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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 well as the overwhelming and frustrating nature of VA disability claims and appeals. 

Just days after her graduation from law school in 2010, Alexandra’s husband was injured in combat in Afghanistan. She quickly found herself learning about military retirement and VA disability, and knew then that she wanted to devote her law practice to representing veterans. 

Following a one year clerkship with the Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Court, Alexandra began representing veterans before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.  

Since that time, she has represented hundreds of veterans at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals and United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. 

Admissions

Licensed to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (2012)

Accredited VA attorney (2014)

United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island (2016)

Member, National Organization of Veterans Advocates

Member, Military Spouse JD Network

Member, Rhode Island Bar Association

Education

J.D., Roger Williams University School of Law (2010)

B.A. Psychology, University of Rhode Island (2007)

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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