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Jennie W.


I have worked with Comerford law firm for many years on my VA cases. Attorney James Comerford was direct and very diligent working and winning my 100% unemployability case and my more recent back pay compensation appeal cases. I am incredibly grateful for his patience, hard work and professionalism, he definitely knows the ins and outs of the many (sometimes) complicated laws. I highly recommend him.
I wish everyone the best, patience is 🔑



Mr. Comerford is not only a great lawyer but he is a great human being. He was with me step by step with my disability case and went above and beyond lawyer duties. He cared for my well being and that meant a lot to me and I’ll never forget.

Travis H.


I am writing this review on behalf of my Father, Frank Hise. Jim represented my father to help him get his VA disability benefits to help him obtain 100% disability which is well deserved. My father and mother are not easy people to work with and have a hard time dealing with anything different so Jim had his work cut out for him. He was patient and extremely helpful throughout the process. Jim worked for many years helping my dad slowing increase his disability benefits with the VA and finally he was able to achieve the well deserved 100% disability that my dad and many others deserve. My father was drafted during the Vietnam war era and was injured while serving. There is not enough time to get into details about his issues but they were significant to say the least.
Jim is a wonderful attorney and a kind man. Anyone who can deal with my mom has to be patient so he has earned my families respect and appreciation for the time, attention and effort he dedicated to my dads case. Thank you for your hard work and for the wonderful outcome.

John P.


It is not always certain when you are in the hands of good company. Mainly for the inevitable reasons of misfortune, bad experiences, or overall gullibility. It’s hard to predict where life is going at all times but most importantly you need to know who to call when life goes sideways and you are in need of legal advocacy at a moments notice. This call to service can only be met by one professional team in the Chicagoland area and the east Tennessee region, in turn that is, The Law Offices of The Comerford Law Office LLC. Owner and Operator Jim Comerford is beyond exceptional and truly cares about the veteran community. Just know going in when you do retain Mr. Comerford’s unrefutable professional services that a listening ear, trust, and most importantly respect are of the utmost importance.
To Jim and the Team, All the best in your ongoing success and happiness in the future world.

Shannon F.


Jim is a wonderful advocate for Veterans.

Stephen P.

If you’re reading this review, it probably means things aren’t going that well for you. You’re reading this because you need help. I know this feeling also, and it can be a dreadful experience when looking for that help as it relates to lawyers. Well, the good news is this, the search is over. Mr. Comerford is just a good human being but more than that; he knows what he is doing. After calling around and spending weeks explaining my story, time after time, to dozens of lawyers that deal with the Department of Veteran Affairs, Mr. Comerford heard me and said, “let’s go..”. Since then he has taken control of my case, I feel supported and finally have a sense of peace. My case has not been decided, and I will update this once it is as I have the absolute most confidence in his abilities as a lawyer. He is direct, he will not sugar coat anything, trust-worthy, and compassionate. If you are reading this, I know exactly what you are feeling at this very moment. Trust me, pick up the phone and let him go to work for you, and reclaim some peace in your life. I would highly recommend him 100%.

Josh B.

Jim, was the only attorney that believed in my case and took knowing we had obstacles but would win. Jim was great to work with and always made time for my calls and in the end, won my VA case for me with retro pay. Hands down the go-to VA Attorney to hire.

Timothy C.

The professional services I received from James Comerford were totally professional and amazing. After being denied my VA benefits several times and misrepresented by others, I am grateful to say James Comerford won my appeal with the VA. I was treated with respect and dignity from the time I called his office to speak with staff all the way to Jim himself calling me. I am forever grateful to the great staff and James Comerford for winning my appeal.

Elliot J.

I really appreciate Attorney Comerford. He won my case with no problems. I would recommend you guys out there to let Attorney Comerford to take your case. Attorney Comerford you rock.

Client of Comerford Law Office

James Comerford demonstrates he is a lawyer that will help veterans seek the compensation they deserve. He does not give up too easily. His track record proved to me, I needed his support and assistance. He was the hope I was looking for to put hope and life back into my claim and give it some respect, so those on the Board of Appeals would take my case a little more seriously. He provided me with hope and supported me every step of the way through the hardest times. I personally thank James for helping me get my case granted with full benefits and affording me to live my life all over again from that deep dark hole I lived in over a couple of decades. Mr. Comerford is a righteous lawyer and he has done good work for me and earned my respect. Thank you for bringing quietness back into my life.

