Posted by anonymous
I hired Mr. Waddington back in mid 2019 a few months after finding out I was under investigation for sexual assault. The investigators did a terrible job and were completely bias against me even falsifying information. Near the end of 2019 I was charged with sexual assault, housebreaking and kidnapping without a single piece of evidence. Michael and Alexandra Waddington were the first to see right through the lies that were being told against me by OSI and gave me hope that this wasn't the end of my life. Michael and Alexandra Waddington did way more than just consult me when we first spoke, they gave me some of the best and most insightful information about situations like this and how often times good people get charged by shady or misled organizations like OSI. My charges were preferred to courts martial and as the months got closer Michael and Alexandra Waddington painstakingly went through everything that OSI had against me and found every single hole in their false story. By the time the court martial came, Michael Waddington was more than ready to go to battle in the courtroom. He immediately saw the truth of the matter that even I didn't see, and led the way to victory. The jury found me NOT GUILTY of all charges! Not only was Michael Waddington always at the top of his game in the courtroom, but he somehow always managed to keep the air in the courtroom light but very professional. If you are ever in need of an attorney I have no doubt that Michael Waddington and his wife Alexandra are the ones to hire for sure! They are worth every penny. In all honestly I think they are under paid. Thank you again Mr. and Mrs. Waddington!
Posted by anonymous
I contacted Michael after reading about him in a press release. He responded to my inquiry and referred me to a colleague who specialized in the area of the law, that pertained to my case. He was professional and thoughtful. I would certainly contact him if I were to need help with an issue that is in his area of expertise.
Posted by JMH
I was charged for 3 sex crimes by the military justice system. Even though I knew I was innocent my military lawyer wanted me to plead guilty. He said the government had all the resources in the world to convince a jury to convict me. I would have dishonorably discharged, lost all my benefits, have to register as a sex offender, and hopefully get a "light" prison sentence. Thank God we found Mr. Waddington to replace that military lawyer. Mr. Waddington was very aggressive attacking the government's case and their witnesses. I was told by the new military lawyer, that assisted Mr. Waddington, on the final day to bring a change of clothes and $40.00 to make phone calls from prison just incase we lost because I would go directly to prison. You cannot imagine how scared I was!! The day of the closing arguments Mr. Waddington shredded the prosecution case to pieces and the jury appeared to be mesmerized by his performance. The jury was out a short time, which seemed like a lifetime to me, and came back with a NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES. All I can say is THANK YOU MR. WADDINGTON for saving my life.
Posted by Dan
Our son was being charged by the military with a felony sexual charge that would have ruined his career, life, and sent hIm to prison. The government has everything stacked in their favor and it takes an extremely skilled defense attorney to overcome. Michael Waddington is the best attorney you will find to fight the military prosecutors. Michael is not only skilled, professional, and a extremely nice person, he knows how to win. I feel our case was won with his closing arguement. In boxing terms, "Mr. Waddington KO the prosecution ". I cannot say enough to show how grateful we are for his performance.
Posted by Chris
Mr. Waddington is an outstanding person who really cares about his clients! He is by far one of the most educated attorneys who you can depend on. I hired him not knowing what to expect and he exceeded all my expectations while answering any question I had. Mr. Waddington gave me another chance at life And he can give you one too! Without any doubt in my mind you should call for a consultation and find out for yourself that he will attack anything you have going on with confidence.
Posted by Calvin
Mr. Waddington knows how to step in and take control. We've been communicating on and off about my case for over a year. Sandra and Alex were also amazing and I never felt like I wasn't first priority. At first we were preparing for a court martial for sexual assault, then that got dropped 2 month after I hired the Waddington's. No charges were ever preferred, but I was notified several months later that I would be facing a board of inquiry (BOI) for various misconduct. Without any hesitation, I decided to follow through with having Mr. Waddington fight my case at a board because I did not trust that my ADC would provide an adequate defense (I later requested a different ADC). Two days before my board, Micheal showed up looking like he was ready for war! He and my newly appointed ADC prepped intensely and I was very impressed by how well they worked with each other and how much they knew about my case without me having to clarify much. I felt a new sense of confidence going into the board knowing that my team was ready to put on an intense fight. Mr. Waddington's focus was to tell a story, that was his strategy. That became evident from the opening arguments where I heard him summarize my case to the board like an exciting movie trailer. Anyone who heard his opening would definitely pay to go see the flick, whereas the prosecution/recorders opening statement sounded like a straight to VHS movie in 2019. Throughout the BOI, I could tell that the prosecution stood no chance. Michael is a master at getting the facts out, even when I thought that he should add certain details and questions during his cross examination of witnesses, but I had to hold back and let the man do his thing in excellent form. I was quite entertained whenever he caught my accusers in their lies and whenever he got them to admit things which corroborated my story. The man is an artist, a storyteller, a well seasoned defense attorney, and a well oiled weapon when it comes to defense. He managed to prove my case and 9 out of 11 allegations were thrown out by the board, only leaving me with fraternization and adultery, which is what I admitted to since day one, almost 2 years ago. Look no further when it comes to true professionalism, experience, and aggressive defense!
Thanks for helping me with my career and I'm glad that I made the choice to bring you onboard!
Posted by Allan
The history of the accusation against me, all the evidence that I gave OSI, and Mr. Waddington's work caliber were all part of my case that resulted of a NOT GUILTY verdict.
