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Grover H. Baxley is an Attorney with JAG Defense. As a former active duty member of the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Mr. Baxley served as a Chief of Military Justice and a Chief of Adverse Actions. Based upon his performance and top-rated record as a prosecutor, Mr. Baxley was competitively selected to become an Area Defense Counsel. During his time as a military defense counsel, Mr. Baxley litigated more courts-martial than any other military defense counsel at bases throughout the United States and Europe. During his final year on active duty, Mr. Baxley was recognized as the #1 military defense counsel in the Eastern Circuit and in the top 5% of military defense counsel worldwide.


Since leaving active duty, Mr. Baxley has dedicated 100% of his civilian law practice to military and security clearance law. He has zealously represented hundreds of members of all military branches around the world in matters ranging from minor administrative actions to courts-martial. In addition, he has represented both military members and civilians who are seeking to obtain or retain their security clearances. Based upon his broad experience as a trial lawyer, Mr. Baxley is frequently called upon to provide training to active duty defense counsel. First and foremost, however, Mr. Baxley is committed to the aggressive, attentive representation of his clients and takes great personal pride in the results that he is able to obtain for them.


Mr. Baxley is a native of Cataumet, Massachusetts. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and earned his Juris Doctorate from The University of Richmond School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Baxley served on the Editorial Board of The University of Richmond Law Review. Mr. Baxley is a member of the Massachusetts Bar. He is also licensed to practice before the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, the Army Court of Criminal Appeals, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and military courts worldwide.


Military Experience

  • Captain, U.S. Air Force JAG Corps, 2001 - 2005

  • Major, U.S. Air Force Reserve JAG Corps, 2005 - Present


  • B.A., Vanderbilt University

  • J.D., University of Richmond School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts


Court Admissions

  • United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

  • United States Navy/Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals

  • United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals

  • United States Court of Federal Claims


Practice areas


  1. Military Law: 100%
    15 years, 2.5 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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    I had the opportunity to work with Grover over ten years ago when I was a prosecutor in the Navy and Grover was a defense counsel representing servicemembers. Grover is a highly accomplished litigator and aggressive advocate for his clients. Now that I am in private practice, I routinely refer military law cases to Grover as well as any case that comes across my desk involving security clearance concerns. I highly endorse Grover Baxley without reservation and I will continue to refer clients to him in his areas of expertise.


    Matthew Hamel Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael John Millios

    I highly endorse Grover. I tried a case with Grover back in 2012. He secured a full acquittal for a Staff Sergeant saving a quality Soldier's career. Grover puts a lot of time into investigating the case and prepping for trial. He is an excellent advocate for his clients.


    Michael Millios Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

JAG Defense - The Law Office of Grover H. Baxley, P.C.

4445 Corporation Lane
Virginia Beach, VA, 23462


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC)U.S. Air Force Reserve2014
Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Air Force Reserve2011
Outstanding Reserve Field Grade Officer, 4th QuarterAir Force Legal Operations Agency2009
Commendation MedalU.S. Air Force2005
Outstanding Company Grade Officer, 3rd QuarterAir Force Eastern Circuit2004
Achievement MedalU.S. Air Force2003
Editorial Board, Law ReviewUniversity of Richmond School of Law1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyU.S. Air Force Reserve, JAG Corps2005 - Present
AttorneyBlue Law International2007 - 2009
AttorneyU.S. Air Force JAG Corps2001 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Navy/Marine Corps Court of Criminal AppealsAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
Army Court of Criminal AppealsAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
U.S. Court of Federal ClaimsAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed ForcesAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
Air Force Court of Criminal AppealsAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Navy Board of InquiryRetained
Air Force Court-MartialAcquittal
Air Force Court-MartialAcquittal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Vanderbilt UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Virginia State BarChallenges for Military Justice Practitioners2015
USMC Defense Services ConferenceMilitary Urinalysis Defense2015
Navy/Marine Corps Defense Counsel OrientationEffective Post-Trial Advocacy2014
Navy/Marine Corps Defense Counsel ConferenceUrinalysis Defense at Administrative Discharge Boards2014
Navy/Marine Corps Defense Counsel ConferenceDefense Clemency Strategies2014
Aviano AB, ItalyA Peek Behind the Curtain - Defense Counsel Tactics2014
Aviano AB, ItalySecurity Clearance Adjudications2014
Navy/Marine Corps Defense Counsel ConferenceDefending Drug Cases2013
Military Law UpdateMilitary Law2013
A Few Good MenCivilian Counsel in Military Courts-Martial2013
Defense Counsel OrientationDefending Drug Cases2012
Forensic Expert Mock Trial CourseCourt-Martial Issues for Expert Witnesses2011
Defense Counsel OrientationSecurity Clearance Issues for Defense Lawyers2010
Defense Counsel OrientationUrinalysis Defense in the Military2009