Court-Martial Defense

In a court-martial, the opposition is the United States.

Make no mistake, your commander wants you convicted.

A commander makes the final decision to send charges to court-martial.  It's called "referral," and when it is done it's indicative of the belief that this Sailor, Soldier, Marine, or Airman needs to be convicted of a crime, go to the brig, and be expelled from the service.  The commander will stack the members panel (jury) with members likely to convict.  The commander will initially decide what witnesses and experts an accused can have.  The military defense counsel assigned to an accused may even have orders to go work for that very commander in a month or two.  Many times there is just lip-service to fairness, impartiality, and justice.


"To say thank you seems so inadequate.  From the first day that you represented [my son] after he was incarcerated to the day he was found not guilty by the military jury, you were thoroughly prepared and performed exceptionally well.  You actually cared about [my son's] case.  Anyone would be lucky to have you represent them in a court of civil or military law.  I will be forever grateful."

- Mother of USMC PFC, following acquittal for a charge of Rape

Don't make the mistake of relying on appointed military defense counsel.

To get the best possible result in your military case, hire Korody Law.

As a state, federal, and military prosecutor, Patrick Korody worked joint investigations with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Army Criminal Investigative Division (CID), Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI), and various state and local law enforcement. As a civilian court-martial defense attorney, he knows how military commanders, investigators, and prosecutors think and act. Mr. Korody uses his unique experience, training, and skills to represent service members facing charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) at:

  • Article 32, UCMJ Hearings
  • Summary Courts-Martial
  • Special Courts-Martial
  • General Courts-Martial

The U.S. Government has dedicated infinite resources to secure your conviction.

What resources have you dedicated to secure your innocence?

Start your defense Today.

As a civilian court-martial defense attorney, he knows how military commanders, investigators, and prosecutors think and act. Mr. Korody uses his unique experience, training, and skills to represent service members facing charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.


If you already have an assigned military defense counsel, you also have the right to hire a civilian military defense attorney. Your military defense counsel will continue on the case and assist Korody Law in defending you.

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    Certified by the Judge Advocate General of the Navy as a Military Justice Litigation Specialist.

    Unmatched breadth of military justice experience.

    Our clients praise our personal attention, responsiveness, and compassion.


    Mr. Korody represents clients at Article 32, UCMJ Preliminary Hearings and Special and General Courts-Martial for all offenses under the UCMJ, including:

    • Sexual assault and other sex offenses
    • Drug use (urinalysis), possession, introduction, and distribution
    • Domestic violence
    • Receipt, possession, distribution of child pornography
    • Theft and fraud, including basic allowance for housing (BAH) fraud
    • Unauthorized absence (UA, AWOL) / Desertion
    • Homicide
    • Arson
    • Loss of sensitive/classified information
    • Sexual harassment
    • DUI/DWI

    Our strategy at Korody Law is simple. 

    Zealously represent your clients.

    Thoroughly prepare.

    Litigate to Win.

    Mr. Korody has litigated cases at various reserve centers throughout the United States and the following military installations:

    • Naval Submarine Base New London, CT
    • Naval Station Newport, RI
    • Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove, PA
    • Naval Weapons Station Earle, NJ
    • Naval Station Norfolk, VA
    • Naval Air Station Oceana, VA
    • Washington Navy Yard, DC
    • United States Naval Academy, MD
    • Fort Bragg, NC
    • Camp Lejeune, NC
    • Naval Station Mayport, FL
    • Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL
    • Kings Bay Submarine Base, GA
    • Naval Air Station Key West, FL
    • SouthCom, Miami, FL
    • Naval Support Activity Panama City, FL
    • Naval Hospital Pensacola, FL
    • Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL
    • Center for Information Dominance, Corry Station, FL
    • Naval Air Station Whiting Field, FL
    • Eglin Air Force Base, FL
    • Hurlburt Field, FL
    • Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, MS
    • Stennis Space Center, MS
    • Naval Support Activity New Orleans, LA
    • Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans, LA
    • Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, LA
    • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, AL
    • Coast Guard Atlantic Area, Norfolk, VA
    • Coast Guard 8th District, New Orleans, LA
    • Tinker Air Force Base, OK
    • Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, TX
    • Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, TX
    • Lackland Air Force Base, TX
    • Fort Sam Houston, TX
    • Naval Base San Diego, CA
    • Naval Air Station North Island, CA
    • Naval Base Kitsap, Bremerton, Bangor, WA
    • Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA
    • Naval Station Everett, WA
    • Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA
    • Baghdad, Iraq

    Mr. Korody is available to represent members of the military throughout the United States and worldwide.

    Korody Law, P.A. 118 W. Adams Street, Suite 500, Jacksonville, FL 32202 - (904) 383-7261

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