JAG Defense is a civilian law firm made up of retired and former JAG lawyers who now specialize exclusively in court-martial defense. Over a combined 132+ years of military practice, Grover H. Baxley (Lt Col, VaANG), Thomas Rodrigues (Col, ret.), USAF), David A. Wagner (CAPT (ret.), USN), and Michael B. Hanzel (LCDR, USNR) served in every facet of the military justice system – from prosecutors to defense counsel, from Staff Judge Advocates to Military Judges. Our lawyers now bring their extensive experience to our clients’ defense tables in each and every case to obtain the best possible outcome.
If you or a loved one is facing a military court-martial, please contact us today to learn how the team of JAG Defense lawyers can defend you in your court-martial.
JAG Defense is proud to have defended U.S. military personnel in all branches:
We have represented clients across the United States from Hickam AFB, HI to NAS Pensacola, FL and countless points in between. And our jurisdiction does not end just in the U.S. We have successfully defended military service members in over 20 countries around the world and various locations-at-sea. We go where you go to provide experienced, highly-effective representation.
“My life was on the line and Mr. Baxley performed to the highest of standards. He let me decide how to do certain parts of my proceedings, such as picking the jury and deciding whether or not to testify. Mr. Baxley worked tirelessly for my 3 day court-martial, I can attest to the fact that I think he only slept about 3 hours the entire time he was here. He saved my life and my family and did so with no arrogance. I wish that I had the vocabulary to explain just how amazing he really is. I know excellence and Grover Baxley is an excellent attorney. If you absolutely must fight a court-martial, then he is the person you want in your corner.”
– Army E-7