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Michael Waddington

Gonzalez & Waddington, LLC
Contact: (866) 969-9860
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. 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”). From 2013-2015, Mr. Waddington wrote chapters in the American Bar Association (ABA) book, “The State of Criminal Justice.” 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
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
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
Attendee, NACDL Seminar on Sexual Assault Defense
Current
Activities: NACDL Seminar Defending the Unthinkable: Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault and Child Victims Cases
Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
-Current
Member, National Academy of Best Selling Authors
-Current
Board Member, The Palmas Academy School Board
-Current
Speaker, Dealing With the Media: Protecting the Rights to a Fair Trial
-Current
Sexual Assault Defense, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
-Current
Activities: NACDL Seminar Defending the Unthinkable: Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault and Child Victims Cases
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
Speaker - NACML Annual Conference: Savannah, GA - Defending Military Sexual Assault Cases, National Association of Court Martial Lawyers
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Activities: 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
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Activities: 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
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Activities: 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
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Activities: NACDL Sex Crime Defense Seminar: Confronting the Mob Mentality - Defending Sex Cases
Attendee, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Activities: 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
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Activities: 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
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Activities: Week long NACDL Advanced Criminal Law Seminar held in Aspen, Colorado that focused on defending serious and complex white collar criminal cases.
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.
Speaker on Attacking Witness Credibility & Rules of Evidence, US Army JAG Corps
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Activities: This conference was held in Charleston, SC and focused on defending military crimes and trial advocacy.

VIDEOS

Hiring the Best Military Defense Lawyer - Selecting the Best Court Martial Attorney to Defend You
Hiring the Best Military Defense Lawyer - Selecting the Best Court Martial Attorney to Defend You

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How to Win at a Military Discharge Board - Military Lawyer Tips
How to Win at a Military Discharge Board - Military Lawyer Tips

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Court Martial Attorney Michael Waddington on Success Today TV Show
Court Martial Attorney Michael Waddington on Success Today TV Show

Court martial attorney Michael Waddington on Success Today TV Show. Call 1-866-969-9860 to speak ...
Should the Defense Interview the Victim in a Court Martial
Should the Defense Interview the Victim in a Court Martial

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How Prosecutors Use the Article 32 to Get Convictions
Military defense lawyer, Michael Waddington, discusses How Prosecutors Use the Article 32 preliminary hearing to Get Convictions. Call 1-866-969-9860 to speak with a civilian defense counsel today.

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Why the Article 32 Can Hurt Your Court Martial Case
Why the Article 32 Can Hurt Your Court Martial Case

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Can Harassing Investigators Hurt Your Case?
Can Harassing Investigators Hurt Your Case?

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Strategies to Avoid a Court Martial - Military Defense Lawyer Tips
Strategies to Avoid a Court Martial - Military Defense Lawyer Tips

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Under Military Investigation? Can You Avoid Court Martial?
Under Military Investigation? Can You Avoid Court Martial?

Under Military Investigation? Can You Avoid Court Martial? Court martial attorney, Michael ...
Why Hiring a Lawyer Early On Gives You an Advantage - Military Defense Attorney
Why Hiring a Lawyer Early On Gives You an Advantage - Military Defense Attorney

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How Long Should a Military Investigation Last?
How Long Should a Military Investigation Last?

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Why an Average Military Defense Lawyer is Not Good Enough
Why an Average Military Defense Lawyer is Not Good Enough

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When Do I Hire a Civilian Defense Lawyer?
When Do I Hire a Civilian Defense Lawyer?

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Military Lawyer Defends False Allegations in Military Courts - Military Defense Attorney
Military Lawyer Defends False Allegations in Military Courts - Military Defense Attorney

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Defending False Sex Assault Allegations in the Military - Military Sex Assault Defense Lawyers
Defending False Sex Assault Allegations in the Military - Military Sex Assault Defense Lawyers

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Drunk Sex - Military Sexual Assault Court Martial Lawyers
Drunk Sex - Military Sexual Assault Court Martial Lawyers

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Civilian Court Martial Attorney - Why Hire a Civilian in a Military Case
Civilian Court Martial Attorney - Why Hire a Civilian in a Military Case

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Civilian Defense Lawyer for Court Martial - What Sets Our Law Firm Apart
Civilian Defense Lawyer for Court Martial - What Sets Our Law Firm Apart

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Hiring the Top Military Defense Attorney - Is a Court Martial a Search for the Truth
Hiring the Top Military Defense Attorney - Is a Court Martial a Search for the Truth

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Hiring the Top Military Defense Lawyer - How Do Innocent Men Get Convicted at a Court Martial
Hiring the Top Military Defense Lawyer - How Do Innocent Men Get Convicted at a Court Martial

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Selecting the Best Military Defense Attorney - Does Hiring a Lawyer Make Me Look Guilty
Selecting the Best Military Defense Attorney - Does Hiring a Lawyer Make Me Look Guilty

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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.

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