Providing world-wide legal representation to service men and women.
Mr. Stackhouse provides aggressive, professional, world-wide legal representation to members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and MARINES.
Mr. Stackhouse is an experienced Trial Attorney with a reputation of obtaining outstanding results for his clients. His experiences range across the spectrum: Prosecutor, Military Justice Officer, Defense Counsel, and Senior Defense Counsel, and being certified as a Military Judge.
Military Practice Areas
Courts-martial Courts-Martial Appeals NJP/Art.15/Captain's Mast Administrative Separations Discharge Review Boards Correction of Military Records Security Clearance Appeals Military Officer Cases General Officer Matters
Positive Urinalysis Rape Sexual Assault Drug Offenses Espionage Violent Crimes
Disclaimer - The below case results are provided for your review. The results for each case depends greatly upon the particular facts of the case. This listing is for informational purposes only and is no way a predictor of how any future case would be resolved.
Special Forces Officers accused of premeditated murder of a Taliban bomb-maker. Resulted in no charges being filed.
Marine Special Operations Command Staff Non-commissioned Officer accused a premeditated murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and aggravated assault. Resulted in charges being dismissed after the Article 32 Preliminary Hearing.
Special Forces officer investigated for orders violations and not protecting classified material properly. Resulted in no charges being filed and retirement effected.
Navy Lieutenant accused of raping and sexual assaulting a female Navy Lieutenant. After a contested jury trial, the client was found not guilty.
Marine Sergeant accused of sexual assaulting and sodomizing a young child and later making admissions to the conduct. After a contested jury trial, the client was found not guilty.
Three co-defendants accused premeditated murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Resulted in charges being dismissed after the multi-day article 32 Preliminary Hearing. *Update: One of the Co-accused was awarded the Bronze Star with a Combat Distinguishing Device.
Senior Staff Non-commissioned Officer accused of indecent acts with a child, false statements, and assault of a child. After a contested jury trial, there were mixed findings. No Discharge, No Confinement..
Senior Staff NCO charged with a substantial larceny and conspiracy. No Discharge, No Confinement
Officer Board of Inquiry for prior Article 15, dereliction of duty, and disrespect. Case closed, officer continues to serve on active duty.
Officer charged with dereliction in the death of a Marine. Charges Dismissed
Client charged with dereliction of duty in failing to stop another from driving while intoxicated. Jury trial. Not Guilty
We negotiated a pretrial agreement for an Officer charged with negligent homicide and DWI resulting in injury. Facing 4 Â½ years of jail, after presenting our sentencing case to the jury, the jury awarded No Confinement.
Client charged with the escaping custody of CID and going AWOL terminated by apprehension. After arguing that our client's constitutional rights were violated, the judge dismissed all charges.
Warrant Officer charged with Larceny of thousands of dollars, False Statements, and Conduct Unbecoming. Charges Dismissed after Article 32
Captain at Board of Inquiry for assault and disrespect. Honorable Discharge
We negotiated a pretrial agreement for an Officer charged with inappropriate relationships, indecent acts, false statements, and obstruction of justice. Facing years of jail, after presenting our sentencing case to the jury, the jury awarded No Confinement.
Lance Corporal charged with Rape. Tried before a Jury. Not Guilty.
Client charged, for the second time, with several larcenies facing 5-years. Charges Dismissed.
Client charged with drug use. Tried before a Jury. Not Guilty.
Corporal charged with rape. After contesting the charges at an Article 32 hearing - Charges Dismissed.
Sergeant accused of Rape. Tried before a Jury. Not Guilty.
Private charged with drug use. Tried before a Jury. Not Guilty.
Officer Board of Inquiry for child abuse substantiated by the Command and Family Advocacy. After cross examination of the witnesses and our client testifying, the board found that No Misconduct occurred. Case was closed and the client continues to serve.
We negotiated a pretrial agreement for a client accused of Espionage, Failing to Safeguard Classified Information, Wrongfully Disclosing Classified Information and other charges. Facing Life without parole, he will be out of confinement in less than 10 years and eligible for parole in 4 years.
Client past the end of his contract accused of Rape and Adultery. Tried before a Judge. Not Guilty of Rape and findings as approved included only Adultery. He received an Honorable Discharge.
Sergeant in pretrial confinement accused of Rape, Indecent Sexual Assault, and Adultery. Tried before a Jury. Not guilty of Rape. Not guilty of Indecent Sexual Assault. Found guilty of committing consensual sexual acts. Punishment imposed was less than time already served. No discharge, no sex offender registration, released from jail the day trial ended, and re-enlisted.
We negotiated a pretrial agreement for a client in pretrial confinement in Japan accused of Violating Orders, Escaping Custody, Resisting Arrest, Domestic Assault, Aggravated Assault, and making Death Threats. Tried before a Judge. Client was released the day of trial.
We negotiated a pretrial agreement for a client in pretrial confinement accused of distributing Cocaine and Ecstasy (on and off base), Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, and carrying a Concealed Weapon. Tried before a Judge. Facing decades of jail time, was released after 15 months.
We negotiated a pretrial agreement for a client in pretrial confinement accused of multiple uses and possessing Marijuana, carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Steroids. Tried before a Judge. Facing years of jail time, was released after 15 months.
We were hired for parole petition after trial, secured parole and clemency for a client after being convicted of use, possession, and distribution of a controlled substance in a combat zone and being sentenced to 2 years and a Dishonorable Discharge. Client was released after only 8 months in jail and his discharge was upgraded from a Dishonorable Discharge to a Bad Conduct Discharge.
