Areas of Practice
- Veterans Law
Lucas A. Sylvia
Lucas joined Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick in August of 2015 as a Claims Advocate, became an Accredited VA Claims Agent in February of 2018. After nearly three years of working in Veterans disability law, Lucas made the decision to attend law school in June of 2018 and returned to the firm full-time as an attorney in September of 2021. His practice focuses on representing disabled veterans before the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Lucas earned his J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2021, graduating summa cum laude and 5th overall in his class. Prior to law school, he graduated cum laude from Stonehill College, where he focused his studies in Political Science and American History. He also worked in Washington, D.C. for former U.S. Senator Scott P. Brown (R-MA) in 2012.
During law school, Lucas interned with U.S. First Circuit Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson and then with U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith. Lucas also worked for two years as a teaching and research assistant, helping students navigate contract law and conflict of laws, as well as improve on their writing skills. He was also on the Roger Williams University Law Review Executive Board as an Articles Editor and published a case survey. Finally, he temporarily re-joined CCK as a Summer Associate during the Summer of 2020, representing veterans before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
In his spare time, Lucas enjoys visiting new breweries, exploring Maine, and hiking in the wilderness.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2021
- U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 2020 (As a Non-Attorney Practitioner)
What is a Request for VA Reconsideration and How Does it Work?
October 4, 2019
CCK Live: Revisiting the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP)
February 21, 2018
- What Happens When VA Proposes to Reduce My Disability Rating?
- Board Erred in Denying Secondary Service Connection for Orthopedic Conditions, Court Finds
- 70% Disability Rating for PTSD
- Board Misinterpreted and Misapplied the Law in Psychiatric Disorder Denial
- Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB) VA Disability Ratings