About Frank J. Spinner
Since his retirement from active duty military service in the early 1990s, attorney Frank J. Spinner has defended some of the most highly publicized cases in recent military justice history. These cases have included: Capt James Wang, SSG Delmar Simpson, Lt Kelly Flinn, MG David Hale, Capt Richard Ashby, Cadet Douglas Meester, SPC Sabrina Harmon, CWO Lewis Welshofer, SFC Trey Corrales, SrA Andrew Witt, MSG Tim Hennis, and SPC Jeremy Morlock.
Beyond his renowned military trial record, Mr. Spinner is also recognized as a leading appellate attorney before all military appeals courts, to include the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (C.A.A.F.).
Mr. Spinner retired from the United States Air Force having served in military defense positions such as Chief Circuit Defense Counsel (the chief military defense attorney over all military defense attorneys in the geographic region) and two tours with the Appellate Defense Division, one tour as Chief Appellate Defense Counsel.
Since he established his civilian legal practice, Mr. Spinner has made multiple guest appearances on 60 Minutes, 20/20, Dateline, Nightline, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Meet the Press, CNN Crossfire, Oprah, Larry King Live and NPR. His work was featured on the History Channel in a program entitled "Real JAGs." Many of his cases have received front page coverage in national news periodicals, including the cover of Time Magazine and features in the New Yorker magazine and several nonfiction books. Mr. Spinner also served on the "Commission on the 50th Anniversary of the U.C.M.J.", otherwise known as "The Cox Commission.”
Eligible To Practice In Texas 1977
St. Marys University School of Law Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.) 1977
MEDIA APPEARANCES & PRESENTATIONS:
In defending these and other serious military cases, Mr. Spinner has made multiple guest appearances on 60 Minutes (interview by Mike Wallace), 20/20, Dateline, Nightline, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Meet the Press, CNN Crossfire, Oprah, Larry King Live and NPR. His legal work was featured on the History Channel in a program entitled “Real JAGs.” Many of his cases have received front page coverage in the New York Times, the Washington Post and USA Today. Mr. Spinner’s client, Kelly Flinn, appeared on the cover of Time Magazine. Other military cases have been featured in New Yorker magazine. Mr. Spinner is regularly invited to speak at defense attorney and legal conferences addressing military defense and military justice topics. Mr. Spinner also served on the "Commission on the 50th Anniversary of the UCMJ," otherwise known as "The Cox Commission.”
Mr. Spinner is currently admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and all the military Courts of Criminal Appeals. He is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before the highest courts of that state
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