In his military career, Mr. Korody handled more than 200 courts-martial and more than 100 administrative hearings. He had amassed more courtroom and litigation experience than all but a few active duty judge advocates in the military. He received numerous awards and vast recognition for his service.
In 2015, Mr. Korody decided to use his decade of comprehensive trial and litigation experience to provide superior representation to members of the military community as a civilian attorney. He has fought on every battleground, at every level, and knows how to win.
Mr. Korody served his country with pride for 10 years as an active duty U.S. Navy JAG. A due course officer, he left active duty in November 2015 at the rank of Lieutenant Commander, and currently serves in the Navy reserves. In 2017, Mr. Korody was selected for promotion to Commander (O-5).
In March 2006, Mr. Korody reported to Naval Submarine Base New London, Connecticut where he served as a prosecutor for the northeast region of the United States, handling misdemeanor and complex felony cases including cases involving drug distribution, sexual assault, aggravated assault, attempted murder, possession and distribution of child pornography, and BAH fraud.
In June 2007, Mr. Korody deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, where he served as liaison officer and team leader at the Central Criminal Court of Iraq Liaison Office. He worked closely with Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Army Criminal Investigative Division (CID) special agents to build and prosecute serious criminal cases against terrorists and insurgents including charges of terrorism, murder, and possession of explosives. On a daily basis, Mr. Korody left the confines of his base to litigate these cases in front of Iraqi judges.
In April 2008, Mr. Korody deployed with Commander, Destroyer Squadron TWO-EIGHT, where he served as the afloat staff judge advocate, providing legal advice to three U.S. Navy warships engaging in joint operations in the European theatre. Mr. Korody worked closely with multi-national counterparts to provide legal advice and plan operations.
Mr. Korody reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida in June 2008 where he assumed duties as the Navy’s Senior Defense Counsel for the south-central region of the United States. He represented Soldiers, Airman, Marines, Sailors, and Coastguardsmen facing administrative action or trial by court-martial throughout Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma.
Mr. Korody represented clients facing almost every type of criminal charge including sexual assault, drug distribution, kidnapping, attempted murder, fraud, theft, AWOL/desertion, and possession of child pornography.
He obtained outstanding results at administrative hearings on behalf of clients, including boards of inquiry, administrative discharge boards, DoD Office of Hearings and Appeals security clearance hearings, and Federal Aviation Administration certificate revocation hearings. Mr. Korody represented dozens of officers, including senior commanders, facing disciplinary and administrative action. He supervised more than a dozen defense attorneys and taught defense classes at various military law courses, including the Naval Justice School and Marine Corps Defense Service Organization.
In June 2009, Mr. Korody was designated as a Military Justice Litigation Specialist by the Judge Advocate General of the Navy based on his success in the courtroom and knowledge of military justice. Very few JAGs have received this subspecialty designation, and Mr. Korody was the most junior JAG at the time to receive this prestigious recognition. In September 2012, Mr. Korody was selected for advancement to Military Justice Litigation Specialist II and was again the most junior JAG to receive this prestigious recognition.
In August 2011, Mr. Korody arrived at Naval Base Kitsap, Washington where he was assigned as the Navy’s Senior Trial Counsel for the northwest region of the United States, which, under his leadership, became the Navy’s busiest prosecution office. Following the military’s push to investigate and prosecute more sexual assault cases, he was represented as the Navy’s special victims prosecutor (SVP), and oversaw the investigation, review, and prosecution of all sexual assault cases in the Navy’s third largest fleet concentration center. Mr. Korody also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Washington, prosecuting federal criminal cases with a military nexus.
Mr. Korody’s prosecutor experience aids him immensely as a civilian defense attorney.
In October 2013, Mr. Korody reported to Naval Station Mayport, Florida to serve as the military justice subject matter expert for the Navy Victims' Legal Counsel Program, which became operational two weeks after his arrival. Mr. Korody continued to represent clients in military courts, albeit from a different perspective, and directly supervised six other judge advocates. In this position, he also became a subject matter expert on filing appeals in military courts, providing guidance to every branch of the armed forces.
