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Landon E. Overby

Landon, a service-connected disabled veteran of the U.S. Navy, is a non-attorney practitioner and accredited VA claims agent for Chisholm, Chisholm & Kilpatrick.

​ Prior to joining the firm, Landon worked for DAV including the last six and a half years working for the DAV’s Judicial Appeals Office, which represented veterans and their dependents before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Court) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Landon served as Appellate Counsel from July 2002 to July 2005 and as Senior Appellate Counsel of the Judicial Appeals Office from August 2005 to September 2008. Landon has represented over 2,500 veterans or their dependents before the Court. Landon has obtained numerous settlement agreements with attorneys for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of General Counsel resulting in a direct award of benefits for his clients. Landon has also conducted fifteen oral arguments in appeals before the Court.

In addition to his experience before the Court, Landon has also successfully represented several thousand veterans and their dependents before the VA regional office (RO) as a National Service Officer in the Chicago, Illinois DAV National Service Office and before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) as a National Appeals Officer with DAV’s National Appeals Office in Washington, DC. At the Board, he assisted in the coordination and briefing of more than 10,000 appeals each year.

Landon also serves as a member of the Court’s Rules Advisory Committee. He previously volunteered his time to mentor attorneys representing previously pro se appellants before the Court. The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program entrusted Landon with no fewer than 100 such matters. Furthermore, Landon has taught many courses and made several presentations on veterans’ law.

Admissions and Accreditation

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, July 2002 Accredited Department of Veterans Affairs Claims Agent, December 2008

Representative Cases

Mariano v. Principi, 17 Vet.App. 305 (2003)
Pierce v. Principi, 18 Vet.App. 440 (2004)
Martinak v. Nicholson, 21 Vet.App. 447 (2007)
Cypert v. Peake, 22 Vet.App. 307 (2008)
Polovick v. Shinseki, 23 Vet.App. 48 (2009)
Halcomb v. Shinseki, 23 Vet.App. 234 (2009)

Oral Arguments

    Evans v. McDonald
    Acevedo v. Shinseki
    Cullen v. Shinseki
    Martinak v. Nicholson Part 1
    Martinak v. Nicholson Part 2
    Johnson v. Shinseki
    Kouvaris v. Shinseki
    Westfall v. McDonald
    Lohnes v. Nicholson
    McKinney v. McDonald
    O’Connell v. McDonald Part 1
    O’Connell v. McDonald Part 2
    Cypert v. Peake
    Sursely v. Nicholson
    Polovick v. Shinseki Part 1
    Polovick v. Shinseki Part 2
    Kuppamala v. McDonald