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Group photo photo of the 82d ABN DV SJA near Gavin Hall Fort Bragg circa 1999-2000

82d ABN DIV Staff Judge Advocates o/a 1999-2000. CPT Pete Kageleiry, Jr. on his second tour with the 82d, is second row, fourth from left.

I am a retired Lieutenant Colonel and I served as both a line officer and a JAG. I began my military career as a platoon leader in the 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne) and 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. If you are looking for an experienced military lawyer, an experienced former JAG, call my office for an initial consultation and check out our case results here and endorsements from former clients, Army Senior Leaders, and fellow attorneys. When you are looking for a military attorney near you, give me a call. I serve service members worldwide.

Former JAG uses skills as experienced military lawyer to protect careers, freedom

1st Platoon, 21st MP Company, 16th MP Brigade (Airborne) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti during Operation Restore Democracy; experienced former JAG, experienced military lawyer

1st Platoon, 21st MP Company, 16th MP Brigade (Airborne) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti during Operation Restore Democracy, 1994. 1LT Kageleiry stands first row, right.

In 1998, I became a Judge Advocate and since then I have focused on court-martial law. As a result of this experience, I know the military and I know the court-martial process. I have spent well over a decade perfecting the courtroom skills and legal knowledge required to win tough court-martial cases. I have successfully defended court-martial cases all over the world. Experience matters.

If you are a U.S. service member facing a court-martial or adverse administrative action, or if you are under investigation, the lawyer you choose to represent you will be the most important decision you make. You need an experienced military lawyer to protect your rights. I aggressively protect the rights, freedom and careers of military personnel around the world.

Our office, the Law Office of Peter Kageleiry, Jr., focuses exclusively on military law including:

Learn more about my military career and professional legal credentials at my attorney profile below.

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When you are looking for a military attorney near you, give me a call. I serve service members worldwide. No matter where you are stationed in the world, contact my office at +‪(757) 504-2815 or through our convenient online form to schedule a consultation. As an experienced military lawyer and former JAG, I focuses my legal practice exclusively on military court-martial law and related adverse administrative actions.


PETER KAGELEIRY, JR. – Attorney Profile

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1LT Peter Kageleiry, Jr. facing the camera, stands on an airfield in Somalia 1993; experienced former JAG and experienced military lawyer.

1LT Peter Kageleiry, Jr. stands on an airfield in Somalia 1993 during a deployment for Operation Restore Hope.

Now a retired Lieutenant Colonel with 20 years active duty experience, I served 16 years as a Judge Advocate.  Before becoming an attorney, I led paratroopers on multiple deployments out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Peter Kageleiry is an experienced former JAG and military lawyer. An experienced trial and appellate attorney, I have successfully defended and prosecuted hundreds of cases covering all aspects of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).  In my military law practice, I focus exclusively on defending soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. When you are looking for a military attorney near you, give me a call. I serve service members worldwide.

During my JAG career, I served eight years as a senior military defense counsel at both the trial and appellate levels.  Earlier in my JAG career, I worked five years as a military prosecutor.  This experience gave me in-depth knowledge of all levels and stages of the military justice system.  I am experienced former JAG and an experienced military lawyer.  I know military court-martial law and understand how the military court-martial system operates.  I will use my military court-martial experience to fight for you. I have worked with many families and individuals facing great odds. I understand the strain that the court-martial process puts on you and your freedom. I am here to help.

I earned my law degree from Boston College Law School and I hold an advanced law degree, a Master of Laws, with a concentration in military justice.  My published work on military law enforcement interrogation methods has been cited by at least one appellate court and relied upon by other attorneys and authors.  I have led numerous training presentations on a wide range of topics related to defending military service members.  I am admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the service Courts of Criminal Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. When you are looking for military attorney near you, I have the experience you are looking for.

Areas of Practice

      • Military Law
      • Court Martial
      • Trial Defense
      • Court Martial Appeals
      • Adverse Administrative Actions
      • Investigations

Litigation Percentage

      • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

      • Wisconsin, 1998
      • United States Supreme Court
      • Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
      • Army Court of Criminal Appeals
      • Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
      • Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals


      • Boston College Law School, Newton, Massachusetts
        • J.D. – 1998
      • The Judge Advocate General’s School U.S. Army, Charlottesville, Virginia
        • LL.M. – 2006
        • Concentration in military justice
      • College of William and Mary
        • B.A. – 1991

Published Works

      • Psychological Police Interrogation Methods: Pseudoscience In the Interrogation Room Obscures Justice in the Courtroom, 1 Military Law Review, Fall , 2007

Teaching Positions

        • Adjunct Professor of Law for Pretrial Criminal Practice, 2017 – present
          • William & Mary Law School
          • Williamsburg, Virginia

Past Employment Positions

      • US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), 1998 – 2014
      • US Army 82nd Airborne Division and 16th MP Brigade, Platoon Leader, 1991 – 1995

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If you are a soldier, sailor, airman, or Marine facing a military court-martial or
if you are under investigation put Peter Kageleiry to work in your military defense.
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