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Posted by a Military Law client, Flag
A an E4 in the US Navy, I was charged with Larcey, Solicitation to Commit Larceny, Disposition of Government Property, and the General Article. I was facing A General Court Martial, 10 years in Jail and a Dishonorable Discharge. Mr. Baxley immediately began review my case and almost concurrently to NCIS as if conducting his own, paralell investigation of the facts. This initial, tireless effort carried through to the date of my trial and his disovery and evidenciary findings are certainly a primary factor in my not recieving ANY pre-trial confinement. Upon final judgement, the charges were reduced to Disposition of Government Property at Special Court Martial. Of the now-year sentence I was facing, Mr. Baxley expertly assited in an outcome that resulted in only 72 days of confinement served and a Bad Conduct Discharge while still maintaining my GI Bill and a majority of my veteran's benefits! Considering the overwhelming evidence against me, I am supremely confident Mr. Baxley obtained the best possible outcome given my situation and poor decision-making during my military career. Upon completion of my case, I had asked a friend and current JAG attorney to review my charges and circumstances. He was literally amazed that Mr. Baxley was able to obtain the results he did for me. Without his assistance and tireless counsel, I would not have the new start in life I despirately needed and may have ended up as a felon in my home state. If you are facing ANY kind of military conviction, Mr. Baxley will be your strongest and most relentless advocate with the overwhelming experience to back it up.
Posted by Jeffrey, a Federal Crime client, Flag
I am in the business of knowing professionalism. I am a senior non-commissioned officer that recently went through the court martial process. I can not sum up his performance in one word. My life was on the line and he performed to the highest of standards. He let me decide how to do certain parts of my proceedings, such as picking the jury and deciding whether or not to testify. He worked tirelessly for my 3 day court martial, I can attest to the fact that that I think he only slept about 3 hours the entire time he was here. He saved my life and my family and did so with no arrogance. I wish that I had the vocabulary to explain just how amazing he really is. I am an excellent NCO and I have the evaluations to prove it. I know excellence and Grover Baxley is an excellent attorney. If you absolutely must fight a court martial, then he is the person you want in your corner
Posted by Ron, Flag
I was a board member for a case where Mr Baxley defended a 27+ year AFRES E-8 who had tested positive for cocaine back in 2007. I was so impressed by his ability that here it is 5 years later and I sought out this web page and felt compelled to put in some positive comments. Mr Baxley's defense was nothing short of zealous and made the prosecution look like incompetent, ill-prepared buffoons.
The E-8 was absolved of the charges but not because of some BS technicality; the case was dismissed because the defense presentation could not be refuted by the prosecution. If I ever need an attorney, Grover Baxley is my only choice. This is a totally unsolicited recommendation. At the time I was on the panel, I was a Lt Col.
Posted by Elliott, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
In November 2011, I had tested postitive on a urinalysis for cocaine. I had no idea how this could have happened and its was an extremely small amount. I of course had the right to be appointed a free jag officer, but as time went further i realized I needed a more experienced professional. I contacted Mr. Baxley and he was very informative on my situation. Up until talking with him i was unsure how this outcome would play out. Mr. Baxley represented me over a 2 day court martial taking all necessary steps to reach the verdict that was justified. I was found not guilty. Mr. Baxley is an outstanding and very knowledgable defense attourney and i would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat.
Posted by a Military Law client, Flag
I am a SSG in the Army. I came up positive for cocaine last year on a random unit drug test. After researching possible choices for representation I called Mr. Baxley for a free consultation about my case. I gave him the facts and an overview of my unblemished military career. After speaking with him a few more times I decided to retain him as my civilian counsel. From our first conversation it was extremely clear that Mr. Baxley was knowledgable, confident, and beyond capable when handling military law. Mr. Baxley was always professional and straightforward, never making empty promises to build himself up. I was always walked through any process and kept informed every step of the way. My case was taken to a Special Court-Martial and found not guilty. Mr. Baxley dominated the court room from start to finish. I give my full endorsement for Grover Baxley to anyone needing counsel in dealing with military law. Simply put, Grover Baxley is second to none!
