Areas of Practice
- Veterans Law
Jenna E. Zellmer
Jenna joined CCK in January of 2014 as an appellate attorney, was named Managing Attorney in September of 2019, and now serves as a Partner at the firm. Her law practice focuses on representing disabled veterans at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Originally from California, Jenna relocated to New England to attend Boston College, from which she graduated cum laude in 2010. She then earned her J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 2013. During law school, Jenna worked as a student attorney at the Boston University Law School Civil Litigation Clinic, where she represented individuals in their claims for unemployment insurance benefits. Jenna served as the Administrative Editor of the Public Interest Law Journal and also as the Auction Chair for the Public Interest Project. She completed internships at the Harvard Law School Tenant Advocacy Project and the United States Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor. Jenna completed a post-graduate fellowship at the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute.
Jenna is a member of the CAVC Bar Association and has served on its Board of Governors since October of 2017. Her article, Issue Exhaustion at the CAVC, was published in the Veterans Law Journal in the Spring 2016 edition. Jenna presented a session on Service Connection at the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates Spring 2018 conference in San Diego. In her free time, Jenna enjoys doing yoga, traveling, cooking, and listening to podcasts.
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Not licensed by Rhode Island
- “Issue Exhaustion at the CAVC,” Veterans Law Journal, Spring 2016
Professional Associations and Memberships
- CAVC Bar Association, President (2021 - 2022)
10 Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Cases All Veterans Should Know: Part 1
October 3, 2018
Rating Reductions: What VA Can and Cannot Do
July 5, 2017
- Diabetes denial contained legal error by the Board
- CCK Uncovers Memo Used By VA To Wrongly Deny Claims Of Thailand Veterans
- Board Erred in Denying Secondary Service Connection for Orthopedic Conditions, Court Finds
- Evidence of DNA Damage Found in Veterans With Gulf War Illness
- Board erred in denial for a higher rating for PTSD, remanded entitlement to TDIU