When my daughter failed her drug screen we as a family, were crushed. All that she had worked for, everything was on the line. We determined that the positive test was due to someone slipping drugs into her drink. After talking with her Command we also realized that we would need a lawyer. We researched online extensively and contact numerous lawyers, with the majority painting a negative outcome. One even said that her career was over and he would do his best to get her discharge upgraded. Upgraded!!??!! She didn't do it! Once we contacted Mr Baxley we knew right away that we had the right guy for the job. He never promised anything but was confident and explained the process in such away that we understood the steps. Everything leading up to her board happened exactly as he had said it would. He is very busy, as any great lawyer is, but when her time neared he put it into overdrive! He was awesome and with out his expertise she surely would have been separated under other than honorable conditions. During the board he lined up the best witnesses and testimony that made the boards decision an easy one. They only deliberated 10 mins! NOT GUILTY!!! We as a family couldn't be happier with our decision to retain JAG Defense and Mr Baxley! He is truly the best! THANK YOU!
Mr. Baxley was the most attentive of all the lawyers I called, right from the beginning. You can tell that he has a lot of experience and is calm and cool just by speaking with him. I didn't realize how important that would be until after my case was over.
The results for my case were fantastic (retained in the military with a finding of no misconduct at an Admin Separation Board). These results were LARGELY due to Mr. Baxley's expertise.
I would highly recommend him to anyone facing disciplinary action and I would call him first in the future, (although I hope I never have to).
When I was told that I had tested positive for THC by my Commander I saw my career flash before my eyes. I immediately started searching for a lawyer. I talked to at least 7 lawyers that specialized in Positive Urinalysis'. But when I talked to Mr Baxley he walked me thru the entire process of defending myself, he explained to me my rights as United States Soldier, he told me not to make any statements. And from that very second I knew that I had found a right lawyer. Mr. Baxley is a well educated lawyer who is very knowledgeable about the military urinalysis program. When it was time for my Court Martial Trial Mr Baxley was very impressive, he absolutely demolished the Government Prosecutor with relatively ease! For anyone that is looking for the best Defensive Lawyer in the business of saving Soldiers Careers, Mr. Baxley is no brainer! I would recommend him to anybody! He is money well spent! Thank you Mr Baxley!
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First off I'd like to say thank you to Grover Baxley. I tested positive on a urinalysis. When I first read all these testimonials I couldn't believe them. Now I know for a fact that Mr. Baxley is simply that good. His confidence and experience shows from the moment you first talk to him to the moment you both walk in the court room. Mr. Baxley steps into the courtroom fully prepared and knows exactly what to say and when to say it. He's able to make judgment calls and able to think quickly on his feet when the opposing counsel would do or say anything he quickly asserts his dominance and shuts them down almost instantly. He's completely honest with you and will give you the confidence to put your mind at ease when my command was trying to scare me into making the decisions that would benefit them not me Mr. Baxley was there. Mr. Baxley will walk with you from step one to the day you leave your court room victorious. He won't make any promises but I can assure you from my personal experience he won't let you down. If your asking yourself who should I hire then stop here. I can't thank him enough, he's worth every penny. Because of him I can continue my career, he demolished the opposing counsel and clearly was more knowledgable in the matters of military law then they were. I knew they were surprised by how much he knew I saw the look on their face and it was priceless. I knew I made the right choice and I'm glad I did, he kept intact my integrity and we stuck with the truth. Even when he's working other cases he still is available to speak to you over the phone and email no matter what state he's in. Mr. Baxley is extremely talented and I would like to say thanks again. Look no further cause he is as good as it gets. I can't say enough about him. My family thanks you also. Godspeed Mr. Baxley
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Grover Baxley is a true professional, and is beyond reproach. I was falsely accused of multiple counts of misconduct that could have been punished by prison and a less than honorable discharge. The government bull dozed their way through my career, cancelled my orders, issued an adverse FITREP, and threatened me with court martial.
