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ADVOCATE is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides free legal representation to disabled U.S. Veterans. We fight to win maximum benefits for the Veteran's total disability claim, from the earliest possible effective date. Founded by Falen M. LaPonzina, a civil litigator passionate about Veteran Advocacy, ADVOCATE is now a team of experienced litigators and medical professionals, dedicated to lending their expertise to Veterans.

ADVOCATE attorneys are skilled in appellate advocacy, have extensive knowledge of Veteran disability law, and are passionate about supporting our nations' Veterans. We are equipped to handle appeals at any Regional Office (RO), the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (US CAVC), and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (US CAFC).

ADVOCATE is headquartered in Washington, D.C., but can represent Veterans located anywhere in the country.
Position Organization Location Duration
Founding AttorneyADVOCATE Nonprofit OrganizationNationwide01/2016-Present
Principal AttorneyLaponzina Law, P.C.Washington, D.C.10/2010-Present
State InvestigatorFlorida Department of Business and Professional RegulationOrlando, Florida2005-2006
School Degree Major Graduation
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern UniversityJ.D. Law School2009  
University of Central FloridaB.A.Pre Law2005
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit2022
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims2016
U.S. District Court for District of Columbia2012
U.S. District Court for State of Maryland2012
District of Columbia2011
Maryland2010
  • Benevole, Inc., 2011-Present Compliance Chair and Board Member
    Chesapeake and Potomac Softball League, 2010–2012 Coach and Board Member
    Maryland State Bar Association, Attorney Member
    Dale Carnegie’s Effective Communication & Human Relations 12 Week Course, 2009 Graduate
    Accredited with the Department of Veteran Affairs
    Federal Bar
  • Chesapeake and Potomac Softball League: Recognition of Service to League Award
  • Welcome to Airport Security. A "Wizard" Will Be With You Shortly to Engage in Racial Profiling and Violate Your Privacy.
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Falen is the founding attorney of ADVOCATE, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, that provides pro bono legal representation to disabled Veterans seeking to service connect disabilities, increase ratings, pursue earlier effective dates, and appeal educational benefits and pension denials at the VA, US CAVC, and Federal Circuit.

Fee: ADVOCATE does not charge fees to Veterans or their families Legal representation is done on a pro bono basis.

Service Type: Private

Language: English

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Falen M. LaPonzina
1629 K Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
38.9027809,-77.0378861

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