Our Mission

Our mission is to provide professional, ethical, accurate, and timely legal support to the commanders, soldiers, family members, and qualified civilian employees of the USAG Stuttgart Military community. We accomplish this through our advice and guidance in Administrative & Civil Law, Claims, International Law, Labor Law, Legal Assistance, and Military Justice.

Eligible clients include all active-duty Soldiers,
military retirees, family members,
and eligible civilian employees.

Clients Must: • Wear a mask • Bring DoD ID • Use hand sanitizer upon arrival

Legal Assistance

Types of Services Provided

  • Ministerial services: Notary services, witnessing signatures to documents and other ministerial services are required and will be provided by attorneys or paralegals under their supervision.
  • Legal counseling
  • Legal correspondence
  • Legal negotiation
  • Legal document preparation
  • Legal document filing
  • Pro se assistance
  • In-court representation
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Legal referrals

Types of Cases

  • Family law matters.
  • Estate planning including wills and will executions, trusts, guardianships, durable powers of attorney, advance medical directives/living wills, health care powers of attorney, anatomical gift designations, the designation of beneficiaries under life insurance policies, including the Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI), Thrift Savings Plan, individual retirement arrangements, other property ownership transfer methods, survivor benefits, and the impact of federal or state estate taxes. Legal Assistance offices will prepare wills (including wills with a testamentary trust for the benefit of a minor, if appropriate) for clients. Additionally, durable powers of attorney, advance medical directives, health care powers of attorney and other documents required to implement the client’s estate plan will be prepared. Legal assistance will also be provided on casualty assistance matters.
  • Real property including landlord-tenant issues and termination of leases under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).
  • Consumer transactions.
  • Immigration issues and the naturalization process.
  • Military administrative issues.
  • Torts under the SCRA.

Claims

Process claims that Active Duty Service members, and DA and DoD civilians file against the U.S. Government

Household Goods Shipping Claims

Full Replacement Value (FRV) is an important benefit for military service members, DA and DoD civilian employees, and families. To receive FRV coverage, a claimant must give the Transportation Service Provider (TSP) notice of loss and damage within 75 days of the delivery, and file a claim directly with the TSP within 9 months of the delivery.

To file a Notice of Loss/Damage and to file your claim, please log-on to www.move.mil .

Please note, if you comply with the notice and filing deadlines you're entitled to FRV for missing or irreparably damaged items. If your goods are reparable, the carrier may elect to repair the item.

If your move was within Germany, please email the Stuttgart Law Center.

Other Claims

Loss or damage that you suffer incident to your service may be payable. To learn if you have a payable claim, call your claims office to discuss your particular circumstances.

Claims personnel

Claims personnel can explain your filing requirements. All incident to service losses should be filed directly with your respective Military Services claims office. The Stuttgart Claims Office is an Army claims office.

Personnel Claims Fact Sheet

Labor Law

Labor and Employment Law

The Labor and Employment Law Attorney advises commanders and supervisors on employment law matters, and represents the Army in employment litigation before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Office of Special Counsel, the Department of Labor, and other quasi-judicial authorities. Employees seeking guidance or advice regarding their rights and responsibilities under federal employment laws should contact the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center at -

Appropriated Fund (AF):

DSN: 431-7003 or CIV: 011499641705937003

Local National (LN):

DSN: 431-3188
CIV: 07031-15-3188

Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF):

DSN: 593-7026

CIV: 09641-70-593-7026



International Law

Foreign Criminal Jurisdiction issues

Liaise between USAG Stuttgart military commands and/or authorized community members and German host-nation authorities to help resolve criminal and civil matters.

There is no Attorney-Client relationship in executing IA responsibilities.

Foreign Criminal Jurisdiction issues

For the southern part of the State of Baden-Wuertemberg and southern part of the State of Bavaria, contact: DSN (314) 421-2767; CIV +49 (0) 711 729-2767

Paralegal, Civil Process Clerk

For traffic violations issued by the southern State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, contact: DSN (314) 421-2604; or CIV +49 (0) 711 729-2604

Paralegal; Administrative Actions/Fines

For traffic violations issued by the State of Bavaria, contact: DSN (314) 421-4494; CIV +49 (0) 711 729-4494

Military Justice

Military Justice

Provide military justice support to Commanders and senior Non-Commissioned Officers within USAG Stuttgart; prosecute Courts-Martial, assist victims, adjudicate adverse administrative actions, and provide preventative law instruction.

  • Typical actions processed by the Military Justice Section include:
  • Prosecuting violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice
  • Assisting law enforcement throughout the criminal investigative process
  • Providing probable cause determinations for crimes committed by service members and civilians
  • Advising and assisting with adjudication of Non-Judicial Punishment
  • Drafting Letters of Reprimand
  • Representing the United States on Administrative Separation Boards
  • Representing the United States on Officer Elimination Boards
  • Representing the Unites States at Courts-Martial
  • Liaising between Commanders and civilian prosecutors

"The purpose of military law is to promote justice, to assist in maintaining good order and discipline in the armed forces, to promote efficiency and effectiveness in the military establishment, and thereby to strengthen the national security of the United States." — Preamble, Manual for Courts-Martial (2016 Edition)

Special Victim Counsel

Special Victim Counsel

The mission of the SVC Program is to provide legal representation to eligible clients who allege they are victims of a sexual-related offense; deliver exceptional legal representation and advice to victims of sexual assault; and empower clients through professional competency and zealous advocacy to ensure their interest and rights are recognized and protected throughout all proceedings.

  • WHAT AN SVC DOES FOR SEXUAL ASSUALT VICTIMS
  • REPRESENTS YOU AND YOU ALONE
  • DOES NOT WORK FOR THE POST CHAIN OF COMMAND
  • PROVIDES CONFIDENTIAL LEGAL ADVICE
  • PROTECTS YOUR RIGHTS & PRIVACY INTERESTS
  • PROVIDES LEGAL ASSISTANCE
  • ADVISES ON INVESTIGATION & PROSECUTIONS PROCESSES
  • ATTENDS INTERVIEWS
  • ATTENDS HEARINGS & COURTS-MARTIAL

REMEMBER: TO MAINTAIN YOUR CHOICE FOR A REPORT TO BE RESTRICTED, IT MUST BE MADE TO AN SVC, SARC, ANYWHERE IN MDG, OR A CHAPLAIN. ANYONE ELSE MAY POTENTIALLY BE A MANDATORY REPORTER.

YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT YOUR LOCAL SARC, FAP OR LEGAL OFFICE TO REQUEST AN SVC.