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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Adverse FPEB Decision Overturned on Appeal for Military Officer Represented by Attorney Richard V. Stevens

Recently, a military officer represented during appeal by military law attorney Richard V. Stevens (Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, P.C.) had the adverse FPEB ruling overturned in the officer’s favor.

The client disagreed with the findings and recommendations of the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) and Informal Physical Evaluation Board (IPEB) and requested a Formal Physical Evaluation Board hearing (FPEB).  Richard Stevens did not represent the client during the MEB and IPEB portion of the case, or at the FPEB hearing.  He was hired to represent the client to appeal the FPEB findings and recommendations.  The appeal/rebuttal that was submitted was successful.  

Due to the medical and administrative issues involved in a MEB/PEB case, no further details about this case can be provided for privacy reasons.  

While this military appeal was successful, it is important to understand that every case has different facts, and success in previous cases does not guarantee success in any particular future case. No military lawyer or civilian defense lawyer, including those who specialize in military law, can guarantee the outcome of any military trial or case. For more information on the military justice system, please see our other blog posts.

By: Attorney Richard V. Stevens
Civilian criminal defense lawyer and military defense lawyer
Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, PC

Blog postscript: Attorney Frank Spinner and I (attorney Richard Stevens) are former active duty military lawyers (JAG). Our perspectives and advice, therefore, are based upon our experience as military defense lawyers and as civilian criminal defense lawyers practicing exclusively in the area of military law. This blog addresses issues in military law, military justice, military discipline, military defense, court-martial practice, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and other military and/or legal topics. Nothing posted in this blog should be substituted for legal advice in any particular case. If you seek legal advice for a particular case, please contact The Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens & The Law Office of Frank J. Spinner for a free consultation. Military defense law offices are located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Military defense law practices are worldwide.

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