Military Lawyer in Chicago

Mr. Rosenblat is an experienced military lawyer who has represented soldiers from Alaska to Saudi Arabia. He has represented sailors at Court-Martials at Naval Station Great Lakes in North Chicago, Illinois, and National Guardsmen at administrative separation boards in Springfield, Illinois.

Mr. Rosenblat’s military career began after he graduated from law school. Instead of receiving a direct commission as an officer, Mr. Rosenblat chose to go to basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, and then to Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning Georgia. Upon graduating from OCS, Mr. Rosenblat was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. Mr. Rosenblat then successfully completed Infantry Officer Basic Course and Airborne School. Mr. Rosenblat was then assigned to the 7th Infantry Division (Light) at Fort Ord California. After serving in the Infantry, Mr. Rosenblat branch transferred to the Judge Advocate General’s Corp and began his legal career as a military attorney.

While in the JAGC Mr. Rosenblat served as a military prosecutor with 9th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis Washington, and with the 593rd Area Support Group, Dragon Base, Saudi Arabia. Upon being redeployed with his unit back to Fort Lewis, Mr. Rosenblat was assigned to Trial Defense Services attorney, TDS. While with Trial Defense Services, CPT Rosenblat represented soldiers accused of bank robbery, murder, and rape. Since the military has jurisdiction over its service personnel anywhere in the world, these soldiers were tried by court-martial for offenses which occurred off the military installation. CPT Rosenblat also represents soldiers in administrative discharge boards both on active duty and in private practice.

Mr. Rosenblat currently represents individuals facing courts-martial, administrative discharge boards, and related adverse actions usually alongside a detailed TDS attorney.

The Uniform Code of Military Justice contains the laws related to criminal prosecution of military personnel. The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) is the bedrock of military law. The UCMJ is a federal law, enacted by Congress. UCMJ Articles 77 through 134 contain the offenses for which a military member can be court-martialed.

Administrative discharges are used to remove a service member from the military before the expiration of the service member’s term of service. Administrative discharges can result in an honorable discharge, a general discharge under honorable conditions, or an other than honorable discharge. Punitive discharges, such as bad conduct discharges or dishonorable discharges are reserved for court-martials.

If you have had charged preferred against you, have been notified that charges will be brought, have been requested to speak with an investigator, have been read your rights while being questioned, contact military defense attorney Mr. Rosenblat today to obtain the representation you deserve. If you have been notified of an adverse discharge hearing for misconduct, or for any other reason, contact Mr. Rosenblat to discuss representation at your administrative discharge board.

Mr. Rosenblat has appeared on CNN and WGN Chicago, to discuss military law issues related to the release and Court-Martial of SGT Bergdahl. Mr. Rosenblat’s background as a former Infantry Officer provides him with the experience and knowledge of how to effectively relate to those in leadership positions to obtain the best results for his clients. If you are in need of a military defense counsel contact Mr. Rosenblat to schedule a consultation.

Clients place their confidence on Mr. Rosenblat and he delivers. “Michael is a master of his craft and the best attorney to defend me at a Navy board of inquiry (BOI). After serving 21 years as an Officer in the U.S. Navy, I contacted Michael at the first sign of trouble at work. Michael’s personal attention to my case made me feel like I was his only client for more than one year He always provides the best professional advice and reeled me in whenever my thoughts veered off course. He not only achieved an unanimous winning decision at the BOI; he restored my peace of mind and reputation in the Navy,” stated one client.

Mr. Rosenblat can be reached at 847-480-2390, or by utilizing the Contact Us form on this page.