Who am I?
My name is Chris Attig. I served in the US Army from 1993 - 2004.
I was a Fire Support Team Leader in the Republic of Korea, a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Platoon Leader, and Asst. S-3 for a Field Artillery Battalion.
I spent time at Ft. Bragg, Ft. Knox, Ft. Hood, Ft. Benning, and Camp Casey (Korea). I jumped out of airplanes, and tried my hand at Ranger School (spent a lot of time there, and though I never got the "tab", I learned a lot about myself and what real integrity is all about)
I am also an accredited VA attorney ...
... I got so HACKED at the VA when they denied my claim for an obvious injury in military service that I shut down a lucrative employment law practice and took a HUGE pay cut to help Veterans battle the VA in their own claims and appeals. (I am the lowest paid employee at my firm, and keep my pay at the same level as Veterans that are 100% disabled....so I NEVER forget how it feels).
Since 2007, I have represented a lot of Veterans before VA Regional Offices, the Board of Veterans Appeals, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals since 2007.
For the past 8 years, I have also written near daily posts on the Veterans Law Blog....
Here's Why I Do It.....
I left the Army in 2004, and first learned about the VA Benefits system 3 years later.
Turns out that some of the permanent injuries I sustained due to - in part - jumping out of airplanes (one nasty jump left me with some nice scars across my face), entitled me to VA benefits.
But I could not figure out for the life of me how to properly file and develop a VA claim, what to expect in the VA Claims process, or how to get the claim decided in under 3 years.
At least not without spending hours poring over what were then obscure websites, loaded up more with anti-VA rants than with information to help navigate the VA Claims Process.
After struggling in my own VA claim, I decided to change that.
And so the Veterans Law Blog was born in June 2007.
Fast forward to 2015....
The Veterans Law Blog is now the largest and longest running blog on Veterans Benefits, written by a VA Accredited Attorney, and focusing entirely on Title 38 Claims for Service Connected Disability.
On these pages, you will find close to 1,000 posts of information, teaching you:
* How to file VA claims
* How to introduce evidence into your VA claim
* How to argue your claim more persuasively.
* How to understand Court decisions
* How to fill out forms
* How to prepare for hearings
You'll also find my 11 published Veterans Law Field Manuals (ebooks) - and 2 full length training videos - at the Veterans Law Blog Bookstore.
Here is My Vision for the Veterans Law Blog.....
I am going to give YOU More Information and MORE Power in MORE Ways in your VA Claim.
I'm going to do what NOBODY else is doing - I am going to show you how to conquer the VA Claims Process so that you can better prepare, develop - and win - your VA Claims and Appeals.
By yourself, with a VSO representative, or using an attorney. It doesn't matter.
You are entitled to your choice of representative.
But I'm going to educate you so that you can make sure those representatives are doing right by you and your VA Claim
So, go ahead, sign up for a Free Membership below and start learning how the Veterans Law Blog will help you to improve your experience in the VA Claims Process... .