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1205 S. White Chapel Blvd.
Southlake, Texas 76092

When your career, future or
freedom is in jeopardy
Whether you are military or civilian,
if your career, future, or freedom is threatened,
you need an experienced attorney to guide you.

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About the Firm - Focusing on Military Law

Retired Colonel, Former Army JAG Commander and Felony Prosecutor

The Law Office Of William C. Meili & Associates handles significant and often complex military and civilian legal matters in the following core areas: Comprehensive Military Law representation including career-saving, comprehensive Show Cause and Board of Inquiry (BOI) defense, to include rebuttals to Notices of Intent to Eliminate, along with in-person representation before Field Boards of Inquiry (FBOIs) anywhere in the world; unqualified resignations (UQR’s) for both obligated and non-obligated officers, hardship discharges for all ranks, career-saving, administrative separation defense, General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR) relief, defense from involuntary mobilizations (IRR), and court-martial criminal defense for all services; Civilian Law representation covering virtually all aspects of Security Clearance defense and Professional License protection for health care professionals, commercial pilots, and other professional license holders nationwide; and Civilian Criminal Defense (in federal and state courts nationwide).

More about Bill's background and experience

Our approach is to win smart. Our law firm, primarily focused on military law and criminal defense, uses the art and craft of negotiation, a well-developed and seasoned skill in communication and advocacy, a detailed knowledge of the facts, law, regulations, and our clients' and opponents' relative strengths and weaknesses to fashion a winning defense. Whenever possible, we engage early on and use every available advantage to secure a favorable and timely result.

How to Engage with Bill Meili

Who we typically work with; why contact Bill Meili?

We typically engage with military officers who have had success in their careers, but who have hit some sort of roadblock and need help moving past it to the next phase or level. Bill Meili, through decades of military and legal experience, works with these individuals to preserve, protect, and extend their careers, regardless of what situation or set of circumstances they may be facing. Bill, also has successfully dealt with UQR resignation requests (when it's in the officer's (and the officer's family's) best interest to leave uniformed service for the civilian sector.

For examples of some of Bill's work, see the testimonials page.

Our Value and Expertise

You can be assured that after you contact the Law Office of William C. Meili & Associates, you will receive a personal call back from Bill Meili himself.

Criteria and Limits for Engagement

Bill Meili has had long years of experience as a Military Lawyer and specializes in Unqualified Resignations (UQRs), Boards of Inquiry (BOI), and Exemptions from Involuntary Mobilizations. He has special expertise in these Administrative Military Law areas and has helped many people successfully resolve these critical career issues. Bill especially enjoys helping people successfully navigate through their Show Cause Boards, and helping people save their good, deserving and valuable careers and retirements.

Bill Meili is passionate about his work and he values and respects yours.

One of Bill Meili's great professional joys is to help deserving individuals stay in uniform and continue their careers ... for all the right reasons!

While our principal offices are located in Dallas/Fort Worth, we have the capability, resources, and networks to handle cases successfully throughout the United States and globally. Contact us today: 214-363-1828, Toll Free: 866 578-0164, or email: We look forward to speaking with you.

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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