Nancy L. Foti*


With over 20 years of experience, Nancy Foti has extensive knowledge of how to successfully represent disabled veterans and their families before the Department of Veterans Affairs and in the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Nancy served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Ronald Holdaway, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Judge from 2000 to 2002, and was employed as a staff attorney with the National Veterans Legal Services Program. Nancy joined the firm’s Veterans Benefits Group in 2004. 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 Virginia and does not represent clients on matters covered by Virginia law. Practice is limited exclusively to Federal matters.

Sustaining member since 2013.



  • Veterans Benefits
  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D. (2000)
  • University of Texas, Arlington, Texas, B.A. (1996)
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Board of Governors, CAVC Bar Association (2008-2011)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association
  • 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)
  • Changing Lanes within the Appeals Modernization Act: Presenter, NOVA Spring Conference (2023)
  • Practicing Veterans Benefit Law : Invited Guest Lecturer, College of William and Mary Law School, Veterans Benefit Clinic (2009)


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