Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Guideline F
December 2019

When our client uncovered financial information that her husband had been hiding from her for years, she was shocked. Amidst the turmoil of this information being revealed, our client was hit with another blow when she received a Statement of Reasons questioning her worthiness of a security clearance over a financial situation that was completely out of her control.

Our client was born in India but has been a citizen of the United States since 1990 when she decided to move stateside to pursue the American dream. She began a career at General Dynamics as an engineer and has received multiple awards and recognitions throughout her employment recognizing her accomplishments and outstanding performance. Our client has been a model citizen of the United States, loyally serving her country through her work and striving to be the best that she can be. Our client is a hardworking individual who has demonstrated nothing but trustworthiness and integrity through both her work and her lifestyle.

Our client met and married her husband, also an Indian native who is a citizen of the United States, after she moved to the USA. As both individuals were raised within the culture of India, their marriage was modeled after traditional Indian marriage standards. Our client’s husband, considered the head of the household, was in charge of all the family’s finances with our client not being involved when it came to money. Much to our client’s shock and disappointment, she learned that her husband suffered from severe alcoholism and had fallen far behind on debt repayments. He had hidden his alcoholism from her for many years, and as a result of his condition he became very lackadaisical with the household finances.

Our client’s heartbreak was multiplied when the Department of Defense issued her an SOR full of financial allegations over which she had no control. When she responded to the SOR in writing, the government’s concerns were not mitigated, and our client was forced to appear before a DOHA judge to defend her case. Unable to fight alone, our client found the Edmunds Law Firm in her time of need. With over 41 years of experience, Attorney Edmunds and his team were able to stand alongside our client, supporting her throughout the stressful process. After months of preparation, our client appeared before DOHA with the Edmunds Law Firm by her side. After proving to the government that she was willing and able to pay off her debts, her case was favorably adjudicated, and she was able to maintain her security clearance.

Don’t let a financial situation that is out of your control stand in the way of your success. Call (571) 527-4925 today to reach the Edmunds Law Firm and find out how we can lead you to victory.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Guideline F
Miami, Florida
December 2019

Everyone faces financial hardships at some point. For many Americans, debts are a routine part of life. Our client was stunned when she received a Statement of Reasons from the Department of Defense citing concerns for her financial situation. She never imagined that a few little debts would put her security clearance in jeopardy.

Our client was born into a family of hardworking United States citizen who served in the military, instilling a sense of loyalty to her country in our client from birth. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree, our client worked in many security-related jobs, always protecting classified information and loyally serving her country. Our client has always demonstrated herself to be a trustworthy, reliable individual of high moral character and good judgement.

It came as a shock to our client when she received an SOR questioning her worthiness of a security clearance over four simple debts on her credit report. One of her debts was her mortgage, and the other three debts were small fees that amounted to less than $300. Our client was confused as to why the government was questioning her ability to protect classified information over such trivial things. Unsure of how to move forward on her own, she found and retained the Edmunds Law Firm to lift the burden of the situation off her shoulders. After thorough analysis of our client’s case, the team at the Edmunds Law Firm used their over 41 years of experience to write a Response to Statement of Reasons that used evidence to demonstrate our client’s trustworthiness, reliability, and good judgement, along with her willingness and ability to pay off her debts. When her written response was submitted, the government saw our client’s loyalty to the United States and ultimately granted her a security clearance.

Don’t allow yourself to be pushed around over a few minor debts. Call the Edmunds Law Firm now at 800.481.2526 so we can help you save your security clearance.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Guidelines D, G, H & J
Baltimore, MD
November 2019

When our client got behind the wheel after having two drinks, he had no idea that he was above the legal limit or that this act would jeopardize his security clearance.

Our client was born in our nation’s capital in 1969. Growing up, he was always interested in learning, fascinated by computers and technology from an early age. Our client participating in a summer computer take-home program with his middle school for two years in a row, read countless books about programming and learned everything he could in the subject. Throughout high school, he took all of the offered computer courses and began to teach himself coding. Our client’s love of technology led him to pursue a higher education at RETS Electronics School in Baltimore. His education and focus on electronics brought him to a career with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (formerly known as the David Taylor Research & Development Center) as an electronics technician after his college graduation in 1989.

After decades of service under the U.S. Navy, our client has proven himself to be a dedicated and trustworthy individual. Unfortunately, our client made a mistake one night by getting behind the wheel after having two drinks. Although he felt completely sober, he ended up being pulled over that evening and failed a field sobriety test and was given a DUI. Given that our client had always abided by the law and prided himself on adhering to rules and regulations, he was deeply ashamed. This situation along with a minor, one-time incident in which explicit images were sent to a female friend, resulted in the Department of Defense issuing our client a Statement of Reasons citing concerns for his reliability, trustworthiness, and good judgment. Our client was shocked as this SOR did not arrive until four years after the DUI incident. Luckily, our client found the Edmunds Law Firm in his time of need and the best security clearance attorney in the country prepared a written Response to SOR on our client’s behalf, arguing that our client was a hardworking, honest individual whose security clearance should not be stripped. Because of his decision to release this burden onto the Edmunds Law Firm, our client’s case was favorably adjudicated, and he was able to keep his security clearance.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Guideline F
San Diego, CA
November 2019

Identity theft impacts millions of Americans each year. Our client was one of the many individuals that struggled with this, but she never imagined that her future might be thrown away over a financial situation that was out of her control.

Our client was born in San Diego. As a very active young woman, throughout school our client ran track and did gymnastics along with playing volleyball and basketball. Upon her graduation, our client married her high school sweetheart, a Marine, and the pair had two children. Tragically, one of our client’s children was murdered while he was only in high school. Despite the earth-shattering tragedy, our client pushed through her grief and continued her career. She has worked as a contractor for the US Navy since 1990, putting in almost thirty years of service to the United States.

When fraudulent purchases were made in our client’s name after her identity was stolen, she had no idea that this unfortunate situation might impact her security clearance. When she received a Statement of Reasons showing a credit bureau report table primarily full of charges for which she was not responsible, she quickly retained the Edmunds Law Firm to help her fight to keep her security clearance. Our client provided us with all the evidence of her unfortunate identity theft and the team composed a Response to SOR using our client’s evidence along with several glowing letters of recommendation from her friends and family to show the Department of Defense that their concerns about our client’s reliability, trustworthiness and good judgement were completely unwarranted. Through this hard work, the government realized our client’s true character and favorably adjudicated her case.

Although having your security clearance in jeopardy is a very stressful situation, the Edmunds Law Firm can help you fight for your future. Call today at 800.481.2526 to talk about how we can get your career back on track.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Guidelines E, F, H & J
San Diego, CA
November 2019

College is a time during which many young adults are finding themselves. Many individuals make mistakes during this learning process. Most of these mistakes are trivial and easy to grow from. Our client was one of the many college students that hit a few bumps in the road on his journey to adulthood, and it almost cost him his security clearance.

Our client was born in California in 1977, the grandson of a WWII solider who survived the 3rd wave invasion on Normandy on D-Day. Our client excelled academically and in sports throughout his years in school, playing both varsity soccer and baseball by the time he was a high school sophomore and played soccer all throughout college. After college, our client had multiple offers to play professional soccer but opted instead to enter the workforce.

Although our client never enlisted in the United States military, he has shown his loyalty his country by providing over a decade of civil service. When our client received a Statement of Reasons from the Department of Defense citing concerns primarily for his marijuana use in college coupled with a few debts that were already paid off. When out client found the Edmunds Law Firm, the weight of the world had been lifted off his shoulders when the best security clearance in the country took the burden of providing a Response to SOR off our client’s plate. After thorough research into our client’s case and gathering all the evidence, the team was able to successfully mitigate the government’s concerns and lead our client to victory as he was able to keep his security clearance.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Guideline F
Oceanside, CA
November 2019

For most American citizens, mortgage debt is a normal part of life. Our client never anticipated that his might cost him his security clearance. 

Our client was adopted by his parents when he was only a year old. He was raised between Montana and Minnesota for the first few years of his life until his family relocated overseas to perform missionary work. The family resided in France and Madagascar. Our client’s family eventually moved back to the United States. Upon his high school graduation, our client worked with his family in the construction industry. It was when he met a Hospital Corpsman in the Marines that he decided to take his love for the United States to the next level by joining the military.

Our client attended Hospital Corps school and obtained substantial training in the medical field. Our client has been deployed on multiple occasions to locations such as Kuwait, Iraq, and Japan. Our client maintained excellent performance evaluations, serving the United States honorably, day in and day out.

In 2008, our client began to experience financial struggles when his family had to relocate to Japan for the military. Prior to this move, his family was very comfortable financially and had no issues repaying their debts. When they were forced to relocate, the cost of living went up, their housing funds went down, and his wife was not able to find employment in Japan. With all of these factors combined, our client fell slightly behind on his mortgage payments. He continued to pay his debts to the best of his ability but struggled along the way.

Our client was disheartened to receive a Statement of Reasons from the Department of Defense citing concerns regarding his financial situation, questioning his worthiness of a security clearance, despite his years of honorable military service. Scrambling for a solution, our client retained the Edmunds Law Firm to help him with his written Response to SOR. With over 41 years of experience, the best security clearance attorney in the country and his team were able to provide our client with a written response that successfully mitigated the government’s concerns and he was granted a security clearance, allowing him to propel his career forward.

If, like our client, your security clearance is in jeopardy over a couple of debts, do not hesitate to contact the Edmunds Law Firm immediately at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help you.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Active Duty Military
Guidelines E, F & J
November 2019

Our client never imagined that a few unpaid debts and some minor traffic infractions might cost him his security clearance.

Our client was born in New Jersey in 1987. Despite the hardships he faced by being raised by a single mother, our client excelled academically and in sports all throughout his schooling years. He learned the importance of hard work from a very early age as he began his first job at age 12 as a sweeper at his local barber shop.

In 2005, our client joined the United States Navy. Our client credits his father and grandfather for sparking his interest in joining the military. From a young age, our client was fascinated by the military and knew he wanted to join the Navy and serve his country. Our client has served aboard three ships and several shore installations. Our client has served honorably and loyally for nearly fifteen years, proving himself to be a trustworthy citizen of the United States.

After many years of honorable military service, our client was devastated to receive a Statement of Reasons from the Department of Defense, questioning his worthiness of a security clearance over a few debts and minor traffic violations. Given that our client has served his country faithfully for many years, he was at a loss and could not understand why the government would question his ability to protect classified information. Our client provided a written response to the government in attempt to mitigate their concerns, but even after he made the effort to give his side of the story and provide an array of exhibits in his own defense, the government shut him down yet again and refused to grant him a clearance.

After yet another devastating blow, our client found the Edmunds Law Firm and retained the best security clearance lawyer in the country to represent him at his DOHA hearing. With over 41 years of experience, the team at the Edmunds Law Firm helped our client by gathering all the evidence and appearing before DOHA, showing the government that our client is a hardworking, trustworthy individual. After a lengthy, tumultuous process, our client achieved victory and was granted the security clearance that he deserved.

Don’t let years of honorable military service go down the drain over petty allegations. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at (571) 527-9925 so we can fight alongside you, all the way to victory.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Guidelines E and J
Victory from Response to Statement of Reasons
Waldorf, Maryland
November 2019

When our client received a Statement of Reasons from the Department of Defense questioning her personal conduct based on false allegations made by her former workplace, she was floored. Thankfully, with the help of the best security clearance attorney in the country, our client was able to push back by proving the government wrong and was able to find her way to victory.

Our client was born in Guyana but immigrated to the United States in 1983 at the age of 18 to live with her father and his family in New York. Upon her arrival, our client began working at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City on the stock exchange floor as a runner. In 1985, our client decided to enlist in the United States Air Force and began her military career. Our client culminated over two decades of honorable service to the military, showing her loyalty and dedication to the United States.

After her retirement from the Air Force, our client began working for the government as a federal contractor. Our client has worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, KMS Solutions, Defense Intelligence Agency, and more. Our client has dedicated the vast majority of her living to serving the United States as a loyal, hardworking citizen.

When our client parted ways from a former employer to move on to a new adventure in her career, she was informed that she was eligible for rehire and the resignation was very much amicable. She never imagined that a full year after she resigned from her former place of employment that the employer would accuse her of timecard fraud. Our client has never once fraudulently logged her time, and the former employer never said anything about it to her while she was employed with them. Even in the year after her resignation, there was no communication to our client from her former employer that suggested she did anything of this nature. It was only when she was going through the security clearance process that she learned of this information. Shocked, our client quickly retained the Edmunds Law Firm to help her defend herself by responding to the Statement of Reasons issued by the Department of Defense. With the assistance of the team at the Edmunds Law Firm, our client was able to keep her security clearance and continue to thrive in her career.

To follow in the footsteps of our client and achieve victory, contact the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help you.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Guideline B – Foreign Influence – Taiwan
November 2019

Our client never imagined that simply having distant relatives residing outside the United States would cause the Department of Defense to question his worthiness of a security clearance.

Our client was born in the state of Illinois to two immigrant parents from Taiwan. Our client’s father brought the family over to the United States so that he could pursue his PhD at Buffalo University in New York. Our client excelled academically all throughout his youth, a member of the National Honor Society and a SEED (Students Exploring and Expressing Diversity) club. Our client also thrived in sports, playing baseball throughout his childhood and high school days.

Our client enrolled at Purdue University upon his high school graduation to study Computer Science.  After his graduation, our client began working in software programming for Baron Services, where he was employed for many years. Our client has worked on numerous important projects for his company and has assisted the National Weather Service with projects as well, always diligent and hardworking.

When our client was given a job offer by a prestigious defense contractor as an engineer, he applied for the required security clearance and was devastated to receive a Statement of Reasons questioning his worthiness of a security clearance on the basis of Guideline B: Foreign Influence. Because our client has in-laws in Taiwan, the Department of Defense cited concerns with foreign influence and did not grant him a security clearance. Our client provided the government with a written response which failed to mitigate the concerns listed in the SOR, leaving our client at a loss. Thankfully, our client acted quickly and sought help from the Edmunds Law Firm where the best security clearance attorney in the country, Alan V. Edmunds, was able to represent our client at his DOHA Hearing, using his over 41 years of experience to lead our client to victory and get him the security clearance that he deserved.

Don’t let petty concerns such as foreign relatives stand in the way of your bright future. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 so that our team can help you reach your full potential by leading you to a security clearance victory.

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Vails Gate, New York
Victory from Written Response
October 2019

Our client was shocked when he was stripped of his ICE firearms and credentials after an unlawful arrest. Luckily, with the help of the Edmunds Law Firm, he was able to get his career back on track.

Our client, a Deportation Officer for ICE, has served the United States loyally for many years. He has proven himself to be a dedicated, hardworking individual who is completely trustworthy. Taking all of this into consideration, our client was surprised to have his credentials stripped after an incident that was completely out of his control.

One Sunday evening our client was driving in New York with a friend when the pair noticed an individual walking on the street who appeared to be confused and under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Being the caring individual that he is, our client rolled down his window and approached to check up on the young woman, who appeared to be between the ages of 15 and 23.  When our client asked if she was okay, the woman did not reply. Our client then disclosed his credentials as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer so that the woman would understand he was simply trying to help her. The woman informed him that she was fine, and our client continued on his drive, thinking nothing of the situation.

A short time later, while our client was still on the road, he noticed a police car following him. The officer did not attempt to pull him over, but turned on his red lights and slowed down, staring at our client. Our client thought that the police might have been looking for him surrounding the incident with the woman that happened earlier that evening. Our client rolled down his window to see if the officer was looking for his vehicle to explain the earlier situation. Our client showed the officer three forms of ID and asked the officer for the whereabouts of the nearest police station so he could discuss the incident with a high-ranking official. Our client went on his way to the police station, but on the way, the same officer attempted to pull him over. Our client was very close to the police station at that time, so he pulled into the station with the office following. The officer stated that our client was told to stop, and he didn’t, but our client respectfully disagreed with the officer.

Our client entered into the police station and while he was waiting to speak with high-ranking officials about the incident, he was continually harassed by the aforementioned officer who made comments about his position as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer. The Sergeant on duty came out and attempted to diffuse the situation, but when the Lieutenant came out, he placed our client in handcuffs and took his firearm as if he were a criminal.

The arrest was unlawful, and our client was not properly detained. Our client’s firearms and credentials were taken away and he was forced into an interview room where he was held for 30-40 minutes before the handcuffs were finally removed. When our client was finally released, he immediately contacted his supervisor about the incident and explained it to him in full detail.

Our client attempted to be a good Samaritan and was placed into a very unfortunate situation because of his kind heart. Shortly after the incident, our client received a Notice of Suspension of Firearms and Credentials from ICE. Our client was stirred when he received this notice, but he quickly retained the Edmunds Law Firm to help him resolve his matter.

With the assistance of Alan Edmunds, the best security clearance attorney in the country, and his team, our client was led to victory through a written response to the notice. Attorney Edmunds and his team were able to show ICE our client’s true intentions and demonstrate his character of high morals, dedication and loyalty.

Don’t let an unlawful arrest stand in the way of your career. Call 800.481.2526 to reach the Edmunds Law Firm and find out how we can help you get your life back on track.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Guideline J
Washington DC
October 2019

False allegations can not only destroy one’s reputation, but also one’s career.

Our client was raised in North Carolina. Our client was brought up by loving parents who raised him in church, instilling a faith in our client from a young age. When our client completed high school, he took a summer job in Denali, Alaska working in a lodge for Princess Cruises. During his time in Alaska, our client was introduced to many military members and veterans who were vacationing. This inspired our client to join the United States Air Force when he returned to North Carolina after that summer. Our client enlisted as a Combat Control candidate and spent an intensive two and a half years in a special operations pipeline being trained on communications and maintenance, demolitions, airborne operations, underwater operations, assault zones, and was certified as an air traffic controller.

Upon graduation, our client was assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron (STS) where he received numerous upgraded titles including Rope Master and Cast Master, along with completing two combat deployments and receiving bronze stars – the fourth highest achievement in a warzone – for both. Applicant was the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions and was promoted to the rank of E-5 after just five years of military service.

It is clear that our client is a trustworthy, hardworking individual who loves the United States and takes his security clearance very seriously. Unfortunately, our client found himself in circumstances that were out of his control and it almost cost him his career.

Our client went out with his two roommates one evening for a few drinks shortly after he separated from his spouse. While they were out, our client and his roommates were introduced to three females who all returned to our client’s home with our client and his roommates. The group continued to socialize and drink at the home and the women decided to stay overnight. The next morning, one of the females accused our client of sexual assault. Despite both the woman’s friends and our client’s friends checking up on the pair throughout the night and reporting no signs of any unusual activity, our client was accused of sexual assault.

As an honorable, trustworthy man, our client was shocked to learn of these allegations. Our client would never do such a thing and was devastated by these false allegations. Shortly after these allegations were made, our client was confronted by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) who questioned him about the allegations. Despite his innocence, our client was eventually charged with sexual assault and making a false statement. The charges were referred to an Article 32 hearing where the complainant’s testimony was found to be inconsistent with her previous statements to OSI and the Article 32 hearing officer raised doubts about the complainant’s veracity or recollection of events. Applicant submitted a request to be discharged in lieu of trial by court martial and was discharged from the Air Force in 2015.

