In the News

For over a decade, our high-profile court-martial and sexual assault cases have been covered by international media outlets. Often, we are quoted by the media regarding high-profile military justice issues. Our firm also uses the media to our client’s advantage so we can 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 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 take interest in your case, you need a lawyer with experience and connections who can use the media to your advantage. WARNING: 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 even though 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?

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

Army Special Forces Colonel found NOT GUILTY of sexual assault

Army Times – August 28, 2020

Battlemind Legal Thriller Examines US Torture Program

Yahoo News – July 1, 2020

Did SEAL Team 6 commit unlawful command influence in catfishing case?

Navy Times – August 19, 2019

Sexting, salacious snapshots: Inside SEAL Team 6′s spoofing scandal

Navy Times – July 26, 2019

Best-selling Author Michael Waddington Releases Kick-Ass Closings: A Guide to Giving the Best Closing Argument of Your Life

Reuters – November 29, 2018

Navy SEAL Acquitted in Rape Case

The San Diego Union-Tribune – March 23, 2018

Jury Rejects Prosecution’s Sex Assault Case Against Sergeant

Stars & Stripes – April 27, 2017

Sexual Assault Defense Book Released

New York Business Journal – January 2, 2017

Michael Waddington Lectures at 2016 National Trial Lawyers Summit

Miami Herald – February 15, 2016

Michael Waddington Launches New Book The Art of Trial Warfare

Reuters – February 1, 2016

Miley Cyrus song crashes Air Force pilots’ careers

Air Force Times – October 19, 2015

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

Air Force Times – August 20 2015


Desertion Charge Intensifies Debate Over Bergdahl’s Release

ABC News/Associated Press March 26, 2015

Attorney Michael Waddington Interviewed on ‘Success Today’ TV Show

Yahoo News December 29, 2014

Alexandra González-Waddington named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40

The Miami Herald December 23, 2014

Court Martial Realities Revealed in Hard-Hitting New Video

The Boston Globe December 10, 2014

Military Defense Lawyer Published in American Bar Association Book

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

Staff sergeant cleared twice of child sex abuse charges

Air Force Times October 27, 2014

Victory Undone: The Defeat of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Its Resurrection as ISIS

Book Written by Carter Andress October 20, 2014


Naval officer acquitted of sexual assault charges

The Virginian-Pilot July 19, 2014

The Whole Truth: The Tainted Prosecution of an American Fighter Pilot

Book Written by Bob Harvey
July 9, 2014

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

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

The State of Criminal Justice 2014

American Bar Association (ABA) Book July 2014

Attorney Michael Waddington Selected for List of Top Rated Lawyers in Georgia

Fox News March 1, 2014

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

Various Virginia Media Outlets November 13, 2013

Hagel aims to curb unlawful influence arguments in trials

Stars and Stripes & New York Times August 14, 2013

The Kill Team – Movie

Directed by Dan Krauss July 12, 2013

The State of Criminal Justice 2013

American Bar Association (ABA) Book June 2013

Is the Pentagon Losing the War against Sex Crimes?

KCRW – Public Radio – InternationalMay 13, 2013

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

Rolling Stone April 22, 2013

U.S. soldiers reprimanded in Colombia prostitution scandal

CNN January 11, 2013

Through supporters, Bradley Manning still fights on

CNN August 21, 2012

U.S. military sanctions 10 in Colombia prostitution scandal

The Washington Post July 18, 2012

US Secret Service prostitution scandal widens as five soldiers accused

The Telegraph April 15, 2012

Soldiers bring death home

The Sydney Morning Herald March 19, 2012

Afghan rampage suspect Robert Bales was a soldier strained by deployments

The Washington Post March 17, 2012

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

CNN March 16, 2012

Afghans angry over removal of accused US soldier

The Associated Press March 15, 2012

Accused Wiki-leaker faces judgment Friday

CNN December 15, 2011

Military’s newly aggressive rape prosecution has pitfalls

McClatchy November 28, 2011

Bureaucracy has blossomed in military’s war on rape

McClatchy November 28, 2011

The Good Wife: Season 3, Episode 9

CBS Series – The Good Wife November 20, 2011

The Good Wife: Season 3: Episode – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

