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Christopher Francis Attig

Christopher Francis Attig

also known as Chris Attig

Practice areas:

Military Law, Employment & Labor, State, Local And Municipal Law

About Me

The Attig Law Firm Will Change the Way Veterans experience the VA Claims Process.


 


One way that we will do that is by providing MORE Information, and MORE Power, in MORE Ways to MORE Veterans.


 


Chris's experience with county, state and federal governments taught him to navigate the tangled webs of government bureaucracy and inefficiency on behalf of his clients. As an attorney, Chris served as a Senior Trial Attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel for the I.R.S., where he practiced federal employment law and practiced as an MSPB attorney. He was selected to serve as a student law-clerk to Chief Justice Thomas R. Phillips of the Texas Supreme Court in 2002, and also served as a law clerk with the Harris County Attorney's Office in Houston from 2000-2001.


 


Chris served as a Captain in the United States Army from 1993-2004, at posts across the United States and the Republic of South Korea. He has been awarded the United States Army Commendation Medal, graduated Airborne School, attended Ranger school, and prior to leaving active duty, was invited to attend Special Forces qualification training.


 


Education



  • Licensed to practice law, Texas (2006)

  • Licensed to practice law, Maryland (2003)

  • South Texas College of Law (J.D. 2003)

  • University of Texas School of Law (International Litigation and Foreign Investment Law. 2002)

  • University of Marmara Law School, Istanbul, Turkey (International Labor Law, 2001)

  • University of Scranton, Pennsylvania (B.A., History 1993)


 


Publications 


 


Mr. Attig has authored several articles including:


 



 



Professional Memberships


 


Mr. Attig is a member of:


 



  • U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

  • Accredited by the VA to represent Veterans since 2008

  • Maryland State Bar

  • State Bar of Texas

  • American Bar Association

  • Dallas Bar Association

  • Dallas Trial Lawyer's Association

  • Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association

  • State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Program

  • Dallas Bar Association Lawyer Referral Program

  • Volunteer Attorney, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP)

  • Founder "Law Students against House Bill 4"

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Military Law: 85%
    8 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 10%
    12 years, 200 cases
  3. State, Local And Municipal Law: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-400/hour), Contingent (20-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Pro Bono (15%)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Gregory Michael Rada

    Chris is one of the nation's top VA benefits attorneys, and a veteran himself. I've been fortunate to attend one of his presentations at a National Organization for Veterans Advocates conference, and his knowledge of VA benefits law is top notch.

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    Gregory Rada Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matthew Donovan Hill

    Chris is a great advocate for veterans. He brings passion and fortitude to his representation of veterans through the VA disability process. In the disorientating claims process, Chris is steadfast but also innovative in how he gets his veterans' claims resolved. I would recommend Chris to my family and friends and any veteran looking for the benefits they deserve.

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    Matthew Hill Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Attig Law Firm, PLLC

P.O. Box 7775
San Francisco, CA, 94120

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200605/24/2015
MDActive200307/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2013 Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2013
2012 Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2012
2011 Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Trial AttorneyInternal Revenue Service, General Legal Services2003 - 2006
Student Law ClerkRosch & Ross2002 - 2003
Law ClerkSupreme Court of the State of Texas2002 - 2002
Student Law ClerkHarris County Attorney, Child Protective Service2000 - 2002
CaptainUnited States Army1993 - 2004

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Organization of Veterans' AdvocatesBoard of Directors2015 - Present
Fifth Circuit Court of AppealsN/A2011 - Present
Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans, Dallas ChapterCo-Chair2011 - Present
Veterans Assistance Subcommittee of the Dallas Bar AssociationCo-Chair2009 - 2013
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2009 - Present
National Organization of Veterans AdvocatesSustaining Member2008 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (Texas Chapter)N/A2008 - 2012
United States District Court for the Eastern District of TexasN/A2008 - Present
U.S. Federal Circuit Court of AppealsN/A2007 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans ClaimsN/A2007 - Present
Dallas Volunteer Attorney ProgramN/A2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of TexasN/A2007 - Present
United States Tax CourtN/A2006 - 2010
United States District Court for the Northern District of TexasN/A2006 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Dallas Trial Lawyer's AssociationN/A2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Kirby v. Department of EnergyFederal Employee's 30 day suspension was cancelled
Trussell v. Office of Personnel ManagementMSPB found that client was entitled to AFA
Bordes v. Office of Personnel ManagementIncrease to client's retirement annuity

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College Of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)law2003
University of ScrantonHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
SMU Veterans Law Students Organization5 Tools to Change the Way You Practice Law2015
NOVA Webinar SeriesAdd a Veterans Benefits Practice to your Small Firm or Solo Practice2014
NOVA Spring ConferenceThe Road to Service Connection2014
NOVA Fall 2014 Annual ConferenceBest Practices in Representing Veterans2014
Boots to Heels5 Reasons the VA Keeps Screwing Up Your Claim - and How You Have the Power to Fix It2014
NOVA Spring Conference 2013The Road to Service-Connection2013
NOVA Fall ConferenceUsing the Freedom of Information Act to Get your VA C-File2013
National Organization of Veterans' Advocates Annual ConferenceStarting a Successful VA Legal Practice2012
Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) CLECommon Questions Lawyers Ask About Veteran Benefits Cases2012
American Bar Association, Small and Solo DivisionIntroduction to Veterans Disability Benefits Law2011
The Federal Employee Whistleblower: How to Blow the Whistle for Maximum ImpactFederal Employee Whistleblowing2009
North Dallas Bar Association5 Myths About Representing Veterans2009
Dallas RotaryDrug Testing in the Workplace2007