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Landon E. Overby

Landon, a service-connected disabled veteran of the U.S. Navy, joined Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick in September 2008.  He is a non-attorney practitioner and accredited VA claims agent for the firm.

Prior to joining the firm, Landon worked for the Disabled American Veterans (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 more than 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 eighteen 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 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 is a member of the Court’s Bar Association, and previously served on the Board of Governors and was also Treasurer for the Bar Association.  He serves as a member of the Court’s Rules Advisory Committee.  In addition, Landon is a member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA).  Landon has taught many courses and made several presentations on veterans’ law at NOVA conferences around the country.

Landon loves to travel.  He has visited more than 70 countries over the course of his lifetime and continues to travel all over the world.  In addition, Landon successfully completed the rigorous professional requirements for qualification in submarines in the U.S. Navy, having gained a thorough knowledge of submarine construction and operation, and demonstrated his reliability under stress.  During this process, Landon learned all of the major ships systems and their components, how to draw them, show how they work, and learn how to fight any possible casualty from fire, to flooding, to poison in the air, on every level of the boat. Landon’s area of practice is Veterans Benefits. He represents veterans and their dependents before VA regional offices, the Board, and the Court.  Landon has been representing veterans and their dependents for more than 21 years.

Landon is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and has been since July 2002.  He is also an Accredited Department of Veterans Affairs Claims Agent.

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