Our Fellow Warrior:
Thank you for your selfless and dedicated service to our Nation. You've defended all of us, now it's our turn to be there for you.
Former active duty prosecutors ourselves, we exist to make sure every detail of your case is brought to light and argued in the courtroom and the court of public opinion. We pledge to do our upmost to help you find the justice you deserve, and do it as soon as possible.
You deserve every constitutional protection you took an oath to protect and defend, to have your side of the case heard and understood, and presented from a position of strength.
Why Maher Legal Services?
Because This is Too Important Not to Do it Right
We know the law, but we also know what it's like to serve.
We have over 100 years of combined legal experience.
We know how to uncover the facts others miss.
We Provide the Legal Defense You Need
John N. Maher, LTC, USAR
John started his career as an active duty Army officer, first as a prosecutor in Germany, and then defending Soldiers in criminal appeals. After leaving active duty, John served as a Department of Justice litigator, representing the United States in federal contract lawsuits. Then, his private sector law firm experience included serving as a partner in a top-100 BigLaw/AmLaw firm, after which John was appointed to the senior executive service as the General Counsel of the Office of Personnel Management, the agency that oversees federal employees. Throughout his career, John has remained active in the Army Reserve, having served as the Chief of Government Contracts and Fiscal Law for U.S. Forces, Afghanistan, in Kabul and for the Defense Intelligence Agency. Beyond his Army, law firm, and Federal Government service, John spent a year with the Justice Center in Parwan, Afghanistan, training and mentoring Afghan attorneys. John holds a JD, MBA, LLM, and a Masters Degree from the Army War College. He is was on the adjunct faculties at the NIU Colleges of Law and Business from 2014-2019. He lives and works in Chicago.
A former Army prosecutor and appellate defense attorney, Kevin left the Army after eight years on active duty and joined the Department of Justice. He served ten years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia litigating civil cases, including employment and national security matters. He was the office’s first Servicemembers Civil Rights Coordinator, overseeing cases brought under the Servicemembers Civil Rights Act and Uniformed Services Employment/Reemployment Rights Act. Kevin spent the last several years at the Justice Department investigating government contract fraud cases. After leaving the Justice Department, he joined the enforcement group at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, where he investigated large financial institutions. Kevin holds a JD from the Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University, and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He lives and works in northern Virginia, is an avid youth soccer coach, and serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of a nonprofit organization helping people at risk of hunger and homelessness.
William "Coach" Carney
Investigator and Advisor
Bill is an accomplished law enforcement professional and expert in international law enforcement investigations, with over thirty years of experience. For over the last ten years, Bill has served as an investigator, advisor, and instructor for the U.S. military’s law enforcement counterparts, primarily in Afghanistan. He has trained and assisted hundreds of U.S. military personnel and international law enforcement partners in how to lead and manage complex investigations, most recently in counter-corruption cases. Bill also has over two decades of experience as a police officer in New York City and in Richmond, Virginia. He was part of the NYPD evidence recovery team at “ground zero” after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Bill works primarily from Helmand Province, Afghanistan, but claims upstate New York, where his wife resides, as his home. He has three grown children.
Investigator and Advisor
Kurt is a former Special Agent with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division Command (CID), having retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4) after 27 years of service. As a CID Special Agent, Kurt led highly sensitive and complex investigations of serious crimes, including murder, narcotics trafficking, and terrorism. He served as a Supervisory Special Agent on the Criminal Investigation Task Force (CITF), created in 2002 to investigate terrorist acts. Kurt is also a trusted personal protection and vulnerability assessment expert who has led close protection operations for senior Department of Defense officials. He has operated out of hostile environments and carried out sensitive extra-territorial missions. A hallmark of Kurt's approach to investigations throughout his career has been to follow the evidence faithfully and directly to its logical end, without predetermining any outcomes.
David "Bo" Bolgiano
Counselor and Advisor
David has over thirty years of service as a military lawyer, trial attorney, and police officer. He served for over two decades in the Army and Air Force as a judge advocate officer. David is an internationally-recognized expert in the use of force: he has taught thousands of law enforcement and military personnel on the ethical, constitutional, and tactical dynamics of deadly force encounters, and has authored three books and dozens of articles on the topic. He has deployed to Afghanistan, Qatar, and Iraq as a legal advisor to special operations forces. David is also an accomplished trial attorney, having both prosecuted and defended dozens of courts-martial and civilian criminal trials. Prior to his career in law, he served as a law enforcement officer in Baltimore, Maryland. David makes his home near Vilseck, Germany. He has two sons, both of whom are on active duty in the military and have deployed internationally. Please see David’s full bio here.
Abdul Subhan Misbah
Counselor and Advisor
Misbah is an Afghan attorney and U.S. business and cultural consultant who specializes in the Afghan Constitution, international law, contract law, property law, and ethics. He has experience working for the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and providing services to the Afghan and United States Governments. In addition to representing his clients, he has held many public service and academic positions, including: Deputy Director of the Lawyer’s Union, Kabul; Dean and Faculty Member, Karwan University, Kabul; and Member, Board of Directors, Central Asia Institute. Misbah splits time between his home in Chicago and his office in Kabul, where he practices Afghan law.
Dedicated to Defending...
Hear John Discuss Why He's Proud to be
on the Advisory Board for United American Patriots, Inc.
United American Patriots is a non-profit organization established to help provide resources to defend our nation's warriors who have been wrongly accused or convicted of war crimes, and are victims of unlawful command influence. Learn more about them at uap.org
Maher Legal Services Proudly Represents Several UAP Warrior Fund Clients