ABC's Sam Donaldson, 1st Sgt. Roberto Bryan, and Mark Waple, 1991.
 


Mark L. Waple
Attorney at Law

P. O. Box 53410
Fayetteville, NC 28305

Office: 910.229.3781
Work Cell: 910.322.0940

waplelaw@gmail.com
 

MILITARY CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LAW

2011
Successful defense of senior Navy Officer at formal Navy Board of Inquiry accused of creating hostile work environment at overseas Navy installation.

1977-2009 Lead Civilian Defense Counsel in approximately 400
military courts-martial and military administrative hearings.

2008 Successful defense of Marine Special Operations Company Commander (MARSOC) charged withallowing violations of rules of engagement causing civilian casualties during complex Taliban ambush near Kabul, Afghanistan, in classified pre-trial hearing.

2007 Successful defense of Army Special Forces Detachment
Commander charged with the shooting death of Afghan Taliban
leader at classified pre-trial hearing.

2005 Parrish v. Army Secretary, federal litigation challenging
authority to mobilize reserve officer who already completed his full
military service obligation.

1993 U.S. v. Summerset, (37 MJ 695), Successfully argued at
Army Court of Military Review (ACMR) causing reversal of
conviction due to improper composition of military jury.

1990 Lead defense counsel, U.S. v. Bryan resulting in General
Court-Martial acquittal of Army First Sergeant accused of
war crimes during US invasion of Panama.

1983 Successfully challenged the scientific methodology of
Department of Defense drug testing program during hearings
before the full membership of the US Army Board for
Correction of Military Records.

1977 Successfully defended U.S. Army Recruiters in twelve
successive Courts-Martial in the Southeastern United States
charged with recruiting fraud.

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MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

If a retired, former active duty service member or their dependents have been injured by negligent government health care – it is possible to file a claim for compensation for resulting injuries, pain and suffering, future medical care, or lost future wages. Mark Waple has helped many clients recover such damages, including:

2006 Mrs. John Doe, wife of active duty service member, v. U.S., Federal Tort Claim for Oncology neglect by failing to timely diagnose and treat cervical cancer resulting in $600,000 settlement.

2003 Baby Doe v U.S., Obstetrical neglect in Army hospital,
Federal Tort Claim resulting in $700,000 settlement.

2002 Baby Doe v U.S., Obstetrical neglect in Army hospital,
Federal Tort Claim resulting in $2.5 million settlement.

1999 Baby Doe v U.S., Federal Tort Claim for obstetrical
negligence in Army hospital resulting in $3 million settlement.

1998
Baby Doe v. U.S., Federal Tort Claim for obstetrical neglect
in Army hospital resulting in $2.5 million settlement.

1997 John Doe, minor child of active duty service member, v. U.S., Federal Tort Claim for for failure to diagnose Rocky Mountain Spotted
Fever resulting in $400,000 settlement.

1996 Baby Doe v. U.S., Counsel in Federal Tort Claim for
medical negligence in Army hospital resulting in $2.5 million
settlement.

1995 Baby Doe v. U.S., Counsel in Federal Tort Claim for
obstetrical negligence in Army hospital resulting in $2.2 million settlement.

1993 Baby Doe v. U.S., Counsel in Federal Tort Claim for
medication error in Army hospital causing renal failure resulting
in $750,000 settlement.

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ADVOCACY FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL

1993 Invited to testify before the US House Armed Services
subcommittee concerning taking of "war trophies" by US service
personnel during armed conflict, Gulf War I.

1985-1989 Counsel for multiple witnesses during U.S. Senate
Veterans Affairs Committee Hearings on American POWs and
MIAs in Southeast Asia.

1988
Invited to testify before US House of Representatives
Congressional Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations
concerning accuracy of scientific drug testing for drugs of abuse.

1988 Invited to testify before the North Carolina Legislative
Research Study Committee on Uniform Regulation of Substance
Abuse Testing.

1988 Plaintiff's counsel, May v. Gray, 708 F.Supp. 716
(E.D.N.C. 1988), and prevailing party in federal litigation affording
US service members 5th Amendment right to administrative
hearing prior to punitive separation from active military service.

1987 Speaker, American Association for Clinical Chemistry,
College of American Pathologists on irregularities in drug
laboratory testing.

1987 Invited to testify before the US House of Representatives
Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, concerning technical
and legal aspects of proposed government drug testing program.

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