Our Central Texas Corporation was established primarily to help veterans and their families obtain the disability and educational benefits they are entitled to receive based on the selfless sacrifices our veterans have provided our country.
, we fully understand that the fight for most veterans does not end on the battlefield. Veterans who have tried to claim their full disability benefits, without legal assistance, already know how frustrating and complicated that process can be. Much to often there are scandalous delays that can last years while the veterans are left injured and unemployed.
Whatever concerns you may have about the claiming process, don't hesitate to contact us today.
Russell T. Doncouse
began clerking for the VA District Counsels Office in Des Moines, Iowa in 1991, reviewing appeals by veterans who were denied claims for benefits. After graduating from Drake University Law School in 1993, Mr. Doncouse worked for Allied Insurance Group for two years before opening his own Law Firm in 1995, whose practice now specializes in Veterans benefits claims on behalf of veterans who have been denied all of the benefits they have earned during their service to our country.Mr. Doncouse
has passed State Bar examinations in Iowa (1993) and Utah (1994) and currently maintains his State license in Utah. Mr. Doncouse was admitted to practice in U.S. Federal Courts and jurisdictions, by the United States Court of Appeals, for the Tenth Circuit, in 1997, allowing him to represent clients in Federal Appellate Courts, throughout the United States. Mr. Doncouse is also accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Education & Bio
- Drake University Law School: Doctorate of Jurisprudence
- University of Utah: Bachelor of Arts
- New Mexico State University: Associate of Arts
- Community College of the Air Force: Associate of Science and Technology
- Fully Accredited Veterans' Rights Attorney
- Lifetime Member of Disabled American Veterans
- USAF Veteran: 1977-1987
Mr. Doncouse is a descendant of Pierre Dancosse, who arrived in Canada (New France) in approximately 1667. His family then immigrated to the United States in the 1870's (Louis Doncouse). Mr. Doncouse served ten years in the United States Air Force; serving in Japan, California, New Mexico and Portugal, where he gained international interests that led to his study of International Politics, Latin American History, Trade, Law and Languages. He is the father of four children and two step-children, three of which served missions in foreign countries (Brazil and Fiji), and currently has eight grandchildren, and a household where four languages are spoken (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Fijian). A. Evelyn Rodriguez,
Law Clerk, began her internship with the The Law Offices of Russell T. Doncouse in 2002 until she entered the University of Las Vegas in 2005, to pursue her education, earning a Bachelors or Science in economics in 2009. She then served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Mesa, Arizona for Eighteen months, and returned to work for our firm in April 2011, as a Legal Assistant. Ms. Rodriguez is also fluent in Spanish.
At the Law Office of Russell T. Doncouse, we practice Veterans Benefits
law in a manner that is based upon a common-sense approach to legal issues, and as veterans benefits lawyers in Texas, we have a large number of fellow advocates who constantly consult with each other to find solutions. We believe in exhibiting the highest level of integrity while always keeping your best interests at heart.