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

Military Attorney - Italy

If you are a servicemember serving in Italy at Aviano Air Base, Camp Darby, Caserma Ederle, NAS Sigonella, NSA Gaeta or NSA Naples, and you find yourself facing UCMJ or adverse action, Mr. Karns can help you. As a military attorney, Mr. Karns can simply advise and counsel you regarding your options and strategies for dealing with your case and 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

Army Reservist Major was charged with seven specifications of larceny and seven specifications of making false claims (travel vouchers) against the government for rent paid during his activation. According to CID, Client claimed for reimbursement double the amount of rent that he actually paid to a friend from which he rented. CID interviewed Client’s friend who made incriminating statements which corroborated that Client paid less in rent than he claimed on his travel vouchers. Client faced up to fifteen years confinement and a Dismissal if convicted. After charges were preferred, Client hired Attorney Karns, who helped Client develop a defense which included a sufficient number of canceled checks payable to his friend to substantiate that Client had paid rent in an amount that corresponded to his vouchers. After negotiating with Attorney Karns the prosecutor agreed to dismiss all charges. Client suffered no adverse action in his official military records, avoided jail time, a federal conviction, and the possibility of a Dismissal.



* 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.