Client accused of misbehavior before the enemy, solicitation to commit misbehavior before the enemy, dereliction of duty, and three counts of reckless endangerment while in Iraq - facing life without parole. Tried before a jury. Mixed Findings. After presenting our sentencing case to the jury, client was reduced in rank and given restriction with extra duties. No Discharge, No confinement. Honorably Discharged.
Lieutenant accused of, among other things, two counts of premeditated murder and desecration of dead bodies while serving as an infantry platoon commander in Iraq. Charges dismissed after a week-long Article 32 Pretrial Investigation.
Staff Sergeant accused of killing a Romanian Pop-Star while driving in Bucharest, Romania. After conducting our own investigation in Romania, the case was tried before a jury. The Staff Sergeant was acquitted on Negligent Homicide, but convicted on unrelated minor charges. He was given a letter of reprimand. No reduction in Rank, No Discharge, No confinement.
Corporal accused of wrongful use of Marijuana. Tried before a Jury. Not Guilty.
Lance Corporal accused of wrongful use of Cocaine. Tried before a Judge. Not Guilty.
Corporal accused of Rape. Tried before a Jury. Not Guilty.
Petty Officer accused of Indecent Acts and Adultery while in Iraq. Tried before a Judge. Not Guilty of all Charges.
Corporal accused of Perjury. Tried before a jury. Not Guilty.
Captain accused of adultery and fraternization. After the government refused a very reasonable pretrial offer, the case was tried before a Judge. Not Guilty of all Charges.
Staff Sergeant accused of accessing pornography on his government computer. Tried before a Judge. Not Guilty.
Corporal accused of unlawful killing of his daughter in a gun accident. Charges dismissed.
Sergeant accused of larceny of several thousand dollars by committing housing allowance fraud. Tried before a jury. Not Guilty.
Staff Sergeant convicted of sexual misconduct with two minors. Sentenced to 14-years. Successfully obtained a reduction in the sentence to 5-years. Additionally, assisted the Staff Sergeant with obtaining parole at 2-years.
Negotiated a pretrial agreement for a Captain accused of committing fraud, false official statements and larceny of over $50,000. Facing
over 30-years in jail. The deal protected the client from serving more than 1 year in jail. After presenting our sentencing case, the Judge awarded only 90-days of confinement and a dismissal.
Staff Sergeant accused of adultery, fraternization and dereliction of duty. Tried before a Jury. Not Guilty.
Retirement eligible Officer Board of Inquiry for a Federal District Court conviction for possession of child pornography. Board recommended retirement in grade, No Reduction.
Retirement eligible Officer Board of Inquiry for sexual misconduct with a minor. Board recommended retirement in grade, No Reduction.
March 2010: Captain accused of False Official Statement, Conduct Unbecoming, and violating a General Order. After an Article 32 pretrial investigation, all charges were dismissed.
February 2010: Captain accused of negligent homicide, orders violations, and dereliction of duty. After an Article 32 pretrial investigation we successfully negotiated a resolution to the case that allowed the Captain to contest one specification of negligent dereliction of duty at Nonjudicial Punishment and have allcriminal charges dismissed with prejudice. Retirement saved.
December 2009: Staff Sergeant accused of multiple specifications of willful dereliction of duty and multiple specifications of altering public records. The case was tried before a jury with mixed findings. Sentenced to reduction of one rank. The Staff Sergeant was past her contract and will either receive anhonorable discharge or re-enlistment.
November 2009: Successfully negotiated a pretrial agreement for a Captain accused of possessing Child Pornography, but during sentencing convinced the judge to impose No Confinement.
September 2009: Successfully negotiated a pretrial agreement for a Master Gunnery Sergeant (E-9) accused of $67,000 of graft. No Discharge, No Confinement, No Forfeitures, No Fine and while he did lose two ranks he will be able to retire and keep his pension.
September 2009: Retired Army Special Forces Sergeant denied renewal of his security clearance required for his job as a defense contractor. After responding to questions from the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals, we requested a hearing. Result: Administrative Law Judge granted the request for a security clearance.
August 2009: Former Marine accused of Felony Assault by Strangulation and Assault on a Female. Tried before a Jury in North Carolina. Not Guilty of All Charges.
June 2009: Successfully negotiated a pretrial agreement for a 1st Class Petty Officer facing charges of Perjury and False Statements alleged to have been made during the conduct of a federal case. No Discharge, No Confinement, and No Reduction in Rank.Retires soon.
June 2009: Represented a Soldier accused of fraudulently separating from the Army while pending serious allegations that were being investigated by Army CID and prosecutors. Tried before a Military Judge. Not Guilty and the soldier was then honorably discharged.
May 2009: Represented a Marine accused of stealing a hand-grenade and trading it for a stolen $3000 toolbox. The other Marines involved pleaded guilty and were given jail sentences and punitive discharges.Tried before a Jury. Mixed Findings. Minimal sentence and will be honorably discharged.
April 2009: Represented a Chief Warrant Officer accused of indecent assault while in Iraq. At a Board of Inquiry, the members closed with case without substantiating any misconduct. Case Closed.
April 2009: Represented a Petty Officer in Japan accused of wrongfully disposing ammunition, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice. Contested at a Jury trial: Not Guilty.
Mr. Stackhouse has represented clients in high profile, media intensive cases, but has also handled serious cases with skillful discretion when needed. The Mission: to use our skills and experience to protect our clients rights and to provide our clients the best possible defense.
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