Veterans Law Group is committed to helping wounded warriors like you.
Veterans disability law is all that we do. VLG represents disabled veterans and their families in obtaining the maximum level of benefits in every possible way.
Since 1996, we have fought and won thousands of claims for wounded warriors with physical and psychological disabilities, some of which have helped set new precedents for veterans disability benefits and claims.
And because we focus only on VA disability cases, you get peace of mind in knowing we’re always up to date on the law and the everyday practice of the VA.
Meet the Team
The Veterans Law Group is one of the most respected advocates for disabled veterans within the legal community. As a team, we’re committed to obtaining the maximum level of benefits for our clients in every possible way.
Whether you’re just beginning the appeals process or you’re ready to fight the system, you can get the legal representation you need from a team of qualified and experienced veterans disability lawyers.
Want to learn more? Check out our team profiles and get to know us.
Your Attorneys and Staff
Mark Lippman has been practicing law for nearly 30 years. Since 1996, he has been representing disabled veterans in their appeals for VA disability. As a widely respected advocate for our nation’s disabled veterans, he has helped thousands of veterans with claims originating from peacetime and wartime injuries, including both physical and psychological disabilities. With his broad appellate experience, Mark has helped clients fight back and achieve the best possible result for their claims. He has represented cases at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and other federal appellate courts throughout the United States.
Amanda Mineer is an attorney with over ten years of experience practicing law. Since joining the Veteran’s Law Group in 2013, Amanda has helped us to strengthen our ability to serve veterans, giving them the support they need through difficult claims processes. Her compassion for veterans, along with her ability to translate legal jargon into easy-to-understand language, allows her to help you as our client, get the benefits you deserve.
Laura Pflugfelder is a VA-accredited attorney who represents veterans in all phases of their disability appeals. She leads hearings before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) in Washington D.C., and with Decision Review Officers (DRO) at the Regional Office, and she is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. She has participated in hundreds of veterans’ cases to date and stays on top of the VA’s latest developments through participation in organizations such as the National Organization for Veterans Advocates (NOVA).
Paralegal, US Air Force Veteran
Star Brewer is a U.S. Air Force veteran who completed the University of San Diego Paralegal Program and joined our team in December 2015 as a Veterans Law Paralegal. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from American Military University and is pursuing a Master’s Degree from National University, both in forensics.
Paralegal, US Air Force Reserves Veteran
Steve Vasquez joined us as a Veterans Law Paralegal in November 2015 after earning his paralegal certificate from the University of San Diego. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio and in Communications from the University of North Texas.
Paralegal, US Navy Veteran
Edward Barick joined us in October 2015 as a paralegal. Mr. Barick graduated from the University of San Diego Paralegal Program in September 2015. He also holds a Bachelor’s in Business with an Emphasis in Marketing.
Violet is a third generation veteran who served in the 1991 Gulf War with the 129th Evacuation hospital and is a proud member of VFW Post 3783. Before joining the firm in 2017, Violet spent twenty five years at Palomar Health Center first as a phlebotomist and eventually working her way up to Administration where she supported multiple Directors and departments. Violet also supervised a team of nursing students while steering education and training efforts as the Communication Champion for the move into the new $1 Billion Palomar Medical Center built in North County.
File Clerk/Admin Assistant
Kris DeRobertis joined Veterans Law Group in September 2016. Her focus is administration, keeping client information and files up to date for the attorneys and paralegals. She thrives behind the scenes, helping the team be a voice for disabled veterans. Her family has served our great nation for generations.