• MICHELLE BRADY joined National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc. .

    I am a transitioning Army officer and current law student. I served for 12 years, six of which were overseas, as an attack helicopter commander. 

     September 19, 2020
  • Jami Worley joined National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc. .
     September 18, 2020
  • Thomas Faragoi joined National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc. .

     Tom Faragoi is an associate attorney with the firm’s Veterans Benefits Group. As a Veteran himself, Tom is a dedicated and experienced advocate for Disabled Veterans.

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     Tom Faragoi is an associate attorney with the firm’s Veterans Benefits Group. As a Veteran himself, Tom is a dedicated and experienced advocate for Disabled Veterans.

    Tom has extensive experience in Veterans law and disability benefits. While on active duty in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, Tom served as a Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) Counsel with the Office of Soldiers’ Counsel (OSC) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State. He represented over 500 Soldiers in their disability evaluation system cases related to fitness to continue military service, eligibility for disability compensation, disability codes and percentage rating, disposition, and whether or not the injury or illness is combat-related. After leaving active duty, Tom represented wounded, ill and injured Soldiers at Fort Carson, Colorado. There, he served as a Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) Counsel, assisting over 2,500 Soldiers in their pursuit of VA compensation for service connected disabilities. 

    Tom is a member of the Illinois State Bar. He graduated from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, and also holds an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Health Law and Policy from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago.

     

     

     September 10, 2020
  • Tamara Fales joined National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc. .
     September 08, 2020
  • Stacie Lemick posted an article
    Early Bird Registration rates end TODAY, 9/4! see more

    The conference includes a one-day Fundamental Session scheduled for Wednesday, October 21, 2020. The General Session, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, October 22 and 23, 2020, is filled with a wide array of interesting and informative topics and presenters.

    To register and view the conference agenda, please click HERE.

  • Stacie Lemick posted an article
    Nominations for NOVA Fall 2020 Election see more

    To All Sustaining Members:

    In accordance with the By-laws, by majority vote of the Board, the following three candidates were selected to appear on the ballot at the Annual Meeting this Fall for election to NOVA's Board of Directors:

    For the three (3) year term (2021-2023):

    Chris Attig
    Art Gage
    Matt Hill

    Any other sustaining NOVA member in good standing for the preceding five years may also be nominated for the Board and appear on the ballot. Such candidates must submit a nomination petition endorsed by at least 10 sustaining members in good standing. All such petitions and endorsements must be sent to the Secretary at the address below and must be received no later than September 23, 2020.

    Any sustaining member in good standing who will not be attending the annual meeting may request an absentee ballot. Completed absentee ballots must be received no later than October 18, 2020.

    Requests for absentee ballots may be directed to the Executive Director, Diane Boyd Rauber, at
     drauber@vetadvocates.org before October 3, 2020.

    Nominations, candidate’s statements, or questions, may be directed to the Secretary, Christine Clemens, at
     cclemens@cck-law.com.

    Completed absentee ballots must be received no later than October 18, 2020. They should be sent by email to cclemens@cck-law.com.

  • Craig Allen joined National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc. .

    Judson Falknor Professor of Law, University of Washington

     September 02, 2020
  • Nathan Lawrence joined National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc. .
     September 01, 2020
  • Steven Krupa joined National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc. .

    After 26 years of private practice and government/military work, I am excited to have begun working for the Northwest Justice Project (NJP) a non-profit law firm dedicated to achieving civil justice for low-income clients and communities throughout the State of Washington. My practice will...

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    After 26 years of private practice and government/military work, I am excited to have begun working for the Northwest Justice Project (NJP) a non-profit law firm dedicated to achieving civil justice for low-income clients and communities throughout the State of Washington. My practice will primarily focus on assisting the Veteran's Community.

    Previously, I was the co-founder of the Law Offices of Krupa & Clark in Tacoma, Washington where I had a very active and successful trial practice in Federal, State, and Military Courts.

    I enjoyed my time as a private practitioner but I felt that it was a time for a change. I wanted to continue to serve the public and especially Veterans and I was humbled and thankful that NJP has given me that opportunity. Those of you in the local Military and Veterans community can please feel free to reach out to me to see if I can help your referrals.

     August 31, 2020
  • Matt Woods joined National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc. .
     August 31, 2020
  • JOE KOBS joined National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc. .
     August 31, 2020
  • WENDY SCHIEKE joined National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc. .
     August 29, 2020
  • Shalondra Pickford joined National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc. .
     August 28, 2020
  • Rachel Baird joined National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc. .
     August 27, 2020
  • Anne Linscott joined National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc. .
     August 25, 2020
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