In the face of this pressure, Mr. Baxley took me under his wing and guided me through the military justice system. From the moment Mr. Baxley took my case his advice was not just clear, but frankly clever. He had a deep understanding of flaws in the military justice system and the seemingly insurmountable odds against me as a service member after the government decided I was guilty.
He subverted government attempts at every turn to degrade me and stamp me out. I faced the threat of court martial and then NJP, but in the end Mr. Baxley managed to steer the Navy towards the most advantageous venue to clear my name in my particular case, and I was exonerated on all counts.
As a military reserve JAG and civilian defense counsel, he is unquestionably at the head of his class. He is a trial lawyer with winning instincts, and watching him in the courtroom is like watching David slay Goliath. I trusted him with my life, and he stood with me until I could lift my head again in freedom.
Mr. Baxley will never promise you will win, but he will offer sober, clever, sound advice. He will treat you with dignity and respect at every turn, and he is a genuinely likable guy. He basically has it all, the total package of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform your legal function in order to achieve the absolute best possible outcome in your particular case. When your life is on the line, and it seems like there isn't much hope, you want Grover in your corner.
NOTE: He is busy, and that means you have to be patient as your case develops. On several occasions I wanted to get a hold of him, but he was in a trial. He got back to me as soon as he could, but if you choose to hire him, keep in mind he is like a magnet. People are turning to him left and right to save their careers or lives, and he has to prioritize his time so those closest to trial get his full and undivided attention. When it’s your day in the courtroom, you will appreciate having 100% of his attention.
NOTE: He has a flat rate payment policy, which seems like a significant amount of money. He is worth every penny I paid, because he saved my career and kept me from being permanently labeled with a less than honorable discharge. Furthermore, I had a peace of mind with the flat rate, since I wasn’t being individually charged by the minute every time I called him or wanted to meet to discuss my case.
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Ever since I popped hot on a unit level analysis for thc I was certain that my military career was over. At the time of this case in early 2015 I was a SPC in the United States Army, and was given an article 15 that would have certainly ended my career (my unit had even started my separation packet). Concerned for my future I searched the internet for advice on my case, and I found the services of Jag Defense legal services and more specially Mr. Baxley.
From the first time I spoke with him on the phone, I knew that Mr. Baxley had expertise on these matters. He explained to me exactly what my options were and what the government was going to try to do every step of the way. I decided at JAG to decline my article 15 despite my JAG "counsel" telling me that it was unwise to do so, because "the army always wins".
During the several months waiting for my court date, Mr. Baxley explained to me how we were going to handle the case. He kept me informed and responded to any of my questions in a timely manner. At one point, Mr. Baxley had business to attend to in Italy, but I was still able to keep correspondence with him, and he made himself available to me in a timely manner.
When my day at court finally came, Mr. Baxley explained the whole process to me and prepped me for my testimony if I needed to take the stand. When it came to jury selection, we were able to excuse 3 of the 7 jury members from the panel that may of been unfavorable to my case. From the opening arguments it was obvious that the prosecution was outclassed by Mr. Baxley. As they called up their witnesses, Mr. Baxley would expertly extract information from them that put me in a favorable light to the jury.
By the time the prosecution had rested their case, it became apparent that I should not even testify, although if I had to I would of been ready thanks to Mr. Baxley. Throughout the case, Mr. Baxley was able to object to many of the prosecutions motions and questions and was successful more times than not. His ability to cite case law and his knowledge of military law was quite impressive to the whole court room. On the other hand, when the prosecution made motions against our defense, Mr. Baxley was able to explain to the judge why the motion had no grounds. Almost always the judge would overrule the prosecution, often times right in front of the jury!
