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Gonzalez & Waddington, LLC

Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33027

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Law Firm Name
Gonzalez & Waddington, LLC
Phone Number
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15800 Pines Blvd, Suite 3101
Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33027
United States

Company Details

Year Established
Hours of Operation
24 hours 7 days a week
Accepted Forms of Payments
Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Check
Honors & Awards
Military Defense Lawyer (Army JAG)
Defended military personnel from E-1 to E-9 and WO1 to O-6 at court-martials, Article 32s, pretrial confinement hearings, NJP, and separation boards.
Successfully defended service members of murder, drug offenses, detainee abuse, maltreatment, attempted murder, rape, sexual crimes, child abuse, trainee abuse, maiming, aggravated assault, larceny, financial crimes, computer crimes, white-collar crime, and various other crimes.
Represented hundreds of service members who were being administratively discharged from the military.
Former Army JAG officer.
Served two tours as an Army defense lawyer.
Headed a Trial Defense Service (TDS) branch office as the Senior Defense Counsel.
Former Special Assistant United States Attorney. Prosecuted cases in Federal Court. Worked with the FBI, ATF, DEA, Secret Service, and U.S. Marshall’s Service.
Former Chief of Military Justice.
Received the Award for Excellence in Advocacy, U.S. Army JAG Corps Criminal Law Advocacy Course.
Enlisted in the Army, in 1993, out of high school and rose to the rank of CPT.
Pattern Cross-Examination for DNA and Biological Evidence: A Trial Strategy & Resource Guide. NACDL Press, 2021.
“Military Justice Act of 2016’s Expansion of Military Subpoena Power.” In The State of Criminal Justice 2021. ABA, 2021.
Battlemind: A Military Legal Thriller. CreateSpace, 2020.
Pattern Cross-Examination for Forensic Experts: A Trial Strategy & Resource Guide. NACDL Press, 2020.
“Changes to the Punitive Articles Under the Military Justice Act of 2016.” In The State of Criminal Justice 2020. ABA, 2020.
“MJA 2016.” In The State of Criminal Justice 2019. ABA, 2019.
Kick-Ass Closings: A Guide to Giving the Best Closing Argument of Your Life. CreateSpace, 2018.
“Overview of the Military Justice Act of 2016.” In The State of Criminal Justice 2018. ABA, 2018.
Pattern Cross-Examination for Sexual Assault Cases: A Trial Strategy & Resource Guide. NACDL Press, 2017.
“Military Criminal Justice: Further Expanded Victim Rights and Overarching Refinements.” In The State of Criminal Justice 2017. ABA, 2017
The Art of Trial Warfare: Winning at Trial Using Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. CreateSpace, 2016.
Trial Warrior’s Book of Wisdom: A Compilation of Quotes for Success in Law and Life. CreateSpace, 2016.
“Military Criminal Justice: Expanded Rights for Sexual Assault Victims.” In The State of Criminal Justice 2016. ABA, 2016.
“Military Criminal Law.” In The State of Criminal Justice 2015. ABA, 2015.
“Supreme Court Signals The Right To Privacy In Digitally Stored Data.” In The State of Criminal Justice 2015. ABA, 2015.
“Changes to The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) Pertaining to Rape and Sexual Assault.” In The State of Criminal Justice 2014. ABA, 2014.
“Defense Function and Service – Military Practice.” In The State of Criminal Justice 2013. ABA, 2013.
“Military Justice Overview,” New Jersey State Bar Magazine, June 2007.
Teaching Experience
“Pattern Cross-Examination of Prosecution Witnesses.” 2021 NACDL Forensic Science Conference.
“Operation Iron Triangle: Anatomy of a War Crime.” 2021 U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.
“Cross-Examining Forensic Experts.” 2020 NACDL Forensic Science Conference, Online.
“Delivering Powerful Opening Statements.” 2019 National Trial Lawyers Summit, Miami, FL.
“Using Sun Tzu’s The Art of War to Win Sexual Assault Cases.” NACDL’s 2017 National Sex Crime Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
“Defending a Military Client Charged with Sexual Assault.” NACDL’s 2017 National Sex Crime Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
“Using Forensic Science to Create Reasonable Doubt.” 2017 NACDL Forensic Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
“Selecting Diverse Juries Without Building Walls.” 2017 National Trial Lawyers Summit, Miami, FL.
“The Trial Warrior’s Mindset.” 2017 National Trial Lawyers Summit, Miami, FL.
“Using The Art of War to Win Jury Trials.” 2016 National Trial Lawyers Summit, Miami, FL.
“Attacking Witness Credibility & Rules of Evidence,” Military Defense Conference, Charleston, SC, Spring 2006.
“Witness Impeachment, ”Military Defense Conference, Orlando, FL, Spring 2004.
“Urinalysis Defense,” Military Defense Conference, Washington, DC, Fall 2003.
Instructor, Numerous Federal Law Enforcement Seminars, Fort Gordon, GA, June 2004-July 2005.
Professional Licenses & Memberships
New Jersey
South Carolina
Admitted to practice in All Military Trial Courts Worldwide
Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Lifetime Member – National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
National Trial Lawyers
American Bar Association

About Gonzalez & Waddington, LLC

Welcome to Gonzalez & Waddington, LLC. We aggressively defend Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps cases worldwide. We fight court martial cases throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim (Korea, Hawaii, Guam, Japan). We represent military clients that are under investigation by CID, OSI, and NCIS with the objective of avoiding criminal charges. Founded and led by Michael Waddington, our firm is one of the most experienced and successful military law firms in the world.

Results - We invite you to compare our case results with ANY lawyers worldwide, civilian or military. We also provide references on request. What are the Real Costs of a Court Martial Conviction? - Learn why a quick plea deal may not be in your best interests.

In the military justice system, the Prosecution has numerous attorneys and paralegals working hard to put you in prison for as long as possible. The accused is often scared, overwhelmed, and feels helpless, and they should be. The deck is stacked against them.

Michael Waddington is a criminal defense lawyer and bestselling author specializing in serious felonies, military crimes, court martial cases, and war crimes.

Fellow - American Board of Criminal Lawyers

2013 TOP 100 Trial Lawyers in the USA - The National Trial Lawyers Association

2014 Super Lawyers - Georgia, Rising Star

AVVO.com Rating - 10.0 SUPERB

Mr. Waddington has been reported on and quoted by hundreds of major media sources worldwide and has provided consultation services to CNN Investigative Reports, 60 Minutes, Katie Couric, ABC Nightline, the BBC, German Public Television, CNN, CBS, the 2010-212 Golden Globe winning TV series "The Good Wife."

He appeared in a major CNN Documentary, the 2009 "Killings at the Canal" and some of his cases have been the subject of books and movies, including the Academy Award Winning film "Taxi to the Dark Side."