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Haley Smith

Phone: (866) 627 - 7764
Fax: (214) 741 - 2337
Haley Smith joined Attig | Curran | Steel in September of 2020, where she focuses on appellate advocacy before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claim Haley’s passion for helping veterans began as an undergraduate at American Universi… Read More
Haley's Practice Areas:  Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
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Alexandra Curran

Phone: (866) 627 - 7764
Fax: (214) 741 - 2337
Attorney Alexandra Curran joined the firm in March 2019, where she focuses on appellate advocacy before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.  Alexandra has personally experienced the dynamics of military life and deployment, as we… Read More
Alexandra's Practice Areas:  BVA Appeals, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
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Chris Attig

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CAVC attorney Chris Attig is one of our nation’s leading advocates for veterans. He is unique in 2 ways. First, Chris Attig is one of the few attorneys for veterans who actually wore the uniform. Read More
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Taking Point! Blog

Jun
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I really can’t take it anymore. I’m sure many like you feel the same way. Every time another child with a military weapon ambushes a school full of children, I am overwhelmed with emotions that have no outlet. I can’t even process… Read More
May
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  While on our way to the nutcracker audition at the local theatre I asked my 9-year-old daughter how her day went at school. “It was okay.  We had another active shooter drill.  When the drill started, I had to run behind and under my teacher… Read More
May
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After years of exploring different fields, I’ve found purpose-driven work here, at Attig | Curran | Steel.   There are a lot of variables in the experience of “happy.” It is difficult to keep it continuous.  Do I feel happy when my kids… Read More
May
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When appellate courts review the decisions of lower courts – or in administrative law where a Court like the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) reviews the decisions of the BVA, an administrative tribunal – they use “… Read More

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Recent Cases

This case involves the BVA judge’s inadequate reasoning of a denial of a veteran’s claim for an increased rating for PTSD.   The appeal was resolved through a joint motion to remand. ISSUE ON APPEAL TO THE CAVC (BVA overlooked evidence… Read More
This case involves the BVA judge’s inadequate reasoning of his denial of a veteran’s past-due benefits in a claim for an increased rating due to an increase in the severity of the veteran’s PTSD. The appeal was resolved through a jo… Read More
This case involves the BVA’s failure to comply with a Veterans Court Order in a January 2020 Memorandum Decision. The appeal was resolved through a joint motion to remand. ISSUE ON APPEAL TO THE CAVC (BVA fails to comply with Veterans Court Ord… Read More

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