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Lee Lawson Stockdale

Military law Attorney at Lynn, NC

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Lee L. Stockdale

  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 27 years
    Missouri - MO 17 years
    North Carolina - NC 31 years
    Florida - FL 34 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1996
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2006
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1993
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1989
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Lee

Learn Lee’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Military law
    Army Appeals Removal of Reprimands from OMPF OMPF-filed Derogatory Information General Officer Memorandum of Reprimands (GOMORs) GOMOR DASEB Appeals GOMOR ABCMR Appeals GOMOR Rebuttals on an Immediate Basis Transfer of GOMORs to the Restricted Fiche OER / NCOER Appeals Army Board for Correction of Military Records (ABCMR) Appeals Administrative Separation Boards Show Cause Boards

    33 years


Colonel (Ret.) Lee Stockdale spent fifteen years as an active duty  Army JAG officer. He practices military administrative law for Army Soldiers -- Active, Reserve, National Guard, Retirees, Veterans, et al.  Stockdale assists Soldiers around the world with all levels of administrative appeals and rebuttals: GOMORs, OERs, Article 15s, DASEB and ABCMR.


Colonel Stockdale is the former Command Judge Advocate of US Army Human Resources Command, St. Louis, where he supervised an office of fourteen JAGs, civilian attorneys and paralegals and dealt with all aspects of Soldier personnel law.


Colonel Stockdale served at the Pentagon as a Military Personnel Law Attorney in the Office of The Judge Advocate General (OTJAG). He also served as Senior Judge Advocate to the Chief, Army Reserve (CAR). In both roles he analyzed countless individual Soldier actions, reviewed and revised Army Regulations, and provided highly technical legal opinions for the Department of the Army (DA) Staff.

Before becoming a JAG officer, Stockdale worked his way up from a private in the MP Corps. After OCS he served as an infantry platoon leader, XO, company commander, and in various special operations assignments.

Army Boards want technical expertise, sound judgment, and a strength of confidence that makes Board members want to grant your appeal.  Mr. Stockdale provides highly focused legal counsel by working exclusively with Army Soldiers:

•                Technical excellence

•                15 years active duty JAG experience

•                Outstanding advocacy

•                Absolutely dedicated to Taking Care of Soldiers and Their Families

•                Personal O-6 level legal advice / No second-tier associates

•                Affordable rates

•                Enjoys Winning


Colonel Stockdale and his wife of 29 years have five children, aged 13 to 26. Stockdale enjoys playing electric blues harmonica and is author of the novel Murder of Law, available on .





