Result Category: Discharge Board, ADSEP Board, & BOI
Multiple people accused Client of drug involvement in exchange for leniency in their own cases. Client was illegally searched by CID and was dragged into a year-long investigation. The Marine Corps brought him to an ADSEP board 7 days before his EAS. Steph brilliantly defended him, showing all the flaws in the Government’s evidence. The board unanimously found NO BASIS and Client was honorably discharged.
Five people accused our Navy Chief Client of sexual harassment, bullying, and hazing. The Client’s nearly 14-year career was on the line. Steph pointed out all the flaws in the Government’s evidence and the bias in the investigation. Steph gathered numerous witnesses who showed why the allegations were not credible, and why the Client was a strong leader. The board found NO BASIS for violations of OPNAVINST 5354.1H and retained the Client.
Abby’s Navy Client with 19 years of service was accused of communicating a threat, abusive sexual contact, burglary, and having a civilian conviction for vandalism. Abby developed a solid strategy, admitting a civilian conviction is a basis, but arguing that there was no evidence to support the other allegations. The Board agreed, finding NO BASIS on the major allegations and unanimously recommending retention in spite of the civilian conviction. Client’s retirement saved!
Client tested positive for THC and asserted innocent ingestion. The command wanted to separate with notification procedures, but Abby’s advocacy caused the Admiral to grant her an ADSEP Board. The board quickly found NO BASIS. Without Abby fighting for a board, she likely would have been discharged the year prior rather than being exonerated and continuing her career.
Client tested positive for amphetamines, which turned out to be Adderall. Steph helped the Client navigate the investigation, DRB, NJP turn down, and Administrative Separation Board process. Steph’s representation at the board was praised by the board members, who unanimously voted NO BASIS in only six minutes of deliberation.
Chief Warrant Officer 3 was accused of cocaine use after being unknowingly exposed through her civilian boyfriend. The Government was very aggressively trying to end her 19-year career and take away her retirement. After an extremely hard-fought BOI, the members unanimously found NO BASIS. Steph saved the Client’s career!
Marine Corps former Drill Instructor was accused of hazing and bullying after he returned to the Fleet and held junior Marines to standards. Steph’s case preparation revealed the lies and inconsistencies among the junior Marines. Steph’s aggressive cross-examination of the Commanding Officer revealed toxic leadership and numerous processing flaws in the case. Client was retained in the Marine Corps.
Navy Client innocently ingested THC at a graduation party with civilians who brought cannabis-laced foods. Steph’s compelling case resulted in a finding of NO BASIS even though Client couldn’t identify exactly how he ingested the THC.
Client was a Navy Petty Officer First Class who was given cannabis by his personal trainer without his knowledge, resulting in a positive urinalysis. Steph represented him at the ADSEP Board and put on such a compelling case that the members returned a finding of NO BASIS in 10 minutes.
Steph represented Client through a CMEO investigation for solicitation of sex from a civilian employee and showing her a video of himself engaging in sexual intercourse. Client turned down nonjudicial punishment and was taken to an ADSEP Board. Steph’s extensive case in mitigation resulted in a general discharge, and the Client was thrilled with the result.
Client was taken to nonjudicial punishment for cheating on the E-7 exam. She would have turned down the NJP if she could have because she was not guilty, but she was attached to a ship and had no choice. Her CO ignored her statement and evidence and found her guilty, then sent her to an ADSEP Board for an OTH. Steph put together such a compelling case, the board members found NO BASIS and exonerated…
Client was a Petty Officer Second Class who was taken to an ADSEP Board for an allegation of sexual assault. Steph cross-examined the complainant so convincingly that the ADSEP Board quickly returned with a finding of NO BASIS.
Navy Petty Officer First Class Client was an introvert who made a rare choice to go out with his friends to a crowded bar. He left his drink unattended while he went to the bathroom. When he tested positive for cocaine, he was shocked, confused, and scared. Steph’s compassion, guidance, and unrelenting advocacy resulted in a unanimous finding of NO BASIS.
Navy Petty Officer First Class was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women. Steph’s case preparation, skillful cross-examination of the women, and persuasive closing argument resulted in a finding of NO BASIS.
Steph represented a Petty Officer Third Class at his ADSEP Board for an allegation of sexual assault. Steph’s presentation of witnesses, analysis of the evidence, and compelling closing argument resulted in a finding of NO BASIS.
Abby’s Client, a Petty Officer First Class, innocently ingested THC at a friend’s house. Client had been held at a schoolhouse for over 9 months pending the resolution of his ADSEP Board. Abby’s outstanding case preparation and ability to think on the fly resulted in a unanimous finding of NO BASIS.
Navy Chief Client accused of innocently ingesting a drug was found not guilty at NJP but was brought to an ADSEP board regardless, due to a change to the OPNAVINST. He was still facing an OTH and the loss of his 16-year career. Steph put on such a compelling case, the ADSEP Board found NO BASIS in only 10 minutes.
Navy LT with 22 years of service pled guilty at NJP to violating COVID protocols and fraternization, among other offenses. Steph worked tirelessly to present a strong case at the Board of Inquiry because PERS was seeking an OTH with the loss of retirement. Not only was Client retained, but the BOI found NO BASIS for a charge he had pled guilty to at NJP.
Navy flyer retained Steph to represent him when he tested positive for cocaine with no apparent source of exposure. Steph refused to back down in the face of an unreasonable command. The ADSEP Board members were absolutely shocked to learn of the possible sources of innocent exposure. Members found NO BASIS and Client continued his Navy career.
Navy LT with over 20 years of service was prescribed a medication his provider failed to properly put in his dental record. Even after showing the prescription, his command continued to persecute him. Client was a war hero for his deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, but the command was relentless. However, Steph was relentless too. After a finding of NO BASIS at his first BOI, PERS took him to another one based on the same…
Chief Petty Officer was accused of domestic violence, delaying his appointment to Chief Warrant Officer. Steph fought for nearly a year to prove he did not do what he was accused of. After only 6 minutes of deliberation, he was fully exonerated by the ADSEP Board. Steph attended his promotion to CWO a few weeks later.