In the News

For over a decade, our cases have been covered by international media outlets and we are often quoted by the media regarding high profile military justice issues. Our firm uses the media to our client’s advantage and we do damage control if necessary. For the majority of our clients, we skillfully keep their names out of the media in order to avoid embarrassment and public humiliation. For example, in a recent Naval officer rape trial and the Secret Service – Colombia prostitution scandal, we convinced the news to not include our clients’ names in their reports.
However, when the media does takes interest in your case, you need a lawyer with experience and connections that can use the media to your advantage.
Note: Many lawyers claim to have been “seen in the news.” Be careful. Some lawyers lie about or exaggerate their media appearances. Do some research and verify:
  1. Was the lawyer actually in the news? Does their website link to an article or CNN story? Some lawyers paste a CNN logo on their site although they have never been mentioned by CNN. If the lawyer says they have been on CNN, there should be a link to the article.
  2. Were they the lead lawyer on the case? What was their involvement?
  3. Whether they won the case or won a favorable outcome.
  4. Whether they were in the media one time or many times.
  5. How the lawyer managed his client’s reputation with the media?

in the news-militarydefenseattorneys

Below are some of our appearances in the media, books, TV, and film.

Sexual Assault Defense Book Released

New York Business Journal – January 2, 2017

the-miami-herald-logo

Michael Waddington Lectures at 2016 National Trial Lawyers Summit

Miami Herald – February 15, 2016

reuters-logoMichael Waddington Launches New Book The Art of Trial Warfare

Reuters – February 1, 2016

airforcetimes logoMiley Cyrus song crashes Air Force pilots’ careers

Air Force Times – October 19, 2015

airforcetimes logo

Airman accused of lying about BAH, Defense lawyers vow to fight to the end to prove innocence

Air Force Times – August 20 2015

abcnews_logoDesertion Charge Intensifies Debate Over Bergdahl’s Release

ABC News/Associated Press
March 26, 2015

yahoo-news-50Attorney Michael Waddington Interviewed on ‘Success Today’ TV Show

Yahoo News
December 29, 2014

the-miami-herald-logoAlexandra González-Waddington named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40

The Miami Herald
December 23, 2014

bostonglobe150Court Martial Realities Revealed in Hard-Hitting New Video

The Boston Globe
December 10, 2014

foxnewslogo-small

Military Defense Lawyer Published in American Bar Association Book

CBS News, Fox News, ABC News
November 19, 2014

airforcetimeslogosmallStaff sergeant cleared twice of child sex abuse charges

Air Force Times
October 27, 2014

victoryundone-waddington-smallVictory Undone: The Defeat of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Its Resurrection as ISIS

Book Written by Carter Andress
October 20, 2014

Nvirginianpilot-smallaval officer acquitted of sexual assault charges

The Virginian-Pilot
July 19, 2014

thewholetruth-sexassault trialThe Whole Truth: The Tainted Prosecution of an American Fighter Pilot

Book Written by Bob Harvey
July 9, 2014

CBS_News_logoAttorney Michael Waddington Named Fellow by the Elite American Board of Criminal Lawyers

CBS News, Fox News, ABC News
March 6, 2014

aba-stateofcriminaljustice2014-smallThe State of Criminal Justice 2014

American Bar Association (ABA) Book
July 2014

foxnewslogo-smallAttorney Michael Waddington Selected for List of Top Rated Lawyers in Georgia

Fox News
March 1, 2014

WTKRlogoCase against top neurosurgeon accused of sexual assault will not go to court martial

Various Virginia Media Outlets
November 13, 2013

The_New_York_Times_logo

Hagel aims to curb unlawful influence arguments in trials

Stars and Stripes & New York Times
August 14, 2013

thekillteam-small-posterThe Kill Team – Movie

Directed by Dan Krauss
July 12, 2013

aba-stateofcriminaljustice2013-smallThe State of Criminal Justice 2013

American Bar Association (ABA) Book
June 2013

Inpr-kcrw-smalls the Pentagon Losing the War against Sex Crimes?