David V.

Comerford Law did an outstanding job helping with my VA claim. Jim was very responsive to emails and phone calls. I highly recommend this law firm. Very professional. Mr. Comerford has done an excellent job working through my appeals and my unemployability approval. Hands down the best VA attorney in the Chicago area!

Doug B.

I want to thank James for a job well done. He was able to get all my back pay and my disability rating from 50% to 70%. I can’t say enough on a job well done. And very accessible when you have a question. I highly recommend him on your VA cases. In fact, I’ve given the local VSO his Office Website for problems they have encountered with the VA process. Thank you, James.

Samuel M.

What I liked about Jim Comerford from the start was that his Dad was a Vietnam veteran. He understood more than the average person. Jim took over my case well before bladder cancer was on the presumptive list. He stayed with me the entire time via two claim rejections, my final hearing, a VES interview, and whatever else the VA threw our way. He handled all the details. Telephones were always answered by a real person (Jim) and answers didn’t take forever to be received. I’m very grateful for his efforts. He’s a keeper.

Richard S.

Comerford law puts 110% into getting what his VA clients sacrificed so much for and gets results. I give Comerford law a 5 star review.


From the start, Mr Comerford was prompt, matter of fact and yet empathetic. WHen we first spoke on the phone, Mr Comerford took the time to listen to my military history and then to help formulate a plan based on my circumstances. I had access to Mr Comerford by both email and phone. I was never denied time or a call. I am convinced that by using Mr Comerford’s services, I received the best rating based on my circumstances. As well, Mr Comerford found missteps by the government that garnered me an additional payout.

I’ve recommended Mr Comerford’s services to several friends, and if you are reading this and still mulling a decision, just stop and get a hold of Jim. You can ask for no better.

Kara C.

Jim is very thorough. I have been getting the run around by the VA since I initially filed in 2014 and just had my BVA hearing so I have not yet received a decision from the judge. I previously had the American Legion and then the DAV as representatives and they truly dropped the ball. Jim was able to show and explain to me where mistakes had been made and he also helped me to retrieve documents I thought had previously been submitted but apparently had not. He had everything typed up and organized and went over everything I should expect during my hearing and was able to put my mind at ease on many issues. I walked out of my hearing and recommended him to three other Veterans right there before even leaving the VA and I would recommend him to anyone else who takes the time to read this. I know attorneys fees may be a concern for some but I believe his rates are fare and definitely worth it if you are in the same boat as I was and just ready to throw in the towel. I felt very confident walking out of there knowing I had him working with me through this process.


My lawyer James Comerford did an awesome job for me and my wife for my disability case.

And we did win my disability case after fighting the system. I would want him on my side. I would like to thank him he is a great guy.

Yvonne P.

My husband a Vietnam Vet filed a claim for an increased rating due to his PTSD, depression and other issues. in 2011. If the Veteran approved a claim it was one that stated we agree the claim condition exists but it is non-compensable. For many years we had someone else working with us and was disappointed with their ability to help us. Many times I filed the paperwork myself. It reached the point where I almost gave up hope. Then Hope in the form of Mr. James Comerford walked into the room. In January of this year 2019, I spoke with Mr. Comerford. He immediately responded he could help and accepted our case. I immediately felt a connection with him. Mr. Comerford is personal, caring, compassionate, skillful, and masterful in his craft. He makes you feel cared for as if he knows you personally. He responds quickly to phone calls and does not make you feel like you are bothering him. He attended the hearing with me and represented my husband and I with integrity. In less than 1 year, he assisted us with winning our case in an amount in well in excess of $100,000.00.
Despite all of the denials and appeals, we finally won our case. We are so thankful to Mr. Comerford for being “A Miracle Worker” I have already started recommending him to others. He is trustworthy and his expertise is superior.


Mr. Comerford is a brilliant lawyer who assisted me with my VA disability case. I had been denied in the past, and he knew exactly what to do. Thankfully, he resolved my issue with the VA, getting me the rating I deserved. I am very happy and pleased with his service. I highly recommend Mr. Comerford for your disability needs if you are having problems. He is professional and responds very quickly whenever you may have questions or concerns.


