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Considering hiring an attorney. I've looked through the NOVA list. Not sure exactly where to start. Does it matter if the firm is located near by?

I used an attorney a few states away for my parents Aid and Attendance Pensions. Happy with the results but this firm does not deal with any other veteran's issues.

I thought that as long as the firm was in the same time zone--it would be kosher. Other than that--I understand I need to contact several firms and engage them in conversation, etc. It still feels like I am picking someone out of the hat without someone suggesting a few good firms. I am in Ohio. 10 minutes from Michigan. 50 miles from border of Indiana.

Any one who had a good experience with a particular attorney?

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You don't say if you're headed to the court? I used Chisholm & Chisholm, and Bergmann & Moore. Both won remands. Chisholm took a couple of yrs. Bergmann less than a yr. They need not be in your state, nor in DC. I think I like Bergmann better. Both did their jobs well and won but the evidence was there, which I knew. The VA uses laypersons to decide claims so it's easy to win, at the court. jmo


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  • 3 years later...

I do want to give kudos to my attorney Katrina J. Eagle, esq.

In 2013 preparing for a NOD I searched through hadit.com to inquire about hiring representation. I narrowed the list down and I sent a summary to 3 separate attorneys to garner some input on my appeal. All 3 agreed it was a solid appeal. After much thought I chose Katrina even though we are in different time zones.

She went to bat for me and while preparing the NOD she found an item I hadn't considered as arguable. Appeal took some time however that is a VA system issue not an indicator of the worth of counsel. Decision on appeal favorable. 

Thank you hadit for the quality referral. 

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