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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.
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.
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.
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.
Two years ago, in the midst of high-profile Air Force sexual assaults, I needed a military defense lawyer because a junior officer whom I’d dated was threatening to falsely extort me for rape if I didn’t help her get a preferred assignment. She had approached me and wanted me to produce results immediately. I quickly interviewed three lawyers and it was very clear from the start that Mr. Baxley had the experience and expertise necessary to guide me through the convoluted military legal system. Within hours, Mr. Baxley formed a sound legal strategy to guide us through the political and legal battle to come. I reported this individual for her extortion attempt but unfortunately the Air Force came after me for sexual assault.
Over the next 1.5 years Mr. Baxley represented and helped me prepare for everything to come; OSI interviews, Article 32 court proceedings, and my conduct at work. All of which proved to be instrumental to the final result.
During the Article 32 proceedings, Mr. Baxley was able to pinpoint key irregularities in my accuser’s statements that greatly discredited her claims of a sexual assault. He was also able to bring out vital information from key witnesses to further question my accuser’s claims.
Mr. Baxley’s remarkable handling of my case before and after the Article 32 led to a negotiation with a 4-star general that resulted in the charges being withdrawn and dismissed with prejudice.
I could not have received a better defense than the one presented by Mr. Baxley. Mr. Baxley knew the military legal system and understood the political environment surrounding this issue. He was a flawless litigator and also perfectly navigated behind the scenes to get the best possible result. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Baxley when choosing a military defense lawyer. You will not find a better lawyer who will work harder for you.
On June 2013 I was informed by NCIS that I was under investigation for an Article 120 of the UCMJ. I contacted Mr. Baxley days later because I was looking for a civilian/Military Law defense representation. Beginning with the first time I spoke with Mr. Baxley on the phone, and I spoke with several lawyers prior to him, I noticed the professionalism and colossal amount of knowledge he had possessed. He was very engaged in my predicament and gave me several recommendations. I was only under investigation so he couldn't represent me until I was charged with the article 120 but he remained completely aware of my situation. My article 32 came on October 2013, of course I was assigned an Active Military Officer Lawyer, (a fairly new JAG Officer from what I perceived), I decided to proceed to the Article 32 with only the representation of the JAG assigned to me by the military. I called Mr. Baxley after I found out I was going to a Court Martial, fairly late I will admit. Mr. Baxley took immediate action and contacted the JAG assigned to my case, taking full charge of the situation. Mr. Baxley's knowledge and persistence towards my case resulted in the drop, and dismiss, of all charges 4 days prior to the scheduled Court Martial.
Mr. Baxley is an outstanding Military Lawyer, very professional, and extremely intelligent on military law. He kept me informed of any changes and any decisions that he made. Mr. Baxley displayed much empathy when dealing with my case, and his profound intellect on the situation resulted in the drop and dismiss of the entire case.
The only thing I regret is not getting his representation the first day I was charged with the Article 120 and waited until after the Article 32.
If you are in the same situation I was in and is looking for a defense about a UCMJ or any other legal issue, don't look any further. Get Mr. Baxley on your side to defend your rights and innocence and you will not regret it. Mr. Baxley will make sure your side is heard and you get the best outcome of your case.
I am extremely thankful that Mr. Baxley was on my side.
