Representing Only Veterans and Their Families Since 1996
 
The Veterans Law Office
of Katrina J. Eagle


Katrina J. Eagle, Esq.                                                                                                 
Ms. Eagle began assisting military veterans as a legislative analyst on Capitol Hill for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in October 1995. In this capacity, she attended Congressional hearings regarding veterans' issues and prepared corresponding written reports. Ms. Eagle also met with Congressional members and staff to discuss and explain pertinent VFW initiatives. She assisted in drafting veteran-specific research papers as well as VFW representatives' testimonies, speeches, articles, and correspondence. She also coordinated and spearheaded legislative campaigns for VFW's grassroots lobbying network. While working for the VFW, Ms. Eagle began to pursue her law degree in the evening program at The George Mason University School of Law.

In February 1998, she was recruited as Deputy Director for the Veterans Benefits Program of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). As Deputy Director, Ms. Eagle represented VVA member-claimants before the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals and assisted the Director with the training and advising of 300 VVA Service Representatives nationwide. She also represented VVA on numerous veteran-related panels and advisory boards, and drafted veteran-related articles for VVA publication. Ms. Eagle also met and provided claim analyses and consultations to VVA members regarding their VA benefit entitlements and eligibility. In January of 1999, she joined Health Policy Analysts in Washington, DC, where, as an associate analyst, she focused on veterans’ health issues, most notably hepatitis C and diabetes mellitus. This role also helped Ms. Eagle realize that providing legal counsel to veterans appealing their VA benefits claims was her true passion.

Ms. Eagle has presented oral argument as veterans' counsel and amicus curiae in cases at the CAVC. Noteworthy cases include Harvey v. Shinseki, 24 Vet. App. 284 (2011) (sanctioning VA Secretary for failure to handle appeal expeditiously) and Freeman v. Shinseki, 24 Vet. App. 404 (2011) (holding that veteran beneficiaries now have same right to appeal fiduciary appointment as any other VA decision affecting benefits). In February 2012, she presented testimony to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs' Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in the matter of "Reforming the VA's Flawed Fiduciary System."


Ms. Eagle also has extensive experience training veterans’ service representatives, attorneys and other veterans' advocates, and is a frequent speaker before state bar associations, veterans’ service organizations and at legal seminars. Ms. Eagle's dedication to veteran advocacy was also recognized by her colleagues when she was elected as Vice President of NOVA, Inc. (National Organization of Veteran Advocates) from 2007 to 2009, and as NOVA's President from 2009 to 2011. Ms. Eagle is also active in local veteran groups, having co-chaired the Military Law Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association and participates as an active member of the United Veterans Council and the San Diego Veterans Coalition (SDVC). In January 2014, she was elected to SDVC’s Board of Directors.

Ms. Eagle received her B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University in 1993 and her J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law in 1999. She is admitted to practice law in California, Maryland, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.




                                                                   


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