KCRW – Public Radio – International
May 13, 2013

Rolling_Stone_logoQ&A: ‘The Kill Team’ Director Dan Krauss on Whistleblowers and War Crimes

Rolling Stone
April 22, 2013

CNN-International-Logo-VectorU.S. soldiers reprimanded in Colombia prostitution scandal

CNN
January 11, 2013

CNN-International-Logo-Vector

Through supporters, Bradley Manning still fights on

CNN
August 21, 2012

800px-The_Logo_of_The_Washington_Post_Newspaper.svgU.S. military sanctions 10 in Colombia prostitution scandal

The Washington Post
July 18, 2012

The-Telegraph-logoUS Secret Service prostitution scandal widens as five soldiers accused

The Telegraph
April 15, 2012

The_Sydney_Morning_Herald_2fce9_450x450Soldiers bring death home

The Sydney Morning Herald
March 19, 2012

800px-The_Logo_of_The_Washington_Post_Newspaper.svg

Afghan rampage suspect Robert Bales was a soldier strained by deployments

The Washington Post
March 17, 2012

CNN-International-Logo-Vector

Afghan killing probe to look at suspect’s mental health, aggravating factors

CNN
March 16, 2012

AssociatedPressLogo-largeAfghans angry over removal of accused US soldier

The Associated Press
March 15, 2012

CNN-International-Logo-Vector

Accused Wiki-leaker faces judgment Friday

CNN
December 15, 2011

Mcclatchycompany_logoMilitary’s newly aggressive rape prosecution has pitfalls

McClatchy
November 28, 2011

Mcclatchycompany_logo

Bureaucracy has blossomed in military’s war on rape

McClatchy
November 28, 2011

the-good-wife

The Good Wife: Season 3, Episode 9

CBS Series – The Good Wife
November 20, 2011

the-good-wifeThe Good Wife: Season 3: Episode – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

CBS Series – The Good Wife
November 20, 2011

Rolling_Stone_logoThe Kill Team: How U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan Murdered Innocent Civilians

Rolling Stone
March 27, 2011

CNN-International-Logo-Vector

Soldier pleads guilty in Afghan killing case

CNN
March 23, 2011

the-good-wife

The Good Wife: Season 2, Episode 2

CBS Series – The Good Wife
October 5, 2010

the-good-wife

The Good Wife – Consultant

CBS Series – The Good Wife
October 4, 2010

The_New_York_Times_logo

Sordid details surface in Afghan death

The New York Times
September 28, 2010

npr_logo_rgbDefense Lawyers: ‘Kill Team’ Case Goes Beyond ‘One Rogue Platoon’

NPR
September 27, 2010

nightline-logo-small

Army Coverup: Murder For Sport in Afghanistan

ABC News – Nightline
September 27, 2010

AssociatedPressLogo-large

Hearing begins in alleged plot to murder Afghans

The Associated Press
September 27, 2010

blackhearts-smallBlack Hearts: One Platoon’s Descent into Madness in Iraq’s Triangle of Death

Book written by Jim Frederick

Published 2010

CNN-International-Logo-VectorHearing begins for soldier accused of killing Afghan civilians

CNN
September 27, 2010

526px-Army_Times_logo.svgAllegations swirl around Lewis-McChord platoon

Army Times
September 13, 2010

CNN-International-Logo-Vector

CNN Investigative Reports look into whether four killings in Iraq were murder or battlefield justice, or both

CNN
November 21, 2009

anderson_podcast-thumbCNN’s Anderson Cooper and his panel discuss the three soldiers that are charged with murdering four Iraqi detainees

CNN
November 18, 2009

CNN-International-Logo-Vector

A soldier facing court martial turns on his fellow soldiers and in an attempt to avoid a conviction, accuses his platoon mates of murder

