Michael Waddington

Trial Consultant

Michael Waddington is a trial consultant for Bilecki & Tipon, as well as a criminal defense lawyer specializing in violent crimes, sexual assaults, war crimes, and white-collar crimes. Many of his clients are service members stationed at military bases throughout the world, including here in Hawaii. He has tried over 150 cases over the course of his career, making him part of an elite group of court martial defense attorneys operating in the world today.

Mr. Waddington is one of the most sought after legal consultants in the United States. He has worked with the teams of CNN Investigative Reports, 60 Minutes, ABC Nightline, The BBC, Katie Couric and CBS. Most recently he performed consulting work for the smash hit TV series, The Good Wife.

In addition to his consulting work, Mr. Waddington contributed to a number of documentaries, including the 2009 CNN documentary, Killings at the Canal and the 2013 documentaries Taxi to the Dark Side and The Kill Team. His cases also influenced the writing of the books The Good Soldier, Strike & Destroy, and Redacted.

Mr. Waddington is a co-author of the 2013 American Bar Association’s The State of Criminal Justice 2013. This publication, published annually, is critical to the success of criminal defense attorneys across the States, as well as a cornerstone of the American Bar Association’s works on criminal justice.

Michael Waddington graduated with a BA from Duquesne University, and received his law degree from the prestigious Temple University School of Law, where he graduated at the top of his class. He later joined the U.S. Army, where he became the Special Assistant United States Attorney as well as Chief of Justice while serving with the U.S. Army JAG Corps.

Michael Waddington is a licensed attorney and a member of good standing in the State Bar Associations of Pennsylvania, Georgia, New Jersey and South Carolina.