Areas of Practice
- Appellate Litigation
- Veterans Law
Sarah E. O’Brien
Sarah joined CCK in August of 2018 as an appellate attorney. Her law practice focuses on representing disabled veterans at the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Sarah attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she graduated with a B.A. in Legal Studies in 2015. She then earned her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in May 2018. During her time at Suffolk, Sarah served as the Vice President of the Suffolk Women’s Law Association. She also served as the Chief Managing Editor for the Suffolk Transnational Law Review, where she published a case comment analyzing the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act.
While in law school, Sarah completed a legal internship with the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office and a judicial internship with the Honorable Judd Carhart (Ret.) of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Additionally, Sarah had a meaningful summer as a Summer Associate with Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick in 2017 which led to her return to CCK as an attorney after graduation.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and exploring Cape Cod.
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
- Not licensed by Rhode Island
Understanding VA Claims for “Undiagnosed Illnesses”
May 18, 2018
Filing a Claim for VA Disability Benefits Under Appeals Reform
December 12, 2018
- CCK Successfully Argues that Board Relies on Inadequate VA Examination to Deny Higher Ratings for Left Knee and Low Back Disability
- Board Provided Inadequate Reasons and Bases when Denying TDIU on an Extraschedular Basis
- How Much Does Long-Term Disability (LTD) Pay?
- Managing Veterans Benefits Administration Performance & Results Webcast: Quarter 2 of Fiscal Year 2019
- Report Outlines Health Effects of Harmful Substances Used on Military Bases