Welcome to MillerMasciola Attorney At Law, a military medical malpractice, federal employment, civilian employment law, federal civil rights compliance law firm located in Washington, D.C. We are dedicated to providing experienced, high quality, professional representation for individuals and their family members throughout the United States and at all military installations world-wide who have been wrongfully harmed. We also provide consulting services to federal and state agencies, municipalities, private businesses and entities who need expert legal counsel to develop and enhance their programs in compliance with federal laws. Contact us today to help you with your legal case.
PETER R. MASCIOLA, FOUNDING PARTNER
In November 1998, Peter Masciola, Esq. established the law firm, which specializes in military medical malpractice, federal civil rights compliance and employment law, military negligence, healthcare provider Washington DC Federal Employment Attorney credentials, major personal injury, military criminal defense, and national security law, in DC and Federal Courts and tribunals throughout the United States. Mr. Masciola is dedicated to providing you and your family experienced, high quality, professional representation for your military medical malpractice, Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), Military Claims Act (MCA), military accident or serious personal injury case.
Mr. Masciola brings unique experience and perspective to his clients that set him apart from other trial lawyers. As an active duty JAG officer, he had years of experience working as in-house counsel at two major Air Force Medical Centers; he has represented numerous physicians and practitioners facing adverse credentials and licensing actions; he also served as the principal JAG officer overseeing the investigation, adjudication and disposition of all Air Force medical malpractice claims and lawsuits nationwide involving billions of dollars in claimed damages. This extensive experience on the inside of military hospitals and medical malpractice cases provides him the expertise needed to obtain the best possible result for you and your family members.
He has represented military officers and enlisted personnel from all ranks and specialties, whose families have been the victim of serious personal injury or medical malpractice, including military JAG officers and medical officers, military family members, and retirees from bases across the country and throughout the world. Mr. Masciola has successfully handled cases from major military medical centers, hospitals and clinics, including the largest military facilities at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, Walter Read Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, and the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.
Mr. Masciola has traveled to military bases handling cases across the country, including San Diego, CA, Norfolk, VA, Fayetteville, NC, Hawaii, Ohio, Mississippi, New York, Colorado, Massachusetts, Illinois, Washington and Florida. He also has handled numerous cases overseas, including cases in Germany, Italy, England, Spain, Japan and Korea. His office is strategically located in downtown DC, just minutes away from the JAG Headquarters for Army, Air Force and Navy. These Military Service Tort Claims and Litigation Offices adjudicate all military FTCA/MCA claims. His nationwide business contacts provide the resources necessary to litigate cases and negotiate substantial settlements with each of the military service branches, with U.S. Attorneys Offices, and with Department of Justice Headquarters.
MILITARY BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Peter R. Masciola is a retired member of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves with expertise in National Security Law and Homeland Defense. He is a Retired Brigadier General, JAG, with active duty service in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Afghanistan, where he led joint interagency legal operations at both high profile U.S. international detention facilities. He is a skilled national security criminal and civil trial attorney with 30 years of experience.
Brigadier General (Ret.) Masciola last served as the Air National Guard (ANG) Assistant to the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA), Air Combat Command (ACC). During his 30 years of distinguished military service, Brigadier General Masciola also served as the ANG Assistant to the Command SJA, HQ USAF Forces in Europe (USAFE); the ANG JA Assistant to the Commander, 1 AF/CC (AFNORTH), Tyndall AFB, FL; principal legal advisor to the Chief of the Directorate of Total Force Integration, HQ USAF/A8F; SJA, HQ Massachusetts Air National Guard; SJA, 104 Fighter Wing, Barnes ANG Base, MA; has supported deployment operations in Iraq and Afghanistan; and deployed with his A-10 fighter wing during the Bosnia conflict. Commissioned in January 1984, Brig Gen (Ret.) Masciola served 10 years on active duty, holding progressively senior positions including Assistant and Staff Judge Advocate, Area Defense Counsel, Circuit Trial Counsel, Medical Law Consultant and Branch Chief, Air Force Medical Tort Claims and Litigation Division.
TAMARA L. MILLER, MANAGING PARTNER
In September 2010, Tamara Miller, Esq. joined as managing partner in the law firm, which specializes in military medical malpractice, federal civil rights compliance and employment law, military negligence, healthcare provider credentials, major personal injury, military criminal defense, and national security law, in DC and Federal Courts and tribunals throughout the United States. Her civil service in three federal agencies, active and reserve military service, spans 27 years and includes seven years of experience as a Senior Executive.
At the Department of Health & Human Services, Ms. Miller was a Deputy Director in the Office for Civil Rights. As a Senior Executive, she provided national-level leadership and oversight to ten regional offices and headquarters staff to investigate and resolve compliance concerns in HHS-funded programs through enforcement action, technical assistance and training. She helped to enforce federal civil rights laws through settlements and corrective action in over 20 major cases involving denial of access or unfair treatment due to race and disability in healthcare, social services and child welfare.
At the Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Ms. Miller served as Special Counselor to the Assistant Secretary, where she established the Office of the Special Counselor. In this position, she was responsible for the TSA Offices of Civil Rights and Liberties, Privacy, Freedom of Information, Ombudsman, Executive Secretariat, GAO/IG Audit Liaison, Sensitive Security Information, and Transportation Security Redress. As a Senior Executive, she also served as TSAï¿½s Director of Civil Rights, where she led programs in equal employment opportunity, alternative dispute resolution, external civil rights compliance, and diversity management, and earned the TSA Gold Award for Leadership.
At the Department of Justice, Ms. Miller successfully prosecuted numerous federal criminal civil rights cases involving hate crimes, police brutality, and slavery, as a Deputy Chief in the Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section. She was also in private practice as a senior litigation associate at the law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi in Washington, D.C., where she represented corporate clients and individuals in employment law and general civil litigation.
MILITARY BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
Ms. Miller served nine years as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force and 14 years in the reserves, where she held progressively senior positions — Trial Attorney where she represented the Air Force in litigation involving labor-management relations and employment discrimination in U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeals throughout the country; Medical Law Consultant where she served as in-house counsel for the regional medical center in Germany operating 170 beds and legal advisor for 63 medical treatment facilities throughout Western Europe; reviewed and ensured the effective and timely adjudication of 30 complex medical malpractice cases, by conducting investigation, medical and legal research, and developing medical expert testimony; drafted contracts and informed consent documents for medical research protocols; and provided over 200 hours of education to professional medical staff on developments in medical law, malpractice, and risk management; and Circuit Trial Counsel successfully prosecuting 59 felony jury trials and officer discharge boards as lead counsel in cases involving child molestation, rape, manslaughter, theft, illegal drug use and distribution, with one acquittal in two years; trained over 60 inexperienced trial counsel on the Military Rules of Evidence, trial tactics and courtroom decorum, and published a comprehensive guide for the successful prosecution of drug urinalysis cases.
In her reserve capacity, Ms. Miller served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate for the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard in Baltimore, a combined C-130 airlift and A-10 fighter unit, until promotion to Staff Judge Advocate in September 2001 Post 9-11, and her responsibilities encompassed managing the 175th Wing Legal Office and its staff of attorneys and paralegals, and advising commanders on multi-faceted state and federal legal issues relating to homeland defense. In 2005, she was elevated to Staff Judge Advocate for the Maryland Air National Guard Headquarters and served as senior legal counsel to the Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant General for Air operations at the Maryland National Guard, both general officers, until retirement, earning numerous significant military service awards and decorations. Ms. Miller retired from the Air Force Reserve in 2006 as a Lieutenant Colonel, earning numerous military awards and decorations for her service.