Although the Canadian Armed Forces in a few situations provides legal counsel to Members in need of assistance, often legal services are not covered, and at other times a Member prefers to retain outside counsel. Our law firm fights for the rights of CF Members anywhere in Canada and around the world.

Firm’s Dedication to Military Services

The firm covers a wide gamut of bilingual legal services CF Members and their families might require:

  • Grievance Drafting and Advocacy

  • Courts Martial Defence

  • Appeals of Courts Martial Decisions

  • Boards of Inquiry Representation

  • Administrative & Medical Issues Including Postings, Promotions, Security Clearances and Discharges

  • Judicial Reviews to Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court of Canada

  • Criminal Defence in Civilian Courts

  • Civil Action in Federal Court & Provincial Superior and Small Claims Courts

We help Regular and Reserve Force Members, the Cadet Instructor Corps, DND Civilian Employees, Veterans, and Military Families.

In addition to military-focussed law, we also assist CF Members with personal legal issues like Family Law, Real Estate Law, and Wills & Estates Law.

Central Location to Serve Military Members

The firm represents Canadian military personnel throughout Canada and around the world. We employ a combination of technology and familiarity with all Canadian jurisdictions - including where to initiate legal proceedings - so that we do not charge for travel time for hearings on military law matters, only for disbursements. Our advanced information communication technology enables us to seamlessly connect with our clients wherever they might be.

We are especially centrally located for those posted at NDHQ, CFB Montreal, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Trenton, CFB Valcartier, CFB Borden and their associated units including Reserves.

Experience in Military Matters

The firm’s Managing Lawyer Gordon S. Campbell is a Canadian Armed Forces veteran who has also served as counsel to the Military Police Complaints Commission and the Department of Justice Canada, is author of The Investigator’s Legal Handbook (Carswell, 2006; 2nd ed 2014; ed. française Yvon Blais 2010), and now represents CF Members, Veterans and their families across Canada up to the level of the Supreme Court of Canada.

William G. Stephenson practices as a Barrister and Solicitor while serving as an officer in the Canadian Army (Primary Reserves).

They are assisted by other lawyers and law clerks of the firm.