Michael Waddington, Esq. is a best selling author and military defense lawyer. He defends serious criminal cases worldwide.
His practice focuses on defending military service members at court martial and administrative separation boards. He has successfully defended military personnel in Europe (Germany, Italy, England, Spain), the Middle East, the Pacific (Hawaii, Korea, Japan), and throughout the United States.
Licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, Georgia, New Jersey, and South Carolina, Michael's high-profile criminal cases have made the cover of the New York Times, Rolling Stone magazine, The New Yorker, People, and other national publications. He has been quoted by hundreds of major media outlets worldwide and provided consultation services to journalist and TV personality Katie Couric, the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes, ABC News Nightline, the BBC, CNN, CBS, German Public Television, as well as the Golden Globe-winning TV series, The Good Wife.
Appearing in the 2009 CNN 1-hour documentary "Killings at the Canal," Waddington's cases have been the subject of numerous movies and books including the Academy Award-winning film Taxi to the Dark Side, the 2013 documentary The Kill Team, the 2007 Brian De Palma war film Redacted, and the popular books Strike and Destroy and The Good Soldier on Trial. Michael is a three-time co-author of the American Bar Association annual book, "The State of Criminal Justice," (in 2013, 2014, and 2015).