Brandon Renner is a VA-certified disability attorney, who represents veteran clients nationwide. He earned his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University, in 2000, cum laude, and then his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), in 2003. Among several jurisdictions that he is licensed to practice, Brandon is duly admitted before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Prior to entering the private practice of law, Brandon served in the Gulf War era as an enlisted member of the United States Navy from January 1993 through December 1996. His primary role was as an Operations Specialist on board the Spruance-class destroyer, USS Kinkaid (DD-965), working in the combat information center (CIC) a/k/a: “combat”, the tactical nerve center of the ship. Additionally, Brandon coordinated radio/telephone operations with marine ground troops during naval gunfire support operations and held a secret clearance as a member of the Shipboard Intelligence Team. Upon its return from deployment to the western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf, the USS Kinkaid underwent a period of overhaul at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. During this time, Brandon was designated to serve as a member of the Admiral’s staff at Commander Destroyer Squadron Twenty-Three (COMDESRON 23) on board the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz (CVN-68).
As a result of his naval service, Brandon Renner was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Battle [Excellence] Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal. Brandon is a “Golden” Shellback having been initiated at the crossing of the Equator at the 180th meridian (International Date Line). Brandon is a Master Mason, member of VFW Post 1114, The American Legion Kapperman Post 44 & Hadi Shriners.
As a veteran and lawyer, Brandon is personally dedicated and steadfast in his pursuit of helping veterans obtain the benefits they deserve. He is further committed to continuing education in the ever changing area of VA law and is a member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates.