I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your representation on my appeal. I’m very pleased and satisfied with the results that were achieved on my behalf. I was always kept informed of each step of the appeal. I’m very happy to have been a client of Goodman Allen Donnelly – the best.
Robert S. 1/27/17
I cannot give enough thanks to the Veterans Benefit Group of Goodman Allen Donnelly for helping me get my survivor’s Benefit and Burial Benefit from the Veterans Administration. I had jumped all the hoops through the VA system for over 3 years, and even being denied after my hearing in DC with a DAV representative there. From the beginning the Law Firm was encouraging but also honest in expectations that it might take a couple of years to get a decision, and that that decision could still be adverse. They kept me well informed about all their contacts with the VA. To my surprise I received approval notice from the VA for both benefits in eight months! This decision prevented me from having to file bankruptcy. I will be eternally grateful to the Law Firm for their hard work and for all they do for veterans and their families.
ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS I HAVE EVER MADE
I had several dozen letters from various law firms and attorneys all over the country offering to represent me at the VA. I read them all carefully and selected the top three from the pack. Each of them received a call from me to discuss how they would handle my claim. From those calls I selected GOODMAN, ALLEN & DONNELLY. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Right from the beginning my claim was assigned to a specific VA specialist attorney - Nancy Foti, who has been with me throughout this entire process. She had a "team" of paralegals to assist her. Together they made sure my phone calls and e-mails were answered promptly. They explained the finer points of the VA memos, requests and legal process to me in terms I could understand. I was copied on all of their correspondence with the VA. They handled everything over the years including the several appeals that were necessary. Ultimately they were able to obtain a very satisfactory disability rating for me.
I have been absolutely delighted in my association with Goodman, Allen & Donnelly and would highly recommend them to anyone dealing with the VA on disability claims.
The “appeal” process with the Department of Veterans Affairs for me began March 2010. After almost five and a half years, I was numb with providing “additional information” necessary to keep my appeal active. Already had contacts with other law offices, reportedly experts in processing appeals for veterans, with very limited interest… I was fortunately referred to the firm, Goodman Allen Donnelly. From the very first phone call with Mr. Daniel G. Krasnegor, my spirits were lifted. Mr. Krasnegor, in a phone review, offered to assist my efforts with a difficult appeal. Then, Mr. David Lowenstein called and I forwarded my complete file, with all necessary documents regarding all the declines and appeals. All through the process of Mr. Lowenstein’s efforts, he maintained a positive, but realistic view of how the process was progressing. Sure, there were “denial letters” from the VA, however, Mr. Lowenstein never ‘lost focus’ of continued professional handling all challenges. My experiences with the VA were slow and awkward, in regards to their requests for additional information. Not so, with Mr. Lowenstein and the law firm’s personnel. At no time did I feel ‘lost’ or ‘afraid’, as the staff and Mr. Lowenstein kept the laser focus, solidly on the legal responses over their involvement.
My “good minutes” each day are limited, so I’m very zealous when working on detailed projects, such as my appeal challenges. I found that Mr. Lowenstein was aware of my limitations for lengthy conversations, and he and the staff were always prompt and very client aware, answering all of my questions, and providing sincere attention to my case. Would I recommend Goodman Allen Donnelly? YES! And in closing I would again like to thank Mr. Krasnegor for lending the first “helping hand” with his first telephone conversation, Mr. Lowenstein’s constant keeping my case moving, and the firm’s personnel that did all the legal questions answered and a positive attitude.
I have fought the department of veterans affairs since 1982. I learned of Goodman Allen Donnelly at the US Courts level per Mr. Daniel Krasnegor and I signed this firm to my appeal and I won several years later. They did not give up on my claim and fought hard so I could win and I did. They will fight for the veteran and I'm glad I had them on my side. Thank you so much!!!
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