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Haley Smith

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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.



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



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

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

Recent Cases

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 involves involves an Air Force veteran (2000, 2003 – 2004) and his appeal to the BVA seeking a rating above 50% for his service-connected PTSD due to suicidal ideation and total occupational and social impairment. The appeal was resol… Read More
This case involves a the resolution of a veteran’s appeal to the BVA by way of a joint motion to remand. The veteran had been claiming service connection for a psychiatric condition and total disability based on individual unemployability (TDIU).… Read More

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Taking Point! Blog

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
  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
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
By: Yalitza Ledgister, writing for “The Bridge” Single mothers! The poem “The Hill We Climb” recited by Amanda Gorman during the Inauguration on January 20th, 2021 was also written for you. It was created and articulated by a br… Read More

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