Nevah Jones serves as an Attorney and Skadden Fellow for the Veterans Legal Services Unit at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. She helps low-income veterans obtain service-related payments and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. This work includes removing barriers to care, including advocating for discharge characterization upgrades, and assessing eligibility for public benefits.
Prior to joining the Advocacy Center in September 2022, Nevah served for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force as both an enlisted technician and an officer. During that time, she earned twenty military decorations, including eight medals for personal exemplary service, and eight campaign medals (e.g., Kosovo Campaign, Iraq Campaign, and Korean Defense). After retiring, she attended the University of Virginia School of Law. There she worked for a year at the Legal Aid Justice Center helping indigent members of the local community secure public benefits and interned at the Virginia Poverty Law Center as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of General Counsel. Along with her law degree, she has a; Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Master of Arts in Human Resource Development from Webster University, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. As an advocate for libraries, Nevah spends her leisure time supporting events through the American Library Association & Little Free Library.
Nevah works for the Advocacy Center because she can serve the communities that she belongs to in a city that she loves. “Growing up, my family was dependent on public benefits for over a decade, and I am aware of the challenges and stigma that come along with that. As a first-generation college and law student, my goal has always been to reach back and help individuals in similar straits.”