Caring. Effective. Efficient.

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 Board’s failure to reopen a veteran’s claim for service connection despite admitting that he submitted new and material evidence.  Our client appealed the BVA’s decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (… Read More
When the BVA failed to consider all the evidence of record before finding a veteran was not exposed to asbestos in military service, the law firm of Attig | Steel was able to get the BVA decision vacated at the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims… Read More
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

See More Appellate Results

VA Form 21 Blog

Sep
6
If you hear the phrase, lawyers with a purpose, what is your immediate reaction? Do you roll your eyes? Yawn? Close this page and find something else to read? I’ll be honest, the first time a business coach told me that my law practice… Read More
Sep
3
The Business of Law – its not something we really think about until we need to know something about it. Every time I’ve needed to find a lawyer who can help me understand the law, argue a point in a motion or brief, or figure out the pra… Read More

Read the VA Form 21 Blog