Philip Douglas Cave works at The Law Office of Philip D. Cave. I am self-employed as a sole practitioner. My practice is limited to military law and security clearance law issues. I travel the world to any location where there is a military base or U.S. military personnel assigned for my trial cases and administrative hearings.
In my practice, about two-thirds of my time is taken with litigating courts-martial (criminal trials), usually to a members panel (jury). A portion of my practice relates to appellate litigation, a portion relates to administrative law issues incident to military service, and a portion to security clearance litigation.
I am admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, all military trial and appellate courts, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Ohio, the Eastern District of Virginia, and the federal Court of Claims.
Continuing Legal Education:
- 2013 NACDL, Reasonable Doubt & Actual Innocence: Winning Your Case with Cutting-Edge Science (two days)
- 2013 VA Annual Criminal Law Seminar (one day)
- 1988, graduated George Washington Univ. Law School, Master of Laws (LL.M.)
- 1979, graduated Case Western Reserve Univ. Law School, Juris Doctor (JD)
- 1976, graduated Wright State Univ., B.A.
- 1982, graduated Armed Forces Staff College, National Defense Univ., diploma
- Director, Board of Directors, the National Institute of Military Justice: The National Institute of Military Justice (NIMJ) is a District of Columbia nonprofit corporation organized in 1991 to advance the fair administration of military justice and foster improved public understanding of the military justice system. NIMJ is not a government agency. NIMJ’s boards of directors and advisers include law professors, private practitioners, and other experts.
- Former Director and life member, the Judge Advocates Association: The Judge Advocates Association is a national legal society that was organized in 1943. Membership includes active duty, reserve, and retired Judge Advocates from all services. The Judge Advocates Association is the only national professional legal organization exclusively dedicated to judge advocates and practitioners of military and veterans law.
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
- Federal Bar Association (FBA)
Active Duty United States Navy:
- I was commissioned in 1978 into the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Student Program as an ensign. After graduation and admission to the Ohio Bar, I attended the Naval Justice School, January 1980 Class.
- Trial Counsel (prosecutor), Naval Legal Service Office, Norfolk, VA, March 1982 to September 1982. Assistant Chief Trial Counsel, July 1988 to June 1990; mentoring and supervising 15 trial counsel.
- Assistant Staff Judge Advocate (legal adviser), Commander, U.S. Forces, Azores, Portugal. This “purple” assignment involved responsibilities in international law, Portuguese labor law, and military justice.
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