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Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Veterans Law

Bradley W. Hennings

Mr. Hennings joined Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick as an attorney in January 2018 and currently serves as a Partner in the firm. His practice focuses on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Immediately prior to joining CCK, Mr. Hennings served as a Veterans Law Judge at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA).  This is a position appointed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, with the approval of the President of the United States.  Before his appointment as a Veterans Law Judge, he was an attorney law clerk for the Honorable Alan G. Lance, Sr., at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC).  Mr. Hennings also previously worked as a Counsel in the Office of Quality Review (QR) with the BVA.  Prior to his time in QR, he served as an Associate Counsel at the BVA, drafting decisions for Veterans Law Judges.

Mr. Hennings is a 2023-2024 Council Member of the State Bar of Texas Military and Veterans Law Section. He was a founding member, former Vice-President, and Past-President of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Historical Society. Mr. Hennings also served as a President and Treasurer of the CAVC Bar Association, on the Rules Advisory Committee of the CAVC and is a former Chair of the Veterans Appeals Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association.

He has served as a speaker or moderator for veterans law presentations sponsored by the CAVC Bar Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, CAVC Judicial Conference, National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, CAVC Historical Society, State Bar of Texas Military and Veterans Law Section, William & Mary Law School, George Washington University Law School, Washington & Lee Law School, Roger Williams Law School, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, VA Regional Offices and the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.

Mr. Hennings is a member of the CAVC Bar Association, the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates (NOVA), the Federal Bar Association’s Veterans and Military Law Section and the Military and Veterans Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. He is currently a member of NOVA’s Congressional Committee. Mr. Hennings is also a current alumni chapter member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International and a member of the Leadership VA Alumni Association.

Mr. Hennings has published law review articles on veterans law topics in the Federal Circuit Bar Journal and the Veterans Law Review (VLR).  In addition, he served as a managing articles editor on the 4th volume of the VLR (2012) and worked as an editor or reviewer on the first 3 volumes (2009- 2011).

Before working in veterans law, Mr. Hennings was in private legal practice in northern New Jersey and clerked for the Honorable Robert L. Polifroni of the Superior Court of New Jersey, currently Presiding Judge of the Civil Division in Bergen County, New Jersey.  Prior to attending law school, he worked in various business management information systems positions for a large educational publisher.

Mr. Hennings received a B.A. in History from George Washington University, an M.S. in Information Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology and his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law– Newark.

He enjoys reading, following soccer, playing multiple instruments, and spending time with friends and family.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • State of Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Not licensed by Rhode Island

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