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Jeffrey Liebenguth

Jeffrey Liebenguth

Hawaii-Based Court Martial Lawyer Representing Military Members Worldwide
  • Military Law
  • District of Columbia, Hawaii
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Biography

Mr. Liebenguth specializes in defending military service members facing court-martial, NJP, administrative proceedings, and criminal appeals for allegations of rape, sexual assault, fraud, drug offenses, violent crimes, and all other military offenses.

He is a retired Marine Corps military attorney (Judge Advocate) as well as a former member of the United States Coast Guard. He is a graduate of Amherst College, Emory University School of Law, and the Marine Corps University Resident Command & Staff College, where he received a Master’s Degree in Military Studies. In 2006-2007, he deployed with 2d Battalion, 3d Marines to Haditha, Iraq, the unit whose combat deployment is the subject of the 2019 book: The Warriors of Anbar: The Marines Who Crushed Al Qaeda—the Greatest Untold Story of the Iraq War. Mr. Liebenguth later worked at the Pentagon and taught military law at the United States Naval Academy. He has also been an invited speaker at military criminal-law conferences in California and Washington, D.C.

In his 18 year of practicing law, Mr. Liebenguth has litigated high-stakes military criminal cases from every perspective possible: as a defense counsel, an appellate defense counsel, a prosecutor, and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. As an appellate defense counsel, he successfully petitioned the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals for oral argument in a remarkable 17 cases.

As a result of his success, Mr. Liebenguth was recognized as the “Silver C.A.A.F. Tongue” award winner for arguing more cases than any other military appellate defense counsel.

He has litigated felony-level cases, including but not limited to those involving allegations of murder, attempted murder, rape, sexual assault, and child endangerment. He is licensed to practice law in the highest courts in the land, including the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Practice Area
    Military Law
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Hawaii
Hawaii State Bar Association
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Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
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Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces (C.A.A.F.)
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Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Court-Martial Lawyer
Bilecki & Tipon
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Senior Defense Counsel
Marine Corps Base Hawaii
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Staff Judge Advocate (SJA)
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
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Complex Trial Counsel
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
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Command & Staff College
Marine Corps Base Quantico
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Appellate Defense Counsel
Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
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HQ Marine Corps Legal & Military Law Instructor
Pentagon / Naval Academy
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Defense Counsel & Deployed SJA with 2/3
Marine Corps Base Hawaii
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Defense Counsel & Deployed SJA with 2/3
Marine Corps Base Hawaii
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Coast Guardsman
U.S. Coast Guard
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Education
Marine Corps University
Masters of Military Studies (MMS) (2013) | Miltiary Operations
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Naval Justice School
Judge Advocate Certification (2004) | Military Law
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Emory University School of Law
J.D. (2002) | Law
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Amherst College
B.A. (1998) | Political Science
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Awards
Meritorious Service Medal
United States Marine Corps
Silver CAAF Tongue Award
CAAFLog
Nominated for Legal Excellence Award for Advocacy
Department of the Navy Office of the Judge Advocate General
General R.E. Hogaboom Leadership Writing Contest (2nd)
Marine Corps Association
Professional Associations
Hawaii State Bar Association
Attorney Member
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United States Supreme Court
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Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
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- Current
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Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
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Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (C.A.A.F.)
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District of Columbia Bar
Attorney Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Reducing Alcohol-Related Sexual Assault in the Marine Corps
Marine Corps University
Taking Care of Marines: The Need for Greater Education on Personal Finance
Marine Corps Gazette
Be Wary of Waiving Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act Protections
Marine Corps Gazette
Individual Ambition: Creating a Need for Leadership
Marine Corps Gazette
Speaking Engagements
Preserving Court-Martial Legal Error for Appeal, Marine Corps Defense Counsel Conference, Camp Pendleton, California
Impact of United States v. Fosler, Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Continuing Legal Education and Training Program, Washington D.C.
Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces
Websites & Blogs
Website
CourtMartialLawyer.com
Videos
Hawaii court-martial lawyer Jeff Liebenguth discussing the number of options beyond the Initial Review Officer (IRO) 7-day hearing for release from pretrial confinement. Mr. Liebenguth specializes in defending military service members facing court martial, NJP, administrative proceedings, and criminal appeals for allegations of rape, sexual assault, fraud, drug offenses, violent crimes, and all other military offenses. Getting Released from Military Pretrial Confinement - Jeff Liebenguth, Hawaii Court Martial Lawyer

Hawaii court-martial lawyer Jeff Liebenguth discussing the number of options beyond the Initial Review Officer (IRO) 7-day hearing for release from pretrial confinement. Mr. Liebenguth specializes in defending military service members facing court martial, NJP, administrative proceedings, and criminal appeals for allegations of rape, sexual assault, fraud, drug offenses, violent crimes, and all other military offenses.