When our client received a Statement of Reasons from the Department of Defense, he responded to it himself and the writing failed to mitigate the government’s concerns. Desperate for help, our client decided to work with the best security clearance in the country at The Edmunds Law Firm for his hearing before DOHA. Attorney Edmunds and his team worked alongside our client to prepare for the hearing. At the hearing, the Edmunds Law Firm fought for our client, proving his innocence and worthiness of a security clearance, leading him to a favorable decision from the government.

Do not let false allegations stand in the way of your security clearance eligibility. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help you get your career back on track.

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Department of the Army
Victory from Response to SOR
Guidelines E & I
Fort McCoy, WI
October 2019

Who would think that something as minor as situational anxiety would threaten a security clearance?

Our client’s love and passion for the United States started early in his life as he began serving our country through the Army Reserves upon his high school graduation. Our client has been deployed in Iraq and has been assigned to seven (7) units, Combat Support Hospital, four (4) Civil Affairs, a Military Intelligence Unit, and the Medical Readiness Training Command. He has completed multiple training courses and is currently a team sergeant and Non-Medical Commissioned Officer (NCO). Our client has spent most of his life serving the United States day in and day out, proving himself to be nothing but a hardworking, dedicated and trustworthy individual.

When our client went through a tragic divorce from an unfaithful spouse during college, he was put on anti-depressants to help him manage the situational stress and anxiety surrounding the event. Despite his hardships, our client handled the separation remarkably well and continued to thrive, even starting a new relationship in the process of his divorce. Our client was shocked to receive a Statement of Reasons citing concerns for his anxiety and his for having a relationship while still married – even though his new relationship began well after he was separated from his first wife.

Our client quickly retained the Edmunds Law Firm. With over 41 years of experience, Attorney Alan Edmunds and his team were able to lead our client to the victory he deserved through a Response to Statement of Reasons.

Do not let years of hard work and dedication be swept away over something as minor as anxiety. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today to find out how we can help lead you to victory and keep your security clearance.
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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline B
Homestead, FL
October 2019

When our client began having casual exchanges with a contact in South Africa via Facebook Messenger, he never imagined that these innocent conversations would jeopardize his security clearance.
Born in our nation’s capital and raised in the state of Maryland, our client began his journey with the US Army in 1977 upon his graduation from high school. Applicant traveled the world with the Army, earning several medals and recognitions along the way such as the Good Conduct Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Army Commendation Medal, and more. Our client has had a passion for serving his country his entire life, living every day for the United States.

Even after he was honorably discharged in 1981, our client volunteered to join the US Army Reserve 5th Physiological Group, where his work performance earned him another award – the Army Achievement Medal – in 1983. After going back to college and obtaining his degree in 1988, Applicant once again returned to the Army as an Electronics Engineer for the Army’s Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center (USAARDEC) where he worked on weapons training systems hardware and software, weapons systems and various other projects. During the ten (10) years our client spent with USAARDEC, he was sent to the middle east as a part of Operation Desert Storm and earned several more awards/recognitions. To this day, Applicant still works with the US Army, serving his country day in and day out.

Given Applicant’s hard work and dedication to the United States for over four decades, he was shocked when he received a Statement of Reasons (SOR) calling his reliability, trustworthiness, and good judgment into question. The applicant had occasional conversations with a professional contact in South Africa via Facebook Messenger that the government called into question under Guideline B: Foreign Influence. With the help of the best security clearance attorney at the Edmunds Law Firm, our client was able to maintain his security clearance when Attorney Mark Myers and his team prepared a Response to SOR that successfully mitigated the government’s concerns regarding our client’s foreign contact.

Don’t let your career fall apart over simple conversations with a foreign friend. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 to save your security clearance.
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October 2019
Texas
Victory From Written Response
Guideline H: Drug Involvement
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Country of Interest Bahrain

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice from the CAF that a Written Response to SOR was reviewed and was sufficient to grant a Security Clearance to the Applicant. It is  very difficult to win a Clearance with the Written Response only – yet The Edmunds Law Firm does this often. This results in a huge savings of time and money for our clients.

In this case, there were several allegations about drug use. The drug in question was marijuana.  The allegations included multiple drug use and using while holding a Security Clearance. Upon the advice of his attorney the applicant took drug tests, stopped associating with his former friends and took other important steps.

The Response to SOR was over 25 pages long. The Edmunds Law Firm also submitted a Legal Brief.  Other allegations included Foreign Influence.  Our client, while deployed in Bahrain, paid a prostitute for sexual services. Attorney Edmunds who is this country’s expert in Security Clearance cases – made a strong argument in mitigation. The Clearance was granted. Call us at 800.481.2526  and let our staff of experts help you. We  have deployed Active Duty Military and Civilian DoD Contractors around the world that rely on our help.  Your career is too important. WE save careers and we know how to win.

October 2019
Arlington, VA
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Country of Interest: Sudan and Saudi Arabia

Attorney Edmunds appeared for the firm at a formal Security Clearance Appeal before an Administrative Judge. The case involved a 62-year-old applicant who was from Sudan and had contacts with Saudi Arabia. He was granted asylum in the United States in 1988.  He is married with four children and had immigrated to the United States on a student visa in 1983. He is employed overseas as a Linguist.

One of the witnesses called the applicant, “a trusted linguist and loyal asses too the team.” He has personally sacrificed and “ put himself in harm’s way in support of U.S. forces – sometimes coming under hostile fire.  One commander called him,”the best cultural advisor and linguist that ever worked for him…”

Attorney Edmunds called witnesses and introduced 22 exhibits into evidence. Attorney Edmunds is nationally a nationally known expert in Security Clearance Applications. He has appeared on national television and is often called upon to render “expert” opinions.  He represents both Active Duty Military and Civilian DoD Contractors deployed around the globe.

If you have questions about your Clearance call Alan Edmunds 800 481 2526 today. If you or a co-worker need help with a Response to SOR; or Security Clearance Appeal call the experts at The Edmunds Law Firm we have offices across the country.   #ARMY  #SECURITYCLEARANCELAWYER  #NAVY #DOHALAWYER  #BESTSECURITYCLEARANCELAWYER #SANDIEGOSECURITYCLEARANCELAWYER #NORFOLKSECURITYCLEARANCELAWYER

October 2019
Clearance Victory Following Hearing
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Memphis, TN

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision following a contested Security Clearance Hearing that was held in Memphis Tn. The case involved allegations of Personal Conduct – failure to provide honest answers to drug use within the past 7 years and failure to provide honest answers on the EQUIP …

“Have you EVER used drugs.”

The Applicant was represented by Attorney Mark Meyers for The Edmunds Law Firm. Attorney Myers is retired military and also helps clients in the area of MSPB, The applicant had used marijuana several years ago. The government had alleged that she  had also failed to disclose other drug use in her life on the SF 86.

What was interesting about this case is that the Applicant had initially waived her right to a Hearing. This is a major mistake that people make according to Attorney Edmunds. Alan Edmunds is this country’s leading Security Clearance Lawyer. The Edmunds Law Firm immediately contacted the Chief Judge and requested a Formal Security Clearance Hearing.

Attorney Myers showed the Applicant had had a Clearance for the last ten years without any incidents. Applicant testified that she met a man who was a bad influence. He asked her to try marijuana which she did. At the Hearing she testified that she was no longer dating that individual.  Attorney  Myers argued the whole person concept”. He also introduced numerous exhibits that  mitigated the government concerns. The judge accepted Attorney Myers arguments and granted the Clearance.

If you have a Security Clearance Denial call us at 800.481.2526 immediately.  If you need help with a Response to SOR – please call us. #SECURITYCLEARANCELAWYER  #ARMY  #ALANEDMUNDS  #NATIONALSECURITYCLEARANCES.COM

October 2019
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Country of Concern: Bangladesh
Arlington, VA

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision following a formal Hearing on a national security clearance case that was heard in Arlington, VA. What makes this case so special is that the applicant tried to do the Hearing herself. After the Hearing was completed she felt terrible with her performance in the courtroom and asked  Attorney Alan Edmunds to reopen the case and furnish evidence she had missed. She also requested Attorney Edmunds to make written closing arguments.
 Alan Edmunds quickly made a written request to re-open the Hearing which the judge granted. Evidence was gathered and a closing argument was drafted and submitted to the court.
The facts are interesting.  The Applicant is  a 50-year-old , married female who came to the United States from Bangladesh. She  had received money from her family and had visited Bangladesh on an infrequent basis due to a health problem with her father. The government also raised a concern with a property she had in Bangladesh where her elderly father lived.
The Edmunds Law Firms helps Active Duty Military and Civilian DoD Contractors deployed around the globe. Attorney Edmunds Has tried over 1000 Security Clearance Hearings with numerous Federal Agencies(CIA, FBI, NSA, DOE, DOHA,  DHS, DIA, NGA).  If you need help with a Response to SOR or a Security Clearance Denial or even a Security Clearance Hearing – call Mr. Edmunds at 800.481.2526.  Don’t risk your career – call us today. #LINGUIST , #ARMY, #SECURITYCLEARANCEAPPEAL, #SECURITYCLEARANCELAWYER

October 2019
Victory Following Hearing
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Country of Concern: Sudan
Arlington, VA

Attorney Alan Edmunds took this case to court and litigated the allegations in the SOR ( Statement of Reasons), at a formal Security Clearance Hearing. Attorney Edmunds, this country’s leading Security Clearance Lawyer, has litigated over 1000 Hearings across the United States.
In this case, the applicant  was from Sudan. He is age 62 and has family including his wife and 4 children living in the United States. He is a Linguist who performed his job in war zones and often exposed to dangerous conditions. Applicant’s mother-in-law is a citizen and resident of Sudan. She is elderly and in poor health. Attorney Edmunds showed during the trial that the Applicant is active in his community and that he volunteers at his church. Attorney Edmunds also introduced evidence that showed the applicant has been in the United States for over 35 years.
Alan Edmunds won this case. Our client kept his job. If you need help with a Response to SOR: Security Clearance Appeal or Security Clearance Hearing – call us 800 481 2526.  #ARMY ;#SecurityClearanceAttorney

October 2019
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Country Of Interest: Iraq
Hampton, VA

Attorney Alan Edmunds took this DoD Security Clearance case to trial. The case was litigated with a DOHA Attorney and included numerous documentary exhibits, witness testimony and mitigation about the “Whole Person Concept” as presented by Alan Edmunds. Attorney Edmunds has tried over 1000 Security Clearance Appeals in court. He has a reputation as a fierce litigator. In short, he loves the courtroom. He is often referred to as “The Best Security Clearance Lawyer” in the country.

This case was one that Attorney Edmunds spent considerable time to present a strong case of mitigation. The Applicant was an 83 yr old man who was a Linguist for the U.S. Military. He supported the U.S, Marine Corp in Iraq. He also worked as a linguist in Jordan. He became a U.S. citizen in 2013. He also served in the Iraqi military as an officer – he retired in 1984 He had relatives in Iraq.

This case was won because of the loyalty that the client has for the United States and his service to the U.S. military for over 20 years. He also had fantastic U.S.military officers who provided written statements about the performance of the Applicant.

If you have a Security Clearance Denial or questions call Alan Edmunds at 800 481 2526. Visit nationalsecurityclearances.com for case reviews. If you need help with SF 86 Preparation; Response to SOR; Response to Notice of Intent: or representation at a Security Clearance Hearing – call us now. WE have over 45 years of experience – saving careers and winning for our clients. Active Duty Military – call us for a special discount.
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October 2019
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Iraq: Country Of Interest
Woodland Hills, California

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision following trial on a case that involved a Linguist from Iraq. The government alleged that his relatives still living in Iraq were a concern and created a “risk to national security”.
The client is age 35, divorced with 3 children. He worked with various military units in Iraq and now works in Jordan. He immigrated to the U.S. under Special Immigrant Visa.

The Trial went very well because the experts at The Edmunds Law Firm had prepared the client for testimony. He answered the government questions with confidence and was comfortable on the witness stand.

Numerous exhibits were prepared and entered into evidence. The attorney from the Firm called other witnesses and made arguments including the “Whole Person Concept”. The Edmunds Law Firm does SOR Responses, and Security Clearance Appeals, Attorney Alan Edmunds is this country’s leading Security Clearance Lawyer. He has appeared on national television as a Subject Matter Expert. He can be reached at 800.481.2526.

If you have Clearance questions – call us today. Your career is important and we value your business. Both Active Duty Military and Civilian Contractors use The Edmunds Law Firm. Alan does a lot of work for Army active duty deployed around the globe. #Army #SecurityclearanceLawyer #SecurityClearanceLawyerTampa, #SecurityClearanceAppeal

September 2019
IRAN – County of Interest
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
San Diego, California

The Edmunds Law Firm helps clients from around the world. We are very successful with clients from the Middle East. Attorney Edmunds is well known in Iraq and Afghanistan with Military Linguists. In this case, our client had family and business dealings in Iran. He had close relatives in Iran, property holdings and bank accounts in Iran.

Our client was also cited for falsified material facts on his Electronic Questionnaire. ( e-QIP). The government alleged that he lied about his relatives’ work and his property holdings in Iran. The ownership of land and buildings was a large part of government concerns.

The Firm produced a Trial Notebook with numerous exhibits. We took testimony from several witnesses. The case was argued by one of the many qualified attorneys from the Firm. We are Security Clearance Lawyers for both Active Duty Military and Contractors deployed around the globe. If you need to Respond to SOR, or need an attorney for a Security Clearance Hearing – please call us at 800 481 2526

Attorney Alan Edmunds has tried over 1000 Security Clearance matters across the country. He has been interviewed on national T.V. and appears as a subject matter expert in national magazines. He is often referred to as ” The Best Security Clearance Lawyer‘ in the country. Your career and job are important – call our experts today and let’s save your Clearance.
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September 2019
Waldorf, Maryland
DONCAF
Guideline E: Personal Conduct

This is a victory resulting from a Written Response to SOR. Our client did not have to go to trial and incur the expense of costly litigation. The Written Response to SOR was over 35 pages in length. Our staff of experts spent considerable time with our client drafting a powerful Response to SOR. Of ten some attorneys want to charge large fees for litigation when it may not be needed.

In this case, our client had problems at work. He was written up for poor performance, being late for work and not completing projects on time. Our job in preparing the Formal Response to SOR – was to mitigate the government concerns.

WE were successful and our client kept his Clearance and his job. Attorney Alan Edmunds has over 40 years of Security Clearance experience. The Firm has offices across the United States to serve our clients. We work 24/7 for our clients deployed around the globe Our attorneys are experts. We are Security Clearance Lawyers and appear before all Federal Agencies. If you have cases before DOHA, CIA, FBI, NGA, NRO, NSA to name a few – call us 800 481 2526.

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September 2019
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
ORLANDO, FLORIDA

The Dept of Defense is revoking Clearances at an accelerated rate for applicant or Security Clearance Holders with financial problems in their past. The Edmunds Law Firm, a national powerhouse of Security Clearance Lawyers, recently took a financial case to trial involving a client who had a BANKRUPTCY.

Our client was 47 years old, Systems Administrator who was married with 4 children. His Clearance was required for employment. The case was important: no Clearance meant no job and no paycheck. Problems came to this family man in bundles. His wife stopped working, they became legal guardians of a nephew, the IRS wanted additional taxes and they filed a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

The DoD filed a Notice to revoke and they turned to The Edmunds Law Firm for help. The case was tried by Attorney Mark Myers at our Firm. He called witnesses, introduce numerous exhibits and made a strong case arguing the “Whole Person concept”. The case was won and our client kept his Clearance and his job. Call us at 800 481 2526 for help. Attorney Alan Edmunds is known as The DOHA LAWYER across the country. The Firm does RESPONSES TO SOR; SECURITY CLEARANCE APPEALS and SF 86 prep. #Securityclearancelawyer # AttorneyAlanEdmunds #ARMY #CIA #NSA #SemperFi

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline E & F
Japan
August 2019

Getting a higher education can be a burden thanks to student loans. This is something a large percentage of us understand. Can having student loan debt really cost your security clearance, though?

One of our clients was recently facing exactly that! He was born in Texas and grew up in a family filled with military service. He never had the opportunity to serve himself, but he grew up with a strong sense of loyalty to his country. He began working for the Air Force as soon as he could, dedicating his career to his country. Because of his work, he was able to work and while earning a higher education, something he never thought he would have the opportunity to do. After graduating with his Associate’s degree in computer science, our client has begun working toward his Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. He is married and has three children along with a career he loves. Nothing could go wrong, right?

That’s where he was wrong. He was working and living off a US Air Base in Japan when he was served with a Statement of Reasons with Guideline E and Guideline F violations. After over ten years of civil service and government contracting, he was suddenly at risk of losing his security clearance because of unpaid student loans and for being honest about them on his SF-86. He was on an Air Force base, in another country, and abruptly having his security clearance revoked!

With no ideas on what to do or where to go, he hopped online and sought out help. That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm. With over forty years of security clearance experience and offices from coast to coast, Attorney Alan Edmunds knew exactly what to do for our client’s response to SOR. It didn’t take long for the team at the Edmunds Law Firm to show that our client was paying back his debts and that he was one of the last people who would be a threat to national security. When faced with all the proof, the government had no choice but to grant his security clearance.

Don’t let your debt cost your career. Call 800.481.2526 today to keep your security clearance!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to Request for Information
Guideline F
San Diego, CA
July 2019

Many times when the government seems to be asking harmless questions, your answers could come back to haunt you. That’s why the Edmunds Law Firm is here to help!

One of our clients found himself unable to pay back his home loan for a very short amount of time. He had an adjustable loan, but when the payments rose, he had to apply for another loan. Unfortunately, he could not get the second loan as his income was technically too high for him to qualify for that loan. When he reached out to the company that owned his home loan, they refused to work with him and raised the payments again. Desperate to not fall into an insurmountable debt, our client was force to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. During this process, the home loan company finally worked with him, and his bankruptcy was later dismissed. Our client was able to get his life back on track.

At least, that’s what he was hoping for when the government sent out Interrogatories and another Request for Information based on this unfortunate incident. Many people are not fully aware of what these two types of documents are and believe them to be harmless. It’s just the government asking some questions, right? Actually, this is more of a probing for information that could lead to them getting just enough information to issue a Statement of Reasons which could put your security clearance in jeopardy!

Our client recognized the Interrogatories and the follow up Request for Information as something that he did not want to handle on his own, so he sought out help. That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm. With over forty years of security clearance experience, Attorney Alan Edmunds and his team were able to provide the right documentation and the right answers to put any questions the government may have held to bed.

Call 800.481.2526 today to keep your security clearance!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline E
July 2019

Almost everyone has been fired from a job at some point in their life. For our client, a few simple job terminations almost cost her security clearance.

