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Favorable Decisions

Attorney Edmunds has done over 600 Security Clearance Hearings in just the last 4 years. His record of appearances is kept on the official gov’t web site at DOHA.

Favorable Decisions2018-07-20T19:09:30+00:00

National Security Agency
Favorable Decision via Response to SOR
Odenton, Maryland
July 2018

Can a spiked drink taken in celebration really harm your security clearance status? The answer is yes as a client with the Edmunds Law Firm took a shot from her hairdresser only to find out it was spiked with marijuana. When she attempted to be honest during an interview, she was presented with an SOR.

Cases that address Guideline H relate to drug use and abuse which easily fits with Guideline E, focusing on one’s personal conduct. While our client did, in fact, participate in marijuana use, it was in this isolated, small incident and furthermore out of her control. After this incident, our client ended all relationships with those she knew to use drugs, especially the hairdresser. As a mother and devout church member, the fact that our client’s integrity was being called into question because of this was absurd.

With the help of the Edmunds Law Firm, a response to her SOR was all that was needed to get out of this hairy situation. Our firm has over 40 years of experience with security clearance matters. Find out how we can help you today. Call 1-800-481-2526.

Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Favorable Decision via Hearing
Columbia, Maryland
July 2018

Could something as common as internet ads cause your security clearance to be jeopardized? This happened to a recent client of ours who was fired from his position and his security clearance revoked after using a work computer for personal uploading and internet browsing during his downtime.

Guideline M cases pertain to the use of technology containing sensitive information and the rules surrounding that information. Our client acknowledged in his response that he should not have used his work computer to upload photos from his recent wedding or review articles from an online men’s digest and this behavior was not going to be repeated.

These technology allegations were combined with Guideline E allegations which focuses on his personal conduct. Within these claims, our client was accused of lying on his e-QIP because he was unaware that he needed to go into details on the loss of his position. Additionally, he was accused of providing false answers despite his attempts to correct an under-prepared interviewer.

Unfortunately, our client’s initial response was not enough for DOHA to accept, so we pursued with a hearing. Thanks to the team at the Edmunds Law Firm, our client had everything he needed to fight back and show that he wanted nothing more than to serve his country.

Internet ads can pop up on anyone’s computer. Don’t let this be the reason your security clearance is taken away. With more than 40 years of experience in a variety of cases, call the Edmunds Law Firm at 1-800-481-2526 to find out how we can help.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to Request for Information
Havelock, NC
July 2018

Sometimes, in the moment, we don’t make the right decisions. We often learn from these mistakes, like a recent client of ours did, yet the government decided to probe for further information about a DUI on his record.

Dinner often turns to drinks, and most of us don’t plan ahead for that situation. Unfortunately, our client made the decision to try and drive home while intoxicated. He was pulled over and arrested, and the case was ultimately dismissed. This client was open and honest, however, immediately submitting a self-report at his place of employment to his superiors.

Almost a year went by before this information was requested of him, and our client came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help. He desires nothing more than to be a good role model for his son and show his trustworthiness to his country.

With over 40 years of experience, the team at the Edmunds Law Firm was able to step in and help respond to this inquiry before his security clearance was placed in jeopardy. If you think we can help you, call us at 1-800-481-2526.

U.S. Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Victory from Hearing
Tampa, FL
July 2018

While it is never assumed the government doesn’t know everything about us already, it is frightening to think that sporadic lapses in judgement over the course of eighteen years can impact our careers. That’s exactly what happened with a recent client of the Edmunds Law Firm when we represented a client who was in jeopardy of losing his security clearance with Guideline G and J violations.

Guideline G focuses on the consumption and sometimes abuse of alcohol and is frequently coupled with Guideline J (criminal conduct) if a DUI in on your record. This was the case with our client who initially tried to respond to his SOR on his own. The initial rejection was based on the claim that the client was trying to “minimize the seriousness” of his 2015 DUI despite the fact that his blood alcohol content was, in fact, low at the time. The information provided in his personal response was also deemed insufficient to mitigate the claims made in his original SOR.

That’s when he sought out help from Attorney Edmunds and his team. Prior to the hearing, we were able to compile everything necessary to prove that our client was not a threat to national security based on his past mistakes. We are pleased that our client was able to walk out of his hearing and continue his career undeterred.

If you are at risk of losing your security clearance, let us help and fight for you. We can be reached at (571) 527-4925.

National Security Agency
Review Panel
Victory from Hearing
Baltimore, MD
July 2018

It’s a common misconception that juvenile behavior in college is off the table when the government considers eligibility for a security clearance. Clients often ask us, “how am I being penalized for behavior when I was a 19-year-old kid?” Although it seems unfair, this is often times grounds for denial or revocation. In this recent victory, The Edmunds Law Firm represented a client in a hearing with the National Security Agency. These hearings are different in that they are conducted in front of a review panel in a slightly less structured manner. Attorney Edmunds has represented many clients in these hearings and knows how tailor his delivery for the best results.

Our client was a young professional that faced allegations pertaining to Guideline G (Alcohol) Guideline I (Psychological) and Guideline E (Personal Conduct). Each of the allegations stemmed from our client’s behavior in college. In an interview, he indicated his drinking habits included “blacking out” which the government deemed inappropriate and grounds for denial of a security clearance request.

Our firm has done National Security Clearance Law for over forty (40) years and has represented clients facing allegations from many different government agencies; including but not limited to DoD, NSA, CIA, FBI, DIA, NGA, NRO, and many others. We enjoy the opportunity to represent government contractors, linguists, and military personnel.

Our client, in this case, had his entire professional career in-front of him. We are pleased that he is able to continue to excel in his career as a result of the favorable decision he recently received. If your clearance is in jeopardy of being revoked or denied, you are entitled to the appeals process specific to the agency you work for. Our firm is familiar with all of these appeals processes and wants to fight for you. We can be reached at (571)527-4925.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Favorable Decision from Hearing
Ohio
July 2018

Debt of any sort can happen to the best of us. It’s easy to miss a payment or fall into times of financial troubles. However, the government can claim that these finances cause your trustworthiness and reliability to be called into question. This is what happened with a recent client of the Edmunds Law Firmwho was going to lose his security clearance due to a Guideline F violation.

Guideline F violations are listed in the DoD Directive as Financial Considerations and can cover a wide variety of monetary issues such as debts, obligations, and general distress. Because of this, your security clearance can be called into question from a fear of your financial problems extending into your ability to work.

Our client initially put forth his own response to his Statement of Reasons, explaining that most of his debt would be cleared away as he was filing for bankruptcy. A majority of his debt was also out of his control as his wife suffered a medical condition preventing her from working full-time.

The Edmunds Law Firm was able to help him present his case in a hearing which led to a victory in his favor. Favorable decisions are frequent when working with the experienced team at the Edmunds Law Firm. With over forty years of knowledge and a dedicated group of people behind him, Attorney Edmunds is a force to be reckoned with.

Let us help you get back your security clearance. Call and find out more at 1-800-481-2526.

Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Favorable Decision from Hearing
California
July 2018

Despite a thirty-four year career in the Navy and federal Government dedicated to the defense of this country, a hard-working man’s security clearance was revoked due to some financial issues explained in a Letter of Intent (LOI). He tried to fight back on his own, explaining the errors on previous credit reports as well as his own mistakes with loan payments on his condo. Nonetheless, this decorated veteran had to practically beg for his security clearance, only for it to be denied.

The youngest of five siblings, he followed in the footsteps of one of his brothers to join the Navy, receiving many awards and outstanding evaluations before moving on to a career as a Government contractor. He has three children and five grandchildren from his first marriage and is in a loving relationship currently. During the fight for his security clearance, both of his parents passed away within one month of each other.

After retaining the Edmunds Law Firm, our client was able to have his day in court and fight to gain his security clearance back. Now, as a government contractor, he is able to continue providing for himself and his family.

If this sounds like you, please don’t hesitate to contact the Edmunds Law Firm so we can help. Our team has dealt with these cases for over forty years, and we are ready to fight for you.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Favorable Decision via Cancellation of SOR
New Jersey
June 2018

The art of finances is something that many people struggle to master. Under Guideline F, the government can claim that financial issues such as unsatisfied debts are reason enough to revoke your security clearance.

This happened to a client of ours when she was accused of being in debt for several large sums of money to different agencies. However, multiple credit reports did not reflect the accusations against our client.

Despite preparing for a hearing, our client’s security clearance was reinstated once they realized The Edmunds Law Firm was on her side. The SORwas cancelled along with the hearing when Alan Edmunds and his team stood behind her to fight these claims.

Let us help you in your fight. Call 1-800-481-2526 now.

Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Favorable Decision from Hearing
Pennsylvania
June 2018

Despite being an American citizen for decades, it is possible to be accused of a Guideline B violation as a means of taking away your security clearance. Guideline B implies that connections you may have, from finances to family, are a threat to the interests of the United States of America.

This happened with a client who had some financial and family ties to India yet has been a citizen since the mid-1970s. He is married with two children and was a contributing contractor with his own company, but his security clearance was unjustly revoked.

Thankfully, he called The Edmunds Law Firm to help, and after a hearing, his clearance was reinstated. Fight back for your security clearance today. Call and find out at 1-800-481-2526.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Favorable Decision from Response to SOR
California
June 2018

Due to the broadness of Guideline E, it is easy to get pinned with a personal conduct violation resulting in the loss of your security clearance. Unfortunately, this was the case for a client of ours who suffered from several financial difficulties that were not disclosed.

After retaining the Edmunds Law Firm, our client was able to successfully gain his security clearance without having to step foot in the courtroom.

We pointed out that the financial burdens were out of our client’s control at the time,—even forcing him to spend some time in a veteran shelter— and he was in the process of receiving counseling for these issues.

Falling into financial trouble is something that can happen to anybody, and it is often out of our control if that happens. Whether it is student loans or child support, the revoking of your security clearance should not happen to you. Consider the Edmunds Law Firm, led by Attorney Alan Edmunds to help with your case. We can be reached at 1-800-481-2526.

Call today!

IRS
Personnel Security
Victory from Written Response to LOI
Virginia
June 2018

The Edmunds Law Firm recently represented a client recently issued a Letter of Intent from the IRS. Both LOIs and SORs issued by the IRS are formatted differently than other government agencies in that they are more specific and tell a fluid narrative rather than listing allegations. Still, our plan of attack stays the same.

This particular LOI included Personal Conduct allegations (typically referred to as Guideline E under the adjudicating guidelines). Narrative of falsifying time, back and forth between the applicant and her company, and evidence from OPM investigations filled what was a long government-issued document.

Our client was a young woman who faced some difficult times as a single mother after separating from her husband. She returned to school to receive more education and was doing the best she could when her income was put at jeopardy from this letter intending to revoke her clearance.

If you are a government contractor, linguist, military personnel, or an individual that needs any level of security clearance to do your job, call our office to see how we can help. We send attorneys all over the United States every week to represent clients in court and have a highly trained staff in office drafting responses and appeal briefs ready to assist you with your specific needs.

West Coast: 1-800-481-2526

East Coast: 571-527-4925

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Favorable Decision from DOHA Hearing
Virginia
June 2018

In a time where global politics and foreign policy is unpredictable and unsettling, Guideline B and Guideline C (Foreign Influence and Foreign Preference) cases are becoming more common. The majority of the time, these cases are more about family members, spouses, or close friends in another country and are less about the applicant themselves. Still, it’s important to mitigate government concerns.

In this case, we received a victory following a DOHA hearing for a client living in northern Virginia. The Statement of Reasons outlined Foreign influence allegations related to the applicant’s family. In this case, our client’s mother and grandmother were citizens of Iraq and the government was unsure of his allegiance to the United States.

By taking a holistic approach, our Attorneys and highly trained professional staff were able to mitigate concerns and earn a favorable decision. In a political climate like the one we have presently, there is a lot of verbal negativity being thrown around in the international community. Don’t let a negative sentiment decide your eligibility to hold a security clearance.

We have clients that are told their Foreign Influence/Preference cases are hopeless when, in fact, they have a very real opportunity to win their appeal. Call us for a free quote and hear about more success stories just like this one. (571)-527-4925.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from DOHA Hearing
California
June 2018

In our latest victory, The Edmunds Law Firm was retained to represent an individual at the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) for a hearing. We do DOHA hearings all over the United States on a weekly basis and are known as the most prominent DOHA Attorneys nationally.

In this case, our client faced Guideline G (Alcohol Consumption) allegations revolving around several incidents. He was Active Duty Military and received a reduction in grade under Military policy. Our client was diagnosed as being alcohol dependent and made a couple mistakes during his extensive military career.

Our firm was able to mitigate all government concerns and earn a favorable decision during this essential Appeal to SOR in California. In addition to Active Duty Military, we also represent countless government contractors and linguists. We are well versed in appeals to SORs and LOIs and are equally passionate about all stages of the appeals process.

We’ve practiced this specialized area of law for over forty (40) years and have earned favorable decisions for clients all over the world. If you are in jeopardy of losing your security clearance, don’t fight it alone. Utilize our firm’s prominence and expertise by allowing us to fight for you. We can be reached at 571-527-4925.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudication Facility
Victory from Response to Interrogatories
Virginia
June 2018

In this case, The Edmunds Law Firm was retained to draft a written response to interrogatories. This is essentially the step before being issued a SOR and should not be taken lightly because it’s an opportunity to win the case before being issued a Statement of Reasons or Letter of Intent. This document is a list of questions regarding incidents in an individual’s past. Usually, it is issued because the information the government has is outdated and they want to know the current standing of any past incidents or debts.

Our client’s Interrogatories included financial concerns. It outlined a list of debts and we responded with information relevant to the mitigation of the government’s unspoken concerns. We treat Interrogatories slightly different then other government documents but we are equally effective.

It’s important to understand that there are several stages of security clearance appeals. It is a multifaceted process that should be utilized to the fullest for citizens in jeopardy of losing their access to classified material. We represent linguists, government contractors, and Military Personnel in all appeal cases and have been doing so for over forty (40) years.

If you, or someone you know, is in danger of losing their security clearance, call our firm today. We can be reached at (571)-527-4925.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Personnel Security Division
Victory from Written Response to SOR
Texas
June 2018

In this victory post, we drafted a Response Packet to our client’s Eligibility Letter for a security clearance. He was facing Guideline E and J allegations for Personal and Criminal Conduct. The letter was structured very similar to that of a SOR or LOI. It was extensive and contained arrests for battery, domestic disturbance, traffic citations and much more.

Although Eligibility Letters are not nearly as common as Statement of Reasons or Letters of Intent, they hold the same power to deny or revoke your security clearance and should be taken just a seriously. We use the same formula of attack to mitigate concerns for all three of these letter formats and have done so successfully for over forty (40) years.

Our client had been working for the Federal Government for over sixteen (16) years through TSA and even enrolled in programs during his time to enhance his leadership skill sets. Although he made a few mistakes, we don’t believe that revocation or denial of clearance was permitted.

If you have any questions about allegations the government is using to take away your clearance call us today. We give free quotes for various services and begin on your case the same day we are hired. Attorney Edmunds is considered to be one of the best Security Clearance Attorneys in the nation and we do all levels of Security Clearance Appeals. With offices all over the United States and clients from all over the world, we have experience and passion for this kind of law that we are ready to put to work for you. We can be reached at (760)-634-7630.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Favorable Decision – Response to SOR
Arizona
June 2018

Our client worked for USAF in supply tech for over eleven (11) years and was recently informed that his access to classified information was being taken away. As is the case with the vast majority of our clients, he needed his clearance to perform his job and support his family. In his Government issued Statement of Reasons it was said that he was denied based on Financial Considerations (Guideline F) outline in DoD Directive 5220.6.

Guideline F is one of the most common guidelines we see at The Edmunds Law Firm and this particular case involved a good number of debts, ranging from cell phone bills to bank accounts, in varying amounts. We responded to the SOR and mitigated the government’s concerns by showing that the debts occurred as a result of event(s) beyond the applicant control.

These Financial cases can be relatively straightforward but that’s no excuse to fight them on your own. We have individuals call our office regularly who received unfavorable decisions to their financial case responses and now have to pursue additional means to be granted their clearance. Don’t make that same mistake; instead, call our firm to hear about what we can do for you. (760)-634-7630.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudication Facility
Victory from DOHA Hearing
Tennessee
June 2018

Is a DIY (Do It Yourself) mindset a wise idea when facing the potential revocation of your Security Clearance? A lot of times, doing it yourself can save you money, but when the risk outweighs the reward, a DIY mindset can be extremely damaging.

In this case, our client chose to respond to his own Statement of Reasons with allegations that were relatively straightforward, including Guideline E (Personal Conduct) that outlined two (2) specific instances. Our client explained what happened but both the format and response itself lacked planning and foresight into what was needed to mitigate concerns. As a result, this individual was forced to pursue the second stage of appeal – a DOHA hearing. He retained our firm and we got to work immediately.

Having done DOHA hearing for over 40 years, we at the Edmunds Law Firm understand what is needed to be successful. The Judges and opposing counsel knowAttorney Edmunds and he has the reputation as being the #1 Attorney that operates within this department nationally. In this case, Attorney Edmunds fought for our client and was successful in convincing the Judge that he was deserving of a clearance to continue his livelihood.

We certainly respect the DIY mindset, but in the case of something as vital to your livelihood as your Security Clearance, don’t disadvantage yourself by refusing to consult a professional. We represent Active Duty Military personnel, linguists, government contractors and so many others as they await a decision that will affect their ability to provide for their family or even simply pursue their professional goals. Contact the Edmunds Law Firm and feel comforted by the decades of experience we have to offer.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Favorable Decision from Hearing
June 2018

Attorney Edmunds is known as the “DOHA Lawyer” and this next success story is a perfect example of why. Our client faced Guideline F (Financial) allegations. These allegations included failure to file both Federal Income Taxes and State taxes. The government takes dishonesty associated with taxes very seriously, making this case an uphill battle. This case was given an unfavorable decision following a written response, but the client decided to retain our firm for the second stage of appeal – a DOHA hearing.

Attorney Edmunds went to court and spent the afternoon clashing with the Government Attorney regarding the character of our client. The staff at The Edmunds Law Firm created a trial notebook, including a response to allegations and exhibits. Using this carefully organized resource, Attorney Edmunds was able to convince the Judge that the applicant was a trustworthy individual deserving of a security clearance.

