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David C. Cory represents military veterans and their survivors in disability compensation cases involving the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  That includes appeals to the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC).


He has been a licensed attorney (State of Florida) since May, 1985.  He is a graduate of Jesuit High School of Tampa (1977), the University of South Florida (BA, Political Science, 1981) and the University of Florida College of Law (Juris Doctor, 1984).  



                                              David served as an Air Force judge advocate for twenty years (twelve on active duty,

                                              and then eight in the reserves), retiring in 2005 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.


                                              He served at active duty assignments in Arizona, England, North Carolina, Saudi

                                              Arabia, California and Washington, DC, and

                                              served as a reservist in Florida, Alabama,

                                              North Carolina, New Jersey, and




During his military career, he was awarded the Meritorious Service

Medal six times. He was Company Grade Officer of the Year for his

units in 1988 and 1989 while serving in England. He is a graduate  of

the Air Force Judge Advocate General's School, the Air Force Squadron

Officer School, and Air Command and Staff College of Air University.

During his career, he also completed many continuing education legal

courses at the Air Force and Army JAG Schools.

His legal experience has included many areas of law over the years, including criminal law (prosecutor and pretrial hearing officer), government contracting law, tort law including medical malpractice, environmental law, employment and personnel law, federal labor law, administrative law, appeals, family law, wills, consumer law, contracts and business law.

David Cory is accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to represent veterans in disability claims. He also has experience with medical malpractice cases against the VA under 38 U.S.C. Section 1151.  He has experience with the Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records, the Army Board for Correction of Military Records, and the Board for Correction of Naval Records (for the Navy and Marine Corps).


For more than five years, he was the co-host of "The Veterans News Hour," on, and in the past he also discussed veteran issues on WOCA in Ocala, Florida, and WMNF in Tampa, Florida.  Contact him to talk with your veteran group about VA issues.  He is also cofounder of the website, StopWar.Today and is available to discuss the costs of war and the importance of peace-building.

​          Call David today at (813) 662-0760 for a free initial consultation if you would like his help.            ______________________________________________________________________________

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Disclaimer: The links to other websites are for your convenience and, with the exception

of StopWar.Today, were not created by David Cory.

   Serving as Staff Judge Advocate in Khobar Towers, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1992
Serving in England, 1989.
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