For twenty-five years, Ms. Eagle has been representing Veterans nationwide in a wide array of issues involving benefit entitlements by the department of Veterans Affairs. Together with her husband, VA Accredited Agent Jim Radogna, they represent Veterans and their family members before all 58 VA Regional Offices, the Board of Veterans' Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC), as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
In February 1998, she was recruited as Deputy Director for the Veterans Benefits Program of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). As Deputy Director, Ms. Eagle represented VVA member-claimants before the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals and assisted the Director with the training and advising of 300 VVA Service Representatives nationwide. She also represented VVA on numerous veteran-related panels and advisory boards, and drafted veteran-related articles for VVA publication. Ms. Eagle also met and provided claim analyses and consultations to VVA members regarding their VA benefit entitlements and eligibility. In January of 1999, she joined Health Policy Analysts in Washington, DC, where, as an associate analyst, she focused on veterans’ health issues, most notably hepatitis C and diabetes mellitus. This role also helped Ms. Eagle realize that providing legal counsel to veterans appealing their VA benefits claims was her true passion.
Ms. Eagle has presented oral argument as Veterans' counsel and amicus curiae in cases at the CAVC. Noteworthy cases include Harvey v. Shinseki, 24 Vet. App. 284 (2011) (sanctioning VA Secretary for failure to handle appeal expeditiously) and Freeman v. Shinseki, 24 Vet. App. 404 (2011) (holding that veteran beneficiaries now have same right to appeal fiduciary appointment as any other VA decision affecting benefits).
Ms. Eagle also has extensive experience training veterans’ service representatives, attorneys and other veterans' advocates, and is a frequent speaker before state bar associations, veterans’ service organizations and at legal seminars. Her dedication to veteran advocacy was also recognized by her colleagues when she was elected as Vice President of NOVA, Inc. (National Organization of Veteran Advocates) from 2007 to 2009, and as NOVA's President from 2009 to 2011. In October 2019, Katrina was honored to Receive the ABA's Making A Difference through Pro Bono Work Award.
Ms. Eagle received her B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University in 1993 and her J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law in 1999. She is admitted to practice law in California, Maryland, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
When not representing Veterans, Katrina enjoys learning about life through the eyes of her family, including Bailey, their Golden Retriever. She also dabbles in geocaching and half-marathons (50+ to date) in her spare time. The most recent addition to her bucket list is hiking portions of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), including the John Muir Trail, by 2022(ish).
A random conversation between friends several years ago introduced Mr. Radogna to the practice of representing Veterans. After running his own successful legal consulting business in the auto industry, Jim began to redirect his passion for helping people to assisting Veterans obtain their previously denied claims for service-connected benefits and compensation. In April 2015, Jim attended his first National Organization of Veterans' Advocates conference and realized he wanted to devote all of his time to helping Veterans and their families. It is also a way to continue to honor his late father, a Korean War Veteran who served in the U.S. Army in the 1950s.
Since then, Jim has tackled hundreds of Veterans' appeals and studied the legal landscape in this ever-changing area of law while working with his wife, Veterans Law Attorney Katrina Eagle. In addition to representing Veterans before all 58 VA Regional Offices and the Board of Veterans' Appeals, Jim works with Ms. Eagle to develop curriculum and training materials as well as co-presents at various state and national Veterans Service Officer conferences. He also manages the law office's social media presence and content.
Mr. Radogna received his B.S. in Marketing from the University of Miami in 1981. When not representing Veterans, you can find Jim working out and enjoying the outdoors, often hiking 8-10 miles daily or walking Bailey, their Golden Retriever.