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Coffee w/Chris (11-14-2018): The problem of attorney suicide.

  In today’s episode, I’m going to give you a quick introduction to the case of Cook v. Wilkie, a November 2018 precedential decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. This case is big: it involves when and h… Read More
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Monday Morning Coffee w/ Chris: The ONE financial metric that lawyers should know cold.

    Coffee w/ Chris: (Monday, October 29, 2018) What Financial Metrics are important to evaluate your law firm’s progress? If you get behind the wheel of any car, there are certain metrics you will find on the dashboard. Are there similar me… Read More
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Monday Morning Coffee with Chris: Are You Taking Care of Your Law Firm's Most Important Asset?

  Taking care of your law firm’s most important asset. Law is a service business.  We help people resolve the disputes which impact their ability to live. That makes your law firm’s most important asset … you. If you are a sm… Read More
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Monday Morning Coffee with Chris: The one project will drive MASSIVE revenue to your Veterans law firm.

  How to drive MASSIVE revenue to your Veterans law firm. I was talking to attorney the other day, and I told her that I believe that drive and focus are the 2 biggest indicators of success for attorneys building a unique brand for their own ve… Read More
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What do Your Law Firm Brand and this Shoe have in Common?

My hope is that the metaphor of a running shoe changes the way you think about your Veterans law firm brand. I’m a runner – I run not just for fun, but also to raise money for my favorite non-profits. When a runner is ready to buy a pair… Read More
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Monday Morning Coffee with Chris: Sizing up the Competition in Veterans Benefits law.

Sizing up the Competition in Veterans Benefits Law. A new veterans benefits lawyer told me the other day: “I can’t compete with the big law firms in Veterans benefits law. Those big firms have contracts with VSOs and scoop up all the goo… Read More
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Monday Morning Coffee with Chris: 3 Top Revenue Generating Activities for accredited VA attorneys.

When you are a solo or small law firm representing disabled Veterans, you do a lot to keep your law firm running. 3 revenue generating activities, however, are the key to building a viable and sustainable VA Benefits law practice. Read More
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The law firm vision: picking a single golden apple from the orchard.

There are estimated to be over 21 million veterans. Of those, around 4.5 million are considered disabled – they have a medical condition or disability which resulted from their time in service. That is the market of people who may seek out your… Read More
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VA Form 21 Blog: The Business of Veterans Law

Before we get into a discussion about the business of veterans law, let me make some candid points about the business of law in general. Anybody can hang out a shingle and start a small law firm representing veterans.  There are so many resources av… Read More
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Recent Cases

(April 18, 2018) The law firm of Hill and Ponton approached Attig | Steel after the BVA judge denied their veteran a higher 70 percent PTSD rating. They had put a lot of work and energy into helping a veteran, and the BVA decision seemed to gloss ove… Read More
(April 6, 2018) The veteran in this case served in the Navy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, including deployment to Kuwait. Upon his return stateside, after attempts to reintegrate to civilian life, he began to have family and other problems.… Read More
(February 14, 2018) Attorney Chris Attig has been working with this veteran’s survivor for half a decade to get her DIC and survivor’s accrued benefits properly awarded.  The veteran was a 3 decade military veteran, who fought not only i… Read More

See More Appellate Results

VA Form 21 Blog

Nov
26
Today’s video starts off with an overview of a recent precedential decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in the case of Moody v. Wilkie, Cause No. 16-1707. Click here to read the CAVC’s panel decision in Moody v. Wi… Read More
Nov
15
What is the Deep Issue in the Case? 38 U.S.C. §7107(b) (2012) requires “[t]he Board shall decide any appeal only after affording the appellant an opportunity for a hearing.”  On remand from the Veterans Court, the veteran asked for a new BVA he… Read More

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