Marine service member was found guilty of knowingly possessing child pornography and was sentenced to a bad-conduct discharge from the Marine Corps. On appeal, his conviction was set aside and dismissed. Service members was represented by Hawaii based military attorney, Jeff Liebenguth. Court Martial Lawyer Jeff Liebenguth Successfully Arguing for the Reversal of Marine's Conviction

Marine service member was found guilty of knowingly possessing child pornography and was sentenced to a bad-conduct discharge from the Marine Corps. On appeal, his conviction was set aside and dismissed. Service members was represented by Hawaii based military attorney, Jeff Liebenguth.

United States Marine was convicted at a general court martial of three specifications of assault consummated by a battery and one specification each of carnal knowledge, communicating a threat, and kidnapping, in violation of Articles 128, 120, and 134. The Marine was sentenced to confinement for 6 years, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, reduction to pay grade E-1, and a dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Liebenguth represented the service member on appeal. Court Martial Lawyer, Jeff Liebenguth, Arguing For Reversal of Marine's 6-Year Jail Sentence and DD.

United States Marine was convicted at a general court martial of three specifications of assault consummated by a battery and one specification each of carnal knowledge, communicating a threat, and kidnapping, in violation of Articles 128, 120, and 134. The Marine was sentenced to confinement for 6 years, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, reduction to pay grade E-1, and a dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Liebenguth represented the service member on appeal.

Winning oral argument by Jeff Liebenguth at the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, leading to reversal of USMC Officer's sex crime conviction. Mr. Liebenguth specializes in defending military service members facing court martial, NJP, administrative proceedings, and criminal appeals for allegations of rape, sexual assault, fraud, drug offenses, violent crimes, and all other military offenses. Court Martial Lawyer, Jeff Liebenguth, Gets Marine Officer's Sexual Assault Conviction Thrown Out

Winning oral argument by Jeff Liebenguth at the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, leading to reversal of USMC Officer's sex crime conviction. Mr. Liebenguth specializes in defending military service members facing court martial, NJP, administrative proceedings, and criminal appeals for allegations of rape, sexual assault, fraud, drug offenses, violent crimes, and all other military offenses.

Jeff Liebenguth is a Hawaii-based court martial lawyers who represents military service members around the world. This Marine's case began with a sexual assault and adultery charge. At trial he was acquitted of the sexual assault charge but convicted of the adultery. Mr. Liebenguth took the Marine's case to the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (C.A.A.F.) and successfully had the adultery charge reversed. Court Martial Lawyer, Jeff Liebenguth, Gets Marine's Adultery Conviction Overturned

Jeff Liebenguth is a Hawaii-based court martial lawyers who represents military service members around the world. This Marine's case began with a sexual assault and adultery charge. At trial he was acquitted of the sexual assault charge but convicted of the adultery. Mr. Liebenguth took the Marine's case to the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (C.A.A.F.) and successfully had the adultery charge reversed.

This case involved UCMJ charges against a United States Marine for attempted adultery and conspiracy to obsruct justice. Mr. Liebenguth is a retired Marine Corps military defense attorney that specializes in defending military service members against all UCMJ offenses in court-martial or military adverse administrative hearings. To learn more about Mr. Liebenguth and his practice, visit CourtMartialLawyer.com. Defense Attorney Jeff Liebenguth Arguing for Dismissal of Marine's Adultery and Conspiracy Charge

This case involved UCMJ charges against a United States Marine for attempted adultery and conspiracy to obsruct justice. Mr. Liebenguth is a retired Marine Corps military defense attorney that specializes in defending military service members against all UCMJ offenses in court-martial or military adverse administrative hearings. To learn more about Mr. Liebenguth and his practice, visit CourtMartialLawyer.com.

Jeff Liebenguth, a military court martial lawyer, arguing why a service member is not guilty of check fraud and impersonating a government official. Guilty verdict was set aside. Jeff Liebenguth Arguing For Reversal of Military Member's UCMJ Conviction

Jeff Liebenguth, a military court martial lawyer, arguing why a service member is not guilty of check fraud and impersonating a government official. Guilty verdict was set aside.

Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals oral argument regarding Marine service member's sexual assault conviction. Hawaii based court martial lawyer, Jeff Liebenguth, arguing to the court that the evidence is insufficient to sustain a conviction. The case is U.S. v. Wood. Jeff Liebenguth Arguing Why Marine Corps Service Member is Not Guilty of Sexual Assault

Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals oral argument regarding Marine service member's sexual assault conviction. Hawaii based court martial lawyer, Jeff Liebenguth, arguing to the court that the evidence is insufficient to sustain a conviction. The case is U.S. v. Wood.

Military court martial case for Marine charged with attempted premeditated murder for hiring a hit man to kill his wife for $10,000. Attempted murder conviction reversed by the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. Jeff Liebenguth is a Hawaii based court martial lawyer that represent military service members around the world. Jeff Liebenguth in Court for Marine Corps Sergeant in Murder for Hire Case

Military court martial case for Marine charged with attempted premeditated murder for hiring a hit man to kill his wife for $10,000. Attempted murder conviction reversed by the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. Jeff Liebenguth is a Hawaii based court martial lawyer that represent military service members around the world.

Hawaii based court martial lawyer Jeff Liebenguth litigating the unfairness of a dishonorable discharge for a Navy service member that was convicted at court martial. The case is U.S. v. Warren and the argument was before the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. Jeff Liebenguth in Military Court Arguing the Unfairness of His Client's Dishonorable Discharge

Hawaii based court martial lawyer Jeff Liebenguth litigating the unfairness of a dishonorable discharge for a Navy service member that was convicted at court martial. The case is U.S. v. Warren and the argument was before the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals.

Navy service member was charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and reckless endangerment. The Sailor was charged after a drive-by shooting incident in which another service member was shot and wounded. Jeff Liebenguth In Military Court Representing Navy Sailor Accused of Attempted Murder & Conspiracy.

Navy service member was charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and reckless endangerment. The Sailor was charged after a drive-by shooting incident in which another service member was shot and wounded.

Marine faced UCMJ desertion and breaking restriction charges at court-martial. Mr. Liebenguth argued on the Marine's behalf on appeal. Mr. Liebenguth is a retired Marine Corps military defense attorney that specializes in defending military service members facing court-martial, NJP, administrative proceedings, and criminal appeals for allegations of rape, sexual assault, fraud, drug offenses, violent crimes, and all other UCMJ offenses. Military Defense Attorney, Jeff Liebenguth, Arguing Against Marine's Breaking Restriction Conviction

Marine faced UCMJ desertion and breaking restriction charges at court-martial. Mr. Liebenguth argued on the Marine's behalf on appeal. Mr. Liebenguth is a retired Marine Corps military defense attorney that specializes in defending military service members facing court-martial, NJP, administrative proceedings, and criminal appeals for allegations of rape, sexual assault, fraud, drug offenses, violent crimes, and all other UCMJ offenses.

Mr. Liebenguth in court arguing that a military service member is not guilty of fraudulent enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Liebenguth is a Hawaii based court martial lawyer. Mr. Liebenguth is a retired Marine Corps military defense attorney that specializes in defending military service members facing court-martial, NJP, administrative proceedings, and criminal appeals. Military Defense Attorney, Jeff Liebenguth, Arguing at the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Mr. Liebenguth in court arguing that a military service member is not guilty of fraudulent enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Liebenguth is a Hawaii based court martial lawyer. Mr. Liebenguth is a retired Marine Corps military defense attorney that specializes in defending military service members facing court-martial, NJP, administrative proceedings, and criminal appeals.

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Q. My brother is a private in the Marines, were drinking and fought another Marine with a higher rank what's the punishmen?
A: It really depends on the nature of the fight, if there were any injuries to the other person and, if so, how bad. If he is charged with any type of assault under Article 128 of the UCMJ, he could be facing from no punishment to a dishonorable discharge and years of confinement. A good military court-martial lawyer may also explore a number of options, like self defense, depending on the circumstances. Your brother should contact an experienced military lawyer in order to evaluate his case and go over the options he may have. It may not be as bad as it sounds. If he goes to a general court-martial and is convicted, he will definitely have a criminal record that will follow him.
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