Armed Forces Foundation

The founders of the Armed Forces Foundation pioneered the modern day application of this area of the law. They laid the groundwork for the United States Department of Justice to obtain the largest SCRA settlement in its history.

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides critical consumer and other protections to the men and women serving our nation in the military, and to the Families of those Servicemembers. The enactment of the SCRA was recognition that those who are making great sacrifices to protect us mandate our full support at home. It is in this spirit of the law, and loyalty to those who are willing to lay down their lives for our freedom that the SCRA Foundation earns its daily breath.

To our Servicemembers and their Families:
Thank you for your service and for your sacrifices…….. ALWAYS!

The Armed Forces Foundation runs several programs:



The Armed Forces Foundation directly implements the necessary actions for the SCRA to be effective in its mission and purpose of helping our Servicemembers and their families in their role of defending our Nation.

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Hurley v Deutsche Bank, et al., No. 08-cv-361, 2009 WL 701006 (W.D. Mich.) The landmark Servicemembers Civil Relief Act case. The first time in the history of our country that a jury was seated to hear a case brought by a soldier against a financial institution for violating the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The Founders of the SCRA Foundation and their team took the Hurley case to trial after over four years of litigation. As a result of the Hurley case, the SCRA was amended (Hurley Amendments) clearly stating that Servicemembers, and their dependents, can now bring suit to right civil wrongs against them: “Private Right of Action.”



The 2015 Revised Michigan Judge’s Guide to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is a critical on-line and hardbound resource. The Revised Michigan Judge’s Guide to the SCRA serves to inform and educate (often for the first time) Servicemembers and their Families, judges, JAG Officers, attorneys, paralegals, media, anyone...on the purpose and application of the SCRA. The Revised Michigan’s Judge’s Guide to the SCRA is scheduled to be published and distributed to all Michigan federal, state and tribal judges FREE of charge, summer 2015. The costs of compiling, publishing, distributing and promoting the Revised Michigan Judge’s Guide to the SCRA are not covered by any taxpayer money, but from charitable donations. Please help support this most important resource for all Servicemembers and their Families impacted by violations of the SCRA, and donate today. Help us recognize the Military Consumer (Servicemembers) as equal in the eyes of civilian laws advocating consumer protection. Your donations are profoundly appreciated, and tax deductible. [IRS Code Section 170.]

Matt is co-founder of the SCRA Foundation which directly implements the necessary actions for the SCRA to be effective in its mission and purpose of helping our Servicemembers and their families in their role of defending our Nation.


Matt is founder of the Armed Forces Foundation which directly provides assistance to veterans.

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VA Disability Law Center fights to ensure veterans and their dependents get the benefits they deserve from the Department of Veteran Affairs.

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VA benefit claims must be handled in a specific way in order to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our VA Disability Attorneys have experience with veterans' benefits and can help you navigate this long and complicated process.

Artwork By Veterans

Artwork by Veterans is a project of the Armed Forces Foundation, a nonprofit that is building a community of veteran artistsOur mission is to use this platform to bring veteran artists together and support them and the work that they do.


Matthew R. Cooper


Matt was nationally recognized for a case that he litigated for an Iraq War Veteran from Hartford, Michigan that protected the rights of all personnel serving in the United States Military. Matt effectuated amendments by Congress to the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act, protecting the rights of men and women in the United States Armed Forces.

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Hear what our clients say...

"I would like to thank you and Mr. Cooper and the staff for helping me with this claim. I had given up on any claim because other lawyers and the County Veteran Officer said they couldn't help me. If there is anything I can do to help my TDIU case just let me know. Again thank you all very much."

Christopher Kiger
Lexington, North Carolina

"I filed for V.A. Benefits back in 1995 and was denied. I rocked on for 20+ years suffering in pain while working. I called one of the V.A. advocate attorneys I saw on TV and talked to them and at there advise filed another claim. Well this rocked on for about 8 to 10 months and was denied again. I called the same attorney back just for them to tell me they couldn't help me at this time. So I was put in touch with attorney Matt Cooper. He said my case sounded like an open and shut deal to him. Mr. Cooper took the time to listen and file supplemental claims on my behalf. 5 months later, BAM!, I received a letter in the mail telling me I had been awarded 50% disability on some, some, not all but some of the supplemental claims that Mr. Cooper filed on my behalf. Mr. Cooper is still working on my appeal and I am confident in Mr. Cooper and his staff will get me my claim. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone filing an appeal contact Mr. Cooper and his staff. They are professional, courteous and above all caring."

Danny Richards
New Brockton, Alabama
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