Our Advantage is Our Team

Founded by a combat veteran and former VA rater, no other firm can match the insider’s insight of Seven Principles. Meet our staff, and you’ll see the difference yourself.

About Us

Seven Principles was founded in 2014 by Chas Sampson in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia. As a VA rater, Chas had grown frustrated seeing Veterans denied their benefits due to technicalities, missing paperwork, or simple mistakes in the filing process.

Unable to sit idly by as Veterans watched their benefits slip through their fingers, Chas began a passion project from his kitchen table to assist Veterans and their families and he hasn’t stopped since.

By early 2015 Chas had amassed so many clients that he found himself at a crossroads – either he had to start turning away Veterans in need of assistance or commit fully to helping Veterans navigate the VA Disability Claims system. The following April, the firm was incorporated into the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Chas set about building the best possible team to accomplish the mission.

Meet the Veterans and military family members working behind the scenes to ensure you WIN your VA claims case!

Knowing we have men and women in the firm who love this work and are willing to put hours each day into it keeps us going. We are the experts in what we do.

Our Team

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Lynley Elgin

Human Resources, U.S. Navy Retired

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Sheena Williams

Head Attorney

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Luke O'Brien

Attorney, U.S.M.C. Veteran

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Roneesha Williams


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James Hartzell

Business Systems Administrator, U.S. Army Veteran

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Kapri Davis

Quality Assurance Manager

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Sam Badroui

Finance Manager

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Jonathan Nicklas

Marketing Manager

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Destyni Dean

Administrative Program Support Specialist, U.S. Navy Veteran

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Teri Smallwood

Account Manager


Teea Moye

Account Manager


Jaqui Izzo

Account Manager

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Jaclyn Haggerty

Account Manager

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Victoria Jones

Account Manager


Rayshell Pettus

Customer Service Representative


Khristie Sanchez

Customer Service Representative


Desirrae Anderson-Harris, LCSW

Mental Health Practitioner

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