The Mayer Law Blog

Officer Elimination – Eliminated

Posted December 6th, 2013

We always celebrate here when a client gets a favorable result. Today is one of those days. Making the holiday season a bit more enjoyable for one of our clients, they will no longer need to stress over a pending administrative separation or board of inquiry. We are thrilled to see a good soldier be… Read More

Veterans Courts: A Step In the Right Direction

Posted December 5th, 2013

40 states now have veterans courts as part of their civilian justice systems. These aren’t military courts with military lawyers, but civilian courts with civilian prosecutors and defense attorneys, and they are designed to help those who are still coping with post-service and post-deployment mental and emotional problems. Via WaPo: Former Marine Cpl. Eric Gonzales… Read More

Lessons Learned from Recent Discharge Review Board Case

Posted November 25th, 2013

Just a few notes from the latest discharge review board case in Washington, DC. A case before a discharge review board should take an experienced military lawyer 15-30 hours of dedicated man hours. 75% or more is spent in preparation. Like any other legal case, issue-spotting is crucial to success. Having a lawyer who understands… Read More

Cause for Celebration – Discharge Upgrade

Posted October 27th, 2013

Discharge upgrade cases are tricky. A lot depends on advocacy, issue-spotting, and board composition. Sometimes, luck plays more of a role than we care to admit. Either way, our goal is always to place our clients in a position to maximize their chances at obtaining a good or great result. This week is one of… Read More