Former JAG Attorney With The Experience And Skills To Win Your Court-Martial. We Can Help You!Former JAG Attorney With The Experience And Skills To Win Your Court-Martial. We Can Help You!
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2004||03/19/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2013|
|Meritorious Service Medal||U.S. Army||2012|
|Army Commendation Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters||U.S. Army||2010|
|Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star||U.S. Army||2007|
|Tower of Strength Award||State Bar of Nevada||2003|
|Managing Partner||Newsom & Gapasin||2012 - Present|
|Judge Advocate General||United States Army, J.A.G. Corps||2005 - 2012|
|Associate||Lewis & Shreve||2002 - 2004|
|Associate||Rawlings, Olson, Cannon, Gormley & Desruisseaux||1999 - 2001|
|Summer Associate||Rawlings, Olson, Cannon, Gormley & Desruisseaux||1998 - 1998|
|Clerk Intern||Eighth Circuit Federal District Court||1997 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|Missouri State Bar, Military Law Committee||Member||2010 - Present|
|Missouri State Bar||Member||2004 - Present|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Member||2003 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit||Member||2001 - Present|
|Nevada State Bar||Member||1999 - Present|
|United States District Court for the District of Nevada||Member||1999 - Present|
|U.S. v. E-7||Not Guilty to all charges and their specifications.|
|U.S. vs. O-2||Not guilty to rape.|
|U.S. v. E-3||Dismissed without prejudice.|
|See all legal cases|
|Communique (Clark County Bar)||The Changing Supreme Court||2002|
|Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army||Military Law||Commission||2005|
|University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Notre Dame||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Offsite Training, Springfield, Missouri||Ethics for the Military Law Office||2012|
|Annual CONUS Trial Defense Service Conference, Tampa, Florida||Cross-Examination in Sexual Assault Cases||2011|
|USATDS Pacific Rim Regional Conference, Seoul, South Korea||Innocence Lost: Cross-Examining Child Victims||2010|
|USATDS, Pacific Rim Regional Conference, Dongducheon, South Korea||The Art of Taking Depositions||2009|
Posted by anonymous
My case was dismissed shortly after I spoke to Mr. Gapasin and the SAUSA was presented with the circumstances behind my case. I was falsely accused and charged with simple assault after I reported my accuser of cheating on a practical exam and having a video recording of her doing it. Her accusation put my career in jeopardy as CID tried to spin a tap on the shoulder 4 weeks prior into an assault charge.
The Army's overzealous SHARP program fueled her ability to make the accusation against me and made her out to be the victim rather than the subject. Mr. Gapasin was not hesitant to take my case, take on the SHARP program, and the cheater making the false accusation against me.
Posted by anonymous
I was facing UCMJ article 128 assault consummated by battery with two specifications(choking and intent to cause grievous bodily harm). I was facing a special court martial in which the Air Force had given me four weeks to prepare. I called Mr. Gapasin desperate for someone to hear my side of the case and understand. I called many lawyers prior to Ernesto and never got a feeling they had my best interest at heart. My consultation with Mr. Gapasin put my mind at ease. He diligently started working on my case and got me a continuation. Mr. Gapasin would give me as much information as I needed to know but did not over do it. I had faith in him from the beginning. He was understanding of my financial situations, and never once did pressure me for payment. Ernesto worked well with my military appointed lawyer and even flew directly to Japan for my case. He went into my case with confidence and was very aggressive. All in all, Mr. Ernesto reduced my case from a special court martial to a Summary Courts Martial. My charges for assault was dropped to a disorderly conduct and I did not lose my NCO status. If you're looking for a honest, reliable, trustworthy, aggressive lawyer. Mr, Gapasin is the attorney for you! Thank you again Mr. Gapasin for saving my life!
Posted by LRO
Ernesto is absolutely the best lawyer in the business. I was involved in a spiteful divorce with another military member who I believed was having an affair. After I notified her command of this and a investigation was launched she accused me of sexual assault and then for 18 months she continued to make up statement after statement against me (giving me more and more charges). Ernesto stood by me every step of the way, fighting tooth and nail against the corruption. He was there when I wanted to give up (and believe me I really, really did more than once). The charges made up against me would have ruined my entire life forever. Ernesto saw through the corruption, believed in me and fought our way to victory and showed the government none of what this woman said ever happened. If I had hired anyone else I believe I would have lost my life. Ernesto literally saved my life against someone who wanted to hurt me in the worst way possible and against a very overbearing and overzealous prosecution. I cannot thank Ernesto enough for standing by and protecting and helping me for the past 18 months. He has given me my life back and I am eternally grateful.
Timothy Bilecki, Military law Attorney
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
Truly phenomenal trial attorney. I have known and tried cases with Ernesto for nearly five years and can say without hesitation that he is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys I have ever seen. He thoroughly investigates his cases, uses advanced strategy and litigates to win. Gapasin's trial record speaks for itself. If you are facing serious court martial charges, Gapasin can level the playing field.
Ryan Coward, Military law Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Ernesto is a fantastic courtroom savvy litigator. I was opposing counsel on a case against Ernesto in Korea and he proved to be a superb advocate for his client. With years of experience representing service members, Ernesto is certainly one of the best. I give him my highest endorsement.
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