Jim has been unbelievable in my VA disability case. He is down to earth, compassionate, realistic, and knowledgeable. Jim explains everything so you can understand and treats you with the utmost respect. I greatly appreciate is his rapid response to calls and emails. If he is unable to take your call he gets back to you very fast. Jim helped me get the rating I deserved and kept me informed along the way. He even found increased ratings where I did not think I rated. I am forever grateful for his passion, patience, and expertise with my case. I highly recommend him to my fellow veterans if you are getting the run around with the VA.

J. Justice

I emailed Mr. Comerford concerning my son, a Gulf War era vet with a disability incurred during a deployment. My son was later denied VA disability benefits and I was inquiring with Mr. Comerford about an appeal.
My son was and is currently treated by the VA’s medical professionals monthly. I have great respect and sincere appreciation for all that these folks have done, and will do, in order to help my boy live as normal of a life as is possible. Therefore, I had no use for any attorney who wished to demonize the VA and by association those folks who diligently try to help our service people live normal and productive lives. Thankfully, with written opinions from my son’s VA doctors, Mr. Comerford was able to leverage his veteran’s law expertise and guide the VA down a path that led to the correct decision.
After a hearing, with Mr. Comerford representing my son, the VA wrote a decision that virtually said that it was absolutely obvious that my boy’s disability was indeed “service connected”. The VA went on to award my boy the full benefits that was due him. Mr. Comerford did not waste time reveling in his victory, but quickly advised after the VA’s decision, that my son should file for disabled social security. He did file the application and Mr. Comerford took it from there. After a very short period, the Social Security Administration notified my son that he would be awarded those benefits.
There is no value that can be placed on the sacrifices that our service people make on our behalf. Sadly, many will be tormented physically and/ or mentally for the balance of their lives. I am indeed thankful for people like Mr. Comerford who pursue an education in veteran’s law and make sacrifices of their own in order to help those that have returned from service with physical and mental disabilities. Honorably, Mr. Comerford and others like him ensure that our children are not forgotten after their military service for this great nation comes to an end.

Curt R.

More than a decade of fighting the VA for benefits and traveling through the delays and denials. I concluded that I was in need of someone who really who really cares in helping a veteran. After having various service officers I was still feeling left behind. I made the decision in retaining someone who new how to drive through the roads of delay and denials and that someone you should know is James Comerford.


I approached The Comerford Law Office because I had been working on my VA claim for over 5 years with little progress. Jim Comerford helped me by compiling the necessary documents and professional opinions needed for my claim.
The result was that I finally received the hearing I had been waiting years for. Not only did I get my hearing, but Jim was there to represent me and give the correct, relevant information that was vital to my claim being resolved favorably. I felt a sense of relief just knowing he was on the case and working on my behalf. One thing I appreciated was Jim’s response time to me whether I contacted him by phone or email. Additionally, he was professional, but personable – not coming off as the “big shot attorney” like so many lawyers do.
I would recommend Comerford Law to other veterans who feel their cases have been ignored and need help – get Jim Comerford’s professional assistance. Let the VA know you won’t continue to be pushed aside.

Tania R.

He assisted me with my case and did an outstanding job. I am very thankful!

Kathleen F.

I was on full disability in 2005 i gave it up because i thout i could wor 3 yrs later i was back where i started, I found Mr. Comerford by accident, let me tell you he went to bat for me, he worked for a large law firm where everyone was just a file/number, he opened his own practice, small but knows everyone personally and by name, when I was down he didn’t quit, when the judge denied me after 7 yrs, I sed forget it, nope James sed nope we r taking it federal,, submitted to federal court gave me a remand, meaning we were suppose to go in but the judges sed don’t come in she/me gets another court date, very rare, and the judges sed no u get another court date cuz the judge should have givin u disability, so went back and won, moral of tge story if James sats u should have gotten it and didnt he does not give up, this lawyer was the best and he will fight until he gets the job done, best lawyer, person, all around human being ive ever met, AMAZING, I would definitely recommend him to everyone 100%.

Thanks Jim for everything.

