Eric Gang

MANAGING ATTORNEY & FOUNDER OF GANG & ASSOCIATES

AVVO Client Choice Award 10/10 Rating Author, Betrayal of Valor Sutton Hart Press, 2022 Elite Boutique Trailblazer Award National Law Journal, 2022

“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 founding partner at 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 25 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 veterans’ 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 avid adventurer and explorer. He is married and has four children.

Awards

  • American Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Project Award 2024
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s top 1 Percent Award 2024
  • New Jersey Law Journal Innovator of the Year honoree 2023
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s Top 1 Percent Award 2023
  • 500 Leading Lawyers in America – Law Dragon 2022
  • Elite Boutique Trailblazer Award – The National Law Journal, 2022
  • 2021 National Law Journal Litigation Trailblazer Award
  • Avvo Client Choice Award – 10/10 rating
  • Top Attorneys of North America 2017
  • Lawyer of the Year 2002 – ELPDG, Inc.

Lectures & Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist: Veterans and Mental Health, NJ Reentry Corporation, Annual Convention, Jersey City, NJ – March 28, 2024
  • Representing Disabled Veterans, Cornell Law School Veterans Practicum, Ithaca, NY – March 19, 2024
  • Veterans Benefits Seminar, American Legion, San Juan, PR – February 26, 2024
  • Veterans Benefits Seminar, American Legion, Cabo Rojo, PR – February 27, 2024
  • Keynote: The Psychological & Biological Impact of War on Veterans, American Mensa Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD – July 6, 2023
  • Client Relation Skills for Representing Disabled Veterans, New York, NY – November 10, 2022
  • Proving Service Connection in Toxic Exposure Cases, New York, NY – November 18, 2021
  • Proving Service Connection for Camp Lejeune Veterans, NJ State Bar Association, New Brunswick, NJ – November 11, 2021
  • The Strategic Use of Experts in VA Disability Cases, New York, NY – November 12, 2020
  • Guest lecturer – Princeton University
  • Guest lecturer – Cornell Law School
  • Guest lecturer – Seton Hall University Law School
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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).
  • Gang, Eric, “Obtaining Disability Compensation for Disabled Veterans”, The Federal Lawyer, May/June 2014.
  • 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).

Published Cases

  • Watkins v. McDonough,  35 Vet. App. 256 (2022)
  • Patricio v. Shulkin, 29 Vet. App. 38 (2017)
  • Taylor v. McDonald, 27 Vet. App.158 (2014)

Court Admissions

  • 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
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Accredited Representative Department of Veterans Affairs

Associations

  • National Association of Veterans Advocates
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association