Barton F. Stichman is Executive Director of NVLSP, a nonprofit veterans service organization which he co-founded in 1981. After earning law degrees from New York University School of Law (J.D. 1974) and Georgetown University Law Center (LLM 1975), he has devoted his entire professional legal career to helping veterans and their families get the federal veterans benefits to which they are entitled. His legal advocacy before federal courts, the VA, and military discharge review boards has resulted in payment of more than $5.2 billion in disability, medical, and death benefits to hundreds of thousands of disabled veterans and their families.

Mr. Stichman is a co-author of The Veterans Benefits Manual, NVLSP’s 2200-page treatise on veterans benefits law that is published annually since 1999 by Lexis Law Publishing. He is also a co-author of The Rights of Military Personnel, and NVLSP’s Military Discharge Upgrade Manual and has written articles on veterans benefits law appearing in the Administrative Law Review, Stanford Law and Policy Review, The American University Law Review, The Federal Bar News and Journal, Clearinghouse Review, and the Legal Times. Mr. Stichman is a member of the Judicial Advisory Committee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and is a past president of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association.