William J. Holmes

William J. Holmes

For over thirty years, I have been engaged in the general practice of law having represented clients in a variety of actions in federal and state courts.

William J. Holmes

William J. Holmes

For over thirty years, I have been engaged in the general practice of law having represented clients in a variety of actions in federal and state courts.

Firm Overview

Although I have had a diverse practice handling federal claims litigation, criminal defense, domestic relations and juvenile cases, etc., the majority of my experience has been the practice of Military Law, where I have been intimately involved in all aspects of military legal concerns.

I have represented clients of every branch of military service, both active and reserve, through the full spectrum of military criminal proceedings: pretrial investigations, courts-martial, and appellate representation through the Courts of Criminal Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the U.S. Supreme Court. I have represented clients in courts-martial and appeals involving nearly every criminal offense, including charges of murder, rape, child abuse, espionage and embezzlement; and have handled capital cases at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition to criminal charges, I have represented service members in a full range of military legal and administrative matters such as federal claims litigation, administrative discharge hearings, the imposition of nonjudicial punishment, clemency petitions, considerations for parole, and many diverse efforts to correct military and personnel records. I have represented military clients in nearly every state as well as overseas in Europe and Asia. I am willing to travel wherever I may be needed.

Furthermore, my opinions and advice concerning the current status and possible amendment of military criminal procedures have been presented to the Office of the General Counsel of the Department of Defense as well as to various Congressmen on the House Armed Services Committee and various other organizations. I have also regularly been contacted by the media at both the national and local level for expert opinions and have been quoted on numerous occasions in newscasts and articles involving military issues.

Main Office

Main Office
6064 Indian River Road, Suite 203
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Phone

757-420-9321

Fax

757-420-4169

William J. Holmes
William J. Holmes

ISLN: 906402328
Attorney

Practice areas
Military law, including:
-Courts-martial
-Investigations
-Appeals
-Administrative discharges
-Nonjudicial punishment
-Correction of records
-Medical boards

Criminal defense, including:
-Federal and state courts
-Felonies/misdemeanors

Family law, including:
-Divorce
-Custody
-Support
-Child protective services investigations
-Retirement issues

Admitted:
-Ohio and Ohio Supreme Court, 1980
-U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, Army Court of Criminal Appeals and Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, 1982
-U.S. Supreme Court; 1988
-Virginia and Virginia Supreme Court, 1986
-U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1992
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1993
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2000

Education:
Capital University, J.D.

Biographical details:
Symposium Editor and Notes Editor, Capital University Law Review. Listed: Marquis Who's Who in America, 1992; Strathmore's Who's Who, 1998.

Military service:
U.S. Marine Corps 1981 - 1984, JAG Attorney Defense Counsel and Chief Review Officer

Biographical details:
-Marquis' WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN LAW, 1992
-Strathmore WHO's WHO IN AMERICAN LAW, 1998

Education

Capital University
Juris Doctorate,

William J. Holmes
William J. Holmes

ISLN: 906402328
Attorney

Practice areas
Military law, including:
-Courts-martial
-Investigations
-Appeals
-Administrative discharges
-Nonjudicial punishment
-Correction of records
-Medical boards

Criminal defense, including:
-Federal and state courts
-Felonies/misdemeanors

Family law, including:
-Divorce
-Custody
-Support
-Child protective services investigations
-Retirement issues

Admitted:
-Ohio and Ohio Supreme Court, 1980
-U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, Army Court of Criminal Appeals and Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, 1982
-U.S. Supreme Court; 1988
-Virginia and Virginia Supreme Court, 1986
-U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1992
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1993
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2000

Education:
Capital University, J.D.

Biographical details:
Symposium Editor and Notes Editor, Capital University Law Review. Listed: Marquis Who's Who in America, 1992; Strathmore's Who's Who, 1998.

