Mark R. Lippman
Founder & Lead Attorney
Mark R. Lippman has practiced law for over 30 years. Since 1996, he has exclusively represented disabled veterans in their appeals for VA disability compensation.
Amanda L. Mineer
Managing Attorney & Host of The Veterans Voice
Amanda L. Mineer is an attorney with nearly twenty years of experience practicing law. In 2003, she graduated from the University of San Diego Law School. She then started her practice in 2005, focusing on helping entrepreneurs start their businesses.
Laura Anderson 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 Navy Veteran
Edward Barick joined us in October 2015 as a Veterans Law Paralegal. Mr. Barick graduated from the University of San Diego Paralegal Program in September 2015. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing.
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 / Intake Specialist
Star Brewer is a U.S. Air Force veteran who completed the University of San Diego Paralegal Program. Star joined the 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 Army Veteran
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.
File Clerk / Admin Assistant
Kris DeRobertis joined the 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.
Intake Specialist Coordinator
Karen Tackett has been an Intake Specialist/Coordinator at Veterans Law Group for over two years, fulfilling her duties with diligence and excellence. Before joining the group, Karen was a full-time mother of four wonderful children that she raised with her husband, a U.S. Army veteran who faithfully served for over 30 years.
Attorney / US Airforce Veteran
Chanel Davenport, a US Airforce Veteran, began her career working for the VA as a Disability Rater. However, after six years of solely being able to help one veteran at a time, case by case. She began to realize that she would be able to better assist veterans as a whole, working as an attorney.
Rhoda LeLevier is the mother of not one but two US veterans, one of those being Veterans Law Groups’ very own Chanel Davenport. Aside from that, she began working in the law field after receiving her AA in paralegal studies in 1994.
Paralegal / Wife of a Vietnam Veteran
Devon, the wife of a Vietnam veteran, has over 40 years of combined working experience– ranging from work in healthcare, high school education and now, after searching for something new during COVID-19, veterans law.