Our Team

Matthew Greig - Veterans Appeals Attorney

MATTHEW GREIG

Matthew is a former Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He began his Army career at Fort Bragg helping Soldiers, Airmen, and Marines with family law issues, estate planning, and tax law. Matthew then deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom where he advised the theater commander on investigations and served as an advisor to British forces on their stability operations in Basra, Iraq. He later deployed to Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division as the international and operational law division chief.

After six years on active duty, Matthew returned home and entered private practice with a multinational law firm based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a trustee of VFW Post 8973, the only remaining active VFW post in New Orleans, where he assists veterans with a wide variety of legal issues. He serves on the Young Benefactors Committee of the National World War II Museum whose most recent project was raising funds to restore PT-305. Like you, Matthew has had his claim for benefits denied by the VA. He started the Valor Firm to help every Veteran navigate the way forward after receiving that denial letter.

e: matthew@vetsappeals.com
ph: (504) 218-2510

Melissa Daigrepont

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.

e: melissa@vetsappeals.com
ph: (504) 218-2510

HOW WE WORK

Valor Firm’s attorneys are each accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to represent veterans in their appeals. This representation is not limited to geography and we represent veterans across America and even worldwide.

We will typically start with an initial consultation over the phone, after which we will submit a request for the veteran’s claim file.  As accredited representatives, we are granted special access to VA systems to obtain a copy of the claim file.  It typically takes us one month from the initial request to obtain the claim file.  Once we’ve had an opportunity to review your claim file, we’ll schedule another call with the veteran to discuss the claim.  

Even if we cannot take your claim, we will give to you everything we’ve gathered, including the claim file, and let you know our thoughts on how best to proceed.