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R. Davis Younts

R. Davis Younts

Military Law and Criminal Defense
  • Military Law, Criminal Law
  • Pennsylvania
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Davis has officially been recognized as the #1 senior defense attorney in the Air Force. I personally have worked with him as a litigator and as an instructor. His reputation is impeccable and rightfully deserved.
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Passion for Justice - Compassion for People.

I provide criminal defenses services in Pennsylvania and military legal defense services worldwide. In addition to representing clients in state and Federal court, I represent military clients in Courts-Martial, Article 15s, Discharges and at the Board for Correction of Military Records.

In September of 2001, I was a law student at The Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. On September 11th, I was on my way to a class on Tax Law when I heard the news that planes had hit both towers of the World Trade Center. The events of that unforgettable day prompted me to dedicate my legal studies and career to defend the freedom of all Americans.

I became an officer in the Air Force JAG Corps as soon as I graduated from law school. My passion as a JAG has always been to seek justice; no excuses and without apology. As a prosecutor, I successfully prosecuted cases that made the front page of the Air Force Times, but my true passion has always been to defend those accused of crime and ensure their rights are protected.

After serving as a prosecutor, Defense Counsel, and Senior Defense Counsel, I concluded my active duty military career as the Chief of Military Justice at the Air Force Judge Advocates General’s School. Once I realized that I had reached the pinnacle of my career as a criminal attorney in the Air Force, I knew it was time to leave active duty and pursue opportunities to fight for the rights of individual citizens.

Practice Areas
    Military Law
    Veteran's Benefits
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
ID Number: 89343
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Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
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Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
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Professional Experience
R. Davis Younts, Esquire
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Pennsylvania National Guard
Chief, Military Justice Division
United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps
Senior attorney responsible for teaching trial advocacy and military justice at the Air Force Judge Advocate General's School.
Senior Defense Counsel
United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps
Senior defense attorney assigned to try complex cases and supervise Air Force defense attorneys throughout South Texas.
Defense Counsel
United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps
Military defense attorney assigned to the United States Air Force Academy.
United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps
Air Force Prosecutor and Judge Advocate at Joint Base San Antonio and the United States Air Force Academy.
Air University
M.S. (2012) | Military Operational Arts and Sciences
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Dickinson School of Law
J.D. (2002) | Law
Honors: National Order of the Barristers
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Liberty University
B.S. (1999) | Government
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Air Force JAG School Trial Advocacy Award
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Meritorious Service Medal
United States Air Force
Commendation Medal
United States Air Force
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medal
Department of Defense
Professional Associations
State Bar of Pennsylvania  # 89343
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Articles & Publications
Orders and the Oath
Air Force Judge Advocate General's School
The United States v. You
Younts Law Pubishing
Speaking Engagements
Military Sexual Assault Litigation, Charlottesville, VA
Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School
Military Justice, Harrisburg, PA
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Court-Martial Attorney
United States Air Force
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10 Questions Answered
Q. What are defenses to Delivery of Drugs Resulting in Death (DDRD) charge against a doctor who prescribed opiates?
A: Theses are difficult cases given the way the law is written. The acquittals I have won in the past have usually been tied to the science and actual cause of death. Showing a particular action was not the cause of death or the only cause of death is critical.
Q. Discharged from the army with a general discharge w/ honorable mentions for violating the curfew. Do I have a good case?
A: Good Morning, Each service has a Discharge Review Board. To obtain an upgrade you have to apply and provide sufficient evidence to overcome the "presumption of administrative regularity" which is the standard the Board will apply in reviewing your case. You should consider speaking with an attorney with experience presenting cases to the Board. We have had several clients obtain relief.
Q. What is the likely consequence for a Marine who went AWOL for over one year after being in for the same amount of time
A: Good Morning, The typical response if you turn yourself in ranges from court-martial to administrative separation. If there are significant mitigating factors I would anticipate that an administrative separation could be negotiated. You should consider hiring an experienced attorney to assist with this process.
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R. Davis Younts, Esquire
26 North 9th Street
Lemoyne, PA 17043
Toll-Free: (833) 739-5291
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