Veterans Receive Star Treatment from Local Law Firm
Newburgh, NY - The attorneys and staff at Finkelstein & Partners, one of New York States' largest personal injury law firms, have been busy this winter showing their support for the veterans throughout New York State and beyond.
Partner and veterans' law advocate Nancy Morgan, Director of the firm’s dedicated Veterans Services Group, recently shared her expertise with veterans at Albany Law School as part of their Veterans' Pro Bono Group event which enabled veterans to obtain free legal advice from experienced attorneys. Morgan, who has more than 25 years experience in veterans' law, provided free legal consultation to veterans on a variety of matters including how to file a claim, obtain spousal support from the VA in the event of the veteran's death, arrange equitable distribution of benefits following divorce, as well as how to appeal a VA decision, get an increased rating for an injury, and obtain treatment and benefits for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
"Participation in the veterans' pro bono clinic, allows us to provide important and often much-needed guidance to our veterans and get them headed in the right direction and in touch with the programs and services they need. It's also a way for us to express our thanks for their service," said Morgan, whose husband, a retired Army officer, is a disabled veteran.
This winter, the Finkelstein & Partners' team participated in two drives to collect supplies for veterans at local VA homes. The staff generously donated basic toiletry supplies, including items such as shampoo, soap, razors, and shaving cream, to the veterans living at Castle Point in Dutchess County. Warm winter gear, including scarves, sweaters, hats, and gloves, were collected and donated to the veterans residing at the VA's Montrose campus in Putnam County.
"Our F&P team recognizes the contributions and sacrifices our veterans have made on behalf of our nation," said Andrew G. Finkelstein, managing partner. "I'm very proud of the generous donations they have made to give back to those veterans who are no longer able to live at home."
Finkelstein & Partners' employees also participated in Operation: Gratitude, a non-profit organization that sends care packages and letters of appreciation to active duty troops deployed overseas, families who are waiting for loved ones to return home, veterans in hospitals and homeless shelters, and wounded warriors.
Encouraging employees to take time to get involved with Operation: Gratitude, the firm's Human Resources Director, Dr. Carl Gold, a veteran of the U.S. Army, remarked, "I remember when I was on active duty how excited I got when I received mail. It was before e-mail, texts, and cell phones, so getting mail was the only way to maintain the connection with loved ones and friends back home. Our VSG group would like to ask everyone to help bring that same good feeling of receiving mail and saying thank you to our veterans."
Finkelstein & Partners' Veterans Services Group (VSG) is dedicated to ensuring our nation's veterans receive the benefits they have earned and deserve. Comprised of a team of veterans advocates which includes accredited attorneys, many of whom are veterans themselves, the VSG represents veterans seeking VA benefits for current medical conditions caused by their military service.
The firm handles VA service-connection claims related to combat wounds, PTSD, TBI, toxin (such as Agent Orange) and environmental exposures, and other service-related medical problems. Finkelstein & Partners is able to handle all of a veteran's legal needs, including estate work and Social Security disability claims. Veteran discounts are available for wills and estate planning. To learn more, visit the website or call 1-800-LAW-AMPM (1-800-526-2676).