Sean A. Marvin

Legal Director

Sean A. Marvin joined Veterans Education Success as its Legal Director in December 2016, bringing professional experience as both a military lawyer and political aide.

Marvin served on Active Duty in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps for nearly six years, earning medals and accolades for his dedication to ensuring fairness for soldiers.  Marvin is currently a Major in the Army Reserve. While on Active Duty, he was stationed in Germany, Afghanistan, and at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He worked as a legal aid attorney for soldiers, advised various military commanders, and both prosecuted and defended soldiers in courts-martial and separation hearings. During his one-year deployment to Afghanistan, he presented cases to the Detainee Review Board, and later served as an advisor to the both the DRB and Afghan prosecutors.

After leaving Active Duty, Marvin spent two years as a solo practitioner in Alexandria, Virginia, where he defended military clients in a variety of proceedings.

Prior to law school, Marvin gained political and legislative experience by holding a number of positions, including as a press intern for Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), a political aide on two heavily-contested congressional campaigns in Georgia, and a legislative aide to Congressman John Barrow (D-GA).

His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, and NATO Medal. 

Marvin received his B.A. from Indiana University, and his J.D. from Temple University, where he also served as the Executive Editor of the school’s Political & Civil Rights Law Review. He is admitted to practice law in Virginia and Maryland.