CBS Series – The Good Wife
November 20, 2011

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

Rolling Stone March 27, 2011

Soldier pleads guilty in Afghan killing case

CNN March 23, 2011

The Good Wife: Season 2, Episode 2

CBS Series – The Good Wife October 5, 2010

The Good Wife – Consultant

CBS Series – The Good Wife October 4, 2010

Sordid details surface in Afghan death

The New York Times September 28, 2010

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

NPR September 27, 2010

Army Coverup: Murder For Sport in Afghanistan

ABC News – Nightline September 27, 2010

Hearing begins in alleged plot to murder Afghans

The Associated Press September 27, 2010

Black Hearts: One Platoon’s Descent into Madness in Iraq’s Triangle of Death

Book written by Jim Frederick Published 2010

Hearing begins for soldier accused of killing Afghan civilians

CNN September 27, 2010

Allegations swirl around Lewis-McChord platoon

Army Times September 13, 2010

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

CNN November 21, 2009

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

CNN November 18, 2009

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

CNN – Anderson Cooper 360 Battlefield Justice or Murder

CNN November 17, 2009

Killings at the Canal – Documentary

CNN November 16, 2009

Anderson Cooper 360 Panel Discusses the Killings at the Canal

CNN November 16, 2009

Killings at the Canal: Murder or Battlefield Justice

CNN November 16, 2009

Fort Hood Murder Case

Star-Telegram November 12, 2009

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

Book written by Thomas E. Ricks Published in 2009

Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable

Book written by David Cole
Published September 2009

Nightclub brawl mistrial declared over missing documents

Stars and Stripes October 7, 2009

Soldier Avoids Discharge – Gets 30 Days in Korea Brawl

Stars and Stripes October 7, 2009

Yongsan Korea Bar Brawl Cases Go to Trial

Stars and Stripes August 18, 2009


Taxi to the Dark Side – Movie

Directed by Alex Gibney
July 12, 2009

The Kill Company

The New Yorker July 6, 2009

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

by Stjepan G. Mestrovic


General reduces 172nd soldiers’ jail terms

Stars and Stripes June 21, 2009

Agent: No physical evidence in Iraqis’ deaths

Stars and Stripes December 5, 2008

Testimony doesn’t link US soldier to 4 dead Iraqis

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

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

Stars and Stripes November 16, 2008

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

Stars and Stripes November 15, 2008

Defense Attorney says airman only borrowed money from Air Force vault

Stars and Stripes November 14, 2008

No court-martial for midshipman accused of rape

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


Winder GI exonerated of Iraqi murder

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution May 22, 2008

Charge, Sentence reduced for Soldier tried in Iraqi death

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

Report Finds No Sexual Assault

The Associated Press, The Washington Post May 20, 2008

Foster MP cleared of molestation charges

Stars and Stripes May 16, 2008

Camp Foster MP pleads not guilty to molesting teen

Stars and Stripes May 15, 2008

Ga. soldier released while clemency weighed

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

Punished despite acquittal – Letters to the Editor

Stars and Stripes April 30, 2008

Naval Academy rape allegations called into question

Numerous National Media Sources April 22, 2008

Jury finds soldier not guilty of sexual assault

Stars and Stripes
April 20, 2008


Soldier cleared, but pain not over

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution February 22, 2008

Soldier Acquitted of Murder, Gets 120 days in Death of Iraq

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

Georgia dad fights for GI son charged with murder

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution February 18, 2008

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

Stars and Stripes January 26, 2008

Officer’s daughter alleges he molested her

Stars and Stripes January 25, 2008

Soldier gets 13 months in major drug trafficking case

Stars and Stripes January 24, 2008


Accused Winder soldier to face murder court martial next month

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution January 9, 2008

Murder focus off Winder, GA GI

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution November 8, 2007

Georgia Soldier’s Murder Charges Unfounded

San Antonio Express-News November 8, 2007

Army Investigator: Reduce Murder Charge

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

Buddies a lifeline for GI in deep trouble

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution October 29, 2007

Soldier Demoted for Lying, but Gets to Stay in Army

Stars and Stripes October 27, 2007

USFK Worker is Found Not Guilty of Faking Four TDYs

Stars and Stripes October 25, 2007

USFK Headquarters Soldier Pleads Not Guilty to Faking TDY Orders

Stars and Stripes October 24, 2007

UCMJ court martial news

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

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution October 20, 2007

Soldier Denies Taking Part in Killing

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

VIDEO Schofield Soldier’s Hearing Begins

CBS News October 20, 2007

Warrant officer is discharged after tryst with private at Camp Casey

Stars and Stripes September 19, 2007

Aiken County Deputies Bust An Atlanta Man For 22-Pounds Of Pot

NBC August 16, 2007

Soldier dodges prison time for beating detainee with ball bat

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

Sergeant guilty of assaulting detainee gets lightest possible sentence: a reprimand

Richmond Times-Dispatch August 15, 2007

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

Richmond Times-Dispatch August 14, 2007

Soldier: Sergeant beat detainee with bat

The Associated Press, MSNBC August 13, 2007

Lawyer: Soldier innocent in Iraqi’s death

The Associated Press, Army Times August 6, 2007

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

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

Army Document: Troops shot Iraqi many times

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

Iraq cases struggle to obtain testimony

San Diego Union Tribune June 24, 2007

Court-martial Set in Detainee Abuse Case

The Associated Press, Army Times May 22, 2007

Judge Questions First Trial

Augusta Chronicle May 17, 2007

Attorneys Fight Slaying Verdicts

Augusta Chronicle May 16, 2007

6 West Point Cadets Charged with Drug Use

Army Times, Fox News March 24, 2007

Soldier Pleads Guilty to Iraq Murders

ABC News January 11, 2007

Soldier Reaches Plea Deal in the Killing of 3 Iraqis

The New York Times January 4, 2007

U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Testify to Hearing Order to ‘Kill All of Them’

Fox News August 3, 2006

The ‘Band of Brothers’ Unravels

ABC News – Nightline August 2, 2006

Lawyers for 4 Accused Soldiers Say They Acted on Orders

The New York Times July 23, 2006

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 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.

Death Penalty Shadows Iraq Murder Charges

Fox News June 28, 2006

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

News 12, CBS News March 20, 2006

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.

Jury Acquits Soldier in Afghanistan Abuse

USA Today February 24, 2006

Soldier Cleared in Abuse Case

El Paso Times February 24, 2006

Military Panel Acquits Soldier Accused Of Assault

Fox News February 23, 2006

Witnesses Not Certain of Testimony in Trial

El Paso Times February 23, 2006

Final Army reservist tried in Afghanistan abuse case

USA Today February 23, 2006

Only On FOX: Soldier Accused Of Prisoner Abuse Prepares For Trial

Fox News February 21, 2006Over 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.

Qaeda Prison Break

Newsweek November 14, 2005

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

The New York Times November 3, 2005

Top bin Laden operative escaped U.S. custody

The Associated Press, Army Times November 1, 2005

Troops tortured detainees, Human Rights Watch alleges

USA Today September 24, 2005

Soldier is acquitted of assault, firearm charges

Augusta Chronicle May 27, 2004

Lawyers fight firearm charge

Augusta Chronicle May 26, 2004

Court-martial testimony begins

Augusta Chronicle May 25, 2004

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