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


Donald W. Marcari

Donald W. Marcari, Marcari, Veterans

Donald W. Marcari

Senior Managing Partner

1985 | Juris Doctor

1980 | Master of Arts | Public Administration

1979 | Bachelor of Science, Political Science

Minor | Business Administration

Tried cases that became the basis for the movies, “A Few Good Men,” “The Paula Coughlin Story” and book entitled “The Mother of All Hooks-The story of the US Navy’s Tailhook Scandal.” Represented a Capital Murder Client involved in an internet/cell phone scam which received nationwide publicity. Retained as an Expert to testify to the “Standard of Care” in legal malpractice cases and appeared on television shows including Unsolved Mysteries, A Current Affair and The Montel Williams Show.

  • Lynnhaven Middle School Football Coach
  • Princess Anne High School Moot Court Team Advisor and Coach
  • Great Neck Athletic Association (GNNA): Board of Directors Vice President, Football Commissioner, Girls Basketball Commissioner and Football, Basketball, Baseball and Soccer Coach
  • Carolina Academy High School Football Coach
  • Volunteer Hampton Roads Co-Chairman
  • Artistic American Veterans Board of Directors
  • Carolina Environmental Development Construction Education Foundation Board of Directors
  • Lake City’s News & Post Editorialist

In addition to his many professional obligations, Don still manages to make time to give back to the community. Don directs the mock trial teams and serves as a judge for senior projects for two Virginia Beach high schools. Both schools have honored him with the Virginia Beach Partnership in Education Award. In 2009, Don was presented with the Volunteer of the Year award at Princess Anne High School for his commitment and dedication to the students. He also spent time educating students on basic legal principles through The Road to Virginia Justice program and through an initiative to End Distracted Driving.


Donald W. Marcari

Don began his legal career as a U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General trial team attorney. 

As a young JAG attorney, Don represented a U.S. Marine stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba which became the basis for the movie “A Few Good Men.” 

The story truly exemplifies the lengths to which Don will go to protect his clients’ rights and obtain the justice they deserve. 

Don is a long-time fighter for injured Veterans and their families, helping ensure they can receive all the benefits they have a legal right to. 

Additionally, Don has continued to defend service members in court martial and administrative proceedings. 

Don has been fighting for seriously injured people through North Carolina since 1985 and in Virginia since 1988, concentrating on plaintiff personal injury law as well as civil litigation. 

Don is a highly recognized attorney, who’s tried over 200 jury trials over his career. 

Don has represented clients whose cases became the foundation for the movie “The Paula Coughlin Story” and a book titled “The Story of the U.S. Navy’s Tailhook Scandal.” 

Donald W. Marcari, Marcari, Veterans
Donald W. Marcari pictured here (far right) with his fellow service men and women.

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My years of military experience and the suffering I have seen have sharpened my resolve to champion injured Veterans' interests and obtain for them the benefits they so greatly need and deserve. I am absolutely invested in zealous advocacy for my clients, many of whom are in dire circumstances.

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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