Testimonials

I could not be more pleased with the Attorney John L. Calcagni III taking on the stress and burden of my case and finally putting it to rest

After serving a total 20 years in the United States Army with four to go to become eligible for an active duty retirement, I faced administrative separation due to failing a urinalysis for benzodiazepine. The Army challenging the validity of my prescription, which I believed was a defense to a positive urinalysis. This issue dragged on for 2.5 years until I hired the Law Offices of John L. Calcagni III, Inc.  I was referred to Attorney Calcagni by an Officer in my unit who recommended him to me after having his own positive experience with John.   During my initial consultation with John, I immediately felt relief and security from the stress and agony experienced over the years.  John’s wide spectrum of knowledge on various topics became apparent to me in our first five minutes of conversation. That very day, he emailed me a homework list of what I needed to gather and we began preparing my defense in support of my request for retention.  John’s professionalism won me over as well.   Every email, text or phone call I made was returned immediately.  John returned my calls in between his court appearances, after work hours and even on weekends. His dedication to my case again was very assuring. I felt things were going to be ok from the time we agreed to work together.  John ended up writing a memorandum to my Command in the hopes of terminating my separation action without the need for a board.   Success in this regard was necessary for me to keep my full-time military employment.  John’s finished product was incredible.  As a result of his efforts, not only was I able to keep my full-time employment, by my entire separation case was dropped and thrown out.  All flags were removed and I reenlisted. I could not be more pleased with the Attorney John L. Calcagni III taking on the stress and burden of my case and finally putting it to rest. I fully support Attorney Calcagni and his team.  Without doubt, I would hire John again if needed and will be sure to recommend him to others. – SSG LC


Attorney John Calcagni came through for us and will for you too

Facing the possible denial of continued active duty service under the Army’s Quality Management Program for failing a PT test after a 16-year career; I was nervous and worried about my and my family’s future. After some research, I came across Attorney John L. Calcagni III.  After speaking with John, I knew he was the right fit for me.  His honesty, frankness and no nonsense approach to my case gave me more confidence than any other attorney with whom I spoke.  John was direct and confident on our first call and provided me with the information and tools necessary to draft a strong rebuttal.  Ultimately, because of his efforts, I was retained in the Army and will be allowed to continue my career until retirement.  I highly recommend John to other service members seeking to hire civilian counsel.  I believe that without John’s guidance, I would not have had a positive outcome of my QMP Board.  Knowing I will be able to continue with my career and have stability for my family is a great weight off my shoulders.  I am forever grateful. – SFC JB


God Sent! I don’t know what I would have done without the help of the Attorney John L. Calcagni III and his law office.

After receiving notice under the Army QMP, I elected to submit a rebuttal in support of my request for retention.    I hired John to help my overcome this hurdle. There is no way I would have produced such a polished finished product that covered all the necessary information in such a short timeframe on my own.  The task was overwhelming and emotional for me and I honestly did not know where to start.   Attorney Calcagni relieved a huge portion of that emotional burden for me and helped me save my 16-year military career.  I cannot begin to measure the immense gratitude I have for his compassionate assistance throughout my ordeal and the exceptional results he obtained, allowing me to continue to serve my country and provide for my family.  – SSG VC


If anyone needs legal counsel I would, without reservation, I recommend John Calcagni

My son recently faced involuntary disenrollment from U.S. Army ROTC. After reading about Attorney John Calcagni online, I personally felt we were out of our league on our own and needed help. He is extremely experienced, educated in many areas, and has represented cases from military disenrollment to human trafficking. His website and resume of experience is overwhelming. After a lengthy phone conversation with John Calcagni, I felt completely different. He spoke with concern and provided insight. I knew that he was the legal representation my family was seeking. In a personal setting, John is a compassionate person and there is no intimidation. He is easy to converse with and provides solid counsel. I wanted to witness the process and John arranged for my presence at my son’s disenrollment hearing. I was impressed with my son’s presentation. I knew we did well in hiring John to counsel our son. John prepared our son in all possible lines of questioning that could arise in the disenrollment hearing. John Calcagni’s knowledge of military law and procedures is impressive. John is in his element in a legal setting – he knows what to say and how to say it – he is passionate yet calm and concise. If anyone needs legal counsel I would, without reservation, I recommend John Calcagni.


John pulled through for my son and our family by helping to keep my son’s dreams and future alive

When my son first informed me that his Professor of Military Science (PMS) was processing disenrollment papers for him and that he was completely caught off guard by her decision, I knew right away he needed legal representation. He had already completed 3-1/2 years of college and Army ROTC. His goal to graduate as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army was only six months away. The PMS was preparing to disenrollment him for not graduating on time in accordance with his contractual date. He failed a class and needed another semester to complete it in order to graduate. My son changed his academic major and the Army approved the change, but did not grant him the additional time needed to complete college. Knowing my son, the grades he earned, and how much he wanted to become an Officer, I researched legal counsel and after researching and speaking with several attorneys, I found Attorney John L. Calcagni III.

Our family lives on the West coast and John resides on the East coast, but I knew I had to call him. I first spoke with someone on his staff. She was informative, supportive, and gathered a lot of information from me. This was my first indication this his team was the one we needed. John called us the next day and we had a three-way telephone conversation with my son. John gave his background, explained military disenrollment and a potential strategy going forward. There is nothing to unmask about John. He is forthright in his guidance to you and assistance to achieve the best outcome. If you are a Cadet or hold any position in the military and you find yourself in a legal situation and feel there is no way out, I recommend that you call John Calcagni. He will be there for you from beginning to end. You will not feel alone. John will do everything to make sure justice is done in your case and tell your side of the story. John pulled through for my son and our family by helping to keep my son’s dreams and future alive. I will always be grateful that I followed through and called John Calcagni and encourage others to do the same.