Our client, a single mother from the state of Maryland, works hard to provide for her children. She strives to make sure her children have everything they need and that she is there for them at all times, despite having to do it alone. As a single mother, our client struggled to make room in her schedule for every task she had to take care of, resulting in a few absences and tardies at work. These instances resulted in our client being terminated from a few different work positions.

Due to her terminations, the government questioned our client’s worthiness of a security clearance and issued her a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline E, Personal Conduct. Our client worked hard to draft a response to the SOR, but her response was not enough to satisfy the government’s concerns.

Our client decided to take the weight off her shoulders by hiring the Edmunds Law Firm, led by one of the best security clearance lawyers in the country to represent her at her DOHA hearing. After the Edmunds Law Firm represented our client at her hearing, the government had no choice but to realize our client’s integrity and reinstate her security clearance, saving the futures of our hardworking client and her children.

Don’t let your security clearance be jeopardized by getting fired from a job. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 so Attorney Edmunds and his team can help you get the security clearance you deserve.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline B
Charlotte, NC
July 2019

Many people can’t help who they fall in love with, but can the government threaten your security clearance because of this?

A recent client of ours had his security clearance threatened because he had met the love of his life. Our client was born in Connecticut but grew up in New York. When he graduated high school, he attended Pennsylvania State University where he was enlisted in the Naval Reserve Training Corps. Immediately after he earned his Bachelor’s degree, he joined the US Navy. He was a part of many naval exercises and deployed twice. During his seven years in the Navy, he earned his Master’s degree and began to make a name for himself in engineering. In 2007, he left active duty to begin his contracting career. Our client was fueled by his desire to learn and earned another Master’s dress in business. Things were going wonderfully when he enrolled in an online Pen Pal program to learn Russian while also helping another person learn English. This is how he met the love of his life. They were in love and began working to get her immigration processed. That’s when our client was involuntarily deployed for a year as he was still in the Reserves. He served loyally despite having to leave his now-wife to continue the immigration process from Russia with their child on the way. He is currently at home with his beautiful and loving family, and he continues to serve his country to the best of his ability.

With such a beautiful story of two people meeting by chance and having to overcome many obstacles along the way, what could keep them from having a happily ever after? That’s when the government tried to revoke his security clearance with a Statement of Reasons with several Guideline B allegations for his supposed foreign influence. They were using his wife’s country of origin against him despite the fact that he had been actively serving his country through contracting work and deployment.

That’s when he came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. With over forty years of security clearance experience, Attorney Edmunds and his team have seen it all, and we were able to prove that our client’s loyalty was unwavering. With our help, our client’s security clearance was granted.

Call 800.481.2526 to find out how you can have your happy ending.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline D, E, & J
Chula Vista, CA
July 2019

Honesty should always be the best policy, especially when it comes to having a security clearance and filling out those SF-86s. But can answering honestly on an SF-86 cause you to lose your security clearance? Not if Attorney Edmunds can help it!

One of our clients grew up in a family with a legacy of military service, and he wanted more than anything to follow in their footsteps. He joined JAROTC for the second half of his high school career, and at 18 years old, he enlisted in the US Navy and left his home in Guam in 1982. Throughout his military career, our client worked hard and grew into a mature, well-rounded professional as he underwent several deployments and was stationed on various duty stations. He excelled in the Navy, earning many awards and medals for his service as well as serving during the Gulf War in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Enduring Freedom. Our client served in the US Navy for over twenty-four years before retiring with an honorable discharge. Even after his years of service, he took a position working for the government as a civilian contractor. He held this position for over eleven years and continues to work there today.

Imagine our client’s surprise when some of his past mistakes came back to haunt him. Some of these incidents were over 20 years old, but he was still being issued a Statement of Reasons for Guideline D (sexual behavior), Guideline E (personal conduct), and Guideline J (criminal conduct) allegations. They were going to revoke his security clearance! Most of the allegations were just repetitions of each other in an attempts to make our client seem like a horrible person. He didn’t know how to put into words that a good portion of the allegations were misunderstandings or being blown out of proportion.

At a loss for what he could do, he sought out help with his Response to SOR and found the Edmunds Law Firm. With the help of the country’s best security clearance attorney and his team, our client was able to provide a Response to SOR that explained every circumstance and reminded the government of his many years of service. The government was left with little choice but togrant his security clearance.

The past can haunt you, but if you call 800.481.2526 you can learn how we put it to rest.

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Department of Hearings and Appearances
Columbia, South Carolina
Victory from Hearing
Guidelines I, J and M
July 2019

We all have issues and make mistakes when we are young, but most of us are able to move past these things. For our client, a few minor issues in his youth almost cost him his security clearance.

Our client was born on Torrejon Air Force base in Madrid, Spain. His father was an F-16 pilot who flied missions in support of Operation Desert Storm. Our client moved back to the United States with his family at a young age and was raised in the state of Kansas, excelling in science and math. As a child, our client loved to teach himself about computers and software. Following in the footsteps of many of his family members, our client decided to join the US Navy when he finished school.

Despite his years of loyal service to the military, our client’s worthiness of security clearance was recently called into question by the government.

In his early twenties, our client struggled with anxiety and depression, issues that many people around the world, particularly young adults, face. These issues, in addition to an incident involving computer misuse that took place while our client was in high school, were cited as causes for concern by the government under Guideline I, Guideline J, and Guideline M.

Our client wanted to prove the government wrong and show them that these minor incidents do not reflect his true character. Our client retained the Edmunds Law Firm to represent him at his DOHA Hearing. Attorney Mark Myers, an attorney with the best security clearance lawyer in the country, lead our client to victory at his hearing, saving our client’s career and future from being destroyed over minor issues that occurred in many years ago.

If your security clearance is in jeopardy, call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526. With over 40 years of experience, Attorney Edmunds and his team will help get your future back on track.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guidelines E, G & J
Tampa, Florida
May 2019

Sometimes one bad decision made by a good person can result in unexpected consequences. We all make mistakes, but in our client’s case, his one mistake jeopardized his security clearance.

Our client was born in North Carolina. Growing up, he worked in construction with his father before attending college to major in Business. After getting his undergraduate degree, our client went on to law school. While working his way through college, our client held several clerk positions in various law firms before earning a spot on the Federal Judge’s chambers in order to research and write court opinions and rulings. After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, our client felt moved to join the US Army.

Our client has served honorably for nearly 18 years and continues to serve to this day. Our client has worked in many positions under the Army, including Command Judge Advocate, Chief of Military Justices, Special Operations Task Force Judge Advocate, and more. It is clear to anyone that our client is an honorable, trustworthy individual who is worthy of a security clearance.

Unfortunately, after an isolated incident involving a DUI that occurred in 2018, our client’s worthiness of a security clearance was questioned when he received a Statement of Reasons (SOR) containing allegations under Guidelines E, G & J, all relating to the DUI charge.

Luckily, our client chose to seek assistance from the best security clearance lawyer in the country. Our client retained the Edmunds Law Firm to provide his written response to SOR. After gathering the evidence and working closely with our client, the Edmunds Law Firm worked hard to prepare the response. It didn’t take the government long to realize that our client was a reliable, trustworthy asset that they did not want to lose. They decided to grant his security clearance, the favorable decision allowing our client to continue doing what he loves most – serving the United States.

Don’t let your years of dedication and hard work be tossed away over a DUI. Call the Edmunds Law Firm at 800.481.2526 today!

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Response to Statement of Reasons
Guideline D, Sexual Conduct
Guideline J, Criminal Conduct
July 2019

Our client was born in the state of Georgia in 1989. Despite her parents divorcing when she was 12, our client was an outstanding student, excelling in all her endeavors. Our client participated in many school clubs such as the National Honor Society, La Serota and Mu Alpha Theta, a mathematics club. She graduated in the top 15 of her class of 500 with a 6.24 weighted GPA. Our client attended Florida State University with a full scholarship through Bright Futures where she pursued a double major in Political Science and Applied Mathematics and a minor in Sociology as she entered college with 40 credit hours already under her belt. Upon her graduation from Florida State University, our client was accepted to Pennsylvania State law school to continue her education, but she decided to move on to other aspirations.

In 2012, our client was given the opportunity to travel to South Korea to teach English to children aged 3-13. She arrived in South Korea in November 2012 without knowing any of the language and taught 6-8 classes per day. Our client returned to the United States at the end of the term to pursue her master’s degree from the Institute of World Politics.

Despite our client’s outstanding educational successes and love for her country, the government issued her a Statement of Reasons with violations under Guideline D, Sexual Conduct for the consumption of pornography. Despite the fact that our client’s use of said material in no way affected her ability to protect classified material, it was still cited as a concern in the Statement of Reasons. The Statement of Reasons also included violations under Guideline J, Criminal Conduct for assisting a friend in obtaining marijuana by putting her in touch with an individual whom our client thought might sell some of the drug to her friend. The client’s alleged Criminal Conduct behaviors did not take place while she held a security clearance, nor was in the process of obtaining one at the time.

Our client retained the Edmunds Law Firm to assist her in the matter of responding to her Statement of Reasons. One of the best security clearance lawyers in the country, Attorney Ryan C. Nerney, prepared the response on our client’s behalf, gathering all the evidence he needed to demonstrate that our client was worthy of a security clearance. Upon the government’s receipt and review of the response to the Statement of Reasons, they decided to overturn their denial and grant our client the security clearance she deserved. The Edmunds Law firm was successful in mitigating the government’s concerns so that our client’s career could be saved.

If your security clearance is in jeopardy, do not wait to contact The Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526.

DOHA Telework Site
Victory from Hearing
Guidelines F
San Diego, CA
June 2019

We have all experienced financial hardships. Whether they were small or insurmountable, most people have been in debt at one point or another. Can being in debt really destroy your career, though?

Our client underwent some financial woes when he had to move from one job to another… from Germany to California. California was the state he was born and raised in. His father was from the Philippines and served in the US Navy. When our client was only five, his father passed away in active duty. With the loss of his father so early in life, he felt a little lost. He dropped out of high school and got married ten days before his first son was born. He worked hard to support his family and earned his GED before attending college for a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Our client wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps, though, so after a few years of hard work and schooling, he joined the US Air Force at the age of 22 where he was an Aerospace Maintenance Journeyman and an aircraft mechanic. He was immediately stationed in Japan for the next five years. His interested was piqued, however, by the rapidly growing IT field, and he began taking some classes before he was Honorably Discharged after ten years of service in the Air Force. A month later was the tragic 9/11 terrorist attacks. In 2010, our client was done with his certifications and secured a job in IT in Afghanistan. Around that time, his wife told him not to come home, so our client took various positions with contractors from Cuba to Germany. In 2013, our client decided to marry his girlfriend and bring her and his step-son with him to Germany. While he was in Germany, he wound up in the hospital with a severe illness that put him in a three week coma which subsequently caused him to fall behind on some of his payments, but once he came back stateside, he started getting his finances back in order.

A long history of loyalty and service to the United States apparently wasn’t enough as our client was served with a Statement of Reasons for Guideline F violations due to his debts. He was out of his depth and overwhelmed with how he was meant to advance his career and support his family when the debts were caused by things that were completely out of his control. Could they really deny his security clearance over all of that? He reached out to the Edmunds Law Firm for answers. We helped him draft his Response to SOR explaining the circumstances surrounding his debts and even pointing out that several of the accounts had been paid off or settled. Even after giving them this information, the government still wanted to ignore our client’s years of amazing service!

Thankfully, he stuck with us for his hearing where Attorney Ryan Nerney, one of the lawyers with the best security clearance attorney in the country, led him to victory. After meeting our client and seeing all the evidence that he was taking care of his finances, the government didn’t have a choice but to grant his security clearance.

If your years of dedication are being tossed away because of some debt, call the Edmunds Law Firm at 800.481.2526 today.

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guidelines B
Fairfax, VA
June 2019

Sometimes we can show absolute loyalty to the government, and they will still doubt it. This could cost your security clearance!

Our client was born in Iraq as the oldest of his parents’ seven children. His family moved to Kuwait City in the early 1960’s in order to find better opportunities. In 1990, though, the Iraqi army invaded Kuwait and the lives our client’s family had built were ruined. Our client had to drop out of college, despite having a promising future in law school, so he could help support his younger siblings and his parents as they were forced back into Iraq. He worked as a taxi driver to earn money as his father had lost his job in the Kuwait police force. In 2003, when the liberation war was beginning, our client went straight to the nearest American Army base to offer his services as a translator. He came to American not long after that to become a citizen. Around 2012, his father unfortunately passed away from a heart attack, and he was unable to return to Iraq for the funeral. In spite of all the hardships he has faced, our client showed nothing but unwavering loyalty to the American government and continues to serve the country he calls home.

When it was time for our client to advance in his career and have a security clearance, he was denied. When with all his service in Iraq, he was served with a Statement of Reasons with Guideline B allegations all because still he had some relatives in Iraq. Most of his family had stayed behind, after all, so of course he had family there. Not knowing what to do, he sought out help from the Edmunds Law Firm where we worked with him to create his Response to SOR. Even though it was honest and proved that his family was never going to be a threat to national security, the government still denied his security clearance.

Thankfully, he stuck with us for his hearing where Attorney Edmunds took over. With over forty years of security clearance experience, Mr. Edmunds is regarded as a subject matter expert. When he stepped into the courtroom with our client, there was little more that could be done by the government other than grant his security clearance.

Is your loyalty being called into question? Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guidelines F
Severn, MD
June 2019

We can overcome many obstacles and come out stronger on the other side. We always try to tell ourselves that things could be worse, but sometimes things do get worse. That’s why theEdmunds Law Firm is here to help.

Our client was born and raised in Washington, DC the oldest of four children. He was raised by a single mother who raised him in the church. She worked hard to make sure each of her children felt that they could accomplish anything they put their minds to and that they knew the importance of religion in their lives. Our client’s mother worked several jobs while attending college to help provide for her family, a work ethic that our client learned well. Unfortunately, when our client was 22, his mother passed away from breast cancer and he was left to pick up the pieces for his younger siblings. He followed his mother’s influence and began working hard in a warehouse position while putting himself through school for Information Technology. He worked several jobs in the IT field before he was able to find a wonderful position in cyber security. In 2001, our client married his wife, immediately becoming a family with her three daughters and his youngest sister all living under one roof. In 2004, his wife give birth to their daughter prematurely, and several months went by before they were able to bring her home. Even then, their baby had to undergo several surgeries which resulted in many medical bills that could not be immediately satisfied. Despite all of this, our client was able to maintain his household and support his family while continuously serving his country.

With all these odds against him, you would think he would be cut a little slack. Instead, the government issued a Statement of Reasons with three Guideline F violations from three tax years where he either was unable to file immediately or could not file at all. He knew his reasons for not attending to these debts, so he knew he would be able to explain it all. He wrote up his own Response to SOR and sent it in with the hopes that he would be able to continue the career he needed to support his wonderful family. That’s when the government decided todeny his security clearance.

With nowhere else to go, our client sought out help for his hearing. With over forty years of experience in security clearance matters, Attorney Edmunds was our client’s best bet for his security clearance to be granted. With the best security clearance attorney at his side, that’s exactly what happened, and our client was able to return to his career and his beautiful family.

If your livelihood is being threatened, you don’t have to fight it alone! Call 800.481.2526 today!

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DOHA Telework Site
Victory from Hearing
Guideline B
San Diego, CA
May 2019

We see this time and time again at the Edmunds Law Firm where someone comes to the United States to pursue their American Dream. It’s a classic story made all the more wonderful when they decide to give back to their new-found home through some form of service in the government. That is, until the government decides that their family is a threat to national security.

A recent client of ours was born the eldest of ten siblings in Pakistan. He worked hard in school, excelling in math and the sciences, until he was ready to seek out a high education. He came to Chicago in order to attend the Illinois Institute of Technology. While attending school, he met his first wife in 1982 and took on a job to support his now growing family. His wife abruptly left him later that same year, and he suddenly found himself a single father, working a full-time job, attending classes, and undergoing to citizenship process. He had grown up on the ideal to work hard for what he wanted, and he earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1984. He met his current wife a few years later and has a beautiful family. After college, he worked a few federal contracting jobs and earning several awards before he found a position with a private company in California. After sixteen years, he was laid off with about 3,000 other engineers, but he managed to find another job working in software.

Even though he was a well-liked and hard-working American citizen, when he came time for his career to advance and he applied for a security clearance, he was denied. The government issued a Statement of Reasons to him with each of his family members who still lived in Pakistan being listed as a Guideline B violation. He had no idea what to do as his family was being held against him. He sought out the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SORin which we explained that some of the people listed were dual citizens, people he only periodically spoke with, or had not spoken to in years. Despite this, the government still denied his security clearance.

That’s when he stuck it out with the Edmunds Law Firm as we moved on to a hearing. Attorney Ryan Nerney, trusted by the top security clearance lawyer in the country, accompanied our client through the appeals process. When the government saw that the Edmunds Law Firm was on his side, our client’s security clearance was granted.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guidelines E, H, I, & J
Hyattsville, MD
May 2019

We all do some dumb things when we are desperate. Many of us have never had to suffer such severe injuries that we go days without sleep. When he was desperate for sleep is exactly when our client slipped up, but this slip up should have never jeopardized his security clearance.

Our client grew up in our nation’s capital, and he always showed a deep interest in technology and engineering. His biggest influence in life was his father, who served in the US Navy while also earning a doctorate. His father encouraged our client’s desire to learn and often brought him to his lab in which the team was hard at work on the Apollo 11 mission. After high school, our client pursued his engineering degree while making time for his hobbies and interests in skydiving, scuba diving, and building his own helicopter. Since earning his degree and beginning work for the government, he has made huge strides in technology research, understanding, and advancements that the U.S. Army still use in the battlefield. In 2011, he was repairing a patch on his roof when he fell off his ladder and broke his back and a few other bones when a section of the roof fell on top of him. Thankfully, he only suffered with some intense pain, but he wasn’t paralyzed. Because of this near-death experience, he was suffering with insomnia and some PTSD. Otherwise, he continues to work hard to serve his country to the best of his ability.

With such impressive contributions and over thirty years of unwavering loyalty, one would think that our client never had to face problems with his security clearance. Unfortunately, his amazing record and technological advancements were overlooked when the government issued a Statement of Reasons for Guideline E violations for an alleged attempted suicide that involved drugs, Guideline H for the fact that there were drugs involved and some marijuana use in college, Guideline I because he had “attempted suicide”, and Guideline J because he had supposedly used the drugs in an unlawful manor. He knew that his supposed suicide attempt was just a result of his accidental overdose when he was trying to sleep after his extensive injuries. He was happy and had no reason to want to end his own life, but now he was at a loss for what he needed to do to save his career.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm, where the best security clearance attorney in the country and his team worked tirelessly on his Response to SOR in which we explained the circumstances that were being wildly twisted out of proportion. It didn’t take long for the government to realize what an amazing asset they would lose in our client, and his security clearance was reinstated.

