CHICAGO, Oct. 9, 2019 — Katrina J. Eagle will receive a 2019 Difference Makers Award at a luncheon during the GPSolo 2019 Solo & Small Firm Summit on Friday, Oct. 18, in Carlsbad, Calif. The Making a Difference through Pro Bono Work Award, presented by the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, honors an attorney, law firm, corporate legal department, government attorney office or institution in the legal profession that has made an outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged.
Eagle represents veterans nationwide in a wide array of issues involving Department of Veterans Affairs benefit entitlements. Her clients are veterans and their family members, and she advocates for them before all 58 VA regional offices, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Eagle has presented oral arguments as veterans’ counsel and amicus curiae in cases at the CAVC. Noteworthy cases include Harvey v. Shinseki, 24 Vet. App. 284 (2011) and Freeman v. Shinseki, 24 Vet. App. 404 (2011). In February 2012, she presented testimony to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in the matter of “Reforming the VA’s Flawed Fiduciary System.” Eagle also has extensive experience training veterans service representatives, attorneys and other veterans’ advocates, and is a frequent speaker before state bar associations, veterans service organizations and at legal seminars.
Eagle received her bachelor’s degree in international affairs from The George Washington University in 1993 and her law degree from George Mason University School of Law in 1999.
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