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Show Cause BOI Action Withdrawn by Initiating Authority

Show Cause BOI Action Withdrawn by Initiating Authority

As a Lieutenant Colonel with nearly 27 years of military service, three combat tours to: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Horn of Africa, and a solid track record of exemplary military service, I found myself in the difficult and awkward situation of being forced to go before a Show Cause Board in order to justify to a Board of Inquiry why I should be retained in the Army. Not only was my continued military career in jeopardy, but most importantly – so too was my good name and honor.

Given all that was at stake for my family and me, I embarked on a comprehensive search to find the best possible attorney to handle my case. Although there were many other well-qualified attorneys to choose from, Bill Meili's very specific past military experience and specialized military background helped set him apart from all others. After our initial phone interview, I KNEW that Bill Meili was the right attorney to represent me and my interests.

No sooner was the required paperwork signed, than Bill got to work on my case. During the entire process I found him to be responsive, thorough, and very engaged – with a sincere interest in the outcome of my case. At one point, Bill insisted he meet face-to-face with my fiancée and me in order to truly get to know me as a person and thus, better represent my interests.

In the end, Bill was able to deliver: Although I always felt that I had strong justifications on why I should be retained in the military, Bill was able to effectively articulate these reasons in a very clear, well-written, organized, professional and convincing manner – enough to convince two higher commands to approve Exception to Policies in order to withdraw my name from separation procedures, thus forgoing the need to go before the Show Cause Board.

The final outcome being that, with Bill's help, I was allowed to continue my military career. Bill's contributions and his handling of my case cannot be overstated. Like many of Bill's past clients, I too would not hesitate to call him again if the need arose, and would whole-heartedly recommend his professional services to anyone else who might need expert military legal counsel.

Thank you Bill, you're the best!
-Lieutenant Colonel JR

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I contacted Col. Meili as a fellow practitioner to gain some context and perspective on a pretty complex set of issues. Because I practice in a different field of law, Col. Meili's extensive expertise was invaluable and he was more than generous with his time. A skilled and dedicated professional who cares deeply about obtaining the best possible outcome for his clients, Bill's a leader in this field.

- Steffen Chapin



After an exhaustive search of military attorneys, I came across the name of Bill Meili. From my first email exchange and telephone call, I knew that Bill was the right person to handle my case. I had discussed my unique circumstance with a handful of other attorneys who felt it may be too difficult to achieve the outcome that I was seeking - but Bill was interested in me and my case, and wholeheartedly believed that we had the ball in our court. I could tell that Bill cared about me as a person and soldier, not just viewing me as a paycheck.

- Anonymous


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