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Client Recommended
99% client recommended

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5.0/5.0

Steer clear from generalist attorneys and retain a specialist in this area like Mr. Gately. Mr. Gately has represented me for two years during my MEB...

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Client 2018/10/23

5.0/5.0

Jack is a seasoned practitioner; knowledgeable with MEB procedures. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my case. Jack's attention to detail...

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Client 2018/10/20

5.0/5.0

Mr. John B. Gately is an outstanding and very competent lawyer. I have nothing but praise for his dedication to his clients throughout the military...

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Client 2018/10/13

5.0/5.0

Hiring Jack to help me get through the MEB and PEB process was the best decision I could have made. I was immediately impressed with his level of...

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Client 2018/10/09

5.0/5.0

Mr. Gately is a ridiculously competent lawyer that will be there to defend you when curve balls come your way. He will undoubtedly know all your...

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Client 2018/10/09

5.0/5.0

Hire John early in the process. He was able to help me get my CON-Leave approved and transfer to the WTB within the first month. John then helped me...

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Client 2018/10/08

5.0/5.0

I give my absolute strongest recommendation to John. The med board process is terrifying, there are just too many steps and too much information to...

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Client 2018/09/19

5.0/5.0

Like many people I did not want to go through a PEB/MEB, or be discharged. As a Medical Officer I knew, based on my condition, it was inevitable. The...

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Client 2018/08/29

5.0/5.0

Jack is outstanding, knows his stuff, will fight for you and do way more that the status quo!! Would definitely recommend hiring Jack even if you...

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Client 2018/08/04

5.0/5.0

John Gately, an attorney highly recommended in the PEB community, was invaluable as a legal consult. Mr. Gately expeditiously reviewed my case (on a...

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Client 2018/07/15

5.0/5.0

My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes after less than one year of active duty...She was devastated and we were lost in a medical and...

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Client 2018/06/29

5.0/5.0

After serving 15+ years in the Coast Guard, and being traumatically injured in the line of duty, Jack has been with our family every step of the way...

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Client 2018/06/28

5.0/5.0

Mr. Gately is truly a life saver when it came time for me to go through the medical board process. I had some serious injuries in the Army, and was...

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Client 2018/06/09

5.0/5.0

I am an attorney myself but when I was confronting the Navy PEB process, I knew I needed Mr. Gately. His professionalism and vast expertise in the...

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Client 2018/05/24

5.0/5.0

It was Mr. Gately’s nearly 30 years of working within the MEB and PEB process that gave him the experience to build a solid case. The formal board...

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Client 2018/05/10

5.0/5.0

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Client 2018/05/01

5.0/5.0

Hiring Jack was one of the best decisions I could have ever made when I found out I was going before a Medical Review Board in the USAF. He is always...

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Client 2018/04/20

5.0/5.0

Mr. Gately was very helpful in my case. He reviewed my case quickly and was very honest with me about my findings and gave great advice that it would...

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Client 2018/03/13

5.0/5.0

I hired Jack early in the MEB process and doing this provided me with the guidance and information needed to get the result I wanted. The lawyers...

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Client 2018/02/13

5.0/5.0

Mister Gately greatly changed our lives. His dedication and intelligence provided a strategic win. Without his help my family wouldn't have health...

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Client 2018/02/09

5.0/5.0

I wish that I would have found Jack earlier in the MEB process. I would have saved so much frustration and uncertainty by having someone there to...

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Client 2018/01/24

5.0/5.0

Hiring Jack was like taking out an insurance policy with the smartest PEB attorney in the business. I’ve retained other attorneys in the past and...

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Client 2018/01/23

5.0/5.0

Jack is a fantastic lawyer and counselor in every sense of the word. Receiving word that your retirement is about to be cancelled is alarming, but...

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Client 2018/01/11

5.0/5.0

Mr. Gately took my case BEFORE the MEB occurred, which was very beneficial (other military disability attorneys didn't want my case until an MEB was...

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Client 2018/01/08

5.0/5.0

The Lord sent me a savior, Mr. Gately. From the initial contact Mr. Gately was professional, honest, and provided encouragement at a time where I...

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Client 2017/11/30

5.0/5.0

Jack was instrumental in me receiving the highest ratings possible despite the numerous administrative and bureaucratic pitfalls in the PEB system....

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Client 2017/11/03

5.0/5.0

Before I hired Jack, I did a lot of research into Navy PEB attorneys across the country due to the nature and complexity of my case. What I found was...

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Client 2017/10/31

5.0/5.0

Once received the news that I would be going through the military medical board process, I knew I needed guidance. My father recommended Mr. Gately...

