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Philip Douglas Cave

also known as Phil (Viking) Cave

About me

I first came to the United States in 1972 from London, England, where I was born and had grown up.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Military Law: 90%
    36 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Administrative Law: 10%
    36 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($150-300/hour), Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • George Baron Coleman

    Phil Cave is a professional attorney of the highest caliber. He is an incredibly brilliant and aggressive courtroom tactician who never forgets that the client's needs come before all other concerns. Phil is a true treasure for those fortunate enough to work with him.


    George Coleman Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Alexandra Gonzalez-Waddington

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    Alexandra Gonzalez-Waddington Military law Attorney
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VAAuthorized to practice law200003/31/2016
DCActive 200007/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Meritorious Service MedalNavy1997
Meritorious Service MedalNavy1994
Southwest Asia Service MedalNavy1991
Kuwait Liberation MedalNavy1991
Defense Meritorious Service MedalNavy1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
CommanderU.S. Navy1980 - 2000
ConstableMetropolitan Police Force1967 - 1972
CadetMetropolitan Police Force1965 - 1967
Association namePosition nameDuration
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, InternationalMember2012 - Present
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
American LegionMember2006 - Present
National Institute of Military JusticeDirector2000 - Present
Judge Advocates AssociationMember2000 - Present
Phi Kappa TauN/A1973 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
US v. E-6Not Guilty
US v. GarciaNot Guilty
US v. PlantRelief on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Text, by LEXISNEXISMilitary Court Rules of the U.S.2014
JURIST SidebarHow Public of a Trial: US v. Bradley Manning2012
JURISTMental State May Play Pivotal Role in Afghan Shooting Trial2012
JURIST Paper ChaseWrangling over Khadr's counsel shows discretionary power of military judges2009
ABA PREVIEW of Supreme Court CasesCoram Nobis: A Writ Too Far?2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawLL.M - Master of Laws1988
Armed Forces Staff CollegeMilitary ScienceDiploma1983
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Wright State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Metropolitan Police Training SchoolN/AN/A1968
Metropolitan Police Cadet CorpsN/ADiploma1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PAD PreLaw Moot CtsMoot Courts2014
Global Conference on Military Justice ReformMilitary Justice Reform2014
US Commission on Civil Rights, Report and Briefing on Sexual Assault in the MilitaryMilitary Sexual Assault cases2013
PAD-Int Moot CourtMoot Court2013
Military Justice SeminarGuest speaker2013
“Fixing a Broken System: Rape and Sexual Assault in the Military”Sexual Assault in the Military2012
Military Editors & Reporters Conf.Military law and media2010
Cox Commission 2009Military Law reform2010
Cox CommissionMilitary Law reform2001
London Conference on Continuity and Change in Military JusticeMliitary Law1998
ABA Annual ConferenceCourts-martial and the Media1998