Military Law in Bethesda, Maryland
As a judge, he made many significant contributions to the law. In 1983, he declared the military death penalty unconstitutional in United States v. Gay. Both Army and Navy-Marine Courts had upheld the death penalty though military practice lacked any aggravating or mitigating factors. He was correct on appeal—a trend that continued in virtually every decision reviewed by higher courts. In fact, one respected retired justice specialist has called his opinions "the finest every produced in the Air Force".
He has also issued landmark decisions in drug, fraternization, child abuse and many other cases of high military significance. Twice, Mr. Kastl was named Air Force Major Command Outstanding Young Lawyer of the year. He has written extensively for various military and legal publications.
He is married to Tish McKee-Kastl and has four children. His hobbies, include music and racquetball.
The Military Defender of Bethesda, Maryland, proudly serves our men and women in uniform around the world in matters of military law, including court martial and record correction. Judge Wayne Kastl retired from the United States Air Force as a senior judge who served as an active duty officer for almost 30 years. He retired as a Lt. Col, and defends both reserve and active duty military members worldwide. In short, we are experts in the Uniform Code of Military Justice
We are passionate about our work because 95% of our team is retired military and we know how the system works. Our services are rendered with willingness, sincerity, compassion, empathy and dedication to our duty to you. Our team is personable and always quick to reply. The Military Defender is counted among the top 10 military law firms in the United States and we boast more than four decades of professional experience in military law. Our firm represents clients from around the world including Ft Bragg, Ft Hood, Fayetteville NC, Bethesda MD, Washington DC, San Antonio TX, Lackland AFB, Bolling AFB, Walter Reed, NIH, Ft McNair, The Pentagon, Andrews AFB, Langley AFB, Washington Navy Yard, Naval Air Station Jacksonville FL and so many others.
The Military Defender
Bethesda, MD 20817