David Peck is currently Of Counsel with Court & Carpenter, a civilian defense firm... more
David Peck is currently Of Counsel with Court & Carpenter, a civilian defense firm which "exclusively" practices military law. David retired from the Navy after serving 18 years as a Navy Judge Advocate. During his military career David specialized in Military Justice litigation. He was designated a Military Justice Litigation Specialist in 2007 and has served as both Regional Senior Defense ... view profile
“One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.” — E. M.... more
“One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.” — E. M. Forster Attorney Cheryl Van Ackeren is passionate about protecting the rights of service members and ensuring that veterans get the benefits they deserve. Long before graduating from Seattle University’s School of Law, Cheryl knew she wanted to be a lawyer. Cheryl enlisted in the Army at 18 to achieve her goa... view profile
David is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. After attending college and... more
David is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. After attending college and working as a humanitarian volunteer in Hong Kong, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. His tour on board the USS Nimitz introduced him into the Pacific Northwest, which he and his family call home. While in the Navy, he earned a B.S. in Business and began attending Law School. Following his graduation from Seattle University... view profile
Military law attorneys have experience with The Uniform Code of Military Justice, which is the law that applies to members of the armed forces. These lawyers are often called “JAGs” or Judge Advocate Generals. Military law attorneys prosecute or defend troops court-martialed in cases of discipline or disobedience of a lawful command. For example, if you are an army private and refuse an order, a military trial would be held, with one military law attorney representing the Army (and aiming to prove the disobedience charge), and another military law attorney defending you.