In DOHA cases you need an attorney that is poised, knowledgeable and assertive in order to give you the best chance possible. With over forty (40) years of experience litigating these cases, our firm is perfect for you. We do Security Clearance Appeals that take the form of  Written Responses, Hearings, and appeals following hearing decisions. We consistently work for linguists, government contractors, and active duty military.

If you have any questions, call us for a free consultation. Don’t wait, call today!

East coast: (571)-527-4925

West coast: (760)-634-7630 or 1-(800)-481-4925

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory From Response to LOI
Rhode Island
June 2018

Guideline K (Handling Protected Information) cases are becoming increasingly more common as the classification of digital information becomes more and more important. In this case, our firm was retained by an Active Duty Military personnel facing Guideline K allegations. It was said that the applicant had, on several occasions, fallen short of handling classified material in accordance with standards in place.

Our client was a trustworthy individual. He had a few minor incidents in his five (5) year career but was never a real threat to the military or national security. When he was issued his Statement of Reasons the allegations seemed to paint a picture of an applicant that had disdain for the United States.

We drafted a Written Response to LOI that served as our client’s first stage of appeal to a security clearance denial. Lucky for our client, we received a favorable decision and no further action was needed to protect his clearance. With an increase in Guideline K cases, it’s important that you find someone who knows how to fight these allegations effectively.  The Edmunds Law Firm has proven time and time again that we are willing and able to do just that for our clients.

With offices on both the East and West Coast, we represent clients from all around the United States and the world. We have tried and true methods for responding to each of the Government’s guidelines used to take your clearance away and represent clients during each of the three (3) stages of appeals to these decisions. Attorney Alan Edmunds is one of the most prominent #securityclearanceattorneys in the nation and his staff is excited about the prospect of working for you. We can be reached at 1-800-481-2526.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Written Appeal to SOR
California
June 2018

Guideline E (Personal Conduct) can take many shapes and forms due to its vague nature. In this particular case, the government listed a few isolated incidents and a mental health concern all grouped under Guideline E. The Statement of Reasons stated that our client received mental health care and there were concerns in addition to an incident involving a citation for mountain biking in a restricted area and an incident where our client spoke strongly to a nurse.

Our client was, and still is, an orthopedic surgeon. He is brilliant and responsible but was in jeopardy of losing his clearance. When he called us he was upset because the thought of being unable to practice medicine the way he had been was becoming a reality. He asked that we respond to his SOR in a written appeal.

Our staff compiled documents and formed a response packet that successfully mitigated government concerns. There was uncertainty spurred from his lack of candor in responding to question on his e-QIP and a plethora of other variables but we are pleased to announce that he is back to work with the clearance he needs to do what he loves.

If you’ve been issued a SOR with Guideline E allegations there are a number of different ways you can respond. The Edmunds Law Firm has been active in #SORappeals and #SORresponses, with great success, for over forty (40) years. Don’t jeopardize your clearance by doing this on your own. Contact Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff to see what we can do for you. 760-634-7630.

Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Victory from Written Response to SOR
Oklahoma
June 2018

Our firm was recently retained by an individual facing Guideline H (Drug Misuse) allegations from the government. We see more and more drug cases and are well equipped to fight for our clients. In this particular case, our client took Adderall, a prescription medication, without a prescription. The drug showed up on a drug test he was randomly administered at work and his security clearance was immediately suspended.

It’s a common misconception that prescription drugs are legal and therefore cannot cast doubt on your reliability in the eyes of the government. Taking prescription medication without a prescription has caused countless individuals to lose their clearances, regardless of the agency they work for.

Lucky for our client, Attorney Alan Edmunds and his team were able to mitigate the government’s concerns. The case went to trial and the decision came back favorable. We are extremely pleased that one mistake did not have a lasting effect on our client’s ability to pursue his professional goals. We represent Active Duty Military, Government contractors, linguist, and many others in cases like this one daily.

If you’re looking for a #securityclearanceattorney look no further than the Edmunds Law Firm. We specialize in #securityclearanceappeals of all kinds and would love the opportunity to fight for you. We can be reached at 571-527-4925 (East Coast) and 800-481-2526 (West Coast).

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Favorable Written Response to SOR
Florida
June 2018

Why are financial considerations sometimes sufficient to deny an applicant’s request for a security clearance? The government posits that substantial debt illustrates an inability to live within one’s means which indicates poor self-control and a lack of judgment. In a recent case, our client had substantial debt and had been sent to collections. In addition to these Guideline F (Financial Considerations) allegations, he also had Guideline E (Personal Conduct) allegations for falsified materials/information on his e-QIP.

Our firm created a lengthy written response packet to these allegations including a response paired with a list of exhibits. By reframing the debts by putting them into context we were able to successfully mitigate all Guideline F concerns and by minimizing the severity of the allegations and offering a much broader view of our client, we were able to mitigate Guideline E concerns.

Our clients are not bad people. We’re all human and are all prone to making mistakes, but that doesn’t mean that the punishment should outweigh the crime. This client worked as an Engineer at an Air Force Base before being mentored by NASA engineers working in support of new hybrid energy sources. He was promoted several times and loves his work. Because of the Edmunds Law Firm, he is able to continue what he does as his means of providing for his wife and two (2) children.

We receive success stories like this on a weekly basis. If you’re in jeopardy of losing your security clearance, don’t fight it alone. Attorney Alan Edmunds and his highly trained staff are professionals and want to help. Give us a call to find out what we can do for you.

San Diego, CA – (760) 634 7630

Arlington, VA – (571) 527 4925

Raleigh, NC – (919) 987 1813

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Virginia
June 2018

In this success story, our firm was retained by a man facing Guideline B and Guideline E allegations from the Government in his Statement of Reasons. We were successful in the first stage of appeals which resulted in a speedy and positive outcome for our client.

Guideline B (Foreign Influence) is a category of concern that our firm deals with regularly. We see Foreign Influence and Foreign Preference cases involving linguists, U.S. citizens with family ties in other countries, and Active Duty Military personnel that have been involved with foreign governments, just to name a few. This case also contained Guideline E (Personal Conduct) allegations. This, too, is a common guideline we deal with. A lot of times Guideline E is included because of either false or withheld information from individuals on their SF86 or other government documents.

Our client served for over 20 years in the U.S. Army and we believed he was not a threat to national security. He was, and still is, a highly respected scholar in the are of Chinese history and is an asset to our government. In our written response to SOR, we were able to mitigate all concerns and the case was adjudicated in our client’s favor.

The Edmunds Law Firm has been handling cases like this for over forty (40) years. We cherish the opportunity to represent individuals that are fighting for their livelihood and the ability to provide for their families. With offices all over the United States, we hope that you’ll consider our firm for representation. Give us a call at (760)-634-7630 today!

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Favorable Decision from Response to SOR
Kansas
June 2018

Our latest success story comes from a client facing allegations we don’t see often, but that we are still comfortable defending against. This particular case involved several Guideline K (Handling Protected Information) allegations in a Statement of Reasons.

Our client was Active Duty Military through service in the Navy as a fighter pilot and in the Army as a Ground Force Commander. He was deployed to Afghanistan four (4) times, and dedicate himself to a life of service to the United States.

We fought to prove that he was a trustworthy individual and were successful in earning him the right to his security clearance. Guideline K is very uncommon, but this story speaks to the fact that our firm is willing and able to defend clients facing any allegation from the government regarding their Security Clearance Matter.

The Edmunds Law Firm has been defending Active Duty Military, Linguists and Contractors for over 40 years. If you, or someone you know, needs legal help regarding your security clearance matter please consider our firm of highly trained professionals. Our contact information is listed below for your convenience.

San Diego, CA – (760) 634 7630
Arlington, VA – (571) 527 4925
Raleigh, NC – (919) 987 1813

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Hearing
Virginia
May 2018

Written responses aren’t the only form of appeal to a Government issued Statement of Reasons. Is this case, our client wrote a response himself and after receiving an unfavorable decision, he decided to retain our firm for a hearing with The Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA).

The client was facing allegations under guidelines J (criminal conduct), G (alcohol consumption), and E (personal conduct). The allegations were centered around a DUI and time card fraud. Our client came to us having been told by others that he didn’t have a case. We are always of the mindset that every case can be a winner, and this is proof of that sentiment.

Attorney Alan Edmunds represented him in court, using a trial notebook created and organized by his team of legal professionals, and was able to earn our client the right to his Security Clearance. The basis of democracy is the right to a fair trial, and regardless of what others might say, you always have a chance. In most cases, a clearance is essential for the job our clients occupy. In other words, this is their livelihood. The Edmunds Law Firm has been representing clients throughout all stages of these appeals for over forty (40) years. If you want an expert by your side, look no further than Attorney Edmunds and his firm.

We have offices on both the East and West Coast, full of employees passionate about what we do, that are eager to talk to you. Give us a call for a free quote at 571 527 4925 (East Coast) or 760-634-7630 (West Coast).

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Favorable Decision from Response to SOR
Virginia
May 2018

Sometimes we come across cases that are outside the control of the applicant. In this case, we had a client that was denied her clearance based on Guideline B (Foreign Influence) allegations because her family are residents and citizens of India. The Statement of Reasons listed each member of her family, including in-laws, that were currently residing in India as citizens and used this to justify the denial of her application for a security clearance.

Our client moved to the United States in 2007, became a permanent resident in 2011, and achieved full American citizenship in 2016. Her husband had been working for the United States federal government as a contract employee for over eight (8) years, and together, they were raising a child in the U.S.

It is always worthwhile to fight for your security clearance. Our firm enjoys the opportunity to work tirelessly so that stories like this one become more and more common. Attorney Edmunds and his staff have been serving Active Duty Military by responding to their SORs and Letters of Intent for over forty (40) years. We also assist with Military Upgrades and work with government contractors on a daily basis. Contact us at 571-527-4925 to receive a free quote.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Favorable Decision from Response to SOR
Maryland
May 2018

It is very common that we see applicants with a history of drug use facing allegations from multiple guidelines, as opposed to just Guideline H (Drug Involvement), and this favorable decision is no exception. In a favorable decision to a Written Response to a Statement of Reasons, our firm was able to successfully mitigate the government’s concerns in a Guideline H (Drug Involvement) coupled with Guideline E (Personal Conduct) allegations.

We have adopted a mindset that every case has the potential to be a winner and in cases where more than one Guideline is listed, we choose to attack the arguments separately. In this case, we helped a client that used marijuana recreationally and admitted to seeing prescription Adderall on few occasions to fellow classmates. Our client was a very smart, and well-educated individual that we proved was deserving of a clearance.

Our firm enjoys standing up for people that are assets to the government and our country. We feel that our nation is better-off if our clients are given their clearances so that they can continue to better our world in their perspective industries. If you need representation we hope that you’ll consider The Edmunds Law Firm, led by Attorney Alan Edmunds and assisted by his highly trained staff. You can reach us at 760-634-7630.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Written Response to SOR
California
May 2018

It is a common misconception that finances and financial debt are a personal problem that don’t affect an applicant’s ability to hold a Security Clearance. In our latest success story, The Edmunds Law Firm was retained by an individual facing Guideline F (Financial Consideration) allegations in her government issues Statement of Reasons. Financial debt is a common problem people face and is a case type we are very familiar with.

Our client joined the Navy right out of High School and was deployed to Japan shortly thereafter. After having children, our client and her husband were honorably discharged and faced unemployment. Our client earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees but still was still unable to find work. Our firm was successfully able to mitigate all government concerns related to past debts by showing that our client was both responsible and trustworthy.

We enjoy opportunities to piece together Responses to SOR and Responses to Letters of Intent for all active/past duty military. We also engage in Military Upgrade casework and work with government contractors on their Security Clearance Appeals.
The Edmunds Law Firm has been working on the aforementioned areas of law for over forty (40) years and is known as a leader nationally. Please contact our firm at 760-634-7630 (West Coast) or 571-527-4925 (East Coast).

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Written Response to SOR
Colorado
May 2018

May dual citizenship in Canada and the United States keep you from holding a security clearance? According to the government, it can. In a recent victory, The Edmunds Law Firm was retained for a Response to Statement of Reasons (SOR) involving a man with dual citizenship. He faced allegations pursuant to Guideline C (Foreign Preference) coupled with Guideline H (Drug Misuse) allegations.

Our client was born in the United States to an American mother and a Canadian father. He grew up in the United States, attended school in the United States, and worked for the United States military through service in the Navy. After two years he attained the rank of Corporal and was decorated after a tour in Japan. As he continued his career in service, he was given awards and promoted once more. Still, our client was told that he couldn’t be trusted with a Security Clearance.

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his team of highly trained professionals represent Active Duty Military as well as government contractors regularly. This is one of many success stories our firm is proud to share. With locations all over the United States, we hope that you’ll consider our firm for representation in the future. Attorney Edmunds can be reached at 571-527-4925.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Favorable Decision From Response
Virginia
May 2018

Our client, a man from Virginia, faced Guideline J (Criminal Conduct) allegations issued to him by the government in a Statement of Reasons. As a man who dedicated over twenty-eight (28) years of service to the Navy, he retained our firm to fight for his clearance.

In drafting his response to SOR, we were able to mitigate the government’s concern under Guideline J while showcasing positive aspects of his past, included service recognitions/ accolades, impressive performance reviews, and much more. After reading our response, the government agreed that this man was a trustworthy individual, deserving to hold a security clearance.

The Edmunds Law Firm received favorable decisions on security clearance matters all the time. Attorney Edmunds has over 40 years of experience and his highly trained, professional staff offers great service to our clients around the world. This success story is just one of many active duty military personnel we have represented. If you need representation, please consider our firm. We can be reached at 571-527-4925.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Favorable Decision From Response
Virginia
May 2018

The Edmunds Law Firm recently received notice of a favorable decision regarding a National Security Clearance matter. The victory came from a Written Response to a government issued Statement of Reasons. In the Statement of Reasons, our client faced allegations pursuant through Guideline H (Drug use) and Guideline J (Criminal Conduct).

Having admitted to marijuana, cocaine, and misuse of Adderall, our client was informed that his clearance was being revoked. He is young with a bright future and determined that his clearance was worth fighting for. After retaining our firm, we began drafting a written response to the government’s Statement of Reasons. In the response, we were able to mitigate all government concern which resulted in the reinstatement of our clients’ clearance. As a result, our client is able to return to work and pursue his future.

Our firm, led by Attorney Alan Edmunds, is known nationally for this kind of representation. With offices around the United States and a rich history of representing people from around the globe, we are confident in our ability to fight for you. We have represented Active Duty Military, DoD contractors, and many others for over 40 years. If you, or someone you know, needs representation, we hope you’ll consider our firm.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Favorable Decision From Response
California
May 2018

The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision as a result of a response to a Statement of Reasons from the government. In this case, Attorney Edmunds fought for a client facing Guideline E (Personal Conduct), Guideline H (Drug Involvement), and Guideline J (Criminal Conduct) allegations. Despite what appeared to be a stacked deck against our client, our firm earned a favorable decision that resulted in the reinstatement of his security clearance. As a direct result of our hard work and dedication to providing outstanding representation, our client is able to continue his job with a clearance and is excited about his future.

If you, or someone you know, has a Security Clearance Matter we hope that you’ll consider Attorney Edmunds and his staff of trained professionals as an option for representation. Our firm has offices all over the United States and represents clients from around the globe. Give us a call at 571-527-4925 to see how we can help you today!

Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Favorable Decision From Response
Virginia
May 2018

Attorney Edmunds received a favorable decision for a client from Iraq facing Guideline B (Foreign Influence) allegations. Attorney Edmunds has enjoyed widespread success throughout his 40-year career as a Security Clearance Attorney in the area of Foreign Influence and Foreign Preference. He welcomes and enjoys the opportunity to represent clients from all around the globe. This particular case featured an individual who worked as a linguist for the U.S. Army at a young age before working as an interpreter in Iraq. As a result of his favorable decision, Attorney Edmunds client is able to return to work as a linguist supporting U.S. troops overseas.

The Edmunds Law Firm is known across the country as a leader in Security Clearance Representation. It is our philosophy that there is an opportunity to receive a favorable decision in every case. The firm has offices across the United States and helps Active Duty Military, DoD employees, and Contractors around the globe. Case reviews appear on nationalsecurityclearances.com and Attorney Edmunds can be reached at 571-527-4925.

U.S. Customs & Boarder Protection
Criminal Conduct & Personal Conduct
Favorable Decision From Written Response
Florida
May 18, 2018

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable adjudication from a Written Response to Eligibility that was issued to our client for domestic violence issues and speeding tickets. His Eligibility for Employment was being denied due to these allegations. Our client is 36 years old and has been a government employee for over 16 years.

He called our office because he had been told by several people that “you don’t stand a chance” of getting his job. The staff at The  Edmunds Law Firm saw things differently. WE created and drafted a long response that mitigated the government concerns and showed the favorable aspects of our client’s prior service and accomplishments.

Attorney Alan Edmunds is known across the country as a “fighter in the courtroom”. He is equally passionate about Response to SOR and Notice of Intent or Notice of Eligibility. We never work from a premise that the case is “bad” or too tough to win.

The Firm has offices across the United States and helps Active Duty Military, DoD employees and Contractors deployed around the globe. Case reviews appear on nationalsecurityclearances.com  and Mr. Edmunds can be reached at 571.527.4925.

Iraq
Clearance Granted Following Hearing
Guideline B : Foreign Influence
Arlington, VA
May 2018

Attorney Alan Edmunds appeared at a contested Hearing involving a security clearance applicant with ties to Iraq. Attorney Edmunds has successfully helped linguists from all parts of the world. He has over 40 years of military law and national security clearance law experience. He is this country leading Security Clearance Lawyer who has offices coast to coast. His attorneys, part of the litigation team at The Edmunds Law Firm,  travel to all states and some foreign countries fighting for their clients in the area of national security clearance matters. He has been referred to as “the tiger in the courtroom “.

In this case Attorney Edmunds represented a 61 year old female linguist who had relatives, property and some former ties to Iraq. Edmunds showed that most of the relatives had moved or lived in the United States. Our client was divorced and the mother of 2 children, one who died at age 20 in Iraq.  Her daughter and grandchildren lived in the United States and were awaiting full citizenship.

The Applicant service to the US. Army was a huge issue in the mitigation of this case. Attorney Edmunds has a formula for these cases and it has been largely successful over the last 10 years. This client was referred to Attorney Edmunds by co-workers in Iraq. She had done her own Response to SOR, and it was not very good or complete.

