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Posted by a Military Law client,
Let me start out by saying based off the reviews, and demonstrated knowledge of Mr Cave I was expecting more. Last year I facing multiple sexual assault type charges. Shortly after hiring Mr Cave all of the charges were dropped except one. CID had no proof, just hearsay and rumors. The 1 charge they
didn't drop was a sexual assault on a E4 female. Who found a male soldier corroborate her story. I knew that this was false, and that the burden of proof would fall on me. Mr Cave, and I looked over all of the statements, and saw a lot of inconsistencies. We also discussed why this soldier might be making this up, and phone contact we'd had with each other. He informed me how long phone companies usually keep client records, and that Ft Lee had a machine that could pull up deleted messages. At no time did we pull deleted messages off my phone using this machine, which would've at least showed no explicit, or inappropriate sexual natured text that I was accused of sending. My other issue is that this soldier was about 8 months pregnant. Every Army supervisor that has ever had a pregnant soldier knows 3 things. 1. You better not violate their profile. 2. They can't be in certain environments and are limited with things they can do workwise. 3. After a certain time in the pregnancy they work limited hours. The statements that were wrote against me were very conflicting. The female victim stated she was touched by me in the morning, and her witness stated afternoon (after lunch). We also worked with 3 or 4 other enlisted soldiers that state they never saw anything, 2 NCO's that stated the same thing, and according to witness no NCO's was present during the act. We also worked with 6 warrant officers. There had never been at anytime outside of lunch where at least not 1 warrant officer was present. There were no statements gathered by CID of any of the officers. The
final issue during this accusation was that the office was being painted every morning. The alleged victim was never allowed in the office during painting, but her statement said that I arrived at work a little after everyone started painting, and she was nearby sorting through paperwork for change of command inventory..I just felt with so many discrepancies in what was being said I'd receive help in hi-lighting that to prove my innocence. I wasn't allowed in the work area to talk to a lot of potential witnesses, and my attorney knew this. If my attorney had gathered eye witness statements from my accuser as well as former co-workers, and documented deleted text through his sources. I would've been better prepared to fight my article 15, and honestly feel I would have beat the charge. What I ended up paying for was advice that all charges could be brought back up at a court martial (any lawyer can tell you that during a free consult), and I had a statement prepared for my article 15 hearing that I came up with alone...but Mr Cave proof-read for grammatical errors (my BN S1 OIC could've handled that for free). I tried to ask my TDS for assistance to prepare for my article 15 hearing, and was informed they couldn't help, because they were preparing for a court martial. I knew an attorney couldn't represent me at a article 15 hearing, but I expected a lot more assistance to prepare for it. If I had known upfront I would have received minimal assistance because I was going into a article 15 hearing versus a court martial..I would have went a completely different route, and after the article 15 hearing I never heard from Mr Cave again. Not even to find out the outcome of the hearing. So personally that told me a lot without verbally telling me.
Posted by Mel, a Administrative Law client,
If you find yourself in a situation where you need an experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated attorney who knows military law inside and out - and who will fight for you - Mr. Cave is the person you want on your side. Mr. Cave recently handled my case and despite the uphill battle, we had positive results in the end. While he was handed my case late, he quickly turned it around and we were successful in outcome. I do not know what I would have happened to me without him in my corner. Yes, I do know what would have happened...my career would have ended.
This gentleman cares about servicemembers, gives it to you straight and fights hard for you. The most important thing is that you can trust him. You can't ask for more. If you ever find yourself needing a good military attorney who will stand up for you, this is the guy.
Posted by Richard, a Military Law client,
I received a letter of intent to revoke my TS/SCI security clearance and was referred to Phil Cave from another attorney who successfully represented me in a related matter. Phil was responsive, accessible, knowledgeable, and empathetic. He takes the time to help you understand the process and all of your options. As a veteran, he understands the military and is extremely flexible with regards to consulting with you - even if it means he has to contact you on nights or weekends due to time zone differences. He replied to most emails I sent him within hours. Hiring an attorney is never cheap, but Phil has structured his retainer fee to be fair and reasonable. I would recommend him to anyone dealing with security clearance issues. The investment in retaining a competent attorney to help guide you through the process is small compared to the potential loss of income due to the loss of a security clearance.