Posted by Joseph L. Jackson, a Military Law client, Flag
I'm an E6 promotable in the Army and failed a UA for two substances and Mr. Baxley defended me with urgency and true commitment. Mr. Baxley's advice and knowledge of the urinalysis program was displayed in my first court appearance and he dominated the court room as well as impressed onlookers. When it was time for my trial Mr. Baxley definitely identified all issues immediately and controlled what was beneficial to me as the client and hurt the prosecution. From the opening comment Mr. Baxley dazzled the courtroom with facts, case study, and actually turned a prosecution witness into a favorably witness for the defense. I was truly impressed by his knowledge and masterful expression of words that convinced the jury of my innocents. The jury deliberated for three hours and came back with a verdict of NOT GUILTY. Mr. Baxley is truly an outstanding attorney and proffesional. I would like to thank Mr. Baxley for his hard work and dedication to my case.
Posted by Johnny, a Military Law client, Flag
I am writing this to express my extreme gratitude to Grover Baxley in representing me during my General Court Martial. I am a Navy Chief with 16 years of service, and was accused of and charged with Article 120 â€“ Sexual Assault. The day after I was notified of the allegation I met with a so-called high profile lawyer in Virginia Beach who came off as pompous and insincere, only concerned with his fee immediately, and presented a scare-tactic to me of my case stating he could only do damage-control for me at this point. I immediately left and found a REAL HIGH-PROFILE lawyer the next dayâ€¦..Grover Baxley.
The moment I sat down with Grover, he was genuinely open to hearing my case and circumstances, and was very sincere and endearing in his concern for me. He did not try to paint some â€œfalse pretty pictureâ€ for me, but gave me all the possible and likely outcomes straight forward. What stood out to me the most about that meeting was that he was very easy to talk to, and was immediately protective of my rights and well-being. It was only long after talking about the case, the possible outcomes, his protecting my immediate rights and character; that we finally talked about fees. That spoke volumes to me.
From the moment I signed the paperwork for him to represent me, my Commanding Officer and everyone involved with my case were contacted by Grover, and instructed that he will and must be notified well before I was to be questioned, or asked to sign a document, or do anything regarding my case. Every step of the process was coordinated and handled for me by Grover, to ensure that I was never mistreated or had my rights violated. Through 8 motion hearings and up through the week long Court Martial, I honestly feel what Grover charged me was nowhere near the compensation he deserved for the level of work he performed.
As a Chief who in a span of only 3 years was awarded 2 Navy Commendation Medals, the Bronze Star Medal, and a Navy Wide Leadership Award; I adamantly state I can recognize when a person is in the ELITE of his or her professionâ€¦and Grover is THE ELITE! His tenacious work ethic and profound legal expertise is the ONLY reason I was able to have my innocence proven, and to be found NOT GUILTY of the Article 120 Charge! Even after my Court-Martial, Grover continued to make sure that my rights were protected and honored. For his unwavering character, strong work ethic, and legal expertise; I am eternally grateful! I would proudly talk to any potential client who is considering hiring Grover Baxley to defend them, and give them my personal story of how he safeguarded my life!
Posted by Brock, a Military Law client, Flag
Grover Baxley, of the JAG Defense firm, represented me in a military urinalysis case. His outstanding knowledge and professionalism were constant through a very long and difficult process. From the very first contact with him, while I was deployed in Afghanistan, through my acquittal, nearly a year later, Mr. Baxley proved himself an excellent attorney. I highly recommend anyone facing a similar situation, make contact with him and his firm, follow their advice, and regain your life back.
Posted by Mike, Flag
Grover managed all aspects and responded to the US Navy's Notice of Intent to suspend my TS-SCI security clearance. The result of his expertise led to a surprise win without having to go to the DoD Appellate level, with DONCAF fully exonerating me and leaving my TS-SCI clearance intact.
