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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 vetlaw@attigsteel.com

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 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 a veteran’s entitlement to TDIU, but it demonstrates some of the backwards logic that invades the BVA’s interpretation of the AMA Appeals process. The appeal was resolved through a joint motion to remand. ISSUE ON APPEA… Read More

See More Appellate Results

Taking Point! Blog

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
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

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