Helping Veterans With Disability Claims


Experienced and forward-thinking, Chuck provides individual and thorough attention to each case. He is so meticulous in his approach to each case that a colleague once compared him to a maker of fine watches. Chuck is proud of being recognized as an attorney with great attention to detail. 

Martindale-Hubbell is the legal profession’s leading rating agency. Chuck has long held Martindale-Hubbell’s  highest rating of A-V, preeminent attorney. He has also been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer continuously since 2006.

Experience

Chuck graduated from West Point and received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. During 11 years of active duty, he served in a wide variety of assignments. First, he graduated from Airborne and Ranger schools. Following that, he served as a platoon leader and battery commander of a Nike Hercules site in Alaska, where he became a private pilot. Next, Chuck was assigned to the Special Forces school at Fort Bragg, followed by a tour as a combat infantry officer in RVN.

Chuck returned from RVN to attend law school at the College of William & Mary. After graduation he attended the JAGC school in preparation for a two year assignment as a legal officer for the US Army Japan.

When the Army reactivated the 1/75th Ranger Battalion at Fort Stewart, as one of the few Airborne Ranger lawyers serving on active duty, Chuck was assigned to the Fort Stewart JAG office. In that role, he was promoted to Major.

After resigning his commission, Chuck worked as a trial attorney for two large law firms in Philadelphia. After becoming a partner in the second of those firms, Chuck started his own practice. In that practice he has handled many kinds of cases, including personal injury claims, workers’ compensation, social security and veterans claims. Since 2008 he has been an accredited VA claims attorney.

Chuck limits the new cases he takes to cases where the VA has denied a veteran’s compensation claim.

Education

  • United States Military Academy at West Point (B.S. Engineering)
  • College of William & Mary Law School (J.D.)
  • JAGC Legal Education, Army JAGC School
  • US Army JAGC Career Course
  • Villanova University Law School (LL.M.)

Military Experience

  • Nike Hercules Platoon Leader and Battery Commander
    (Site Summit Alaska for and interesting view see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zDvdveARDE
  • Combat Infantry Officer RVN
  • Legal Officer (JAGC) US Army Japan
  • Legal Officer 24th Infantry Division, 1/75th Ranger Bn, Ft. Stewart, GA
  • JAGC Reservist
  • Airborne Ranger

Civilian Legal Experience

  • Commercial trial attorney
  • Plaintiffs’ personal injury trial attorney
  • Social Security Disability claims attorney
  • Workers’ Compensation trial attorney

Professional Memberships and Admissions to Practice

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • VA Certified Attorney
  • National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Delaware County Bar Association

Associations

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