We Represent Veterans Nationwide. Here Are Reviews From Just a Few Of Our Satisfied Clients:

La Cucaracha
La Cucaracha
June 14, 2022.
The team did a great job for me. They were patient, knowledgeable, courteous and effective!
Sweet Fire
Sweet Fire
June 9, 2022.
Honest, Professional and Successful! Trust and believe they will represent you with integrity.
Karisha Eure
Karisha Eure
March 24, 2022.
They are awesome didn't have to worry about anything
Sterling Edler
Sterling Edler
March 9, 2022.
I obtain Marcari, Risotto ,Spencer & Bailaban for a personal injury matter and I must say they were professional, courteous, and very experienced. They made me feel very comfortable that everything will be taken care of and it was and in a swift manner. I would definitely use them again in the future if needed.
chiquita finney
chiquita finney
February 4, 2022.
So far so good they have built a good report with me an very trustworthy and know they will fight for me I feel I chose the right lawfirm to handle my case Anne is awesome


David Russotto

David Russotto


Emory University

1984 | Bachelor in Art, English

Wake Forest University
School of Law

1987 | Juris Doctor

Naval Justice School

1987 | Military Criminal Justice, Admiralty and International Law


David Russotto

David Russotto began his legal career as an attorney with the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. He was stationed at Naval Base Norfolk as defense counsel and then as a Trial Counsel and Legal Services attorney at Naval Air Station Oceana.

After attending Staff Judge Advocate School, David worked as a Staff Judge advocate at FCTCLANT Dam Neck in Virginia Beach, providing legal advice to the base commander.

In 1991 he went into private practice, and in 2000 David helped found Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban. While David’s legal capabilities include personal injury law, criminal law and real estate development, his current practice is focused on representing Veterans and their families in their claims for Veteran’s benefits.

He has received his accreditation from the Department of Veterans Affairs and is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and North Carolina state courts. David is a member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA), Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association, North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) and the North Carolina State Bar Association.

David’s long familiarity with the military and respect for the sacrifices made by Veterans has been instrumental in his decision to represent disabled Veterans and their families.

Until June 2007, Veterans were not permitted to engage the services of an attorney to apply for benefits. Today, attorneys may be retained by applicants who have been turned down or received an unsatisfactory level of benefits and wish to appeal the VA’s decision. For these reasons, David champions the interests of Veterans across the United States.

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For a long time, our military men and women have been extensively trained to perform in combat situations, only to return home and have to fight for disability benefits, a battle for which they are completely unprepared.

That is where we come in, we use our training and experience to get Veterans the benefits they've earned through great sacrifice to their country.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does It Cost To Hire You?

It does not cost you anything to hire our Veterans Benefits Law Firm as your attorneys. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe us anything unless we win you an award. Our firm charges 20%, which is deducted by the VA from your lump sum payment for retroactive benefits.

How Long Will It Take To Appeal My Benefits Denial?

While it can take six months or more for a Veteran to receive a decision on his or her initial benefits claim from the Department of Veterans Affairs, appeals could take 2 years of more. The Department of Veterans Affairs lacks the funding to properly staff and process benefits applications. The number of applications from recently returning Veterans must be dealt with while the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to actively work towards providing services to prior generations of Veterans.

How Do I Increase My Disability Rating?

Great question! If the condition that you are actively receiving disability benefits for has now ultimately worsened over time, you can file an increased rating claim. It’s fairly simple, and it involves filing out an online claim form or mailing a letter to your regional office documenting the change in your condition.

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All communication with the Department of Veterans Affairs can be conducted remotely; personal appearances are not required. 

Our law firm is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist Veterans anywhere across the United States. 

Furthermore, our clients do not need to go to a physical location or visit an office to receive our help. If there are any medical visits that are applicable to your claim, you can be seen at a facility that is close to your home. So, no matter where you are, if you need help, we’re here to fight for you the same way that you bravely fought to protect us. 

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