A former Coast Guard judge advocate, John B. Gately has successfully represented clients in hundreds of courts-martial, medical boards, and administrative proceedings.
John B. Gately focuses his practice on military disability and veterans’ rights issues, concentrating on representing active duty service members, Reservists, and Guardsmen before the Physical Evaluation Boards of the various armed and uniformed services.
This includes representing clients before the various Boards of Correction for Military and Naval Records on both disability and nonmedical issues.
He also represents veterans on levels of claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs nationwide. John B. Gately has been awarded the coveted AV rating on anonymous peer review by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying that he is considered to be preeminent in his field by other legal professionals nationwide.
He is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in America alongside other nationally known AV-rated practitioners such as Plato Cacheris, Gerry Treanor, and Brendan Sullivan. John B. Gately’s hobbies include kayaking, marine archaeology, fossil hunting, gold dredging, and sniping, naval history, volunteering with INGOs overseas combatting human trafficking and conflict diamond/gold issues.
Admiralty and Maritime Law; Criminal Defense; Drug Testing Law; Disabilities Law; Military Law; General Practice; Federal Practice