Kansas City, Missouri, June 16, 2017 – Yesterday, after 28 years of service, Sergeant First Class Connie Fassler retired from the United States Army where she served as a paralegal and court-reporter. That same day, Connie Fassler joined the Law Office of Will M. Helixon and will serve as the firm’s chief paralegal and law firm administrator. It is a great day for Connie, ending a brilliant military career and immediately transitioning to a growing law firm with a robust military law practice.
“I am very excited to join the firm and bring my paralegal, administrative and court reporting experience to assist the team,” Connie said when asked about joining the Law Office of Will M. Helixon. “I cannot imagine a better fit for our organization,” said Will M. Helixon, the firm’s founder. “I met Connie as a young military lawyer when I was a First Lieutenant at Fort Polk, Louisiana, in 1999. Through the years, our paths crossed many times, including in the courtroom when she served as a court reporter on cases where I was one of the lawyers. I could not be more excited to have Connie join the firm. We are looking for her to make an immediate impact improving the efficiency of the practice.”
Before retiring, Connie had served mostly as a court-reporter or the non-commissioned officer-in-charge of the military justice sections at a variety of installations, including Fort Polk, Louisiana, Fort Bragg, North Carolina (XVIII Airborne Corps), Fort Campbell, Kentucky (101st Airborne), Fort Bliss and twice in Hawaii (25th ID and 8th TSC). “Her knowledge of Army management systems, understanding of current regulations, and a wealth of military justice experience makes her an instant asset to the practice,” said Jon M. Stanfield, partner & director of business affairs.
Connie will be working out of Northern Virginia, as she is experiencing yet another permanent change of station move with her family. Of course, such moves are no big deal for a combat veteran, twice deployed to Iraq. “Connie will spend the next several weeks moving from Hawaii to Virginia. I wish she was fully engaged today, but we can’t wait to have her guiding our firm’s day-to-day operations starting on August 1, 2017,” said Will M. Helixon.
Connie Fassler will serve as the paralegal, manager and administrator for the firm’s six lawyers including Will M. Helixon, the firm’s founder, Jon M. Stanfield, partner and director of business affairs, Ted Houdek, senior litigation counsel, and Ms. Jessica Linney, Mr. Tom Hurley and Mr. Terry Rees, who serve as “Of Counsel” with the firm.
The Law Office of Will M. Helixon was established in 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 members have handled multiple complex and high-profile military cases in their over 71 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.
In addition to being licensed in all military courts, the firm’s members are licensed in Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, New York and Florida.
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