Our Team


Virginia A. Girard-Brady

VIRGINIA A. GIRARD-BRADY, Managing Attorney received her B.A. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1989, and her Juris Doctorate from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, in 1996. In 2000, she founded ABS Legal Advocates, P.A. to protect the rights of those who had courageously served our country. With over 20 years […]

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Virginia Girard-Brady

Jamie M. Atwood

JAMIE M. ATWOOD, Senior Appellate Attorney received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas in May 2006, and an MBA from the University of Missouri in Kansas City in 2009. She is admitted to practice before the Kansas and Missouri Supreme Courts, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States Court […]

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Jamie Atwood

Eva D. Perring

EVA D. PERRING, Senior Associate Attorney received her B.S. in Criminal Justice from Washburn University in May 2013 and her Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law in December 2015. She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Missouri and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC). Eva is accredited […]

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Eva Perring

Benjamin T. Malotte

BENJAMIN T. MALOTTE, Associate Attorney received his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in December 2014 and his Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law in May 2018. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Kansas and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC). Ben is accredited […]

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Bengamin Malotte

Kathryn D. Stevenson

KATHRYN D. STEVENSON, Associate Attorney received her B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from the Davidson Honors College at the University of Montana in 2007 and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law in 2012. She is admitted to practice before the Tenth Circuit, the District Courts of Kansas and Colorado, […]

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Taylor M. Thompson

TAYLOR M. THOMPSON, Associate Attorney, received his B.A. in Communication from Truman State University in December 2015 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law May 2020. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Missouri. He is a member of the UMKC Law Diverse Alumni Network and is Secretary […]

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Kelly Shuler

KELLY SHULER, Chief Paralegal and Event Coordinator has been a paralegal with ABS since 2007 and became Chief Paralegal in January 2016. She is accredited by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Her responsibilities include communicating with new and existing clients and VA personnel as well as supervising our paralegal team. She has served as our Event […]

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Kelly Shuler

Maura Heckman

MAURA HECKMAN, Senior Paralegal has been a paralegal with ABS since May 2016 and is responsible for communicating with existing clients and VA personnel and providing valuable support for our attorneys.

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Maura Heckman

Kelly Mullinix

KELLY MULLINIX, Paralegal has been a paralegal with ABS since June 2018 and is responsible for communicating with existing clients and VA personnel and providing valuable support for our attorneys.

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Kelly Mullinix