Robert Chisholm

Robert Chisholm

Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD
  • Appeals & Appellate, Gov & Administrative Law, Personal Injury
  • Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island
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Summary

Robert Chisholm's law practice focuses on representing disabled veterans in the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and before the Department of Veterans Affairs. Robert has been representing disabled veterans since 1990. During his extensive career, Robert has successfully represented veterans before the Board of Veterans' Appeals, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Robert is a founding member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association and served as President of that organization for the year 2002-2003. Mr. Chisholm served as the President of the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates from 1999 to 2004. Mr. Chisholm’s work on behalf of NOVA resulted in the amendment to 38 U.S.C. § 5904 which now permits veterans to hire an attorney after the notice of disagreement is filed. He has presented at NOVA conferences, CAVC Bar Association Conferences, as well as the CAVC and Federal Circuit Judicial Conferences. He is the first recipient of NOVA’s most prestigious honor, the Kenneth Carpenter Achievement Award for Excellence. Mr. Chisholm was also inducted into the NOVA Hall of Honor in April of 2016 in recognition of a lifetime of dedication, service, and leadership. In 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) awarded Mr. Chisholm the Hart T. Mankin Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his 25 years of outstanding service to the Court.

Mr. Chisholm has served as appellant’s lead counsel in over 7,500 cases before the CAVC. Mr. Chisholm is admitted to practice law in the following courts: Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts, United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (1991); Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1995); Supreme Court (1995). In addition, he is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for Rhode Island, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, and Massachusetts.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Veterans Law
  • Public Benefits
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
New York
Rhode Island
Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD
- Current
Attorney
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
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Education
Boston University School of Law
J.D.
Awards
Hall of Honor
National Organization of Veterans' Advocates
Entrance to NOVA’s Hall of Honor is limited to those NOVA members, past or present, who have had a unique and lasting impact on the field of veterans’ law and whose careers exemplify NOVA’s tradition of excellent service to America’s veterans and their families.
Hart T. Mankin Distinguished Service Award
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Awarded in recognition of his 25 years of outstanding service to the Court.
Kenneth Carpenter Achievement Award for Excellence
National Organization of Veterans' Advocates
The Kenneth M. Carpenter advocacy award is NOVA’s most prestigious honor and is named after one of NOVA’s original founding members. This award is presented at the spring conference to an outstanding NOVA member who has made a significant contribution to NOVA or to the practice of veterans’ law.
Professional Associations
National Association of Veterans' Advocates
President
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United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association
President
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Publications
Articles & Publications
An On-Ramp to the Future of VA Appeals
American Bar Association
Agent Orange, Burn Pits, and Presumptive Service Connection for Disability Compensation
American Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
VA Appeals in Light of RAMP & Appeals Reform, An Overview of Veterans Litigation for General Practitioners
Federal Career Services Division and the Puerto Rico Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD
Social Media
Contact & Map
1 Turks Head Place, #1100
Providence, RI 02903
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 544-9144
Telephone: (401) 331-6300
Fax: (401) 421-3185