CNN
November 18, 2009

CNN360

CNN – Anderson Cooper 360 Battlefield Justice or Murder

CNN
November 17, 2009

cnn-killingsatthecanalKillings at the Canal – Documentary

CNN
November 16, 2009

CNN360Anderson Cooper 360 Panel Discusses the Killings at the Canal

CNN
November 16, 2009

CNN-International-Logo-Vector

Killings at the Canal: Murder or Battlefield Justice

CNN
November 16, 2009

Fort_Worth_Star-Telegram_logoFort Hood Murder Case

Star-Telegram
November 12, 2009

thegamble-smallThe Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008

Book written by Thomas E. Ricks

Published in 2009

torturememos-smallTorture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable

Book written by David Cole

Published September 2009

Nightclub brawl mistrial declared over missing documents

sslogo2Stars and Stripes
October 7, 2009

sslogo2

Soldier Avoids Discharge – Gets 30 Days in Korea Brawl

Stars and Stripes
October 7, 2009

sslogo2

Soldier to face court-martial over brutal brawl

Stars and Stripes
September 7, 2009

sslogo2

Yongsan Korea Bar Brawl Cases Go to Trial

Stars and Stripes
August 18, 2009

taxi_to_the_dark_sideOscar-AwardsTaxi to the Dark Side – Movie

Directed by Alex Gibney
July 12, 2009

the-new-yorker-logoThe Kill Company

The New Yorker
July 6, 2009

goodsoldierontrial-smallThe Good Soldier on Trial: A Sociological Study of Misconduct by the US Military Pertaining to Operation Iron Triangle, Iraq 

by Stjepan G. Mestrovic

sslogo2General reduces 172nd soldiers’ jail terms

Stars and Stripes
June 21, 2009

sslogo2

Agent: No physical evidence in Iraqis’ deaths

Stars and Stripes
December 5, 2008

AssociatedPressLogo-large

Testimony doesn’t link US soldier to 4 dead Iraqis

The Associated Press, CBS News, 100s of Others
December 4, 2008

sslogo2Airman sentenced in missing funds case, Receives 30 days in jail and no discharge

Stars and Stripes
November 16, 2008

sslogo2

Airman convicted of lesser charge in vault theft case, Cleared of felony theft

Stars and Stripes
November 15, 2008

sslogo2

Defense Attorney says airman only borrowed money from Air Force vault

Stars and Stripes
November 14, 2008

courtmartialattorneysTIMELogoNo court-martial for midshipman accused of rape

The Associated Press, Fox News, ABC News, The Washington Post, CNN, Time
June 2, 2008

courtmartialattorneystheatlantajournalconstitutionlogolgWinder GI exonerated of Iraqi murder

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 22, 2008

AssociatedPressLogo-large

Charge, Sentence reduced for Soldier tried in Iraqi death

The Associated Press, Army Times, CNN
May 21, 2008

800px-The_Logo_of_The_Washington_Post_Newspaper.svg

Report Finds No Sexual Assault

The Associated Press, The Washington Post
May 20, 2008

sslogo2

Foster MP cleared of molestation charges

Stars and Stripes
May 16, 2008

sslogo2

Camp Foster MP pleads not guilty to molesting teen

Stars and Stripes
May 15, 2008

AssociatedPressLogo-large

Ga. soldier released while clemency weighed

The Associated Press, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 3, 2008

sslogo2

Punished despite acquittal – Letters to the Editor

Stars and Stripes
April 30, 2008

AssociatedPressLogo-large

Naval Academy rape allegations called into question

Numerous National Media Sources
April 22, 2008

sslogo2

Jury finds soldier not guilty of sexual assault

Stars and Stripes
April 20, 2008

courtmartialattorneystheatlantajournalconstitutionlogolg

Soldier cleared, but pain not over

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 22, 2008

CNN-International-Logo-VectorSoldier Acquitted of Murder, Gets 120 days in Death of Iraq

