David J. Lowenstein*

Principal

David Lowenstein Veterans Benefits attorney Goodman Allen Donnelly Richmond, VA

Phone

(301) 761-1735 or (877) 838-1010

Fax

(804) 346-5954

Email

dlowenstein@goodmanallen.com

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Mr. Lowenstein joined Goodman Allen Donnelly's Veterans Benefit Practice Group in January 2009 following eight years as an Appellate Attorney in the Office of the VA General Counsel (serving four of those years as a Senior Appellate Attorney) where he represented the Secretary of Veterans Affairs before the U. S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. With extensive experience in the VA adjudicative process, involving all aspects of disability entitlement, Mr. Lowenstein brings a unique understanding and compelling perspective to the representation of Veterans and their families in their disability benefits claims.

* Not licensed to practice law in VA and does not represent clients on matters covered by Virginia law. Practice is limited exclusively to the representation of Veterans in matters before the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Court of Appeals for Veteran's Claims and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Professional Affiliations, Awards and Service

  • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association
  • The Maryland State Bar Association


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Practice Areas
Education
  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., J.D. (2000)
  • Boston University, Boston, Mass., M.A. Sociology, Minor in Statistics (Magna Cum Laude) (1997)
  • Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel (1993-1994)
Admitted to Practice
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Maryland
Reported Cases
  • Jernigan v. Shinseki, 25 Vet.App. 220 (2012)
  • Savage v. Shinseki, 24 Vet.App. 259 (2011)
  • Jackson v. Shinseki, 23 Vet.App. 27 (2009)
  • Turk v. Peake, 21 Vet.App. 565 (2008)
  • Halle v. Nicholson, 20 Vet.App. 237 (2006) (per curiam order)
  • Baldridge v. Nicholson, 19 Vet.App. 227 (2005)
  • Kowalski v. Nicholson, 19 Vet.App. 171 (2005)
  • Lueras v. Principi, 18 Vet.App. 435 (2004)
  • White v. Principi, 17 Vet.App. 301 (2003) (per curiam)
  • Myers v. Principi, 16 Vet.App. 228 (2002)
Publications and Presentations
  • Speaker at Freddie Mac -"Underutilized VA Benefits for Veterans and their Families"(2017) 
  • Common Misunderstandings Regarding Type of Representation - Attorney vs Service Officer, Maryland State Bar Association Bar Bulletin, April 2017
  • Speaker at University of Maryland Law School - “Current Issues in Veterans’ Health and Disability Law” (2016)

  • Guest speaker at Final Salute, Inc. (2015)

  • David J. Lowenstein and Jack Achiezer Guggenheim, Vetting the Appellate Standard of Review: What Was, What Is, and What Should Be The Standard of Review Employed by the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims , 27 Whittier L. Rev. 755 (2006)

  • Practicing Veterans Benefit Law: Invited Guest Lecturer, College of William and Mary Law School, Veterans Benefit Clinic (2009 & 2014)