Jump to content
Using an Ad Blocker? Consider adding HadIt.com as an exception. Hadit.com is funded through advertising, ad free memberships, contributions and out of pocket. ×

That was really fast(lawyer soliciting me)


Recommended Posts

Recently filed a new appeal and got my docket number at the CAVC two days ago.

Today, I received an unsolicited, thick, package via USPS Express mail from a strange-to-me lawyer interested in representing me at the CAVC.

His firm paid $29.00 postage and change to make sure that he got the first shot to represent me.

That was fast.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Community Admin/Founder

Indeed it was.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderator

Yes, that was quick. Be sure to really vet the law firm to be sure they are what you want and have the experience to do a good job.  Examples: How many "similar" claims like yours have they won? Are they certified to work at the court? Who will handle you case and you want to speak to that lawyer before committing. What is the plan of attach: you in agreement? etc, etc,

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 hours ago, 63Charlie said:

His firm paid $29.00 postage and change to make sure that he got the first shot to represent me.

You know the old business rule, you have to spend money to make money. Since the EAJA pays for most CAVC attorney fees, they are probably willing to spend even more. Just make sure that the are credited and certified to represent you at the CAVC.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Once you do a appeal to cavc there will be a lot of lawyers send info to take your case.

Best to put the lawyer name in the search bar of cavc. This will put up all the case the lawyer has and is handling at the cavc.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Any feedback on attorney Eric Gang?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Maybe you will get Judge Harold Greene of the CAVC court as he was more than fair minded to me in his 2003 decision on my CUE claims I filed in 2000 or 01 representing myself as pro se appellant before the court.

He said my 4th CUE contention was in fact a due process error and ordered a remand back to VARO to adjudicate a TDIU claim for me with an effective date of 95 (?).  I think he is still with the court that now has many more judges than in 2003.  Good luck.

 

Edited by Dustoff 11
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Eric Gang is one of the best attorney's representing veterans. I signed on with his law firm October 2021, I was at 90%. My case closed at the Bva last week, I was awarded 50% for my sleep apnea secondary to my chronic sinusitis.I'm now 100%.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 hours ago, Mex00478 said:

Eric Gang is one of the best attorney's representing veterans. I signed on with his law firm October 2021, I was at 90%. My case closed at the Bva last week, I was awarded 50% for my sleep apnea secondary to my chronic sinusitis.I'm now 100%.

Congrats on the W at the Board, Mex00478.

Thanks for your review of the attorney.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

19 hours ago, Mex00478 said:

Eric Gang is one of the best attorney's representing veterans. I signed on with his law firm October 2021, I was at 90%. My case closed at the Bva last week, I was awarded 50% for my sleep apnea secondary to my chronic sinusitis.I'm now 100%.

Sad you had to go through all of that for sleep apnea secondary to chronic sinusitis.  I didn't have any issues with mine getting granted several years ago. I was service connected for chronic sinusitis and allergic rhinitis and I asked my VA doctor at the time could these be the cause of my sleep apnea. He agreed that it was most likely the cause and I made sure that he put that statement in my medical records.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderator
Posted (edited)

I looked up "Eric Gang" on NOVA (National Association of Veterans Advocates).  NOVA is an attorney/advocate directory of lawyers, and other Veterans advocates who have been Certified to be on NOVA.  

I did not see Eric Gang's name on the NOVA website.  When I recommend law firms for Veterans, I recommend only those attorney's listed on NOVA website, mainly because I see "tried and true names there" of attorneys Im familiar with, such as CCK law, Glover Luck, Attig Steele, and many of the other attorneys frequently mentioned on hadit. 

I have a rule that I GENERALLY DONT let people into my home "that I dont know".  It seems dangerous to my family to allow perfect strangers in my home.  This said, friend of mine sometimes bring their friends and introduce me, and Im ok with that.

  I also do not "go to links" sent by email or text from person or persons unknown to me.  However, "even that" has its drawbacks, because clever hackers steal others mailing lists, and so "it appears" that this link is sent from a friend, when, its from a hacker who hacked someones contact list.   So, if a friend sends me a link, and we had not discussed it, then I call them and say, "gee, did you send me a link".  At least once, the answer was, "heck no", and I thus avoided downloading malware allowing hackers to hack my computer.  

Another resource you can use is to do a cavc search, by attorney. I also searched "Eric Cage" on CAVC cases which did not return any results.  

Now, I admit that, perhaps, Im not the best at seach engines, so suggest you try it for yourself to see if you get results.  

In all fairness to Mr. Gang, I do know that sometimes people use a nickname.  I had a friend who I always knew as "Ricky" but found out his official name was Eric, so something like that could be going on.  

Edited by broncovet
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Community Admin/Founder
On 7/16/2022 at 5:27 PM, Mex00478 said:

Eric Gang is one of the best attorney's representing veterans. I signed on with his law firm October 2021, I was at 90%. My case closed at the Bva last week, I was awarded 50% for my sleep apnea secondary to my chronic sinusitis.I'm now 100%.

This is not an advertisement or endorsement of the named attorney. - Tbird

Link to comment
Share on other sites

After I asked if anyone on the forum had used him, I looked on the CAVC site and did my own case search and typed in the above-styled attorney, Gang, Eric..(last name goes first in the search box).

Looks like I will reach out to him ASAP.

 

In all fairness:

This is not an advertisement or endorsement of the named attorney. 

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

He is also credentialed to practice before the Appeals Court of the Federal Circuit that rules on decisions (sometimes) of the CAVC and also practice before the Appeals Court for the Armed Forces and an accredited representative before the VA.  Congratulates, you may have found a winner.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • veterans-crisis-line.jpg
    The Veterans Crisis Line can help even if you’re not enrolled in VA benefits or health care.

    CHAT NOW

  • question-001.jpeg

    Have Questions? Get Answers.

    Tips on posting on the forums.

    1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery instead of ‘I have a question.
       
    2. Knowledgeable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title.
      I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
       
    3. Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story.
       
      Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph, there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.
     
    Leading too:

    exclamation-point.pngPost straightforward questions and then post background information.
     
    Examples:
     
    • Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
      • Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
    Rephrase the question: I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
     
    • Question B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
      • See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
    Rephrase the question: I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?
     
    This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial of your claim?”
     
    Note:
     
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. This process does not take long.
    • Your first posts on the board may be delayed before they appear as they are reviewed. The review requirement will usually be removed by the 6th post. However, we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview.
    • This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before hitting the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims, and this helps us do that.
  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • VA Watchdog

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines