James Culp provides aggressive, experienced representation to U.S. servicemembers and veterans, around the globe, in all aspects of military law to include
enlisted separation hearings and
officer show cause boards/ boards of inquiry. Mr. Culp has exclusively represented the men and women of the U.S. armed forces for more than 17 consecutive years. He is a combat veteran, a former active duty "JAG" officer, and a former active duty enlisted non-commissioned officer. A graduate of UCLA and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Mr. Culp has successfully represented U.S. service members in every type of criminal case imaginable.
From his office in Austin, Texas, Mr. Culp provides worldwide representation in all military criminal and adverse administrative proceedings. Mr. Culp has tried military courts-martial cases in Korea, Japan, Guam, Germany, England, Iraq and throughout the United States. While working as a civilian defense counsel, military defense counsel, and as a senior military defense counsel at both the trial court and military appellate court levels, Mr. Culp has witnessed first-hand that U.S. military servicemembers deserve more than mere competence: They deserve excellence through aggressive, experienced representation.
Passionate, experienced representation makes a difference. Mr. Culp has been able to obtain an extraordinary number of acquittals and case dismissals for his clients, and this is especially true for his clients wrongly accused of war crimes and falsely accused of sexual-assault. In the last decade, of the eight American service-members represented by Mr. Culp who were charged with murder or manslaughter for actions in a combat zone, Mr. Culp was able to secure the complete dismissal or complete withdrawal of charges for half of those clients. Mr. Culp is also renowned for his deft insight into the complexities of military sexual assault cases, both at trial and on appeal.
**Special Note Regarding Child and Sexual Assault Cases**
Mr. Culp intimately understands the complexities of defending criminal cases in the military. Mr. Culp knows the Uniform Code of Military Justice and he understands the United States' military from both the enlisted and the officer perspective. He founded his firm on the sole principle that servicemembers and veterans of the U.S. military deserve more than mere competence.
Mr. Culp understands that the case you are facing represents the most significant event that has ever happened to you. He understands that every military case, criminal or administrative, is extremely important when the government is attempting to deprive you or your loved one of their freedom, their livelihood, or their honorable service record.