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Client 2017/09/25

5.0/5.0

A MUST HAVE ATTORNEY!!!!! Please call Mr. John B Gately!!! He has been my saving grace over this entire process of being medically retired from the...

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Client 2017/09/21

5.0/5.0

Jack spent the time to deliberately decode the MED/PEB, VA process into reasonable segments. With Jack's help, he steered me away from incorrect...

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Client 2017/06/29

5.0/5.0

With Mr. Gatley's expertise and knowledge I received better than anticipated results on my MEP/PEB and VA claims.

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Client 2017/06/29

5.0/5.0

Jack Gately is an exceptional attorney that provided tremendous guidance and support to prepare for the Final Physical Evaluation Board. We met and...

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Client 2017/06/19

5.0/5.0

Jack Gately’s expertise and dedication to my case was exceptional. Jack represented me in my USCG FPEB. He diligently worked with me on my case,...

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Client 2017/06/15

5.0/5.0

Altruistic. Dedicated. Brilliant planner. Amazing preparation and improv skills. John 'Jack' Gately, became a mentor to my wife and myself. He...

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Client 2017/04/20

5.0/5.0

Jack is a great asset to have on your team. He helped me with my Coast Guard disability claim and won my case. By the ends of my hearing the Coast...

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Client 2016/05/27

5.0/5.0

My initial goal was to be found unfit (PTSD) at the Navy PEB. I was shocked when I found out that I had been found fit. I called Jack and he agreed...

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Client 2016/04/04

5.0/5.0

WOW! Absolutely wonderful from start to finish. I appointed Jack as my attorney once my IPEB results were in. Pricing is very fair & covers the...

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Client 2016/03/03

5.0/5.0

Jack Gately represented me while I was on active duty for an admin discharge board. He was very savvy and new his stuff. Through his tenatious work,...

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Client 2015/10/24

5.0/5.0

John has helped my son and I through the Medical Discharge process with the Coast Guard and I would have to say there is no way we would have made it...

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Client 2015/08/11

5.0/5.0

Mr. Jack Gately is a dedicated professional that worked with me from before inception, even prior to my MEB, through my PEB (effectively obtaining...

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Client 2015/03/09

5.0/5.0

Mr. Gately was very personable and professional. A joy to be around and be represented by. He was able to take my case and be successful in minimal...

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Client 2015/01/18

5.0/5.0

The absolute most wonderful attorney possible. He spent so much time on my case, and honestly became one of my great friends. My family loves him...

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Client 2015/01/08

5.0/5.0

Best phone call we ever made! Jack Gately knows more about the MEB process and the VA than anyone else you will ever meet. As a reservist hurt on...

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Client 2015/01/05

5.0/5.0

Can't stress it enough. Get an attorney BEFORE you enter the MEB/PEB process. Mr. Gately provided me the right information on time, so the outcome...

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Client 2014/12/03

5.0/5.0

At a time where assistance was sparse and fear of the unknown abundant, finding Jack provided a beacon of hope. Throughout this entire process of...

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Client 2014/10/24

5.0/5.0

John Gately represented me 2 times for Military Medical Boards. He was very well prepared for both cases. He made what would have been a very...

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Client 2014/10/19

5.0/5.0

Hiring John Gately was the best decision I ever made in my military career. John Gately displayed superior knowledge with the U.S. Coast Guard...

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Client 2014/09/26

5.0/5.0

Mr. Gately is a very knowledgeable and personable attorney. He did very diligent and thorough technical research into my case to support the VA and...

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Client 2014/07/01

5.0/5.0

If you are in the military or a Veteran, then you know how to follow instructions. If you need help getting the benefits you deserve, then Mr....

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Client 2014/05/31

5.0/5.0

During the medical evaluation board process it was extremely stressful, from medical issues to complicated regulations I didn't understand, and it...

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Client 2014/03/19

5.0/5.0

Mr. Gately's level of professionalism, responsiveness, and quality of service is unequaled. I always advise people who are faced with a challenging...

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Client 2014/02/09

5.0/5.0

Mr. Gately's responsiveness, level of professionalism, and results are unequaled. I strongly advise people who are faced with a Military Medical...

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Client 2014/02/09

5.0/5.0

Mr. Gately is a AWESOME lawyer. He fought my fight even after everything was said and done with the military. He went out of his way to file my VA...

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Client 2014/01/29

5.0/5.0

John is a true professional. He is attentive, caring, and involved. Having him represent my husband has made all the difference.

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Client 2014/01/29

5.0/5.0

Jack is a not only a great lawyer but also a great person. He is honest and cares more for his clients than he does about anything else. He is...

