Eric A. Gang, Esq.
Managing Attorney, Founder, Gang & Associates, LLC
“What distinguishes us most of all is that our vision for our clients is not limited to litigation success. The firm has a genuine culture of caring for our client’s well-being. Excellence is the focus, and it is not achievable in veterans law without a genuine commitment to helping people. We believe that we exist for a purpose greater than ourselves.”
As a former New York City litigator and founding partner of Gang & Associates, Eric Gang’s service-focused approach and strategic vision have produced the nation’s premier firm for veterans’ disability law, serving veterans and their families across the country. Having practiced law for over 20 years, Eric has litigated more than 1,000 appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, winning some of the largest VA awards on record. He attributes his long-standing reputation as an aggressive and tenacious veteran’s advocate to his being raised in a large and competitive family, instilling a balance of diligence, dedication, compassion, and respect.
Eric is renowned for his calculated representation of veterans with complex VA claims and appeals involving PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and other psychiatric illnesses. His high-level advocacy results from a deep understanding of the interrelationship between psychological and physical illness in veterans. With a noted wealth of medical acumen, Eric’s ability to apply the interrelationship between body systems in the legal setting has allowed him to develop strategic pathways to victory in cases that VA has repeatedly denied for decades. Simply put, Eric’s team wins cases others deem impossible.
Outside of law, Eric is an athlete, avid adventurer, and explorer. His hobbies and interests include mountaineering and ultra-endurance sports. Eric provides coaching to professionals who are either training for major expeditions or simply seeking ways of staying fit while practicing a demanding profession. Eric is also an art collector and musician, interests he developed during his undergraduate school days in Europe and the U.S.
Professional Affiliations, Awards and Service
- National Organization of Veterans Advocates
- Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association
- Veterans and Military Sections of the Federal Bar Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
- 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
- Accredited Representative Department of Veterans Affairs
- Executive Director, Disabled Veterans Resource Center, Inc., nonprofit veterans’ advocacy group
Lectures & Speaking Engagements
- Guest lecturer - Princeton University
- Lecturer – NJ State Bar Association
- Faculty member, continuing legal education lecturer - Lawline.com
- Continuing legal education lecturer - National Business Institute, New Jersey ICLE, Rossdale Group
- The Strategic Use of Experts in VA Disability Cases, New York, NY – November 12, 2020
- Keynote: The State of Affairs for American Veterans, American Mensa Annual Convention, Phoenix, AZ – July 4, 2019
- Keynote: Betrayal of Valor, American Mensa Annual Convention, Hollywood, FL – July 6, 2017
- The Problem with VA, Vietnam Veterans of America, Vernon, NJ – September 25, 2016
- U.S. Veterans: Issues and Perspectives Impacting Diversity, Princeton University – HERC Conference Princeton, NJ – October 21, 2014
- Niche Practices Part I & II, Co-presenter, NJ State Bar Association’s ICLE Program – August 7 & 14, 2014
- Keynote: Keeping the Faith: Memorial Day and Our Veterans - 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
Books & Publications
Books and Articles
- Gang, Eric. Proving VA Disability Compensation Eligibility for Camp Lejeune Veterans With Non-Presumptive Diseases, New Jersey Lawyer, February 2022
- Gang, Eric. Betrayal of Valor. 1st ed. Vancouver: Sutton Hart Press, 2022.
- Gang, Eric. VA Disability Claims: An Essential Guide for U.S. Veterans. 2020.
- Gang, Eric, “Agent Orange and Vietnam Veterans”, Veterans and Military Law Section, Federal Bar Association, Spring 2018
- Fatoullah, R., Gang E., Lawlor, T., Victor, E., Zapson, M. “Elder Law: Obtaining Veterans Benefits and Funding Long-Term Care”, NBI, Inc., Eau Claire, WI (2013).
- Gang, Eric, “Obtaining Disability Compensation for Disabled Veterans”, The Federal Lawyer, May/June 2014.
- Alhonte, M., Asher, J., DePinto, D., Fatoullah, R., Gang, E., Kass, S., Kassel, P. “Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know”, NBI, Inc., Eau Claire, WI (2015).
- Taylor v. McDonald, 27 Vet. App.158 (2014)
- Patricio v. Shulkin, 29 Vet. App. 38 (2017)
News & Media
- ‘Blind’ veteran who scammed $1M in disability payments: How did it go on so long?
Aug 9, 2021 – Citizen Times
- VA Benefits Gamechanger: Abu Ghraib Misconduct Triggered by Service Caused PTSD | VA Benefits Approved.
Oct 2, 2020 - WFMZ-TV 69News
- Kansas’ Moran takes over Veterans’ Affairs Committee with focus on suicide prevention
Dec 23, 2019 - The Mercury
- Five years after his death, Korean War vet awarded more than $720,000 in accrued benefits from VA
Dec 12, 2019 - Stars and Stripes
- Korean War vet denied VA benefits for 50 years, granted 5 years after his death
Dec 6, 2019 - Fox Business
- Expert panel debates military justice reform, as Navy targets SEAL championed by Trump
Nov 20, 2019 - Fox News
- ADS to Pay $16M on Whistleblower Allegations of Defense Contract Fraud
Aug 23, 2017 - Whistleblower News Review
- Seton Hall University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1998)
- Member: Legislative Law Journal
- Veterans Benefits Law
- VA Medical Malpractice
- DIC Benefits
- CAVC Appeals
- Federal Circuit Appeals
- Service-Connection Claims
- Increased Ratings Claims
- TDIU Claims
- PTSD, TBI, Psychiatric Disability
- SDVOSB and Defense Contractor Fraud
- Phone: (908) 850-9999
- Fax: (908) 850-9399
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