I had a number of affairs with foreign contacts that included prostitutes. Grover led me through the steps to successfully mitigate any security concerns, with sensitivity to me as a person and the necessary forthrightness to alleviate my demonstrated poor judgement to the Navy.
I highly recommend him as a comprehensively thorough lawyer who consistently demonstrated outstanding competence and just as importantly to me, sensitivity and compassion to me as a person.
Posted by Mark, a Military Law client, Flag
From the beginning, Grover Baxley treated me with dignity and respect. He took the time to truly understand all the details of my situation, then took immediate action to fix it. The result was a successful and timely conclusion to my problem. Heâ€™s fantastic!
Posted by a Military Law client, Flag
With seven good years into the navy I was notified that I had failed a urine test for cocaine. Even though there where a couple discrepencies with my case my appointed jag pretty much told me that I would recieve an OTH discharge. With all I had invested into the navy and an otherwise good track record I decided to look to look elsewhere. After speaking with a couple different attorneys I knew Mr. Baxley was the best choice, his knowledge and confidence in dealing with these cases was immediatly obviouse. After taking him on he was there every step of the way making sure we went into the admin sep board with every possible advantage. Weather that was getting my difficult ex girlfriend to make a statement or just walking me through the process he made sure everything was taking care of. At the board it was immediately obvious that he was the most experianced and persuasive person in the room. His skill with words and attention to detail throughout the board resulted in me recieving a no misconduct. Thanks to Mr. Baxley I'm able to finish my naval career honorable. My family and I are forever gratefull.
Posted by Aubrey, a Military Law client, Flag
I was represented by Mr. Grover Baxley in my Special Court Martial case. I'm an E-7 in the Navy. I was facing more than 20 serious charges that could have lead to a dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of $4282.30 per month for 12 months ($51,388.00), reduction in rank to E-1 and 12 month jail time. The service, attention to detail, and the time and effort Mr. Baxley put into my case was unbelievable. I could call him anytime for advice. The price he charged do not even come close to the work and effort he put into my case. I had several attorneys who wouldn’t even touch my case. They called themselves the best attorney’s in Hampton Roads. Mr. Baxley is one of the best. He’s well known and liked. Even doing my time of illness, he would call and check on my family and myself and offer encouraging words for us. He’s a very supportive attorney. The Government had enough evidence and information to bring charges and prosecute me to the fullest at a Special Court Martial. He had my case reduce to a Summary Court Martial and the majority of my charges dropped. I plead guilty to one lesser charge with a sentencing of ½ month pay of one month and a Non-Punitive Letter of Reprimand. Grover Baxley tireless efforts saved my Navy career; and I retained my rank of E-7. This saved me over $700,000 in retirement benefits. He's worth the price. You will not get better service from any other attorney. He truly cares about his clients. He took my case on a short notice and provided outstanding and positive results. I strongly recommend his service as a military trail lawyer.
Posted by Jasmine, a Government client, Flag
Mr. Baxley was a very good lawyer. He took time on my case, time with me to help me understand all the proceedings and the events taking place.
Posted by Mike, a Military Law client, Flag
Mr. Grover H. Baxley represented me in the up most professional, knowledgeable and heartfelt manner. His dedication to the case was second to none. I was truly blessed to having him in my corner. Mr. Baxley is a genuine and authentic man that fought my case as if the case was against him. My case resulted in "No Misconduct" on every count and I have since been reinstated into the military. Since being reinstated, I have been promoted to the next rank and have had the honor to serve both Afghanistan and Iraq.
Posted by Anthony, a Military Law client, Flag
Mr. Grover Baxley handled a Military Positive Drug Urinalysis case for me and he was outstanding in all phases of the case. I would highly recommend him to my closest friends and associaties.
