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 […]

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Virginia Girard-Brady

Jamie M. Atwood

Jamie M. Atwood, Senior Associate 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, the CAVC and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal […]

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Jamie Atwood

Eva D. Perring

Eva D. Perring, 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 CAVC. Eva has been representing veterans and their survivors as an associate […]

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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. Ben has been representing veterans and their survivors as an associate since September […]

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Bengamin Malotte

Ashley M. Hart

Ashley M. Hart, Associate Attorney received her B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Sociology from the University of Kansas in May 2015 and her Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law in August 2018. She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Missouri. Ashley has been representing veterans and their […]

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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. 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 Coordinator since 2011, facilitating our participation in veteran-related […]

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Kelly Shuler

Maura Heckman

Maura Heckman, 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