Before contacting us, please read the following:
- The following guidance exists to enable us to focus our attention on our #1 priority, our clients.
- An individual becomes one of our clients through mutual, written agreement. Merely calling or writing the office does not create an attorney-client relationship.
- We often use voicemail to screen calls. Additionally, when we are working on cases, we will occasionally not answer calls from potential clients. If you really want to talk to us, leave a message and we will usually respond within the day. Established clients are provided with the means to contact us at any time.
- We are a low-volume practice and do not carry a high caseload. To provide our clients with the time and attention they deserve, we only accept a few new cases each month.
- If you are still a member of the military, please know that your unit/installation enjoys the support of both legal assistance and defense counsel JAG offices. If you merely have questions about your case and are not seeking civilian representation, you should consult your servicing JAG office first. These offices provide an important benefit of military service.
- If you are calling for information only and have no intention of obtaining legal counsel for your case, please direct your attention elsewhere. While we would love to provide free advice and information services to all former and present military members, our obligation, priority, and focus is on current clients.
- An initial consultation with our office consists of us asking questions to determine if we would consider representing a potential client. Occasionally, potential clients want us to spend time carefully reviewing their military records and documentation to determine legal options. We provide this service for a flat fee of $600.
- For potential Discharge Upgrade cases: The effective date of your discharge must be within the last 15 years. This is because service discharge review boards will only consider appeals for discharges whose effective date is within the last 15 years--no exceptions. Beyond 15 years, the appeals process becomes extremely difficult, if not impossible. Our office's only exception to the 15 year rule is for combat veterans with documented PTSD (must be receiving at least 70% disability from the VA and have a valid, service-connected PTSD diagnosis from at least 2 psychiatrists or psychologists).
- If calling by phone, ensure that you have a valid and operable answering maching or voicemail. Also, please clearly state a time when you are available to discuss your case.
- If you are calling or writing on behalf of a friend or family member, they must know and approve of your contact with us.
Phone: (785) 262-9371
9393 West 110th Street, Suite 500 #5062, Overland Park, Kansas 66210
*Do not send casefiles, military records, or any other case-related mail/packages without first obtaining acknowledgment from us via email or phone.
Feel free to use the form below. Do not include sensitive/confidential information or intricate details about your case. Completing the form below does not create an attorney/client relationship. Attachments are not permitted.
If you face court-martial, please include the charges (or likely charges) you face and the date it allegedly occurred, but do not include any confidential or privileged information about your case.