Beyond the Veterans Administration, veterans face many legal issues often complicated by their military service: Foreclosure, Divorce, Custody Battles and Criminal Charges often aggravated by PTSD or other issues related to their war-time experiences.
The Veterans Law Project recognizes that without legal assistance, many veterans needlessly suffer legal battles at home after surviving the war.
The Veterans Law Project offers legal services and resources to veterans throughout New Hampshire by providing a full-time Staff Attorney and an outlet of support for lawyers looking to volunteer their time in support of veterans through the Veterans Law Project Legal Boots on the Ground
The VFNH, Inc. Veterans Law Project is a preferred choice for legal referrals and works to provide an online repository of legal information for pro se veterans.
Attorney Vogelman, son of a WWII Veteran, leads the VFNH Legal Committee in support of the Veterans Law Project-Legal Boots on the Ground. During his service as President of the New Hampshire Bar Association, Vogelman made veterans legal outreach a top priority during his term. Teaming up with the Veterans Law Project supported by the Veterans Foundation, the organization is pursuing a major outreach effort to provide legal representation for veterans in need. Attorney Vogelman has been a trial lawyer for over 35 years, and has tried hundreds of cases to verdict, and handled dozens of appeals in state and federal courts throughout the country.
Attorney David B. Kolesar is a retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant who served over 20 years as an Avionics Specialist, Production Superintendent, Section Chief, and Additional Duty First Sergeant. He deployed in support of numerous named operations during his Air Force career, including OPERATIONS DENY FLIGHT, SOUTHERN and NORTHERN WATCH, PROVIDE COMFORT, ALLIED FORCE, and both IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM. His professional military career includes multiple roles in enlisted organizations that addressed Quality of Life issues for active duty airmen, including serving as president of his squadron’s booster club and treasurer of the 353d Special Operations Group Top 3 at Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan. His military career is highlighted by several awards and decorations, including the Meritorious Service Medal, three Commendation Medals, Achievement Medal, multiple campaign ribbons, and he was twice recognized as Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter. Master Sergeant Kolesar attended the University of New Hampshire Law School after retirement and was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar in May, 2014 with a dedication to utilize his legal education to further serve his fellow service veterans. He is originally from Cleveland, Ohio but is proud to now call New Hampshire his home.
Tara Sue Myers, Executive Director
For the Veterans Law Project Call 603-716-8488