Combat Support for Veterans & Their Dependents in the Battle for VA Disability & Survivors' Benefits

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Jill Mitchell-Thein has been practicing law since 1991.  She has litigation and legal publishing experience in several areas of law including personal injury, medical malpractice, criminal, consumer, and family issues.  As a resident of San Antonio, Texas ("Military City, USA") and the wife of a Navy veteran, she saw a need her legal experience could address.

In 2000, she narrowed her practice to focus solely on veterans' law and has been fighting the VA ever since. She is accredited to represent veterans from all over the country at all levels of the administrative and judicial process and has been admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims since 2001. She is also licensed to practice in all courts in the state of Texas.

She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1988 with a B.A. in English. In 1991, she received her law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law. 

She served six years (2008-2014) as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates (NOVA).  Her office is now affiliated with the full-service nationwide law firm of Heard & Smith, LLP.
  • Board Member, National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc. (2008-2014)
  • Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association  
  • Veterans' Consortium Pro Bono Program
  • Detroit Mercy School of Law Project SALUTE
  • University of Texas School of Law Veterans Association
  • Texas Veterans and Military Summit Event
  • Texas Equal Access Service Project
  • College of the State Bar of Texas 
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas since 2002
  • Texas Bar Association
  •  San Antonio Bar Association 

Sustaining Member since 2001
"Providing Representation to America's
 Veterans and their Dependents"



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