This case along with many others are reported on the Official Gov’t website at DOHA. Many other lawyers talk about case victories but they can’t be found on the DOHA site. The Edmunds Law Firm also posts case vistories each week for review. The free videos on the site and on YouTube have been well received.

If you need help call Alan Edmunds today 571.527.4925  East Coast or 800.481.2526 West Coast – then let the experts at the Edmunds Law Firm take over your case. Remember, “experience makes the difference.” Whether you are Active Duty Military, DoD Contractor, or Federal Employee – call us and let us do the hard work.

Clearance Granted – Response To SOR
Financial Concerns & Personal Conduct
Ft. Meade, MD
April 2018

One of the best ways to win a security clearance case when the gov’t sends a Notice of revocation is to win by the Written Response to SOR. This saves our clients money and a great deal of stress by avoiding the Formal Security Clearance Appeal. The Edmunds Law Firm wins a lot of cases just from the Written Response to SOR. We do this by filing a legal brief and numerous exhibits that mitigate the govt concerns.

That is what happened in this case. Our client failed to declare and disclose certain delinquent debts tied to a failed business. The business was actually owned by our client’s parents and went thru different types of entities. The company subsequently went thru Bankruptcy and our client believed debts were resolved. Some of the Company debts were in our client’s name with his parents.

The Edmunds Law Firm went to work and filed a very detailed Response to SOR. We argued many factors including our clients service to his country in the military. Attorney Alan Edmunds has over 40 years of security clearance experience and he helps clients around the world. Linguists deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East trust their career’s to Attorney Edmunds when trouble comes knocking. His case victories are officially reported on the govt’ website at DOHA. He is also a former Judge Pro Tem and a subject matter expert on national security clearance matters.

If you have questions or have received a Notice to Revoke your Clearance call Alan Edmunds at 571.527.4925  East Coast or 800.481.2526 West Coast. Nationalsecurityclearances.com is also a great place for info and case reviews.  There is a reason he is often called the DOHA Lawyer, find out why.

Security Clearance Granted
Written Response To SOR
Psychological Conditions
Dept of Defense
Ft. George Meade, MD
March 2018

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff at the Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable adjudication following the submission of a Written Response to SOR. Our client received a SOR raising Psychological Conditions. The concerns revolved around “panic attacks” which were concurring at work.

The individual was on medication and the condition was totally under control. Our client was also totally compliant with treatment and was following all recommendations. There was evidence of a hostile work environment.

The Applicant was from a rural community. He also served in the U.S. Navy. In the Navy, he served as an IT Network Administrator Instructor. His evaluations were good. After 10 years he received an Honorable Discharge.

The Written Response to SOR contained numerous documents. The letters of Applicant’s character proved to be very important. The gov’t agreed that the condition was mitigated and the Clearance granted.  This case like many others handled by Attorney Alan Edmunds shows that a contested Security Clearance Hearing can be avoided in certain cases. Mr. Edmunds helps people around the globe with Security Clearance Appeals. He can be reached at 800 481 2526. Trust your career to the experts at The Edmunds Law Firm.

Victory From Written Response
Dept of Defense
Active Duty Army Officer
Sexual Behavior, Personal Conduct
Ft. Meade, MD
April 2018

We love tough cases”. These are the words of Attorney Alan Edmunds who has one of the busiest national security clearance law firms in the country. In fact, many clients come to our law firm because other law firms don’t want to take their case because they think it is too hard! Our attorneys love the courtroom and love to win tough cases. Our track record is reported on the official DOHA website and speaks for itself.

This case was won and our client’s career saved by submission of a Response to SOR. Read the comment from our client:

  “I WAS GRANTED MY SECURITY CLEARANCE WITHOUT A HEARING BUT BASED SOLELY ON THE LEGAL BRIEF THAT YOU PROVIDED ME!”

He went on to say :

   “MY SECURITY MANAGER WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THE LEGAL BRIEF AND TOLD ME I WAS A LITTLE BIT OVERKILL. “I FELT GREAT ABOUT WHAT YOU PUT TOGETHER AND THE RESULTS MATCHED MY FEELINGS.”

Mr. E.E. ( April 10,2018)

If you need help with any phase of the security clearance process from SF 86 to Security Clearance Appeals please call us at 800.481.2526 on the West coast or 571.527.4925 on the East coast.  Your career is important – get the Best Attorney you can – call us.

Security Clearance Hearing Victory
Drug Use & Personal Conduct
Los Angeles, California
Dept of Defense
March 2018

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of another favorable decision in a National Security Clearance matter from the DoD. The case was heard in Los Angeles and Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm. Ryan Nerney appears across the country as the Sr. Litigation Attorney at  The Edmunds Law Firm. His case victories are reported on the official gov’t website at DOHA. He and Attorney Edmunds win more cases for clients than most attorneys and in fact more than most law firms according to the DOHA site.

In this case, our client was cited for drug use from 2003 to 2010. At times he had a clearance when he used. The gov’t also charged him with poor judgment and personal conduct issues. Attorney Nerney admitted numerous exhibits at the Hearing and took testimony. The client was fully prepared for the Hearing and it showed in his presentation. The Edmunds Law Firm makes sure clients are fully prepared for testimony. In part, this accounts for the numerous favorable decisions the Firm receives from the DoD.

The judge found that our client had rehabilitated himself and that there was strong evidence on the issue of the ‘Whole Person Concept”. The client was found not to be a risk to national security and the Clearance was granted.

Attorney Alan Edmunds has been helping clients around the globe for over 40 years. Active Duty Military, Contractors, and Federal Employees trust their careers and jobs to Alan Edmunds when faced with actions involving Security Clearance Denials or Security Clearance Appeals. His number is 571.527.4925. Case reviews appear each week on Nationalsecurityclearances.com as well as new instructional videos.

Attorney Edmunds is often considered as “The Best Security Clearance Lawyer” in the country by many. He is on national media as a Subject Matter Expert in National Security. He is often called “The DOHA Lawyer.

Lebanon & Saudi Arabia
Foreign Influence
Security Clearance Appeal Victory
Chicago, IL
April 2018

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision for our client who had his security clearance revoked pending appeal for Foreign Influence – Guideline B under the DoD Directive.  Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm and represented the client at the Formal Security Clearance Appeal.  He introduced 9 exhibits and called the client as a witness.

Our client is a 48-year-old defense contractor who has been employed as a U.S. Linguist since 2006. He has several family members in Lebanon. His mother is 75 years old and he sends her $8000 per year. She is in poor health. He has not been back to Lebanon since 1995. He communicates with his mother every 6 months by phone.  Because of his investments, his net worth in the U.S. is EST AT $710,000.00. One of the strongest character letters came from a Special Agent of the FBI. The judge also acknowledged that the client made important contributions to the U.S. military at great risk.

The Judge found that the foreign Influence concerns were mitigated and the Clearance granted. Call 800 481 2526 if you need help with a security clearance. Visit our websites for case decisions and view the new videos. Attorney Alan Edmunds and Attorney Ryan Nerney are two of the Best Security Clearance Lawyers in the country.  Let us help you!!

Victory Following Hearing
Drug Use and Personal Conduct
Dept of Defense
March 2018

Attorney Alan Edmunds received Notice of a favorable ruling for a client accused of drug use while holding a security clearance and personal conduct – failing to answer his EQIP correctly.

Our client is 35 years old and works as a systems engineer. He used marijuana in high school at the age of 18. He admitted his use. He then went on a vacation with some buddies and rented a condo where one of his friends offered the group a “joint” to smoke. Our client smoked the marijuana “joint” with the others. At the time he had a security clearance.

Attorney Alan Edmunds, this country’s leading attorney in national security clearance matters took the case to a Hearing. At the Hearing, he introduced 13 documents in mitigation and took testimony from 3 witnesses.  He also called his client to testify on “direct examination”. Attorney Edmunds has over 40 years of litigation experience in criminal proceedings, Courts-Martial, and Federal Administrative Law Hearings before most of the DoD Agencies as well as DOE and Dept. of State. His practice spans the globe helping Active Duty Military with security clearance issues. If you would like to speak with Alan Edmunds call 571.527.4925 or visit our websites at nationalsecurityclearances.com   Mr. Edmunds has also posted new videos for your review.

The law firm will do Responses to SOR, Security Clearance Appeals, Security Clearance Denials, and consultations. Your career is important  – remember “experience makes the difference.” All of Attorney Edmunds victories are reported on the official DOHA website.

Afghanistan
Victory From Written Response To SOR
Dept Of Defense
Foreign Influence & Personal Conduct
March 2018

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable adjudication following submission of a written Response to SOR.  The case involved a woman who with her family fled Pakistan, obtained foreign passports for her children from Afghanistan and eventually came to the United States.

Our client sent money to her parents in Afghanistan every two months for their care. On the SF 86 our client did not fully reveal her contacts with family and money sent to them in Afghanistan.

The staff at the Edmunds Law Firm filed a Response to SOR that was over 30 pages with exhibits. The Firm argued mitigation and explained the danger facing our client as she fled across the Middle East.

The government agreed with the Response submitted and found that the concerns were mitigated. Another family saved and another job saved as well. Attorney Alan Edmunds has a staff of professionals that is amazing. WE are dedicated to our clients. Attorney Edmunds has offices coast to coast and helps Active Duty Military, Linguists, DoD Contractors and Federal Employees. He does Security Clearance Hearings and prepares Security Clearance Appeals at all levels with all Federal Agencies. He has appeared on national TV as a subject matter expert in security clearance matters and welcomes your calls. Please reach him at 571 527 4925 or  800 481 2526. Visit our website nationalsecurityclearances.com and review cases and our new videos.

Security Clearance Victory Following Hearing
Foreign Influence, Taiwan
Phoenix, Arizona
April, 2018

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a Favorable Decision from DoD following a Security Clearance Hearing. The case was held in Phoenix Arizona and Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm.

The case was a typical Guideline F: Foreign Influence case. Our client had in-laws from Taiwan. His wife was also a citizen of Taiwan. Our client is a U.S. citizen who had earned several college degrees from U.S. universities. He had numerous financial interests in the U. S. showing strong ties to the United States.

Attorney Nerney argued the steady economic growth the United States has with Taiwan. He had done tremendous research into the current relationship between Taiwan and the United States. He also introduced exhibits into evidence. Attorney Nerney also took testimony at the Hearing.

The judge agreed with Mr. Nerney and the Clearance was granted. The Edmunds Law Firm specializes in Foreign Influence cases as well as financial concern cases. Attorney Alan Edmunds represents Linguists around the globe.  Our victories are reported on the official gov’t website at DOHA. Call us at 800 481 2526 for help. Visit nationalsecurityclearances.com  and watch our videos posted on YouTube.

Security Clearance Granted – Written Response
Dept of Defense
Foreign Influence; Personal Conduct; Psychological Conditions
March 2018
Ft. Meade, MD

The Edmunds Law Firm – did it again- saved a client’s job and his career with a written response to SOR. It is a hard thing to do and often not successful. Often a Formal Security Clearance Hearing is needed. This case was done by staff at the Firm – and reviewed and signed off by Attorney Nerney.

The case was complex but made easy by the tremendous effort of our client who took personal steps to mitigate past behavior. He is active duty and continues on in his profession. Attorney Nerney submitted numerous exhibits and a legal brief.

The case was reviewed by the CAF and the recommendation was favorable for our client. Attorney Alan Edmunds started his law firm over 40 yrs ago. Today he and his staff help people around the globe with national security clearance matters. He does Response to SOR, Security Clearance Hearings and Security clearance Consults. Call us at 571 527 4925 for solutions!! Visit nationalsecurityclearances.com and view the security clearance videos.

Security Clearance Victory Following Hearing
Failure to Pay Debts
Dept Of Defense
New York City, NY
March 2018

Attorney Edmunds traveled to New York City to help our client keep his job and his Security Clearance. The case was hard fought. Attorney Edmunds would have it no other way – he loves the courtroom. The case involved our client, age 38, who performed aircraft maintenance and weapons loading. He is married with four children and has had a Clearance for over 17 yrs.

The problems started when his wife lost her job on 3 separate occasions. The bills started mounting and our client had about $38,000 in debt. Attorney Alan Edmunds, this country’s leading attorney for National Security Clearance cases, had both the client and his wife attend credit counseling. The client was told to do several other things which all went to mitigation of the gov’t concerns.  Attorney Edmunds has over 40 years of litigation experience and is known around the world as a caring and passionate attorney. He introduced exhibits A thru BB into evidence.

The judge agreed with Attorney Edmunds who argued the “whole person” concept that the circumstances would unlikely be repeated and that the client was on a budget and doing very well financially. The judge found it was in everyone best interest to grant the Clearance. Another job saved and another American family kept solvent.

Attorney Edmunds, known as ” The DOHA LAWYER”, can help you if your Clearance is at risk. Just call us at 571.527.4925 and speak with Mr. Edmunds. Visit nationalsecurityclearances.com for additional info. Whether Active Duty, Contractor or Federal Employee – The Edmunds Law Firm is here for you.  If you need a consult, Response to SOR, Security Clearance Appeal – please call us.

Favorable Decision Following Trial
Prescription Drug Abuse
Westchester, Ohio
March 2018
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Guideline H: Drug Involvement
Guideline J: Criminal Conduct

This was a tremendous result for our client and Attorney Ryan Nerney who appeared in Ohio for the Firm. The case involved drug use – specifically using a spouse’s pain medication. Our client used his wife’s pain medication and admitted his use to the gov’t. On his SF 86 he admitted the use but failed to accurately state the extent of his use. He also used recreational drugs on a few occasions.

Attorney Ryan Nerney entered numerous documents into evidence. The mitigation was strong. He also took testimony from the client and witnesses.

The gov’t case centered around Executive Order 12564 which explicitly states that Federal employees are required to refrain from the illegal use of drugs both on or off duty.  Our client had used Vicodin while employed by the Federal Gov’t.

The Edmunds Law Firm helps clients across the United States with all types of Security Clearance matters. Response to SOR, Appeal Hearings and Investigation issues are all common cases for our Firm. Both Attorney Alan Edmunds and Attorney Ryan Nerney have official case postings on the Gov’t site at DOHA. This site reports cases and shows just how many cases an attorney has handled in the last several years before DOHA Judges. People are encouraged to visit our websites for current case reviews and to view our new videos on important Security Clearance Questions. Call 571 527 4925 or 800 481 2526 for guidance and answers to important questions you may have.

Favorable Decision From Written Response
Dept of Defense
March 14, 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Guideline M: Use of Information Technology

This is an unusual case because of the nature of the allegations. It is also an example of misuse of terms and words describing how an individual leaves a place of employment. The Edmunds Law Firm, with over 40 yrs of experience in Security Clearance cases before all gov’t agencies, was ready for this one!!

Our client first downloaded a video game to a classified stand-alone computer that was not in use. Our client told his manager about the video game and removed it shortly after installation. He admitted his mistake and acknowledged this was a one-time incident – which in fact was true.

His next mistake involved his description of how he left previous employment.  This situation often arises because often people do not know how the employer enters a description of an employees departure from a job. Our client indicated he left by mutual agreement and the employer indicated it was a termination. Our client had never left employment before this incident and he told investigators there was no intent to mislead.

The staff at the Edmunds Law Firm drafted a Response to SOR that included evidence supporting a “whole person concept”. Other mitigation was also provided. The gov’t accepted our argument on mitigation and the Clearance was reinstated. Another job saved!  Call us at 800.481.2526 on the West coast or 571.527.4925 on the East coast for help. We represent civilian DoD contractors and Active Duty Military deployed around the globe.

Favorable Decision From Written Response
March 15, 2018
Department of Defense
Exeter, Rhode Island
Guideline I: Psychological Conditions

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable decision on a Response to SOR for a client who had a  diagnosis of major depression and anxiety disorder.  Our client was in Guam when he experienced a major personal loss. He was placed on a strong medicine that had serious side effects. A new doctor and new medicine turned client health around and he continued to perform very well.

The issue that complicated this case was a diagnosis from a gov’t doctor who had seen our client only one occasion. His report had numerous errors. Attorney Edmunds and his staff used independent medical counsel and strong mitigation to overcome the concerns of the gov’t. The case was indeed reversed and our client received his Clearance.

Attorney Alan Edmunds has offices across the United States. He works with Active Duty Military from every branch of the service as well as Federal Employees and DoD Contractors. He appears at Hearings and does Security Clearance Appeals. His staff is trained in Response to SOR – and they perform very well as they did in this case.

Mr. Edmunds appears in the media as a “Subject Matter Expert” for national security clearance matters. He has been an trial lawyer for over 40 years. Call 800.481.2526 with questions or to schedule an appointment. Known as one of “The Best Security Clearance Lawyers” in the country – Attorney Edmunds skill and experience is available to clients who are facing a loss of job or career.

Favorable Decision Following Hearing
Washington DC
Dept Of Energy
February 27
Guidelines  H: Drug Use & Guideline E: Personal Conduct

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision from the Dept of Energy following Hearing. The case was presented by Attorney Ryan Nerney for the Firm. Attorney Nerney appears before DOE ( Dept of Energy) on many occasions for our clients. In this case, as in many others, he saved our client job and won this case.

Te gov’t alleged that our client violated the DOE facility drug-free workplace policy. Our client had used marijuana on a few occasions. He had never used on the job. Nor did any of the witnesses testify that they saw him under the influence of any drugs. His work performance was excellent. The judge agreed with Attorney Nerney and the Clearance was granted.

The Firm represents clients before many DoD Agencies including DOE, FBI, CIA, NSA, NGA, NRO, DOHA, and ICE just to name a few. We are experts in this area. Attorney Edmunds is a “subject matter expert” and has been featured in several media interviews for national security clearance matters. He has over 40 years experience.and has appeared on national television. Call our attorneys at 800.481.2526 – West Coast or 571 527 4945 – East Coast for immediate help. You may also watch our video library for free on nationalsecurityclearances.com

Egypt & Iraq
Favorable Decision Following Hearing
Woodland Hills, Calif
February 2018
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Guideline C: Foreign Preference

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision following a security clearance hearing held in the Los Angels area of Calif. The case was presented by Attorney Ryan Nerney for the Firm. Mr. Nerney is an attorney who is well known in the Security Clearance field. He travels across the country for his clients and has won many cases.

The client came to the US in 1987 and became a US citizen in 1992. He obtained an Egyptian National Identity Card for the sole purpose of obtaining a copy of his college degrees from Egypt. He testified that he has surrendered the Card to his AFSO and the Card was destroyed.  The applicant also admitted he voted in an Egyptian election one time. Applicant’s wife was born in Iraq and is a US citizen

At the Hearing, Attorney Nerney took testimony and admitted 18 exhibits. He argued mitigation factors and supported his arguments with evidence.

The judge found that “it is consistent with the national interest to grant Applicant national security eligibility,”.  The Clearance was granted, the Applicant continues to work in his profession and his career continues. We are pleased to “save another career” for our clients. But this is something that Attorney Edmunds and Attorney Nerney do on a regular basis for clients around the globe. Both Active Duty and DoD Contractors call the experts at the Edmunds Law Firm for help.  Call us at 800 481 2526 (West coast) or 571 527 4925 (East coast). Remember experience makes the difference. Many lawyers say they do security clearance work but have very few victories to show!!

Favorable Decision Following Hearing
February 2018
Guideline F : Financial Concerns
Woodland Hills, California

The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable ruling following a contested Hearing on a National Security Clearance matter heard in Woodland Hills, Calif. The case was presented by Attorney Ryan Nerney for the Firm. Mr. Nerney is a well known and respected trial attorney in the area of national security clearance legal circles.  The Edmund Law Firm offers excellent service to clients with Response to SOR, Security Clearance Appeals, Security Clearance Hearings.

In this case, the client had delinquent debts totaling $142,000. The Applicant is 44 years old and held a job as a defense contractor. He has been divorced twice and has 2 children. The root cause of his financial troubles were the 2 divorces. The Applicant has a Ph.D. and is also a Lt. Commander in the Navy Reserves. Attorney Nerney argued the “whole person” concept and of course spoke of the client service to his country.

The Edmunds Law Firm has offices across the US and travels for clients to all States in an effort to save jobs and careers for our clients. We are very successful! This case was officially reported on the DOHA website and on our Firm’s websites for reviews. We know of no other law Firm that does as many cases on a national basis at DOHA as the Edmunds Law Firm. This is important for clients. “Experience makes the difference” in these types of cases. We offer discounts for our men and woman in uniform. Active Duty Welcome!!

If you have questions about your Federal job (MSPB), Security Clearance issues, call us today – West Coast 800.481.2526 or East Coast – 571.527.4925. We are here to serve.

Pakistan
Favorable Decision Security Clearance
Department of Defense
February 2018
Guideline B: Foreign Influence

Attorney Alan Edmunds, this country’s leading Security Clearance Attorney, received another favorable decision from a Hearing for a client with roots to Pakistan. The case was an incredible contest because of the country involved and the number of relatives the client had and contacts with such Arab countries as United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.

Attorney Edmunds has over 40 years of security clearance experience and it was needed in this case. He introduced over 30 exhibits and took testimony. The govt had one of its most experienced attorneys in the courtroom.

The client is age 30, married with one child born in the US and works as a defense contractor. The client had not traveled to Pakistan for over 6 years. He cut ties with his relatives and Pakistan to form a new life in the US. He has purchased 2 homes in the US and earns $114 K per year.

The Edmunds Law Firm helps clients around the globe. Mr. Edmunds is a favored attorney for Linguists and computer Science professional from India, Pakistan, and the Middle East. His client base is huge. This case is reported on the official DOHA web site. Mr. Edmunds is one of the most experienced lawyers in the country doing National Security Clearance work. Call him at 800.481.26526 for immediate guidance. He can help with Response to SOR, Security Clearance Appeals, and Security Clearance Hearings across the US. You can also view his videos on keepyoursecurityclearance.com or nationalsecurityclearances.com . His offices are in Washington DC/Arlington VA; North Carolina; Florida and Calif. East coast clients call 571.527.4910 and West coast clients call 800.481.2526.

Known as ” The DOHA LAWYER” – Alan Edmunds helps Active Duty Military, DoD Contractors and Federal Employees with both Security Clearance matters and MSPB cases. In this case, the judge found,” it is clearly consistent with the national interest to grant him eligibility for access to classified information.”

Security Clearance Hearing Favorable Decision
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Dept Of Defense
Arlington, VA
February 2018

Attorney Alan Edmunds received Notice of a favorable court ruling he received following a Formal Security Clearance Appeal Hearing. The case involved allegations of financial concern including bankruptcy and several debts. This was, unfortunately, the “perfect storm” for this 49-year-old engineer who suffered periods of unemployment, divorce and an incredibly harsh divorce support order. Attorney Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance lawyer, presented testimony, introduced numerous documents and called witnesses to show strong mitigation.

The judge found that the Applicant experienced circumstances beyond his control. He also accepted evidence that the debts were brought current or under an agreement to repay.

The judge was also advised of the Applicants military service and the fact that he held a security clearance for over 30 years. Given the evidence that Attorney Edmunds introduced and the “good character” of the Applicant the judge ruled, ” The applicant has made considerable progress on his delinquent debts ….and has mitigated financial considerations.”  The clearance was granted.

The Edmunds Law Firm has offices coast to coast to serve clients. Need a Response to SOR or help with a Security Clearance Hearing – just call.

Winning is Mr. Edmunds primary goal. He loves to save jobs and careers for his clients. He does this around the globe for deployed Active Duty, Linguists, and DoD contractors. He can help you as well. Call 800.481.2526 on the west coast or 571.527.4925 on the East coast. Visit nationalsecurityclearances.com

Austin, Texas
Guidelines J, E, H
Department of Defense
Favorable Decision Following Hearing
March 5, 2018

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision following a Personal Appearance that was done by Attorney Ryan Nerney. Attorney Nerney is well known in the Intelligence  Community for his legal skills at DoD Hearings on the West Coast. In this case, he fought hard for his client.

This was a tough case because of the numerous allegations involving drug use, criminal behavior and intentionally falsification of an SF 86.

Attorney Nerney took testimony, introduced numerous exhibits and presented argument to the Administrative Judge.

The client wrote Attorney Nerney upon receiving the results and said;

“Just got told my clearance is granted. I am TS SCI. Thank you all for your help!  Very glad to begin working.”

The Edmunds Law Firm is about the business of saving jobs and careers. We have over 45 years of experience and are probably the most active law firms across the United States. On the DOHA website – an official gov’t site that reports Hearings – our law Firm is presented as a very experienced law firm with cases coast to coast. The Firm has offices in Washington/Arlington area as well as Calif, Florida and North Carolina.

If you need a Response to SOR, representation at a Security Clearance Appeal Hearing or simply have questions please call 800 481 2526. Visit us at nationalsecurityclearances.com

Russia
Security Clearance Favorable Decision
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Feb 23, 2018
Arlington, VA

Attorney Alan Edmunds received Notice from the Dept. of Defense of a favorable decision following a contested Security Clearance Appeal Hearing. The case was interesting because the client is a 48 yr old DoD contractor who immigrated to the United States under “refugee status”. He is married and has 3 children. He was born in Ukraine.

The Applicant successfully passed a counter-intelligence polygraph in 2005. Applicant’s parents, sister and her family are all US citizens. The allegations included a cousin of the Applicant who is a citizen of Russia. There were also allegations of past financial interests which no longer exist.

Attorney Alan Edmunds represents numerous foreign-born Applicants who are now working and are citizens of the U.S. He has a global reputation helping individuals who have brilliant careers in the U.S. that have past ties with other countries. Many former clients from Iraq, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan just to name a few countries have publicly recommended Alan Edmunds as one of “The Best Security Clearance Attorneys” in the United States.

This case has been reported on the official gov’t website at DOHA. The judge found that this client, “He is an American Success story”. The clearance was granted. Call Alan at 800.481.2526 for help. The Firm does Response to SOR, Security Clearance Hearings from offices coast to coast. As Mr. Edmunds frequently states, “Experience Makes the Difference.”

Bosnia/Herzegovina
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
DoD Defense Contractor
Feb 23, 2018
Written Response Favorable Decision

The Edmunds Law Firm, a worldwide provider of legal services in the area of National Security Clearance matters received notice of a favorable decision following a written Response to SOR. The case involved our client who is a refugee from Bosnia. He is married and has 2 sons.  He immigrated to the US in 1999 after living in Germany following the civil war in Bosnia.

Our client is 33 years old and lives in Chicago. He is a GS 12 and works for DoD as an Auditor. Attorney Alan Edmunds filed a written Response to SOR that included numerous exhibits and a legal brief arguing mitigation.

Attorney Edmunds has been helping both Active Duty Military and civilian Contractors around the globe with Security Clearance Appeals for over 39 years. He is a “subject matter expert” for national and local media. He has published 2 books on National Security Clearance issues. He has established himself as one of the Best Security Clearance Attorneys in the United States. His clients span the globe.

The Edmunds Law Firm has offices coast to coast in Arlington/ Washington DC, Jacksonville Florida, San Diego, California and Raleigh, North Carolina.  On the East coast, he can be reached at 571.527.4925 and the West coast at 800.481.2526. Case reviews appear at nationalsecurityclearances.com  – please call today and speak with Attorney Edmunds for solutions to security clearance problems.

Favorable Decision From Written Response
Ashburn, VA
Personal Conduct: Guideline E
Substance Abuse: Guideline H
February 21, 2018

This is an unusual case because it involved several allegations but one was the use of Testosterone for treatment of low Testosterone levels. A prescription was used for several years but ran out while the Applicant was out of the country. He purchased the drug while in the U.S. Army.

The case was submitted by the Edmunds Law Firm with numerous exhibits including awards and decorations. The Applicant’s personal references were very strong.

The Clearance was granted without a Formal Security Clearance Hearing based entirely on the written Response. Alan Edmunds helps Active Duty Military deployed around the globe with security clearance matters. He appears coast to coast in Security Clearance Hearings.

If you have questions or need a Response to SOR – call Attorney Edmunds at 800.481.2526 or visit the Firm website at nationalsecurityclearances.com.

Favorable Decision Following Hearing
Department of Defense
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Arlington, VA
February 13, 2018

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of another favorable decision following a formal Security Clearance Hearing that was held in Arlington VA. Attorney Alan Edmunds appeared for the Firm. The applicant is 58 yrs. old, divorced and no children. She has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree. She is a training specialist in Management Systems Programs. She is a contractor.

The Applicant had filed 4 Bankruptcies thru a representative while deployed. She also had a tax lien in various amounts and a mortgage foreclosure in the amount of $247,000.

At the Hearing, Attorney Edmunds stated that she was unaware of the Bankruptcy filings thru her representative who had power of attorney. She testified she was only aware of one Bankruptcy filing. The others were filled when she was deployed out of the country. The Applicant had a payment agreement with the IRS and proof of this was admitted into evidence.

The Judge agreed with Attorney Edmunds that the record does not raise doubts about Applicants trustworthiness and good judgment. The evidence introduced by Attorney Edmunds was undisputed. The Clearance was granted.

Attorney Edmunds is very experienced in national security clearance law. He is considered throughout the United States as “The Best Security Clearance Lawyer“. He is also known as “The DOHA LAWYER”.

If you need help with a Clearance or a Response to SOR – just call 800.481.2526 to speak with the experts at The Edmunds Law Firm.

Active Duty Military Security Clearance
February 2, 2018
Philadelphia, PA
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Guideline J: Criminal Conduct
Department of Defense

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice that our client, an Active Duty Military member who is in the Reserves, was granted his security clearance after the CAF had received and reviewed the formal Response to SOR. Attorney Eric Cowdery for the Firm wrote the Response to SOR and submitted exhibits and a legal brief in support of the Applicant.

The allegations included BAH fraud, criminal conduct and financial concerns (Guideline F). Attorney Cowdery argued strong mitigation. The case took over 12 years in the adjudication stage!  Also, many of the allegations involved his girlfriend. The client was in the Navy at the time of the allegations and his girlfriend had control over bills and money. He is currently age 52 and has served his country for over 15 years.

This case was “sweet” because the client was granted his Clearance without having to attend a Formal Security Clearance Hearing. He saved time and money and he won!

The Edmunds Law Firm helps Active Duty Military deployed around the globe. Security Clearance AppealsResponse to SOR, and Response to Interrogatories as well as consults are all available. Call us today at 800 481 2526 or visit nationalsecurityclearances.com

Boise, Idaho
January 29, 2018
Clearance Granted From Written Response
Guideline F: Financial Concerns

Attorney Alan Edmunds received Notice just days prior to the Security Clearance Appeal Hearing that the SOR against his client had been withdrawn based on new evidence the Edmunds sent the gov’t Attorney. The Hearing was taken off the calendar and the Applicant was granted his Clearance. In the same week, 3 other cases that were all represented by attorneys with The Edmunds Law Firm were withdrawn.

The case was interesting because it involved allegations of indebtedness including 10 separate debts that the Applicant had incurred. The case turned on the strong mitigation presented in documents by Attorney Edmunds. The evidence included periods of unemployment, business failure, and invalid debts.

Attorney Edmunds is the leading attorney in the area of national security clearance appeals. If your job is at risk or you need a strong Response to SOR or a Security Clearance Appeal, call the attorney that wins across the United States, Alan Edmunds. Mr. Edmunds is a former Judge Pro Tem and is a subject matter expert in national security matters. He helps Active Duty Military, DoD Contractors and federal Employees with Security Clearance matters. His Law Firm has offices across the United States. He also is a favorite attorney for many Linguists deployed around the world. Call him 800.481.2526 – “Experience makes the difference.”  The attorney is known as “ The DOHA Lawyer.”   Favorable decisions are posted each week for review.

January 30, 2018
Written Response Favorable Decision
Arlington, VA
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Department of Defense

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice from the attorney for Dept. of Defense that a case set for a Formal Security Clearance Appeal Hearing was being dismissed and that the SOR was being withdrawn.

Attorney Alan Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance attorney was handling the case for the Applicant. The case involved a man who was 50 years of age and worked as a Contractor. He had numerous debts including student loans. Attorney Edmunds introduced evidence of severe hardship. Included in the Response to SOR were exhibits A thru G. The Response was a Formal Response to SOR that was over 25 pages.

Attorney Edmunds is well known in the country as “One of the Best Security Clearance Lawyers“. He is a subject matter expert in national security matters for media, newspapers, and television.

If you have a security clearance question, or need to Respond to a SOR, or are going to a Security Clearance Hearing anywhere in the United States please call our Firm at 800.481.2526. You may also visit us at nationalsecurityclearances.comAttorney Edmunds helps Active Duty Military deployed around the globe as well as Contractors, Linguists, and Federal Employees. We have offices in Washington D.C., Jacksonville Florida, San Diego, California and Raleigh, North Carolina.

1st Lt Air National Guard
Victory Following Hearing
January 19, 2018
Arlington, VA
Department of Defense
Guideline H: Drug Involvement

Attorney Alan Edmunds saved another career in the courtroom for an outstanding 1st Lt who made some mistakes 5 years ago when he used drugs. The whole case that Attorney Edmunds presented surrounded the “whole person” concept but also an interesting influence in the life of his client.

The 1st Lt had a fiancé that was a “druggie” and very toxic. She was a terrible influence but the relationship had some chemistry for short periods of time. While Attorney Edmunds did a great job in court – really the 1st Lt. did a much greater job turning his life around after he ended the relationship with this woman. Once the woman was out of his life, things began to change for the better.

Alan Edmunds introduced exhibits A – Q into evidence. He also called a witness that had known the Applicant for several years and knew about the “fiancé”. The witness corroborated the wild life style of the fiancé. The Judge announced his intention for a favorable ruling while the Applicant was still in the courtroom. Another career saved!

Mr. Edmunds took the case after other lawyers told the Applicant he had little chance for success. The Edmunds Law Firm helps Active Duty Security Clearance clients and Civilian clients with Security Clearance Appeals. With offices across the United States, the Firm has a national reputation for excellence.  Several people know attorney Edmunds as “The Best Security Clearance Attorney” in the country. He is also known as THE DOHA ATTORNEY because of the hundreds of cases he has done.

If you need a Response to SOR or an attorney for a Security Clearance Hearing – call Alan Edmunds at 800.481.2526 or visit nationalsecurityclearances.com

South Korea
January 8, 2018
Lansing Michigan
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Department Of Defense
Favorable Decision Following Hearing

Attorney Alan Edmunds received Notice of a Favorable Court Decision following a Hearing involving foreign contacts. The Applicant has a wife who resides now in the United States but formerly in South Korea. Extended family also live in South Korea. The Applicant had no property or bank accounts in South Korea.

Applicant has two children living in the United States ages 13 and 1. Applicant is a retired Army Colonel. He loyally served in the military and offered numerous awards and decorations into evidence.  The evidence included instances when the Applicant put his life in danger while deployed in Afghanistan.

The judge agreed with Attorney Edmunds who argued that the gov’t concerns were mitigated and outweighed by proof of loyalty to the United States. His clearance was recommended. Call Alan Edmunds at 800.481.2526 with questions. Visit nationalsecruityclearances.com for more information.   Mr. Edmunds specializes in Security Clearance Hearings across the United States. The Firm has offices in Arlington, VA; Raleigh, NC; Jacksonville, Florida and San Diego, California.

January 17, 2018
Washington D.C.
Response to DoD Interrogatories
Guideline E: Personal Conduct

The Edmunds Law Firm responded to Interrogatories propounded and served on our client from the DoD. The facts are very unusual. The applicant’s previous employer had accused our client of corporate espionage. Our client had been laid off from her job and moved on to a new job with another company.

The former employer found out about Applicant’s new job and submitted allegations to JPAS that were proven to be untrue. My staff filed an incredible document outlining “a timeline” and showing the fabrication.

Our client file was corrected and she was allowed to continue her career.  We went the “extra mile” and aggressively documented the mistakes.  This type of case unfortunately happens too often.

The Edmunds Law Firm is this country-leading provider for National Security Clearance representation. We have offices coast to coast and help Active Duty Military, Civilian Contractors and Federal Employees with all matters pertaining to security clearance actions.

Attorney Edmunds has been featured on national television for his casework on National Security Clearance cases. He was also recently a “subject matter expert” in a national magazine. The Firm helps clients with Responses to SORSecurity Clearance AppealsSecurity Clearance Hearings and consultations.

