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Nancy L. Foti
Practice Areas:
  • Veterans Benefits

Norfolk Attorney
Nancy L. Foti

Phone: 757.625.1400


Languages: Spanish, English

Ms. Foti joined Goodman Allen Donnelly in 2008 as Of Counsel and brings with her nearly eight years of experience in Veterans Benefits law. Following graduation from law school in 2000, she began her legal career as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Ronald M. Holdaway of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Ms. Foti then joined the National Veterans Legal Services Program in Washington D.C., where she served as a staff attorney for two years. She began her private practice representing U.S. Veterans and their families in their claims for disability, education and housing benefits in 2004 with a large Virginia defense firm and will continue to build upon her experience and expertise as a member of our Veterans Benefits Practice Group.


  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D. (2000)
  • University of Texas, Arlington, Texas, B.A. (1996)

Admitted to Practice:

  • District of Columbia (2005)
  • Maryland (2001)
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans

Reported Cases:

  • Troph v. Nicholson, 20 Vet.App. 317 (2006)
  • Zuberi v. Nicholson, 19 Vet.App. 541 (2006)
  • Apodackis v. Nicholson, 19 Vet.App. 91 (2005)
  • Wilson v. Principi, 391 F.3d 1203  (2004)
  • Gutierrez v. Principi, 19 Vet.App. 1 (2004)
  • Evington v. Principi, 18 Vet.App. 331 (2004)
  • Pentecost v. Principi, 17 Vet.App. 257 (2003)
  • Apodackis v. Nicholson, No. 03-1400(E), 2005 U. S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 96 (U.S. App.Vet.Cl., 2005)

Professional Associations:

  • Board of Governors, CAVC Bar Association (2008)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association


  • 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

150 Boush Street
Suite 900
Norfolk, VA 23510
United States

Law Firm Contact: G. Wythe Michael, Jr.

Tel: 757.625.1400



Member Since: 2009

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