The Mayer Law Blog

Discharge Benefits Charts

Posted May 18th, 2020

Discharged veterans often wonder what benefits they are eligible to receive. Here, we’ll attempt to consolidate some of the various charts and knowledge from across the services. There should not be significant differences between branches, but it is still helpful to look at different sources when determining whether or not you might be eligible. These… Read More

Can I get my military discharge upgraded?

Posted May 18th, 2020

Potential clients ask me this all the time. So, let me provide you a complete, but brief, answer. “Can I get my military discharge upgraded?” Answer: Yes or Maybe. This is a very subjective thing, but it is always possible. It takes work. You have to put together a great case, support it with solid… Read More

Preparing to Upgrade a Military Discharge

Posted November 7th, 2019

Here are a few hints that will help you to be fully prepared to try and get your military discharge upgraded. First, the process begins before you leave the military. In fact, it begins the moment you are told that you might be separated for less-than-honorable reasons. Second, you should pay attention to everything and… Read More

Sexual Assault Discharge Upgrades

Posted September 16th, 2019

Sexual assault in the military is a topic that has been getting more attention in recent years. Previously, people who were sexually assaulted in the military did not report their incidences out of shame or for fear of backlash. Other times, people reported the sexual assault but did not receive help. The trauma from sexual… Read More

How a Discharge Upgrade Helps Veterans Get Jobs

Posted September 4th, 2019

Employment discrimination against veterans who were discharged for relatively minor reasons continues to be a problem for veterans seeking jobs in the United States and overseas. A less than honorable discharge, unless upgraded, follows a veteran around for the extent of their civilian careers. People often contact our discharge upgrade lawyers to try to upgrade… 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

From Discharge to Discharge Upgrade – Be Aware, Prepared

Posted May 28th, 2019

A common problem often arises when we review possible cases for discharge upgrades. My client failed to start preparing while they were still in uniform. This is where preparing for a discharge upgrade begins. Great preparation helps your military discharge upgrade lawyer to prepare for your application to a discharge review board. First, awareness. You… Read More

Discharge Upgrade Notes – 24 May 2019

Posted May 24th, 2019

Here are a couple of notes that popped in my mind today regarding discharge upgrades. This is especially important when post-service accomplishments are the main basis for an upgrade. You must impress the board. A well-rounded resume’ consists of achievements professionally, academically, personally, and in support of community service initiatives. Show consistency. Jumping jobs every… Read More

Discharge Upgrade – That Feeling

Posted May 8th, 2019

This will be a short post, but it does relate to discharge upgrades and the relationship of a lawyer to his client. I frequently receive envelopes in the mail from the various service discharge review boards. Some contain mundane procedural information. Some are scheduling notifications. Others reveal decisions that aren’t ones that make me happy…. Read More

Back to Life

Posted March 28th, 2019

This blog has been dormant far too long. Time to remedy that. A few things have changed since we last posted here. First, we’ve met and represented many amazing servicemembers from across the nation. It is truly a humbling experience. Second, we have refined the focus of this law office in an attempt to better… Read More