David J. Lowenstein
Senior Associate Attorney
David Lowenstein is a Senior Associate Attorney at Vetus Legal LLC and has more than 20 years of experience in veterans benefits law. He started working for eight years at the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of General Counsel where he represented the Secretary of Veterans Affairs before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC). He then worked at Goodman Allen Donnelly for twelve years representing veterans and their dependents before the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office, Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board), the CAVC, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
He is well-recognized in VA law. He has mentored attorneys through the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, and has been recognized for his efforts with it by being an annual recipient of the Veterans Consortium National Volunteer Corps Honor Roll. He has been interviewed on the Military and Law Life and Matters Podcast on the topic of “Are you going through the VA Appeal Process – know your rights if you have filed a claim” (2017), and he has spoken at Freddie Mac regarding “Underutilized VA Benefits for Veterans and their Families” (2017), at the University of Maryland Law School regarding “Current Issues in Veterans Health and Disability Law” (2016), Guest speaker at Final Salute, Inc. (2015), and as a Guest Lecturer, College of William and Mary Law School (2009 and 2014). He also participated in a virtual legal clinic addressing questions about veterans benefits in collaboration with the University of Virginia School of Law (2021).
David is also a published author in the complex area of the CAVC’s standards in reviewing decisions from the Board. (David J. Lowenstein and Jack Achiezer Guggenheim, Vetting the Appellate Standard of Review: What Was, What is, and What Should Be The Standard of Review Employed by the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 27 Whittier L. Rev. 755 (2006)).
He earned his Juris Doctor from the American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C. in 2000, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Boston University, Boston, MA in 1997. He also attended Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel (1993-1994). He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals of Maryland, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also an active member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association.