This would be a tough case for any lawyer.  Capt. Francesco Schettino, who infamously sunk a ship, the Costa Concordia, is suing to get his job back.  His Italian lawyer, says he is simply doing what any Italian citizen has the right to do.  According to this report, he gave the order to sail too

I served in the US Army, National Guard and Army Reserve for 28 years.  I served as an Infantry officer for most of that time.  As young Infantry officers, we studied leadership and group dynamics over and over.  Studying leadership has become a favorite past-time for me.  One fundamental principle of Army leadership is that