Knowledgeable Veteran's & Military Benefits Attorney with Military Experience
Lawrence E. Miccolis, P.A. offers a full spectrum of legal services for veterans in Florida, from filing initial claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to appeals. As a retired Marine Corps officer, Mr. Miccolis has walked in the shoes of military professionals, and understands their unique needs and circumstances. For disabled veterans and servicemen and women with limited free time, Mr. Miccolis offers mobile services, meeting with clients at locations convenient to them.
Tampa Attorney Accredited by the Department of Veteran's Affairs
An attorney must be accredited by the Department of Veteran's Affairs in order to assist in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for benefits. After initial accreditation, an attorney must also certify in writing to the VA's Office of the General Counsel that he or she has completed qualifying continuing legal education during the first year following the date of initial accreditation by the VA. The training course covers representation before the VA, claims procedure, basic eligibility for benefits, right to appeal, disability compensation, dependency and indemnity compensation, and pension.
Mr. Miccolis' VA accreditation ensures that he understands how to handle all aspects of veterans and military benefit claims, while his own military experience ensures that he understands the personal concerns of veterans and military families.
Helping Florida Veteran's Understand & Receive Their Benefits
Filing for and receiving veterans benefits can be difficult to do alone. The VA system is complicated and the process, paperwork, and waiting time involved in filing a compensation claim can be frustrating. Mr. Miccolis goes beyond the typical level of service provided by lawyers handling veterans' claims. He helps clients understand benefits and thoroughly explains the process of receiving benefits. With this knowledge, clients can be sure that Mr. Miccolis is doing everything possible to facilitate the claims process.
Assisting Military Families Living in Florida
Mr. Miccolis often talks to military families coming in and out of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area regarding property considerations, such as homestead exemptions and community governance agreements, and assists with other legal issues. In these matters, he works to ensure that military professionals take advantage of all of the government benefits and money-saving opportunities available to them. He also counsels former servicemen and women on the transition to civilian life.
Seek Advice & Counsel from an Accredited Florida Veteran's Benefits Attorney
If you need help receiving veterans benefits, or if you have been stationed in Florida and have a legal concern, please email or call (813) 504-7136, and speak to an attorney who understands your needs. Lawrence E. Miccolis, P.A. also assists veterans in other legal matters, including business law issues, estate planning, and general civil litigation.