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.