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Not Recommended: Bosley & Bratch

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Bosley and Bratch LLP...I had to discharge them

The paralegal (case manager) made grievous errors.

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Discharging your VA Appeals Lawyers or Agent.

Signing with a VA Lawyer/National Law Firm or Appeals Agent is a very important decision to make, don't take it lightly. Do your "Due Diligence," research the Firms, Lawyer or Agent.

Before you're Signed, Sealed and Delivered, the "For Fee" Lawyers/Law firms and Agents are Salesmen, selling you their Services. What do we all know about Salesmen, they have a tendency to push to close the Deal. No difference here, go fast at your own Peril.

Once you assign your Appeal POA to a "For Fee" VA Approved Attorney, Law Firm or Appeals Agent, you're locked into a "Direct Pay" of the 20% of your Retro Award. The POA and Retainer Documentation is immediately forwarded to the VA for Review and Approval.

If for some reason you decide at a later or much later date to discharge the VA Lawyer/Firm or Agent, you're still on the HOOK for the 20% (? or approved %) as a "Direct Pay" to the Discharged Rep up to the Date of your Official POA Cancellation. If a "Waiver of Fee" is signed by your former Lawyer/Firm or Agent (Highly Unlikely) then your off the hook for the 20%.

 

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I am a prior service Marine an at 30 percent presently. Bosely an Bratch are by far the worst firm for  rep veterans. Chris Boudi is not only extremely unprofessional. Chris Boudi threatened me. They told me that they were going to use info they gathered off my case an use it agaist me. They have been on my case for 3 years I want them off my case. They have been useing there technology against me threatening me bodily harm. I know it sounds far fetched but it is true if anyone else knows has been treated like this contact me please.

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I hired Bosely AN Bratch almost 3 years ago. Chris Boudi was my attorney. He has been nothing but destructive to my case. Chris has threatened me. Told me he is going to use info he gathered off my case against me!! He is supose to work for me not against me. I am in the process of contacting the Indiana state attorney general.

 

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Scott Hammer is simply not telling the truth.  No on from Bosley & Bratch has done anything to hurt his case nor has Chris or anyone else threatened him.  I hope that to a reasonable reader his statement on their face just don't make sense.  We have have hundreds of veterans get the VA benefits they deserve and is part of our Core Values that we treat ever veteran with respect, especially since I as the owner am a veteran myself.

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