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Client 2014/01/28

5.0/5.0

I have retained Mr Gately for several of my business ventures. He is extremely resourceful and most definitely does not give up no matter how...

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Client 2014/01/28

5.0/5.0

John was very responsive. He expedited the matter for which he was hired as he understood our dire circumstances. Time was of the essence. His...

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Client 2014/01/27

5.0/5.0

I cannot speak highly enough of Mr. Gately! I sent him a very difficult case to begin with and he won it on appeal after fighting with the military...

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Client 2014/01/27

5.0/5.0

Retaining Mr. Gately (Jack) was the single wisest decision I made during my military medical retirement proceeding. He represented my case in an...

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Client 2014/01/27

5.0/5.0

Mr. Gately is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate. He goes out of his way to help, and is always accessible to thoroughly answer...

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Client 2014/01/27

5.0/5.0

My wife had to go through a medical board. We found Mr. Gately relatively late in the process, but he provided amazing support and insight throughout...

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Client 2014/01/27

5.0/5.0

Friendly and personable

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Client 2014/01/27

5.0/5.0

John Gately was a prodigious and paramount asset when dealing with the VA and Navy upon my medical retirement. He helped navigate me through the...

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Client 2014/01/26

5.0/5.0

Worth his weight in gold. I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to have been represented by Mr. Gately. {newline}Thank you so much for...

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Client 2014/01/26

5.0/5.0

Jack is an incredible attorney who is always thinking ahead and able to predict PEB/VA/SS reactions and moves to nullify them ahead of time.He is...

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Client 2014/01/26

5.0/5.0

John Gately is professional and persuasive. He will give you an honest consultation with goals that you can expect. He fights for your rights as a...

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Client 2014/01/26

5.0/5.0

John Gately is the real deal. My husband was put up for a medical board to be discharged from the military. We found Mr. Gately. He spoke with us at...

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Client 2013/02/08

4.8/5.0

I would like to take a moment to thank Jack Gately for all of his hard work, and brag on him for a minute. Eight months ago I found out I was to go...

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Client 2018/09/04

4.8/5.0

He provided sound expert advice on my DES/PEB/TDRL case over the past 4 years via limited phone comms even though I didn't hire him.He answered the...

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Client 2018/06/17

4.8/5.0

Friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and experienced in the extreme, John Gately is the expert you want on your side. You won't find a better...

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Client 2018/05/09

4.8/5.0

If you are going through a PEB or MEB, you will want Jack as your representation. Jack helped guide me through exactly whhich types of documentation...

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Client 2017/09/25

4.8/5.0

Jack helped me immensely during my medical Performance Evaluation Board (PEB) for the Marines. I knew something was wrong when the Marine Corps,...

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Client 2016/02/08

4.8/5.0

Why chance it when you can gain a huge advantage with John B. Gately? Mr. Gately is a professional and really knows his stuff dealing with Medical...

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Client 2014/10/30

4.8/5.0

I chose Mr. Gately's services because his prior experience in US Coast Guard gave him an unique advantage over other military lawyer's in handling my...

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Client 2014/03/10

4.8/5.0

I have found Mr. John Brendan Gately to be honest, right to the point, and consistently giving me realistic outcomes throughout the entire 2 years...

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Client 2014/02/13

4.8/5.0

Jack was great! When my husband was sent to a medical board, we realized we needed help late in the process. My husband had been downplaying his...

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Client 2014/02/10

4.8/5.0

I can't imagine going through the medical retirement process without Jack. He took care of us from beginning to end; without him we would have been...

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Client 2014/02/05

4.8/5.0

Without John (Jack) I would have never recieved any retierment benefits after I was injured on active duty. Jack doesn't just win your case he also...

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Client 2014/01/27

4.8/5.0

Highly experienced and skilled in his practice specialties, Mr. John Gately was an excellent attorney and one with whom I thoroughly enjoyed working....

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Client 2014/01/26

4.5/5.0

As an USAF health care provider going through the IDES process, I knew how complex the system is and that i would need solid professional guidance to...

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Client 2018/07/28

4.5/5.0

Extremely knowledgable about military medical review board process.

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Client 2014/01/27

4.5/5.0

John is an effective attorney. He worked hard and took my case seriously.

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Client 2014/01/27

4.3/5.0

At a time where assistance was sparse and fear of the unknown abundant, finding Jack provided a beacon of hope. Throughout the entire process of...

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Client 2014/10/22

1.0/5.0

Lawyer will not pick up phone or respond to emails, phone calls, voice mails or fax, or even pick up client mail on a timely manner. Quality of...

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Client 2013/11/24

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