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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 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. ISSUE ON… Read More
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 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. The… Read More

See More Appellate Results

Taking Point! Blog

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
Feb
26
  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
Feb
12
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

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