About Us


The Appellate Defense Division (AFLOA/JAJA) represents Air Force appellants before the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Appellate Defense prepares quality appellate briefs. Additionally, Appellate Defense attorneys present oral arguments to appellate courts and work closely with trial defense counsel in developing motions to preserve issues for appeal.


All Appellate Defense attorneys have previously served as base level Assistant Staff Judge Advocates and as Area Defense Counsel. All Appellate Defense paralegals have also previously served at the base legal office and most have served in the Area Defense Counsel office. This gives all members of Appellate Defense the experience of having worked on both prosecution and defense - giving staff members a unique perspective and ability to identify issues to raise on appeal.


If you are represented by the Appellate Defense Division, it is critical that you stay in touch with the office and that we have your most up-to-date contact information, to include address, phone number, and e-mail. Our office seeks to make contact with our clients as soon as we are notified that your case is under appeal. Therefore, if your case is being appealed and you have not been contacted by the Appellate Defense Division it is because we do not have your correct contact information, please contact us immediately.