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Eric Gang

Eric Gang

People often ask Eric why, as an attorney, he does nothing but Veteran’s Disability law, and he always tells them the same four things. First, his...

People often ask Eric why, as an attorney, he does nothing but Veteran’s Disability law, and he always tells them the same four things. First, his father likes to tell the story that even as a young boy, his stubborn streak was accompanied by an equally strong determination to prove his position (whatever he was arguing for).

Second, he inherited a passion for precision and organization from his German grandfather, Hermann Gäng, who was an internationally-respected mechanical engineer, with numerous patents related to calculators and adding machines. Third, he was brought up to respect the traditional values of hard work, patience, discipline and service. Not surprisingly, those who have analyzed Eric closely know that he is motivated by traditional values and predictability. His sense of core values is inextricably infused into the effort on each case. It’s the way he orders his life and his law practice. In fact, at home his daughter chides him for never “relaxing”, but it’s his disciplined approach to life and the practice of law that is, in itself, a source of motivation. It’s also what allows him the ability to calmly endure VA’s long bureaucratic delays.

Finally, the medical-military connection has always been part of Eric’s professional heritage. Eric’s father was dentist when drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. His uncle also served as a dentist in the Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. And Eric’s maternal grandfather was a doctor and served as a Captain in WW II (Army Medical Corps).

Eric knew it was a perfect fit when he represented his first Veteran’s Disability case. At the time, he was practicing a variety of types of law. But within weeks of digging into that first case, Eric knew he had found his professional calling. Eric says, “Practicing veterans’ disability law is unlike any other area of practice. The sense of accomplishment I get when I win a case that has been on appeal for 10 or more years cannot be compared with the victory in any divorce case or personal injury case–or any other area of practice that I’ve experienced. We are touching peoples’ lives and helping them when no one else can. The thrill of victory we experience when we beat the government produces a sense of accomplishment that keeps us going through the doldrums of the long VA appeal process.” Eric continues, “At the end of the day I can sleep well at night knowing that I honestly helped someone obtain what they legitimately deserved.”

Since that first case, hundreds of Veterans have hired Eric to help them get the benefits they need and deserve, and his commitment to going the distance on their behalf only grows with each new client. In fact, he has litigated well over 500 appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and has recovered literally millions of dollars on behalf of disabled veterans.

Eric welcomes the opportunity to talk with you about your situation and whether we can help.

HIGHLIGHTS

Education

Eric received his law degree in 1998 from Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey. He served on the prestigious Legislative Law Journal.

Author/Lecturer

Eric lectures widely in the area of veterans’ benefits law for such prestigious organizations as Lawline, Rossdale, and the National Business Institute. He has also lectured for the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He has co-authored two publications for The National Business Institute on appealing the denial of VA benefits, which were published in 2013 and 2014. His work has also been published in industry publications such as The Federal Lawyer and he has been a commentator on veterans’ issues for WRNJ radio. Eric’s work has also been mentioned in media outlets across the country, including the Dallas Morning News, the Charlotte Observer, the Miami Herald, and the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Select Publications

Engagements

  • “U.S. Veterans: Issues and Perspectives Impacting Diversity” Princeton University – HERC Conference October 21, 2014
  • “Niche Practices Parts I & II” Co-presenter NJ State Bar Association’s ICLE Webinar – August 7 & 14, 2014
  • “The VA Healthcare Scandal” WRNJ Radio – July 17, 2014
  • “Appealing the Denial of VA Benefits” Plainview, NY – March 24, 2014
  • “Mastering Veterans Benefits, Claims and Appeals” Rossdale CLE Webinar - February 6, 2014
  • “Keeping the Faith: Memorial Day and Our Veterans” Key Note Speaker for Hackettstown’s Memorial Day Parade Hackettstown, NJ – May 27, 2013
  • “Appealing the Denial of VA Benefits” New York, NY – March 27, 2013
  • “Veterans’ Issues and How They May Impact Your Practice” New York, NY – February 24, 2013
  • “Appealing the Denial of VA Benefits” Plainview, NY – February 11, 2013
  • “Current Issues in Veterans’ Benefits” American Legion – September 17, 2012
  • “Obtaining Disability Compensation Benefits for Disabled Military Veterans” New York, NY – January 17, 2012

Representative Cases

Taylor v. McDonald, ____ Vet. App. ____ (2014).

Accreditations

Accredited representative, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Community Participation/Affiliation

Eric is currently serving as executive director of the Disabled Veteran’s Resource Center, Inc., a nonprofit veterans’ advocacy group. The DVRC’s mission is to educate veterans with the information they need to successfully fight VA and win their disability benefits. Eric also speaks to veterans groups, community groups, and academic institutions on veterans issues.

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Gideon Miller, Esq.

Gideon Miller, Esq.

Gideon focuses his practice on helping Veterans win their claims for service-connected disability compensation before the VA and, on appeal, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Gideon has become an expert in VA disability law. Gideon is especially astute in regards to winning TDIU claims.

Gideon focuses his practice on helping Veterans win their claims for service-connected disability compensation before the VA and, on appeal, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Over the years, Gideon has become an expert in VA disability law. Previous to joining Gang & Associates, he worked at the Hermann Law Group, PLLC, where, in addition to aiding disabled individuals secure Social Security Disability benefits, he built a VA practice from the ground up. Due to having expertise in both these areas, Gideon is especially astute in regards to winning TDIU claims.