Mr. Korody has instructed at the Naval Justice School, Air Force JAG School, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), and various Navy and Marine Corps training symposiums.
Mr. Korody's breadth of experience is unparalleled.
Mr. Korody is certified as a capital homicide (death penalty) attorney pursuant to the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure and handles death penalty cases in Duval County, Florida, which has one of the highest rates of death penalty cases per capita in the country.
MILITARY AND LEGAL TRAINING
Navy Basic Lawyer Class (BLC), 2006 (graduated with honors).
Basic Operation Law Training (BOLT), 2006.
The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation, John E. Reid and Associates, 2006.
Prosecuting Children Online for Prosecutors Course, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 2006.
Law of Naval Operations Course, 2008.
Trial Enhancement Training Course, 2008.
Marine Corps Eastern Region Defense Conference, 2009.
Computer Crimes Course, 2009.
JAG Defense Training Symposium, 2009.
Defending Complex Cases Course, 2010.
Sexual Assault Prosecutions and Investigations, 2010.
Navy Senior Counsel Course, 2011.
Navy Senior Counsel Course, 2012.
Air Force Victims' Legal Counsel Course, 2013.
Navy Victims' Legal Counsel Course, 2014.
Litigating Complex Cases Course, April 2015.
Fourth Amendment, Cell Phones, and Computers, April 2015.
Defending Sexual Assault Cases, August 2015.
Florida Personal Injury, January 2016.
Florida Family Law 2015, August 2016.
Federal Defender CJA Course, February 2017.
Federal Sentencing Mitigation, February 2017.
Death is Different, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, March 2017.
Immigration Consequences of a Federal Criminal Conviction, September 2017.
Litigating Capital Resentencings (Penalty Phase), October 2017.
PRESENTATIONS TO OUTSIDE AGENCIES AND GROUPS
Connecticut Chapter of Arson Investigators Annual Conference, Working With Prosecutors as an Expert Witness, 2007.
U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Division (Baghdad, Iraq), Iraqi Criminal Code and Courts, 2007.
Marine Corps Eastern Region Defense Conference, Organizing Case Files and Discovery, 2009.
JAG Defense Training Symposium, Defending Sexual Assault Cases, 2009.
Naval Justice School, Defending Complex Cases Course, Navy Parole and Clemency Board, 2010.
Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Northwest Field Office, Testifying in Court, 2012.
Naval Justice School, Navy Victims’ Legal Counsel Course, Military Justice, Evidence, and Privileges, 2014.
Judicial Proceedings Panel on Sexual Assault in the Military, Crime Victim Compensation and Restitution, 2015.
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, NCIS Advanced Sexual Assault Course, Crime Victims’ Rights and Victims’ Legal Counsel, 2015.
Air Force JAG School, Special Victims’ Counsel Course, Post-Trial Process for Victims’ Counsel and Military Clemency and Parole Boards, 2015.
Center for American and International Law, Defending Sexual Assault Cases, Working with Victims’ Legal Counsel, 2015.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Honor Student Award, Class 01-06, Officer Indoctrination School, November 2005.
Junior Officer of the Quarter, Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic, 1st Quarter 2007.
Multi-National Force Iraq, TF-134, Service Member of the Month, November 2007.
Junior Officer of the Quarter, Naval Legal Service Office Central, 1st Quarter 2008.
Junior Officer of the Quarter, Naval Legal Service Office Central, 3rd Quarter 2009.
Kitsap County, Washington, Outstanding Military Legal Professional, 2012.
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Commendation Medal
Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards)
Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Iraqi Campaign Medal
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
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
- Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Paris Island, SC
- Naval Station Mayport, FL
- Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL
- Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, GA
- Naval Air Station Key West, FL
- Southern Command, 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
- F.E. Warren Air Force Base, WY
- Fort Stewart, GA
- Joint Base Charleston (Naval Weapons Station), SC
- 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
- Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL
- 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, WA
- Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA
- Naval Station Everett, WA
- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA
- Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI
- Baghdad, Iraq
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