Elevating Justice: Your Legal Support at The United States Air Force Academy, El Paso County

Legal Empowerment For Cadets and Community


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Within 24 – 48 Hours

Specialists In Sexual Assault & Harassment

Your Team of Military Trial Defense Attorneys

Lance Wood

Lance Wood, a Colorado native, has spent 20+ years as a military defense lawyer. His journey began with a solemn oath taken 37 days after 9/11 to uphold and defend the Constitution as part of the United States Air Force JAG Corps. Lance’s extensive career included roles as a prosecutor, defense counsel, and appellate defense counsel, earning him recognition as the #1 Senior Defense Counsel in the Air Force in 2011. His unwavering commitment to justice and defending those who protect America is evident, and as a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he continues to champion this cause. Lance’s work in Colorado Springs reflects his belief that the Constitution is not a mere technicality but a cornerstone of justice.

Christopher Cazares

Chris Cazares started his legal career with the Air Force. He holds a J.D. and boasts over a decade of legal experience. His career has encompassed roles as both a defense lawyer and prosecutor, reflecting his adaptability and unwavering commitment to justice. Commissioned in the United States Air Force in 2001, Chris served as a military defense lawyer, top-ranked prosecutor, and instructor. He has handled numerous cases, including a death penalty defense, and is dedicated to meeting his clients’ unique needs. His impactful legal contributions extend to the Colorado Springs community, where he has made a significant mark.

Tim Cedar

Tim Cedar, an attorney with a decade of military justice experience as a Navy JAG, is dedicated to achieving justice for his clients. He represents servicemembers in various branches, handling UCMJ charges and appeals. Additionally, he manages Redwood Law PLLC, where he combines his trial and civil litigation experience to advocate for injured pedestrians and cyclists in the Seattle-Tacoma area, bringing both legal skill and personal passion to these cases. Tim’s unwavering commitment to justice has been a constant in his career, from his military service to his civilian practice.

What Our Clients Say

Lance Wood took on my brother’s case and was excellent. He takes his work seriously and is meant to do this job. I recommend using him if you are in need.” – Service Member 



USAF: Honing Tomorrow's Leaders, Upholding Justice

Welcome to the renowned United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, a distinguished institution that shapes the leaders of the United States Air Force and United States Space Force. Situated against the stunning backdrop of El Paso County, this esteemed academy combines rigorous military training with exceptional education, preparing cadets for the demands of service and leadership.

United States Air Force Academy: Legal Support from Lance Wood and Military Trial Defenders

At the United States Air Force Academy, legal needs may arise for military personnel and civilians alike. Whether it’s related to military justice, family law, personal injury, or other legal matters, Lance Wood and the Military Trial Defenders are here to provide tailored legal support. With extensive experience in military law, they understand the unique challenges faced by those associated with the academy and the military community as a whole.

As you embark on your journey at the United States Air Force Academy, remember that you have a dedicated legal team ready to stand by your side, ensuring justice, protection, and guidance for all.

Advocating Justice: Military Trial Defenders at the US Air Force Academy

For cadets and the wider United States Air Force Academy community, having access to comprehensive legal support is paramount. Whether cadets, their families, or any member of the community faces legal challenges related to military justice, family law, personal injury, or other issues, Lance Wood and the dedicated team at Military Trial Defenders are ready to provide personalized assistance.

Our extensive range of legal services includes expertise in:

  • Court-Martial Defense: We are seasoned in representing military personnel in general court-martial, special court-martial, and summary court-martial proceedings. Our goal is to ensure your rights and interests are protected throughout the legal process.
  • Drug Offense Defense: If you or a loved one is confronted with drug-related charges within the military justice system, our legal team can offer strategic defense and guide you through these complex cases.
  • Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP): We have experience in assisting service members facing NJP, also known as captain’s mast or office hours, ensuring fair and just proceedings.
  • Discharge Boards: Our team is here to provide guidance and representation during discharge boards, advocating for your interests and striving to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Child Exploitation Cases: For legal matters related to child exploitation, we offer compassionate and expert support to address these sensitive issues.
  • Article 134 Offenses: We have a deep understanding of Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and we are well-equipped to handle cases involving this broad category of offenses.
  • Assault and Fraternization Cases: Whether you’re involved in an assault case or facing fraternization allegations, our legal expertise extends to these areas, providing strategic defense to protect your rights.

At Military Trial Defenders, we are committed to upholding justice, protecting your rights, and ensuring that the best possible outcomes are achieved for our clients. No matter the complexity of the legal challenge, our team is here to provide unwavering support.

Defending Your Rights: Military Trial Defenders at USAF

Military Trial Defenders stands as a pillar of unwavering support for the military personnel, cadets, and the broader community associated with the United States Air Force Academy. With a wealth of experience in various facets of military law, we are dedicated to safeguarding the rights, reputation, and well-being of our clients.  

Whether it’s navigating complex court-martial proceedings, addressing family law concerns, or advocating in personal injury cases, our legal team is committed to delivering personalized, strategic, and compassionate assistance. 

We understand the unique challenges faced within the military justice system and the academy, and we stand ready to provide the guidance and expertise needed to ensure that justice prevails. At Military Trial Defenders, we take pride in being a trusted partner in the pursuit of justice, both on the academy grounds and beyond.

Military Trial Defense Services

With a unique team approach to the process, Military Trial Defenders is your firm that will fight for you through the military justice system. We are local to Colorado Springs and our experienced team of attorneys specialize in sexual assault and drug offense legal defense. 

Sexual Assault

Military personnel facing sexual assault charges must have a dedicated team of legal defenders as these crimes are difficult and complicated to navigate. Consequences can range from disciplinary actions to federal convictions to sex offender registration or up to life in prison. Due to of the gravity and complications behind military sexual assault charges, you need a team as experienced as Military Trial Defenders.

Drug Offenses

Drug use offenses and positive drug tests can be a career-ending charge for members of the military.  That’s why you need an experienced team of military specialists on your side. The consequences surrounding these drug offenses can be very complicated depending on the circumstances and severity of charges.  If you are facing charges for a positive drug test or urinalysis, you need a defense lawyer on your side to help.

FAQ Section

What types of legal cases does Military Trial Defenders handle at the USAF?

We handle a wide range of legal cases, including court-martial defense, drug offenses, non-judicial punishment, discharge boards, child exploitation, Article 134 offenses, personal injury claims, and more.

How can I contact Military Trial Defenders for legal assistance?

You can reach us through our contact information on our website or by calling our office directly.


Do you provide legal support for cadets, service members, and civilians associated with the academy?

Yes, we offer tailored legal support for all members of the academy community, including cadets, service members, and civilians


What is the process for requesting legal representation from Military Trial Defenders?

To request legal representation, simply contact our office, and our team will guide you through the process.


Is there a consultation fee for seeking legal advice from your team?

We offer an initial consultation at no cost, allowing us to understand your case and determine how we can assist you.

What sets Military Trial Defenders apart in handling court-martial cases?

Our team’s deep expertise and experience in military law, along with our commitment to each client, ensure strong and strategic defense in court-martial cases.


Our United States Air Force Academy Location

2304 Cadet Drive. US Air Force Academy, CO, 80840

(877) 916-9657



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