Defense Service Office North (DSO North)

We provide the highest quality legal representation to military service members as efficiently as possible, consistent with our ethical obligation to represent our clients zealously. We represent service members at Administrative Separation Boards, Boards of Inquiry and Courts-Martial, in addition to providing advice to service members on defense-related topics such as nonjudicial punishment.


If you need the assistance of a defense attorney, please contact us for more information. Be prepared to provide an email and/or phone number where you can be reached for scheduling an appointment or to set up an initial consultation. You will also need to complete a Request for Services.

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Defense / Personal Representative Services Addendum for more information about defense services.

If you need assistance with any of these issues, download the Request for Services and contact us.

  • Administrative Separations
  • Article 31b Rights
  • Article 32 Investigations
  • Attorney-Client Relationship
  • Confinement
  • Convening Authorities
  • Complaints of Wrongs
  • Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP)/Office Hours
  • Post-Trial Matters (Appeals, Clemency)

Remote Services

Contact the closest office to you by phone or e-mail. If you do not know the closest office, contact our headquarters location. We will ask for a phone number where you can be contacted. If you do not have access to a place where you can have a conversation privately, you will be instructed where to go on base in order to do so. You will need to complete a Request for Services prior to the initial consultation.

Walk-in Procedure


Appointments are optimal. However, defense clients (suspected or accused of misconduct or being subjected to administrative proceedings) may walk in for a consultation with defense counsel during "walk-in hours" which vary by location. Walk-in hours for each DSO North office are posted below. During walk-in hours, service members have the opportunity to consult with defense counsel regarding pre- and post-nonjudicial punishment advice, summary court-martial advice, Article 138 and 1150 complaints, administrative separation processing, hardship discharges, and suspect's rights. Although a defense counsel is available for consultation, the attorney and service member will not form an attorney-client relationship except in unusual circumstances.

If you are coming to see an attorney as a walk-in, be sure to bring any documents given to you related to the reason you are seeking advice. Simply come to our office and complete an intake form. Every effort will be made for you to speak with an attorney as quickly as possible.

Command Requests for Counsel

Commands requesting defense counsel services for their members should send requests along with required enclosures and information via encrypted email or DoD Safe to

Branch Offices & Detachments

PSC 817, Box 17
FPO, AE 09622

Phone: 39-081-568-3131

+39 (081) 568 - 3131


(314) 626 - 3131


(314) 626 - 4375

From US: +011-39-081-568-3131

PSC 851, Box 420
FPO, AE 09834-0420


(318) 439 - 4172

PSC 819, Box 46
FPO, AE 09645-0001


(314) 727 - 6318

2540 Paul Jones Street, Bldg 2, Suite 100
Great Lakes, IL 60088-2936


(312) 792 - 4753 ext. 10


(847) 688 - 4754

112 Cooper Rd, Luce Hall Room 307
Annapolis, MD 21402

Naval Submarine Base New London

Box 10, BLDG. 83, Room 219
Groton, CT 06349-5010


(312) 694 - 3211


(860) 694 - 3108