As an active duty trial defense counsel (TDS), Meghan Glushenko always advised clients who were considering hiring a civilian attorney to make sure they understood what they were paying for. Not all civilian attorneys are equal. Before hiring a civilian attorney, it is important to ask them what their experience is with your type of issue and what their services will include.
Meghan Glushenko charges a flat rate for all services depending on the complexity of your issue and requires payment in advance of services. However, Ms. Glushenko limits the numbers of clients she accepts, so that you and your case receive constant attention. As a client of Ms. Glushenko, you will receive her personal cell phone number where you are free to call or text her at anytime. Ms. Glushenko’s flat rate billing provides you the security of knowing up front how much your legal services will cost and the peace of mind to know that you won’t be charged additional fees for emails or phone calls.
As a former active duty Soldier, Ms. Glushenko understands that it can be difficult to get to an appointment. Ms. Glushenko will make appointments with you around your schedule and will meet you on post, online, or in a place that is convenient to you.
Meghan’s extensive trial advocacy training includes an LL.M in Trial Advocacy from Temple University, which for the past 20 years is consistently ranked nationally in the top three trial advocacy programs. Meghan graduated with Honors, and her student work is currently featured on the Temple University Website. Meghan is a graduate of the Syracuse University Accelerated Liberal Arts Law Program. She received both her B.A. and her J.D. in just six years.
Meghan has been practicing military criminal law since 2006. She served as a trial counsel, senior trial counsel, defense counsel, chief of justice and senior defense counsel. She has trial experience with numerous types of criminal charges including HIV-aggravated assault, false imprisonment, false official statement, maiming, abuse of a subordinate, child-pornography, rape, fraud, larceny, drug distribution, child endangerment, AWOL, indecent acts with a minor, domestic violence, DWI, disrespect, and criminal possession of a weapon.
Meghan has been recognized several times for her trial advocacy prowess. She received The Judge Advocate General’s School Award for Excellence in Advocacy in 2011, the Overall Best Advocate Award from the Syracuse University College of Law Criminal Defense Clinic in 2005, the Best Cross-Examiner at the Buffalo-Niagara Trial Competition in 2004, and the All American Attorney by the American Mock Trial Association in 2001.
Meghan also has experience training other lawyers. As Chief, Military Justice for the U.S. Army Special Forces Command, Meghan was responsible for providing training, oversight, and support to eleven subordinate prosecutors. She designed a comprehensive training program covering pre-trial investigation techniques, charging decisions, victim interview techniques, theme/theory development, use of technology in the court room, and cross-examination. Recently, Temple University invited Meghan back to the LL.M. in trial advocacy program to teach lawyers her techniques.