Stephanie Costello

Veterans Disability Attorney

Stephanie Costello is a VA disability attorney that provides Veterans with the legal firepower they need to get the VA disability compensation they’re entitled to. Stephanie has always been dedicated to helping people, and her role as a Veterans disability lawyer allows her to help Veterans who were denied disability benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Stephanie received her Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of South Florida. When she is not defending Veterans’ rights, Stephanie enjoys reading, watching sports, playing with her two rescue dogs, and raising her (soon-to-be) two kids with her husband.

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • Federal District of Nebraska
  • Federal District of Iowa
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims


  • University of South Florida: B.A., English/Creative Writing, 2013
  • Creighton University School of Law: J.D., 2017

Wins at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Affairs

As of 2023, Stephanie has dozens of wins in the Court of Appeals for Veterans Affairs. Here are a few of them:

February 14, 2023 – The Judge in this case granted a remand for service connection for obstructive sleep apnea and the effective date for increased ratings. I argued that the VA examination was inadequate because the examiner failed to consider if the Veteran’s service connected conditions contributed to his obesity which, in turn, caused his OSA. The CAVC judge agreed.

June 9, 2022 – OGC agreed to remand the case after the Board relied on evidence the law prohibited it from relying on its assessment that the effective date for her client’s mental health disorder could go back to 1980.

March 24, 2022 – After submitting brief, the OGC agreed to remand client’s case for service connection for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

April 12, 2021 – OGC agreed with argument that the Board failed to address all the evidence showing that the client was entitled to a rating in excess of 50% for his PTSD.

August 2, 2022 – Obtained a remand offer from the Office of General Counsel after submitting a brief to the CAVC arguing that the VA ignored favorable evidence of her client’s PTSD stressor.

November 23, 2021 – The Office of General Counsel agreed with pre-briefing argument that the VA did not give her client an adequate examination despite the Board’s finding that the exam was adequate. Case remanded back to the Board for a new.

June 15, 2020Full remand after submitting a brief and reply brief because the Board did not provide adequate reason for its 50% PTSD evaluation.

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