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Attorneys for Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Baseball teams use different types of pitchers at different times in a game.

When it comes to your client’s BVA decisions, think of Attig | Curran | Steel as your team’s relief pitcher.

When your client’s claim or appeal is “on the line”, and you need a professional appellate attorney to address legal and factual errors in your client’s adverse BVA decision, call Attig | Curran | Steel, PLLC.

Whether you are an accredited attorney, VSO, or agent, if the BVA denies your client’s benefits appeal, we may be able to help.

Appeals to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

The attorneys at Attig | Curran | Steel take pride in providing professional appellate representation at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

  • We bring a fresh set of eyes to your appeal, and a desire to correct the legal and factual errors that may be  holding you back from a win.

  • We scour the record before the BVA to find and prove reversible or remandable factual or legal error by the BVA hearing official.

  • We prepare professional, polished, and persuasive briefs and arguments to the federal appellate judges who will decide your appeal.

  • Dual representation: veterans can retain Attig | Curran | Steel for appeals to the CAVC or the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals while they continue to work with another attorney helping them with their benefits claims at the VA Regional Office or BVA. When we succeed in vacating, reversing or remanding a BVA decision for a veteran represented by another attorney before the VA and BVA, we give the case back to that attorney, so that they can hopefully carry your appeal into the end-zone for the win.

Appellate representation at no cost to you or your client.

If we prevail in your client’s appeal, we ask the court to order the VA to pay our attorney fees — not out of any past-due and not out of your contingency fee, but out of the VA’s operating budget under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA).

If you are an advocate, and want to learn more about our appellate practice and consulting work, please contact us at [email protected]

If you are a veteran who was recently denied by the BVA and would like to discuss an appeal of that BVA denial to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, please fill out our consultation form on our contact page.

Recent Cases

This case involves the special, and very powerful, Nehmer effective date rules.  Mr. Greene, the veteran, sought an effective date for his service connected coronary artery disease. He argued his effective date should go back to 2006, the first clai… Read More
This case involves the BVA’s rejection of a theory of service connection by aggravation for a back condition. The BVA refused to service connect the veteran’s back injury, which he argued was aggravated by service-connected knee and hip i… Read More
  This case involves a veteran who served in the Air Force from 1953 to 1957. During service, he injured his back on a flight line, and has repeatedly tried to service connect the injury since leaving service in 1957. Each time, the claim was de… Read More

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