You can review the Firm’s casework and results on our websites or the Federal Government website at DOHA. Simply type in the name, Alan Edmunds or Alan V. Edmunds to review cases. For immediate help call 800.481.2526 on the West Coast or 571.527.4925 on the East coast.

Alan V. Edmunds
Arlington, VA Security Clearance Attorney
Favorable Security Clearance Decision
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
January 10, 2018

Attorney Alan Edmunds received another favorable decision from the DoD following the submission of a Written Response to SOR. The client is married with one young child. Attorney Edmunds introduced evidence with the Response to SOR that showed her husband was laid off from his job and that her minor child had serious medical problems.

Attorney Edmunds had the client attend credit counseling. She also filed Bankruptcy. Her work evaluations were introduced and she offered several other documents with the Response to SOR to mitigate concerns.

The DoD reviewed the answer filed by The Edmunds Law Firm and reviewed the numerous exhibits as well. The end result was that the SOR was withdrawn and the client kept her job.

Alan Edmunds has over 40 years experience with military law and national security clearance law. He travels across the country helping clients fight for their clearance and their jobs.

Attorney Edmunds is a subject matter expert in the area of national security clearances and has recently been featured in Newsweek Magazine and interviewed by several “wire” services for comments on current security clearance issues involving the Trump Family.

Mr. Edmunds has the actual experience and track record that other attorneys envy. He tells clients, “Experience makes the difference”. So many lawyers have web pages talking about their experience that is not consistent with the government websites that track attorney experience like the DOHA Web Site. Call 800 481 2526 or visit nationalsecurityclearances.com.

Alan V. Edmunds
San Diego Security Clearance Attorney
January 7, 2018 – Case Victory
Guideline J: Criminal Conduct
Guideline E: Personal Conduct

Attorney Alan Edmunds with The Edmunds Law Firm – received notification that his client was granted a security clearance following the submission of a Written Response to SOR.  Winning a Clearance without a Formal Hearing is very difficult and unusual. The Written Response to SOR must be very detailed and well documented with mitigating evidence.

In this case, Attorney Edmunds written a 30 page Response with exhibits A – K. The case against our client included allegations of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on board of an aircraft and other allegations of violating company policy and termination. Our client was deployed to Afghanistan and worked as a contractor. He also worked in the private industry.

The Clearance was granted and our client was allowed to return to work and keep his career. Attorney Edmunds who has helped both civilian and Active Duty Military around the world received a great deal of gratitude from the client, his family and co-workers. Visit the DOHA web site and type in Alan Edmunds and learn more about the many cases he has won across the country. If you need a Response to SOR or must Appeal a Security Clearance – call The Edmunds Law Firm. They have offices coast to coast and offer payment plans when needed. nationalsecurityclearances.com is a great website for more information.

Department of Defense
December 23, 2017
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Huntsville, Alabama

Applicant submitted a security clearance application in March 2015. His application raised financial concerns under Guideline F: financial considerations because he had several debts. The 8 debts totaled about $27,000 and many were delinquent through no fault of the applicant. His former wife had hidden debts and failed to pay others without Applicant knowledge. Their divorce was very nasty.

Applicant is a 36 year old field service representative with a contractor. He needs his security clearance to do his job. He served honorably in the U.S. Army for 8 years. One reason he chose The Edmunds Law Firm was due to the fact that Attorney Alan Edmunds had helped many of his active duty friends and that Attorney Edmunds had practiced Military Law for over 35 years.

Alan Edmunds called witnesses to testify and introduced exhibits A thru N into evidence. The purpose of the exhibits showed the “good character” of the Applicant and also mitigated the debts as delinquent because of the ex wife’s failure to pay bills on time.  Attorney Edmunds totally prepared the Applicant for his testimony and also showed him important steps to take before the Formal Security Clearance Hearing that would help in mitigating the government concerns.

The judge agreed with Attorney Edmunds and found that the applicant was trustworthy and eligibility to access to classified information was granted. The applicant kept his job and his paycheck to the relief of his family. Attorney Edmunds received the satisfaction of helping another member of the military.  Mr. Edmunds has clients around the globe deployed in very dangerous places. He represents some of the most heroic members of the military for special fees. The Edmunds Law Firm is indeed the Law Firm that many Active Duty Members turn to for help. He does Responses to SORSecurity Clearance Appeals, and offers step-by-step guidance with the SF 86 preparation. Call 800.481.2526 or visit nationalsecurityclearances.com for immediate help. Your career is too important not to retain the Best Security Clearance Lawyer in the country, known as the DOHA LAWYER. Call Alan today, your family deserves the best.

Department of Defense
Guideline B: Foreign Influence, Egypt
New Haven, Connecticut
December 20, 2017

Attorney Alan Edmunds received Notice of a favorable decision following a contested Hearing on a national security clearance matter that was held in Connecticut. Our client is a native of Egypt who acquired his U.S. citizenship in 1987. He is a senior systems engineer for a defense contractor. He has had a security clearance since 1987 as an employee for a defense contractor. Applicant had an Egyptian passport, which he surrendered in 2009. It was used to travel to Egypt at a time he was getting married to an Egyptian woman.

Applicant had 2 distant uncles and 1 aunt in Egypt. His contact with any relatives in Egypt stopped in 2004. The evidence showed there was no foreign travel to Egypt within the last 7 years.

The major issue involved a $100 to $200 contribution that the Applicant made on occasion to a religious affiliated relief fund. The evidence showed that those donations stopped in 2013. The organization was based in the United States but helped out poor Muslims in Egypt.  The Applicant testified that he would never make such donations in the future.

Attorney Edmunds also took testimony from the Applicant’s employer. The President of the company and the CEO testified to the Applicant’s trustworthiness and honesty. Attorney Edmunds also introduced exhibits A-N into evidence that served to show strong mitigation.

Attorney Edmunds used the “whole person concept” in his argument to the court. Alan Edmunds traveled to Connecticut for this Hearing. The Applicant wanted Attorney Edmunds as his security clearance lawyer because he had tried over 600 cases in just the last 4 years across the United States. The applicant said he wanted the experience and expertise of Attorney Edmunds. Many clients call specifically for Attorney Alan Edmunds to represent them in Security Clearance Hearings. The official gov’t web site at DOHA tells the story and why so many people ask for Alan Edmunds personally. Their careers are important and they simply want the best.

The Edmunds Law Firm has a global reputation for aggressive representations. Our attorneys travel the country helping clients with “Responses to SOR”,  “Security Clearance Appeals“, SF 86 prep and DOHA Hearings.

There are lawyers who say they have a great deal of experience – but it’s not shown when you check the DOHA website.  Another problem exists when clients can’t find attorney’s alleged favorable decisions on the official DOHA site.

Call the team of experts at The Edmunds Law Firm – 800.481.2526 or visit us at nationalsecurityclearfances.com

Security Clearance Appeal
Guideline B: Foreign Influence, Iraq
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Norfolk, VA
December 16, 2017

Attorney Alan Edmunds received Notice of a favorable decision following a Formal Security Clearance Hearing that was held in Norfolk VA. This was a Security Clearance Appeal following a Response to SOR. The case was contested and Attorney Edmunds took testimony and introduced numerous exhibits.

Our client was 38 years old, married with 2 children and extensive family members in Iraq and the Middle East. He is a linguist for the U.S. Army and needed his Security Clearance for his job.

The allegations included several assertions that our client falsified answers on his SF 86 by failing to mention certain relatives in Iraq and some financial gifts to relatives.

Attorney Edmunds who has tried more than 600 Security Clearance Appeals argued several mitigating factors and the “whole person concept”. The judge agreed with the arguments presented by Alan Edmunds and granted the Clearance. Our client left for a U.S. Army base immediately. Career saved, and job continues.

Call us for a free case review. You can reach Attorney Edmunds at 800.481.2526. He has offices in Washington/Arlington and San Diego, California as well as Jacksonville, Florida and Raleigh North Carolina. Many people refer to him as “The Best Security Clearance Attorney” in the U.S.  He was recently featured in a Newsweek Magazine article pertaining to national security clearance applications. He often appears as a “subject matter expert” for the media. Your career is important. Let us help.

Department of Defense
Security Clearance Granted After Written Response
December 19, 2017
Guideline K: Handling Protected Information

One of the best outcomes a client can receive is a favorable decision through a written response.  The Edmunds Law Firm has done just that with a recent victory through a written response to the SOR.

In this specific case, it was alleged that our client disclosed classified information to a non-cleared individual.  Using exhibits and a written legal brief with excellent arguments, we were able to adequately show strong mitigation.  Attorney Ryan C. Nerney wrote the response to SOR and was able to provide superior arguments of mitigation to reduce the government’s concerns.  As a result, the government’s concerns were mitigated, and our client was able to continue with his career working for the Department of Defense with a valid security clearance.

The Edmunds Law Firm is a national leader in Security Clearance Appeals and Response to SOR for both Civilian Federal Employees, Employees of Federal Contractors, and Active Duty Military deployed around the world.  If you have received an SOR/LOI or want to Appeal an adverse security clearance decision please call 800.481.2526 for immediate help.

Department Of Defense
Guideline C: Foreign Preference, Romania
Guideline B: Foreign Influence, Romania
December 13, 2017
Huntsville, Alabama

Attorney Alan Edmunds of The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision on a case heard in Huntsville, Alabama in November. The decision is posted on both the Law Firm websites and the official government site at DOHA for review.

The case involved our client who is a 46 years old born in Romania. His wife is from Romania as well and they have 2 children born in the United States. The applicant has a Ph.D. as well as his wife. The Applicant owns a home in the United States. His relatives including brother, mother-in-law, brother-in-law as well as his mother and father all live in Romania. The Applicant has little or no contact with relatives since 2011.

Attorney Edmunds introduced exhibits A thru H, without objection. Edmunds also called witnesses to testify. The Chief Executive Officer where the Applicant works testified how the work done by the applicant is critical and saves lives of our military members.

Attorney Edmunds travels across the United States helping both civilian contractor clients and military clients with national security clearance problems. He has conducted over 600 Hearings just in the last 4 years. He does Response to SORSecurity Clearance Appeals and SF-86 Prep, for clients around the globe.

In this case the judge found that it was consistent with national security to grant the Applicant’s eligibility for a security clearance. The Applicant kept his job and career. If you need help please call 800.481.2526 and speak to one of the most successful security clearance attorneys in the country, Attorney Alan Edmunds, also known as The DOHA LAWYER.  

US Customs & Border Protection
November 6, 2017
Guideline J:  Criminal Conduct
Guideline H: Drug Involvement
Big Pine Key, Florida

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable decision involving allegations of Personal conduct, Drug Involvement, Criminal Conduct following a Written Response to SOR – drafted by the experts at The Edmunds Law Firm.

Our client is 57 years old and served 4 years in the US Coast Guard. His training and employment was that of an Electronics Technician. His case included allegations of wrongful drug use. In the Response to SOR several documents were submitted that showed strong mitigation of the allegations. The decision took over 5 months before being rendered in favor of our client.

Attorney Alan Edmunds helps Active Duty Military as well as Civilian Contractors. Our clients are deployed around the globe but still receive outstanding service from Mr. Edmunds staff. WE have over 40 years of helping clients fight for their jobs and careers in the area of security clearance matters.

Please call us at 800.481.2526 on the West coast or 571.527.4925 on the East coast. Our web site at nationalsecurityclearances.com has more information about our Firm and the numerous cases we win. If you want to Appeal a Security Clearance or do a Response to SOR – please call us.

Alan Edmunds is known as “The DOHA LAWYER” and one of “The Best Security Clearance Lawyers” in the country. Your job is important – call us today.

Dept. of Homeland Security
Guideline E – Personal Conduct
Guideline J – Criminal Conduct
Washington, D.C.
November 3, 2017

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision on an Appeal National Security Clearance matter that involved a revocation of Access to Classified Material. The Hearing was conducted by ICE and attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm.

Testimony was taken and exhibits had been previously filed with the Department. The issue involved why the appellant had provided different explanations for leaving government employment. Attorney Nerney argued the “Whole Person Concept” in his presentation to the Panel.  The decision stated, “I credit your in-person presentation in light of the adjudication guidelines and the “whole person concept””. The Access was granted.

Saving jobs and careers is what The Edmunds Law Firm does best. We do it across the United States and around the globe before all Federal Agencies. Attorney Alan Edmunds has over 40 years of national security clearance experience. He has also appeared before several Military Security Clearance Hearing Boards. His record of success is publicly posted on the official DOHA web site for all to review. Be careful – many attorneys with “slick” web sites say they have experience but the DOHA web site shows otherwise. It’s your money and your career!

The Edmunds Law Firm has offices coast to coast including San Diego, Washington/Arlington, Jacksonville, Florida and Raleigh, North Carolina. The West coast office can be reached by dialing 800.481.2526 and the East coast offices at 571.527.4925. If you need a Response to SOR, Security Clearance Appeal or representation at a formal Security Clearance Hearing, please call our team of experts. You may also like to review our cases at nationalsecurityclearances.com

Department Of Defense
Favorable Decision – Guideline F
Woodland Hills, California
December 1, 2017

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision following a contested Hearing involving Financial Concerns for a client who had 6 debts and was denied a security clearance. Total debt amounted to $26,000.

Our client is a 29-year-old woman, single and no children. She has an AA Degree. Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared on behalf of the Firm. Mr Nerney has done more hearings than most of the attorneys on the West coast that we have checked on the DOHA gov’t web site. His success is well known.

At the Hearing witnesses were called and numerous exhibits were admitted into the evidence. However, in this Hearing,  the real turning point was the courtroom presentation by Attorney Nerney. Many lawyers like to present themselves as experienced attorneys but when checked on the official gov’t web site at Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals their vast experience disappears! Be careful. Type in the Attorneys name on the DOHA search box and learn the truth. Your career is too important to trust “marketing hype” and misleading web site advertising.

If you want to do a Security Clearance Appeal, or need a Security Clearance Attorney, or submit documents please call. We also do Response to SOR for very reasonable fees.

This young woman did her research and her job was saved and her career intact. Call us at 800 481 2526.

U.S. Navy – Proposed Removal
November 10, 2017
Creating Hostile Work Environment
China Lake, NAVFAC

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable decision on a case involving a civilian Physical Scientist who appealed an adverse decision that would have terminated his employment. Attorney Alan Edmunds has been helping Military and Civilian clients with employment actions on military bases around the globe for over 40 years. His knowledge is very specialized and his experience has gained him a reputation around the world as an aggressive trial attorney.

Alan Edmunds has over 40 yrs. experience in Military Law and National Security Clearance Law. He is a recognized subject matter expert for media in the United States and was recently featured in a Newsweek Magazine article about Security Clearance problems in the White House.

In this case our client had 6 years of excellent service with the Federal Gov’t. He had experienced difficulties in the work place. He had been suspended on one prior occasion.

Attorney Edmunds and his staff of experienced legal professionals filed an Appeal to the initial ruling and included numerous exhibits. A legal brief containing argument was also submitted that was over 20 pages in length.

In a written decision – the gov’t agreed with Attorney Edmunds and reversed its earlier decision. Our client was restored to his job and his career was saved. If you need help – call Attorney Alan Edmunds at 800 481 2526 or visit our web sites at nationalsecurityclearances.com or alanedmunds.com for more information. The Firm has an A+ rating with the San Diego BBB and works hard for our clients to achieve goals. Mr. Edmunds is known as ” The Best Military Lawyer ” and the Best Security Clearance Lawyer” by his clients. Don’t risk your job and your career – remember, “Experience Makes the Difference.”

Department Of Defense
November 20, 2017
Adultery Allegations & Soliciting Sex Acts
Hanover, MD

The Edmunds Law Firm, this country’s leading national security clearance law firm, received notice of another favorable decision from the Department of Defense arising from a SOR. The victory was following a Written Response to SOR. The case was amazing because it involved numerous allegations of soliciting sex acts and adultery.

The Written Response to SOR prepared by Attorney Brengle at the Edmunds Law Firm included numerous exhibits, a legal brief and proof of rehabilitation. Our client career and job were saved. His family could look forward to a secure Holiday because their father remained employed. Winning with just the Written Response is very difficult.  Normally most cases proceed to a Formal Security Clearance Appeal Hearing.

The Edmunds Law Firm has offices across the United States for our clients. Active Duty Military, Government Employees, as well as Civilian Contractors turn to Attorney Alan Edmunds for advice and guidance. Attorney Edmunds is the foremost Security Clearance Attorney in the country according to numerous sources. He not only appears with clients from coast to coast, he is also a Media Consultant in National Security Clearance matters. In his professional career spanning over 40 years Attorney Alan Edmunds has appeared on national news and in numerous newspapers for his casework.

If you need a Response to SOR, a formal Security Clearance Hearing Appeal Attorney or just have questions call 800.481.2526 and speak with an expert today.  Visit the official gov’t website at Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals and type in Attorney Edmunds name and review his cases.  Then compare the results with other attorneys. Remember, “Experience makes the Difference.”

Department Of Homeland Security
November 3, 2017
Criminal Conduct  & Personal Conduct
Washington, DC

A very special victory was received at The Edmunds Law Firm on a case with Homeland Security and ICE. Our client was fighting a previous finding that resulted in his clearance being denied.

The case involved a client who had resigned from his position due to misconduct during an interview. The facts were in dispute. Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm. Ryan is an outstanding lawyer who handles cases across the United States. Attorney Edmunds and Attorney Nerney travel to all states on behalf of our Active Duty and Civilian clients. Attorney Edmunds has tried over 600 cases in the last 4 years. He is well known across the country and Asia and the Middle East as one of the Best Security Clearance Lawyers.

In this case the decision to revoke was overturned following Hearing. Attorney Nerney submitted evidence and took testimony during the Hearing. The client paid a one time flat fee and won his career and job back!!

The Firm does Responses to SORSecurity Clearance Appeals as well as Security Clearance Document Preparation. Call 800.481.2526 to speak with our experts about your case.  You may also wish to visit our web site at nationalsecurityclearances.com for more information.  Remember to check out the experience of our lawyers and any other on the official gov’t website at Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals. You will quickly learn that several attorneys don’t have the experience! Your career is too important – be smart and do your research.

Department of Defense
November 2, 2017
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
New Bern, North Carolina

Attorney Alan Edmunds received Notice of another favorable decision on a National Security Clearance case that was tried in North Carolina. The case involved Personal Conduct allegations including failing to provide truthful answers regarding employment and emotional health.  There were also allegations involving alcohol and criminal conduct.

