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David J. Lowenstein
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Richmond, Virginia Attorney
David J. Lowenstein

Phone: 804.346.0600


Languages: English

Mr. Lowenstein joined Goodman Allen Donnelly’s Veterans Benefit Practice Group in January 2009 following eight years as an Appellate Attorney in the Office of the VA General Counsel (serving four of those years as a Senior Appellate Attorney) where he represented the Secretary of Veterans Affairs before the U. S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. With extensive experience in the VA adjudicative process, involving all aspects of disability entitlement, Mr. Lowenstein brings a unique understanding and compelling perspective to the representation of Veterans and their families in their disability benefits claims. Mr. Lowenstein has also previously been involved in providing pro bono legal assistance to low-income individuals and families through the Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity.


  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., J.D. (2000)
  • Boston University, Boston, Mass., M.A. Sociology, Minor in Statistics (Magna Cum Laude) (1997)
  • Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel (1993-1994)

Admitted to Practice:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (2000)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals of Maryland (2000)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2009)

Reported Cases:

  • Savage v. Shinseki, _Vet.App._, No. 09-4406, 2011 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 14 (Jan. 4, 2011)
  • Jackson v. Shinseki, 23 Vet.App. 27 (2009)
  • Turk v. Peake, 21 Vet.App. 565 (2008)
  • Halle v. Nicholson, 20 Vet.App. 237 (2006) (per curiam order)
  • Baldridge v. Nicholson, 19 Vet.App. 227 (2005)
  • Kowalski v. Nicholson, 19 Vet.App. 171 (2005)
  • Lueras v. Principi, 18 Vet.App. 435 (2004)
  • White v. Principi, 17 Vet.App. 301 (2003) (per curiam)
  • Myers v. Principi, 16 Vet.App. 228 (2002)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association

Publications and Presentations:

  • David J. Lowenstein and Jack Achiezer Guggenheim, Vetting the Appellate Standard of Review: What Was, What Is, and What Should Be The Standard of Review Employed by the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 27 Whittier L. Rev. 755 (2006)
  • Practicing Veterans Benefit Law: Invited Guest Lecturer, College of William and Mary Law School, Veterans Benefit Clinic (2009)

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Goodman Allen Donnelly

4501 Highwoods Parkway, Suite 210
Glen Allen, VA 23060
United States

Law Firm Contact: G. Wythe Michael, Jr.

Tel: 804.346.0600

Fax: 804.346.5954



Member Since: 2009

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