Dear Fellow Veteran,
My name is Kennedy Sanders. I served in the Army between 1982 and 1992. I was in the 73rd Ordinance Battalion, 269th Ordinance Brigade. You don't know me, but I want to share something with you today... from one disabled veteran to another.
I want to talk to you about my lawyer, Eric Gang. He sent you a letter recently after hearing about your appeal to the Court. Eric won me a remand at the Court almost 10 years ago, and since then he has valiantly fought VA to help me obtain a 100 percent rating plus special monthly compensation. He never gave up in all these years.
There are two things you need to know about Eric. First, Eric is a perfectionist to a fault. Matter of fact, I was talking to my doctor the other day. He's one of the top neurologists in Iowa. We hired him to create an expert medical report outside the VA. He has never met Eric or talked to him before. Their relationship is purely through e-mail and letters. He said this to me:
"I don't know who your attorney is, Mr. Sanders. I've done a lot of these cases and he is the most thorough guy. He told me exactly what he wanted, how it should be written, how my medical opinion should be presented according to the VA guidelines. I've never seen anything like it."
Secondly, Eric LISTENS. Let me just say this. When I got his letter in the mail, I wasn't impressed by it. It seemed like the other law firms had fancier brochures and made bigger promises. Also, I had just called seven other lawyers, and I ended up in frustration with all of them. I always got a condescending and arrogant attorney, a "mouth piece" if you will, who didn't seem to care about my case.
Filled with hopelessness and despair, Eric was going to be the last lawyer I called before I gave up. Imagine my surprise when he actually spoke to me himself, most times you will get a legal secretary with the promises of a call back. We started talking and I was instantly impressed...
I'm 52 years old. I've seen some things. I can spot a slick car salesman a mile away. From the moment I spoke to Eric, I never got any disingenuousness from him.
Here's the thing with Eric. When you're in front of him, you're his whole world. If he's talking to you, and I'm on the other line, he won't take my call! He knows I'm just as important as you are, but he's talking to you right now. He will make sure you understand what's going on first, before he talks to me.
That's the kind of guy you want to work with. Yeah, I know he works FOR me... but to me, I work WITH him. He's a partner. Eric knows more about my pain, frustrations, and my medication... more than my wife does.
Let me put it this way... If I get called back up, if I was reinstated... there are two people I know (for sure), I would want with me. One is my older brother. The other guy is Eric Gang. That's what I think of the guy. I would make sure I buddied up with him to watch his back. I know he would be watching mine.
I am proud to have Eric as my attorney. I am proud to have him as a partner. I will personally make a trip out to New York to meet him and his family. That's what I think of him.
Personally, I think you should give Eric a call, too. Just in case you lost it, his number is Toll-Free at 1 (888) 878-9350 or directly at (646) 434-0007.
P.S. When you decide to call Eric, please remember to say hello for me.
P.P.S. I was not paid, or even asked to write this letter.