Zachary Spilman

Mr. Spilman graduated from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2003, and from Suffolk University School of Law in Boston in 2006. He was commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2004 and served on active duty as a judge advocate from 2007 to 2014. He remains a commissioned officer in the Marine Corps Reserve with the rank of Major.

Mr. Spilman’s legal experience includes prosecuting and defending service members in courts-martial. He was also a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina. Mr. Spilman has worked on hundreds of military and federal criminal cases involving a wide variety of criminal offenses, including property, financial, drug, violent, sexual, and child-exploitation crimes. 

Mr. Spilman is the lead contributor to the military justice blog CAAFlog ( where he analyzes developments in military law. Additionally, Mr. Spilman’s analysis of military justice issues has been published by the Columbia Law Review Sidebar and by LexisNexis, and he has been quoted in numerous media outlets.