John was truly there for my family, not just in regards to the case but with other personal tragedies we endured throughout the year

I cannot not say enough good things about Attorney John L. Calcagni III. My son was charged with rape after a high school classmate accused him of unwanted sexual intercourse. I knew this situation would not resolve easily. My family retained John because of his experience with both prosecuting and defending against sex offenses. John walked us through every step of the way, not only as an attorney but as a friend to my family and a mentor to my son. He was available for us night and day and his knowledge of the law assured us that we were in the best hands. John commands respect in the courtroom and he is well known throughout the court system. He was ultimately able to resolve my son’s case in under one year and in a discrete and effective manner that did not call for my son being found guilty of sex offense. John was truly there for my family, not just in regards to the case but with other personal tragedies we endured throughout the year. He is one of a kind, thank you!


John is a very caring professional

John was referred to me by another great lawyer and after the first time we met, my husband and I knew John was the right one for the job. Our 13 year-old son was charged with sexual assault unfairly and as parents we had to do something about it. My son also felt that John was someone that he could really trust and was committed to helping him. He needed that reassurance that someone had his side of the story and represented him. Our family put our faith and confidence in John. He was on top of everything communicating with us constantly until the case was resolved. John is a very caring professional. Overtime, he worked with the police and prosecutor’s office. He arranged a meeting between them and our family, and thereafter, advocated to have the investigation against our son closed with no criminal charges. My husband and I definitely recommend John to others. He is a great lawyer who helped our young son, accused of a very serious offense, walked away from these false allegations unscathed.


Attorney John L. Calcagni III is an accomplished professional with excellent military legal knowledge

John and his firm represented me during the aftermath of a personal misconduct incident I experienced while attending full time military training. I became intoxicated at a nit morale event. While under the influence of alcohol, I allegedly made inappropriate remarks to junior female enlisted Soldiers. As a result, the Command issued me a written reprimand or General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR). During this period, I was given little assistance or information about military legal system. However, upon discovering John, he brought clarity to my situation. His firm’s work was primarily responsibility for me avoiding punitive measures, a discharge boards and permanent damage to my military career. His work in crafting timely and professional responses and coordinating concurrent legal service in my civilian life were instrumental in avoiding the career ending event of having a reprimand placed in the public portion of my official military record. In summary, John developed and executed a strategy that saved my career. I very strongly recommend Attorney John Calcagni and his firm for your legal needs.


I would absolutely use John and provide him with my strongest endorsement and recommendation to others

In April of 2016, my name was on the selection list for Colonel. Two days after the list was released, I received a letter from Army Human Resources Command to show cause for my retention in the Army. This stemmed from a prior plagiarism I was involved in years ago while a Major in the Intermediate Leaders Course (ILE). The letter said if I did not succeed at a board, I risked the potential of receiving an Other Than Honorable Discharge and after 20 years of service, could potentially lose everything.

Like most, I did not have an attorney standing by so I hit the internet to conduct research. I also asked friends for advice. I sent messages out and consulted with a few attorneys. I ultimately discovered and contacted Attorney John L. Calcagni III. I phoned his office and his staff called me back right away. The stress level in my life at this was at an all time high. John’s staff was extremely friendly and made me feel very comfortable in his office. When John and I met, he understood my situation and explained in details of the process. He did not pressure me to use his services. We talked about my case and about the Army in general. In our conversation, we had some mutual friends. I left his office with a positive feeling, but took my time to make my decision.

I finally decided to hire John to represent me at the show cause board. I was comfortable with him and felt like he was highly focused on my case. Though he has many clients, he made me feel like I was his only one. He communicated with me throughout the entire process. I had his office and cell numbers and he always returned my calls or texts. John fully prepared for my hearing. We met before the hearing where he helped me prepare my case to ensure I was ready for potential questions from the board members. I understood the process and John stood by me the entire time. The good soldier packet he prepared on my behalf was highly organized and very detailed. He did not miss one part of my 20 year military career. This packet showed the board how prepared and ready we were for the hearing. Our packet was clearly better than the government’s packet.

After a long and stressful few months and an even longer day at the board, the members rendered resulted a decision for my retention. John helped me stay in the Army and keep both my career and military pension. I am now able to be promoted to the rank of Colonel and continue to serve my country proudly. I hope to never need an attorney again but if I do, I would absolutely use John and provide him with my strongest endorsement and recommendation to others.


From the first conversation I had with John I knew he was the perfect lawyer

John Calcagni is a very straightforward and hardworking lawyer. I was recommended to him after being accused of sexual assault. From the first conversation I had with John I knew he was the perfect lawyer. John is a very well-spoken lawyer and is all about business in terms of getting things done. Over the process of working with him, he was on top of everything, making sure all the right things would happen with my case. I was originally held without bail after voluntarily turning myself into authorities after a foster child in my parents’ custody made the sexual assault allegations against me. Within a matter of days, John had me released and reunited with my family. The good thing about having John as your lawyer is that your case is almost a guaranteed win with him. He works extra hard to make things right and if you think he is not on top of anything, you will be in for a surprise when he has everything taken care of before you even know about it. John Calcagni is a lawyer I would recommend to anyone if you want guaranteed satisfaction. My entire family was super impressed and glad to have him on our side being our lawyer. Over time, he successfully had my case dismissed and sealed from the public record. John saved my life and I 100% recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer.