Administrative Separation

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Service members facing administrative separation for alleged misconduct or lack of adherence to regulations have rights. When certain criteria are met, service members may be entitled to an administrative hearing before a panel of officers appointed to make a recommendation to the separation authority. Service members facing administrative separation against their will or the possibility of an Under Honorable Conditions (General) or Under Other Than Honorable Conditions service characterization have the right to an attorney.  Mike Berens’ advocacy has preserved many millions of dollars in military retirements for dozens servicemembers and their families serving in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and Navy.

An adverse action can have serious consequences on your military career, finances, and personal life. That is why it is critical to consult an attorney who has the necessary knowledge and skill to provide the best legal advice possible in your case.

Mike Berens has extensive experience representing  service members facing administrative separation. He has prevailed as a Military Defense Attorney in many administrative discharge actions. He works closely with his clients to develop the best strategies to secure a favorable resolution. As a seasoned trial lawyer, he has the requisite experience with administrative separation hearings to advise his clients of all their available options and be their best advocate.

Ratings and Reviews

So happy with the decision to bring Mike onto my defense team

Mike hit the ground running with my case since the first time we met and he heard my rather emotional story about my deployment, mental health issues, and possibility of a general court martial. He tried to resolve the case with an alternate disposition but the commander and his legal advisors wanted to use me…

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