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Philip D. Cave - Alexandria, VA

1318 Princess StreetSuite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314 - 2212

Updated: 02/18/2024

Alexandria Military Law Lawyer

Overview

I have extensive experience as a prosecutor, defense counsel, appellate advocate, and legal advisor in military cases. I have served tours of duty in the U.S., Gulf-I, in USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), and overseas in Spain, Portugal, and Bahrain. While on active duty I also gained experience as a member of the Navy Clemency & Parole Board, the Joint Service Committee on Military Justice, and in regulatory and legislative matters...

I have extensive experience as a prosecutor, defense counsel, appellate advocate, and legal advisor in military cases. I have served tours of duty in the U.S., Gulf-I, in USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), and overseas in Spain, Portugal, and Bahrain. While on active duty I also gained experience as a member of the Navy Clemency & Parole Board, the Joint Service Committee on Military Justice, and in regulatory and legislative matters.

I have provided testimony at both Cox Commissions on military justice, on behalf of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. I regularly participate as a moot court judge for several national moot court competitions held in the Washington, DC, area.

I am regularly consulted by print, radio, and TV media for commentary on significant military justice cases and issues.

About Philip D. Cave

Practice Areas

  • Military Law 100%

Litigation

  • 75%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Sole Practitioner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1979
  • Virginia, 2000
  • District of Columbia, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2001

Other Affiliations

  • National Institute of Military Justice, 2000 - Present (Director)
  • Judge Advocates Association (Board of Directors)
  • Bar Association of D.C, 2000 - Present (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) (Member)
  • Federal Bar Association (FBA)
  • Virginia State Bar (Military Law Committee)
  • Virginia Association Criminal Defense Lawyers (VACDL)
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International
  • American Legion

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, 1979
    J.D.
  • The George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia, 1988
    LL.M., Master of Laws
  • Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 1976
    B.A.
  • Joint Forces Staff College - National Defense University, Norfolk, Virginia, 1982
    Diploma
  • Metropolitan Police Training School , London, England, 1968
  • Metropolitan Police Cadet Corps, London, England, 1967

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

Past Positions

  • Navy-Marine Corps Appellate Defense Division, Deputy Director, 1992 - 1994
  • Naval Legal Service Office, Chief Trial Defense Counsel, 1990 - 1991
  • Naval Legal Service Office, Trial Counsel (Prosecutor), 1988 - 1990
  • Naval Legal Service Office, Trial Defense Cousel, 1980 - 1982
  • Metropolitan Police Force, New Scotland Yard, London, England, Police Cadet and then Police Constable, 1965 - 1972
  • U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General's Corps.
  • U.S. Forces, Azores, Portugal, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate (Legal Advisor), Commander
  • The Staff Judge Advocate (Senior Legal Advisor) to, USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)
  • Naval Logistics & Support Force, in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD/ DESERT STORM (Gulf I), Staff Judge Advocate to, Commander
  • Naval Legal Service Office Detachment, Rota, Spain, Officer-in-Charge
  • Judge Advocate General of the Navy, Deputy Director, Criminal Law Division

Classes and Seminars

  • Military Sexual Assault Cases US Commission on Civil Rights, Report and Briefing on Sexual Assault in the Military, - 2013
  • Moot Court, PAD-International Moot Court, - 2013
  • Moot Court, George Washington University Law School National Moot Court, - 2013
  • Military Justice Seminar – Mental Health Defenses, The Judge Advocate Generals’ School of the Army, - 2013
  • Sexual Assault in the Military: Fixing a Broken System: Rape and Sexual Assault in the Military , Hastings University Law School, - 2012
  • Military Law and Media, Military Editors & Reporters Conference, - 2010
  • Military Law Reform: Cox Commission, National Institute of Military Justice, - 2010
  • Military Law Reform: Cox Commission, National Institute of Military Justice, - 2001
  • Continuity and Change in Military Justice, London Conference, National Institute of Military Justice, - 1998
  • Court-Martials and the Media, ABA Annual Conference, - 1998

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Address

1318 Princess StreetSuite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314 - 2212

Fax

  • 703-997-6076

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

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