Donna P. Price retired from active duty as a Captain in 2003 after serving 25 years in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Ms. Price has earned a national reputation as a leader in Security Clearance representation. With approximately 35 total years of military legal experience, Ms. Price has litigated hundreds of trials as a prosecutor, defense counsel and military judge. She has also handled countless administrative, disability, personnel and security clearance proceedings. Ms. Price also has extensive and wide-ranging personnel, claims and administrative law experience. Ms. Price’s active duty experience included assignments as a personnel officer (detailer); instructor in Criminal Procedure, Civil and Administrative Law and Editor-in-Chief of the Naval Law Review at the Naval Justice School; as legislative counsel in the Office of Legislative Affairs; as Commanding Officer of the Naval Legal Service Office in Norfolk, Virginia, the largest and busiest legal office in the Department of the Navy; and as a Military Judge. While serving as a legislative counsel, Ms. Price was responsible for all personnel and medical issues affecting the Department of the Navy before congress.
Since retiring from the Navy, Ms. Price has served as a Senior Vice President, Privacy and Compliance, and Chief Compliance Officer, for a health care provider in the TRICARE arena, in addition to engaging in the private practice of law, focused on security clearance adjudications and suitability determinations, along with other military law and criminal cases. These varied experiences provide her with the knowledge and background to address any military law issue that may arise.
Ms. Price received her undergraduate (B.A. 1976) and law degrees (J.D. 1979) from Mercer University and earned a Masters of Law, International and Comparative Law (LL.M. 1992), with highest honors, from The George Washington University. Ms. Price is licensed in Georgia (inactive), Virginia and all applicable State, Federal and Military courts.
Ms. Price and her cases have also been featured in and she has been used as a reference resource for local, national and international publications, news services, broadcasts, documentaries addressing military legal issues and organizations such as BBC’s “Five Live” (London), local as well as national PBS and NPR broadcasts, CBS News, Navy Times, The Potomac News, USA Today, and the Capital (Bulgaria). Additionally, Ms. Price has also had articles published by “The Virginian Pilot” – “Law Matters” (special section dealing with military legal issues); and the “New Jersey Lawyer” (Article on military administrative Separations, Correction of Military Records and Discharge Review Boards). Finally, due to her wide-ranging expertise, Ms. Price has frequently been invited to appear as a professional expert resource for local, national and international news journalists, and a commentator on programs such as NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” Chicago Public Radio’s “Worldview,” PBS’s “Nightly Business Report,” Sirius Satellite Radio’s “CourtTV Radio,” as well as local radio broadcasts. The following summaries of some of those broadcasts are provided:
“Nightly Business Report” (PBS) – Discussing how credit reports can affect employment decisions
The “Afghan War Diaries” (NPR) – Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning has been linked to two high profile leaks of classified information and how U.S. military courts handle cases like this.
“Exploring the Reasons Behind Going AWOL” (NPR) – Since the invasion of Iraq three years ago, thousands of American men and women have gone AWOL — absent without official leave. A former soldier discusses why he fled, and experts examine the legal prospects of amnesty for American deserters.
“What Happened at Haditha?” (NPR) – In November, U.S. Marines allegedly killed two dozen Iraqis, including women and children. Most, if not all, were unarmed. Military sources claim that evidence shows there were mitigating circumstances. Iraqi eyewitnesses claim that the Marines simply went on a rampage. Guests explore the investigation into the Haditha deaths and talk about how the military conducts these kinds of inquiries.
“Bush, Congress, Grapple with Path for Terrorism Suspects” (NPR) – President Bush called for legislation that would authorize military commissions to try prisoners held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. Guests discuss the proposals from Congress and the White House on how terror suspects will be tried.