We are committed to the core principle that bigger is not always better.
And that quality is always more important than quantity.
At a time when big disability law firms are leveraging with non-attorneys to maximize profits at the expense of clients, we have eschewed this trend. Every case in our office is managed by an experienced and skilled attorney with many years of experience in veterans’ benefits law. We do not hand off cases to paralegals or inexperienced associates.
Our lawyers have been hand-picked from among the nation’s most prominent VA benefits firms as well as from the ranks of the Board of Veterans Appeals, some of whom have held leadership roles at VA, including as chief judge of the Board of Veterans Appeals. We have built a specialized team of highly skilled professionals, which includes an in-house medical doctor, trained mental health professionals, and veterans. Our attorneys’ skill and judgment are founded on top-notch academic and professional credentials and years of real-world experience, making us the unparalleled choice for complex VA disability cases. We have resisted the trend of many firms to continue to add practice areas and dilute our focus.
At a time when many personal injury law firms are adding VA benefits law to their menu of services, we have remained singularly focused on veterans benefits even when business pressures might dictate the adding of new practice areas or leveraging with non-attorney case managers. Our legacy is a firm that has stood the test of time for more than 20 years and thrived while other niche practices have come and gone.
We don’t just churn cases, winning the easy ones and losing the rest—like so many of the big disability firms and personal injury law firms who dabble in VA benefits law. From the very first phone call, our singular goal is to win and to protect and advance our clients’ interests. We have developed an uncanny ability to quickly ascertain the best strategy to reach that goal. In short, we believe that we win cases that others lose.
Our commitment to going the distance and funding the cost of the litigation for our clients is unparalleled. With the assistance of our in-house medical doctor, we are better able to be strategically creative from a medical standpoint than most other firms. We have worked tirelessly over the last two decades to develop relationships with some of the best medical experts in the world, and we leverage those relationships to produce hard-hitting and aggressive representation of VA claims.
When the VA denies an appeal based on the compensation and pension examiner’s medical opinion, we fight back with heavy-hitter, world-class medical experts—and aggressive legal advocacy.
We offer no guarantees other than to guarantee aggressive, diligent, and conscientious representation. But if there is a way to win your case, we will find it. We do not accept every case. If we accept your case, we do so with the intent to win. We do not charge a fee unless we recover money on your behalf. We share the risk of winning or losing with you. If you want the highest level of sophisticated representation for a complex VA claim, then we invite you to explore how our firm may be able to help.
So, how do we decide which cases to accept?
For a number of reasons, we don’t accept every veteran’s case. Some cases have no viable basis and those should not, in good faith, be pursued. While the cases we do accept vary, they all share a common truth: they all involve legitimate claims for which our clients deserve to receive benefits, no matter how easy or hard those claims may be to prove.
You and your situation are the most important thing. We base a lot of our decision to accept your case based on you and your situation. Until we review your matter, there is no way of knowing whether we can help.
We prioritize veterans who are unable to work due to the service-related disabilities. We generally receive far more calls for representation that we can possibly handle. As such, we have to prioritize who we can help. Veterans unable to work are usually in the most severe financial situations and so we will look very carefully at a veteran’s case where he or she is unable to work as a result of his or her service-related disability.
We don’t take cases if it will spread us too thin. Your law firm should be available to you. Taking too many cases means we can’t provide existing clients–or your case–with the attention necessary.
We handle cases where we can make a difference.
We take cases with a special emphasis on mental disabilities. The reason is that mental disabilities have a greater chance of rendering someone totally unemployable.
We take cases where we have a good faith basis for winning. We consider it unethical to advance arguments when we know that legally there is no sound basis in the law or facts. We strive to adhere to the highest ethical standards.
The only way to know whether or not we can help you is for you to call us.
If we choose to represent you at the regional office or Board of Veterans Appeals level, we will charge a contingency fee, which usually ranges from 20 to 33 percent of any retroactive pay that we recover on your behalf. This means that you do not have to pay us unless we win money for you, and then you pay a percentage of the money as a legal fee. If we represent you at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, our fees would be paid by VA under the Equal Access to Justice Act. In either case, you are not required to pay any money up front. We try to make it as easy as possible.
If you would like to explore how our veterans’ benefits lawyers can help you, then I invite you to contact our office. We’re here to help.