Representing Our Nation's Heroes
A veteran himself, Brock Hunter dedicates a significant portion of his legal practice to defending military veterans who find themselves in criminal court. Together with fellow veteran and associate Ryan Else, Brockton D. Hunter P.A. has become Minnesota’s, and perhaps the nation’s, premier law firm advocating for veterans in criminal court.
- What Else Sets Our Veterans Criminal Defense Firm Apart?
- Included in list of Super Lawyers® (Top 5% of MN Attorneys)
- Nationally Recognized Authority on Veterans Defense
- Proven Record of Reduced Charges, Dismissed Cases & Not Guilty Verdicts
- Founders of the Veterans Defense Project
Trusted Advocate for Veteran Issues
In 2008, Brock drafted and led the passage of Minnesota’s new Veterans Sentencing Mitigation law (Minnesota Statue 609.15, Subd. 10). This pioneering new law made Minnesota only the second state in the nation to encourage treatment over incarceration for veterans whose service-related psychological injury played a role in their criminal offense.
A nationally recognized authority in this area, Brock regularly travels the country from coast to coast, lecturing judges, attorneys, and other legal professionals. The attorneys at Brockton D. Hunter, P.A. continue to receive honors and awards for their dedication to defending our nation’s heroes. This includes an invitation to help brief the Presidential Transition Team on policies to assist combat veterans in the criminal courts.
Call (612) 979-1112 to speak with a dedicated veterans defense attorney. Our Minneapolis criminal defense firm is ready to zealously defend you.
Attorneys Brock Hunter & Ryan Else Literally Wrote the Book on Defending Military Veterans in Criminal Court!
When our nation sends young men and women to prepare for and fight wars, it unleashes certain things in a human being that we don’t allow in civic society. Getting it all back in the box can be difficult for some people. Like each of their predecessors, the Iraq and Afghan Wars have been accompanied by a tidal wave of invisible psychological and physiological wounds.
Those suffering most severely often find themselves entangled in the criminal justice system. It is critical to hire an attorney who not only understands these unique issues, but has the expertise to recognize the special legal options available to veterans.
The Veterans Defense Project
In an effort to enhance the public and criminal defense community’s understand of the need for specialized legal representation of veterans, our attorneys recently founded the Veterans Defense Project, a nonprofit organization.
The Veterans Defense Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit formed for the purpose of educating the public about the unique issues facing combat veterans in the criminal justice system. The VDP’s mission is to promote and perform education, research, and informational programs to increase public awareness of issues that affect veterans in the criminal justice system; support strong legal defense for military veterans charged with a crime; and to facilitate the rehabilitation of criminally charged veterans. You can learn more by visiting our Veterans Defense Project website today.
The President & the Executive Director of the Veterans Defense Project
“A combat veteran arrested and charged in the criminal justice system presents an irony absent from most other cases: a man or woman who was once willing to sacrifice his or her life and do violence to protect our nation and our system of government now faces violence, be it incarceration or execution, at the hands of that same government…As criminal defense attorneys, we are all that stands between these protectors of the nation they sacrificed to protect. We are the only ones who can hold the State, and society as a whole, accountable for its role in their behavior. Ours is a sacred duty. We must defend these veterans with the same focus and intensity with which they defended us.”
– Brock Hunter & Ryan Else, VDP President and Executive Director, respectively