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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 application of a duplicitous legal standard by the BVA to a veteran’s TDIU appeal, in what is called a “reasons and bases” error by the Board of Veterans Appeals. While it favored a VA C&P medical opinion… Read More
This case involves several issues but centered around two: the veteran’s entitlement to increased TBI (Traumatic-Brain-Injury) and migraine ratings.  ISSUE ON APPEAL TO THE CAVC (TBI & Migraine Ratings). The veteran in this case was in a c… Read More
ISSUE ON APPEAL TO THE CAVC: PTSD rating higher than 50-percent. The veteran appealed to the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) seeking a PTSD rating higher than 50-percent. The VA had performed a VA C&P examination and opinion in January 2019. Rely… Read More

See More Appellate Results

Taking Point! Blog

Oct
20
Racist Ideas, Attitudes, and Behavior On March 1, 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it proposed disciplinary action against three Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) attorneys and two judges who had repeatedly sent racist… Read More
Sep
1
By: Yalitza Ledgister, writing for “The Bridge” One day my son came home from school and, pointing to his brown arms, asked, “Mom, why can’t I have white skin?”  After the initial shock and parent-fail slap wore off, I… Read More
Jul
24
Even as protestors march across bridges across the nation, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Golden Gate, history teaches us that America is resistant to acknowledging the persistent racism that plagues this country and even worse, resistant to do… Read More
Jun
26
“I am a Black man who jogs” was written by Augustus Turner, Mr. Turner retains all copyright to the image and content; it is republished here with his permission. Augustus Turner is a husband, a father, a soldier, and an attorney.… Read More

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