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Matthew R. Cooper, Attorney at Law

We defend your rights.

We advocate on your behalf during the appellate process, and while we represent you, we will communicate with you to ensure you understand where your case stands. Most importantly, our veterans’ benefit attorneys will ensure you develop the proper evidence to strengthen your veterans’ benefit case and persuasively present that evidence.

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At VA Disability Law Center, our veterans’ rights attorneys handle the following claims:

  • Individual Unemployability (IU)

  • Accrued Benefits

  • Pre-Filing Consultations

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Death Benefits - Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

  • Agent Orange Claims (Vietnam, Thailand, etc.)

  • Vietnam, Blue Water Agent Orange Claims

  • Other Benefits

VA benefit claims must be handled in a specific way in order to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our VA Disability Attorneys have experience with veterans’ benefits and can help you navigate this long and complicated process.

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Our Practice Areas

  • VA Benefit Appeals

    If your claim for VA disability benefits has been denied, your next step should be to hire one of our veterans attorneys. Unlike other law firms, we specialize in VA disability law to help veterans and their families.

  • Independent Medical Exams

    Were you recently denied VA disability benefits due to an unfavorable medical exam? If so, our VA disability lawyers may recommend you get an independent medical exam (IME).

  • Surviving Spouses & Dependents

    If you’re the surviving spouse or dependent of a deceased veteran, you may be eligible for certain VA benefits. We understand that this is a difficult time for you, which is why we do everything we can to help you better understand your next steps.

  • Medical Opinions

    Was your claim for VA disability benefits recently denied? If so, your first call should be to our lawyers for veterans benefits to learn if another medical opinion could help.

  • Other Claim Development

    Was your claim for VA disability benefits wrongly denied? If so, we recommend filing an appeal with the help of one of our veteran disability lawyers. Our VA lawyers can also help if you were given a low disability rating that’s not representative of your service-connected condition.

Navigating the VA

Laws governing VA benefits are becoming increasingly complex and difficult to navigate.

Given the complexity of laws governing VA benefits, it’s important that individuals seeking legal help obtain competent legal representation from an attorney experienced and familiar with VA benefit laws. Our veterans’ rights attorneys fight to ensure veterans and their dependents get the benefits they deserve.

Denied a Claim?

If the VA denied your claim or you are considering filing for VA benefits and would like to know if you’re eligible, a free case evaluation could benefit you.

VA Disability Law Center represents veterans on appeal after the claimant has received a decision letter from the VA. For a free case evaluation by our veterans attorneys or to ask a question, give us a call at (269) 207-4237

Success Stories

"I filed for V.A. Benefits back in 1995 and was denied. I rocked on for 20+ years suffering in pain while working. I called one of the V.A. advocate attorneys I saw on TV and talked to them and at there advise filed another claim. Well this rocked on for about 8 to 10 months and was denied again. I called the same attorney back just for them to tell me they couldn't help me at this time. So I was put in touch with attorney Matt Cooper. He said my case sounded like an open and shut deal to him. Mr. Cooper took the time to listen and file supplemental claims on my behalf. 5 months later, BAM!, I received a letter in the mail telling me I had been awarded 50% disability on some, some, not all but some of the supplemental claims that Mr. Cooper filed on my behalf. Mr. Cooper is still working on my appeal and I am confident in Mr. Cooper and his staff will get me my claim. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone filing an appeal contact Mr. Cooper and his staff. They are professional, courteous and above all caring."

Danny Richards,
New Brockton, Alabama

"I would like to thank you and Mr. Cooper and the staff for helping me with this claim. I had given up on any claim because other lawyers and the County Veteran Officer said they couldn't help me. If there is anything I can do to help my TDIU case just let me know. Again thank you all very much."

Christopher Kiger,
Lexington, North Carolina

We provide legal services for military veterans and their families in all cities throughout the United States.


Matthew R. Cooper


Matt was nationally recognized for a case that he litigated for an Iraq War Veteran from Hartford, Michigan that protected the rights of all personnel serving in the United States Military. Matt effectuated amendments by Congress to the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, protecting the rights of men and women in the United States Armed Forces.


Matt is co-founder of the SCRA Foundation which directly implements the necessary actions for the SCRA to be effective in its mission and purpose of helping our Servicemembers and their families in their role of defending our Nation.
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Matt is founder of the Armed Forces Foundation which directly provides assistance to veterans.
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