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Gerald Richard Healy

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Military Justice Attorneys' Managing Partner, Gerald Healy, has spent his entire career in the courtroom, prosecuting and defending active duty military.

Commissioned as a Judge Advocate into the United States Marine Corps in 2004, Healy earned a reputation as a fierce and tireless advocate for his clients. After rising to the position of Senior Defense Counsel for Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Captain Healy secured a notable number of acquittals in a jurisdiction boasting a 95% conviction rate and successfully argued the unlawful command influence of the Commandant of the Marine Corps in 2012. Healy represented dozens of military clients in cases ranging from drug use and sexual assault to fraud and espionage over nearly a decade of experience before his honorable discharge from the Marines in 2012.


Since his discharge, Mr. Healy, has successfully created and grew Military Justice Attorneys, PLLC into a major player in military law/justice practice area.  Over the past three years, Mr. Healy, has represented all service branches across the country, and has maintained a very high acquittal rate.  With notable full acquittals in sexual assault cases in Ft. Bragg, Ft. Stewart, Shaw AFB, Marine Corps Recruiting Depot, Parris Island, and Camp Pendleton.

With experience as both a military lawyer and a civilian defense attorney, Healy brings a unique perspective to the complex, formidable sphere of military law.


Mr. Healy is an avid runner, and golfer, as well as a sports enthusist.  He is also active in his community governance, acting as member of the legal committee. 


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Practice areas


  1. Military Law: 100%
    7 years, 65 cases



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes), Pro bono (3%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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  • Bart Kelly Tomerlin

    I endorse this lawyer. I've known Gerald for over six years and I personally observed him while he attended the Naval Justice School. He is gifted trial lawyer who fights hard for every client! I highly recommend this lawyer.


    Bart Tomerlin Employment & Labor Attorney
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Contact info

Military Justice Attorneys, LLC

219 Scott Street
PMB 315
Beaufort, SC, 29902


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation MedalUnited States Marine Corps2012
Navy Unit Commendation MedalUnited States Marine Corps2012
Finalist for Defense Counsel of the YearUnited States Marine Corps2012
Global War on Terrorism Service RibbonUnited States Marine Corps2009
National Defense Service MedalUnited States Marine Corps2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/Managing PartnerMilitary Justice Attorneys, LLC2012 - Present
Senior Defense CounselUnited States Marine Corps2009 - 2012
Trial CounselUnited States Marine Corps2008 - 2009
Special Assistant United States Attorneys OfficeUnited States Marine Corps2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm SectionMember2014 - Present
Oldfield Community Club Legal CommitteeAttorney Member2013 - 2013
National Legal Aid and Defender AssociationMember2012 - Present
ABA Military Law SectionMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
US v. Smith,USMCFull Acquittal
US v. Helsel, USMCFunctional Acquittal; Conviction Vacated
US v. Slivka, USMCDismissed W/O Prejudice
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Naval Justice SchoolN/AN/A2008
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of New HampshireHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Life and Liberty in the Balance Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD"Military Justice, what it is, and why it is a perfect fit in the virtual world"2014
9th Annual GPSolo National Solo & Small Firm Conference, San Antonio, TX"Military Justice and why it is the perfect fit for the virtual world"2014
Life in the Balance Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO"Miliutary Justice System 101"2012
Life in the Balance Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO"Intelligent Waiver of Miranda"2012
Life in the Balance Annual Conference, St Louis, MO"False Confessions"2012