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Chris Attig

Phone: (866) 627-7764
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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Jennifer Steel

Phone: (866) 627-7764
Accredited VA attorney Jennifer Steel works closely with our staff, Chris Attig, and employees at the courts, BVA, and VA Regional offices to manage our practice and caseload. Read More
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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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Yalitza Ledgister

Phone: (866) 627 - 7764
Fax: (214) 741-2337
Yalitza Ledgister joined Attig | Curran | Steel in July 2020, and works as a paralegal in our BVA appeals practice area.  Yalitza joined us after a decade of public service with the Department of Veterans Affairs. She worked with VA’s Minority… Read More
Yalitza's Practice Areas:  BVA Appeals
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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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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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Taking Point! Blog

May
23
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
18
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
May
16
Let me tell you the story of two veterans. The first veteran – we’ll call him Jim – claimed he was exposed to herbicides – Agent Orange – outside of the Republic of Vietnam. After the VA spent decades denying his claim,… Read More
Mar
2
In January 2021, the loss of use of a reproductive organ for SMC purposes was the focus of a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals Veterans Claims issued a precedential opinion in Bria v. Wilkie.   The panel consisted of Judge Mere… Read More

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