Have you been denied your VA benefits claim?

Our Experience Makes a Difference.

Welcome to the Law Office of Edward M. Farmer. As an Army veteran myself, I have dedicated my career to the legal needs of Veterans. Let the Law Offices of Edward M. Farmer help you with your VA benefits claim.

You Fought For Us, Now I’ll Fight For You.

  • We are a service-disabled veteran-owned law office. Soon after returning home from the Iraq War, I experienced the frustration of navigating the complex legal system of the Department of Veterans Affair. We know it can be frustrating navigating the VA when you do not understand their rules of engagement. We have the experience and knowledge to lead you through the frustration.
  • I have extensive experience in handling VA disability appeal. I have handled hundreds of claims and appeals at the Regional Office, Board of Veterans Appeals, and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.  VA disability appeals can be complicated, hire an attorney who deals with VA claims on a daily basis.
  • I handle initial VA claims and appeals at the Court of Appeals of Veterans Claims, FREE of Charge! For VA disability appeals at the Regional Office and Board of Veterans Appeals, there is NO FEE Unless I Win! For legal issues in Chicago and Illinois, I offer up-front fixed fees, contingency fees, free legal services, and other affordable payment options.
  • I provide service for VA benefits not only in Chicago and Illinois but NATIONWIDE!In Illinois, I also assist with matters such as VA home loans, wills and estate planning, certifying veteran-owned businesses, and other business needs.
The Law Office of Edward M. Farmer’s mission is to provide affordable and quality legal representation to Service members, Veterans, Veteran-owned businesses, and Veteran supported organizations. Contact the Law Office of Edward M. Farmer, where our experience matters in your fight to obtain the benefits you earned.



“By far one of the best and most knowledgeable Military and Veterans lawyer in the Midwest.” -Fellow Lawyer in community and former JAG Corps Officer

Free Consultation

Phone: (800) 700-4174
166 W. Washington Street
Suite 730
Chicago, IL 60602
(By Appointment Only)

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What are your legal fees and how can I afford them?

I believe everyone, regardless of income, should be able to afford an attorney when they need one. Every situation is different, but I will work with you to offer an affordable solution such as a flat fee, contingency fee, or even no fee! For most cases that I handle before the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Social Security Administration, there is no fee unless I win! In other cases, the government may pay my fee under the Equal Access to Justice Act. If you are in need of legal representation, but you are worried about affording the legal fees, please contact me and we can find a solution.

Where do you provide representation?

I am an Illinois licensed attorney; however, I am able to provide nationwide service for VA benefit claims, social security appeals, and discharge upgrades. All other legal matters such as real estate issues and wills and estate planning are limited to Illinois citizens.

Why do I need a lawyer?

Hiring the right lawyer is an important choice. I provide aggressive representation. My experience has provided the skills necessary navigate the complexities of the legal system. I also understand the law. The VA system alone is comprised of over 2000 pages of rules and regulations. An experienced attorney knows how to use these rules and regulations to provide you the best chance of success in your case.