Nancy L. Foti*


Nancy Foti Veterans Benefits attorney Goodman Allen Donnelly Norfolk, VA


(757) 625-1400


(877) 838-1010


(804) 346-5954


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Since graduating from Brigham Young University Law School in 2000, Nancy Foti has devoted her legal career to veterans’ benefits law. She began by serving as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Ronald Holdaway, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Judge, from 2000 to 2002. From 2002 to 2004 she was employed as a staff attorney with the National Veterans Legal Services Program. Nancy joined the firm’s Veterans Benefits Group in 2004, and is a frequent speaker on veterans’ benefits. She has helped veterans and their dependents in hundreds of appeals before VA, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Nancy has experience with issues involving female veterans, and is fluent in Spanish.

* 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

  • Board of Governors, CAVC Bar Association (2008)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association

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Practice Areas
  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D. (2000)
  • University of Texas, Arlington, Texas, B.A. (1996)
Admitted to Practice
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Reported Cases
  • Troph v. Nicholson, 20 Vet.App. 317 (2006)
  • Zuberi v. Nicholson, 19 Vet.App. 541 (2006)
  • Apodackis v. Nicholson, 19 Vet.App. 91 (2005)
  • Wilson v. Principi, 391 F.3d 1203 (2004)
  • Gutierrez v. Principi, 19 Vet.App. 1 (2004)
  • Evington v. Principi, 18 Vet.App. 331 (2004)
  • Pentecost v. Principi, 17 Vet.App. 257 (2003)
  • Apodackis v. Nicholson, No. 03-1400(E), 2005 U. S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 96 (U.S. App.Vet.Cl., 2005)
Publications and Presentations
  • Practicing Veterans Benefit Law : Invited Guest Lecturer, College of William and Mary Law School, Veterans Benefit Clinic (2009)