Don’t let a tall tale ruin your future! Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline B
Springfield, VA
May 2019

Many people all over the world still believe in the American Dream. They want nothing more than to come here and make a better life for themselves. Some people even want to give back to the land of opportunity by working for the US Government. Should that dream really be thrown aside just because they have family in other countries?

Our client’s country of origin was being held against him, despite only an amicable relationship existing between the United States and Tunisia. He immigrated to the US about twenty years ago in search of better opportunities, something he dreamed of doing since he was a child. He achieved those goals as he went to college and finding a job with the government in technological support. He started a family and has only ever shown himself to be a loyal American citizen who happens to have a mother and a few siblings in another country.

With all of the work he already provided the government prior to applying for his security clearance and his immaculate record, one would think that he would have no issues with his career advancements. That hope was dashed when the government denied his security clearance and hit him with a Statement of Reasons with his family members in Tunisia listed out as Guideline B violations. How was he meant to follow his dreams of serving his country when his family was being held against him? He immediately sought out help with the Edmunds Law Firm. We worked with him on his Response to SOR in which we explained his minimal and casual contact with his mother and siblings. This wasn’t good enough for the government, however, so his security clearance was still denied.

He had another chance, though, and we stuck with him his hearing. With the help of the Edmunds Law Firm, home to the top security clearance attorney in the country, our client was able to prove that he wanted nothing more than to serve his country to the best of his ability, no matter where he was born. This was an easy win for Attorney Edmunds, and our client’s security clearance was granted.

If something you cannot control is holding you back from having a security clearance, call 800.481.2526 for help today.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline F & G
Mount Laurel, NJ
May 2019

Cancer is something that impacts nearly everyone in some way, whether it is ourselves or a loved one. It’s a disease that costs many things, but it should never cost you your career.

Our client’s life has been hard the last few years. He has always worked hard to do what would be best for his future such as putting himself through college and starting his family. After his service in the US Navy, he purchased his first home and moved around a few times, always staying up to date with his finances. In 2011, however, things started going downhill fast. His wife lost her job which ultimately led to their divorce, and he was diagnosed with cancer in late 2012. This type of ailment is one that he still struggles with today. Many people would succumb to a depression with this type of diagnosis, and he did slip for a few months. It wasn’t until a clinical trial started showing some promise that our client was able to start digging himself out of the hole. His finances improved greatly, and he has even been able to help put his children through college.

Even though his health was beginning to improve and his debts were almost completely paid off, the government revoked his security clearance with a Statement of Reasons which listed off his previous debts under Guideline F and a DWI under Guideline G. As many others do, he wrote up his own Response to SOR in which he pointed out that his debts were under control and the DWI was a one-time mistake on an otherwise spotless record. Nevertheless, the government still denied his security clearance. Feeling at a loss of what to do, our client was still undergoing treatment while trying to plan for his hearing so he wouldn’t lose his means of income.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm where all his security clearance issues could be resolved. We took over the work for him so he wouldn’t have to worry during his treatments as the best security clearance lawyer in the country, Attorney Edmunds, had his case. When they went to the courtroom, it was clear that our client was doing everything in his power to serve his country, even with his cancer. His security clearance was ultimately granted.

There are many fights we have to get through, but keeping your security clearance is one you don’t have to fight alone. Call 800.481.2526 today.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline E, H, & J
Waldorf, MD
May 2019

We are raised on the idea that honesty is the best policy, but honesty is what can cost you nearly everything.

One of our clients had his security clearance denied when he was honest about his past. He was the youngest of three children in his family. He grew up with a passion for math and science, finishing high school with high honors. He pursued a career with the Department of Defense after he earned his Bachelor’s degree. Throughout his time serving the government, he has held a strong sense of pride and worked his way up to an electronics engineer.

It’s normally when everything is going well when the government decides to burst the bubble. Our client was abruptly served with aStatement of Reasons with Guideline E violations for his conduct while holding a security clearance, Guideline H violations for trying a pot brownie once at a party and smoking marijuana twice, and Guideline J violations because it was marijuana. These instances all happened in the early 2000s. They were revoking his security clearance based on 3 instances from over a decade ago.

He wanted clear the air, so he came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. The team with best security clearance attorney in the country was able to work with our client to prove that he was in no way a security concernbecause he had not participated in the use of marijuana in several years. With the Edmunds Law Firm on his side, all his security clearance issues came to an end.

Call 800.481.2526 to make sure you aren’t punished for your honesty.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline G & J
Centennial, CO
May 2019

It’s easy to make mistakes, but it’s very hard to be honest about our mistakes. Should our future be ruined because of our honesty?

A recent client of ours was born to a family with a long history of military service. Growing up with the legacy of both his grandfathers and father, he wanted to follow in their footsteps. A year after graduating high school, he enlisted in the US Army as an aircraft weapons mechanic. He excelled during his time in the Army, receiving many awards and being selected for many special operations and programs. After being discharged, our client wanted to continue serving his country with his work and became an IT specialist. A lot of responsibility was put in his hands with the promotions he received, and he earned many more distinguishing awards.

Throughout his thirty-five years of service, he—like many others—made a few mistakes. He occasionally had a bit too much to drink, and he would find himself making the regrettable decision to drive himself home. However, every time he made this choice, he was honest with the government in interviews, investigations, and his SF-86. Despite all of this, he was serve with a Statement of Reasons for Guideline G violations regarding his alcohol “abuse”—even though the incidents occurred very rarely in a 30+ year timeframe—and Guideline J violations for DUI charges dating back to the 80s. He knew he had nothing to hide, so he did his own Response to SOR in which he pointed out that a significant amount of time had passed since he made a mistake like that, and he had worked hard to make sure it wouldn’t happen again. When his security clearance was denied, he knew he needed help.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm, home of the country’s best security clearance attorney. With over forty years of security clearance expertise, Attorney Edmunds only hires the best. Attorney Ryan Nerney led our client through thehearing process. When his day in court came, victory was not an issue.

If a mistake from your past is threatening your security clearance, call 800.481.2526 to find out what we can do to help.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline H & J
Dublin, CA
May 2019

No one expects you to be perfect, especially in your teenage years. Can the foolish mistakes we made as teens really cost our future careers?

One of our clients recently had his security clearance revoked for this exact reason. He was the oldest of three children in his family. He grew up in a very traditional household where his weekdays were dedicated to academics while the weekends belonged to working in the family business. Upon entering high school, he began to participate in extracurricular activities and got a job at a local fast food restaurant. As graduation got closer, he realized that he wanted to join the US Army and serve his country. Despite undergoing the intense training expected of our troops, he still worked even harder to maintain a full-time school schedule at a community college and hold down a full-time job at a warehouse. Unfortunately after some health issues flared up, he had to scale back on his education and job so they were both part-time positions. He was able to refocus on his Army training and received a promotion to Staff Sergeant, one of many promotions he received. He met his future wife while in Vietnam and eventually took a civilian status job in order to have a family. He has always shown unwavering loyalty and excellent work ethic when it comes to his country.

Like many do in their youth, our client experimented with drugs, especially when pressured into the activity by his peers. It is something that he sincerely regretted and disclosed on his SF-86 in order to be open and honest when applying for his security clearance. This honesty was punished with a Statement of Reasons with several Guideline H violations for the drug use and Guideline J violations for his use of illegal drugs. Despite having a glowing Army record and cutting away from those past behaviors, the government was going to throw away all our client’s efforts by denying his security clearance.

He wanted to prove the government wrong and show that he was worthy of a security clearance, so he sought out the Edmunds Law Firm for help. With over forty years of security clearance experience, Attorney Edmunds and his team were exactly what our client needed for his Response to SOR. We were able to resolve he security clearance issues and won his case, insuring that our client has a bright future serving the United States.

If your past is being used against you, call 800.481.2526 to find out how we put it to rest.

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Army Discharge Review Board
Victory from Military Upgrade Hearing
Suffolk, VA
May 2019

That’s why the Edmunds Law Firm is here!

One of our clients wanted to have his military discharge upgraded. His record was almost completely spotless and outstanding with the exception of one mistake that cost his entire Army career. When he returned from his deployment to Afghanistan, he exhibited, as many other soldiers do, the signs of PTSD. As result, he was dealing with sleeplessness and depression which went untreated. He turned to alcohol to numb the pain he was experiencing. He was just past the legal age to drink, so the effect of the alcohol was strong which led to a dependency. He made the very unfortunate mistake that caused the General Under Honorable Conditions Discharge when he was arrested and charged with a DUI in 2013.

After the discharge and the DUI, he worked hard to fulfill all aspects ordered from him by the court, and he began working with the Army Substance Abuse Program. He still showed signs of untreated PTSD, however, so he sought out an official diagnosis from his doctor, and he did in fact have PTSD. Now that he wasn’t in the Army, he sought out other ways to serve his country and began working with an apprentice program, became certified in welding, and even volunteered with Hospice for Children in his spare time. Despite more than making up for his mistake, he found himself unable to advance in his career because of his discharge status. He was never able to explain his mistake or try to make up for the incident even though he had always shown dedication and loyalty to his country.

Not knowing what to do and trying to keep his life out of the Army together, he sought out help from the Edmunds Law Firm. Knowing that we offer help for Active Duty Military and many other areas in government, our client knew he was in the right hands for his military upgrade application and hearing. For the hearing, he had Attorney Alan Edmunds, a subject matter expert with offices from coast to coast, by his side. In no time at all he received an Honorable Discharge.

If you are in our Military and feel that your discharge should have been different, we may be able to help! Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline H, F, & E
Huntsville, AL
May 2019

We can build our whole lives around serving our country, but sometimes a little mistake is what can destroy our lives. The Edmunds Law Firm wants to help you move past those mistakes.

A recent client of ours wanted little more in life than to serve in his country’s army. At the age of twenty, he joined the US Army and served for several years. He was deployed from 2010 to 2011 in Qatar and earned many honors during his service before being discharged Under Honorable Conditions. His coworkers, superiors, and fellow servicemen spoke highly of our client and his dedication to serving the United States in any capacity he could.

He was hit with a Statement of Reasons for Guideline H when he tested positive on two different occasions for drug use,Guideline F when he did not file or pay his taxes one year, and Guideline E for all of the above.  Even though he served his punishments for the past drug use, remedying the situation on his taxes after missing them while being deployed, and working to improve himself and prevent this conduct from ever happening again, the government still wanted to hold these mistakes against him. He came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help with his Response to SOR in order to work through these security clearance issues. Despite our best efforts to provide our client’s side of the story, the government continued to deny his security clearance.

He wasn’t going down without a fight, and we were in his corner. Attorney Ryan Nerney accompanied our client to the hearing and protested that his soldier’s security clearance should have never been revoked. With Attorney Edmunds’ wide range of expertise and his highly skilled team, we proved our was willing and able to hold a security clearance.

Don’t let a few little mistakes ruin your life. Call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline B
Tucson, AZ
May 2019

We’ve seen it time and time again at the Edmunds Law Firm when the government decides that a person’s family will impede their ability to hold a security clearance.

One of our clients was facing this exact issue recently when his security clearance was denied. He was born in Iran as the eldest of two loving parents. His father held a PhD in engineering, a passion that our client shared as he grew. Throughout his years in school, he won many mathematics competitions. In 2002, his family traveled to the United States in order to finalized their immigration application so they could seek out better opportunities. In 2004, our client attended college in Arizona and graduated three years later with high honors and accolades while also finding time to participate in many local charities. Upon graduation, our client was offered a position with NASA, effectively jumpstarting an excited career in engineering while simultaneously serving the country he calls home.

Despite only ever showing a deep dedication to the United States, he was served with a Statement of Reasons for Guideline Bviolations because of his parents and a few friends living in Iran. It was even alleged that his father worked for the Iranian government despite the fact that his father is a professor who may have taught at a university in Iran but has never worked for the government. These allegations were what brought him to the Edmunds Law Firm to sort out with his Response to SOR. With this, we set out to explain that a majority of the allegations were incorrect because the family had either moved, or he was not in contact with them. The government decision to maintain their decision of revoking his security clearance.

He never gave up, and neither did the Edmunds Law Firm. Attorney Ryan Nerney, a trusted partner of Attorney Alan Edmunds, this country’s best security clearance attorney, went with our client to the hearing to help in his appeal. With our efforts, all our clients security clearance issues were left behind.

If the government is trying to use your family against you, Attorney Edmunds can help! Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Federal Bureau of Investigation
Criminal Justice Information Services Division
Victory from Petition to Amend FBI ID Record
Irvine, CA
May 2019

Sometimes a little mistake can impact how everyone looks at us for the rest of our lives. Something as insignificant as the wrong documentation shouldn’t be one of those mistakes, though. That’s why the Edmunds Law Firm is here.

A recent client of ours made one of those small mistakes nearly twenty years ago, and it has haunted him since. He made the unfortunate decision to attend a United Nations event without a proper pass. UN Security stopped and transferred him, but the case was eventually dismissed and records were sealed. However, this small incident from the year 2000 was still being held against him on his FBI Identification Record.

When he realized this small blight was hurting his career, he reached out to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on a petition to amend his FBI identification record. These types of cases can take some time, but with the top security clearance attorney in the country and his team on working for our client, we were able to successfully petition the incident to be removed from his record entirely. With nothing holding him back, our client is able to serve his country with his security clearance intact.

If you have a problem with your record and need help, call 800.481.2526 to find out what we can do for you!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline E J
Mobile, AL
May 2019

Domestic violence of any kind should be taken seriously. In cases like these, it’s good that someone is keeping an eye out. However, there are always two sides to the story, and sometimes an argument is just an argument. This should never cost you your security clearance.

A recent client of ours had to deal with the fallout out of two unfortunately failed relationships when his security clearance was threatened. He was born in Colorado and raised in California. He always knew that he wanted to serve his country in some capacity, so he went to school for mechanical engineering and joined the Navy. After his first tour at sea during which he worked his way up the ranks, he returned to the Naval Postgraduate School and earned his Master’s degree. He later taught several classes and helped develop the curriculum at Surface Warfare Officer’s School. He eventually returned to sea for another tour and is now stationed as a highly decorated shipbuilding supervisor. Overall, he has excelled in his service to his country and continues to do so.

When he received his Statement of Reasons, he wasn’t all that surprised to see the Guideline E allegations for his behavior and the Guideline J allegations for the alleged domestic abuse. He created his own Response to SOR in order to explain the circumstances of the alleged violence as it was little more than tensions running high in a tumultuous marriage as well as the stress from an emotionally abusive relationship with his girlfriend. In the first incident he punched a door and left, but the Statement of Reasons asserted that police were involved when they were not in any way. For the second incident, he took full responsibility for his actions in the stressful situation, but pointed out that police were only seeing half of the story rather than the months of strain and manipulation he underwent from his now ex-girlfriend. He also illustrated that some of the allegations were the result of his ex-girlfriend vindictively calling his command to make false reports. Despite his detailed and honest Response to SOR, the government was unwilling to accept his side of the story.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm, home of the best security clearance lawyers in the country. With over forty years of security clearance experience, Attorney Edmunds was the best hands our client could be in for his hearing. We helped him build his case and walk into the courtroom with confidence. His troubles were over, and his security clearance was reinstated.

Don’t get caught up in a losing argument. Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline E
McMurray, PA
May 2019

Sometimes we forget how or when something happened. We certainly can forget things that happened nearly a decade ago. Can a mistake from forgetting these details really cost your security clearance?

A native to Pennsylvania, a recent client of ours was one of two children. He grew up very athletic and excelled in high school with many offers to play for college teams. Unfortunately, one month before he finished high school, his father passed away very suddenly. His college plans changed so he could stay close to home for his mother and sister. He started to show an interest in chemistry when the loss was weighing too heavily on him and he moved back home. He started working small jobs and coaching high school teams until he decided he wanted to really give back to his country. He enlisted in the US Army and underwent the training to graduate on the Commander’s List. Upon returning to civilian life, he joined the Army National Guard leading a platoon and eventually found the job where he is happiest in transportation on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Life was going beautifully, and he was serving his country happily.

That’s when he was hit with a rather brief Statement of Reasons stating that he lied about past marijuana use during an initial investigation which was a Guideline E violation. He admitted that his past use was always in small amounts during a follow-up investigation, and this was considered apersonal conduct violation. He used his Response to SOR to explain how proud he is to serve his country’s Army. He also explained that he did not mean to leave out the information from his initial investigation and that his past marijuana use was when he was a teenager. Unfortunately, his Response to SOR was not considered enough to satisfy the government’s concerns.

Knowing he would need help with his hearing, he came to the Edmunds Law Firm, home of the country’s top security clearance attorney. We were able to work with him to build the best case possible. When Attorney Edmunds entered the hearing, there was little argument left to be made. Our client won back his security clearance and will continue to serve his country with it.

If a mistake from your past is threatening your livelihood, call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help!

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Department of Defense
Industry Division
Victory from Response to Interrogatories
Guideline F
Alexandria, VA
May 2019

Sometimes, the government may ask questions about certain aspects of our lives. Typically, if those questions are not answered very carefully, it could cost your security clearance. That’s why the Edmunds Law Firm is here!

One of our recent clients had to deal with the government asking questions about his finances. He was born in our nation’s capital and was raised by his mother until the age of ten when his mother was tragically murdered in 1993. From that point forward, he was raised by his father and stepmother. It was a lot of traumatic change for someone so young, but he was able to focus on his academics and athletics to get through. He maintained exceptional grades throughout his school years and wanted nothing more than to become an engineer like his father. As many do, he struggled being on his own in college as he was in Ohio with no family nearby for support. Despite being passionate about engineering, he wound up working a job he was miserable at for about ten years. In 2016, he quit his job and went back into several intensive training programs for engineering. Now, he has an exciting career in software engineering closer to his home and family. He is able to support his country now with his life’s passion.

Unfortunately, throughout his college years and the time at his previous job, he was falling into debt. When he had the opportunity to apply for a security clearance and advance his career in engineering, he received interrogatories regarding his past debts. These types of things can ruin one’s chances for asecurity clearance as there are many layers to it whether it is finding the necessary documentation, wording your answers correctly, or simply being thorough enough.

Our client immediately knew he would need help, and he found that with the Edmunds Law Firm. With over forty years of security clearance experience, Attorney Edmunds only employs the best for these matters. With the team in offices from coast to coast, we were able to put together a Response to Interrogatories that left the government with little choice but to approve his security clearance.

Are you struggling to answer the government’s questions? Call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help!

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DOHA Telework Site
Victory from Hearing
Guidelines B
San Diego, CA
May 2019

As we have seen many times over, the government will try to use your country of origin as a reason to take away your security clearance. It should not matter where you are from, but rather where your loyalties lie. That’s why the Edmunds Law Firm is here.

One of our recent clients was born and raised in China as one of six children. After high school, he wanted to visit America and found himself in Time Square, absolutely in awe of the activity and diversity. After a few months, he decided to pursue his college education in Arkansas. He earned his Bachelor’s in science engineering and even met his wife the year before he graduated. They have a son together who is pursuing his own engineering degree. Our client got started working in tech support, but eventually found a position with one of the largest contract manufacturing companies out there. He was able to get a lot of experience through that position and moved around with different companies before finally finding a position as the senior manufacturing engineer in 2006 at his current company. He is honored to be able to support his country through his engineering contributions. He feels he is truly living the American dream we all strive for. 

