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Court Martial Specialists

Not every attorney who served is a court-martial or litigation specialist. The Law Office of Jocelyn C Stewart boasts some of the best and most experienced in the nation.

Before Ms. Stewart left active duty and even before she promoted to Major, she had tried more cases to verdict than any other captain on active duty. Ms. Stewart handled a nine co-accused gang homicide case out of Germany, defended premeditated murder cases, and countless allegations of rape, child abuse, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and larceny of all kinds.

LTC (Ret) Sean Mangan has tried cases as a military prosecutor, military defense counsel, and regional defense counsel for more senior clients and more serious allegations. Sean has the added perspective of having served as a military judge. As a trial litigator, judicial experience serves our clients well because he anticipates what instructions to request and tailor on behalf of clients, and he well understands how to anticipate any potential evidentiary rulings or sustained objections. Sean’s trial litigation experience is varied and substantial, and adds to the wealth of knowledge of the Firm’s team of trial litigators.

LTC (Ret) Pete Kageleiry Jr. and Ms. Stewart met first when Pete was supervising prosecutors across Europe and Ms. Stewart was one of his prosecutors. In their next assignment, as defense attorneys they represented the same client charged with murder of a military retiree. In the end, the client was rightly acquitted of legal responsibility after one punch resulted in a head injury proving lethal. Mr. Kageleiry has extensive experience defending courts-martial involving sexual assault, homicide, larceny, fraud, and false statement.

The trial litigation specialists at the Law Office of Jocelyn C Stewart have a strong reputation for knowing how to try and to win cases. Where other firms might encourage a plea which requires less work and less time in court, our office is not afraid to try cases. Every client receives first-rate, experienced, zealous trial advocacy. Every case. Every time.

Our Practice Areas

Being a former service member herself and working exclusively on military cases, Ms. Stewart has amassed experience to help in the following areas of the UCMJ:

What Our Clients Say

When faced with the decision of hiring a UCMJ specialist, Ms. Stewart’s former clients explain all that is necessary about her commitment to their case and her expertise in handling the toughest legal battles. Learn more about her unique abilities in the words of her clients, peers, and military judges.