere from several months to a couple of years. The amount of time can vary by service branch and whether you are doing a “record review” or a personal appearance before the board. A lot of folks write… Read More

Upgrading Your Military Discharge – Beyond DD Form 293

Posted June 24th, 2019

With all the “how to upgrade your own discharge” misinformation floating around the internet, it’s not surprising that one of the most frequent emails our discharge upgrade lawyers receive is “I tried to upgrade my own discharge but was denied. What can I do now?” Many of these people go on to say that they… Read More

Discharge Upgrade Success Rates

Posted June 17th, 2019

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from potential clients is about military discharge upgrade success rates. We get a lot of emails that begin with questions like “How many army military discharge upgrades have you guys done?” or “How many cases like mine has Mr. Mayer won?” When hiring a lawyer, many… Read More

Good News – Army Discharge Upgrade

Posted June 4th, 2019

Last night was a good night. After a family event, I looked at my phone and saw that I missed a call from a client. In March, we presented his case to the Army Discharge Review Board and had not yet received results. For any discharge upgrade lawyer, this is an anxious period. Calling him… Read More

Fort Campbell Article

Posted June 3rd, 2019

I found this article in the Fort Campbell post newspaper. While it is a couple of years old, the information is clear. Every installation should make this information available. However, because it is not, many of my clients fail to understand these basics about the discharge review boards. As a discharge upgrade lawyer, my job… Read More