Mr. Michael Waddington

Mr. Michael  Waddington


Gonzalez & Waddington, Attorneys at Law

601 North Belair Square
Suite 16
Evans, Georgia 30809

Phone 706-664-1395
Fax (706) 447-6995
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Attorney’s Profile

Michael Waddington is a civilian court martial defense attorney that has defended hundreds of serious military cases around the world. His team works to present the best military defense possible and he takes most of his cases to a jury trial. He has defended cases throughout the United States and in Germany, Japan, Korea, Honduras, El Salvador, Columbia, Italy, Spain, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Hawaii, England, and Okinawa. He specializes in serious felony cases, including military sexual assaults, war crimes, theft, war crimes, and white collar crimes.

Bar Admission

• All Military Trial Courts Worldwide
• South Carolina
• Georgia
• Pennsylvania
• New Jersey


• National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
• American Bar Association Litigation Division

Languages English, Spanish, French

Joined the Law Firm in 2006

Attorney’s Areas of Practice

Additional Practice Areas: Court Martial, Military Law UCMJ, Administrative Boards

Litigation Percentage 100%


Professional Experience

• Defended military personnel from E-1 to E-9 and WO1 to O-6 at court martial
- Article 32s, pretrial confinement hearings, NJP, and separation boards
• Successfully defended service members of: murder, drug offenses, detainee abuse, maltreatment, attempted murder, rape, sexual crimes, child abuse, trainee abuse, maiming, aggravated assault, larceny, financial crimes, computer crimes, white collar crime, and various other crimes
• Represented over 400 soldiers that were being administratively discharged from the military
• Former Army JAG officer
• Served two tours as an Army defense lawyer
- Headed a Trial Defense Service (TDS) branch office as the Senior Defense Counsel
• Former Special Assistant United States Attorney
- Prosecuted cases in Federal Court
- Worked with the FBI, ATF, DEA, Secret Service, and U.S. Marshall’s Service
• Former Chief of Military Justice
• Received the Award for Excellence in Advocacy
- U.S. Army JAG Corps Criminal Law Advocacy Course
• Enlisted in the Army out of high school and rose to the rank of CPT


• Speaker, “Attacking Witness Credibility & Rules of Evidence,”
- Military Defense Conference, Charleston, SC, Spring 2006
• Speaker, “Witness Impeachment,” Military Defense Conference, Orlando, FL, Spring 2004
• Speaker, “Urinalysis Defense,” Military Defense Conference,” Washington, DC, Fall 2003
• Instructor, Numerous Federal Law Enforcement Seminars, Fort Gordon, GA, June 2004-July 2005

Past Employment Positions

• US Army JAG Corps


• Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
- Juris Doctor, May 2000
- Completed, with honors, Temple’s #1 Ranked Trial Advocacy Program (U.S. News and World Report)
- Law Journal Editor: Temple Environmental Law & Technology Journal, 1998-2000
• Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
- BA, Honors: Magna Cum Laude
- Dean’s List 8 Consecutive Semesters
- Army ROTC Scholarship Recipient, Distinguished Military Graduate, Battalion Commander
- Study Aboard: Universidad de Alicante, Alicante, Spain