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Colin Edward Kemmerly

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Colin E. Kemmerly

Born and raised in New Orleans Louisiana, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Spring Hill College in Mobile Alabama in 1986. After college, I received my law degree from Loyola School of Law in New Orleans. In 1989 I began my legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the District Attorney of New Orleans. At the District Attorney's Office I represented victims and successfully prosecuted crimes in Juvenile Court through 1st degree murder jury trials in Orleans Parrish Criminal District Court. In 1995 I moved to Mobile and, after admission to the Alabama State Bar, began working at Gardberg, Clausen, & Kemmerly, P.C. I have remained with the Firm since that time, concentrating my practice on representing clients seeking social security benefits from the Social Security Administration and veterans seeking compensation and pension from the Department of Veterans Affairs. I handle administration actions at all stages of the administrative process, including appeals through representation in Federal District and Appellant Courts and veterans appeals before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in Washington, D.C. I am admitted to practice in all state courts in Louisiana and Alabama, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, Eastern District of Louisiana, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. I am a member of the Louisiana State Bar, Alabama State Bar, Mobile Bar Association, and the Court Of Appeals For Veterans Claims Bar Association. I am an active participant in the Mobile Bar Associations Volunteer Lawyer's Program. I am also a member of the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates.


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1989
  • Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Major: History

Professional Associations

  • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association, 2008 to 2008
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 1989 to 2009
  • Alabama State Bar Association, 1996 to 2009
  • Mobile Bar Association, 1996 to Present

Practice Areas

  • Social Security Disability
  • Veterans Law

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1989
  • Alabama, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 1999

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Mobile Bar Association - Volunteer Lawyer Program, 1996 to 2009

Past Positions

  • Office of the District Attorney of New Orleans, Assistant District Attorney, 1989 to 1995

Current Employment Position

  • Partner