R. Joe Pilgrim

R. Joseph Pilgrim

Attorney R. Joseph Pilgrim is a Veterans Affairs (VA) attorney. As a former United States Navy service member with posts at both NAS Whidbey Island and the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), he has a personal connection with VA cases and Veteran concerns. He attended Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, where he earned both his law degree and his seat as the President of the Veterans Legal Association. In his efforts to enhance the legal community, he founded the Washburn Legal Assistance Clinic while in attendance at Washburn University. The prestigious National Jurist Magazine selected Joe Pilgrim as its Student of the Year for the Midwest Region. Today, he joins Berry Law Firm to uphold the rights of our clients in a variety of legal fields with a focus on VA cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC)
  • Dependency Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Benefits
  • Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Actions
  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Veterans Affairs (VA) Appeals
  • Veterans Board of Appeals (VBA) Appeals
  • Veterans' Disability Benefits

Bar Admissions

  • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Kansas
  • Missouri


  • Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas – BA (2013)
  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas – JD (2016)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • National Organization of Veterans' Advocates

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