LEXLawRadio is a podcast created by the Law Office of Will M. Helixon. LEXLawRadio looks to generate a vibrant weekly discussion exploring legal issues affecting servicemembers, military lawyers, and veterans. From courts-martial, administrative matters, MEBs, and legal assistance to veteran’s assistance, LEXLawRadio will tackle the controversial, important, and often unknown legal issues facing those who serve. Hosts Will M. Helixon and Jon M. Stanfield will have regular guests to discuss these issues – from other military lawyers, to subject matter experts, and former military leaders – all to help you understand military law.
Will is the founder of the Law Office of Will M. Helixon and the creator and co-host of LEXLawRadio. A Texan since the age of three, Will has been a student of argument and communication his entire life. Idolizing Perry Mason as a child, he pursued competitive debate in the ninth grade, and continued debating throughout high school and college. Will graduated from the University of North Texas as the top communication undergraduate before continuing with graduate school at North Texas. After four years of college debate, he threw his hat into politics, and ran for student government president, winning by a landslide of two votes out of the nearly 4,000 cast. During his tenure as student government president, Will had the opportunity to meet several key state government officials, and ultimately left graduate school to become the personal aide to former Texas Governor Mark White during his 1989 gubernatorial campaign. Immediately after the campaign, Will began coaching debate at Houston Baptist University while simultaneously studying law at South Texas College of Law Houston. At STCLH, he competed in both mock trial and moot court before graduating in 1993. Hired as part of a capital murder defense team three months before graduating, he continued as a civilian criminal defense lawyer in Houston, Texas, until enlisting in the Army in August of 1996. In 1998, Will accessed into the JAG Corps and was promoted from corporal to first lieutenant before attending the JAG Officer Basic Course, where he was the distinguished honor graduate. Will has served as a trial counsel, a senior trial counsel, a senior defense counsel, a brigade judge advocate, chief of the Defense Counsel Assistance Program, and a special victims prosecutor before leaving active duty and joining the Reserves. In addition to leading his firm’s Military and Criminal Law Section, Will is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves.
The Law Office of Will M. Helixon began serving clients on February 1, 2016, and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. It was established to defend members of the military in courts-martial, adverse administrative proceedings and other criminal proceedings. The firm’s current members, associated attorneys and senior paralegal have handled and worked on multiple complex and high-profile military cases in their over 115 years of combined military law experience. The firm now handles most military matters, including medical issues involving the MEB/PEB process, business and securities law, trusts and estate planning, and family law including juvenile matters, adoption and guardianship issues, with satellite locations at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Fort Hood Texas. Always looking to add outstanding military law practitioners to the team, including Will M. Helixon, the firm has eight associated attorneys, a paralegal and a law clerk advocating for client matters. The attorneys include Will M. Helixon (founding partner, Lieutenant Colonel in USAR JAG Corps), Jon M. Stanfield (partner, former Major in the U.S. Army JAG Corps), Theodore Houdek, (senior associate, former Major in the U.S. Army JAG Corps), Thomas Hurley (Of Counsel, retired Major, U.S. Army JAG Corps), Terry Rees (Of Counsel, former member of Kansas National Guard), Jessica Linney (Of Counsel, former Captain in the U.S. Army JAG Corps), Leah Linger (Of Counsel, Major in the U.S. Army JAG Corps), and Andrea Thueme (Of counsel, former Captain in the U.S. Army JAG Corps). Connie Fassler (Retired Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army JAG Corps paralegal and court-reporter) is the firm’s legal administrator and senior paralegal, and Jared Grisham (third year law student at South Texas College of Law Houston) is the firm’s law clerk.