At the end of the case, the jury took only 20 minutes to deliberate, and came back with a verdict of not guilty. I will be forever thankful to the services that Mr. Baxley provided for my defense, and would recommend him to anyone that asks. I know that being taken to court martial is one of the most stressful situations that one may ever face. Do not trust your JAG counsel to have your best interest in heart. If I would have went with them, I would be out of the military. I would recommend that you at least give Mr. Baxley a call.
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We contacted Grover Baxley regarding UCMJ charges filed in a remote overseas hardship zone, and his response was immediate and comprehensive. He gathered information from all concerned, provided timely advice and assistance, helped with statements and kept us informed every step of the way. His thorough analysis of every aspect of the initial charges and subsequent administrative proceedings enabled him to address every possible point of contention or support in our case. His thorough preparation, coupled with his presentation and questioning of witnesses at the administrative hearing, led to the best possible outcome in our case: retention in the service. Mr. Baxley was, through it all, responsive, communicative, easy to talk to and very supportive. We highly recommend him for any type of military-related legal case.
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My nightmare began two years ago when a disgruntled subordinate sailor filed extensive misconduct and harassment charges against me. With the very real threat of losing everything I had worked for in the past 19-years (only one year away from retirement), I did a lot of research and retained Grover Baxley. Over the next two years, my case moved at a snails pace and Grover kept reminding me to stay calm and keep focused on the end game. When the day for my Show Cause board finally arrived, I was petrified. From the very beginning of the 2-day proceedings, it was clearly evident to everyone that Grover Baxley was the only seasoned pro in the room. While the inexperienced government lawyers fumbled through pre-written scripts, Grover Baxley recited everything from memory and experience. In the first 20-minutes, he was able to have several damaging exhibits removed from consideration which greatly reduced the overall charges against me. The government lawyers were stunned and simply had no answer to his well formed objections. During the questioning of witnesses, the government planned to produce five people. After Grover eviscerated the first two of the government's witnesses, the government lawyer was so scared that she cancelled the final three witnesses (who could have potentially been very damaging to my case). Everything that happened in the board was because he wanted it to. In the end, I was retained on active duty and will be able to retire honorably with full benefits in a year. When I was searching for attorney's, I read many of his reviews and thought, "can he really be this good?" The answer is unequivocally YES! If you have a life time of commitment to the military and you are in danger losing it all, you can't afford not to have Grover Baxley on your side. It's insanity to attempt to fight the government alone or with an inexperienced government appointed attorney. HIs fees are a drop in the bucket compared to losing $1.3M in retirement benefits and being branded with a general discharge. I can't say it any better than to simply say that he saved my life.
Posted by Stephen
In May 2014 I was required to appear before an Administrative Show Cause Board of Inquiry. I had been falsely accused of several Uniform Code of Military Justice violations. I chose Mr. Baxley as my civilian counsel and could not have been any happier. Prior to the board, he kept me informed of the process and ensured that I was thoroughly prepared. During the Board itself, he painted a clear picture for the members to see how the allegations against me were false and unfounded. He corrected the prosecuting JAG attorneys further showing his mastery of the proceedings. His closing arguments were like something out of movie - hard hitting and direct. I was fortunate that the findings of the board were as positive as possible - No Misconduct of any kind. Even if the outcome had not been favorable, I would have been completely satisfied with Mr. Baxley's performance. No one could have done a better job.
Posted by Lyle
I believe I was very lucky in retaining Mr. Baxley for my case.
My case was odd in that it went on for four years because of delays.
During this time Mr.Baxley would keep in touch with me whenever anything came up, he also promptly replied to my phone calls and emails, you do not know how important this is till you are panicking on a Sunday afternoon and he replies back to your crazy email and calms you down.
I retained both Mr. Baxley and a Navy appointed JAG officer, the JAG was good, Mr. Baxley was better.
He did a great job of finding out the particulars of my case and making sure that every T was crossed and every I was dotted.
In my opinion Mr. Baxley is second to none in both taking care of his client and in taking care of the case.
I would recommend him to anyone seeking a lawyer for a military trial.