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Medical Officer Requests Discharge

Hardship Discharge Representation Case Study #1


Medical Officer (Doctor) requests discharge for Hardship/ Inability to form a family care plan.




This case involved fighting for a request for discharge based on Extreme Hardship. Using his experience with Administrative Discharge Boards while serving as a Military Lawyer, Bill Meili has successfully defended many service members who find themselves with family, financial or personal hardship.

Client was a Medical Officer who had gone through a bitter divorce. He had twice submitted his unqualified resignation but had heard nothing back from his higher headquarters when he contacted us. In the meantime, he was struggling as a custodial parent with producing a workable family care plan should his unit deploy. Additionally, because he had a special needs child, it was critical for him to be with his family.

When he contacted our office, our experience as administrative discharge lawyers, and military lawyers with extensive experience with all aspects of the administrative discharge process enabled us to roll up our sleeves as an advocate for his family. At our suggestion, the children were effectively evaluated, physically, mentally and emotionally. Our client collected the documents necessary for us to best speak on his behalf, and we drafted a winning Hardship Discharge Brief and then lobbied on our client's behalf up and down his chain of command.


The Client's resignation was approved and he was discharged Honorably from further military service.


Our ability to use our experience with requests for Administrative type discharges and Hardship Cases in particular as a military lawyer, to help a Medical Officer (Doctor) and father make it through an extremely difficult time in his life and in the lives of his two children.


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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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