Military Law


Photo: James M. Branum outside the courthouse at Fort Sill
outside the courthouse at Fort Sill

Since 2006, I have been a civilian attorney who has represented members of the US Army facing courts-martial, article 15’s (NJP), administrative board and conscientious objector hearings, as well as assisted soldiers seeking an early discharge. I have also assisted veterans with seeking an upgrade of their prior military discharge as well as fighting against recoupments.

I do not take every case that comes my way, but select those cases which are a good fit, based on location (troops stationed in Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado are my first priority) and the kind of case, with my first priority being cases involving the following issues:

  • Absence offenses – AWOL, Desertion and Missing Movement, including providing counsel to absent soldiers who have left the country and want to negotiate a return back to the USA.
  • Military Free Speech Issues
  • Failing drug tests for THC (marijuana)
  • Conscientious Objection
  • Discharge upgrade and recoupment cases for veterans

I currently do not accept cases for soldiers accused of:

  • Sexual Misconduct and related issues
  • Offenses involving hard drugs

But whether I can assist you or not, I am always glad to refer soldiers to other attorneys or other groups, especially the GI Rights Hotline and the Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild.

To get in touch, please call or text me at 405-494-0562 (I try my best to return all calls or texts within 12 hours) or you can send me an email to GIRightslawyer (at) Gmail (dot) com.