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Meet Military Defense Attorney Joseph OwensMilitary Defense Attorney, Joseph Owens

First as an enlisted Soldier, Officer, and Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army.

Both in and out of uniform, Joseph Owens has demonstrated the innocence of hundreds of service members throughout the world.

After leaving active duty as Infantryman, he went to Law School. He then began his legal career as a judicial clerk in the Circuit Court for the State of Maryland; followed by a staff attorney position with the Veterans Administration, where he became renown for fighting for the rights of Veterans. He then entered the Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps. Following ten years of active duty, he became a faculty member at the University of Baltimore School of Law’s working in their chapter of the Innocence Project Clinic.

Joe has first-hand knowledge of the Veterans Affairs system. After suffering a traumatic amputation of his left leg in 2015, Joe had to face not only months and months of healing, but also learn to navigate a complicated, circuitous and often confusing VA system. He fully understands what service members face when they try to get help from the VA.

Never one to let even the most adverse of circumstances keep him down, he vowed the accident would not take away his ability to run, and while still in the hospital, announced that someday he would run the Boston Marathon, a goal he accomplished in Spring 2018.

As a dedicated tri-athlete, he knows the value of persistence and hard work. He started out slowly after the accident, with 5k races, 10k races, and then the Army 10-miler in 2016. Even then, races were not enough, so he started doing Olympic-level triathlons throughout the Country.

Joe's persistence shows in his legal work. Joe's disdain for the inaccurate and incomplete testimony of law enforcement officials has resulted in acquittals in every branch of the Military. His overcoming of false confessions has been described as legendary; as a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner, he typically understands sexual assault cases better than the Government; in fact, prosecutors for the Government in one high attention case described his presence on a case as unfair to the Government! No matter the case, Joe is the attorney who will fight for you!

Would you like to discuss your military matter with our legal team? Please don’t stall to contact our firm as soon as possible.


TempTemple Universityle UniversityUNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE

Masters of Law (LLM)

University of Baltimore

Juris Doctorate (JD)


Bachelors of Science (BS)UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

University of Alabama

Masters of Science (MS)

Northwestern State University

Associates of Arts (AA)

Military Honors

Expert Infantry Badge

Expert Infantry Badge

Combat Infantry Badge

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United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals (Fourth Circuit)

United States District Court (District of Maryland)

United States Court of Appeals For the Armed Forces

United States Court of Federal Claims

Court of Appeals for the State Of Maryland

Court of Appeals the District of Columbia

Reviews from Former Clients

  • “Parent of soldier”


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  • “I recommend all military personnel on the east coast to hire him before talking to any investigations officers or MP's.”

    Jonathan, a Military Client

  • “You will receive the 110% effort you are looking for.”

    Rodney, a Securities Offerings

  • “Great outcome ever ??”

    Ariel Segall

Why Choose Owens & Kurz?

Fighting Every Step of the Way for Your Best Possible Outcome
  • Over 40 Years of Combined Experience

  • We Are Also Former Active Service Members

  • We Are Not Afraid to Duke It out in Trial

  • We Are Devoted to Your Best Possible Result

  • We Offer Personalized Legal Services

  • We Exclusively Practice Military Criminal Defense

  • We Are Available for 24/7 for Emergencies

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