5.0 stars 24 totalReview William Meili
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Meili is a knowledgeable and caring attorney. Within minutes of contacting him through his website, he called me and allotted time for me to explain my situation and needs. Although there isn't much he could do at this time (I truly wish I had contacted him sooner), Mr. Meili nevertheless, was still able to provide me with some extremely helpful information I could not have found on my own
Bill Meili is an expert in his field and he helped me view and analyze new options for my future.
Posted by A
We were referred to Bill by a close friend who had just been through a similar difficulty in getting UQR approval at HRC. In our case, my husband's UQR was approved at the unit level, but denied at higher. He had already declined promotion in order to get out, informed his chain he intended to get out, had a civilian job waiting, and as far as we knew he was all set. It wasn't until after the first UQR submission that he found out he owed another 12 months because he had used TA. He re-submitted following HRC guidance that was supposed to eliminate the ADSO by repaying the TA, however even with the UQR was denied again. Before trying a third time, we decided we needed help.
We had already sold our home and relocated, his staying in would be an enormous burden both financially and emotionally. Seeing the impact this made on our family, Bill became an immediate advocate, He reviewed the documentation, took the time to learn the whole story, and found support for our cause in areas we had not thought to mention previously. Bill quickly and expertly developed a final product that was professional, airtight, and presented our case from all angles. Upon reading his final product the only logical option would be favorable action. We are currently awaiting a final decision.
Fortunately for us, Bill's dedication has presented us with other options. He called me, while already traveling on our behalf to personally present our case, to inform us of doctrine he had found that would provide us with a second option (medical) should HRC refuse again. Bill brought humor, guidance, and hope when we thought we had none.
I strongly recommend Bill Meili to anyone who feels their case is not being handled properly, who feels they have not received accurate representation via Army paperwork alone, or who thinks they are helpless in administrative action.
Posted by CW2 W.
I contacted Bill because I had a problem getting my unqualified resignation signed off at the HRC level. I been denied because of an Additional Duty Service Obligation of transferring my GI Bill benefits to my spouse that would only take my commitment 9 more months past my original obligation from flight school. The problem was they were trying PCS me away from my family for a year when it was needless and would of gladly served out remaining 9 months in reserve. Bill, came on board to help my cause with great enthusiasm for my case because he saw that I wasn't being handled with common sense, fairly and just cause. Bill immediately went to work on gathering a foundation of support with people in my chain of command and developed a course of action. Bill Meili made it a priority to get the whole story of me personally including a personal connection with my family. My family has gained a deep respect for Bill because of his true character and profound caring for my family overall. Bill's efforts ultimately led to my successful release from active duty with a honorable discharge I deserve. Mr Meili not only focused on my case but advised me and gave me personal advice on issues I had been dealing with. I strongly recommend Bill Meili to anyone with administrative issues or other matters that aren't being handled fairly and with respect for the whole person perspective. In the long run my family has gained a lifelong friend. -CW2 W.
Posted by anonymous
After an exhaustive search of military attorneys, I came across the name of Bill Meili. From my first email exchange and telephone call, I knew that Bill was the right person to handle my case. I had discussed my unique circumstance with a handful of other attorneys who felt it may be too difficult to achieve the outcome that I was seeking - but Bill was interested in me and my case, and wholeheartedly believed that we had the ball in our court. I could tell that Bill cared about me as a person and soldier, not just viewing me as a paycheck. After months of multiple interview sessions, fact finding, document searching, etc., Bill constructed a very impressive brief for submission to DoD, written in the most professional and expert tone, with a plethora of supporting evidence and citations. Bill's dedication and expertise continued through to my board hearing where he represented me and my interests better than I could have ever articulated myself. After an almost 2 year process, I walk away impressed and thankful. I don't think it possible to find a more dedicated advocate than Bill Meili, and I will not hesitate to give him a call in the future should I need advice and/or counsel.
Posted by Scott
First decision, seek good counsel. In a time when our family was filled with fear about the unknown, Bill was cool and calm and explained how the processed worked. I was confident that hiring him was our best move. I am grateful for his level of integrity and his prompt response to my phone calls and questions. I would highly recommend Bill for your legal counsel.
Posted by Don A.
I received top-notch legal counsel from Bill Meili related to military involuntary mobilization. Bill was utterly diligent and resourceful in assisting me with fact finding, situation assessment and execution.
Posted by Vinod
About two years ago Bill and I embarked on a journey pursuing an unqualified resignation with a discharge under honorable conditions for me from the army reserve. I was one of those reserve soldiers who got lost in the endless sea of paperwork, constantly changing staff, disarray, and changing procedures of the APMC. I'd not been engaging in any activities military related since the year after completing residency. I one day suddenly found out that I'd been transferred to a 'local' unit 2 states away and was told I needed to attend a weekend drill for which my travel and lodging would not be paid. After some time, changing life circumstances necessitated a release from duty which, after attempting to speak with the army, I knew I would not be able to achieve on my own. I contacted Bill and our journey began. I say 'our' because that is truly how it felt. I knew Bill had my best interests in mind each step of the way. He maintained contact diligently, was always pleasant and professional, and provided sound advice on how to manage situations that I would otherwise not have been able to. At a point along the way we received notice that my lack of attendance at multiple drills had suddenly raised flags and I was at risk of being discharged under less than honorable conditions as a consequence. Bill advised me on what to do, fought very hard to prevent such a discharge, and was ultimately successful in acquiring discharge orders under honorable conditions. To add to the brilliance of the above and to no fault of our own, the case took two years. He shared my frustration along the way and never once let me feel that the intensity had subsided in our pursuit of an optimal end. I am truly amazed and humbled by his approach to and execution of my case. I hope to have as much dedication to my patients as he does to his clients. Thank you Bill and, as a result of our arduous journey together, you've acquired a friend in me.
Posted by LT, USN
Military administrative law is a labyrinth impossible to navigate on your own. Bill can help. Whatever situation you have, he's been there before and knows how the system actually works.
Bill gave me an honest appraisal of my situation, and presented each course of action available as clearly as possible.
If you want to know your options, don't hesitate to give him a call.
Posted by Hector
As an officer in the Army I successfully completed my service obligation but when I tried to leave I was given the run around by my chain-of-command for almost 2years. Tired, frustrated, and feeling helpless with the bureaucracy I contacted Bill and within days he was able to apply his military experience and knowledge of military law to set me on the path towards an Honorable Discharge. Do not wait and hope things will work out....call Meili.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Meili advocated wholeheartedly for my future. He prepared to engage many POCs at JAG and HRC who may have had a stake in handling my GOMOR and RILO situation. The lack of a stand of proof for evidence to condemn an “alcohol-related incident” warranting a GOMOR had provided enough wiggle room for an honorable discharge. Seven months of agony awaiting my sealed fate finally arrived on 1 September 2016 with a discharge ETS of 14 September 2016. Perhaps a miracle worker, Mr. Meili fought tooth-and-nail to defend my good name, to justify an honorable discharge of service. During the prior seven months, he regularly reminded me to stay vigilant and nonconfrontational amid a unit and higher chain of command that marked me for termination. His many years of practicing law clearly speak for themselves. If you find yourself unsure of where to go during adversarial circumstances, Mr. Meili is a terrific advocate to deliver perhaps the best outcome in your case. If your unit or colleagues tell you to simply “Go away and disappear” as if you’re a leper, give Mr. Meili’s office a call.