First, I was accused of Sexual Assault a year ago by a girl that I have known for almost 2 years. I was nothing but good to her and she was the one that initiated everything. I was just following along with what she wanted. We had a complicated relationship but a relationship that anyone could tell that we're together. She immediately reported me to SARC the day after we had intercourse the night before. She suddenly flipped and turned against me. She had regrets, eventually lied/inconsistent on her statements and had the motive to fabricate.
Second, when I was interrogated by OSI for 2 hours. I made a mistake of telling them my side of the story when I should of spoken to Mr. Waddington. I wrote a 12 page written sworn statement that eventually was disregarded because they had a video of me being interrogated and telling them details of what happened between her and I. I cooperated with them and I had no issue telling them anything they needed to know. Then I gave OSI my phone for the text messages as well as evidence from my computer regarding an apology letter from me to her. I basically gave OSI everything with a thought that I did not do anything wrong and that I thought they would help me find the truth in her accusation, but I made a HUGE mistake talking to them. All the evidence I gave them were turned to be used against me during the trial. I felt the most uncomfortable feeling I ever had listening/seeing all the evidence in court. I had relief when Mr. Waddington rebuttals the prosecutions argument as he did it with such a comforting feeling.
Many things I definitely notice about Mr. Waddington upon seeing him work in the courtroom; his presence, his expertise, and a phenomenal Team Lead.
I could sense Mr. Waddington's presence when he is in the courtroom. Even the audience/spectators that attends, packs the whole courtroom majority for the support of me, have noticed and only wanting to hear and see Mr. Waddington. Audience/spectators admired him. Even the jury seemed the same way. I could feel the safety and comfort that everything will be alright each time I see Mr. Waddington knowing that he is there for me.
Mr. Waddington's expertise is something I definitely notice when he was defending me. He researched everything that was needed to properly dismantle prosecution's witness, arguments, and what they were going to say. For instance, during my trial he aggressively questioned the girl who accused me and she completely fell apart not knowing how to answer besides "I don't recall" or "I don't know". Similarly, the OSI agent who led my case and the one who interrogated me testified and was completely hammered by Mr. Waddington. Everyone in the audience kept talking about it when they get a chance to gossip. Also, it was an eye opening when the OSI agent admitted under oath that he did not do a proper investigation and was biased against me. He used the tactic "Believe the Victim" and "we're on your team" when interviewing the accuser. I did not stand a chance and I was already guilty in their eyes. Mr. Waddington caught that and skillfully defended my innocence.
Mr. Waddington and his Defense team are phenomenal to witness. He brought in with him three experts that countered prosecution's experts. They communicated with laptops while prosecution communicated with their expert on sticky notes that was obnoxious to see. It was night and day. When one of Mr. Waddington's experts notice something that prosecution's expert does not know, they could relay information immediately. Mr. Waddington questions their expert on the spot as he cross-exam them resulting their answers to be in our favor.
In all, do not hesitate to hire Mr. Waddington when your life and career is on the line.
Posted by anonymous
Let me start off by saying that if you are ever brought in by cid,ncis,ect. for an investigation do not talk.The only words coming from you at that point is I want to speak with my attorney. The prosecution team are professional liars and can manipulate the truth without consequence.Also if you think your command has your back,dream on.Command will kick you down the road with no regard.Be careful who you speak to while your case is being investigated.This case went on for 17 months, it's a long painful journey.You need someone like Michael and Alexandra to represent you in this chaotic military justice system(UCMJ).They are absolutely at the pinnacle of their profession. I am absolutely convinced that if I hired anyone else my son would not be where he is today.Charges were dismissed for a special courts martial and now he is carrying on as a free man,thanks to Michael and Alexandra.So in today's political climate you ARE GUILTY until you can prove your innocent especially in the military where the can gets kicked down the road because nobody in upper command wants egg on their face or is willing to say or do the right thing because of political fallout. It's no secret the military is scaling back and there're booting out some really good soldiers for anything they deem inappropriate.So to end if you get caught up in anything call The Waddington's it will be money well spent
Posted by Mark
Michael Waddington did a fantastic job defending my son, a Sr. Airman in a sexual assault case. My son was found not guilty because Michael was able to cross examine the prosecution's witnesses and expose their inconsistencies which led the jury to conclude there was obvious reasonable doubt, The Government (prosecution) was determined to sentence my son. By doing so , he would have been labeled as a sex offender for the rest of his life with possibly a 20+ year prison sentence. When the prosecution did it's opening statements, I felt my heart sink to the floor, but when Michael countered with his, I knew the prosecution was in for a war which Michael ultimately won. My son was released from the Air Force and is now free to start his life over. Michael made that happen. If I had chosen to continue with the military lawyer appointed, I have no doubt that my son would have been convicted a sex offender and serving many years of jail time, I also have to acknowledge Alexandra Gonzalez - Waddington, Michael's wife and law partner. She is incredible and a perfect compliment to Michael. Her "hand holding" was so compassionate. I had so many questions leading up to my son's trial. Now I know why Michael can't always be available while he is concentrating on a trial. She put myself and family at ease by answering all our concerns. Her quick replies to my text messages and voicemails were nothing short of remarkable. Michael and Alexandra are truly an outstanding law team and one worthy of your case.
Posted by anonymous
This guy has such good reviews for a reason. I'm a single father of two and busted my nads for the Army, but the mother of my children had other plans. He fought hard for me against all the charges and worked hard all the way until the verdict was read. Not guilty of all charges and specifications. I teetered on the edge of destruction and he took the fight to some garbage turd prosecutors and a spiteful woman. I'm looking at getting promoted now and getting my life back together. Thank you for everything and keeping me grounded throughout it all.