The Associated Press, Army Times, CBS News, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN
February 21, 2008

courtmartialattorneystheatlantajournalconstitutionlogolg

Georgia dad fights for GI son charged with murder

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 18, 2008

sslogo2

Army officer Acquitted of Sex Charges, to be confined for 100 days

Stars and Stripes
January 26, 2008

sslogo2

Officer’s daughter alleges he molested her

Stars and Stripes
January 25, 2008

sslogo2

Soldier gets 13 months in major drug trafficking case

Stars and Stripes
January 24, 2008

courtmartialattorneystheatlantajournalconstitutionlogolg

Accused Winder soldier to face murder court martial next month

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 9, 2008

courtmartialattorneystheatlantajournalconstitutionlogolg

Murder focus off Winder, GA GI

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 8, 2007

SanAntonioExpress-logosmallGeorgia Soldier’s Murder Charges Unfounded

San Antonio Express-News
November 8, 2007

AssociatedPressLogo-large

Army Investigator: Reduce Murder Charge

The Associated Press, Army Times, CBS News, MSNBC, 200 Others
November 8, 2007

courtmartialattorneystheatlantajournalconstitutionlogolg

Buddies a lifeline for GI in deep trouble

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 29, 2007

sslogo2

Soldier Demoted for Lying, but Gets to Stay in Army

Stars and Stripes
October 27, 2007

sslogo2

USFK Worker is Found Not Guilty of Faking Four TDYs

Stars and Stripes
October 25, 2007

sslogo2

USFK Headquarters Soldier Pleads Not Guilty to Faking TDY Orders

Stars and Stripes
October 24, 2007

courtmartialattorneystheatlantajournalconstitutionlogolg

‘I did not kill that man,’ Winder Soldier Testifies in His Defense

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 20, 2007

AssociatedPressLogo-large

Soldier Denies Taking Part in Killing

Associated Press, CBS News, MSNBC, 300 Others
October 20, 2007

CBS_News_logoVIDEO Schofield Soldier’s Hearing Begins

CBS News
October 20, 2007

sslogo2

Warrant officer is discharged after tryst with private at Camp Casey

Stars and Stripes
September 19, 2007

300px-NBC_logo.svgAiken County Deputies Bust An Atlanta Man For 22-Pounds Of Pot

NBC
August 16, 2007

AssociatedPressLogo-large

Soldier dodges prison time for beating detainee with ball bat

The Associated Press, Army Times, MSNBC, 400 Others
August 15, 2007

richmond-times-dispatch-logo-web_1Sergeant guilty of assaulting detainee gets lightest possible sentence: a reprimand

Richmond Times-Dispatch
August 15, 2007

richmond-times-dispatch-logo-web_1

Witnesses’ accounts differ at Army cook’s court-martial

Richmond Times-Dispatch
August 14, 2007

msnbc-logoSoldier: Sergeant beat detainee with bat

The Associated Press, MSNBC
August 13, 2007

AssociatedPressLogo-large

Lawyer: Soldier innocent in Iraqi’s death

The Associated Press, Army Times
August 6, 2007

800px-The_Logo_of_The_Washington_Post_Newspaper.svg

Deaths at U.S. jail in Afghanistan re-examined

The Associated Press, The Washington Post, MSNBC
July 31, 2007

courtmartialattorneysusatodayArmy Document: Troops shot Iraqi many times

The Associated Press, USA Today, The Washington Post
July 29, 2007

sandiego_logoIraq cases struggle to obtain testimony

San Diego Union Tribune
June 24, 2007

AssociatedPressLogo-large

Court-martial Set in Detainee Abuse Case

The Associated Press, Army Times
May 22, 2007

augustachronicle-smallJudge Questions First Trial

Augusta Chronicle
May 17, 2007

augustachronicle-small

Attorneys Fight Slaying Verdicts

Augusta Chronicle
May 16, 2007

foxnewslogo-small6 West Point Cadets Charged with Drug Use

Army Times, Fox News
March 24, 2007

abcnews_logoSoldier Pleads Guilty to Iraq Murders

ABC News
January 11, 2007

The_New_York_Times_logo

Soldier Reaches Plea Deal in the Killing of 3 Iraqis

The New York Times
January 4, 2007

foxnewslogo-smallU.S. Soldiers in Iraq Testify to Hearing Order to ‘Kill All of Them’

