Bethany Payton-O’Brien is well-versed in military justice issues and has won major victories for Soldiers, Sailors, Airman, Marines, Coast Guardsman, and employees of numerous federal agencies. She is a retired military trial and appellate judge and she has been practicing military and criminal law for 25 years. She served in the United States Navy for almost 23 years. Since her retirement in 2017, she has been in private practice providing legal representation to military members (active, reservists, ROTC students, and former members), civilian employees, contractors, and retirees.
Beth has law offices in San Diego, CA and Chicago, IL where her practice is focused on military and security clearance matters, including litigation, criminal law, ROTC disenrollment hearings, and administrative law (NJP, administrative boards, medical privileging boards, letters of reprimand, IG investigations). She can represent clients before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the Board of Veterans Appeals, as well as all military review boards, appellate courts and trial courts.