Imagine his surprise then, when everything he had worked for was suddenly threatened with aStatement of Reasons with Guideline B allegations for his mother and five siblings living in China. He obviously had nothing to hide, so he did his own Response to SOR in which he explained that all contact with his family was casual and usually limited to speaking on holidays and birthdays. Despite this information, the government still denied his security clearance!

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm for help with his hearing. Thanks to the efforts of the best security clearance attorney in the country and his team, our client was able to prove his loyalty to the United States and win back his security clearance.

Where your from is not always where your loyalty is. Call 800.481.2526 if your loyalty is being called into question.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guidelines F
Hillsborough, NC
May 2019

We’ve seen it time and time again where the government tries to dredge up finances as just cause for taking away your security clearance. Can they really do that if you’re already paying off your debts? Not if Attorney Edmunds has a say!

A recent client of the Edmunds Law Firm was born to parents who were just getting started in life. They moved around a bit until her father received an excellent career opportunity in Georgia. During all the moving around, our client’s younger sister was born. Our client excelled in high school, participating in several extracurricular activities and still maintaining an excellent GPA. At the age of 17, she met the man who would later be her husband. He supported her as she began attended the University of Georgia, and she supported him when he joined the US Navy. Before his deployment, they got married. She waited tables and finished her Bachelor’s degree while her husband was away. During his second deployment, she earned her Master’s degree in social work on an accelerated program. When her husband returned from deployment, they had a daughter and moved to North Carolina for his work. Unfortunately, the work load and the stress put a strain on their marriage and led to a divorce. They continue to co-parent in order to keep stability for their daughter, but our client was effectively a single mother. She began her career with families who had survived various traumas and worked her way up to social work within the Navy. She has proven herself to be an asset to her country.

Being a single mother, however, put a significant strain on her finances. Without the additional support of her husband, it took her some time to get herself back on track with her bills and still support her daughter. She was in the process of paying back the accounts for her student loans and state taxes when she was presented with a Statement of Reasons with multiple Guideline F violations for her financial burdens. Unfortunately, with her need to support her daughter and continue her work with her cases, she found herself in desperate need of help.

That’s when she found the Edmunds Law Firm. With the excellent team in offices from coast to coast, she was able to submit everything needed to prove she was paying off her debts for her Response to SOR. With the help of the best security clearance attorney in the country and his dedicated team, she was able to keep her security clearance and continue her career serving the Navy.

Call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help you with your security clearance matter.

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Army Discharge Review Board
Victory from Military Upgrade Hearing
Lauderhill, FL
May 2019

Those who serve in the Armed Forces are held to a high standard. This is to be expected, considering they are fighting for our country. However, when they need someone to fight for them, they are often left on their own. That’s why the Edmunds Law Firm is here.

A recent client of ours served in the Army for over three years before receiving his Honorable Discharge. During that time, he was a model soldier who held unlimited potential, as many others do in their twenties. He was eager to serve his country, and he served it well. In 2005, when he was honorably discharged, he had some trouble adjusting to life as a civilian. He was starting to exhibit signs of PTSD. Despite this, he enlisted in the Army Reserves so he could continue serving his country to the best of his ability. Unfortunately, it was also during that time where he ended up homeless and sleeping in his car to have shelter. As he was battling the onset of depression and PTSD along with the loss of his home, he was unable to report to mandatory drills and was discharged. This time, he received an Under Other Than Honorable Conditions Discharge which was a stain on his otherwise excellent military service record.

With this punishment, he had to live with the consequences of his mental health issues. Since his discharge, he worked to accomplish his other goals in life, but he always knew that second discharge was there, marring his reputation. Despite having received numerous medals in his military career and having fulfilled all the sentences brought on by his Separation, he was still plagued by the knowledge of his discharge status.

In an effort to relieve this burden, he sought out the Edmunds Law Firm for help on a military upgrade application. We helped him lay out his situation to the review board for his appeal hearing. Then the deliberations began. Finally, in a 5 to 0 vote, he was granted his military upgrade. With over forty years of experience in security clearance and military law, the Edmunds Law Firm helped get this veteran back on his feet.

If you are dealing with a fight on your own, know that there is help. Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Department of Health and Human Services
Victory from Response to SOR
Guidelines B, E, & K
Woodstock, MD
May 2019

We’ve all gone to a website we may not have meant to. Or maybe we ended up on one that didn’t look its best. Those website are easy to fly under our radar, and we might have a virus or malware before we even realize what is going on. Can the action of some internet troll have real-life consequences for you, though? Not if the Edmunds Law Firm is here to help!

A recent client of ours was born in Pakistan and immigrated to the United States at the age of 16. He and his family were seeking out better opportunities and the freedom the US has to offer. After settling in Maryland, our client became studious, working hard to support himself and help his family throughout college until he earned his Master’s Degree from John Hopkins University. He began working as direct support for several government agencies, helping I the development of new policies, standards, and procedures for information security. He has received many excellence awards over his career and has even settled down with a lovely wife. They have two children together. Unfortunately, in 2009, he made a mistake while at work when he tried to listen to some music on his laptop. The website he went to apparently wasn’t one with a great reputation, and malware was installed on the laptop. Instead of trying to cover up his tracks, our client immediately self-reported, despite knowing the likely consequences, and resigned.

Even though he did nothing but remain honest regarding his mistake, he was given a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline B for his honesty regarding a childhood acquaintance with whom he has since cut all ties, Guideline E for accidentally getting a virus on his work computer after going to a music website, and Guideline K for the same reason. They didn’t even consider the fact that he self-reported the incident or that he resigned as a result of the incident.

He knew that he needed help, so he immediately sought out the Edmunds Law Firm. With over forty years of security clearance experience, Attorney Edmunds and his team were exactly what our client needed for his Response to SOR. We were able to fight for him and satisfy the government’s concerns. With his security clearance intact, our client continues to serve the country he calls home.

If you got a security clearance virus, call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline J
Saint Augustine, FL
April 2019

We can spend all our lives working for something, but the government can take it all away in an instant. That’s why the Edmunds Law Firm is here!

One of our clients, who was born in Florida and joined the Navy just after high school, always knew he wanted to serve his country to some capacity. Even after his enlistment ended, he began working as a carpenter, building homes for others until his started his own crew of subcontractors. Two years after his initial enlistment ended, he joined the Naval Reserves as a builder and has worked as a Naval contractor since then. As of 2016, he is a single father of two, proudly serving his country while living in a home he built with his sons.

Unfortunately, the circumstances which led to him being a single father were rocky at best. His marriage of twenty-three years ended when his wife’s year-long affair was discovered. They sold their home in 2013, and that’s when our client began building his house. Not long after the house was completed, our client’s ex-wife showed up intoxicated, shouting threats, and breaking things inside the house. When our client called the police, she cried domestic violence and he was arrest. Despite having evidence that the house was a wreck, the charges being reduced, and our client paying his court costs, the government tried to hold this horrible situation against him with a Statement of Reasons with Guideline J violations listing out all the incidents of that night. They even dredged up an incident from over twenty years prior when he was charged for trespassing back when he was young and goofing off.

He immediately sought help to sort out this mess and found the Edmunds Law Firm. With our help on his Response to SOR, the government got his side of the story. With the help of this country’s best security clearance attorney and his team in offices from coast to coast, our client was finally allowed to keep working for his country, with his security clearance saved.

If you’ve built a life for yourself with a security clearance, don’t let it be torn down. Call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help!

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guidelines H, J, M, & E
Pacific Grove, CA
April 2019

Often times, we are able to leave the past in the past. Unfortunately, others try to drag it back up to use against us.

A recent client of ours was born in Rome, Italy as the youngest of four. He grew up watching his father succeed in academia, and he felt a desire to follow that path. Rather than focus on literature and the classics, however, he studied statistics and data analysis. Through his multiple degrees in his field, he worked his way up to an Associate Professor with tenure He wound up working as a long-time teacher at the Naval Postgraduate school. He has worked there for over twenty years in which time he has mentored hundreds of students wishing to serve their country. He has published papers and a book on his research and projects which have greatly aided our military. Through his love of teaching, he was able to serve his country in turn and his government all the while holding a pristine record of conduct. The only things which could be considered violations on any level were self-admissions from our client as he strove for complete honesty, despite these potentially damaging minor violations taking place several years prior to being asked about it.

When he was asked about his past, especially regarding his answer on his SF-86, he admitted that he used to smoke marijuana. Unfortunately, he made the poor decision of doing so while holding a security clearance. Granted, he did this while in Canada, where it is legal, but he acknowledged that he, as a Federal employee, should have not done this. He once also used his flash drive to make copies before a presentation that he was running late to and did so on a government computer. He was never reprimanded for this action, but was later honest about it in his interview in an effort to remain an honest man. Despite his honesty, he was punished with a Statement of Reasons with violations under Guideline H for his past marijuana use, Guideline J for the fact that marijuana is not legal on a federal level, Guideline M for the alleged misuse of technology, and Guideline E for all of it. As many do, our client tried to handle his Response to SOR alone.

When his Response was rejected, he sought out our help at the Edmunds Law Firm. With over forty years of experience in security clearance appeal, he was in just the right place for his hearing. Attorney Ryan Nerney led our client to victory at his personal appearance, and, with his security clearance intact, our client returned to teaching the future of our Armed Forces.

Don’t let your past mistakes cost your future. Call 800.481.2526 today.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to Request for Information
Guideline F
APO, AE
April 2019

When the government starts asking questions, your answers could put your security clearance in jeopardy. That’s where the Edmunds Law Firm comes in.

As a husband and father of two, our client knew it would be difficult supporting his family while actively serving in the Navy. He and his wife decided it would be best to stay close by even though being on assignments overseas meant they would have to move around a lot. It was when they were located in Spain that some suspicious activity started showing up in their mortgage loans. There were many fees that were never explained and the interest rate was constantly changing. When our client decided it best to try and sell the house they were in, he was told by real estate brokers that there was no market in the area. That’s when he learned that the bank had over-appraised his home, along with many others, so he ceased in adding funds to his bank account. The bank retaliated by foreclosing the house through the Spanish courts and provided our client with no paperwork documenting the foreclosure. This was never an issue until he had to fill out his SF-86 to apply for a security clearance three years later.

The government reached out with a Request for Information regarding what led up to the foreclosure. He called the Spanish bank and received no help with his situation. Despite having disclosed this debt of his own volition and the foreclosure not being reflected on his credit report, he was still being asked to explain himself and the incident as a means to deny his security clearance.

Not knowing where else to turn, he sought out the Edmunds Law Firm where, with help for Active Duty Military and the subject matter expertise of Attorney Edmunds, we handled his Response to the Request for Information. In spite of being in a difference time zone and most of his personal belongings in a different country at the time, we were able to get everything we needed in order to have his security clearance granted.

When the government asks for something, there’s hardly an option. Respond with your best option by calling the Edmunds Law Firm at 800.481.2526 today.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline K
Estherville, IA
April 2019

Who knew that a few CDs could cause so much trouble? But could it really cost your security clearance? Not if the Edmunds Law Firm has any say!

We had the pleasure of helping a highly decorated Captain of the Army win back his security clearance. The eldest of four children, our client always felt a sense of duty and responsibility. After graduating with his Bachelor’s in history, he joined the Army to follow that feeling of loyalty to his country. After undergoing basic training, he was deployed to Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom. It was during this deployment that he helped locate and secure thousands of pounds of explosives along with over thirty IEDs and insurgents. Upon returning home to awards and a promotion, he was sent back out to North Africa to aid in a regional threat analysis team, a position which allowed him to show his capability and strong leadership. He was deployed to Afghanistan two more times, each time earning awards and medals for his efforts in fighting for the United States.

So when our client was tasked with a few transfers of classified material, this was an easy task for him. One of his transfers had a bit of a hiccup when it turned out that no one was scheduled for the drop-off, but he did what he understood to be the best possible decision at the time to keep the material safe until someone could meet him at the drop-off point. Despite doing everything he could based on his training, he was still considered the one in trouble and was presented with a Statement of Reasons with Guideline Kviolations listed for his mishandling of classified material.

Knowing this was not his area of expertise, he sought out help from the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. With over forty years of experience in security clearance appeals, our client knew he was getting the best possible help. In spite of an incoming hurricane, we were able to work with him and get any and all information needed to win his case and explain the circumstances of the alleged mishandling of information. We beat the hurricane, and he won his security clearance back.

Don’t let a Statement of Reasons ruin your day. Call 800.481.2526 for help today.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudication Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline G & J
Indianapolis, IN
April 2019

People are flawed. We make mistakes. It’s in our nature to do so, and sometimes mistakes can vary in their severity. There are few mistakes that should cost your security clearance, especially when you have already paid for the mistake.

Our client was born the youngest of three children and grew up participating in a wide array of sports and extracurricular activities. His family raised him as a regular church attendee and instilled a strong work ethic in him. He worked from the age of twelve until finding a career as an electrician. He worked long and hard to provide for his family, a wife and a young daughter, but the marriage unfortunately didn’t last. That’s when our client made a life change and went back to school to get his degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation, he landed a job with the Navy. His family had a history of serving the United States, so he was proud to follow in their footsteps as this position allowed him to volunteer with several charities and deploy to help in Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Jordan.

With all of the work he had to do to get where he is, our client liked to unwind with beer, as many people do. He was out with his girlfriend one night, enjoying some pool, karaoke, and alcohol. When they decided to head home for the night, he made one of the worst mistakes of his life and got behind the wheel. When he made that decision, he regretted it almost immediately when he was pulled over. After his parents placed his bail and he got his car from the impound lot, our client went straight to his supervisor to self-report. He always believed that he did not have a problem with alcohol, though he did drink on a weekly basis, however, he underwent the appropriate treatment and completed the program.  It was after all of this when our client was suddenly hit with a Statement of Reasons for Guideline G and Guideline J violations for drinking and driving as well as his past consumption of alcohol.

Immediately, he looked for help and found the Edmunds Law Firm. With over forty years of security clearance experience, our client was in very skilled hands for his Response to SOR. The team under Attorney Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance lawyer was able to prove that our client has fulfilled all requirements from the court as well as his personal goals of sobriety. Our client kept his security clearance and continues to serve his country.

Don’t drink and drive! And don’t be afraid to call 800.481.2526 for help today.

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline E, G, & J
Garrisonville, VA
April 2019

Life can be hard. Sometimes, we feel set up for failure. Sometimes, we can fight through but still need something to lean on. When it comes to your security clearance, though, we are here to help you through the fight.

Our client’s home life wasn’t all that stable growing up. He was often taken care of by other family members as his parents were unfit. This fact may have been a blessing, however, as he got to see the impact that serving in the Armed Forces had on his grandfather, a veteran from the Korean War. Our client worked through high school and joined the Marine Corps after graduating in 2000. He excelled with his platoon, undergoing training  at Camp Geiger and Fort Knox, just to name a few. He eventually began working as a tank mechanic and was later deployed to Kuwait for seven months to support Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom. Not long after returning, he was deployed again to Iraq and received several achievement medals for his service. After attending recruiter school in California, he continued to serve as chief of maintenance for the tank platoon. He helped field and test many modifications still used by the Armed Forces today. Despite being a dedicated servant to his country, our client had to deal with his own demons. Unfortunately, he leaned on alcohol to help with those problems. This use led to the end of his first marriage before he sought out help. He continues to attend AA meetings and is completely sober.

Nevertheless, because of a run-in he had before admitting that he had a problem, the government served him with a Statement of Reasons for his past behavior while under the influence. In his Statement of Reasons, they listed out violations for Guideline Efor his written statement supposedly contradicted what he had said in an interview, Guideline G for his drunken behavior, and Guideline J for his disorderly conduct. Like many others do, he tried to submit his own Response to SOR in which he explained that the written response was just a bit of incorrect wording, his drunken behavior was over as he is sober, and the disorderly conduct was an unfortunate reaction to being attacked by a stranger at a bar. Unfortunately, the government considered this Response to be inadequate to settle their concerns about his Guideline E and Guideline G violations.

Feeling lost and out of his depth, our client found help with the Edmunds Law Firm. With the team located in offices from coast to coast, he was in the most capable hands for his hearing. We helped him put together everything he needed to win, and with the country’s best security clearance attorney, Alan Edmunds, his victory and security clearance were secured.

If you need help and don’t know where to turn, come to us for help. Call 800.481.2526 today.

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline B
Springfield, VA
April 2019

We choose where our loyalties lie. We never have the chance to choose our families, yet where we are from or where our family is from are considered threats to national security? Can you really lose your security clearance because of this?

This nearly happened to a recent client of the Edmunds Law Firm. Despite being an American citizen for nineteen years and having served the United States from 1984 until his immigration from Egypt, he found his family being held against him. He was number four of five children to his parents, who were originally from Palestine and later moved to Saudi Arabia before settling in Egypt. His family always had a habit of moving around, but as their family grew, they settled in Egypt as our client went to the local English school. He worked hard and got his Bachelor’s of Science with focuses in business management and accounting. He met his wife and mother of his three children during his second year of college. In 2016, they realized that their relationship shouldn’t be a marriage and divorced, but they are still very close. While he excelled in finances in America, he couldn’t help but remember the service his father had done as a contractor in the 60s. Our client made a career shift in 2006 to work as a linguist in a U.S. contracting company and continues to be an invaluable asset to that company and his country.

Considering all his hard work in the past and his plans to continue working for his country, he was deeply hurt to be presented with a Statement of Reasons with several Guideline B violations that listed his family members who were still overseas as evidence of his foreign preference. Our client was frank and honest with his Response to SOR, deciding to submit it on his own as he explained that none of his family members held any ties to foreign governments nor were they reasons his own trustworthiness should be doubted. Unfortunately, as many realize when they do their own Response to SOR, it was not considered enough for the government.

That’s when our client found us at the Edmunds Law Firm, the only place with the best security clearance attorney in the country. When Attorney Alan Edmunds stepped in to the hearing with our client, his case was as good as won. With the Edmunds Law Firm on his side, our client won back his security clearance.

Don’t let your own family be held against you. Call 800.481.2526 for help today.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline F
Beaufort, SC
April 2019

Even the heroes among us can be vulnerable. They can struggle with money just like the rest of us. When they work to make things right, though, their security clearance shouldn’t be put in jeopardy.

One of our clients just found out how tricky it can be to prove you are not living beyond your means. He grew up with his father in Mississippi as his parents divorced when he was very young. His father was in the US Navy, so our client grew up witnessing his loyalty and service to the United States. When he was in his teen years, he moved back in with his mother. He seemed to be on a path for art school, but he decided not to pursue this to avoid having student loan debt. It wasn’t until he was 19 that he realized what he wanted to do with his life as he joined the US Air Force in 1994. After graduating, he used his training to become a certified firefighter. While our client was deployed for a short time, he met his wife and got married at the age of 21. During his many deployments, his two children were born, but there was nothing that was slowing our client down. He managed to separate from his service in order to attend school and become a certified paramedic only to continue his service overseas. He finally settled into a position as with a Fire Rescue service and has continued to accel there since 2003. Though his marriage has strained a little from his sacrifice and dedication, our client would never give up serving his country.

