The Military Law Matters Podcast, hosted by Ferah Ozbek, Esq (Colonel, USAF, Ret.)

Have you ever been accused of misconduct that had no basis? Have you ever been under investigation or faced court-martial charges? What about having a spouse file for divorce while you’re deployed? Perhaps you have been discharged unfairly and now you want to correct the characterization. Or you are a reservist and your civilian employer terminates you because of a deployment. 

When not handled properly, these matters can have a devastating impact on your future. It’s critical to know how to protect yourself, be proactive, and attack legal issues correctly and intelligently from the start.

You need to know how to fight injustice.

Too often the people who serve our country are victims of a confusing, complex legal system. Military Law is a specific area of legal study that few understand and even fewer can explain. The Military Law Matters Podcast aims to arm the military community with knowledge so that our nation’s heroes know their rights and can live and work in the manner they deserve.

Hosted by Ferah Ozbek, the MLM Podcast will dive deep into military law topics ranging from military criminal law to civil suits, from divorce and military pensions to estate planning and how to correct errors in your official records. We face issues that specifically and directly impact members of the military and their families — head-on and straightforward.

The goal of each episode is for the listener to feel armed with knowledge, know their rights, and have resources to get the help they need.


Meet the Host: Ferah Ozbek

Ferah Ozbek is a retired Judge Advocate who served in the United States Air Force for over 20 years. She cares when military members face injustice because she knows that it affects not only their careers but also impacts their lives and the lives of their families. 

In each episode, Ferah discusses a legal topic that personally affects military members at some point in their careers, as well as veterans who are fighting an injustice. She interviews a variety of lawyers whose practices focus on helping the military community, many of whom are veterans or retirees themselves. They can relate to the problems that military members face while serving their country. 

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Disclaimer:  The attorneys on the podcast are licensed attorneys and highly skilled in their areas of legal practice. However, their advice on the show is general in nature and is not intended as legal advice to your situation as each case is different.  If you need legal advice, you should consult with an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.