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Javier Enrique Rivera

Military law Attorney at Tampa, FL

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also known as Javier Rivera Chaparro, Javier Rivera

  • State Years
    Puerto Rico - PR 7 years
    Texas - TX 1 year
    Utah - UT 1 year
    New Hampshire - NH 2 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State PR
    Acquired 2017
    Active Attorney No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State TX
    Acquired 2022
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State UT
    Acquired 2022
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2021
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Javier

Learn Javier’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Military law
    I assist veterans pursuing disability compensation from the VA.

    6 years, 800 cases

  2. General practice
    In all matters of Civil Litigation and Misdemeanors.

    3 years, 40 cases

  3. Government
    Represented the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in all matters of civil litigation.

    3 years, 70 cases

Javier E. Rivera is currently employed as Chief Legal Counsel at Veteran Legal, LLC. Attorney Rivera represents veterans through every step of the disability compensation appeal before the Board of Veterans' Appeals and United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in Washington, D.C. This includes evidence development, record research, producing legal arguments, and representation at formal hearings. His practice is nationwide and he is fully accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Veteran Legal, LLC
100 S. Ashley Drive
Suite 600
Tampa, FL, 33602

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  • Contingency 20%-30%
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Chief Legal Counsel
  • Veteran Legal, LLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Rob Levine & Associates
  • 2022 - 2022
  • Trial Attorney
  • Department of Justice, State of Puerto Rico
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Veteran Claims Law Firm, LLC.
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Private Practice
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Puerto Rico House of Representatives
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Legal Intern
  • University of Puerto Rico School of Law - Mediation Clinic
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Sociedad para Asistencia Legal de Puerto Rico (SAL)
  • 2013 - 2015
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  • University of Puerto Rico School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
  • 2013

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 22-7406, Lester L. Howard v. Denis McDonough
  • Win - Remanded back to lower appellate court for readjudication.
  • 22-6652, Thomas L. Betts v. Denis McDonough
  • Win - Remanded back to lower appellate court for readjudication.
  • 22-3585, Dawson White v. Denis McDonough
  • Win - Remanded back to lower appellate court for readjudication.
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  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2020 - Present
  • Puerto Rico Bar Association
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2017 - Present
  • Puerto Rico Supreme Court Alternate Dispute Resolution Methods Bureau
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Organization of Veterans' Advocates
  • Past Member
  • 2019 - 2020
  • AyudaLey (formerly "Abogados para Amigos")
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Past Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology
  • Past Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • AEPSIC - The Association of Psychology Students
  • Past Member
  • 2008 - 2013
  • SHPE, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers [Region 4]
  • Past Member
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's List
  • University of Puerto Rico School of Law
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Pro Bono Society - Puerto Rico
  • 2015
  • Puerto Rico Scholarship (Full Merit-Based Award)
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • 2013
  • National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant
  • Department of Education
  • 2010
  • Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)
  • Department of Education
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
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Military law Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I recently began working with Javier and have been impressed by his friendly attitude and care for his clients. He has years of experience in veterans law and has jumped right in, conducting research to help more of our clients get the benefits that they deserve."
Military law Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Javier is an amazing advocate for veterans. He possesses great knowledge and understanding of the laws and regulations surrounding VA benefits. He genuinely cares for his clients and spends time ensuring they understand the complicated procedures of the VA system. He goes above and beyond to represent his clients and I highly recommend him to any veteran looking for assistance with their VA claims."
Military law Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Javier’s passion for helping veterans, along with his extensive knowledge of VA disability law, makes him an incredible advocate for his clients. Any client represented by Javier can take comfort knowing they are in great hands. I highly recommend him."
Military law Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Rivera is an exceptional advocate for disabled veterans in need of VA disability compensation. With years of experience, he knows exactly how to navigate VA's convoluted bureaucratic system to maximize a veteran's entitlement to benefits. I strongly recommend his services for anyone in need of a passionate, highly-competent advocate."
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Tampa Military law Lawyer Javier Enrique Rivera
Javier Enrique Rivera
Military law Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 7 years