You can certainly imagine the surprise our client experienced when he, of all people, was hit with a Statement of Reasons. Despite his unwavering bravery, he had dealt with some financial troubles in the past, as many of us do. These financial troubles were specifically with his taxes, so this lead to Guideline F violations. Also as many do, our client tried to handle his own Response to SOR in order to keep his security clearance, but the government only accepted a few of his answers, claiming that there was no proof he was making monthly payments.

That’s when he knew to find help. He found it in the Edmunds Law Firm, where the country’s best security clearance attorney and his team are waiting to aid whoever they can. Our client came to the right place for his hearing, and it didn’t take long to prove that the government would be losing a wonderful asset if they didn’t restore his security clearance.

Don’t let your chances of keeping our clearance go up in flames! Call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help put out the fire.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from SOR Withdrawal
Guideline F
Canutillo, TX
April 2019

Sometimes you can do everything right, and it still isn’t considered enough. That’s why the Edmunds Law Firm is here for you.

Our recent client holds great pride for his thirty-six years of civilian service in over twenty locations within his contracting company. As the elder child of eight children, he learned responsibility from an early age and wanted nothing more than to find his place in the world and serve his country in some capacity. When he found his contracting company, he realized it was demanding work that would require quite a bit of travel. After a year contract in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm, he came home to divorce papers. Despite losing his house and half of his 401K, he never missed a payment for child support. This divorce wound up being a bit of a blessing as he met his current wife and her daughter with whom he has a happy and loving family.

Things were going well for our client, in spite of some small sacrifices he had to make in order to help his step-daughter through college and continue to support himself and his wife. He was even working to get back on track with a few debts in his past and was making wonderful progress. That’s when he was hit with a Statement of Reasons for Guideline Fviolations for all of the debts he was already working to pay back and several that were not even his and that he had been working to have removed for years. He was a dedicated contractor for his country, yet this Statement of Reasonswas making him out to be some sort of degenerate with no control of his finances.

That’s when he reached out to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. With offices from coast to coastand well over forty years of experience under his belt, Attorney Edmunds assigned a team to work with our client on his side of the story. After receiving the Response to SOR and all the evidence supporting our client’s financial responsibility, the government dropped the SOR entirely. Our client got to keep his security clearance and continues to serve his country.

Don’t let past debt stand in your way of keeping your security clearance! Call 800.481.2526 for help today!

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DOHA Telework Site
Victory from Video Tele-Conference Personal Appearance
Guideline F
San Diego, CA
April 2019

You would think that telling someone you are struggling, especially with your finances, would not result in harsh punishment. Wouldn’t it make more since to help that person rather than turn them away?

A recent client of the Edmunds Law Firm found out just how quickly he would be tossed aside after he self-reported his financial troubles which were stemming from his divorce in which he had to pay spousal and child support. Two months after he filed for the divorce, he was on deployment to Japan—one deployment of many—and unable to pay the mortgage on his home, and his soon to be ex-wife refused to sell it. By the time he got back from deployment, his home was in foreclosure and was later sold at an auction. Despite being a loyal Naval Officer since 1994 and father of four daughters and wanting nothing more than to show he was working toward a resolution on his financial woes, the government decided he was making “poor choices” with his finances.

That’s when he was given a Statement of Reasons with Guideline F violations for the current financial struggles he self-reported as well as for filing for bankruptcy in the past. According to the Statement of Reasons, he was warned the bankruptcy may come back to haunt him if he ever presented similar financial issues. Like many people, he decided to try and handle his Response to SOR on his own. With this, he went into detail about how he was up to date with his payments, and how he was only trying to keep an open and honest channel with his superiors. He even expressed his dedication to a budget he worked out with advisors and his new wife. When the government didn’t consider this to be enough, that’s when he knew he needed to ask for help again.

He found the Edmunds Law Firm to stand with him at for his hearing in which he would be able to prove that his financial situation was improving, and his twenty-four year career in the Navy with no security violations showed his unwavering dedication to his country. With Attorney Ryan Nerney, one of the talented minds working with the country’s best security clearance lawyer, at his side, this was an easy win for our client. His career and security clearance are left intact.

If your financial hardships are a threat to your security clearance, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guidelines E, H, J, & D
Roseville, CA
April 2019

Can the something that happened nearly two decades ago cost your job? What if you have already been punished for it? Can this really come back to haunt you for your security clearance?

This is exactly what happened to a recent client of ours. He is a hard working man who was always interested in the field of electrical engineering. He majored in this before he joined the Air Force in 1996 so he could better serve his country. He fought as a firefighter and paramedic even after his honorable conditions discharge in 2003. It wasn’t until 2015 that he really had a problem. He took his family, a wife and two daughters, to Disneyland over Labor Day weekend. They went to a neighborhood block party while there and spent time with some family and their neighbors. As one does during a block party, he walked around, had some food, and enjoyed the day. When he got back to work, our client was randomly selected for a drug test. Imagine his surprise when he tested positive for marijuana despite never knowingly participating in its use. He realized that, while at the block party, he must have consumed some food containing the drug. He underwent a treatment program for this and has suffered greatly over this mistake.

After over eighteen years of negative drug tests, this one, isolated incident lead to a Statement of Reasons with allegations dating back to 1997 under Guideline J for the criminal conduct of being involved with illegal drugs, Guideline H for the drugs themselves, Guideline D for a false rape accusation and adultery—something he expressed his regret over—which both occurred over fifteen years ago, and Guideline E for allowing himself to be put in those situations.

Immediately knowing that he needed help, he came to the Edmunds Law Firm to build his Response to SOR. The Response to SOR satisfied the concerns the government held regarding his Guideline D violations, but they felt that he still had to answer to the other violations regarding his alleged use of marijuana and, though they acknowledged his sincere remorse, his act of adultery.  Our client decided it best to stick with us through his hearing, where Attorney Ryan Nerney led him to victory through the security clearance appeal.

Find out how Attorney Edmunds, the country’s top security clearance attorney, can help you. Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guidelines A, B, C, E, & K
New York, NY
April 2019

It isn’t often when the government accuses a person of being disloyal to their country. When they do this, it should be taken seriously. That’s exactly why the Edmunds Law Firm is here.

Our client grew up in California and attended Catholic school. He participated in many extracurricular activities, but he held a strong desire to be a soldier one day as he worked his way up to a cadet lieutenant in his local Civil Air Patrol by the time he was in high school. He took aerospace and aviation classes and even aided the local law enforcement with search and rescue operations. With a long family history of military service, our client wanted nothing more than to be an addition to this legacy. He joined the Army after graduation and underwent two years of leadership training before being sent to North Carolina for immediate combat deployment. He returned home a year and a half later, heavily decorated, and left active duty under honorable conditions. He began work with several defense companies and only left when he grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. In 2014, our client earned his Master’s degree and has continued his service to his country at the Freedom Tower, World Trade Center. He even finds time for volunteer work with various local charities.

How on earth could this excellent example of a civil servant fall into trouble? Well, he shared a meme he copied from Google. Unfortunately, this meme was from an unknown source and sent over his government email address. Furthermore, at first glance, this meme seemed to support Islamic law. This paired with a few out-of-context quotes from his friendly conversations and for being on four episodes of a Singapore television show led to a Statement of Reasonswith allegations under Guideline A which calls to question one’s allegiance to the United States, Guideline B for supposedly being influenced by foreign nationals while at a local Ramadan dinner, Guideline C for the alleged foreign preference our client held, Guideline E for several random allegations which bordered on excessive, and Guideline K for mishandling protected information despite still learning and undergoing training.

Rather than try and tackle these allegations alone, he sought out help and found the Edmunds Law Firm. With over forty years of security clearance experience, Mr. Edmunds assigned a team from his coast to coast offices to work on our client Response to SOR. We were able to address each allegation thoroughly and provide our client’s side of the story. His allegiance to the United States was proved to be unshakable, and his security clearance was restored.

Don’t let your loyalty be called into question! Call 800.481.2526 for help today!

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Personnel Security Division
Victory from Response to LOI
Guideline B
Las Vegas, NV
March 2019

When you have expressed nothing more than absolute loyalty to the United States, you would think that where you were born makes little difference. This loyalty was called into question when a recent client of the Edmunds Law Firm had to fight to keep his livelihood.

Our client was born in India in 1966 to a loving family who lived comfortably. His household lived by the rules of Zoroastrianism, simply put: Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds. He carried those beliefs with him upon completing high school when his sister and parents immigrated to America. He wasn’t here long before he wanted to serve his new home country by joining the Air Force. He attended basic training in 1986. After four years of active duty in the Air Force, our client transferred to the Air National Guard and worked to get his Bachelor’s Degree. After the events of September 11th, he wanted to do even more for his country, so he found a position in INS. Somewhere in all of his service and moving around for training, he met his wife of twenty years with whom he has two children.

With all of this unwavering service to the United States, you can imagine our client’s surprise when he was hit with aLetter of Intent. This is similar to a Statement of Reasons, as it has allegations listed, but this LOI allowed our client the opportunity to answer specific questions about his alleged Guideline B violations. The supposed foreign influence was all from our client’s previous friends or distant family who were still in India. Our client, being a man who wants nothing more than to help, had sent a few of these relatives and friends small amounts of money in their times of need. The last occurrence of this was at least five years ago, so our client was absolutely at a loss of how to keep his security clearance.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm, where the best security clearance attorney in the country and his team were able to create a detailed Response to LOI on our client’s behalf. With over forty years of security clearance experience and our client’s impeccable record of loyalty and good faith, he was able to keep his security clearance.

Where we come from does not define us. If your security clearance is in trouble because of where you lived, call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline F
Satellite Beach, FL
March 2019

You would think that after over twenty-two years of loyalty, a little financial trouble could be overlooked, especially when it is in the past and has already begun to improve.

A man who grew up in a modest and financially responsible family found himself facing this exact issue. In the year 2000, he married a woman who he hoped to spend the rest of his life with. She was a teacher, but she was not raised in a home that was as responsible as his was growing up. Despite this, she volunteered to manage the household finances as she had the time to do so. When their bank accounts turned up empty time and time again, he was always met with the same excuse that it was due to their bills. Out of a desire to keep a happy home and family, he didn’t question the nice things, the credit cards, and the constantly empty accounts. It wasn’t until the house was about to be foreclosed on that he felt there was no choice other than to file for divorce. They had to sell the home, but it was foreclosed on before they could. Since then, he has found a loving, responsible wife. They own their own home and are current on all of their bills.

When this man was contacted for these past debts via a Statement of Reasons riddled with Guideline F violations, he knew he had to fight back. He, like many others, tried to provide his own Response to SOR in which he explained the circumstances of his first marriage, how the debts almost entirely belonged to his ex-wife, and how he intended to avoid foreclosure on his home but suffered from some bad legal advice in the process. Despite providing a solid Response to SOR, this was not considered enough for the government.

That’s when he sought out help with the Edmunds Law Firm. Our team worked with him as he prepared for his hearing, and he assured to be in the capable hands that only over forty years of security clearance experience can provide. With our help, he was able to prove that he wanted nothing more than to serve his country, and his security clearance was restored.

Find out how the best security clearance attorney in the country can help you. Call 800.481.2526 today or visit www.keepyoursecurityclearance.com !

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline E & H
Dumfries, VA
March 2019

Can a little mistake made when trying to be honesty cost your job? Not if Attorney Edmunds can help it!

A recent client of ours grew up in a military family. His father was a retired Army Officer, and they moved frequently for his work. Our client never felt that he was missing out, however, as he had the chance to feel at home in any country or state his family was stationed in. He also developed a strong bond with his family, one that he would never give up. After attending college in his family’s home state, where he had the opportunity to participate in some political activism and help in his community. He worked closely within a fraternity that his father was an alumni, and he eventually earned a four-year Army ROTC Scholarship. After earning his Bachelor’s degree, he began working in IT and engineering. He has worked his way up to cybersecurity and has even established his own non-profit organization for underprivileged youth and communities to learn in the science, math, and technology.

Now, how could someone with such an outstanding impact on his community and desire to serve his country be in trouble? He was presented with this same issue when the government served him with a Statement of Reasons with Guideline E violations for personal conduct and Guideline H violations for drug use. Back in 2013, he was visiting a friend for a weekend when he tried marijuana. He did not disclose this information in his SF-86 because he was afraid of the consequences, but when his interview came around, he told them about this as an attempt to remain honest. When confronted about it during the interview, he accidentally stated the wrong year.

Not knowing what to do with these allegations and the potential destruction of his bright future serving his country and community, our client found the Edmunds Law Firm. With a team working for the best security clearance attorney in this country, our client had all the help he need with his Response to SOR. His future remained bright, and his security clearance was intact.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline D & J
Murrieta, CA
March 2019

We’ve all done something that we’re not proud of. Sometimes one is more serious than another, but the guilt can be crushing. Many people are able to come clean about what they did, despite knowing that this may just add to the punishment they are already receiving.

This is exactly what happened to a recent client of ours. He grew up in the Northeast and wanted to join the Marine Corps with his older brother after they spoke to a recruiter. Despite wanting to do it together, his brother decided not to join, but our client reported for training six months after graduating high school. This was the beginning of a successful career in the Marine Corps for fourteen years. He plans to continue serving for at least sixteen more years and has been deployed four times. During a relocation to California, our client met his wife and her daughter. As many know, a career in the Armed Forces can be difficult on one’s marriage. This was unfortunately the case when our client got into trouble for solicitation of a prostitute. He plead guilty, paid all fines, and complied with his court orders. He even self-reported to his chain of command, despite being embarrassed by the situation and afraid of the further trouble he could get into.

That’s when he was presented with a Statement of Reasons with a Guideline D violation for soliciting a prostitute and a Guideline J violation for being convicted of this charge. He likely knew this could happen from being honest with his command, but he in no way wanted to lose his glowing Marine career and his means of supporting his family. That’s when he sought out help from the office of this country’s best security clearance attorney, the Edmunds Law Firm. With a team working with him on his Response to SOR, our client was able to prove to the government that these two charges were completely out of character and would never happen again. Our client’s mistake did not cost him his security clearance.

Is one embarrassing action about to cost you your security clearance? Don’t let that happen! Call the Edmunds Law Firm at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline F & J
Falls Church, VA
March 2019

Staying on top of finances can be very difficult. It can cause you to do something you sincerely regret later. But if you have genuinely improved, should you still lose your security clearance? Not if Attorney Edmunds has a say!

Our client wanted nothing more than to serve his country, alongside his wife who also held a security clearance before her contract was downsized and her job was lost. Despite this, he kept working for his country and the Department of Defense. His wife was eventually able to find some part-time consultation work, but nearly three years had passed where they were forced to make ends meet. As many people do in these troubling times, bills have to sit on the back-burner as necessities take priority. Unfortunately, our client’s stress drove him to make a mistake, but that quickly became his only mistake as he was taken to court for a DWI. He had to attend a alcohol safety program in order to complete his probation, but he was placed on a wait list for his area for almost a year in which he was unable to drive without restrictions. He followed the rules and met all the obligations, successfully leaving that dark moment behind him as his household finances began to improve.

Instead of being recognized for his improvement, however, our client was presented with a Statement of Reasons for his Guideline F violations for the debts he was paying back and a Guideline J violation for taking so long to fulfill his probation requirements. He thought it best, as many do, to handle his Response to SOR on his own. He provided detailed explanations as to the circumstances of his debts such as the loss of over half the household income when his wife was laid off, documentation that the debts were being paid off, and the information regarding his DWI. When he heard back, he had successfully satisfied the government’s concerns regarding his Guideline J allegation. Yet, his security clearance was still in jeopardy from the Guideline F allegations.

At a loss for what to do, he found the Edmunds Law Firm. With the help of Alan Edmunds, this country’s top security clearance attorney, he went to his hearing with everything he needed to put the government’s concerns at ease. He left with hissecurity clearance and his job intact.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline F
Spring Valley, CA
March 2019

When it is necessary to feed your family, some bills may fall behind. Sometimes, allowing those bills to go unpaid is the only way to keep food on the table for those who are relying on you.

A recent client of ours learned that the hard way as he acted was the breadwinner of his home while his wife was in school. In between contract work, he had to survive off of their savings account in order to keep them afloat. Despite growing up in a low-income household as the eldest of three, our client began working at the age of twelve as he started his own landscaping company. He didn’t realize it at the time, but when his home was raided and his father taken into custody for dealing narcotics, our client realized his income was actually supporting the household. A few years later, he ran into some friend who had joined the Navy, and he was inspired to join as well, learning to become an aviation mechanic and meeting his wife during his enlistment. After his enlistment ended, his financial struggles started after the deaths of his parents and a surprise pregnancy accompanied the difficult times with no contract work. He held strong with his family, and they made it through the nine years of unsteady ground. He even began paying back on his debts, all of which had remained relatively small.

Imagine his surprise when, after everything, the government gave him a Statement of Reasons for these Guideline F allegations. He was shocked as some of these debts were paid off, and they weren’t even considering what had brought about his financial hardships. With his security clearance in jeopardy, he looked for help in the appeals process.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm who could help him with his Response to SOR. With offices from coast to coast and over forty years of experience with security clearance appeals, he was in the right place. The team assembled with Mr. Edmunds, this country’s top security clearance attorney was easily able to get our client’s side laid out clearly for the government. With nothing left to argue, our client won his security clearance back and kept his livelihood.

If you are falling behind and your security clearance may be at risk, don’t wait! Call the Edmunds Law Firm today!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline F
Portsmouth, VA
February 2019

Can the government take away your security clearance for helping your family?

A recent client grew up in a rough neighborhood where drugs were pushed and drive-by shootings were common. Despite this, she was surrounded by the positivity of her family and godmother who encouraged her to be an active member in her church. She learned commitment while in school by participating in several extra-curricular activities including JROTC. This fed her interest in serving in the Navy. She worked hard over the years, often taking on bills for those in her family who couldn’t make ends meet as she was the only person making over minimum wage. Unfortunately, this sometimes led to her falling behind with her own finances. She has been working toward improving her credit and correcting her situation for over a year.

With her finances on the way improvement, imagine her surprise when she was hit with a Statement of Reasons for her Guideline F violations. Despite several of these debts being the result of having to support her family in hard times or assist friends who suddenly found themselves homeless, her generosity was being severely punished with a threat to not only her career but her greatest accomplishment in life.

She sought out the Edmunds Law Firm for help in her Response to SOR. With Attorney Alan Edmunds hiring only the best for the security clearance appeals process, she had everything she needed to fight back and prove that she had not only earned her security clearance but that her past money mistakes would in no way tarnish her loyalty to her country.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline D, E, G, & J
Altadena, CA
February 2019

False allegations can ruin a person’s life and cost your security clearance. Attorney Edmunds will do anything he can to help.