This was a difficult case. Attorney Edmunds, who has over 40 years experience in military law and security clearance matters, used aggressive techniques and forensics to win this case. Alan Edmunds, often referred to as “The DOHA LAWYER”, has tried more than 600 cases in the last 4 years alone. He saved this client career and job.

Responses to SOR are very important and Security Clearance Appeals are just two areas where The Edmunds Law Firm helps clients around the world. Both Active Duty Military and Civilian Contractors with the DoD call Alan Edmunds when their careers are on the line. Our lawyers love to win and they do just that at an increasing rate. Check out our experience on the official Government Website at Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals. Just type in Alan Edmunds on the search line and learn about one of the country’s most successful attorneys. Many lawyers say they have experience but the government website says otherwise. It’s your career – hire the best attorney you can – your career is worth it! Call 800.481.2526 or visit us at one of our websites.

Victory From Written Response
October 26, 2017
Minneapolis, MN
Personal Conduct

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision from a Written Response to SOR. The case was unique in that this was the second time our Law Firm helped this man with allegations against his Clearance. Each time our staff responded and we won.

This case involved a 39-year-old man who was former Air Force. Personal conduct allegations were brought against him. He is an Information Technology Specialist who needs an active Security Clearance to work and keep his job. The allegations contained facts involving Kenya Africa.

Attorney Ryan Nerney drafted the Response to SOR and sent it to the Agency with exhibits. When we win at this level it saves the client time and money. The client didn’t have to contend with a Formal Security Clearance Appeal Hearing.

The Edmunds Law Firm helps Active duty and Civilian around the globe. The Firm has a global reputation for aggressive representation. We want people to go to the DOHA web site and type in the names of our attorneys on the search line. The results are amazing and unmatched by any other law Firm. Attorney Edmunds has more Hearings on this site (Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals) on a national basis than other lawyers. Yet, many lawyers boast about their experience until a client checks them out on the gov’t sites. Be careful and call one of the most experienced law firms in the United States – The Edmunds Law Firm. “Experience makes the Difference.” Simply call 800.481.2526 or visit us at one of our web sites nationalsecurityclearances.com.

Department Of Defense Hearing
Oct 23,2017
Woodland Hills, California

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable Security Clearance Appeal following a Personal Appearance in Woodland Hills, Calif. The comments of our client tell the story:

” I was just notified that my clearance was approved on the 22nd. I go back to work tomorrow !!!!”

Those words are what means the most to the attorneys at The Edmunds Law Firm who fight on behalf of our clients against the Government for security clearances. This case had it all as far as allegations. The SOR had financial issues of tax liens, criminal conduct which was later dismissed and debts totaling $17,677. From the start it looked really bad for our client. But then Attorney Ryan Nerney, for the Firm, took the case to Hearing and the case by the Gov’t fell apart. Again the words of our client says it best:

“Thank you so much for everything. I have no words to describe my gratitude for you and the Edmunds Law Firm for saving my career.”

Our success is no secret. Official government websites such as the one at DOHA – Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals – shows that the Edmunds Law Firm appears nationally more than most other law firms. And the victories by Attorney Alan Edmunds and Attorney Ryan Nerney far outnumber those of other attorneys. Do your own research. Some lawyers tell you they do nothing but security clearance work, yet on the government website they have very few Hearings. It’s your money and your career, don’t be fooled, compare results on the gov’t web site at DOHA.

Attorney Alan Edmunds is considered by many as ” The Best Security Clearance Lawyer in the country.” He is known coast to coast as ” The DOHA Lawyer.”

Call 800.481.2526 for immediate help. Active Duty Military, Federal Employees or DoD Contractors are welcome. Whether it’s a Response to SOR, an Appeal or just some sound advice – ask the pros at The Edmunds Law Firm.

Department Of Defense
October 19, 2017
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Lexington Park, MD
Written Response Victory

The Edmunds Law Firm did it again – we were just notified that our client received his clearance back from a written Response to SOR that the Firm submitted with exhibits.

The case involved a retired Navy chief Warrant Officer who had 10 separate financial allegations on his SOR. He is married with 4 children and a wife who was unemployed. The family experienced periods of unemployment and financial turmoil due to family obligations.

The Firm did the Written Response to SOR with exhibits and a legal brief. Upon review of the Response the gov’t withdrew the SOR. Victory for our client and his family.

Attorney Alan Edmunds has been helping Active Duty and Civilian employees for over 40 years with Security Clearance Appeals. Just call us at 800.481.2526 and then relax!  Our experienced team of experts will take over and fight the gov’t every step.

We post favorable decisions each week on our Security Clearance sites for your review.

Department Of Defense
October 2017
Guideline B: Foreign Influence & Contacts – China
Woodland Hills, California

The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision following a contested security clearance appeal. The case was heard in the Los Angeles area before an Administrative Judge.

The Applicant was a brilliant 61-year-old Ph.D Engineering Specialist. He is married and has one daughter. He has had a security clearance since 2005. He was born in China, has relatives still in China and he came to the United States on a J-1 Visa. His story is one of great hardship that included being sent to a labor camp as a teenager in China. Applicant became a citizen in 2000. He worked hard and now has a net worth in excess of 1 million dollars.

Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm and argued the case citing mitigating factors under the guideline and presented copious evidence supporting the “whole person concept”. The Judge agreed with Attorney Nerney and found that the security clearance should be granted.

The Edmunds Law Firm is a national leader in Security Clearance Appeals and Response to SOR for both Civilian and Active Duty Military deployed around the globe. The Firm is full service and offers guidance throughout the whole process. Call 800.481.2526 for immediate help. Speak with Attorney Nerney or Attorney Alan Edmunds known as ” The DOHA Lawyer“. “Experience makes the Difference” and Attorney Edmunds has over 40 years security clearance and military law experience.

Department Of Defense
October 12,2017
Woodland Hills, California
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Guideline E: Personal Conduct

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable decision following a formal Hearing which was an Appeal to Security Clearance Denial. The Hearing was held in Woodland Hills, California.

Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm and represented an Applicant who was age 52, with 2 adult children. He had been married for 28 years and then subsequently divorced. He is a Defense Contractor working as a Plant Protection Officer.

He had several debts, which resulted from health issues and loss of employment by his former wife. His financial status at the time of trial was excellent. Attorney Nerney offered exhibits A – Z and the applicant testified. The Applicant had held a security clearance for the past 31 years.

Attorney Nerney does Security Clearance Appeals and Responses to SOR. He travels on cases across the United States. The “Whole Person Concept ” was argued and the judge agreed that Mr. Nerney had mitigated the gov’t concerns and granted the Clearance. Another career was saved and a job left intact.

Call Attorney Alan Edmunds Or Attorney Ryan Nerney if you have questions or need aggressive representation. The Firm has offices in Calif, Virginia, Florida and North Carolina. The Firm helps Active Duty Military and Civilian contractor employees deployed around the globe.

Department Of Defense
October 3, 2017
Guideline B: Foreign Contacts – South Korea
Guideline F: Financial Concerns

The Edmunds Law Firm received notification from DoD of another favorable Security Clearance decision. It was a Security Clearance Appeal that went to a Formal Hearing.

The case was heard in California and Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm. Mr Nerney is well known in the Security Clearance world as an aggressive attorney who wins cases. He has appeared across the United States before several different DoD Agencies.

The Applicant is a 37-year-old mother of 2 children, ages 6 and 2, both have dual citizenship. She came to the United States at age 13 from South Korea. She served in the U.S. Army and received a number of awards while serving. Applicant has numerous relatives in South Korea whom she contacts infrequently.  Attorney Nerney argued the longstanding relationship between South Korea and the United States. He introduced over 12 documents on her behalf. The Applicant also testified.

The judge found that the Attorney mitigated the financial concerns and the foreign influence concerns and granted the Clearance. The Edmunds Law Firm has offices in California, North Carolina, Arlington VA, and Florida. They are a powerhouse of trial attorneys who travel the country to help both Active Duty and Civilian contractors. Clients who are deployed call Attorney Alan Edmunds, the senior attorney, for help and guidance. Attorney Edmunds has appeared in over 550 Security Clearance Hearings. The Firm does Response to SOR, Security Clearance Appeals and preparation for SF 86 – to name a few of their services.

Call 800.481.2526 if your career is facing a security clearance challenge. Why not get the best help available. The official government website confirms Attorney Edmunds as one of the busiest security clearance attorneys in the country. Type in his name at the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals website.

Department Of Defense
October 2017
Favorable Decision From Written Response
Crane, Indiana

The Edmunds Law Firm filed an Appeal to SOR and received  a favorable decision without going to a formal Security Clearance Appeal. Our clients saved time and money.

This case involved an engineer who worked for Naval Surface Warfare. Attorney Alan Edmunds prepared a Response to SOR including exhibits and a legal brief. The documents totally mitigated the government concerns. Attorney Edmunds has over 40 years of experience in Military Law and National Security Clearance law. He is known across the country as a very aggressive litigator.

The case involved allegations under Guideline D: Sexual Behavior and Guideline J: Criminal Behavior. Evidence was included that showed under “the Whole Person” concept that the behavior was an isolated incident and that the Applicant had good character throughout his life.

The DoD agreed and his clearance was granted. We handle cases from across the country and around the globe. If you want guidance please call 800.481.2526. Response to SOR cases, Security Clearance Appeal cases and cases from Active Duty Military or Civilian Contractors are welcomed.

Department Of Defense
Video Conference Hearing – Kuwait
October 2, 2017
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Guideline E: Personal Conduct

Attorney Alan Edmunds received a favorable decision following a formal Security Clearance Hearing that was conducted by video conferencing. Mr. Edmunds client was located in Kuwait and Attorney Edmunds was in Arlington VA with the Administrative Judge and the Gov’t Department Counsel.

The case was a Security Clearance Appeal following a Response to SOR. Although the client was in a remote location, client was fully prepared and gave a very detailed testimony.

Attorney Edmunds introduced Applicant Exhibits A through M. These exhibits laid the basis for the Applicant Defense and “The Whole Person Concept”. The exhibits also revealed the numerous efforts the Applicant made to satisfy her debts. The evidence showed she had periods of unemployment, deployment to remote countries and was assuming financial care for her relatives.

The Applicant is married, had 3 children and she was a defense contractor. The evidence also showed that her husband had lost employment at various times.

The judge agreed with Attorney Edmunds that the financial difficulties arose from circumstances beyond Applicant control. Attorney Edmunds argued that there was no evidence that Applicant was reckless with her finances and the judge agreed.

The clearance was granted and Applicant kept her DoD job. Attorney Edmunds helps clients around the globe. If you need a Response to SOR call us at 800.481.2526. If you want to Appeal and file a Security Clearance Appeal please call Mr. Edmunds today. He is known nationally as ” The DOHA Lawyer” with over 40-years of experience. Why trust your future to anyone else?

Favorable Decision From Written Response
October 10, 2017
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Misuse And Sale Of Military Property
Papillon, Nebraska

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable ruling from the Dept. of Defense following the submission of a written Response to SOR. The case involved allegations of misuse of government property.

Attorney Shane Brengle drafted the written Response with exhibits. He argued the “whole person” concept, as his client was a highly decorated member of the military. His rank was LT COL.

Attorney Edmunds helps clients around the globe. Active Duty Military and Civilian clients call him with national security clearance problems. His record is well documents on the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals website. Just type in Mr. Edmunds name and compare him to any other attorney. Alan Edmunds is often referred to as “the DOHA LAWYER”.

If you have received an SOR/LOI, or want to Appeal an adverse decision on a security clearance please call 800.481.2526 for immediate help. With offices coast to coast, The Edmunds Law Firm is this country’s leading national security clearance law firm.

Department Of Defense Hearing
September 18, 2017
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Guideline B: Foreign Influence(Born In India)
Chicago, Illinois

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable Security Clearance decision following a formal Hearing held in Chicago Illinois. The Applicant is 46 years old, married and born in India.

He has a bachelor’s degree and has worked as a defense contractor. He applied for a higher-level security clearance due to job requirements. He held a Public Trust. He had debts totaling $23,000 and allegations of Personal Conduct for failure to disclose past due judgments.

Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm. Mr. Nerney has extensive experience in security clearance matters and has appeared before the Dept. of Defense in over 100 cases. The DOHA web site shows his work before DOHA on numerous occasions.

His appearances combined with Attorney Alan Edmunds appearances mentioned on the DOHA website makes the Edmunds Law Firm top in the national system of DOHA court cases. Many lawyers say they have experience before the DOHA courts but fall far short of the experience of The Edmunds Law Firm. The important question for clients is, do you value having an experienced attorney who knows how to win? The big difference Attorney Edmunds and Attorney Nerney bring to the courtroom is experience and knowledge.

In this case Attorney Nerney called witnesses, submitted numerous exhibits and also filed an evidence of “the whole person concept”. Mr. Nerney filed an Administrative Notice for India. In the end the court stated: “national security eligibility for access to classified information is granted.” The client kept his job and his career.

If you have questions or need advice call 800.481.2526 and speak with Attorney Nerney or Attorney Edmunds. Active Duty or civilian can call for Security Clearance Appeals, Responses to SOR, SF 86 Consults and Letters of Intent. Visit nationalsecurityclearances.com

Department of Homeland Security
August 18, 2017
Financial Concerns: Taxes & Debts
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Favorable Decision From Written Response

The Edmunds Law Firm received a Notice of Favorable Decision from DHS on a case involving a 49 years old client from Florida who was single and no children. His job is counter-terrorism Special Agent.

His tax problems included a tax lien and several small overdue debts amounting to about $15,000. The written Response was over 20 pages long and included several items in mitigation. Attorney Edmunds alleged unemployment and economic downturn.

The client has had a Clearance for 10 years. Attorney Edmunds filed proof of satisfaction of debt payments and argued the “whole person” concept.

Winning a favorable decision from Written Response is difficult. The Edmunds Law Firm works hard to achieve this goal, which can save our clients money and time. Attorney Alan Edmunds handles cases from every DoD Agency and several other Federal Agencies. He and his staff attorneys travel across the country helping clients who may be Active Duty or Civilian Contractors as well as Federal Employees. Few attorneys in the United States possess the experience and number of security clearance hearings as Mr. Edmunds. Experience makes a huge difference in these cases. Attorney Edmunds cautions callers against lawyers with fake experience. So many claim vast numbers of Hearings but the gov’t DOHA site tells otherwise. “Buyer Beware”!

The Edmunds Law Firm does Responses to SORSecurity Clearance Appeals, Military Security Clearances and SF 86 document preparation. Call 800.481.2526 and meet one of the most incredible attorneys in the area of national security clearance law. Remember – your case is very important to us!

September 12, 2017
Department Of Defense Hearing
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Arlington, VA

Attorney Alan Edmunds, this country’s leading national security clearance attorney, received notice of another favorable decision from the court on a case that he argued in Arlington VA.

The case involved an applicant who was prior Army and had worked several defense contractor jobs. He is married and has 4 children. He had numerous debts but Attorney Edmunds provided proof of identity theft, which ruined his credit and created many of the debt problems. His wife also lost her job and this contributed to his debt problems as well.

At the Hearing the Applicant was doing much better financially.  Debts were paid or successfully disputed.

The judge agreed with Attorney Edmunds that the SOR had ben mitigated and that the Applicant was trustworthy. The judge concluded, “eligibility for access to classified information is granted.” Attorney Alan Edmunds success is well documented; he has appeared over 600 times before Security Clearance Hearings. Often called, The Best Security Clearance Attorney in the country, Mr. Edmunds helps Active Duty Military and Civilian Contractors deployed around the globe.

Don’t take chances with your job or career. The Edmunds Law Firm handles all Responses to SOR, Security Clearance Appeals, DOHA Appeals and Military Security Clearance cases.

Call 800.481.2526 for immediate help and solutions.

August 2017
Department Of Defense Hearing
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Tampa, Florida

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision following a Hearing on a case involving a 40 yrs. old defense contractor who worked in the Tampa area in Florida. Applicant had a BA Degree and was single with no children.

The Applicant had 5 delinquent debts totaling less than $15,000. He had experienced hardship including death of a father, a brother who was disabled and the negligent care of his finances while he was deployed,

Attorney Alan Edmunds handled the case at the Hearing. Mr. Edmunds entered exhibits A-S on behalf of his client. He also took testimony from the Applicant and one other witness.

Attorney Edmunds argues unexpected medical emergency and the behavior happened so long ago and under circumstances that were unlikely to reoccur. The judge agreed.

The Clearance was granted and Attorney Edmunds helped another deserving client save his job and career. Call 800.481.2526 if you need help or have questions. Mr. Edmunds helps Active Duty and Civilian Contractors deployed around the globe.

August 8, 2017
Department Of Defense Hearing
Sacramento, California
Linguist From Afghanistan
Guideline B: Foreign Influence

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision of a Linguist who had both Afghanistan and Pakistan influence concerns. The Firm helps hundreds of Linguists deployed around the globe with Security Clearance issues.

Attorney Ryan Nerney, whose success in the courtroom is featured on the official DOHA web site under his name, handled this case. If perspective customers would “fact check” the attorneys they talk to against the official DOHA website they would find that many lawyers might have very little experience even though their web sites say the contrary and that these lawyers may not travel across the county as advertised.

Clients need to learn what attorneys actually have experience and a record of success. Attorney Edmunds receives calls from applicants who went to the Hearing with a lawyer that wasn’t experienced and they lost the case. Your career and job is important. Be careful!!

In this case Attorney Nerney took testimony from witnesses. The issue was that our client sent money home to his mother not realizing that it would raise a concern with the DoD. Other issues included relatives in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Attorney Nerney showed that contacts with these individuals were very infrequent. He argued the “whole person concept’ which the judge found to be significant.

The Applicant was granted access to classified information. His job was saved and his career will advance. Call the Firm at 800.481.2526 or visit us on our web site at nationalsecurityclearances.com

August 3, 2017
Petty Theft & Time Card Fraud
Mclean, Virginia
Department Of Defense

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable Security Clearance decision following a submission to an SOR. This was an important result because the client had their clearance reinstated without a Formal DOHA Security Clearance Hearing. The savings in time and money was considerable.

The case involved allegations of Petty Theft, Time Card Fraud as well as Financial considerations under Guideline F of the DoD Directive 5220.6 – The law firm submitted a complete Response to SOR that included argument and exhibits. The client was charged one simple flat fee for services – no hourly fees.

