Attorney Lawrence Willard II

Lawrence A. Willard II

Attorney Lawrence A. Willard II is an experienced military lawyer who will fight for your rights as a Servicemember. He proudly works for The Law Office of Matthew Barry, which is located near Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Attorney Willard is a skilled military justice practitioner, who will zealously advocate on any Servicemember’s behalf at all military installations, worldwide. His military background and legal experience give him a unique understanding of military life and the military justice process. Attorney Willard has spent years as a military defense lawyer defending the rights of Servicemembers who defend this country while getting results for them. Whatever your legal situation, Attorney Willard is a powerful advocate to have on your side with his wealth of experience against the seemingly endless resources of the Government.

Background & Military History

Academic Background & Achievements

Academic Background & Achievements

-Graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in History and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Elmira College in Elmira, New York (in 2011)

-Played competitive ice hockey following high school in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and the Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL) before playing at the collegiate level for Elmira College (from 2007 to 2011)

-While attending law school (from 2011 to 2014), he clerked for two Common Pleas Court Judges in Lucas County, Ohio and subsequently completed a clerkship with a judge for the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals in Toledo, Ohio

-Graduated and received Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law in Toledo, Ohio (in 2014)

Military Background

Military Background

-Participated in the U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) for four years through Elmira College as part of Cornell University’s ROTC program

-Completed the U.S. Army ROTC program and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in June 2011

-Accepted into the U.S. Army’s Educational Delay program to attend law school following his commissioning in order to become an active duty Judge Advocate

-Began active duty service in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps in January 2015

-Served as a Legal Assistance Attorney in 2015 as part of the Maneuver Center of Excellence Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA) at Fort Benning, Georgia

 -Served as a Special Victims’ Counsel in 2015-2016 as part of the Maneuver Center of Excellence OSJA at Fort Benning

 -Served as an Administrative Law Attorney in 2016-2017 as part of the Maneuver Center of Excellence OSJA at Fort Benning

 -Served as a Trial Counsel from 2017-2018 as part of the Maneuver Center of Excellence OSJA at Fort Benning

 -Served as a Defense Counsel from the beginning of 2018 through the end of 2020 as part of Trial Defense Services (TDS) at the Fort Campbell Kentucky Field Office

 -Served as a National Security Law Attorney at the V Corps Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA) at Fort Knox, Kentucky

 -While serving as a National Security Law Attorney at Fort Knox, Attorney Willard also represented and defended numerous Soldiers at courts-martial at Fort Campbell as part of the Soldier’s Individual Military Counsel (IMC) requests

-Successfully represented Servicemembers at countless legal proceedings (Courts-Martial, Investigations, Separation Boards, Record Corrections, etc).  Click here to see Attorney Willard's case results

Military Awards

Military Awards

-Completed four years with the United States Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program through Elmira College at Cornell University in 2011

 -Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in June 2011

 -Promoted to First Lieutenant in July 2013

 -Graduated from the Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course (JAOBC) in 2015

 -Air Assault 6- and 12-Mile Ruck March Champion in November 2016

 -Awarded three Army Commendation Medals during nearly seven years of active duty service with the U.S. Army JAG Corps at three different military installations