If you are a military service member who has been accused of or arrested for a crime, you will soon face reprimand hearings known as a court martial. These military criminal court proceedings are convened by commanders and superiors who retain the authority to uphold the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

These trial courts are conducted on a general as-needed basis. You will be notified of the date of court martial through an official order presented through the chain of command for your particular branch of service. These proceedings can have lasting consequences, which is why you should work with a court martial lawyer.


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"Mr. Jordan and his team did an outstanding job during my court-martial. They provided exemplary legal advice, which resulted in a most agreeable verdict. Mr. Jordan and his team ensured that I was treated fairly and he defended all aspects of the case. Moreover, Mr. Jordan ensured I maintained the appropriate rank, all entitlements, and continued my military service. I would recommend Mr. Jordan and his legal team for any military legal matters."
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Our founding attorney is a former service member who served as an Army JAG officer. Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law is committed to providing military service members with excellent representation for cases and hearings both domestically and overseas. Attorney Jordan and his team obtained numerous victories for clients in:

  • Court martial cases
  • Board of inquiries
  • Separation board hearings
  • Article 15 hearings
  • Investigations
  • General memorandum of reprimands

If you have been accused of a military crime and are in need of an experienced legal defense, call our court martial attorney right away. We are here to fight for you.

Attorney Jordan firmly believes that all cases deserve an aggressive attorney who will conduct an independent investigation of the case and challenge evidence brought forth in the proceeding. Each client deserves outstanding representation and to have their story told. If you are being summoned to any of the following courts martial proceedings, immediately call Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law.

  • Article 32 Investigation
    These hearings are slightly less formal than a general court martial but are still considered to be a form of disciplinary action taken against someone who is a uniformed service member. Article 32 hearings are often led by a commanding branch officer.
  • Summary Court Martial
    This is the lowest level of a court martial that you can receive after a disciplinary incident. This type of court martial is used to make quick resolutions to matters but provides fewer rights to the accused individual than a higher court martial.
  • Special Court Martial
    In a special court martial, accused individuals could potentially be penalized with disciplinary actions such as forfeiture of pay, reduction of pay grade, bad conduct discharges and confinement of up to one year.
  • General Court Martial
    This is the most serious type of court martial that you could receive. In a general court martial, at least five commanding officers will be present to determine the outcome of your offense. You have more rights in a general court martial, but you may be served with higher penalties.
  • NJP / Article 15
    Non-judicial proceedings, also known as a captain's mast, office hours or Article 15, is a form of punishment that is implemented on military members that require disciplinary action but not a court martial proceeding.
  • Separation Boards
    These involuntary separations from your military service can be difficult for individuals who have devoted so much time into their careers. If you are facing a separation board, you need to work with an attorney from Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law.


Our court martial attorneys are devoted to ensuring that your side of the story is heard. We are not afraid to pursue an aggressive defense for your case and ensure that you receive a favorable outcome for your court martial proceedings. We are committed to providing outstanding representation to those who serve our country.

If you have been arrested and are now facing disciplinary action in the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy or Marine Corp, you need to contact Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law and speak with a court martial attorney. We are available 24/7.

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Joseph L. Jordan travels around the globe to represent service members in military criminal defense matters.