Posted by Aaron, a Military Law client, Flag
I am a career Army NCO who was wrongly accused of using an illegal drug. Upon being notified of the charge, I was referred to the military trail and defense lawyer who told me that I should accept the non-judicial punishment. Being innocent of any wrong doing, I refused the ART 15 and elected to be tried in a Courts Martial. The TDS lawyer did not make me feel like he could properly represent me and prove my innocence. At this time I began researching military lawyers online and after typing in "Best Jag Defense," in the search engine, I came across Mr.Baxley. After contacting Mr.Baxley, I was 100% positive that he could not only represent me aggressively, but that he would fight vigorously to prove my innocence. During that first conversation he spent a good 30 to 45 minutes getting all of the facts and telling me how he would approach the case. I retaining his services and felt like I finally had someone that would fight to uphold the integrity that I had spent 31 years building. We conversed on a regular basis and he continually kept me in the loop on the progress of my case. He also went out of his way while on a business trip, to type out a two page response to my chain of command, who had isolated me and attempted to give me an unproven and invalid Relief for Cause NCOER. Upon meeting Mr.Baxley for the first time during my motions hearing, I was thoroughly impressed with the calm and cool demeanor in which he handled himself in the court room. The judge had pretty much shot down all of our motions, but Mr.Baxley wasn't even phased; needless to say I was very upset and frustrated. I felt like the judge was doing the prosecutors’ job for him. Mr.Baxley very patiently and effectively explained the process and all of the reasons why I did not need to worry. A little over a month later, Mr.Baxley arrived to my actual court martial in top form. This man is a lyrical genius and word chess master, from the opening statement to the closing arguments he was focused, calm and in control. This demeanor, that I alluded to earlier, was the only reason that I was not a sweating train wreck while I sat there at the position of attention for 10 hours. His opening statement was nothing less then brilliant, and he held and maintained the panels’ undivided attention from start to finish. In comparison to the governments opening, Mr.Baxley seemed to have the experience and grace of not just a seasoned trail lawyer, but the strategic mind of a battle hardened general. He never once tipped off the prosecutor to the direction of my defense until the witness was on the stand admitting their wrong doing. In the end, the panel only deliberated for approximately 15 minutes and came back with the only verdict applicable, Not Guilty. Mr.Baxley not only saved my career and proved my innocence, but has and continues to ensure that my record is expunged of any and all wrongful accusations. This has been by far the most stressful situation I had ever encountered, but with the guidance of a great lawyer and man, it was bearable.
Posted by Alvaro, a Military Law client, Flag
Mr. Baxley is a great attorney who is very knowledgeable. At times he was a little hard to get a hold of, but he more than made up for it when board time came. He is very well spoken, and prepared for whatever is thrown at him in a case. He honestly gives you his opinion on you case, and will work to get things settled. I wold recommend Mr. Baxley to anyone coming up on a case.
Posted by Jason N., a Military Law client, Flag
Mr. Baxley went way out of his way for me. The Government assigned defense wanted me to take a deal that she thought was good, it wasn't. The government didn't want to bargain, Mr. Baxley then wrote our own deal, which they accepted and only plead me guilty to what I actually did. Mr. Baxley made the prosecution look dumb. Numerous times he had to give advice to them or they didn't mess up the whole court-martial. The judge would roll his eyes at the prosecution, but when Mr. Baxley spoke he would listen attentively and even nod in agreement. Mr. Baxley made the government look like clowns. His closing statement put people in tears. Look no further, this is the right attorney for any court-martial. If I hadn't hired him, the government defense would have me still in the brig Im sure. She had no clue what she was doing. Highly recommend him. Do not go to ANY court-martial without a civilian attorney, and get Mr. Baxley to do it. He will save your butt, after all the government plays games, and he's know what they are going to do before they do it.
Additionally, my brother, a LT. was at the trial, he has been involved in hundreds of legal cases. He said Mr. Baxley was the best he's ever seen and made the Government look like a joke.