M-VETS Assists Navy Veteran with Adoption and Expungement

The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) successfully assisted a Navy Veteran with two civil matters in the Loudoun County Circuit Court.  In the first matter, M-VETS represented the Veteran in filing a Petition for Adoption of his nephew who has been residing with the Veteran for several years after his mother was incarcerated … Continue reading “M-VETS Assists Navy Veteran with Adoption and Expungement”

M-VETS Assists Air Force Reservist in Securing Return of Security Deposit

(Pictured: M-VETS Student-Advisor Jonathan Moeller) The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) assisted an Air Force Reservist with securing the return of his $3,300 security deposit wrongfully withheld by his Landlord. After the Reservist was separated from active duty in late 2019, he provided notice to his Landlord of his intent to terminate his … Continue reading “M-VETS Assists Air Force Reservist in Securing Return of Security Deposit”

M-VETS Helps a Survivor of Military Sexual Trauma Clear Erroneous UCMJ Titling Decision

In July 2020, the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) successfully cleared the name of a survivor of military sexual trauma from the Army Crimes Records Center (CRC) database. The survivor is an Army veteran who served on active duty in the 1990s. Two of her fellow soldiers sexually assaulted her while she was … Continue reading “M-VETS Helps a Survivor of Military Sexual Trauma Clear Erroneous UCMJ Titling Decision”

M-VETS Wins $55,000.00 in Disability Compensation for Retired Air Force Veteran

The Antonin Scalia Law School Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) secured Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) disability compensation for a retired U.S. Air Force veteran. M-VETS argued in a brief before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals the veteran was entitled to service connection and disability payments for a condition caused by military service. … Continue reading “M-VETS Wins $55,000.00 in Disability Compensation for Retired Air Force Veteran”

M-VETS Student Advisors Secure Favorable Settlement for Veteran in Landlord/Tenant Matter

(Pictured: Student Advisor Holly Kresge and Student Advisor Corey Pray) In November 2019, the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) successfully negotiated and finalized a settlement on behalf of an Air Force Veteran and his wife in connection with a Tenant’s Assertion claim filed by the couple against their former landlord. Leading up to … Continue reading “M-VETS Student Advisors Secure Favorable Settlement for Veteran in Landlord/Tenant Matter”

M-VETS Prevails for Veteran at the Air Force Discharge Review Board

The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS) successfully argued before the Air Force Discharge Review Board (AFDRB) on behalf of a client seeking to receive a change in the narrative reason for separation on a DD 214. The request, filed in 2018, was unanimously approved by the voting members of the AFDRB. The veteran … Continue reading “M-VETS Prevails for Veteran at the Air Force Discharge Review Board”

M-VETS Finalizes Stepparent Adoption for Army Veteran After Birth Mother Loses Battle with Cancer

(Pictured: Rachel Petrik) The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic assisted an Army Veteran in adopting his two adult stepchildren after their birth mother, the Veteran’s wife, passed away from a long battle with cancer. The Veteran married the girls’ mother in 2009, but several years later was himself diagnosed with a treatable form of … Continue reading “M-VETS Finalizes Stepparent Adoption for Army Veteran After Birth Mother Loses Battle with Cancer”

M-VETS Prevails for Iraq Combat Veteran at Board of Veterans’ Appeals Hearing Securing $22,000 in Reimbursement for Post 9/11 GI Bill Payments

(Pictured: Curt Orshoski) A 2014 claim for Post 9/11 GI Bill (“GI Bill”) benefits was finally granted at the 100% payment rate after nearly five years of litigation with the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). M-VETS successfully argued at a personal appearance hearing before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) in D.C. for its client … Continue reading “M-VETS Prevails for Iraq Combat Veteran at Board of Veterans’ Appeals Hearing Securing $22,000 in Reimbursement for Post 9/11 GI Bill Payments”

M-VETS Provides Support to Legal Services of Northern Virginia for Freedom Day USA Celebration in Alexandria

(Pictured: M-VETS Student-Advisor Josh Morrow (left) and LSNV Paralegal Richard Lane (right)) The Antonin Scalia Law School Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) provided support to Legal Services of Northern Virginia (“LSNV”) during this year’s Freedom Day USA celebration. Dr. Kathleen Mullaney hosted the Freedom Day USA celebration at her dental office located in … Continue reading “M-VETS Provides Support to Legal Services of Northern Virginia for Freedom Day USA Celebration in Alexandria”

A new American LEGION post will offer legal assistance for veterans with counselors from Mason’s law school

Local American Legion posts hopeful new law will boost membership ranks BRIAN TROMPETER, Sun Gazette Newspapers American Legion posts nationwide, including Post 180 in Vienna, will have the opportunity to gain more members because of a newly passed federal law. (Photo by Brian Trompeter) American Legion leaders are upbeat following President Trump’s signing July 30 … Continue reading “A new American LEGION post will offer legal assistance for veterans with counselors from Mason’s law school”