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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 special, and very powerful, Nehmer effective date rules.  Mr. Greene, the veteran, sought an effective date for his service connected coronary artery disease. He argued his effective date should go back to 2006, the first clai… Read More
This case involves the BVA’s rejection of a theory of service connection by aggravation for a back condition. The BVA refused to service connect the veteran’s back injury, which he argued was aggravated by service-connected knee and hip i… Read More
  This case involves a veteran who served in the Air Force from 1953 to 1957. During service, he injured his back on a flight line, and has repeatedly tried to service connect the injury since leaving service in 1957. Each time, the claim was de… Read More

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VA Form 21 Blog

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Earlier this year, I tested an idea – what if a group of lawyers grabbed a virtual cup of coffee every Monday morning and chatted about their progress building a profitable law firm that prioritizes the attorney’s well being? Thos… Read More
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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

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