Back in December (now April), I was charged under the UCMJ for a positive urinalysis case. Immediately, I was called to investigation by my commands CID. When they questioned me, I informed them that I would not speak and that I wanted a lawyer. Being that I had never contacted a lawyer in the past, I had no clue where to go from there. I was looking online on the best military defense lawyers as well as asking around, when I came across Grover Baxley through a recommendation of a fellow service member. To say the least, he was the most qualified to handle my case. Over the course of the months, I was placed on hold for orders, treated no better than a criminal and told over and over that my life would no longer be the same. Throughout the case, I maintained my innocence and finally came the day of my administrative separation board. The government (as Mr. Baxley called my command) had no evidence other than the single charge they initially came up with. Every time the prosecution would attempt to persuade the board members via misinformation, Mr. Baxley was diligent in shutting them down and removing any supposed evidence they had obtained. When it came to the forensic toxicologist, he managed to get the toxicologist to concur that the government had absolutely nothing but a single test result. As a result, the board members saw the truth in the matter. Although my command continually attempted to base all findings on a preponderance of evidence, in the end they had none. Their evidence couldn’t even support a preponderance of such. Closing arguments showed that not only had I chosen the best representation a Armed Forces Member could find, but I had essentially gained relief in the fact that I was going to win my case after the most intense four months of my life. The final vote by the board members was 3-0 no misconduct and to be retained by my service. If you are searching for someone who not only represents you to the best of their ability but guides you through every step of the way than do not, and I repeat DO NOT look any further than Mr. Baxley. He will do everything in his ability to get you the absolute best outcome imaginable. In the end, the money you spend on his service will be nothing compared to what you make in your military career/contract.
I hired Mr. Baxley for a urinalysis case. I am in the National Guard and had to prove my innocence at a board hearing in order to remain in the Army. He was extremely knowledgeable and did all the right things in order to convince the board of my innocence. I believe that if I had used the lawyer appointed to me by the Army I would have lost the case. I would hire him again without question.
9 Months ago was the start of a scary & Long journey for my family. My son, a marine of 8 years, respected & honored by his command had been thrown into solitary confinement for 37 days after being accused of sexual assault.
We were alone in our struggle to contact his place of confinement & find out any news. It wasn't until I found Mr. Baxley who immediately was able to SEE my son. He assured me while my son was not happy, he was safe & we would fight for his freedom.
He made sure first he was moved out of consolatory confinement, Thank God. Then he worked to make sure my son's side was told & proven. Mr. Baxley never promised anything he could not get.
Mr. Baxley was kind, well informative & very knowledgeable in military law. I knew when the Jag attorney told me he was honored to work with him and had sat in lectures Mr. Baxley had taught, I had made the right decision in hiring him.
We were looking at up to 10 years if convicted for all charges. Mr. Baxley fought for & obtained a Pre-Trial Agreement. Which got my son time served at 6 months & a Bad Conduct Discharge with no pay or allowance forfeitures!
My son can still use his GI bill for school & pursue a career. Most importantly is he can freely be involved in his children's lives because he was proven innocent on several made up charges or over exaggerated. Thank you for saving my son's life & giving him back to us but most of all to his two kids!
It was not easy financially for me to obtain Mr. Baxley but if I could go back, I would do it again. I truly believe if not for his expertise and knowledge of how military law works, my son would still be sitting in the brig 12 hours away from home.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart
Army E-7: If you are here because you are searching for an attorney look no further. Grover Baxley is the best in the country, especially with the court martial process. He has a proven track record and has handled multiple cases with a staggering record of success. I can personally attest to this attorney’s hard work, knowledge and representation. I am a SFC in the United States Army and just faced a Special Court Martial and Grover Baxley represented me. When I was charged, I scoured the internet looking for the best attorney and found Jag Defense. From the moment I talked to Grover Baxley he advised me of my rights and the precise way that we were going to handle my situation. Throughout the process he always made himself available and advised me every step of the way. I was charged with multiple drug offenses, general order violations, obstruction of justice and lying to agents. The government wanted to punish me severely; I was facing up to a year in jail, reduction to e-1, forfeitures of 2/3 of my pay for a year, and a Bad Conduct Discharge. Mr Baxley from the beginning of the trial to the very end controlled every aspect of the case; he was one step ahead of the government the whole time. He would explain to me what the government was going to do and how we were going to react and it worked every time. His efforts and knowledge proved successful, I was able to leave the Special Court Martial with a reprimand and a fine of 2,000 dollars. I am still in the Army, I kept all of my rank, and my career is saved. None of this would have been possible without Grover Baxley’s experience, efforts, and effectiveness at trial. If you are facing UCMJ, Court Martial, Administrative Actions, or Security Clearance issues and you want the best outcome for your legal situation, Grover Baxley is the attorney that you need.