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Christopher Francis Attig

Military law Attorney at Little Rock, AR

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also known as Chris Attig


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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Military law
    74%
    Attorney Chris Attig assists Military Veterans nationwide in their appeals of claims denied by VA Regional Offices nationwide and to the Board of Veterans Appeals

    16 years, 500 cases

  2. Appeals
    24%
    I represent Veterans before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

    50 cases

  3. Employment and labor
    1%
    I no longer accept Employment law cases.

  4. State, local, and municipal law
    1%
    I no longer accept municipal cases.

Attig | Steel represents veterans appealing decisions of the Board of Veterans Appeals to the Court of Appeals of Veterans Claims, and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

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)

 

  Professional Memberships

 

Mr. Attig is a member of:

  • U.S. Supreme Court (pending, June 2017)
  • U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (since 2007)
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (inactive since 2016)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims (since 2007)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • Accredited by the VA to represent Veterans since 2008
  • Maryland State Bar
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Board of Directors, National Organization of Veterans Advocates
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Trial Lawyer's Association
  • Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce
  • Volunteer Attorney, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP)
  • Founder "Law Students against House Bill 4"

Photos and videos

Licensed for 19 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/19/2022
State TX
Status MCLE Non-Practicing
Acquired 2006
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Christopher

Attig | Steel, PLLC
P.O. Box 250724
Little Rock, AR, 72225

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Vonnie | July 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Vets wife.
I fought the VA system for 10 years. When Ron filed for his benefits he didn't doubt the VA, he had no idea the ride I was in for after his death. He lived long enough to receive two expedited denials. Before he died during his last rounds of chemo, he would ask me if we could afford an ice cream cone from McDonalds. This man whom i loved with all my heart knew i counted change for his ice cream. As all who watch their loved one give up their fight. This was my hell. I continued what he had started. Fighting the VA. In desperation I called Chris Attic law firm. I've had lawyers who actually laughed and said lots of luck with your case. No one can win with the VA. Chris and Jennifer were my angels, they weren't on my Shoulder, they took my hand and led the way. They won our case. To Chris, this is a personal journey,..he wants justice to be fair... Thank you so much,,,,all at Attig Steel. Jennifer i love your heart...... He wants
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Posted by USMC Jerry | December 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Chris took my VA claim in April 2019 I got my c- file August 2019, had my claim awarded in my favor December 2019. This atty did more in 8 months than any VSO did in the last 7 years. I have been trying to get my claim approved since 1983. I recommend Chris Attig Atty at law to all Veterans that are tired of waiting.
Posted by Reyes | January 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Like many people before me, as soon as I found out I would need legal representation for my case with the VA, I dreaded the idea of dealing with a lawyer. I had never had a satisfying interaction with a lawyer in my life until I spoke with Chris. Over the course of a year he represented me with class and dignity. Neither he or Jennifer Steel ever made feel like a case or a number. They were always friendly and attentive. I always got my questions answered in a timely manner. I can’t say enough great things about them and the work that they do. We did end up with the result that we wanted, but, even if we hadn’t, I would still recommend them.
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2009
Discrimination and MSPB case
Mr. Attig is a true professinal at what he does. He is straight forward with you. You can count on he to get the job done. He is trustworthy,responsive,and knowedgable at what he does. He thinks of you and his case before hisself. Trust me you can not go wrong in having Mr. Attig represent you.
Posted by John | July 30, 2008
TRUST him! He is the one you want!
He fights his all for you! We called Chris and sent him information about our case. He called us back and asked us some questions and then took our case. TRUST him ! He knows what to do. YES, he won the case for us. He is easy to talk to and has a desire to win for the client. He is resourceful, knowledgeable about the law, and when it comes time for court he is the most prepared. He does not miss deadlines. He is amazing! I am still pursuing additional legal avenues with him on related matters to my case. JK
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2008
Client Review
Chris Attig represented me in a federal employment matter that was bordering a mixed case. After the first assessment with Chris I was confident in his abilities to represent me is such a matter. He was honest and provided me after his review with several courses of action. He continued to keep me informed at each phase and the status of the MSPB case. He made sure that I understood the process and procedures and gave me ideas of expectation. His dedication surpassed by expectations. Needless to say we won the case. I would recommend him to others without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2008
Client Review
Chris is an honest and dedicated attorney. He represented me in a Federal employment issue and was able to save my job. He is upfront, tells it like it is and let's you decide whether to go forward or not. I tend to worry a lot about what to expect, what will be happening, what questions will be asked, etc. and found myself sometimes a bit frustrated when I felt my numerous questions were not being answered. However, the day before my hearing, I met with Chris, who patiently explained EVERYTHING to me from start to finish, answered every question I had, encouraged me to make my own personal statement, and did his best to reduce my anxieties as much as possible. He stayed up for hours fine tuning everything and I honestly believe that I would not have my job today if it had not been for Chris.
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Posted by john | June 24, 2008
retired federal government employee
Hiring Mr. Attig was one of the best decissions I have ever made. Went way beyond my expetations. Not to mention he won my case!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-400 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
  • Pro bono 15 %
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Internal Revenue Service, General Legal Services
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Student Law Clerk
  • Rosch & Ross
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • Supreme Court of the State of Texas
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Student Law Clerk
  • Harris County Attorney, Child Protective Service
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Captain
  • United States Army
  • 1993 - 2004
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Education