Gideon understands that winning a VA disability case can often be complex and takes an immense amount of patience given the VA’s backlog. Therefore, he is committed to finding the most effective and efficient strategies to help his clients secure the maximum amount of relief under the law. He welcomes difficult issues and is an expert at finding both legal errors and securing the evidence necessary to help Veterans win their claims.

Gideon attended the University of Maryland for undergraduate, and then pursued his Juris Doctor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, graduating in 2011. He is currently admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York and Federal Courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He is also accredited to represent claimants before the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration. In addition, he has extensive knowledge in the area of long-term disability.

Gideon’s grandfather was a truck driver in the British military during World War II and won several medals for driving transports behind enemy lines. His grandparents on his other side escaped war-torn Europe in the late 1930s/early 1940s, and he is therefore both appreciative of and indebted to Veterans and current service members.

He is originally from Massachusetts, and now lives in Paramus, NJ, with his wife and two children. In his (limited) spare time, Gideon enjoys following his hometown sports and being active, be it playing soccer, basketball or hiking. He also enjoys traveling and history. Most importantly, he likes to spend time with his family and help Veterans get the benefits they deserve.


Dana N. Yoon

Dana Yoon is an attorney with 15 years of experience practicing law. She joined Gang & Associates in 2018 and is honored to be helping veterans. Dana has extensive experience in federal administrative appellate work.

Dana Yoon is an attorney with 15 years of experience practicing law. She joined Gang & Associates in 2018 and is honored to be helping veterans. Dana has extensive experience in federal administrative appellate work.  She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School and a BA from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. After graduating from law school, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jane A. Restani at the U.S. Court of International Trade. Dana is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars.


Of Counsel


Ryan Casson

Ryan Casson

Ryan Casson is Of Counsel to Gang & Associates. Ryan has a long and successful history with Gang & Associates, dating back almost a decade. Although Ryan is no longer full-time with the firm, he serves in a valuable consulting role given his extensive experience in the field of veterans disability law. Ryan has several reported cases to his credit.

Ryan Casson is Of Counsel to Gang & Associates. Ryan has a long and successful history with Gang & Associates, dating back almost a decade. Although Ryan is no longer full-time with the firm, he serves in a valuable consulting role given his extensive experience in the field of veterans disability law. Ryan has several reported cases to his credit.

Here are the top three reasons why Ryan may have the busiest life outside of the office of any attorney around: he’s editing photographs he’s taken from around the world; he’s at the gym; or, he’s working on a creative project (like producing a photo-book of veterans who experienced military sexual assault to address this most sensitive of topics).

In fact, these experiences explain and reflect his dedication to helping disabled veterans: Ryan has witnessed first hand the American freedoms that we often take for granted. Simply put, he is passionate about the constitutional freedoms that our nation’s veterans make possible, like the basic freedom to choose to attend church on a particular day, or to associate, or not associate, with a given group of people.  Ryan has witnessed first-hand that in many countries around the world, these basic freedoms do not exist (he was not allowed to mention Christianity in Morocco), and he is honored to give back to those who were willing to give their lives for the freedoms that we enjoy and often take for granted.

As a veteran's disability attorney, Ryan is an indomitable force when it comes to finding the needle in a haystack of thousands of pages of medical records, and drafting concise, persuasive briefs in the U.S. Court of Appeals of Veterans Claims.  His excellent listening skills and his highly organized approach to legal and medical research are evident to the clients who rely on him to move their cases forward. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Education

J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Engagements/Lectures

  • Veterans Disability Appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims: Getting Started (May 2013)
  • Practice Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (June 2014)
  • 2014's Notable Cases at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (December 2014)

Leadership

Ryan currently serves as Chairman of the Veterans Benefits Subcommittee of the Orange County Bar Association's Veterans' Committee

Select Publications

  • Author.  Preservation of Error and the Doctrine of Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims: Don't Sleep on Preservation Issues,  The Briefs (May 2014)

Representative Cases

Taylor v. McDonald, ____ Vet. App. ____ (2014).


Linda Ershow-Levenberg

Linda Ershow-Levenberg is Of Counsel to Gang & Associates. She represents seniors, people with disabilities, and those who care for them, by securing access to government benefits and planning for life-long family care & asset protection. Her tool kit includes estate planning, special needs trusts, litigation, guardianship, and Medicaid applications & appeals.

Linda Ershow-Levenberg is Of Counsel to Gang & Associates. She represents seniors, people with disabilities, and those who care for them, by securing access to government benefits and planning for life-long family care & asset protection. Her tool kit includes estate planning, special needs trusts, litigation, guardianship, and Medicaid applications & appeals.

Linda has been certified in Elder Law (C.E.L.A.)* by the National Elder Law Foundation since 1999, is the past chairman of the New Jersey State Bar Association Elder & Disability Law Section, and is a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners (C.A.P.) of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), as well as a VA-accredited claims attorney.

Linda has served as a mentor to other attorneys throughout her career, and since 1997 has been a frequent lecturer on elder and special needs disability law to attorneys, other professionals, and the general public, through the NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE); Rutgers Law School Institute for Professional Education (IPE); and other organizations.

Along with practicing law, Linda is always volunteering. She has been hosting Douglass Residential College (Rutgers University) externs annually since 1988. She coached teams for Princeton Moot Court competitions, and judges high school Mock Trial Competitions. She is a mentor to members of the NJ elder law bar and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Linda has been assisting people through the Darfur Refugee Resettlement Project, serves on the board of the Grotta Fund for Senior Care and YM-YWHA of Union County, and is an avid folk music singer/songwriter.

Linda earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Douglass College (Rutgers University), Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and her J.D. from Rutgers University Law School-Newark.