Posted by John, a Military Law client,
I had the privilege of working with Mr. Cave in December 2012. My son was being put up for NJP, and as a former Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Marines, I felt like the charges were predatory in nature and did not represent the facts. Out of concern that my son might lose rank, I contacted Mr. Cave to discuss our options. Mr. Cave immediately turned full attention to the matter and made himself available both before and after normal business hours. The NJP was only two days away, so we had to move very quickly. Mr. Cave spoke several times with both Me and my Son. He then drafted a letter to the Commanding Officer specifically stating our concerns and the facts of the situation. The Commanding Officer took the mater very seriously and began communication down the chain of command. The NJP was dropped, and the Company Commander met with my son to ensure the matter was appropriately addressed. The Letter sent a clear message that higher rank does not give you the power to use the NJP system to effect punitive damages without accountability. I highly recommend Mr. Cave for both his expertise and his ability to raise the flag without offending those who will have to address whatever the situation may be.
Posted by oscar, a Military Law client,
Knowledable person who cares about his client....truthful and through....could not have had better representation!
Posted by Wade (military police), a Military Law client,
I was on the edge of losing my military career and facing jail time along with my reputation for the rest of my life. I was facing serious sexual as well as assault charges that would have taken everything from me. I did not know where to go or what to do... my whole life was coming down on my head so fast because of one bad night. Then i found out about a lawyer that specialized in all things military... After a lot of review, I brought Mr. Cave onto my case! The very next day Mr. Cave was sitting in my living room going over all the details of my case and explained everything that I was to expect. As the court date drew closer Mr. Cave was always meeting with me and helping me along the way. He is a very straight forward professional that is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of military law! I went into court confident and relaxed knowing because of Mr. Cave! I was found not guilty on all chargers and I was free to go! That was probably one of the best days of my life! Thank you Mr. Cave!!!!
Posted by Crystal, a Military Law client,
Mr. Cave saved my military retirement! His promise to me from day one was that he would fight as hard as he could he right the wring that had been done to me. And he did! I am so very thankful and grateful to him. He genuinely cared about me and made my case his priority. He used all his experience and knowledge to put forth a good defense. I am very pleased with him and will recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
Mr. Cave's experience proved to be invaluable. He is able to navigate the intricacies of the Uniform Code of Military Justice system with great skill, even advising the prosecution of proper procedure. He has done it all and seen it all in his career, so he knows exactly what to do to defend his clients. We would highly recommend Mr. Cave to anyone requiring defense counsel in the UCMJ system.
Posted by Bill, a Military Law client,
In a word, outstanding. Exceedingly bright, thorough and professional. A career Naval Officer, my security clearance was revoked due to my marriage to a foreign national. After my initial appeal was denied, I contacted Phil based on the glowing endorsement of a very sharp JAG with whom I had worked. He could not have recommended a better lawyer. Having clearly been though this procedure before, he was masterful in guiding me through the nuances of the remainder of the process. Making the most of the time available, he built an exceptionally thorough, concise, well-reasoned case for resinstatemnt and did a superb job preparing me for the final admisnistrative hearing. It came off without a hitch, and I regained my clearance a little over 60 days later. I credit him with saving a 20+ year career - for a very reasonable fee - and can not recommend himn more highly.
Posted by I.R.H., a Military Law client,
I walked away from my first meeting with Atty Cave feeling that I mattered to him, that he would work zealously on my case to secure the best possible outcome. Rather than make me empty promises, Atty Cave worked to ensure that we shared the same vision for my case. The working relationship felt very much like a partnership--my input was encouraged & welcomed, my concerns acknowledged and fully addressed and I was fully involved in the decision making process. Our thorough discussions about possible outcomes of choices available to me helped me make informed decisions and provided much needed peace of mind.
In addition to his amazing acumen in legal matters, he is honorable, compassionate and possesses a unique ability to connect with & engage others. He clearly enjoys practicing law and approaches his work with infectious zeal. He communicates frequently and keeps you informed throughout the entire process. My family and all involved with my defense were treated with the same level of care and respect as I was.
I was very fortunate to have worked with Atty Cave and recommend him without hesitation. If you want the best, look no further.