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Brad Sauer

Bio

Bradley J. Sauer served as a judge advocate on active duty in the United States Air Force for 13 years. He still serves as a major and individual mobilization augmentee in the Air Force Reserve. On active duty, Brad served five consecutive years as a military defense counsel, culminating as Chief Circuit Defense Counsel stationed at Kadena Air Base, Japan, where he defended airmen accused of serious crimes and supervising a team of 16 defense attorneys and paralegals. Before and after his service as defense counsel, he served as attorney-advisor to all levels of command, including the Secretary of the Air Force while stationed at the Pentagon on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

Brad has been personally involved in nearly 100 criminal trials, hundreds of criminal matters, and thousands of administrative adverse actions involving service members of all services, components, and grades. Consistent with the ethos of the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC, and its military law practice, Brad thrives on aggressively and tenaciously representing service members who face allegations, adverse actions, and criminal charges levied against them by accusers, judge advocates, and commanders. Whether in a courtroom at a general court-martial or on paper in response to an administrative counseling and everything in between, Brad is ready to fight for you

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
  • Korean Defense Service Medal
  • Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with oak leaf cluster

Publications

  • “Deterring False Claims in Government Contracting: Making Consistent Use of 18 U.S.C. § 287,” Public Contract Law Journal, Summer 2010
  • Assistant Staff Judge Advocate 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, AZ 2011 - 2014
  • Area Defense Counsel Air Force Legal Operations Agency, Moody AFB, GA 2014 - 2016
  • Senior Defense Counsel Air Force Legal Operations Agency, Kadena AB, Japan 2016 - 2018
  • Chief Circuit Defense Counsel Air Force Legal Operations Agency, Kadena AB, Japan 2018 - 2019
  • Deputy Staff Judge Advocate 377th Air Base Wing, Kirtland AFB, NM 2019 - 2021
  • Deployed Staff Judge Advocate 435th Air Expeditionary Wing, Ramstein AB, Germany 2020 - 2020
  • Chief, Accessions Branch, Professional Development Directorate Office of The Judge Advocate General, Washington, D.C. 2021 - 2022
  • Counsel, Investigation, Inquiries & Relief Division Military Justice & Discipline, Joint Base Andrews, M.D. 2022 - 2023

Education

  • By Correspondence Air Command and Staff College
    Montgomery , AL 2019
  • By Correspondence Squadron Officer School
    Maxwell Air Force Base , AL 2013
  • Graduate Squadron Officer School
    Maxwell Air Force Base , AL 2014
  • Juris Doctor, with honors The George Washington University Law School
    Washington, D.C. , DC 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science University of Illinois
    Urbana , IL 2007
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