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What Is Veterans Law?

Alyse Phillips

January 21, 2022

Updated: February 16, 2024

What Is Veterans Law?

If you are considering a career in the legal field but are not sure which area of law to pursue, the numerous possibilities can be overwhelming.  One essential, although perhaps lesser-known practice area is Veterans Law.

Veterans Law is an area of law dedicated to advocating for legal and policy changes that will better serve the veteran population.  It also encompasses representing disabled veterans in pursuit of earned VA disability benefits before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the federal courts.

What Does the Veterans Law Firm of Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD Do?

The law firm of Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD (CCK) is a private firm in the public interest sector that helps veterans navigate the claims and appeals process for VA disability compensation.

In general, private public interest law firms will have a particular vision, such as helping underrepresented groups and/or promoting social, economic, or political change.  Private public interest firms in the field of Veterans Law, such as CCK, often aim to improve the lives of their veteran clients and families, as well as veterans in general. 

Why Is Veterans Advocacy Important?

Receiving a grant of VA benefits can be life-changing for veterans, who often struggle for years without assistance or support, and their families, to secure rightfully owed compensation for their service-related injuries.  VA’s appeals system can be challenging, so having a team of knowledgeable advocates on the veteran’s side can make all the difference.

How CCK Helps Our Veterans

Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD is nationally recognized for its personalized, experienced, and compassionate advocacy in the field of Veterans Law.

At CCK, we hold ourselves to the highest legal and ethical standards while ensuring that our clients interests are protected.  For us, the work is personal; our entire team works tirelessly at every stage of the process to help clients win their rightfully earned benefits.

How to Learn More

If you are interested in joining CCK and making a difference in the lives of veterans, see our available positions here!

Check out, “Learning How to Be a Claims Advocate at CCK,” to learn more about what a claims advocate (paralegal) does at CCK!

About the Author

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Alyse is a Supervising Attorney at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick. Since joining the firm in August of 2016, she has specialized in representing disabled veterans and their dependents before the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

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