Attorney Mark D. Matthews, Esq.
Representing Appellants at the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Mark Matthews is a veteran of 12 years in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer in the Field Artillery and U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. After serving three years in the Field Artillery, he was selected to attend law school on active duty under the Funded Legal Education Program. After graduating from the College of William & Mary School of Law, he served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps at Fort Polk, Louisiana as a trial counsel and Joint Readiness Training Center observer/controller, and at Fort Eustis, Virginia as a Senior Defense Counsel and Deputy Staff Judge Advocate.
Mr. Matthews was an adjunct professor of law at the College of William & Mary School of Law for several years, teaching courses on veterans benefits in the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic (of which he was a co-founder), as well as teaching courses on trial advocacy, electronic discovery, and internet law. During his time as a co-managing attorney in the Veterans Benefits Clinic, the Clinic was awarded the Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award by the Virginia State Bar. Currently Mr. Matthews is an adjunct professor of law at Stetson University College of Law’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic, where he teaches a course each semester on advocacy at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Mr. Matthews is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the US. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the Supreme Court of Virginia. He is admitted to practice in Virginia and limits his current practice to appearing before the Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Pursuing your appeal at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims can be complex and intimidating. By submitting an appeal with the Court, you can challenge a decision issued by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA). All final BVA rulings are subject to appeal at the Court, a federal appellate court with judges chosen by the President of the United States.
There are many different reasons why an appeal at the Court can be successful. Perhaps the Board of Veterans’ Appeals failed to consider evidence favorable to your claim, relied upon an inadequate or erroneous VA examination and medical opinion, or failed to properly request your service treatment records, service personnel records, or medical records maintained by a military medical facility or hospital. Mark understands that the goal is to identify prejudicial errors in the Board’s decision that can lead to either a remand of your claim back to the Board with specific instructions on how to re-adjudicate your claim or (much more rarely) to a reversal of the Board’s decision.
Mark understands how to clearly and concisely explain the Court process, what constitutes success in your case at the Court, and how to prevail at the Court.
Attorney Mark Matthews can assist with appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims if an attorney requires additional assistance. Navigating these cases alone can be relatively time consuming, so we recommend you reach out to Mr. Matthews for a case review. Thanks to his years of experience and expertise, he is qualified to provide assistance on many types of matters at the Courtof Appeals for Veterans Claims.
As a skilled and qualified co-counsel, Mark is delighted to represent your clients at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims nationwide. Whether you need a second lawyer to assist with your case or you wish to refer your client out so you can focus on your advocacy at the VA Regional Offices and Board of Veterans’ Appeals, Mark can assist you in representing your clients in the appeal process at the Court. If you are considering co-counsel, choose one who has a track record of advocacy that increases your chances of success.
Understanding the unique dynamics of the co-counsel relationship, Mark is committed to providing the support needed during your clients’ appeal at the U.S Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
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