About

Southern California Military Defense Attorney

Kevin Courtney Law is a Marine Corps veteran owned, cloud-based law firm representing service members and veterans in Southern California and at military bases around the world. Kevin Courtney is a military defense attorney providing high quality, strategic, and tactical legal advice for military clients facing criminal, administrative, and investigatory allegations.  As a prior Marine Corps Judge Advocate and defense counsel, Kevin zealously defended Marines and Sailors while serving at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. 

“A zealous and innovative litigator, he attacks cases with a collaborative and reasoned approach. His consistent performance has led him to be trusted with some of the most serious felony cases on board Camp Pendleton, with excellent results.” – Senior Defense Counsel, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Experienced Military Attorney

Southern California military lawyer Kevin Courtney

Kevin Courtney knows what it takes to take on the US Government, both on behalf of his clients and in his personal life. As a Southern California based military defense attorney, Kevin Courtney provides legal advice and effective representation to service members facing general and special courts-martial, boards of inquiry, administrative separations, non-judicial punishment, invasive investigations, and military boards of corrections. It does not matter if Kevin Courtney’s clients are facing federal felony-level allegations at a criminal trial or minor misconduct at an employment hearing, he uses his depth of experience to advocate for his client’s best interests.

In his personal life, Kevin Courtney is known for fighting the Department of Veterans Affairs for unlawfully denying his family death benefits for his father’s service connected death caused by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Kevin Courtney was raised in Oceanside and Temecula, and is the son of a proud Marine Infantry Officer.

Kevin Courtney went to law school because he wanted to help his family and ultimately advocate for veterans and service members fighting their own plight. After accepting an offer to attend UC Law San Francisco (formerly known as UC Hastings, College of the Law), Kevin Courtney attended Officer Candidates School where he commissioned as a Marine Corps Officer in August 2016.

Today, Kevin Courtney is married to his beautiful wife, Stephanie.  They enjoy spending time supporting the Red Bull Formula One team, the Golden State Warriors, and hanging outside by a fire pit with friends enjoying a glass of wine or a homemade craft cocktail.


Education

  • J.D. University of California, Law, San Francisco (Formerly UC Hastings, College of the Law), 2018
  • B.A. University of California, San Diego, 2014

Courts and Bar Admission

  • California (Bar Number: 323125)
  • Navy Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Military Education and Courses

2023

  • Defense Service Organization Worldwide Training, Columbia, South Carolina
    • Instructor (Technology in and out of the Courtroom)
    • Participant
  • Senior Defense Counsel Training, Camp Pendleton, California
    • Participant

2022

  • Defense Services Organization Worldwide Training, Camp Pendleton, California
    • Participant
    • Regional Defense Counsel Training (Fall), Camp Pendleton, California
      • Instructor (Technology)
    • Senior Defense Counsel Training, Camp Pendleton, California
      • Participant

2021

  • Senior Defense Counsel Training, Fallbrook, California
    • Participant
  • Regional Defense Counsel Training, Camp Pendleton, California
    • Participant
  • Defending Sexual Assault Cases, Naval Base San Diego, California
    • Participant
  • Military Justice Orientation Course, Camp Pendleton, California
    • Participant

2020

  • Senior Defense Counsel Training, Camp Pendleton, California
    • Participant
  • Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island
    • Graduate

2019

  • The Basic School, Bravo Company, Quantico, Virginia
    • Graduate
    • Instructed Platoon-wide Legal Course (LAWFEX)

2018


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