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

Military Attorney - Okinawa

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 Okinawa regarding command imposed administrative adverse action or a court-martial. Mr. Karns serves U.S. Air Force service members stationed at Kadena Air Base; U.S. Marines Corps personnel stationed at Camp Kinser, Camp Foster, Camp Courtney, Camp Schwab, Camp S.D. Butler, Camp Hansen; and U.S. Navy and Army personnel stationed in Okinawa. 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 joined the Marine Corps during his senior year of high school. After boot camp and MCT at Camp Lejeune, he completed the Law Enforcement Military Police Course at the U.S. Army Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood and was stationed at MCAS Futenma, Camp S.D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan. After several months, Client went AWOL from Okinawa and returned to the U.S. where he was apprehended after being AWOL for four months. Client was terrified to return to his command in Okinawa because of the hostility with which the command treated other Marines who committed misconduct. Client hired Mr. Karns who was able to persuade the Marine Corps to administratively separate Client in lieu of a court-martial trial and out-process him in the U.S.



* 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.