  • South Texas College Of Law
  • law
  • 2003
  • University of Scranton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • L v VA (Waco RO)
  • Grant of DIC and past-due benefits
  • T v VA (Waco RO)
  • Service connection granted, past-due benefits paid
  • V v VA (Waco RO)
  • Grant of service connection, past-due benefits
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Associations

  • National Organization of Veterans' Advocates
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans, Dallas Chapter
  • Co-Chair
  • 2011 - Present
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Organization of Veterans Advocates
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • 2007 - Present
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • 2007 - Present
  • U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 2007 - Present
  • Dallas Trial Lawyer's Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • Veterans Assistance Subcommittee of the Dallas Bar Association
  • Co-Chair
  • 2009 - 2013
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Texas Chapter)
  • 2008 - 2012
  • United States Tax Court
  • 2006 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 2012 Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • 2011 Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • SMU Veterans Law Students Organization
  • 5 Tools to Change the Way You Practice Law
  • 2015
  • NOVA Spring Conference
  • The Road to Service Connection
  • 2014
  • Boots to Heels
  • 5 Reasons the VA Keeps Screwing Up Your Claim - and How You Have the Power to Fix It
  • 2014
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) CLE
  • Common Questions Lawyers Ask About Veteran Benefits Cases
  • 2012
  • American Bar Association, Small and Solo Division
  • Introduction to Veterans Disability Benefits Law
  • 2011
  • North Dallas Bar Association
  • 5 Myths About Representing Veterans
  • 2009
  • Dallas Rotary
  • Drug Testing in the Workplace
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (13)
Endorse Christopher
Military law Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Military law Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Military law Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Military law Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a strong advocate for his clients. His compassion combined with his knowledge of the law, allows him to obtain amazing results for his clients. I would happily refer clients to Chris."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a great attorney and great person. Not only does he sincerely care about his clients he is generous with his time and shares his knowledge and expertise with other attorneys in his field. He subscribes to the philosophy that if you do good for others it will come back to you in a positive fashion. I cannot say enough good things about him!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a personable and well-experienced litigator. Not only would I refer clients to Chris, I would hire him to represent me if the need ever arose."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Attig is a competent attorney and true advocate for his clients. He will go the extra yard for his clients and keep them informed during the entire process. Anyone with a military or federal employment/labor claim should contact him immediately. He has a nationwide practice and can represent individuals througout the United States."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have sent him several clients, and they have all very pleased with his work. I believe that Chris Attig is an attorney of the highest integrity, work ethic, and professional knowledge. I would send him anyone who had an employment law issue."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of meeting with Chris Attig in person several times, and of corresponding with him many more times. I have referred potential clients to him because I consider him to be an expert in the fields of employment law and veterans benefits law. Chris is thorough and detail-oriented, as is appropriate for a former Army officer and government lawyer. I endorse Chris Attig without reservation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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