The Valor Firm is pleased to announce the addition of Ms. Melissa Daigrepont as Of Counsel. Ms. Daigrepont is a licensed attorney, an Iraq War Veteran, and deployed in support of the war in Afghanistan. She is also a military spouse. Ms. Daigrepont’s experience of over 17 years of practicing law includes serving in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps and working in private practice as a military defense, entertainment, and immigration law attorney. She holds a B.A., a J.D., an LL.M. in Military Law specializing in International and Operational Law, and an MBA and is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Accredited Attorney Representative.
“As military Veterans ourselves, we know firsthand the difficulty and frustration involved in dealing with the VA. We are excited about the addition of Ms. Daigrepont to our team of attorneys,” said Matthew Greig, Principal Attorney of Valor Firm. “This will allow us to expand our practice of representing clients in appeals against the VA on the agency level as well as at the Board of Veterans Appeals and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.”
The Valor Firm exclusively represents military Veterans and surviving spouses all over the world whose claims for disability benefits have been denied by the VA. The firm was founded in 2017 by Matthew Greig, a former U.S. Army JAG and Veteran of both the Iraq War and the war in Afghanistan. For more information, visit vetsappeals.com or call 504-218-2510.
Melissa served as a U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) from 2002 to 2012. During her time in the military, she completed a hardship tour of duty in Diego Garcia as well as a deployment on the aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. She also served “boots on the ground” in Baghdad, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She is a lifetime member of the NOLA Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8973 where she serves as the Female Veteran Liaison Officer.
Following her time in the Navy, Melissa worked for the Louisiana District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration in public information, economic development, and international trade. She later worked as a Business Banker with Capital One’s Greater New Orleans team where she led the company’s Salute Military Network for Louisiana. She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and was previously in private practice as a military defense attorney and entertainment and immigration lawyer. Currently, Melissa is an Accredited Attorney representing Veterans against the VA in disability claims appeals. She is a member of the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates (NOVA).
Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology from Indiana University, a Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Military Law with a specialty in International and Operational Law from the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School. Melissa’s Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits gave her the opportunity to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Tulane University – A.B. Freeman School of Business in May 2016.