The eldest of three in a military family, a recent client at the Edmunds Law Firm wanted little more than to join the Marines to follow in his father’s footsteps. After high school, he did just that and enlisted for boot camp. He began working with electronic communications, eventually being trusted to safeguard all classified material while moving between three stations. He is proud of his service to his country and has been well rewarded for his efforts. However, his life and career was in jeopardy when he was faced harsh allegations in aStatement of Reasons under Guideline D for the alleged rape of a fellow officer, Guideline E for lying about her whereabouts, Guideline G for the consumption of alcohol leading up to the alleged assault, and Guideline J for the criminal allegation of rape.

Knowing he was out of his depth, he came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. With the country’s leading security clearance attorney and his team working in offices from coast to coast, he was able to point out the facts that there was not enough evidence to indicate anything more than consensual, though intoxicated, relations and charges which were ultimately dropped. With the help offered for Active Duty Military, our client was able to win back his security clearance.

Don’t be accused of something you didn’t do. Call 800.481.2526 for help today!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline F
Beaufort, SC
April 2019

Even the heroes among us can be vulnerable. They can struggle with money just like the rest of us. When they work to make things right, though, their security clearance shouldn’t be put in jeopardy.

One of our clients just found out how tricky it can be to prove you are not living beyond your means. He grew up with his father in Mississippi as his parents divorced when he was very young. His father was in the US Navy, so our client grew up witnessing his loyalty and service to the United States. When he was in his teen years, he moved back in with his mother. He seemed to be on a path for art school, but he decided not to pursue this to avoid having student loan debt. It wasn’t until he was 19 that he realized what he wanted to do with his life as he joined the US Air Force in 1994. After graduating, he used his training to become a certified firefighter. While our client was deployed for a short time, he met his wife and got married at the age of 21. During his many deployments, his two children were born, but there was nothing that was slowing our client down. He managed to separate from his service in order to attend school and become a certified paramedic only to continue his service overseas. He finally settled into a position as with a Fire Rescue service and has continued to accel there since 2003. Though his marriage has strained a little from his sacrifice and dedication, our client would never give up serving his country.

You can certainly imagine the surprise our client experienced when he, of all people, was hit with a Statement of Reasons. Despite his unwavering bravery, he had dealt with some financial troubles in the past, as many of us do. These financial troubles were specifically with his taxes, so this lead to Guideline F violations. Also as many do, our client tried to handle his own Response to SOR in order to keep his security clearance, but the government only accepted a few of his answers, claiming that there was no proof he was making monthly payments.

That’s when he knew to find help. He found it in the Edmunds Law Firm, where the country’s best security clearance attorney and his team are waiting to aid whoever they can. Our client came to the right place for his hearing, and it didn’t take long to prove that the government would be losing a wonderful asset if they didn’t restore his security clearance.

Don’t let your chances of keeping our clearance go up in flames! Call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help put out the fire.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from SOR Withdrawal
Guideline F
Canutillo, TX
April 2019

Sometimes you can do everything right, and it still isn’t considered enough. That’s why the Edmunds Law Firm is here for you.

Our recent client holds great pride for his thirty-six years of civilian service in over twenty locations within his contracting company. As the elder child of eight children, he learned responsibility from an early age and wanted nothing more than to find his place in the world and serve his country in some capacity. When he found his contracting company, he realized it was demanding work that would require quite a bit of travel. After a year contract in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm, he came home to divorce papers. Despite losing his house and half of his 401K, he never missed a payment for child support. This divorce wound up being a bit of a blessing as he met his current wife and her daughter with whom he has a happy and loving family.

Things were going well for our client, in spite of some small sacrifices he had to make in order to help his step-daughter through college and continue to support himself and his wife. He was even working to get back on track with a few debts in his past and was making wonderful progress. That’s when he was hit with a Statement of Reasons for Guideline Fviolations for all of the debts he was already working to pay back and several that were not even his and that he had been working to have removed for years. He was a dedicated contractor for his country, yet this Statement of Reasonswas making him out to be some sort of degenerate with no control of his finances.

That’s when he reached out to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. With offices from coast to coastand well over forty years of experience under his belt, Attorney Edmunds assigned a team to work with our client on his side of the story. After receiving the Response to SOR and all the evidence supporting our client’s financial responsibility, the government dropped the SOR entirely. Our client got to keep his security clearance and continues to serve his country.

Don’t let past debt stand in your way of keeping your security clearance! Call 800.481.2526 for help today!

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Victory from Video Tele-Conference Personal Appearance
Guideline F
San Diego, CA
April 2019

You would think that telling someone you are struggling, especially with your finances, would not result in harsh punishment. Wouldn’t it make more since to help that person rather than turn them away?

A recent client of the Edmunds Law Firm found out just how quickly he would be tossed aside after he self-reported his financial troubles which were stemming from his divorce in which he had to pay spousal and child support. Two months after he filed for the divorce, he was on deployment to Japan—one deployment of many—and unable to pay the mortgage on his home, and his soon to be ex-wife refused to sell it. By the time he got back from deployment, his home was in foreclosure and was later sold at an auction. Despite being a loyal Naval Officer since 1994 and father of four daughters and wanting nothing more than to show he was working toward a resolution on his financial woes, the government decided he was making “poor choices” with his finances.

That’s when he was given a Statement of Reasons with Guideline F violations for the current financial struggles he self-reported as well as for filing for bankruptcy in the past. According to the Statement of Reasons, he was warned the bankruptcy may come back to haunt him if he ever presented similar financial issues. Like many people, he decided to try and handle his Response to SOR on his own. With this, he went into detail about how he was up to date with his payments, and how he was only trying to keep an open and honest channel with his superiors. He even expressed his dedication to a budget he worked out with advisors and his new wife. When the government didn’t consider this to be enough, that’s when he knew he needed to ask for help again.

He found the Edmunds Law Firm to stand with him at for his hearing in which he would be able to prove that his financial situation was improving, and his twenty-four year career in the Navy with no security violations showed his unwavering dedication to his country. With Attorney Ryan Nerney, one of the talented minds working with the country’s best security clearance lawyer, at his side, this was an easy win for our client. His career and security clearance are left intact.

If your financial hardships are a threat to your security clearance, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guidelines E, H, J, & D
Roseville, CA
April 2019

Can the something that happened nearly two decades ago cost your job? What if you have already been punished for it? Can this really come back to haunt you for your security clearance?

This is exactly what happened to a recent client of ours. He is a hard working man who was always interested in the field of electrical engineering. He majored in this before he joined the Air Force in 1996 so he could better serve his country. He fought as a firefighter and paramedic even after his honorable conditions discharge in 2003. It wasn’t until 2015 that he really had a problem. He took his family, a wife and two daughters, to Disneyland over Labor Day weekend. They went to a neighborhood block party while there and spent time with some family and their neighbors. As one does during a block party, he walked around, had some food, and enjoyed the day. When he got back to work, our client was randomly selected for a drug test. Imagine his surprise when he tested positive for marijuana despite never knowingly participating in its use. He realized that, while at the block party, he must have consumed some food containing the drug. He underwent a treatment program for this and has suffered greatly over this mistake.

After over eighteen years of negative drug tests, this one, isolated incident lead to a Statement of Reasons with allegations dating back to 1997 under Guideline J for the criminal conduct of being involved with illegal drugs, Guideline H for the drugs themselves, Guideline D for a false rape accusation and adultery—something he expressed his regret over—which both occurred over fifteen years ago, and Guideline E for allowing himself to be put in those situations.

Immediately knowing that he needed help, he came to the Edmunds Law Firm to build his Response to SOR. The Response to SOR satisfied the concerns the government held regarding his Guideline D violations, but they felt that he still had to answer to the other violations regarding his alleged use of marijuana and, though they acknowledged his sincere remorse, his act of adultery.  Our client decided it best to stick with us through his hearing, where Attorney Ryan Nerney led him to victory through the security clearance appeal.

Find out how Attorney Edmunds, the country’s top security clearance attorney, can help you. Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guidelines A, B, C, E, & K
New York, NY
April 2019

It isn’t often when the government accuses a person of being disloyal to their country. When they do this, it should be taken seriously. That’s exactly why the Edmunds Law Firm is here.

Our client grew up in California and attended Catholic school. He participated in many extracurricular activities, but he held a strong desire to be a soldier one day as he worked his way up to a cadet lieutenant in his local Civil Air Patrol by the time he was in high school. He took aerospace and aviation classes and even aided the local law enforcement with search and rescue operations. With a long family history of military service, our client wanted nothing more than to be an addition to this legacy. He joined the Army after graduation and underwent two years of leadership training before being sent to North Carolina for immediate combat deployment. He returned home a year and a half later, heavily decorated, and left active duty under honorable conditions. He began work with several defense companies and only left when he grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. In 2014, our client earned his Master’s degree and has continued his service to his country at the Freedom Tower, World Trade Center. He even finds time for volunteer work with various local charities.

How on earth could this excellent example of a civil servant fall into trouble? Well, he shared a meme he copied from Google. Unfortunately, this meme was from an unknown source and sent over his government email address. Furthermore, at first glance, this meme seemed to support Islamic law. This paired with a few out-of-context quotes from his friendly conversations and for being on four episodes of a Singapore television show led to a Statement of Reasonswith allegations under Guideline A which calls to question one’s allegiance to the United States, Guideline B for supposedly being influenced by foreign nationals while at a local Ramadan dinner, Guideline C for the alleged foreign preference our client held, Guideline E for several random allegations which bordered on excessive, and Guideline K for mishandling protected information despite still learning and undergoing training.

Rather than try and tackle these allegations alone, he sought out help and found the Edmunds Law Firm. With over forty years of security clearance experience, Mr. Edmunds assigned a team from his coast to coast offices to work on our client Response to SOR. We were able to address each allegation thoroughly and provide our client’s side of the story. His allegiance to the United States was proved to be unshakable, and his security clearance was restored.

Don’t let your loyalty be called into question! Call 800.481.2526 for help today!

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Personnel Security Division
Victory from Response to LOI
Guideline B
Las Vegas, NV
March 2019

When you have expressed nothing more than absolute loyalty to the United States, you would think that where you were born makes little difference. This loyalty was called into question when a recent client of the Edmunds Law Firm had to fight to keep his livelihood.

Our client was born in India in 1966 to a loving family who lived comfortably. His household lived by the rules of Zoroastrianism, simply put: Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds. He carried those beliefs with him upon completing high school when his sister and parents immigrated to America. He wasn’t here long before he wanted to serve his new home country by joining the Air Force. He attended basic training in 1986. After four years of active duty in the Air Force, our client transferred to the Air National Guard and worked to get his Bachelor’s Degree. After the events of September 11th, he wanted to do even more for his country, so he found a position in INS. Somewhere in all of his service and moving around for training, he met his wife of twenty years with whom he has two children.

With all of this unwavering service to the United States, you can imagine our client’s surprise when he was hit with aLetter of Intent. This is similar to a Statement of Reasons, as it has allegations listed, but this LOI allowed our client the opportunity to answer specific questions about his alleged Guideline B violations. The supposed foreign influence was all from our client’s previous friends or distant family who were still in India. Our client, being a man who wants nothing more than to help, had sent a few of these relatives and friends small amounts of money in their times of need. The last occurrence of this was at least five years ago, so our client was absolutely at a loss of how to keep his security clearance.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm, where the best security clearance attorney in the country and his team were able to create a detailed Response to LOI on our client’s behalf. With over forty years of security clearance experience and our client’s impeccable record of loyalty and good faith, he was able to keep his security clearance.

Where we come from does not define us. If your security clearance is in trouble because of where you lived, call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline F
Satellite Beach, FL
March 2019

You would think that after over twenty-two years of loyalty, a little financial trouble could be overlooked, especially when it is in the past and has already begun to improve.

A man who grew up in a modest and financially responsible family found himself facing this exact issue. In the year 2000, he married a woman who he hoped to spend the rest of his life with. She was a teacher, but she was not raised in a home that was as responsible as his was growing up. Despite this, she volunteered to manage the household finances as she had the time to do so. When their bank accounts turned up empty time and time again, he was always met with the same excuse that it was due to their bills. Out of a desire to keep a happy home and family, he didn’t question the nice things, the credit cards, and the constantly empty accounts. It wasn’t until the house was about to be foreclosed on that he felt there was no choice other than to file for divorce. They had to sell the home, but it was foreclosed on before they could. Since then, he has found a loving, responsible wife. They own their own home and are current on all of their bills.

When this man was contacted for these past debts via a Statement of Reasons riddled with Guideline F violations, he knew he had to fight back. He, like many others, tried to provide his own Response to SOR in which he explained the circumstances of his first marriage, how the debts almost entirely belonged to his ex-wife, and how he intended to avoid foreclosure on his home but suffered from some bad legal advice in the process. Despite providing a solid Response to SOR, this was not considered enough for the government.

That’s when he sought out help with the Edmunds Law Firm. Our team worked with him as he prepared for his hearing, and he assured to be in the capable hands that only over forty years of security clearance experience can provide. With our help, he was able to prove that he wanted nothing more than to serve his country, and his security clearance was restored.

Find out how the best security clearance attorney in the country can help you. Call 800.481.2526 today or visit www.keepyoursecurityclearance.com !

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline E & H
Dumfries, VA
March 2019

Can a little mistake made when trying to be honesty cost your job? Not if Attorney Edmunds can help it!

A recent client of ours grew up in a military family. His father was a retired Army Officer, and they moved frequently for his work. Our client never felt that he was missing out, however, as he had the chance to feel at home in any country or state his family was stationed in. He also developed a strong bond with his family, one that he would never give up. After attending college in his family’s home state, where he had the opportunity to participate in some political activism and help in his community. He worked closely within a fraternity that his father was an alumni, and he eventually earned a four-year Army ROTC Scholarship. After earning his Bachelor’s degree, he began working in IT and engineering. He has worked his way up to cybersecurity and has even established his own non-profit organization for underprivileged youth and communities to learn in the science, math, and technology.

Now, how could someone with such an outstanding impact on his community and desire to serve his country be in trouble? He was presented with this same issue when the government served him with a Statement of Reasons with Guideline E violations for personal conduct and Guideline H violations for drug use. Back in 2013, he was visiting a friend for a weekend when he tried marijuana. He did not disclose this information in his SF-86 because he was afraid of the consequences, but when his interview came around, he told them about this as an attempt to remain honest. When confronted about it during the interview, he accidentally stated the wrong year.

Not knowing what to do with these allegations and the potential destruction of his bright future serving his country and community, our client found the Edmunds Law Firm. With a team working for the best security clearance attorney in this country, our client had all the help he need with his Response to SOR. His future remained bright, and his security clearance was intact.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline D & J
Murrieta, CA
March 2019

We’ve all done something that we’re not proud of. Sometimes one is more serious than another, but the guilt can be crushing. Many people are able to come clean about what they did, despite knowing that this may just add to the punishment they are already receiving.

This is exactly what happened to a recent client of ours. He grew up in the Northeast and wanted to join the Marine Corps with his older brother after they spoke to a recruiter. Despite wanting to do it together, his brother decided not to join, but our client reported for training six months after graduating high school. This was the beginning of a successful career in the Marine Corps for fourteen years. He plans to continue serving for at least sixteen more years and has been deployed four times. During a relocation to California, our client met his wife and her daughter. As many know, a career in the Armed Forces can be difficult on one’s marriage. This was unfortunately the case when our client got into trouble for solicitation of a prostitute. He plead guilty, paid all fines, and complied with his court orders. He even self-reported to his chain of command, despite being embarrassed by the situation and afraid of the further trouble he could get into.

That’s when he was presented with a Statement of Reasons with a Guideline D violation for soliciting a prostitute and a Guideline J violation for being convicted of this charge. He likely knew this could happen from being honest with his command, but he in no way wanted to lose his glowing Marine career and his means of supporting his family. That’s when he sought out help from the office of this country’s best security clearance attorney, the Edmunds Law Firm. With a team working with him on his Response to SOR, our client was able to prove to the government that these two charges were completely out of character and would never happen again. Our client’s mistake did not cost him his security clearance.

Is one embarrassing action about to cost you your security clearance? Don’t let that happen! Call the Edmunds Law Firm at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline F & J
Falls Church, VA
March 2019

Staying on top of finances can be very difficult. It can cause you to do something you sincerely regret later. But if you have genuinely improved, should you still lose your security clearance? Not if Attorney Edmunds has a say!

Our client wanted nothing more than to serve his country, alongside his wife who also held a security clearance before her contract was downsized and her job was lost. Despite this, he kept working for his country and the Department of Defense. His wife was eventually able to find some part-time consultation work, but nearly three years had passed where they were forced to make ends meet. As many people do in these troubling times, bills have to sit on the back-burner as necessities take priority. Unfortunately, our client’s stress drove him to make a mistake, but that quickly became his only mistake as he was taken to court for a DWI. He had to attend a alcohol safety program in order to complete his probation, but he was placed on a wait list for his area for almost a year in which he was unable to drive without restrictions. He followed the rules and met all the obligations, successfully leaving that dark moment behind him as his household finances began to improve.

Instead of being recognized for his improvement, however, our client was presented with a Statement of Reasons for his Guideline F violations for the debts he was paying back and a Guideline J violation for taking so long to fulfill his probation requirements. He thought it best, as many do, to handle his Response to SOR on his own. He provided detailed explanations as to the circumstances of his debts such as the loss of over half the household income when his wife was laid off, documentation that the debts were being paid off, and the information regarding his DWI. When he heard back, he had successfully satisfied the government’s concerns regarding his Guideline J allegation. Yet, his security clearance was still in jeopardy from the Guideline F allegations.

At a loss for what to do, he found the Edmunds Law Firm. With the help of Alan Edmunds, this country’s top security clearance attorney, he went to his hearing with everything he needed to put the government’s concerns at ease. He left with hissecurity clearance and his job intact.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline F
Spring Valley, CA
March 2019

When it is necessary to feed your family, some bills may fall behind. Sometimes, allowing those bills to go unpaid is the only way to keep food on the table for those who are relying on you.

A recent client of ours learned that the hard way as he acted was the breadwinner of his home while his wife was in school. In between contract work, he had to survive off of their savings account in order to keep them afloat. Despite growing up in a low-income household as the eldest of three, our client began working at the age of twelve as he started his own landscaping company. He didn’t realize it at the time, but when his home was raided and his father taken into custody for dealing narcotics, our client realized his income was actually supporting the household. A few years later, he ran into some friend who had joined the Navy, and he was inspired to join as well, learning to become an aviation mechanic and meeting his wife during his enlistment. After his enlistment ended, his financial struggles started after the deaths of his parents and a surprise pregnancy accompanied the difficult times with no contract work. He held strong with his family, and they made it through the nine years of unsteady ground. He even began paying back on his debts, all of which had remained relatively small.

