What is the Deep Issue in the Case?
38 U.S.C. §7107(b) (2012) requires “[t]he Board shall decide any appeal only after affording the appellant an opportunity for a hearing.”
On remand from the Veterans Court, the veteran asked for a new BV…
Coffee w/ Chris: (Monday, November 5, 2018)
The Supreme Court takes on Agent Orange.
It is not often that the Supreme Court takes up a veterans disability claim. This past Friday, SCOTUS granted cert in a case called Gray v. Wilkie.
UPDATE – January 29, 2019: Procopio Wins! Presumption of Agent Orange Exposure extended to Blue Water Navy Veterans. Click here to read the Federal Circuit’s opinion – and stay tuned, as there is a lot to unpack in this decision,…
Coffee w/ Chris: (Monday, October 29, 2018)
What Financial Metrics are important to evaluate your law firm’s progress?
If you get behind the wheel of any car, there are certain metrics you will find on the dashboard. Are there similar metric…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
“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.…
Earlier this year, I tested an idea – what if a group of lawyers grabbed a virtual cup of coffee every Monday morning and chatted about their progress building a profitable law firm that prioritizes the attorney’s well being?