Director – Veterans Law Clinic
J.D., George Washington University
B.S., University of Scranton
Craig Kabatchnick is the Director of the Veterans Law Clinic. He teaches two courses, Veterans Law I and Veterans Law II; and oversees student volunteers working on veterans’ claims at various stages of the claims adjudication process.
Kabatchnick is a native of Washington, D.C. He received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science with honors from the University of Scranton in 1979 and his Juris Doctor from George Washington University School of Law in 1982. Following graduation he joined his father, Neil B. Kabatchnick, a nationally recognized expert in administrative military personnel matters, in his law practice and formed the military personnel and veterans’ affairs law firm Kabatchnick & Kabatchnick.
From 1990 to 1995, he served as Appellate Attorney, Senior Appellate Attorney, and Associate Special Assistant in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of General Counsel, Appellate Litigation Staff Group. He was the first civilian attorney hired outside the VA to represent the Department before the U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals (now the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims). He handled over 300 cases of a medical/legal nature during the initial stages of judicial review of VA rating decisions and the VA claims adjudication process.
In 1995, he moved to Greensboro, N.C. where he practiced military and veterans law with Patton Boggs, L.L.P. From 1998 to 2007, he was of counsel with Everett & Everett Law Firm in Durham, N.C. where he handled cases involving disability compensation and pension rating decisions before the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
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