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62 Harvard Street, Suite 100
Brookline, MA. 02445
(617) 739-2300 (office)  (617) 739-6196 (fax)

  louisfont@aol.com

Attorney has practiced law for more than 32 years as an independent civilian legal counsel in the military courts, and as an attorney in federal and state civilian courts.

He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York (B.S., 1968), from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government (M.P.A., 1972), and from Yale Law School (J.D., 1975).

Mr. Font is completely independent of the military and can be trusted to work solely on the client’s behalf.

During the summers of law school (1973 and 1974) Mr. Font worked as a legal intern for the Lawyers Military Defense Committee in Heidelberg, Germany. He traveled to military bases in Germany, Spain, and Italy working on active duty military cases as a law student. He did this with Attorney Gale Glazer, his law partner, who was also a law student at the time.

Mr. Font is a member in good standing of the Massachusetts bar. He has represented hundreds of active duty military service members, veterans, and other persons associated with the military service. His practice has taken him to U.S. military bases throughout the United States and outside the country.

He has represented accused military persons as lead counsel in Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard criminal cases. Mr. Font has represented a number of military personnel at trial by general court-martial including in highly-contested trials involving major felony charges.  He has won complete acquittals at trial by general court-martial and special court-martial in front of military jurors.

He has represented service members on appeal before the Army, Navy, and Air Force Courts of Criminal Appeals and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

He has represented active duty military persons in administrative proceedings, including discharge proceedings and medical boards, and has represented active duty military persons in litigation in the civilian federal courts.

Mr. Font has represented families who seek to learn the true circumstances surrounding the death of a loved one who served in the armed forces.

He has litigated cases seeking retired pay and back pay for military members wrongfully discharged from the armed forces and wrongfully denied retired pay and allowances.

Mr. Font has served as legal counsel to numerous conscientious objectors, in each branch of the armed forces, and he has represented active duty military members declared Prisoners of Conscience by Amnesty International in London.

Mr. Font has represented a wide range of military persons accused of AWOL or desertion, from as short a period of less than a day to as long as forty years.

Mr. Font has litigated military members’ contractual rights and obligations under the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) contracts, under the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Programs (HPSP), and pertaining to other enlistment agreements and programs.

He has represented many persons facing illegal call-up orders and Stop Loss orders for service in Iraq.

Mr. Font is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, which is the highest-level military appellate court (and which consists of five civilian judges), and before the Army, Navy/Marine Corps, and Air Force Courts of Criminal Appeals (which consist of judges who are on active duty in the military). He has litigated cases before each of these courts. Mr. Font is also admitted to practice before the U. S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and other federal district and circuit courts. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has litigated military-related cases in each of these civilian federal courts.

Mr. Font has appeared on Court TV as a commentator on military cases. He appeared with a client on the Oprah Winfrey show, and has appeared in major network shows pertaining to military justice issues. Mr. Font recently co-authored a chapter on military justice which appears in America’s Military Today: The Challenge of Militarism by Tod Ensign (New York: The New Press, 2005).

Mr. Font is rated by Martindale Hubbell with an “AV” rating, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for legal skills and ethics and is based upon peer review and reputation.

Mr. Font’s reported cases include: Hanna v. Secretary of the Army, 513 F.3d 4 (1st Cir. 2008); United States v. Bush, 247 F. Supp. 2d 783 (M.D. N.C. 2002); Golding v. United States, 48 Fed. Cl. 697 (2001); United States v. Fricke, 48 M.J. 547 (NMCCA 1998); O’Neill v. Secretary of the Navy, 76 F. Supp. 2d 641 (W.D. Pa. 1999); Talbot v. United States, 40 Fed. Cl. 801 (1998); Reynolds v. Windall, 1997 WL 258605 (D. Mass. 1997) (local counsel); United States v. Rodriguez, 44 M.J. 766 (NMCCA 1996);  Groves v. United States, 30 Fed. Cl. 28 (1993); Groves v. United States, 30 Fed. Cl. 28 (1993), 47 F. 3d 1140 (Fed. Cir. 1995); United States v. Huet-Vaughn, 39 M.J. 545 (ACMR 1994); United States v. Brown, 41 M.J. 504 (ACCA 1994);  Commonwealth v. Rogers, 38 Mass. App. Ct. 395, 647 N.E.2d 1228 (1995);  Commonwealth v. Smith, 40 Mass. App. Ct. 770, 667 N.E.2d 1160 (1996); United States v. King, 32 M.J. 558 (ACMR 1991);  United States v. DiAngelo, 31 M.J. 135 (CMA 1990); Martinez v. United States, 17 Ct. Cl. 559 (1989), 914 F. 2d 1486 (Fed. Cir. 1990); United States v. Groveman, 25 M.J. 796 (AFCMR 1988); United States v. Christian, 22 M.J. 519 (NMCMR 1986); Martinez v. United States, 18 Ct. Cl. 559 (1989), 914 F.2d 1486 (Fed. Cir. 1990);  Jagnandan v. United States, 17 Cl. Ct. 107 (1989); United States v. Newak, 24 M.J. 238 (CMA 1987), on remand 25 M.J. 564 (AFCMR 1988); Cavanaugh v. U.S. Government, 460 F. Supp. 437 (D. Mass. 1986); United States v. Garcia, 694 F.2d 294 (1st Cir. 1982).

Mr. Font appears in a recent documentary film by David Zeiger of Displaced Films in Los Angeles entitled “Sir! No Sir!”. This film is about resistance to the Vietnam War. The film has won awards at film festivals and is available on DVD.

Mr. Font is fluent in Spanish.

Mr. Font has been practicing with Attorney Glazer continuously since 1977. Mr. Font, along with Attorney Glazer, has also represented persons in civil rights, discrimination, white collar crime, and other cases.
 


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