Fred is a partner at McKeown Law, LLP, who dedicates his time to representing Veterans before the Department of Veterans Affairs.
United States Marine Corps
He graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in economics in June of 2001. Months later, and ten days after the attacks of 9/11, he enlisted in the Marines, leaving behind a promising career as a stockbroker to serve as a Marine infantryman. He was assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and served as an LAV-25 gunner in the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003 and later in Fallujah, Iraq during the siege of that city in 2004.
After being honorably discharged in 2005, Fred had no desire to pursue a career watching the stock market so he initially sought to become a public servant. He used his G.I. Bill benefits and scholarships to get his law degree from the prestigious Maurer School of Law at Indiana University Bloomington.
Department of Veterans Affairs
His first job after law school was with the Department of Veteran Affairs as a disability “rater.” There, he witnessed firsthand, not only the common mistakes often made by Veterans in dealing the VA, but also the high levels of incompetency demonstrated by many VA employees and management. After 7 years of dissatisfaction with his inability to assist Veterans in getting the full benefits they deserved, he resigned from his VA position and joined McKeown Law.
As a Veteran, Fred understands the sacrifices made by all service members in in carrying out their duties in service to our country. As a combat Veteran, Fred understands the unique experiences of those who risked their lives on the front lines and the challenges they face when returning to society. He now devotes his education, experience, and skills to assisting all Veterans in getting the disability benefits they have earned.