Colin Edward Kemmerly

Colin Edward Kemmerly

Practice areas:

Administrative law, Social security

About me

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, 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.

Areas of Practice

  • 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


  • 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 and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

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

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mobile Bar Association – Volunteer Lawyer Program, 1996 – 2009

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Contact info

1015 Montlimar Dr. Ste B-4
Mobile, AL, 36609

Customer Reviews

Mr. Kemmerly never ceases to amaze me with his knowledge of Veteran’s and Social Security disability law. Mr. Kemmerly’s stellar insight into the relevant legal issues in a case allows him to prevail in his arguments for his clients. Mr. Kemmerly is a leader in VA practice and is always looking for a way to better serve his clients. For example, he frequently makes guest appearances on a radio talk show to answer caller’s questions regarding Veteran’s disability. Mr. Kemmerly presents a fine example to emulate.

State Status Acquired Updated
AL Authorized to practice law 1996 12/13/2016
LA Eligible to practice law 1989 12/04/2016
Association name Position name Duration
Louisiana State Bar Association Member N/A
Alabama State Bar Member N/A
Mobile Bar Association Member N/A
Veterans Claims Bar Association Member N/A
National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates Member N/A
School name Major Degree Graduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 1989
Spring Hill College History BA – Bachelor of Arts 1986

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