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Jenna E. Zellmer

Jenna joined CCK in January of 2014 as an appellate attorney.  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.  Her article, Issue Exhaustion at the CAVC, was recently published in the Veterans Law Journal in the Spring 2016 edition.In her free time, Jenna enjoys doing yoga, traveling, cooking, and listening to podcasts.

Areas of Practice

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Appellate Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2015

Oral Arguments

Yancy v. McDonald
Green Jr. v. McDonald