Indiana Attorney Accepts Kenneth M. Carpenter Achievement Award
Washington, D.C. – The National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, Inc. (NOVA) presented its most prestigious honor – the Kenneth M. Carpenter Achievement Award for Excellence – to Wade Bosley, longtime veterans’ disability attorney, pro bono advocate, and partner of the law firm Bosley & Bratch. He accepted the award at NOVA’s spring training conference in San Francisco this month.
Dedicated to upholding the legal rights of military veterans and providing specialized training for those who represent them, NOVA created this award to honor its Founding Member Ken Carpenter and his immense contributions to the field of veterans’ law. First presented in 2002, the award is given to a NOVA member each spring to mark exemplary achievement in the spirit of the organization’s founders.
For the past 20 years, Mr. Bosley has exclusively represented military veterans and their families during the appeals process to obtain disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. He also pioneered the use of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as an element of damage and disability in personal injury cases and received the PTSD Vets, Inc. Service Award for his efforts in 2008.
A passionate volunteer, Mr. Bosley was named “2012 Pro Bono Advocate of the Year” by the Center for Veterans Advancement and NOVA for providing free services to homeless and underprivileged veterans and encouraging others to do the same. He also served NOVA as a two-term past president and board member.
A national speaker, Mr. Bosley has lectured from coast to coast on winning disability cases for veterans and their families. Prior to his exclusive practice of veterans’ law, he spent 25 years as a trial lawyer representing civilians in disability cases. During that time, he served as 2nd Lieutenant in the 38th Infantry Division, HHC, 138th Signal Battalion of the Indiana National Guard. His Military Occupational Specialty was the 11B Infantry.
Mr. Bosley earned his J.D. from Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law. He is admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court; the U.S. District Court Northern & Southern Districts of Indiana; the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Chicago; and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, both in Washington, DC. He is active in helping Indiana veterans and their families to receive veterans benefits.
In addition to his sustaining membership in NOVA, Mr. Bosley serves on the board of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, and is a member of the Indiana Bar Association, an associate lifetime member of Vietnam Veterans of America, and a life member of National Veterans Organization. He joined the firm of Bosley & Bratch in 1980.