Law School Volunteers Advocate for Disabled Veterans

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By law.virginia.edu

A team of University of Virginia School of Law students and local attorneys is building a record of success in advocating for veterans pursuing disability claims.

The pro bono effort, under the direction of local attorneys K. Jay Galloway ’15 and Dan Krasnegor, helps veterans navigate the complex process of appealing disability claims denied by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

In the past three years, the volunteers have successfully appealed each of the seven cases they’ve taken to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and also have handled several claims in the administrative agency process. The project has close ties to the law student organization Advocates for Disabled Veterans.

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