Kathy F.

I contacted Jim after my first denial for SS Disability. He was referred to me by a good friend who had retained him for her Disability odyssey as well. My Disability case was somewhat difficult because I didn’t have a nice, large cache of medical documentation to back up my claim. Despite this and other complications Jim helped me get through my hearing and I received a fully favorable decision from the Judge and now I
am just waiting to start receiving my benefits.


James is an absolutely great lawyer. He fully understands his area of expertise, he’s quick to answer any questions with clear, concise directions on how to proceed. His insight into understanding how to navigate with many case laws and government agencies helped me as his client better understand the case law and it’s ways. James is quick to answer emails and phone calls, and made me feel very comfortable. I highly, highly recommended James for his case law specialties. A professional and true gentleman, even when I would ramble on with worry, James was very understanding and able to put my concerns at ease.

a Social Security client

Jim is absolutely one of the nicest, most compassionate, and intelligent lawyers out there. He is fast to answer any question with clear, concise direction. His insight into understanding how to navigate with many government agencies helps his clients in many ways. Jim is quick to answer emails and calls, and makes his clients feel very comfortable. Highly, highly recommended.


Jim is a good lawyer that helped us through a difficult purchase of our home(he also was the lawyer for the sale of our previous home).
We had quite a few issues with the details of the purchase with both the bank and the seller that James made sure were resolved as quickly as possible. When the selling lawyer would not respond to phone calls/emails Jim physically went to the lawyer’s office and made sure that the final details were pushed through.
I would recommend Jim as an attorney as he is very knowledgeable and thorough on the work that he does.

Msgr Equality ScottWest

I had gone on disability before and got better so I went back to work again. When I got bad again and applied for disability, it was unbelievable. IT was hell. I got hooked up with Jim, and he was an incredible human being as well as a wonderful lawyer. I definitely recommend anyone who needs a disability lawyer to use Jim.


Jim has been representing me through my Social Security Disability adventure for 6 years. I knew my case would not be easy because of my disabilities. I contacted Jim after I initially applied for SSDI. My SSDI case was denied the first time through. Unfortunately, the Rheumatologist I had been seeing for 17 years kept horrible records, barely recording any medical history. After reviewing them, Jim knew this was going to be an uphill battle, but battle on he did. Jim filed an appeal on my behalf and I finally had my day in court. Fibro fog, memory issues and pain are difficult cases to present, but Jim did a great job. I was awarded a partially favorable decision, meaning I would receive SSDI payments. However, I did not agree with the date of disability onset determined by the judge. So, Jim filed an appeal on my behalf to amend the judge’s decision of date of disability onset. It took two years, but I did have my second day in court. Jim presented my case in a passionate and professional way. He has gone above and beyond what I believe a lot of attorneys would have done. Through all six years, Jim has always been accessible, returned e-mails and phone calls in a timely manner. He communicated with me every step of the way. He’s been patient and kind, listening to my concerns and calming my fears. Jim has kept a positive and upbeat attitude through this process. He’s given me fantastic representation and I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney to be with me on this journey. I’d highly recommend Jim to anybody who’s applying for SSDI. He’s got the knowledge, experience and patience to navigate the extremely complicated and muddy waters of the Social Security Disability system.


I was referred to Jim after my SSDI Request for Redetermination was denied.

My original disability claim had been filed by a company claiming to specialize in disability—yet I was never allowed to speak with an actual attorney and I did everything except the original electronic submission of the claim—which was compiled by a low-level intake person. I dismissed them after my original claim was denied.

I was immediately delighted to have found Jim. My first call was with Jim personally and he was thorough and informative. He has extensive expertise and reassured me that our case was strong. He advised me along the way and dealt with my panic.

Jim’s diligence and expertise in crafting a brief for my hearing resulted in a very short hearing and a fully favorable decision. Jim’s thorough knowledge of relevant law, his review of my previous submissions and my medical records, and his understanding of my conditions resulted in a brief that left the hearing judge in need of little additional evidence.

I am very grateful to Jim for his expertise, patience and professionalism. I was desperate, feeling out of options, and he achieved a positive outcome which I am certain I could not have achieved on my own.

Helping Veterans Since 2008.
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