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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Civilian Court-Martial Lawyers:
Company Grade Military Officer Represented by Attorney Richard V. Stevens Obtains Maximum Medical Retirement at FPEB hearing

Recently, a company grade military officer represented by military law attorney Richard V. Stevens (Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, P.C.) obtained the maximum authorized medical retirement at the FPEB hearing they appeared before. 

This medical retirement process had begun years ago with the initial Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) followed by the Informal Physical Evaluation Board (IPEB) and Formal Physical Evaluation Board (FPEB) placing the client on the Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL).  After a lengthy period on TDRL, the client faced the TDRL re-evaluation by the IPEB, and disagreed with their findings and recommendations.  He then requested the FPEB hearing.

After the appearance and presentation by Richard Stevens and the client at the FPEB hearing, the disability rating/percentage by the IPEB was increased by 40% by the FPEB and the client was recommended to retire at the maximum disability rating/percentage authorized by statute.  Due to the medical and administrative issues involved in a MEB and/or PEB case, no further details about this case can be provided for privacy reasons. 

This FPEB hearing success follows a successful FPEB appeal for another client earlier this year.  The post about that case appears at:

While the outcome of this military FPEB hearing 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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