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Appeals Support for Attorneys & VSOs

It's all about the narrative.

As a VSO or VA accredited attorney, your ability to win your client's appeal at the Board of Veterans Appeals often turns on how well you tell your client's story to the Veterans Law Judge.

To persuasively argue your client's story at the BVA you will need 3 things:

  1. a proper and thorough record,
  2. identification of all legal issues, and
  3. a compelling presentation of the facts that not only addresses the evidence most favorable to your client, but that also counters and neutralizes evidence against your client's claim.

At Attig | Steel, we provide training and support to VSOs and accredited VA attorneys who are preparing to take their clients' appeals to the BVA.

We work with your chapter's VSOs and attorneys to identify issues that may require an appeal to the CAVC and/or Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, prepare the record for such appeals, and help you plan to preserve error in the event of an adverse BVA decision in your client's matter.

Contact Attig | Steel if we can provide your chapter or firm with legal training or strategic appellate support.

Recent Cases

This case involves the BVA’s dismissal of a veteran’s claim for an earlier effective date for his service-connected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) based on clear and unmistakeable error. Our client appealed the Board’s decision to th… Read More
The cause number of this appeal, and the veteran’s name, have been withheld to protect the veteran’s privacy. In this case, the BVA denied an increased rating of 70% to a veteran for his service-connected PTSD. The BVA also found the vete… Read More
This case involves a veteran’s appeal to the BVA seeking service connection for arthritis.  The veteran served in the US Air Force from 2005 to 2006. He injured his knee and other parts of his body when required to move heavy appliances into a… Read More

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VA Form 21 Blog

May
28
What is the Deep Issue in the Case? This case had two issues: one statutory and the other constitutional. Issue#1: 38 U.S.C. §5103A(a)(1) requires the Secretary “assist a claimant in obtaining evidence to substantiate the claim.” The… Read More
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