U.S. Military Lawyer - The Law Office of Stephen P. Karns

Military Attorney - Germany

Being stationed overseas can be stressful on military personnel for a variety of reasons: performing your job, training, going on exercises, being without your family, or adjusting with your family to a new country with a variety of unknown customs. Being subject to UCMJ or adverse action can only make matters worse.

If you find yourself in this situation, Mr. Karns is available and ready to help you. As a military attorney, Mr. Karns can represent you anywhere in Germany regarding command imposed administrative adverse action or a court-martial. Mr. Karns serves U.S. Air Force service members stationed at Geilenkirchen Air Base, Spangdahlem Air Base, Ramstein Air Base, Rhein-Main Air Base, Schweinfurt Air Base; U.S. Army personnel stationed at Ansbach, USAG Baumholder, USAG Grafenwoehr, Heidelberg, Weisbaden, Mannheim, Stuttgart, and Vilseck; and U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps personnel stationed in Germany. Mr. Karns can simply advise and counsel you regarding your options and strategies for dealing with your command; negotiate a resolution to your problem with your command from the U.S.; or travel to your location to represent you at your administrative board or article 32 hearing or court-martial.


Recent Cases

Client was an Army Captain who was accused of assaulting his supervisor (O4) by striking him twice with his fist. Prior to hiring Mr. Karns, Client received an Art. 15 and a GOMOR. Subsequently, he was served with a notice to “show cause” for his retention as directed by HRC. Mr. Karns represented Client at his administrative separation board. During the cross-examination of his supervisor, Mr. Karns asked him to demonstrate on him how Client “assaulted” him. Once the demonstration and cross-examination were complete, it became clear that the Client could not have struck his supervisor as the supervisor described and that it was the supervisor who became enraged, threw Client to the ground, and put him in a choke hold. Client was retained by a vote of 3-0.

Client was an Army Specialist and Infantryman stationed at USAG Schweinfurt, Germany, who went AWOL to Europe for approximately five months. Client wanted to return to the U.S. but was afraid to be apprehended and court-martialed. Client hired Mr. Karns who negotiated Client’s return to Germany where he was administratively separated with no jail time or criminal conviction.



* Past results achieved are not a guarantee of future results. Each case is unique and reference must be made to the specific legal and factual circumstances presented.


Worldwide Availability:

  • Every base, post, camp, or station.
  • All Army installations.
  • All Air Force installations.
  • All Naval installations.
  • All Marine Corps installations.
  • All Coast Guard installations.