Mission Statement

Mark Bridges Mission Statement

Mark Bridges is a leading authority on “military justice,” and is recognized as one of the premier criminal law litigators in the military. He brings over 30 years of experience to his boutique civilian law practice focused exclusively on the defense of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen.

Hawaii-based with a worldwide reach, the Law Office of Mark A. Bridges, LLLC, provides state of the art representation and criminal defense developed through 30 years of military service as a Criminal Law Litigator, Trial Judge, and Senior Legal Advisor in the Army. It is committed to defending members of the Armed Forces, ranging from junior enlisted to senior officers who are under investigation, facing adverse action, or pending trial by court-martial for felony-level offenses such as murder, rape and sexual assault, child pornography, drug offenses, aggravated assault, larceny, and desertion.

Mark has extensive experience with military criminal investigations, criminal charges, motions practice, contesting jury and bench trials, sentencing proceedings, post-trial proceedings, as well as appellate representation of convicted soldiers.

The Firm’s mission is to defend military service members by leveraging knowledge of the military criminal system from multiple perspectives of a Prosecutor, Defense Attorney, Appellate Attorney, and Judge, coupled with courtroom litigation agility and the capacity to understand and communicate with senior military officials.

Whereas many civilian attorneys who practice military criminal defense have limited experience in the military justice system, mostly in lower-level trial positions, Mark’s firm offers uniquely competitive value, drawing from his extensive military experience in both the prosecution and defense of court-martial trials, appellate representation of convicted service members, over ten years as a military trial judge, and as a senior legal advisor to some of the military’s most senior commanders.