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I concentrate my practice on veterans rights and benefits.  I have litigated cases on behalf of veterans and their families before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regional offices, the Board of Veterans' Appeals, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, federal district court, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and state courts.   I have also been an Adjunct Professor of Law and often lecture and train others on veterans law, VA benefits, and related litigation techniques throughout the country.   I have discussed veterans' issues in national and local media, including 60 Minutes, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and numerous local outlets.

I am a veteran of the United States Navy Submarine Force where I earned silver and gold dolphins, and was qualified as a nuclear engineering officer.

Before beginning to practice law, I participated in the startup, testing, operation, and safety management of a wide range of nuclear facilities.  After law school, I practiced primarily in administrative law and regulatory compliance assisting clients in complying with federal regulations on the design, operation, and maintenance of nuclear facilities, and licensing and enforcement actions before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Energy.

If you believe that you have been wrongly denied VA benefits or have had any other veterans' right violated and want to see if I can be helpful to you, please contact me.

What I Do
I represent veterans and veterans’ families across the country who are seeking fair treatment from VA on their benefits claims and related actions.  I work at all levels of the VA system, the Veterans Court, and state and federal courts – wherever is necessary to get justice for my clients.  A list of some of my cases is here.

Why I Do What I Do
Sadly, veterans of the United States military have the fewest legal rights of any citizen – and even many non-citizens.  On top of that, VA is the most inefficient and error-prone agency in the United States government.  Veterans deserve – and have earned – their benefits and their right to have an attorney help them fix VA mistakes.  When VA works well, veterans get what they deserve.  When VA fails to do its job, it has hundreds of attorneys on its side.  Veterans deserve – and have a right – to have their own attorney represent them in seeking a fair result.


  • Keep Veterans' Claims Alive, TRIAL (Oct. 2011) (co-author)
  • Hey, Department of Veterans Affairs: Notice This, THE FEDERAL LAWYER (July 2010)
  • Serving Those Who Served: Representing Veterans in the VA Benefits System, SOUTH CAROLINA LAWYER (July 2008) (co-author)


  • University of Rochester, Bachelor of Science, with distinction, Physics and Astronomy, 1981
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1997​

Legal Experience

  • 2012 - present Douglas J. Rosinski, Esq., Inc.
  • 2005-2011 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, Columbia, SC
  • 2000-2005 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Washington, DC
  • 1998-2000 Winston & Strawn, Washington, DC
  • 1997 Solo Practice, Augusta, GA

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