Robert V. Chisholm
Robert is a Founding Partner of CCK. His law practice focuses on representing disabled veterans in the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and before the Department of Veterans Affairs. Robert has been representing disabled veterans since 1990. During his extensive career, Robert has successfully represented veterans before the Board of Veterans Appeals, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Robert graduated magna cum laude from Boston College in 1984. He was recognized by the Spanish Language department for excellence in Spanish with the Andres Bello award. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law in 1988. At Boston University School of Law, he was a member of the Law Review.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Chisholm worked at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett in New York from 1988-1990. In 1990, he returned to Providence, RI to work with his father at Chisholm & Feldman. Since 1996, Mr. Chisholm has been working at his own firm, Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick.
Mr. Chisholm is a founding member of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association and served as President of that organization for the year 2002-2003. Mr. Chisholm served as the President of the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates from 1999 to 2004. Mr. Chisholm’s work on behalf of NOVA resulted in the amendment to 38 U.S.C. § 5904 which now permits veterans to hire an attorney after the notice of disagreement is filed. He has presented at NOVA conferences, CAVC Bar Association Conferences, as well as the CAVC and Federal Circuit Judicial Conferences. He is the first recipient of NOVA’s most prestigious honor, the Kenneth Carpenter Achievement Award for Excellence. Mr. Chisholm was also inducted into the NOVA Hall of Honor in April of 2016 in recognition of a lifetime of dedication, service, and leadership. In 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) awarded Mr. Chisholm the Hart T. Mankin Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his 25 years of outstanding service to the Court. In 2021, Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly selected Mr. Chisholm as a Leader in the Law honoree as part of its annual Excellence in the Law ceremony.
Mr. Chisholm has served as appellant’s lead counsel in over 7,500 cases before the CAVC. Mr. Chisholm is admitted to practice law in the following courts: Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts, United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (1991); Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1995); Supreme Court (1995). In addition, he is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for Rhode Island, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, and Massachusetts.
In his free time, Mr. Chisholm enjoys running, snowboarding/skiing, and mountain biking. He also enjoys exploring museums, new restaurants, and reading Latin American literature.
- State of Rhode Island
- State of New York
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- United States District Court, District of Rhode Island
- United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
- United States District Court, Southern District of New York
- United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
- United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- United States Supreme Court
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, Member
- NOVA, Past President, 1999 – 2004
- CAVC Bar Association, Past President, 2002
April 3, 2018
November 5, 2014
Specific Related Topics
- CCK Wins Precedential Case That Will Help Veteran Sexual Assault Survivors
- CCK Wins Precedential Case Regarding TDIU: Court Interprets Meaning of Substantially Gainful Employment
- CCK Presents at the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates (NOVA) 2019 Spring Conference
- CCK Partner Robert Chisholm Participates as Judge in Moot Court Competition
- Published: Robert Chisholm’s article about hazardous military exposures affecting Vietnam-era, OIF and OEF veterans