Kat Hensley joined the Navy in 1984 and attended Opticalman "A" and "C" school. As an OM she repaired all types of navigational equipment and specialized in repairing submarine periscopes. While stationed at Trident Refit Facility, Kingsbay GA she converted to the Navy Career Counselor rating and attended Career Counselor school in 1996. She transferred to the USS Monongahela and began providing career guidance and assistance on various career and administrative issues. While at her last duty station, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk VA, she had a variety of duties including career management, security manager, administrative LPO and worked a wide array of military issues both for the Navy and all other branches of service until her retirement in Oct 2004.
Kat was awarded the following ribbons: Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1); Navy Achievement Medal (4); Joint Unit Meritorious Award (2); Meritorious Unit Commendation; Battle Efficiency Ribbon (2); Navy Good Conduct (5); National Defense Service Medal (2); Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (4); NATO Medal in addition to several others.
She brings a vast amount of military knowledge to our firm and assists our clients in courts-martial, state & federal criminal cases, administrative separation actions, and personal injury cases.
Courtney Walters started with our firm in 1998 as a part time office assistant. She worked for the City of Virginia Beach Fire Department as a Master Firefighter and Paramedic for 8 years before retiring and coming to work for our firm full time. She handles criminal matters in both Virginia state and federal courts. As a paralegal, she works extensively with our firm on civilian criminal matters. In addition to criminal matters, with Courtney's fire department and paramedic background, she is a knowledgeable asset working with our clients. Courtney holds a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Virginia.