Dennis Boyle

Founder / Partner

Dennis Boyle has had a long and successful career in the United States Navy and has represented hundreds of service members in the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard before military courts-martial and on appeal before the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals and the Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces. Many of these military members have been officers and senior enlisted personnel. After 21 years of active and reserve service, Mr. Boyle retired from the Navy Reserve with the rank of Commander. His last assignment before retirement was as a Commissioner on the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals.

After graduating first in his class from Naval Justice School in 1988, Mr. Boyle’s first duty station was overseas on the island of Guam in the South Pacific. From there, he was transferred to the USS Saratoga where he served as legal officer during the First Persian Gulf War. After two years on the Saratoga, Mr. Boyle was transferred to the Naval Legal Service Office Mayport, Florida, where he served as the senior legal officer until leaving active duty in 1992. In the Reserve, he served in a variety of positions in the Office of the Judge Advocate General in Washington, DC, as a military defense counsel and as a Commissioner where he reviewed courts-martial convictions from the Navy and the Marine Corps.

Commander Boyle has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the area of criminal law. He has tried over 200 criminal jury trials. If you face serious criminal matters in the military, he is the attorney you need.

Many of Mr. Boyle’s military cases included allegations of rape, sexual assault, sexual assault of a child, narcotics distribution, and fraud. He tried cases throughout the Pacific including Japan, the Philippines, Spain, Italy and in the Middle East. Stateside, he tried military cases in Florida, Georgia, Virginia and in Washington, DC.

While a knowledge of military procedure and culture is absolutely necessary to becoming a successful military defense lawyer, an intricate knowledge of criminal defense law is even more important. For non-military offenses (those offenses that are illegal in both civilian and military jurisdictions), knowledge and experience in criminal law is crucial. A rape, sexual assault or narcotics distribution is an extremely serious matter regardless of the type of court in which it is tired.