Attorney Alan Edmunds has over 40 years of experience helping Active Duty and Civilian employees as well as DoD Contractors with Security Clearance problems. He can help you as well – just call 800.481.2526. The Edmunds Law Firm has offices coast to coast and offers excellent customer service. The San Diego Better Business Bureau rates the Firm A+.

The Law Firm has 2 very busy offices in Arlington, VA and Jacksonville, Florida for Defense Contractor Clients. We do a lot of business with Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman employees fighting for security clearances.

Also, anyone can go to the official DOHA web site and confirm that Attorney Alan Edmunds has over 500 Hearings before DOHA just in the last 4 years. Some attorneys say they have experience but the DOHA site doesn’t agree!! They hope people won’t “fact check” their web sites and experience. Be careful – your career is very important. Mr. Edmunds is often called ” The DOHA LAWYER” because of his national experience.

August 7, 2017
Department Of Defense
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Guideline G: Alcohol Consumption
Tampa, Florida

Department of Defense notified Attorney Alan Edmunds of a favorable decision following a contested Security Clearance Hearing convened in Tampa Florida.

Our client is a 40-year-old defense contractor who is single with no children.  He has a Computer Science degree and had never served in the military. The applicant had 5 delinquent debts. He entrusted a relative to pay his bills while deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The relative did a poor job of paying bills.

On the alcohol Consumption allegation the client had stopped drinking alcohol. He showed clean tests. He also enrolled in and successfully completed alcohol treatment. Attorney Edmunds introduced several exhibits that showed strong mitigation and called witnesses as well as the Applicant.

Attorney Edmunds is not stranger to DOHA Security Clearance Hearings. People call him “the DOHA LAWYER”.  He travels the country helping people save their jobs and careers  Mr. Edmunds provides services that include Response to SOR, Security Clearance Hearings and Security Clearance Appeals. He appears before DOHA, NSA, DIA, DOE, ICE, NRO and several other Agencies.

Call 800.481.2526 for immediate help. Visit nationalsecurityclearances.com for immediate guidance.

Department Of Defense
July 27, 2017
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Guideline F: Financial Concerns

The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision on a National Security Clearance case. The client was an active duty Air Force. He was an officer who had financial concerns that involved large deposits and foreign influence due to relatives from Nigeria.

The client is married to a doctor and no children. He has been on active duty for 12 years. He had personal conduct allegations due to relatives and travel to different countries.

Attorney Alan Edmunds helps clients around the globe with security clearance problems. Active Duty military call Attorney Edmunds to help clear up security problems but also save their careers. Active Duty officers must have security clearances to do their jobs. In this case the career would have been lost if the Clearance was not granted.

If you need a Response to SOR, a Security Clearance Appeal – bring in the Best Security Clearance Attorney available – call Mr. Edmunds at 800 481 2526. Please visit our web site at nationalsecurityclearances.com and review all of our recent case victories.

Department Of Defense
July 27,2017
New York City
Guideline E – Personal Conduct
Guideline F – Financial Concerns
Guideline J – Criminal Conduct

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision in a Security Clearance case that was very difficult to present. The client is a 27 years old single women and former Army.

This young woman was active duty and had 3 deployments. She had drug use, which she admitted and allegations of bad debts, which the client denied. She also alleged that the debts were not hers but due to identity theft.

The Edmunds Law Firm, which is this country’s leading law firm in National Security Clearance matters, submitted a written Response to SOR with numerous exhibits and a legal brief.

The DoD reviewed the package from Attorney Alan Edmunds and granted the clearance. Attorney Edmunds is often called “The Best Security Clearance Attorney” in the country. He has over 40 years of experience and has offices coast to coast. He personally has done over 400 Security Clearance Hearings within the last 4 years alone.  He helps Active Duty Military and civilian employees deployed around the globe.

Security Clearance Granted – Pakistan
Department of Defense
June 28, 2017
Guideline B: Foreign Contacts
Arlington, VA

On May 31, 2017 Attorney Alan Edmunds appeared at a formal security clearance Hearing in Arlington VA. The case involved a linguist who had ties to Pakistan. The relatives included a mother, four brothers and three sisters. The gov’t also alleged that our client had close and continuous ties with friends in Pakistan.

Attorney Edmunds introduced 18 exhibits. Testimony was also taken from the 34 year old Applicant who is a contractor for DoD . He had a bachelor’s degree and is married with two small children. Applicant was born and raised in Pakistan. He became a US citizen in March 2013.

Attorney Edmunds argued the mitigating factors and offered considerable evidence to support the “whole person concept”. The judge agreed with the argument of Mr. Edmunds and the Security Clearance was granted.

Attorney Edmunds has offices coast to coast to help both civilian and Active Duty military clients. He does Response to SOR, Security Clearance Appeals and appears at Formal Security Clearance Hearings all over the United States.

If you have questions and want the experience of one of the country’s leading security clearance attorneys, please call 800.481.2526 and ask for Attorney Edmunds, who is often referred to as “The DOHA Lawyer“.

Department of Defense
May 23, 2017
Guideline E & K: Personal Conduct & Handling Protected Information
Orlando, Florida

On May 23, 2017, a favorable decision was made for The Edmunds Law Firm and their 55-year-old client, who is employed as an executive for a federal contractor.  Mr. Edmunds, who is considered to be “one of the Best Security Clearance Lawyers,” in the United States, successfully mitigated all allegations of Personal Conduct and Handling Protected Information with Exhibits A-K.  The client has been with her current employer since 1989 and has held a security clearance since at least 1999.  The client is a mentor for young female executives at her company, being selected as one of the top five women executives in her traditionally male dominated field, clearly an asset to her company’s productivity.  Mr. Edmunds bold and forthright approach at the hearing clearly paved the way for a favorable decision and her continued access to classified information.

Do not trust your security clearance adjudications process to just any junior level firm.  The Edmunds Law Firm has been in the business of assisting individuals with their security clearances for more than 40 years, including SF-86 preparation, Response to SOR/LOI, FOIA Requests, Personal Appearances and Appeals.  If you have a security clearance matter that you need handled by a powerhouse firm with individuals who will fight for you and your career, then please give The Edmunds Law Firm a call today!

Department of Homeland Security
March 8, 2017
Guideline E: Personal Conduct/Guideline F: Financial Considerations/Guideline J: Criminal Conduct

The Edmunds Law Firm has been assisting clients with adjudicating their matters, with favorable results, for more than 40 years.  Mr. Alan V. Edmunds and his powerhouse team of lawyers will fight for you, just like they did for their client with Personal Conduct, Financial and Criminal allegations.  The Department of Homeland Security issued a Notice of Proposed Action with The Edmunds Law Firm tediously getting right to work in forming the official Response to the Department.  Armed with a plethora of exhibits to include with the Response, the Department issued a favorable decision in the matter, with all allegations being mitigated.  Do not trust just anyone to formulate a perfect Response back to allegations, trust The Edmunds Law Firm to fight for your career and reputation, contact us today!

  • Handling Protected Information and Personal Conduct

    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
    MAY 23, 2017
    GUDIELINES E, K: HANDLING PROTECTED INFORMATION, PERSONAL CONDUCT
    ARLINGTON, VA

    This case involved a Senior Executive Contractor who was accused of mishandling protected information. A Statement of Reasons was issued. The Contractor personally responded, which did not mitigate the Government’s concerns. This case was then referred and scheduled for a Hearing. Mr. Edmunds was hired, and he immediately went into action and put his 40 years of professional service to work with this client. Every Hearing case requires work and preparation prior to the Hearing. The staff at the Edmunds Law Firm provided the client with every detail that would be needed for Mr. Edmunds to successfully present this case at the Hearing. At the Hearing, Mr. Edmunds presented evidence and arguments at this Executive’s Hearing, and the end result was in favor of the Senior Contractor. Mr. Edmunds’ 40 years of experience on handling these types of cases, and his litigation skills, makes his firm very successful in winning even the most difficult cases.

    When a Statement of Reasons is issued to a Government Contractor, or Federal Employee, it places a heavy burden on an individual. Do not respond to a Statement of Reasons by yourself. This is a serious and complex matter. Let the professionals at The Edmunds Law Firm lift that burden and help with this potentially career ending situation. We take on the most difficult cases, and will always provide you with the best service possible. If you cherish your security clearance, your career, and your livelihood, call Mr. Edmunds at 1-800-481-2526. WE CAN HELP!

  • Foreign Preference, Foreign Influence, and Personal Conduct

    INDIA – SECURITY CLEARANCE
    MAY 19, 2017
    ARLINGTON, VA
    GUIDELINES: B, C, & E

    Attorney Alan Edmunds, received Notice of a Formal Granting of Security Clearance on this date when the gov’t decided to withdraw their SOR and objection to Applicants request for a Clearance and instead – grant the clearance without a Formal Security Clearance Hearing.

    Attorney Alan Edmunds had sent Notice of Representation to the gov’t. The case was being calendared for a Formal Security Clearance Appeal Hearing. The allegations included the fact that the Applicant had relatives in India.

    The case involved a woman who moved to the USA in 2002 and became a naturalized citizen in 2013. She sent support to her mother-in- law over the years. She also had passports issued from India.

    The Edmunds Law Firm argued mitigating factors and submitted other information for the gov’t consideration. After careful review of the contentions of Attorney Edmunds, who is known as “The Best Security Clearance Attorney”, in the country by many of his clients – the gov’t withdrew their case and granted the Clearance. Mr. Edmunds also helps client with Security Clearance Appeals and Formal Security Clearance Hearings. He has traveled to India on several occasions and enjoys helping clients from India.

    If you want the best help with your security clearance problems – call Attorney Edmunds at 800-481-2526 or visit nationalsecurityclearances.com

  • Linguist Matter

    LINGUIST – IRAQ
    MAY 12, 2017
    GUIDELINE B: FOREIGN INFLUENCE
    DEPT OF DEFENSE
    ARLINGTON, VA

    The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision involving a Linguist who worked for the DoD in Iraq.

    The case was presented to the court by Attorney Alan Edmunds. Mr. Edmunds has been helping clients both civilian and active duty military for over 40 years and is considered one of “the Best Security Clearance Lawyers”, in the United States by many people. His clients span the globe and one community that he helps often is the professional linguist community deployed in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan.

    This case involved a 39 year old linguist who was married and had 2 children. He had relatives living in Iraq. He and his wife were both U.S. Citizens, however born in Iraq and immigrated to the U.S later. They entered the U.S. in the Special Immigrant Visa program.

    The Applicant worked for the Army and other military units. He hired Attorney Alan Edmunds to represent him at the Security Clearance Appeal Hearing. Attorney Edmunds has done over 600 Security Clearance Hearings in just the last 4 years. His record of appearances is kept on the official gov’t web site at DOHA. His victories appear also on his various web sites for client review.

    If you have Security Clearance Application questions or need a Response to SOR call 800-481-2526 or visit nationalsecurityclearances.com.

  • FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
    MAY 10. 2017
    GUIDELINE F: FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS
    CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

    This case involved a Government Contractor who received a Statement of Reasons for Financial Considerations, which included thousands of dollars of debt, and for failing to file Income Taxes for a period of five years. Financial Considerations are one of the most common Guidelines used for a denial of a Security Clearance. This Contractor responded on his own, which was adjudicated unfavorably. This case was referred to DOHA and scheduled for a Hearing. Applicant contacted Mr. Edmunds, where the Hearing process was explained. Having 40 years of experience with these types of cases, Mr. Edmunds knew exactly what documents would be required to support his case at the Hearing. Mr. Edmunds provided numerous mitigating documents that showed the Government that it was in the best interest to grant Applicant a clearance. Once again, the end result was a favorable decision for Applicant.

    These situations become very complex, and any attempts to represent yourself at any Government Hearing will most likely result in an unfavorable decision. Mr. Edmunds and his staff continue to save careers. There is no doubt that Mr. Alan Edmunds is #1 in the country in saving Security Clearances. Go to the DOHA Website and search Alan Edmunds, and you will see firsthand, the hundreds of victories under his name. A loss of a clearance can also result in loss of employment. Contacting The Edmunds Law Firm will be a smart decision and a small price to pay to save your career. DO NOT TAKE THIS COMPLEX SITUATION ON BY YOURSELF! CONTACT THE EDMUNDS LAW FIRM AT 1-800-481-2526.

  • Excessive Alcohol Consumption

    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
    MAY 9, 2017
    GUDIELINE G: EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
    ?CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

    Attorney Alan Edmunds appeared in Charleston, South Carolina for a National Security Clearance Formal Hearing on issues of alcohol use. The allegations included two DUI’s and a diagnoses of alcohol abuse.

    The Applicant is a 39 year old Defense Contractor. He has had no alcohol related incidents since 2008. Attorney Edmunds introduced exhibits A thru H. Mr. Edmunds argued mitigating factors and introduced testimony from the Applicant.

    The Edmunds Law Firm represents clients both Active Duty Military, and Civilian contractors around the globe. The “Linguist Community” in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan . According to Gov’t web sites that track DOHA Hearings – Attorney Edmunds has appeared in over 600 cases just in the last 4 years. His success rate is also reported on these sites for your review. It’s one thing for an attorney to “say” they win but it’s another to “actually prove you win”.

    His Law Firm helps with every aspect of the security clearance process from SF 86 prep to Security Clearance Appeals. Attorney Edmunds is often referred to by his clients as ” The DOHA Attorney”. He also appears with all other gov’t agencies such as DIA,DOE,FBI, CIA, ICE, NGO just to name a few. His 40 years of experience can make a huge difference for your case and your career. Call 800-481-2562

  • Foreign Influence & Foreign Preferences

    APRIL 25, 2017
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
    ARLINGTON, VA
    GUIDELINE B: FOREIGN INFLUENCE
    GUIDELINE C: FOREIGN PREFERENCES

    Alan Edmunds, founding attorney at the San Diego-based The Edmunds Law Firm, has obtained a positive resolution of a national security clearance matter from the Department of Defense. Mr. Edmunds represented a 51-year-old woman during the hearing, a United States citizen and who had attained Lebanese citizenship from a former marriage (the client is divorced with no children). The woman also possessed a joint bank account in Jordan, which she testified had been closed. These factors threatened her ability to gain the security clearance she needed to move forward with her job and protect her career.

    The amount and quality of mitigating evidence presented by Attorney Edmunds, combined with the straightforward and compelling testimony of the applicant, led to the granting of security clearance to the applicant by the judge. Her job and career are no longer in danger.

    Attorney Alan Edmunds is widely considered “The” security clearance lawyer, deftly handling cases related to security clearance hearings, appeals, response to SOR, and more. He travels all over the country to represent civilian and active duty contractors with their security clearance matters. If you need representation, please contact The Edmunds Law Firm at (800) 481-2526 to request a case evaluation.

  • Foreign Preference and Foreign Influence

    CHINA SECURITY CLEARANCE CASE
    APRIL 25, 2017
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
    BOSTON, MASS
    GUIDELINE C: FOREIGN PREFERENCE
    GUIDELINE B: FOREIGN INFLUENCE

    The Edmunds Law Firm a national law firm with offices across the country, received Notice of a favorable decision following a formal Hearing on a National Security Clearance case.

    The case concerned a brilliant 44 year old woman who has a PhD in Applied Physical science. The evidence showed that applicant and her family suffered greatly from political persecution during the Chinese cultural revolution.

    Applicant lost both of her parents in an automobile accident. She is married and has 2 daughter born in the United States. Evidence showed that applicant reaffirmed in the presence of her FSO that she had no allegiance to any foreign state. Applicant had no family members of her own in China.

    Attorney Edmunds introduced numerous documents into evidence and also called several witnesses to testify about applicants character and work performance.

    The judge found that it was clearly consistent with the national interest to grant security clearance eligibility.

    Attorney Alan Edmunds is a well known Security Clearance Lawyer on a national level. His clients are both Active Duty Military and Civilian contractors as well as gov’t employees. Call him at 800-481-2526 or nationalsecurityclearances.com

  • Financial Concerns

    MARCH 27 , 2017
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
    WOODLAND HILLS, CA

    GUDIELINE F: FINANCIAL CONCERNS

    The Edmunds Law Firm received 3 favorable decisions in one day on National Security Clearance matters beforeDOHA. In this case the issue was financial debts including student loans.

    The Firm was represented by Attorney Ryan Nerney. The Applicant thru her attorney entered exhibits A thru R into evidence. Attorney Nerney called 2 witnesses in addition to the Applicant.

    The Applicant is 48 years old, single and the mother of 3 children. She is employed as a DoD defense contractor. The Applicant suffered from income issues and had a repossessed vehicle. She disputed some of the debts in question but showed the court that she had made arrangements for repayment and Attorney Nerney showed strong mitigation. The court found in favor of the Applicant and her job and career were saved.

    The Edmunds Law Firm helps clients each step of the way in the Security Clearance process.Response to SOR, SF 86 preparation, and Appeals to Security Clearance Denials are some of the services the Firm offers. Attorney Alan Edmunds , the owner of the Firm, is known as “The DOHA Lawyer“. He appears across the country for clients.

    The Firm has offices in Calif, Florida and Arlington VA. for the convenience of our clients. Call 800-481-2526 for help or visit nationalsecurityclearances.com

  • Financial Concerns

    MARCH 22, 2017
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

    GUDIELINE F: FINANCIAL CONCERNS

    The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision following a Formal Security Clearance Hearing held in Sal Lake City Utah. The case alleged financial concerns due to 6 debts totaling $89,000.

    Our client filed a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, but later dismissed it and dealt with the debts himself. The judge found that the conduct of the Applicant and his evidenced introduced by Attorney Ryan Nerney at trial was compelling and totally mitigated the gov’t concerns. In fact the judge felt Attorney Nerney did such a good job that he proposed a summary disposition in favor of the Applicant.

    The Edmunds Law Firm has been helping clients, both Active Duty Military and Civilian , around the globe for over 40 years. WE are the leader in security clearance litigation. Our attorneys are trained by one of the Best Security Clearance Lawyers in the country, Attorney Alan Edmunds.