Fox News
August 3, 2006

nightline-logo-small

The ‘Band of Brothers’ Unravels

ABC News – Nightline
August 2, 2006

The_New_York_Times_logoLawyers for 4 Accused Soldiers Say They Acted on Orders

The New York Times
July 23, 2006

courtmartialattorneysusatoday

Soldiers in murder case claim order to ‘kill all military age males’

USA Today, CBS News
July 21, 2006

Over 1,000 articles & TV news stories were were published by major media outlets worldwide concerning the U.S. v. Hunsaker pre-trial investigation (Article 32). Above are a few. Others include the Washington Post, Fox News, CNN, BBC, CNBC, The London Times, MSNBC, Los Angeles Times, Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, and many others.

foxnewslogo-small

Death Penalty Shadows Iraq Murder Charges

Fox News
June 28, 2006

CBS_News_logo

Local Army defense lawyer wins detainee abuse case, clears soldier’s name

News 12, CBS News
March 20, 2006

augustachronicle-small

Lawyer fights to win his battles

Augusta Chronicle
March 20, 2006

Over 600 articles & TV news stories were published worldwide after the U.S. v. Driver trial. Below are a few. Others include the Washington Post, New York Times, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, ABC News, Army Times, London Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, Wikipedia, and many others.

courtmartialattorneysusatoday

Jury Acquits Soldier in Afghanistan Abuse

USA Today
February 24, 2006

elpasotimes-logo-small

Soldier Cleared in Abuse Case

El Paso Times
February 24, 2006

foxnewslogo-small

Military Panel Acquits Soldier Accused Of Assault

Fox News
February 23, 2006

elpasotimes-logo-smallWitnesses Not Certain of Testimony in Trial

El Paso Times
February 23, 2006

courtmartialattorneysusatoday

Final Army reservist tried in Afghanistan abuse case

USA Today
February 23, 2006

foxnewslogo-smallOnly On FOX: Soldier Accused Of Prisoner Abuse Prepares For Trial

Fox News
February 21, 2006

Over 1,000 articles & TV news stories were were published by nearly every major media outlet worldwide concerning the U.S. v. Driver pre-trial investigation (Article 32). Below are a few. Others include the Washington Post, New York Times, Newsweek, Fox News, Fox and Friends, CNN, BBC, CNBC, The London Times, MSNBC, CBS News, ABC News, Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, and many others.

newsweeklogo-smallQaeda Prison Break

Newsweek
November 14, 2005

The_New_York_Times_logo

Qaeda Operative in Southeast Asia Has Fled U.S. Jail in Afghanistan

The New York Times
November 3, 2005

AssociatedPressLogo-large

Officers deny impropriety in military abuse case

November 3, 2005

AssociatedPressLogo-large

Lawyer seeks new hearing in Afghanistan abuse case

November 2, 2005

AssociatedPressLogo-large

Top bin Laden operative escaped U.S. custody

The Associated Press, Army Times
November 1, 2005

courtmartialattorneysusatoday

Troops tortured detainees, Human Rights Watch alleges

USA Today
September 24, 2005

augustachronicle-small

Soldier is acquitted of assault, firearm charges

Augusta Chronicle
May 27, 2004

augustachronicle-small

Lawyers fight firearm charge

Augusta Chronicle
May 26, 2004

augustachronicle-small

Court-martial testimony begins

Augusta Chronicle
May 25, 2004