Kenneth C. Kowren (K.C.) started The Veterans Law Office after spending nine years working as both an attorney and accredited claims agent for Robert A. Friedman & Associates, P.S., where he helped more than 1,500 disabled veterans and their surviving spouses obtain veterans disability and dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In total, K.C. has helped hundreds of veterans win more than $50 million in veterans disability benefits.
A native of Snellville, Georgia, K.C. graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, with a Bachelor of Arts in History. While attending Cornell, K.C. was awarded the Clyde A. Duniway Prize, which is annually awarded to the best student graduating in the History major, and the Frederick George Marcham Award, which is awarded to one student each year for excellence in History. K.C. also received an IBM Thomas J. Watson Memorial Scholarship, which, combined with significant financial aid and earnings from part- and full-time employment, allowed K.C. to become a first-generation college graduate. In his practice, K.C. has won many veterans’ claims for service connection for PTSD by effectively leveraging his background in History and archival research to corroborate the occurrence of stressors which the VA itself could not verify.
After graduating from Cornell University, K.C. attended Stanford Law School, where his studies were funded in large part by the Lazier Family Scholarship Fund. While on a medical leave of absence from Stanford, in 2012, K.C. began working for Robert A. Friedman & Associates, P.S., where he began focusing exclusively on helping disabled veterans. After gaining extensive experience and training in the area of veterans disability law, K.C. graduated magna cum laude from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where he was regularly placed on the Dean’s List and awarded the CALI Award for Excellence in recognition of him having earned the top grade in an intensive course on restorative justice.
In addition to being accredited by the VA to represent veterans in claims for disability compensation, K.C. is admitted to practice law in the State of Washington. He is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates (NOVA).