Everett L. McKeown, Esq.

Areas of Practice for Veterans:
  • VA Disability Claims Appeals
  • VA Debt Overpayment Disputes
  • Military Law
  • Discharge Upgrade
  • Criminal Matters / Veterans Court*
  • Domestic Relations*
  • General Civil/Business Law & Consulting

Professional Leadership

  • Chair of the Orange County Bar Association Veterans Committee, Orlando, FL 
  • Vice Chair/Board of Directors, Florida of Association of Veteran Owned business (FAVOB)


Associations and Memberships

  • Court of Appeals for Veteran's Claims Bar Association
  • VA Accredited Disability Attorney
  • National Organization for Veteran's Advocates (NOVA) – Sustaining Member
  • City of Orlando Mayors Veterans Advisory Committee
  • The American Legion – Member

Bar Association Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association (Admitted 2007)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association (Admitted 2010)
  • Tennessee Bar Association (Admitted 2013)
  • Orange County, FL Bar Association
  • Greater Orlando Asian-American Bar Association

Military Service

  •         Military Experience
    •  Officer – Rank of Captain
    •  Current Position – Brigade Judge Advocate, 518th Sustainment Brigade
    •   Enlisted Service:
      • 13 years Active Duty U.S. Air Force
      • 4 years Florida Army National Guard–Paralegal NCO
      • 5 years U.S. Army Reserves, Chief Paralegal NCO
  • Military Awards & Honors
    • Deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Desert Shield/Desert Storm
    • Deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
    • Deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
    • Army Meritorious Service Medal
    • Army Commendation Medal (x2)
    • Army Achievement Medal
    • Iraqi Campaign Medal
    • Afghan Campaign Medal
    • NATO Medal (ISAF)
    • Air Force Commendation Medal
    • Air Force Achievement Medal
    • Air Force Combat Readiness Ribbon

Volunteer Work

  • Veterans Pro Bono Consortium

Education

  • Judge Advocate Officer's Advanced Course (2013)
  • Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Course (2012)
  • Judge Advocate Tactical Staff Officer's Course (2009)
  • Judge Advocate Officer's Basic Course (2008)
  • Juris Doctorate – Barry University School of Law (2006)
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA) – University of Orlando (1999)
  • Master of Science, Human Resources Management – Chapman University (1993)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Human Resources Administration – St Leo University (1988)

 *Legal Matters involving extensive and recurring appearances in Court are limited to Veterans in the Central Florida area on a case-by-case basis.

NOVA, Legal Representation, Veterans' Services in Orlando, FL                                                                          www.vetadvocates.org                                                                     Providing Training For Those Who Represent Americas Veterans and Their Dependents Since 1993.
Everett L. McKeown, Sustaining Member since 2012