Recoupment Action and Remission of Debt
Remission of Debt to the United States Navy for a Former Navy Ensign
Recently, my life was turned upside down. After dedicating four years of my life to military service, I was notified that I would be separated and discharged from the United States Navy due to a health issue. Additionally, the Navy recommended recoupment; that I pay back all educational and related benefits for those four years. The amount was simply overwhelming.
I was truly fortunate that a family member got me in touch with the office of Mr. William C. Meili. Since my first phone call to his office, I knew I was dealing with the ultimate professional. His office staff was courteous and hospitable, taking a genuine interest in my case and understanding my need for expediency.
Mr. Meili himself was prompt in getting back to me, and after our first conversation he made it clear that he truly cared about my case. Again, being the ultimate professional, he took time to research and investigate my case before taking me on as a client. He was in no rush to send me any type of bill, he simply wanted to ensure that his representation of me was truly in my best interest. In his billing and negotiation with me, he was always fair, upfront, and transparent about why I was paying what I was paying, and exactly what I was paying for. His expertise in dealing with the civilian and military legal systems, his vast network of contacts and expert staff members, and most importantly his fierce dedication to his clients were what made it clear to me that I needed him on my team. After Mr. Meili came on board, he kept me informed every step of the way and let me know that I was never out of his attention or off of his desk. His determination to investigate and work the case for me only heightened after he joined my team.
Throughout my entire process, he was diligent, supportive, and respectful. There are not words to express how much easier my life became and the weight that was lifted for my family when Mr. Meili joined my team and we no longer had to fight the case alone. If I could go back, the only thing I would do differently would be to get Mr. Meili on my team from day one. You will not find a more dedicated representative anywhere in the legal system. If Mr. Meili offers to represent you, it is only because he knows that he can get things done in your case. If that offer does come, your only question should be when he can start!
- ENS, MC, USN
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I contacted Col. Meili as a fellow practitioner to gain some context and perspective on a pretty complex set of issues. Because I practice in a different field of law, Col. Meili's extensive expertise was invaluable and he was more than generous with his time. A skilled and dedicated professional who cares deeply about obtaining the best possible outcome for his clients, Bill's a leader in this field.
- Steffen Chapin
After an exhaustive search of military attorneys, I came across the name of Bill Meili. From my first email exchange and telephone call, I knew that Bill was the right person to handle my case. I had discussed my unique circumstance with a handful of other attorneys who felt it may be too difficult to achieve the outcome that I was seeking - but Bill was interested in me and my case, and wholeheartedly believed that we had the ball in our court. I could tell that Bill cared about me as a person and soldier, not just viewing me as a paycheck.
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