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Michael Waddington

Gonzalez & Waddington, LLC
Contact: 866.969.9860
706.664.1395
Experience:
Law School: Beasley School of Law - Temple University
Jurisdictions: Georgia
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
South Carolina

OVERVIEW

About Michael Waddington
Michael Waddington is a criminal defense lawyer and bestselling author specializing in serious felonies, military crimes, sexual assault, military sex crimes, court martial cases, and war crimes.

Contact him at 1-866-969-9860 or www.ucmjdefense.com.

Mr. Waddington has been reported on and quoted by hundreds of major media sources worldwide and has provided consultation services to CNN Investigative Reports, 60 Minutes, Katie Couric, ABC Nightline, the BBC, German Public Television, CNN, CBS, the 2010-212 Golden Globe winning TV series “The Good Wife” and other various international media outlets. “The Good Wife”

He appeared in a major CNN Documentary, the 2009 “Killings at the Canal” and some of his cases have been the subject of books and movies, including the Academy Award Winning Documentary “Taxi to the Dark Side” (view trailer), the 2013 documentary, “The Kill Team,” the books “The ‘Good Soldier’ on Trial,” “Strike & Destroy,” and Brian De Palma’s “Redacted,” (De Palma also directed “Scarface” and “Carlito’s Way”).

In 2013, Mr. Waddington wrote a chapter in the American Bar Association (ABA) book, “The State of Criminal Justice 2013.” This annual publication examines major issues, trends and significant changes in the criminal justice system and is one of the cornerstones of the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section’s work. This publication serves as an invaluable resource for policy-makers, academics, and students of the criminal justice system.
Practice Areas
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Criminal Law
  • International Law
  • Military Law
  • White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • $450-500 per hour. Most criminal cases are handled on a flat fee basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Languages
 SpokenWritten
EnglishYesYes
FrenchYesYes
GermanYes 
SpanishYesYes
Professional Experience
Partner, Gonzalez & Waddington, LLC
-Current
Lawyer, U.S. Army JAG Corps
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Education
Beasley School of Law - Temple UniversityJ.D.Law
Honors: Trial Advocacy
Duquesne UniversityB.A.History, Spanish
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Professional Activities
Board Member The Palmas Academy School Board 2013-Current
Speaker Dealing With the Media: Protecting the Rights to a Fair Trial 2013-Current
Sexual Assault Defense National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2013-Current
Details: NACDL Seminar Defending the Unthinkable: Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault and Child Victims Cases
Attendee NACDL Seminar on Sexual Assault Defense
Details: NACDL Seminar Defending the Unthinkable: Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault and Child Victims Cases
Speaker - NACML Annual Conference: Savannah, GA - Defending Military Sexual Assault Cases National Association of Court Martial Lawyers 2013-2013
Details: Impeaching military investigators, CID, OSI, and NCIS, Using the Build Them Up & Knock Them Down Technique. This lecture focused on cross examining military investigators in military sexual assault cases.
Attendee National Association of Trial Lawyers 2013-2013
Details: National Association of Trial Lawyers: Trial Lawyers Summit was held in South Beach, Miami and focused on advanced trial techniques.
Speaker - Cross Examining Snitches National Association of Court Martial Lawyers 2012-2012
Details: NACML Winter Seminar: Humacao, Puerto Rico - Defending Drug Trafficking Cases in the Military. This seminar focused on defending UCMJ Article 112 cases in military court martials.
Attendee NACDL Sex Crime Defense Seminar 2011-2011
Details: NACDL Sex Crime Defense Seminar: Confronting the Mob Mentality - Defending Sex Cases
Attendee National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2011-2011
Details: NACDL Seminar DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity: "Winning at Every Level." This conference was held in Las Vegas and covered DUI defense, cross examination, and dealing with expert witnesses.
Speaker on Cross Examining SANE Nurses & DNA Experts National Association of Court Martial Lawyers 2011-2011
Details: NACML Annual Conference: Honolulu Hawaii - Defending Military Sex Assault Cases. This conference focused on military sexual assault and UCMJ Article 120 cases.
Attendee National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2010-2010
Details: Week long NACDL Advanced Criminal Law Seminar held in Aspen, Colorado that focused on defending serious and complex white collar criminal cases.
Speaker on Attacking Witness Credibility & Rules of Evidence US Army JAG Corps 2006-2006
Details: This conference was held in Charleston, SC and focused on defending military crimes and trial advocacy.
Awards
Quilly Award, National Academy of Best Selling Authors
Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, Army Judge Advocates General's Corps (JAG) - Criminal Law Advocacy Course
Honors in Trial Advocacy - Integrated Trial Advocacy Program, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Professional Associations
Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
-Current
Member, National Academy of Best Selling Authors
-Current
President, National Association of Court Martial Lawyers
-Current
Member, American Bar Association
-Current
Founding Member, National Association of Military Defense Lawyers
-Current
Member, State Bar of Georgia
-Current
Member, South Carolina Bar Association
-Current
Life Member, NADCL
-Current
Lifetime Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
-Current
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
-Current
Member, Pennsylvania State Bar Association
-Current
Member, Georgia State Bar Association, Military Law Section
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Activities: Group focused on military law, UCMJ prosecution and defense, and legal assistance to military service members and their families.

VIDEOS

Hiring a Court Martial Lawyer | Attorney Selection
http://www.ucmjdefense.com | Hiring a Court Martial Lawyer | Attorney Selection when you are facing a military court martial. Michael Waddington discusses military law topics. Call 706-821-2222.

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Germany Court Martial Lawyer | Article 32 Investigation
http://www.ucmjdefense.com | Germany court martial defense lawyer, Michael Waddington, talks about an Article 32 investigation in a military court martial.

http://www.ucmjdefense.com | Germany court martial defense lawyer, Michael Waddington, talks about ...


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