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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

(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
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
Nov
6
  Coffee w/ Chris: (Monday, November 5, 2018) The Supreme Court takes on Agent Orange. It is not often that the Supreme Court takes up a veterans disability claim. This past Friday, SCOTUS granted cert in a case called Gray v. Wilkie. The qu… Read More

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