Stockdale Army Law
PO Box 401
Lynn, NC, 28750


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Posted by suzanne | June 7, 2013
a fight for what was right
I was facing serous charges and Mr stockade was very honest with me and believe in me that I was not in any way quilt, we took it to jury trial and he fought for me as if i was his own daughter up there, out come was good and even though I no longer love in NC, and have since married bough a home and have a predictive life , I always think of him from time to time cause if it wasn't for his beliefs in the Justus system and in me as a client, I would be in prison. Thanks you lee
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Posted by Francisco | August 10, 2012
Military Administrative Adverse Action
Even though Mr. Stockdale did not take my case, I appreciated him not giving me the run around. After I explained my situation, he told me right away he would not be able to help me. That tells me he is knowledgeable and Trustworthy. I was shocked but truly impressed by that Mr. Stockdale.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2011
Full Relief of GOMOR Assistance
I was battling for the removal of a General Officer Memo of Reprimand from early 2008. This GOMOR was filed in my Official Records preventing promotion and prompting a Show-Cause for Retention or Elimination. After 2 failed attempts with Active Duty Legal Counsel assistance appealing through the Department of Army Suitability and Evaluations Board, I decided to interview non-Military Lawyers for a final appeal through the Army Board of Corrections for Military Records. After the initial phone interview I knew he was just the right Lawyer for my purposes. As my last chance for promotion was nearing, Mr. Stockdale assisted me with excellent guidance on how to best argue my case for relief. I was expecting to hear results in 10-12 months, but was elated to discover that within 5 months, the ABCMR granted me FULL RELIEF! I cannot thank Mr. Stockdale enough nor show reserve when recommending him to others. It is with full confidence I recommend Mr. Stockdale to anyone requiring assistance in correcting military records.
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Posted by Craig | September 26, 2011
Military Legal Issue
Attorney Stockdale was instrumental in advising me how to navigate a tricky legal situation involving a contract with the Army/Army Reserves for a health profession scholarship. He was able to direct my efforts in attaining a conditional release from the Army Individual Ready Reserves in order to pursue an active duty career in another uniformed service. Without Lee's guidance I would not have prevailed in this case. I give Lee my highest endorsement.
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Posted by EJC | September 23, 2011
Thank you Attorney Stockdale
I am so thankful that I contacted Attorney Stockdale to handle my case. About 10 years ago I made a decision that was exceptionally detrimental to my military career. I had taken full responsibility for my actions and had worked hard to regain my reputation, but my chances of promotion were very slim. From the onset of my contacting COL. Stockdale, he admitted that we had an uphill battle, but he drafted an outline of “attack” which gave me a tremendous sense of confidence that our efforts might be successful. Attorney Stockdale eloquently put into words that despite my error in judgment, I was still a valuable officer who was respected by his subordinates and admired by his peers. He listened to me, reviewed all my files and helped me draft an appeal that overwhelmingly convinced the special promotions review board to promote me without reservation and place all of the proceedings into my restricted file. COL. Stockdale was honest with me about the pitfalls of my case and was knowledgeable and competent enough to provide me everything I needed to win my case. He is truly an outstanding attorney and I was fortunate enough to find him and retain his services. I would recommend him to any of my friends or colleagues who were in need of his services.
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Posted by SFC U.S. Army | September 9, 2011
The Best
COL. Stockdale was the second lawyer I used during my case. After such a bad experience with my first counsel I had a really bad taste in my mouth, but I decided to contact Lee after researching for about a month on the internet. I contacted Lee and he listened without judgment. Once I decided to hire him (which I made after only one call, I trusted him right away) he worked with me every step of the way, it seemed as if we were sitting next to each other, even though we were 1000 miles apart. After he reviewed my case he seemed generally concerned that I was being used as an escape goat and helped me draft a great defense. Which ended in my record being expunged. Lee's knowledge and legal skills are the best that I have ever come across in my 16 years of service. If it was not for Lee believing in me and taking a personal interest in my case I would have been removed from Military service. Thanks to Lee I still have my spotless service record. If you are in the Military and ever find yourself in need of legal counsel you would be a fool to contact anybody else but COL. Lee Stockdale.
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Work Experience

  • President
  • Stockdale Army Law
  • 2007 - Present
  • Command Judge Advocate (CJA)
  • US Army Human Resources Command (HRC)
  • 2003 - 2007


  • US Army War College
  • Masters
  • 2003
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1989
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • “Full Relief Granted” for Doctor; Article 15 Transferred to Restricted Fiche
  • Article 15 Transferred to Restricted Fiche of OMPF
  • DASEB Unanimous: Remove NCO GOMOR from OMPF
  • GOMOR removed in its entirety from the appellant’s OMPF.
  • Article 15 and GOMOR Transferred to Restricted Fiche; Captain Promoted to Major
  • The DASEB granted the officer's appeal. The O-4 Selection Board did not see the Article 15 or GOMOR . The Board selected him for promotion to Major. This allows an excellent officer to serve for a full 20 years.


  • Reserve Officer Association
  • Life Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member in Good Standing
  • N/A
  • South Carolina State Bar
  • Member in Good Standing
  • N/A
  • Polk County, NC, Bar Association
  • Member in Good Standing
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legion of Merit
  • US Army
  • 2007
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • US Army
  • 2003
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • US Army
  • 2000
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • US Army
  • 1998
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • US Army
  • 1995
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • US Army
  • 1995
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