There are many Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) such as the DAV and VFW among many others, that diligently work disability claims for service members as they leave active duty. They do a fantastic job. VLSN does not need to be in that space and will not be. Where VLSN will assist veterans is in the higher echelon discharge proceedings. As veterans appeal their disability ratings through the disability review process, their success rate becomes more time consuming and tenuous. Mick Wagoner, the Executive Director and Staff Attorney for VLSN was recently accepted into the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He can therefore argue cases up to that level if necessary. As a nonprofit, we can take cases that the local bar cannot for financial reasons and fight for the benefits that our veterans rate.
“Had we not sought out VLSN assistance, it is questionable whether or not our veteran son’s case would have been resolved.USAF Retiree
“It meant a lot knowing that there are people willing to help, and understanding the people in your network have comradely for fellow veterans, it meant a lot more.”SPC, Nebraska Army Natl Guard, OIF 2009-10
"I am writing to recommend Mick Wagoner as your legal representation for any legal matter. He extends himself to many areas of law, however his specialty is working with veterans and their legal matters.”Retired Marine