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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 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
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 in Thailand during th… Read More
  This case involves the BVA’s rating of a veteran’s service connected knee injury and a BVA credibility finding; our client appealed the BVA’s decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claim (CAVC). The appeal was res… Read More

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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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