About Us

VetLaw is a national law firm with offices located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, one block from the local Regional Office.  VetLaw is exclusively focused on the practice of veterans law issues, in order to provide veterans and their survivors with the time, dedication, and attention to detail necessary in each case.  We work directly with veterans on their appeals in any of the 56 Regional Offices nationwide, appeals before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, and cases taken to the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Founding Member

Owner and founding member Brendan Garcia holds an active law license in the State of North Carolina, and is a VA-accredited attorney representing veterans in all 50 states.  He is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims, where he routinely represents claimants who have been denied benefits by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. 

Brendan is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving four years on active duty between 1999 and 2003.  He served on two deployments in the Middle East, and has since dedicated his time to serving veterans who have been unable to receive the help they need.

Prior to forming VetLaw, Brendan was an attorney working for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.  He first worked for the Board of Veterans’ Appeals while a student in law school, and then was selected as a Presidential Management Fellow, where was able to work in VA’s Office of General Counsel, Compensation Service (formerly C&P), and the Office of Business and Process Integration.

After deciding that he could serve veterans better outside of VA rather than working inside of VA, Brendan relocated to North Carolina, outside one of VA’s largest Regional Offices in Winston-Salem, and opened VetLaw in 2015.  He has successfully represented clients before numerous Regional Offices throughout the country, as well as the Board of Veterans’ Appeals and the court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims.

On a more personal note, Brendan is married with two children.  Although he now lives in North Carolina, he grew up most of his life in Colorado, and he has enjoyed skiing since he was a young child.  He has been training to be a Krav Maga practitioner for more than two years, and was recently certified by Warrior Krav Maga as a Level I Instructor.

Associate Attorney

Matthew White joined Vetlaw in May 2017. In addition to having a law degree from Elon University School of Law, he also holds a Masters of Law in International Criminal Law from National University of Ireland at Galway.  

Prior to joining VetLaw and attaining his North Carolina law license, Matthew worked as a case manager at an immigration law firm assisting people in applying for citizenship. Having several family members who have served in the armed forces, Matthew felt called to give back to the people who have served our country. 

Matthew lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife of four years, Elizabeth and their two cats. He is an avid reader and traveler.

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Normal Business Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Office Location
301 N. Main Street
Suite 2107
Winston-Salem, NC  27101

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