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Nationwide Legal Representaion

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The Edmunds Law Firm can assist with the entire spectrum of National Security Clearance problems. This field of law is complex and specialized, and today’s security climate has contributed to the difficulty in obtaining (or retaining) a National Security Clearance. Over thirty years of National Security Clearance experience has earned The Edmunds Law Firm a national reputation for success, particularly for individuals who have initially been denied a National Security Clearance.

Individuals who are seeking a National Security Clearance will be thoroughly screened by the Federal Government. In today’s security climate, obtaining a National Security Clearance is often a challenge. The Edmunds Law Firm has successfully represented hundreds of “Clearance Applicants” over the past three decades, covering the entire spectrum of Clearance related issues. Read more about our firm.

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Experience Makes the Difference

Alan Edmunds Security Clearance LawyerExperience Makes the DifferenceThe Edmunds Law Firm has the experience that makes the difference in National Security Clearance cases. Individuals who are seeking to obtain, or keep, a Security Clearance are often met with significant obstacles. It is the knowledge and skill provided by the firm’s 30 years of experience that allows us to overcome these challenges quickly and effectively.

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Serving You Nationwide

US mapThe Edmunds Law Firm provides successful representation in security clearance matters, nationwide. Attorney Alan V. Edmunds is among a small group of attorneys who travel across the country to help individuals with their national security clearance problems. Contact us today for more information about your National Security Clearance case.

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Recent Victories

DOHA (Hearing)
April 8, 2016
Guidelines E and K.
Caldwell, New Jersey

A Government Contractor received a Statement of Reasons for Personal Conduct and Handling Protected Information. The case was assigned to an Administrative Judge for a hearing. Mr. Edmunds represented this client, and provided evidence and testimony to the Judge at the hearing. As a result, the Government’s concerns were mitigated. This Government Contractor was able to maintain his security clearance and continue with his job.

DODCAF (Written Response)
Guideline F – 25 allegations
Guideline B
Boise, Idaho

A Federal Employee received a Statement of Reasons for Financial Allegations (Tax Lien’s, Unpaid Taxes, Collection Accounts Unpaid) and Foreign Influence (Working for a foreign family (Saudi Arabia). Mr. Edmunds and his staff responded the allegations listed in the Statement of Reasons through a professionally written response. After the Response was submitted and received by DODCAF, notification was received by The Edmunds Law Firm from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals that stated: “due to the additional information provided regarding the allegations listed in the Statement of Reasons, the Government Withdraws the Statement of Reasons, and the Security Clearance is granted.” Another example of the professional services provided by The Edmunds Law Firm.

DODCAF – Response to Statement of Reasons
GUIDELINES E and F (Personal Conduct & Financial Considerations)
February 10, 2016
Citrus Heights, California

A Contractor working as an Auditor for the U.S. Government received a Statement of Reasons for Financial issues and Personal Conduct issues. The Statement of Reasons had over 15 allegations of Financial debt and Personal Conduct issues. The Financial debt total was over $40,000.00. The Personal Conduct issue was failure to address debt in the SF-86. Mr. Edmunds and his National Security Paralegal Mr. Dennis Smith prepared a professionally written response to the Governments allegations. As a result of this written response, the Contractor received a favorable Security Clearance Determination.

January 2016 – Orlando, Florida
Guidelines E and H

A Systems Engineer working as a Government Contractor for the Department of Defense, received a Statement of Reasons for Drug Involvement, and Personal Conduct. The Personal Conduct allegation was due to falsifying a Government document (SF-86). Mr. Alan Edmunds represented the Contractor at his hearing, and through testimony and the submission of exhibits, Mr. Edmunds was able to mitigate the Government’s concerns. As a result, the Judge issued a favorable decision. Once again, another career saved by Mr. Edmunds and his staff

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Security Clearance – January 2016

On 23 December 2015 the DoDCAF favorably adjudicated my investigation and my response to the LOI/SOR with a Secret clearance! I realized after 30 days into the adjudication process that I was completely in over my head in trying to address this situation myself. I thank you for being an attorney who is reachable, personable, and respectful as we collaborated in this process. I also appreciate the fact that you provided me with information on debt management and tools to help me dispute creditors/collections agencies.

Security Clearance – November 2015
Fantastic news!! I want to thank you for all of the hard work you put into this case. Your professionalism was key in ensuring all the pertinent data was presented to his Honor. Thanks again for presenting to the Administrative Judge – you did an excellent job.

Security Clearance – March 2015
“This is the most amazing news I have had in 2 years waiting for this to come through. it was one setback after another, after another. To say that I am thankful for your service to me would be an extreme understatement. The knowledge, professionalism, and courtesy extended to me through you and our firm is a true testament that you folks are in of the finest caliber in the legal profession!

With this favorable ruling, I can now help take better care of my handicap son while not worrying about my career being in jeopardy due to government obstacles that are trivial at best.

Again, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you and your team for the outstanding service, and dedication to my case.”


Security Clearance – March 2015
“Alan, see below, we got it! Thank you for all your support, I have no words, you have been very professional, thanks to your response and assistance I received my Secret Clearance!
I will be contacting you later today.”


Security Clearance – September 2014
“I can gladly express my heartfelt thanks to you and your firm for the outstanding effort that produced the swift and successful result achieved on my behalf. The upfront description of services and prices was comforting and absolutely backed up with the insight, savvy and experience to set my situation right.

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