Recent Blog Posts

What Medical Problems Did Recent Wars Cause for Veterans?

In a perfect world, you would receive your veteran’s benefits and not need an attorney, but unfortunately this doesn’t always happen. Many veterans who fought in recent wars are disabled and entitled to benefits. An article published by Harvard University Professor Linda J. Bilmes entitled “The Financial Legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan: How Wartime Spending… Read More »

What is the Veterans Claims Appeals Process?

Once the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) denies your claim, you have several levels of appeals. The Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA), which is located in Washington, D.C., reviews your appeal. These are the steps involved: NOD. To appeal you must first submit a Notice of Disagreement (NOD), which is simply a statement that you… Read More »

What Are Your Time Limitations for Filing Camp Lejeune Lawsuits?

Water contamination at Camp Lejeune during August 1953 through December 1987 took its toll on military members and their families. As a result, Congress passed the Janey Ensminger Act in 2012, which allows Camp Lejeune victims to file for veterans disability compensation. The Laura Jones case Even before the Janey Elsinger Act, people suffering from… Read More »

What is the Disability Benefits Process Like for Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans?

You’d think the battle would end when veterans returned home, but thousands of veterans are involved in a different kind of fight. They have to fight for benefits. Not all of their stories win media attention, but here’s one veteran’s that did. CNN talks about an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran named Mike Grabski. He… Read More »

What is the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) and Why Does It Need Reform for Veterans?

When you’re a veteran with a disability, income is a problem and you may worry about how to pay for an attorney. However, sometimes when lawyers help veterans receive military benefits, the government has to pay their fees. Having the government pay attorney fees lessens your financial burden. When you win a lawsuit against the… Read More »

Community Event at Onslow County Oktoberfest

“The Veterans Benefits Law Firm of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban sponsored the Veterans Information Area at the Onslow County Oktoberfest. The event was held at the Riverside Crossing Park in Jacksonville, NC and was a huge success. We met a lot of new friends like The Wounded Warrior Project, Semper Fi Fund, Vets Center of Jacksonville, Hope for Warriors, Vietnam Veterans of America, Army Recruiting Station in Jacksonville, NC and the American Legion Post 265, Army Recruiting Station in Jacksonville, NC and the American Legion Post 265. We had a team of Veterans Disability Paralegals and VA Benefits Attorney, David Russotto at our booth to help answer the many questions people about veterans benefits. CLICK HERE to view more photos of the event on our Facebook page.”

What Does the VA Have to Offer Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injuries?

If you’re a veteran working with a disability benefits lawyer, you can cut through red tape and generally receive benefits much more quickly. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be very serious. As a result, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has given it serious attention for more than 20 years. The Defense and Veteran’s… Read More »

What are Some Recommended Veterans’ Organizations?

Serving in the military is a personal sacrifice for your country. As a veteran, you deserve to have a level of support and respect that recognizes your needs. Support may be legal representation, guidance with veterans’ benefits, charities, job fairs for career opportunities, political lobbying or other activities. At, you can find a long… Read More »

Veterans Disability Attorney David Russotto Once Again Sets World Record for Paddleboard Push-Ups

Fayetteville, NC (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 The law firm of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban is proud to announce that partner David Russotto has achieved world record status by RecordSetter for the most push-ups (60) on a paddleboard in 90 seconds . Mr. Russotto achieved this feat on August 23, 2013 at the Outer Banks… Read More »

Donated school supplies to Operation School Supplies – Stuff the Bus

Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban donated school supplies to Operation School Supplies – Stuff the Bus.  WAVY-TV 10  and AAA are asking for your help this year in collecting school supplies for needy children in Hampton Roads.  You can join WAVY-TV for our special “Stuff the Bus Friday” broadcasts at different locations around Hampton Roads. Supplies will… Read More »