    Your career is important and so is your job – don’t trust it to any attorney with a fancy web site who has few if any favorable case decisions. Check out the attorney on theDOHA web site and see how many cases they actually have won. Attorney Edmunds has completed over 600 Security Clearance Appeals in just the last 4 years. He can be reached at 800-481-2526 or schedule an appointment in our offices in Washington DC/ Arlington, VA; San Diego, Ca; Jacksonville, FLA or Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Personal Conduct

    MARCH 13,2017
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
    FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
    GUIDELINE G & J: PERSONAL CONDUCT

    On March 13, The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of another favorable decision in anational security clearance case. Attorney Edmunds appeared for the Firm in North Carolina. The Applicant had 2 DUIs and allegations of inappropriate conduct in public.

    The client needed his job and career for family and personal reasons. He was told that he was about to lose his job and then he hired Attorney Alan Edmunds. Today the client is back at work and his pay restored.

    Alan Edmunds is a man who helps the “underdog” fight the gov’t . For over 40 years he has traveled across the country for his clients. He has offices in Calif, Florida, Arlington VA and North Carolina. If you have an SOR and need a Response to SOR or if you have a Hearing date and want a Security Clearance Lawyer for the Hearing call us today at 800 481 26526 or visit nationalsecurityclearances.com

    He represents Active Duty Military in Security Clearance Cases or Civilian contractors. Don’t risk your career – call us today at 800-481-2526.

  • MARCH 10 , 2017
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
    ARLINGTON, VA

    SECURITY CLEARANCE VICTORY FOLLOWING HEARING
    GUDIELINE F: FINANCIAL CONCERNS
    Attorney Alan Edmunds of The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision in a national security clearance hearing held in Arlington Va. The case was very difficult because the gov’t alleged 17 past due debts or obligations owed by the Applicant in a Statement of Reasons.Guideline F cases are very difficult and Attorney Edmunds has been winning these cases for years. In fact, much to the disappointment of his competitors his Trial record appears on the official gov’t web site at DOHA which reveals over 600 Trials in just the last 4 years. His favorable decisions also appear on this site. Attorney Edmunds is known across the country as “The Best Security Clearance Lawyer” by numerous clients. He has also been called , “The DOHA Lawyer” because he represents so many people across the country and around the globe before DOHA Judges.TheLinguist Community in the Middle East rely on the expertise of Attorney Edmunds to help them keep their DoD jobs with the U.S. Military. Alan Edmunds represents Active Duty Military and Civilian Contractors who are deployed around the globe.In this recent victory, the client was a 60 year old defense contractor. He was a senior project leader who had 2 divorces, 3 children and going forward a good salary to resolve debts. What made this case unusual was the fact of a “malicious cyber intrusion ” that included some of applicants personal information.The judge found that the evidence mitigated all of the govt’ concerns and the ruling was favorable. another career saved and another applicant who was able to keep his job. Call Alan Edmunds at 800 481 2526 for help and guidance with all security clearance issues. He has appeared before numerous gov’t Agencies including DIA, CIA, FBI, ICE, DOHA, DOE, NSA, NRO, and Dept of State. Your career is important – don’t’ risk your future. Call The Edmunds Law Firm.
  • Foreign Influence

    MARCH 7, 2017
    DEPT OF DEFENSE
    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
    GUIDELINE B: FOREIGN INFLUENCE

    Attorney Alan Edmunds received notice of a favorable court decision following a contested Security Clearance Hearing held in Chicago. The case involve a linguist who worked for the Dept of Defense in Iraq. He had relatives that were citizens of Iraq. He was born in Iraq and went to high school in Iraq. He became a citizen of the U.S. in 2010.

    Attorney Edmunds, this country’s lading security clearance attorney, presented the case for Applicant. Attorney Edmunds showed Applicants pride in his U.S. citizenship through testimony and letters of recommendation fromActive Duty Military Officers.

    The judge agreed with Attorney Edmunds that the evidence demonstrated, ” deep and longstanding relationships and loyalties in the U.S.” The client kept his clearance and his job.

    The Edmunds Law Firm represents clients across the country and around the globe. The official DOHA web site shows that Attorney Edmunds is one of the most popular and successful security clearance lawyers in the entire country. Why trust your future or career to an attorney who doesn’t win or has little experience? Call 800 481 2526 for a free consult. Meet one of the most dynamic and successful attorneys in the country in the area of National Security Clearance law.

    Active Duty Military and Civilian Contractors often turn to Alan Edmunds for help. He has been often called ,” The Best Security Clearance Lawyer in the country by his clients. Do you need to do aResponse to SOR, complete anSF 86, or Appeal a Security Clearance Denial ? If so call 800 471 2526 and ask for Attorney Alan Edmunds.

  • Personal Conduct

    FEBRUARY 28, 2017
    U.S. DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
    WASHINGTON, D.C.
    GUIDELINE E: PERSONAL CONDUCT
    GUIDELINE J: CRIMINAL CONDUCT

    The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision from FEMA, Dept of Homeland Security. The case involved allegations of Criminal Conduct including Assault and Battery and Trespassing.

    The favorable decision was the result of a Written Response to LOI that was drafted and submitted by Attorney Alan Edmunds. The Response included exhibits and a legal brief that discussed mitigation of the allegations.

    This was an important victory for our client because the clearance was granted following a Written Response to LOI without a formal hearing. The client saved money, time and was back at work quickly.

    Attorney Alan Edmunds is this country’s leading attorney in the area of National Security Clearance representation. He travels across the country helping clients from a variety of Federal Agencies as well as Active Duty Military defend gov’t allegations that could cause a revocation of their Clearance. Clients that need a Response to SOR, or representation at aSecurity Clearance Hearing, including aDOHA Hearing can call Attorney Edmunds for guidance. His trial results are reported on the official DOHA gov’t web site. He has completed over 600 Hearings in the last 4 years alone. Attorney Edmunds appears on security clearance matters before, CIA, FBI, NSA, DOE, NRO and DOHA. He is often referred to as “The DOHA Attorney“. Call 800 481 2526 for answers to questions. Your career is important – call Attorney Edmunds and get the best help available.

  • Illegal Drug Use

    FEBRUARY 23,2017
    WOODLAND HILLS, CALIF
    GUIDELINE H :ILLEGAL DRUG USE

    The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision in a National Security Clearance which was filed with the DOHA court on 2-16-2017. The allegations in the SOR included Cocaine use, Marijuana use and Ecstasy use. The Applicant was also cited for sale of Marijuana. All of the allegations occurred between 2012 and 2014.

    This was clearly a case in mitigation for Attorney Ryan Nerney who appeared for the Firm. Attorney Nerney has an impressive record of favorable decisions across the country in national security clearance matters.

    The Applicant was 22 years old, unmarried with no children and a college BA Degree.. As an Aerospace Engineer the Applicant did an incredible job of turning his life around following college. Attorney Nerney presented a strong case in mitigation. A report from a licensed Social Worker was very compelling for the Applicant. The report stated Applicant had a “low probability of substance abuse in the future.”

    After presentation of all of the evidence the Judge found, ” the behavior waas so infrequent” an happened under …circumstances that it is unlikely to recur…”.For the Edmunds Law Firm, this country’s leading Security Clearance Law Firm – this was another career save.Alan Edmunds is known as theBest Security Clearance Lawyer, and he trains the attorneys in the Firm to be trial lawyers. The Firm does , Response to SOR, DOHA Appeals, and SF 86 reviews. Call 800-481-2526 for assistance with your case. Attorney Edmunds helps Active Duty Military with Military Security Clearance cases ass well as civilian Contractors deployed around the world.One important group of clients for the Firm are DoD Linguists who serve in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan and work for the U.S. Military and DoD Contractors. Call Attorney Edmunds, ” The DOHA Lawyer” today .

    Visit our web sites for more information at www.nationalsecurityclearances.com

  • Financial Concerns

    FEB. 21, 2017
    ARLINGTON, VA
    GUIDELINE F: FINANCIAL CONCERNS
    FAVORABLE DECISION FOLLOWING HEARING

    Attorney Alan Edmunds received another favorable decision from the Dept of Defense on a national security clearance case. The allegations included Guideline

    F: Financial concerns. The clients Clearance was revoked due to unpaid bills and the Applicant hired The Edmunds Law Firm for the Appeal of Security Clearance.

    The facts showed the Applicant had 6 late/unpaid debts. He was a High School graduate, had prior Navy military service and had periods of unemployment. At the time of the Hearing he had a Security Clearance for the last 10 years.

    The judge agreed with the arguments of Attorney Alan Edmunds , this country’s leading Security Clearance Lawyer, when he argued that the events in applicants life are unlikely to repeat and that the Applicant has been making payments to creditors.

    The Clearance was reinstated. The Applicant kept his job and his career. The Edmunds Law Firm also did theResponse to SOR and submitted exhibits A thru L at the Hearing.

    Attorney Edmunds represent Active Duty Military and Civilian Contractors deployed around the globe. He is very popular with the Linguist community deployed to Iraq. Several Linguists Security Clearance cases are reported on the Firm web sites.

    Attorney Alan Edmunds has been called, The Best Security Clearance Attorney in the country by many clients. His record of success appears on the official DOHA web site. Call 800 481 2526 or visit nationalsecurityclearances.com

  • Personal Conduct

    FEB 6, 2017
    NSA
    ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, MD
    GUIDELINE E: PERSONAL CONDUCT

    Attorney Alan Edmunds received notice of another favorable security clearance decision from NSA on 2-6-17. The case involved an Applicant for Access who had used marijuana and prescription drugs that were prescribed to her mother.

    What made the case so interesting was that the drug use occurred when the Applicant was in her late 40’s and early 50’s. She was married and had children.

    Attorney Edmunds argued the “whole person concept” and the fact that there had been complete rehabilitation. Testimony was given and numerous documents were admitted into evidence.

    Attorney Edmunds is known was the “Best Security Clearance Attorney” by many clients around the globe who he has helped keep their jobs. Alan Edmunds has over 40 yrs of military and security experience. His Firm has offices coast to coast.

    The Edmunds Law Firm helps clients with Responses to SOR, Security Clearance Appeals, DOHA Hearings, andSF 86 Prep. Call Mr. Edmunds at 800 481 2526 for immediate guidance with your case. Review the DOHA web site and learn about Attorney Edmunds success across the country. He stands alone as an outstanding security clearance lawyer.

  • Drug Involvement and Personal Conduct

    JAN. 27,2017
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
    GUIDELINE H: DRUG INVOLVEMENT
    GUIDELINE E: PERSONAL CONDUCT
    ARLINGTON, VA

    The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision from DOHA which is reported on their official web site for review. Attorney Alan Edmunds is this country’s leading attorney in the area ofnational security clearance matters and helps both Active Duty Military and Civilian Contractors and Employees around the globe.

    This case involved a 33 yr old Applicant with a high school education. The SOR alleges that Applicant used cocaine

    and further alleges that Applicant falsified information on his EQUIP.The gov’t admitted 5 exhibits and the Applicant through his attorneyAlan Edmunds admitted 10 exhibits. Attorney Alan Edmunds also called one witness plus the Applicant.

    Attorney Edmunds presented very strong evidence that Applicant suffered from PTSD and that this impacted his behavior. The mental health issue of this prior military member was compelling. Another issue that Attorney Edmunds developed in the trial was the “whole person concept.”

    The judge concluded after review of the evidence and consideration of testimony and the comments of Attorney Alan Edmunds , ” that Applicant has mitigated drug involvement and personal conduct security concerns.”

    Alan Edmunds is an incredible attorney who is passionate about his clients case and presentation of evidence at trial. He is known as “The DOHA ATTORNEY” because he represents so many clients across the country at DOGHA Hearings. His staff of professionals also does,Responses to SOR, FOIA Requests, Security
    Clearance Appeals andMilitary Security Clearances. Call 800 481 2526 for immediate assistance with your case.

    You may also learn more by visiting www.nationalsecurityclearances.com

  • Personal Conduct

    JANUARY 20,2017
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
    WOODLAND HILLS, CALIF
    GUIDELINE E – PERSONAL CONDUCT

    The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of another favorable decision following a formal Security Clearance Hearing involving allegations of drug use and falsification of a govt’ questionnaire. The case was litigated before an Administrative Law Judge. Attorney Ryan C. Nerney appeared on behalf of the Edmunds Law Firm.

    The case included testimony, exhibits and a signed Statement of Intent by applicant. The defense offered into evidence exhibits A-Q – which showed mitigation of the allegations. The applicant used marijuana last in 2012. He also testified that he no longer associates with the individuals in his past. In addition several of Applicants supervisors wrote strong letters of recommendation.

    The Edmunds Law Firm is this country’s leading provider of security clearance representation.Attorney Alan Edmunds is known as the DHA Lawyer and often referred to as “The Best Security Clearance Attorney.”

    Attorney Edmunds helpsActive Duty Military and Civilian Employees with security clearance allegations. Response to SOR Security Clearance Appeals, FOIA Requests and Security Clearance Hearings are a few of the services offered for clients across the country and around the globe. The Edmunds Law Firm has offices coast to coast. The Official DOHA web site reveals that Attorney Alan Edmunds has done over 600 Hearings in the last 5 years. He is a Former Judge Pro Tem and has received awards for his legal work.

    Call Alan Edmunds today with questions at 800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com – our staff of experts is standing by for your call.

  • Financial Concerns

    JANUARY 20, 2017
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
    GUIDELINE F: FINANCIAL CONCERNS
    WOODLAND HILLS, CA

    The Edmunds law Firm, this country’s leading law firm in national security clearance representation received another favorable decision following a Formal Hearing.The case involved a client who was 47 years old, unmarried with no children. She had an MBA and held a position of management for a defense contractor.

    Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm. Mr. Nerney’s record of success extends coast to coast. At the Hearing he called four witnesses and introduced twenty exhibits. The case was a Guideline F – Financial Concern case where the Applicant had 14 debts totaling $115,000.00 including 2 tax liens. The Edmunds Law Firm has handled more Guideline F cases over the last 4 years than most other law firms according to the DOHA official web site.

    Attorney Alan Edmunds is the Sr Lawyer for the Firm and has a global reputation as being one of ” The Best Security Clearance Lawyers“. He has tried over 600 cases in the last 4 years and trains the law firm lawyers to be ” trial attorneys”. Mr. Edmunds has clients bothActive Duty Military, Contractors and Federal Employees around the world. Helping Active Duty with Military Security Clearance matters is important to Alan Edmunds who has made a career out of defending our men and woman in uniform with legal problems.

    We welcome your calls and email. Please call 800-481-2526 or email us with case details at aedmunds@alanedmunds.com. You can also visit us at our security clearance web sites www.keepyoursecurityclearance.com

  • Nigerian Applicant

    JANUARY 19, 2017
    SECURITY CLEARANCE VICTORY
    GUIDELINE B: FOREIGN INFLUENCE – NIGERIA
    ARLINGTON, VA

    Attorney Alan Edmunds received notification from the judge that he was making a “Summary Favorable Disposition” on a case involving an applicant who was from Nigeria. What was so special about this case is that the judge made his initial decision shortly after the Hearing was closed. Attorney Alan Edmunds admitted so much evidence and presented such compelling arguments that the judge stated,” Applicant mitigated security concerns raised in the SOR and met her heavy burden of persuasion …” the judge went on to say, ” the whole person factors present in this case mitigate the security concern raised by Applicant’s past actions…” In addition this case involved a woman who in the words of the judge,” she has a full-time job in the United States, while attending a prestigious U.S. university for her second post- doctorate degree.”

    Alan Edmunds is this country’s leading “Security Clearance Attorney’s,” who has tried more than 600 cases before Federal Agencies. His case work can be verified by gov’t web sites as well as his success in the courtroom. He helps clients around the globe with “Responses to SOR“, “Security Clearance Hearings“, “Security Clearance Appeals” and “SF 86” prep.

    The Edmunds Law Firm has offices in San Diego, Raleigh, and Jacksonville, Fla. The Firm attorneys help Active Duty Military, Contractors deployed around the globe as well as gov’t employees. Mr Edmunds has done military law for over 40 years. He helps Active Duty with Military Security Clearance’s. He is also often referred to as “The DOHA Lawyer“. Call 800 481 2526 for immediate assistance. You can also review case results at www.nationalsecurityclearances.com.

  • DUI Convictions

    JAN 12, 2017
    DEPT OF THE NAVY
    GUIDELINE G – ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
    BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA

    The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision following a Formal Hearing in Bloomington, Indiana at the Naval Surface Warfare Center. The Hearing included allegations of alcohol abuse alleging 2 separate DUI convictions.

    The Edmunds Law Firm has been helping clients with Military Security Clearance cases for over 40 years. Attorney Alan Edmunds is this country’s leading Security Clearance Attorney appearing at Formal Hearing, Response to SOR, and Appeals of Security Clearances.

    Attorney Edmunds appeared for the Firm in this case. Attorney Edmunds traveled from the Firm’s West coast office. During the Hearing Attorney Edmunds called witnesses, offered into evidence documents and argued the case before the Administrative judge. Had the client lost this case he would have not only lost his clearance but also his job which he had for over ten years.

    The President, Personnel Security Appeals Board stated, “AS a result of its review, the PSAB will direct the Dod CAF to reinstate your eligibility for access to classified information…”

    Attorney Alan Edmunds is the Sr. Attorney and founder of the Firm. He is often considered by many as “The Best Security Clearance Lawyer” in the country. His record of success appears on the official gov’t web site at DOHA. He has over 600 hearings just in the last 4 years. If you need help call 800 481 2526 and trust your career to one of the most experienced law firms in the country. You can also visit us at www.nationalsecurityclearances.com – “Experience makes the Difference.”

  • Financial Concerns

    JAN 6, 2017
    GUDIELING F: FINANCIAL CONCERNS
    NEW LONDON, CT

    The Edmunds Law Firm, the leading nationally known law firm in the area of national security clearance cases, received another favorable decision following trial in a case that was litigated in New London, Ct. The Applicant had an SOR that alleged 10 separate debts.

    Attorney Ryan Nerney for the Firm appeared at trial. He has extensive trial experience across the country and litigated this case. Numerous documents were admitted showing mitigation of certain debts and testimony was taken.

    The case was made more complex because there were also allegations concerning unpaid child support and Federal taxes.

    The Edmunds Law Firm helps clients with , Response to SOR, SF 86 prep and Security Clearance Appeals. Call 800 481 2526 to speak with an attorney. Your career is important – let our experience and national reputation for success help you and your family through difficult times. You can also view case results on the law firm web sites nationalsecurityclearances.com.

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