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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 University. She interned at the Association of the United States Navy, a Veterans Service Organization that advocates for America’s sailors. Haley worked with the Legislative Director in reaching out to Congressional members to gather support for veterans legislation.

Two years after her internship, Haley returned to the Association of the United States Navy as a Legislative Assistant. In that role, she worked closely with the Legislative Director on  the passage of the Forever GI Bill, and statutes to help "Blue Water" Navy veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange while serving on naval vessels with 12 km of the RVN. 

While in law school at the University of South Carolina, where Haley got first-hand experience working with veterans in the school's Veterans Legal Clinic. As a student attorney, she directly represented South Carolina veterans.

Haley is also the founding board member of Sea Service Family Foundation, which is dedicated to helping communities, families, and veterans establish living memorials, statues, and
scholarships in memory of those wars our nation's citizens have so courageously fought.

 

Admissions

Licensed to practice law in North Carolina

Admitted to United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (2020)

Accredited VA attorney (application pending)

Board Member, Sea Service Family Foundation

 

Education

B.A. Political Science, American University (2017)

J.D. University of South Carolina School of Law (2020)

Recent Cases

This case involves an Army veteran who served on active duty in 1991 and then from 2008 to 2009 who was seeking a service-connected major depressive disorder rating in excess of 30%. The appeal was resolved through a joint motion to remand. ISSUE ON… Read More
This case involves a survivor’s claim for entitlement to Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC). The appellant’s late-husband served in the US Air Force from 1964 – 1984, and passed away from a rare form of non-Hodgkins lymphom… Read More
This case involved a US Army veteran (1967 to 1971) who was seeking service connection for hypertension, congestive heart failure, Type II diabetes, stroke, and atrial fibrillation due to agent orange exposure in Thailand during the Vietnam war. The… Read More

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Taking Point! Blog

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
Feb
26
In January 2021, the VA rating for prostate cancer was the focus of a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals Veterans Claims issued a precedential opinion in Bailey v. Wilkie.   The panel consisted of Chief Judge Bartley (who… Read More
Feb
26
  Bold and unapologetically honest, Pam Keith is a refreshing political voice you need to follow right now.  She smoothly articulates the most rocky and controversial topics of our time.  It is no surprise that this attorney with 25 years of expe… Read More
Feb
12
In November 2020, a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals Veterans Claims issued a precedential opinion in Holmes v. Wilkie.   In it, the Court laid out a road map for Veterans trying to get the correct VA rating for migraines… Read More

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