My hope is that the metaphor of a running shoe changes the way you think about your law firm’s brand.
I’m a runner – I run not just for fun, but also to raise money for my favorite non-profits.
When a runner is ready to…
Sizing up the Competition in Veterans Benefits Law.
A new veterans benefits lawyer told me the other day: “I can’t compete with the big law firms in Veterans benefits law. Those big firms have contracts with VSOs and scoop up all…
When you are a solo or small law firm representing disabled Veterans, you do a lot to keep your law firm running. 3 revenue generating activities, however, are the key to building a viable and sustainable VA Benefits law practice.
There are estimated to be over 21 million veterans.
Of those, around 4.5 million are considered disabled – they have a medical condition or disability which resulted from their time in service.
That is the market of people who may seek o…
Anybody can hang out a shingle and start a small law firm, but the attorneys who will succeed must invariably learn something about the business of law.
There are, in theory, so many resources available that one might think it would be hard…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…