Military service:
U.S. Marine Corps 1981 - 1984, JAG Attorney Defense Counsel and Chief Review Officer

Biographical details:
-Marquis' WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN LAW, 1992
-Strathmore WHO's WHO IN AMERICAN LAW, 1998

Education

Capital University Juris Doctorate,


Firm Overview

Although I have had a diverse practice handling federal claims litigation, criminal defense, domestic relations and juvenile cases, etc., the majority of my experience has been the practice of Military Law, where I have been intimately involved in all aspects of military legal concerns.

I have represented clients of every branch of military service, both active and reserve, through the full spectrum of military criminal proceedings: pretrial investigations, courts-martial, and appellate representation through the Courts of Criminal Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the U.S. Supreme Court. I have represented clients in courts-martial and appeals involving nearly every criminal offense, including charges of murder, rape, child abuse, espionage and embezzlement; and have handled capital cases at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition to criminal charges, I have represented service members in a full range of military legal and administrative matters such as federal claims litigation, administrative discharge hearings, the imposition of nonjudicial punishment, clemency petitions, considerations for parole, and many diverse efforts to correct military and personnel records. I have represented military clients in nearly every state as well as overseas in Europe and Asia. I am willing to travel wherever I may be needed.

Furthermore, my opinions and advice concerning the current status and possible amendment of military criminal procedures have been presented to the Office of the General Counsel of the Department of Defense as well as to various Congressmen on the House Armed Services Committee and various other organizations. I have also regularly been contacted by the media at both the national and local level for expert opinions and have been quoted on numerous occasions in newscasts and articles involving military issues.

Main Office

Main Office
6064 Indian River Road, Suite 203
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Phone

757-420-9321

Fax

757-420-4169

William J. Holmes
William J. Holmes

ISLN: 906402328
Attorney

Practice areas
Military law, including:
-Courts-martial
-Investigations
-Appeals
-Administrative discharges
-Nonjudicial punishment
-Correction of records
-Medical boards

Criminal defense, including:
-Federal and state courts
-Felonies/misdemeanors

Family law, including:
-Divorce
-Custody
-Support
-Child protective services investigations
-Retirement issues

Admitted:
-Ohio and Ohio Supreme Court, 1980
-U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, Army Court of Criminal Appeals and Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, 1982
-U.S. Supreme Court; 1988
-Virginia and Virginia Supreme Court, 1986
-U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1992
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1993
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2000

Education:
Capital University, J.D.

Biographical details:
Symposium Editor and Notes Editor, Capital University Law Review. Listed: Marquis Who's Who in America, 1992; Strathmore's Who's Who, 1998.

Military service:
U.S. Marine Corps 1981 - 1984, JAG Attorney Defense Counsel and Chief Review Officer

Biographical details:
-Marquis' WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN LAW, 1992
-Strathmore WHO's WHO IN AMERICAN LAW, 1998

Education

Capital University
Juris Doctorate,

William J. Holmes
William J. Holmes

ISLN: 906402328
Attorney

Practice areas
Military law, including:
-Courts-martial
-Investigations
-Appeals
-Administrative discharges
-Nonjudicial punishment
-Correction of records
-Medical boards

Criminal defense, including:
-Federal and state courts
-Felonies/misdemeanors

Family law, including:
-Divorce
-Custody
-Support
-Child protective services investigations
-Retirement issues

Admitted:
-Ohio and Ohio Supreme Court, 1980
-U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, Army Court of Criminal Appeals and Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, 1982
-U.S. Supreme Court; 1988
-Virginia and Virginia Supreme Court, 1986
-U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1992
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1993
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2000

Education:
Capital University, J.D.

Biographical details:
Symposium Editor and Notes Editor, Capital University Law Review. Listed: Marquis Who's Who in America, 1992; Strathmore's Who's Who, 1998.

Military service:
U.S. Marine Corps 1981 - 1984, JAG Attorney Defense Counsel and Chief Review Officer

Biographical details:
-Marquis' WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN LAW, 1992
-Strathmore WHO's WHO IN AMERICAN LAW, 1998

Education

Capital University Juris Doctorate,


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