The complexities of the law, lingo and the documents surrounding a military
service member can be daunting. Add to that the complexities of navigating
the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs when a service member becomes a
veteran. The lawyers at GunnyLawyer know how to navigate both systems. While
you can be a fantastic attorney or a law firm with many successful cases
under your belt, there will always be times when you need to seek outside
assistance to support your case. Whether you need to locate expert witnesses
concerning military and veteran matters or you just need consultation
services for your military or veteran related case, our firm can help.
Military and VA Records Expert
Whether you are representing your client in a criminal case at a State or
Federal level or you are representing your client in a civil proceedings you
will need to obtain his or her military service records and U.S. Department
of Veterans Affairs records. In many cases you will need those records to
provide them to a mental health expert that is conducting an evaluation of
your client or you will need to prove their military service. We can obtain
and interpret the records for you. We can obtain the following records:
- Military personnel file from all military branches
- Military medical records and military hospital records
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital records
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Claim File
- Specific military unit records
GunnyLawyer is experienced at using these records in criminal and civil
proceedings. We know how to use them for mitigating language in a departure
motion. We have been successful at both.
GunnyLawyer Attorney John D. Baker has made a career out of handling
military and veteran related cases. With twenty-two years of military
service under his belt and a legal career founded on military and veteran
law, he is uniquely equipped to provide consultation services on your case.
In 2010, John was awarded Minnesota Lawyer “Attorney of the Year” for his
hard work as chair of the initiative to start Veterans Courts in Minnesota.
He speaks regularly around the country on the subject of the criminal
justice system and the involvement of veterans in criminal cases. As
evidenced by his practice, he is committed to standing up for military and
former military members in even the most challenging cases.
If you would like to learn more about how our firm can help with expert
witness and consultation services, please contact us now.