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Tom Kenniff is a commissioned officer in the Army National Guard’s Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps and a veteran of the current war in Iraq, where he earned the Army Commendation Medal and the Global War or Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for his outstanding service in a combat zone. Captain Kenniff spent ten months in Tikrit, Iraq during 2005, serving as Chief Legal Assistance Officer for the storied 42nd Infantry Division. While in Iraq, Tom represented soldiers charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, giving him the unique perspective that comes with having tried cases in both civilian and military courtrooms. Currently he holds the title of Chief of Military Justice, supervising all criminal prosecutions involving New York Army National Guard soldiers.
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Steve has served as an Assistant District Attorney, where he successfully prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, from violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to homicides. During his time as a prosecutor, Steven was involved in high-profile cases such as those involving Rapper DMX and NY Rangers’ Defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh. While serving as a prosecutor, he joined the U.S. Army. As a commissioned officer in the Army National Guard Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Steven volunteered for active duty in Iraq. There he served in the office of the Staff Judge Advocate, defending soldiers from actions instituted by the federal government, making probable cause determinations for the command, and assisting in the training of Iraqi soldiers in legal proceedings. In recognition of his service in Iraq, he earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for meritorious service in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Army Commendation Medal for exceptional meritorious service during combat operations. He, along with his unit, received the New York State Bar Association’s Award for Excellence in Public Service and was presented with our state flag by Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.risk free consultation
Our military criminal lawyers takes on fewer clients than other law firms. We believe in providing 1:1 service to each and every client. Unlike other criminal defense law firms, we focus on providing a higher level of service – which we believe, translates into better results for our clients. When you work with us, you’ll be working 1:1 exclusively with one of our senior military defense attorneys. After defending the country, you deserve someone whose on your team and is ready to defend you. When you work with us, you’ll get someone whose on your team and on your side 24/7.
Tom was assigned to me through the Trial Defense Unit of the NY Army National Guard. He was my representation while I faced a Flight Evaluation Board. Through his already robust knowledge of Military protocols and his enthusiasm with educating himself on Aviation centric regulations we were able to show up to the board prepared and from a position of strength. This preparedness, combined with his powerful courtroom presence led to a favorable decision by the board for me. As far as military matters are concerned I could have asked for no better representation. Thank you Tom.
Members of the US Military are stationed all over the world. Military bases aren’t limited by country, or distance. With bases spread out, you need an attorney who you can trust – and who can come to you. Raiser & Kenniff can travel to wherever you are in the world – regardless of which branch of the military you are in. Our firm is based out of NYC, but we serve bases all through the nation and around the globe.
The international military criminal lawyers at Raiser & Kenniff, believe that each and every client is innocent until proven guilty. We have dedicated ourselves to defending the rights of those accused. at Raiser & Kenniff, we believe in our clients passionately, and are relentless in defending those accused. If you’re facing disciplinary action, an administrative board hearing, or even a court martial, you deserve to be represented by an aggressive, and highly trained, military criminal lawyer who will protect your freedom, your reputation, and your future.
Many of the military criminal lawyers provided by UCMJ are inexperienced, and are in all likelihood – incapable of vindicating you. Raiser & Kenniff’s team of military criminal lawyers consist of former prosecutors, and former JAG officers, who have years of experience helping and defending. Our firm is prominent, and is well known in the military community for our service, and experience.
Raiser & Kenniff is dedicated to producing the best possible results in your case. We believe in the presumption of innocence, and are relentless when defending you. Our firm consistently obtains great results for our clients – and we do everything possible to make sure your sentence is minimized and/or the case against you is dismissed. Our goal is to make it so that you can move on with your life. We recognize every client’s case is different – and as a result, our trial lawyers build a strategy solely based on the merits of your case. Our military criminal attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience in military law, and in handling court trials. We aren’t afraid to take cases to trial, and win.
We are committing to bringing every single resource possible, to achieve the best possible outcome in your court case. We provide you with the same type of representation that the “super wealthy,” expect – the same level of defense, commitment, and excellence.