Imagine his surprise when, after everything, the government gave him a Statement of Reasons for these Guideline F allegations. He was shocked as some of these debts were paid off, and they weren’t even considering what had brought about his financial hardships. With his security clearance in jeopardy, he looked for help in the appeals process.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm who could help him with his Response to SOR. With offices from coast to coast and over forty years of experience with security clearance appeals, he was in the right place. The team assembled with Mr. Edmunds, this country’s top security clearance attorney was easily able to get our client’s side laid out clearly for the government. With nothing left to argue, our client won his security clearance back and kept his livelihood.

If you are falling behind and your security clearance may be at risk, don’t wait! Call the Edmunds Law Firm today!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline F
Portsmouth, VA
February 2019

Can the government take away your security clearance for helping your family?

A recent client grew up in a rough neighborhood where drugs were pushed and drive-by shootings were common. Despite this, she was surrounded by the positivity of her family and godmother who encouraged her to be an active member in her church. She learned commitment while in school by participating in several extra-curricular activities including JROTC. This fed her interest in serving in the Navy. She worked hard over the years, often taking on bills for those in her family who couldn’t make ends meet as she was the only person making over minimum wage. Unfortunately, this sometimes led to her falling behind with her own finances. She has been working toward improving her credit and correcting her situation for over a year.

With her finances on the way improvement, imagine her surprise when she was hit with a Statement of Reasons for her Guideline F violations. Despite several of these debts being the result of having to support her family in hard times or assist friends who suddenly found themselves homeless, her generosity was being severely punished with a threat to not only her career but her greatest accomplishment in life.

She sought out the Edmunds Law Firm for help in her Response to SOR. With Attorney Alan Edmunds hiring only the best for the security clearance appeals process, she had everything she needed to fight back and prove that she had not only earned her security clearance but that her past money mistakes would in no way tarnish her loyalty to her country.

Having to support your family can be a burden at times, but a threat against your security clearance doesn’t have to be. Call today for help!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline D, E, G, & J
Altadena, CA
February 2019

False allegations can ruin a person’s life and cost your security clearance. Attorney Edmunds will do anything he can to help.

The eldest of three in a military family, a recent client at the Edmunds Law Firm wanted little more than to join the Marines to follow in his father’s footsteps. After high school, he did just that and enlisted for boot camp. He began working with electronic communications, eventually being trusted to safeguard all classified material while moving between three stations. He is proud of his service to his country and has been well rewarded for his efforts. However, his life and career was in jeopardy when he was faced harsh allegations in aStatement of Reasons under Guideline D for the alleged rape of a fellow officer, Guideline E for lying about her whereabouts, Guideline G for the consumption of alcohol leading up to the alleged assault, and Guideline J for the criminal allegation of rape.

Knowing he was out of his depth, he came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. With the country’s leading security clearance attorney and his team working in offices from coast to coast, he was able to point out the facts that there was not enough evidence to indicate anything more than consensual, though intoxicated, relations and charges which were ultimately dropped. With the help offered for Active Duty Military, our client was able to win back his security clearance.

Don’t be accused of something you didn’t do. Call 800.481.2526 for help today!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline F
San Diego, CA
February 2019

Finances can be a burden, and we all have to deal with them. They shouldn’t cost yoursecurity clearance, though.

A recent client of ours grew up in the home of a career soldier. His family moved around a lot as he grew, but he was always inspired by his father. When he was in an accident at the start of his freshman year of college and later had to witness his father’s declining health and eventual death, our client reassessed what he wanted to do with his life. He joined in the Navy Reserve and attended school at night while he was in basic training. When his mother needed support in her old age, our client did everything he could to support her while still allowing her to live in her own home. Furthermore, his girlfriend and her daughter had to move in after their home burned down. His generosity should have been rewarded as he continued to deal with several transitions in the status of his pay and going from active duty to retirement. He pushed to start repayment plans on his taxes and has been dealing with his financial hardships since 2004.

Despite dealing with his debt and catching up on his bills, our client was presented with a Statement of Reasons for several Guideline F allegations for his financial situation. He knew that he was repaying everything that the government was laying out, but how was he supposed to support his family if he lost his security clearance? Our client needed help, and he found us.

When he came to the Edmunds Law Firm, he was in excellent hands as the team with the country’s leading security clearance attorney, Alan Edmunds, helped our client gather the evidence he needed to prove his case. With a detailed and thorough Response to SOR, he was able to satisfy all the government’s concerns of Guideline F violations. He left us with his security clearance restored and ready to continue serving his country.

Debts won’t cost you your security clearance if Attorney Edmunds has anything to say about it. Call today!

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline E & G
Mobile, AL
February 2019

Some people have to deal with true tragedy in their lives. They have to pick themselves up from that and build their lives again. Some people do this at their own pace and struggle with it, but we are all making our own ways through life. Tragedy can define us, but it doesn’t have to, especially as we learn to do something with our lives.

This is exactly what happened with a recent client of ours as he dealt with the tragic loss of his sister, having to take in her son and support him, and learning to live without her there. He eventually joined the military, wanting to be a part of something bigger than himself. Unfortunately, dealing with the loss of someone he was very close to resulted in him seeking comfort and, as many people do, he found his comfort in alcohol. After being discharged due to a DUI, he started working toward turning his life back in the right direction with AA meetings and check-ins at his local VA Clinic.

With all of this self-improvement, he was surprised to be served with a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline G for his past alcohol consumption and Guideline E for his subsequent DUIs and separation from the Army due to misconduct. He provided a detailed Response to SOR in which he provided the circumstances for his improvement, but the government still wanted to hold his past against him.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm for help in continuing his security clearance appeal with a hearing. With offices from coast to coast working with him and Mr. Edmunds, America’s top security clearance attorney, at his side, our client was able to walk away with his security clearance intact.

Don’t let the pain of the past overcome you. Reach out for help today!

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline F
Stafford, VA
February 2019

When it comes to living within your means financially, you would think two debts that were not even yours wouldn’t jeopardize your livelihood.

A recent client of ours had to move mountains to keep her security clearance. A daughter of a retired Air Force officer with over 45 years of military and civilian work, our client was used to hard work and perseverance. With two very active daughters and a dedication to her country as a contractor, she was ready for anything life could throw at her. After dealing with her divorce, she had to take over a portion of the financial burdens that accumulated during her marriage. During this time, she was going back to school to get her Bachelor’s degree, and she took on the debts to avoid allowing her former spouse to file for bankruptcy. She worked hard to get through school, maintain her security clearance, and live within her means.

So when she was hit with a Statement of Reasons for those two debts listed as Guideline F violations, she was astounded. She called the collectors. She did everything within her power to determine how she could fix this problem. She even handled her ownResponse to SOR which was admirable, but the government didn’t see that as enough.

Not one to give up, she came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help at her hearing. She was in hands of the best security clearance attorney in the country, Alan Edmunds, and his team. When they walked into the courtroom, there was little doubt as to how it would end.

Don’t let someone else’s mistake cost your job. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today for help.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline J & E
North Olmsted, OH
February 2019

Whatever happened to the benefit of the doubt? What about innocent until proven guilty. You would hope the government would consider these concepts before taking away your security clearance, right?

Innocence wasn’t even considered for a recent client of ours. A former Marine with several medals, awards, and an honorable discharge under his belt, one would thing that his side of the story would at least be considered. Unfortunately, despite his continued service as a civilian, the diagnosis of PTSD can carry a very negative stigma. When our client was attacked by a random teenager on his front lawn, he showed incredible restraint by trying to defuse the situation. The teenager was combative and vulgar as he accused our client of being an abusive stepfather, a lie unfortunately spread by our client’s stepdaughter in an attempt to get attention. Our client was threatened multiple times, and each time he told the teenager to leave, finally asking his wife who was inside the house to call 911. When the teenager pushed and tried to punch our client, he simply got a tool from his garage to keep the guy at arms’ length. Unfortunately, in the time before the police arrived, the teenager tripped and the tool caught his leg, breaking it in the fall. When the police arrived to a teenager with a broken bone and a Marine diagnosed with PTSD, assumptions were made as to whom the guilt belonged.

Our client was presented with a Statement of Reasons for Guideline J (criminal conduct) and Guideline E(personal conduct) allegations. The supposed criminal conduct was as a result of our client defending himself when being attacked on his own property, despite having remained relatively calm in a heavy-pressure scenario. The personal conduct allegations were for his failure to disclose the arrest, despite him not knowing that he was required to tell his superiors about it.

Overwhelmed by this action against him, our client sought out help with the Edmunds Law Firm on his Response to SOR. As the best security clearance attorney in the country, Mr. Edmunds only hires the best to handle these cases. Our client was in great hands as his response to SOR was submitted. With nothing left to argue, our client’s security clearance was granted.

Don’t let a stigma cost you your job. Call 800.481.2526 and find out just how we can fight for you.

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline F
Columbia, SC
February 2019

Isn’t it counter-intuitive to put someone’s security clearance in jeopardy when they are in financial trouble?

A dedicated family man who does everything he can to help his stepdaughter through college shouldn’t be hit with something as harsh as a Statement of Reasons with several Guideline F allegations. Like many people, our client decided to answer his Response to SOR on his own. Unfortunately, our client learned, as many people do, that this was not going to be enough for government despite how thorough his explanations were.

When it was decided that he had not provided enough documentation, he came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help. By working with a team in offices from coast to coast on his case, he was able to gather all the necessary documentation he needed to prove that his prior debts were being paid off. When it came to the hearing, Attorney Edmunds, this country’s best security clearance lawyer, stepped in and there was not a doubt that this would be settled in our client’s favor.

Our client didn’t lose his security clearance, and as long as the Edmunds Law Firm is here to help, you don’t have to either. Call us today and find out how we can help you!

Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington hearing Office
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline E
Manassas, VA
January 2019

Even the most morally upstanding of us can struggle with a rebellious child. Just how much can they get us in, though?

Despite having to overcome many adversities in her life, a recent client of ours has continuously maintained her ethics and morality. She was raised by her great, great grandmother and her grandfather as a proud member of her local church and a dedicated academic. She entered an early admissions program for college at sixteen years old and eventually followed in the positive influences in her life as she began to work for the United States government. While she loves her family fiercely, her dedication to her country became a top priority.

That’s why she was surprised to be served with a Statement of Reasons with only one, though a powerful one, Guideline E allegation (Personal Conduct) for allegedly quitting her job while under investigation for time card fraud and false expense reports. She came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on her Response to SOR, in which she explained that it was her daughter’s expense report that she had inadvertently approved. At the time, she was unaware of how serious it was, and she confronted her daughter about the reports in question. She knew that her daughter had struggled with drug abuse in the past, and she feared that if her daughter was committing fraud, then perhaps she had relapsed. Ultimately, our client did what she believed to be for the best and resigned. Even though this explanation and the evidence attesting to our client’s outstanding career, the government did not view this explanation as enough, so it was time to move on to the hearing.

Luckily, our client made the right decision and stayed with the Edmunds Law Firm to help with her security clearance appeal. That’s when Attorney Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance attorney, stepped into the courtroom. There was hardly a question on whether or not our client would win. She had her day in court and held her head high with her security clearance intact, having overcome another adversity.

Don’t get punished for making the best decisions. Call 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudication Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline B, D, E, & I
Barrigada, GU
January 2019

Suicide is never the way out. Many people struggle with mental health issues, but they push on for their families, their jobs, and their country. When it all becomes too much, you would think that the government wouldn’t want to kick you when you’re down. That’s what our client thought too after getting through one of the darkest times of his life.

Our client was a middle child who grew up in California. After high school, he joined the Navy in order to continue his family’s long tradition of serving the United States’ military. He met his wife in 2013, and they had two children together. Their marriage was rocky for a while before his second child was born, and they were even considering divorce. At one point, his wife even accused him of domestic assault and abuse after being encouraged by her friends to “teach him a lesson”. It was so rough on our client that he made the decision to travel to Thailand as a means of escaping the horrible fighting and separation process so he could commit suicide. He was talked out of hanging himself by a Thai lady and booked his ticket back to Guam when he realized this was not what he wanted to do. This was little more than a lapse in judgment in an extremely difficult time in his life. He has worked hard on further developing his coping skills and repairing his marriage.

One would think that after such hardships, he would be past all of this and be able to move on with his life. Our client thought so too until he was presented with a Statement of Reasons with Guideline B allegations (Foreign Influence) because he traveled from Guam to Thailand without submitting a request beforehand,Guideline D allegations (Sexual Behavior) for the domestic and sexual abuse that never actually happened,Guideline E allegations (personal conduct) for the booking a ticket to Thailand and after supposedly lying on his SF-86 about a diagnosis for his mental health, and Guideline I allegations (psychological conditions) for the suicidal ideations. With all of those allegations piled one, our client was overwhelmed and practically forced to relive some of the worst times of his life while his security clearance was in jeopardy.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. With well over forty years of experience in the security clearance field, Attorney Edmunds only hires the best to help on these cases. When it comes to security clearance appeals, there is no one better to help, and that’s exactly what happened with our client. With the team working for the best security clearance lawyer in the country standing with him, there was no doubt that he would win.

Life is hard, but keeping your security clearance shouldn’t be. Call today for help!

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline B & C
Madison Height, MI
January 2019

We don’t choose our family, but we do ultimately choose our loyalty. If you are loyal to the United States, though, can you lose your security clearance?

After growing up in Iraq and serving the Iraqi army under a mandatory service, a recent client of ours had the opportunity to emigrate to the United States with his wife and three children. He wanted a better life for himself and his family, so he began the immigration process. Despite being qualified in Iraq for various technical jobs and experience in the oil industry, he gladly took a job at a hotel chain to support his family in their new country. After seven years of this, a new chance came to our client as he clamored to aid the United States army as a linguist and cultural advisor, a job that is invaluable to our troops stationed in the Middle East.

After showing nothing but loyalty to his country and fellow serviceman, it was quite a devastating shock when he was presented with a Statement of Reasons with Guideline B allegations for his father and siblings who lived in Iraq and Guideline C allegation for his voting in Iraq after becoming a Naturalized citizen of the US. He admitted to everything in his Response to SOR and provided explanations for his family members (foreign influence) and his attempt to use his citizenship in Iraq (foreign preference) as a means to vote for democracy to come to the Iraqi people. While his intentions were good, the government did not accept them as pure.

That’s when he came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help in his hearing. This case was hardly a challenge for Mr. Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance attorney and his team. Mr. Edmunds was able to successfully satisfy all the concerns of the government in order to keep our client’s security clearance. With over forty years of experience, Mr. Edmunds is considered a subject matter expert in this field.

Don’t give up! Find out what opportunities exist with the Edmunds Law Firm! Call 800.481.2526 today!

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard Personnel Security Appeals Board
Victory from Personal Appearance
Kodiak, AK
Guideline E
January 2019

Honesty is the best policy. At least, that’s what people say. But should you really be punished for being honest?

After having both parents serve the United States, a recent client for the Edmunds Law Firm was ready to serve her country in any capacity. She worked hard through high school and attended college. While there, she even met her future husband. After graduation, she met a recruiter for the U.S. Coast Guard and was eager to follow her parents’ legacy of service. She excelled in the Coast Guard until she had to correct a previous omission. When she met the recruiter, a friend of hers explained that his prior drug use had been cause for him to be turned away. Our client was fearful that, if she mentioned her previous experimenting with marijuana back in high school, her chances to serve in the Coast Guard would be ruined. She told the recruiter that she had never used drugs and later answered the same on her SF-86. When she was under a personnel subject interview, she decided it would be for the best to be as honest as possible.

Our client was quickly served with a Statement of Reasons listing out several Guideline E, personal conduct, allegations for the drug use in high school and for not disclosing the drug use. Not wanting to lose her security clearance, she came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm—home of Attorney Edmunds, this country’s best security clearance lawyer—for help on her Response to SOR. Through this, she was able to explain what happened and her full reasoning behind why she did not disclose the information before.

When the Response to SOR was not considered enough to appease the government, our client went to a personal appearance where Attorney Ryan Nerney was able to help her win back her security clearance. With offices from coast to coast and a reputation of over forty years of security clearance experience, Mr. Edmunds only hires the best.

The truth may set you free, but the Edmunds Law Firm will help you keep your job! Call today to find out how we can help!

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DOHA Telework Site
Victory from Personal Appearance
Fallbrook, CA
Guideline K & E
December 2018

Can you lose your security clearance from a miscommunication or hearsay? Not if Mr. Edmunds has a say!

After twenty years of active duty in the Marine Corps with an honorable discharge, a recent client of ours did not just remain in retirement. Instead, our client continued to work for the government in an effort to serve his country to the best of his ability. In total, he has provided nearly thirty years of service to the United States. One would think his loyalty and continuous devotion to his country above even his thirty-five year marriage would be enough.

Our client had an incident reported to his JPAS implying that, despite having the authority and capability to train others, he was considered directly responsible for the deviation of proper procedure when handling a package. This incident became part of an inquiry which supposedly revealed three other instances of mishandling classified material (Guideline K) allegations. In addition to this, our client received a few Guideline E allegations for not being prompt in returning his security manager’s call which was considered “evasive.” All of these were detailed in a devasting Statement of Reasons.

Thankfully, he came to the Edmunds Law Firm, run by Mr. Edmunds, the best security clearance attorney in the country, for help on his Response to SOR. Through this, we were able to explain many of the concerns listed in his SOR, such as the “evasive” missed calls being little more than hearsay or the mishandled classified information not being blamed on him in the first place, but this was not considered enough by the government to mitigate all of their concerns.

We fought this decision with a hearing, where Attorney Ryan Nerney stood up for our client and helped win back his security clearance. With the excellent team working with this country’s leading security clearance attorney, Alan Edmunds, there was hardly a concern.

Don’t miss your chance! Call the Edmunds Law Firm now!

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DOHA Telework Site
Victory from Hearing
Merced, CA
Guideline F
December 2018

When you’re down on your luck and trying to pay back your debts, let the Edmunds Law Firm help you!

After joining in with a company as 1/3 partner, our client thought he would be set for life as they were already in a multi-million dollar contract when he joined. Unfortunately, the other two-thirds of the company decided they would rather spend their time suing anything and anyone they could instead of building the company. Our client’s salary was cut to zero, and he didn’t qualify for unemployment. His debts began to pile up as he fell below the poverty line. He began working in Afghanistan and working on his finances via counseling. He applied for a security clearance, and he was issued a Statement of Reasons which he was able to handle as his finances were being taken care of. However, anyone can face medical necessities, just as our client did when he had to have a disc removed from his neck and knee replacement surgery shortly after. Between these two instances, he was unable to work and fell behind in his debts payments. He was issued a second Statement of Reasons for the same financial allegations.

Considering he was about to deploy, he came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR.  Unfortunately, the government did not consider his explanation and good-faith efforts enough, so he had to proceed to a hearing. Thankfully, he stayed with us at the Edmunds Law Firm, where only the best is employed by Mr. Edmunds, this country’s top security clearance attorney. Our client was helped through the hearing process by Attorney Ryan Nerney and led to victory.

Keep your security clearance! Call to find out how we can help in your security clearance appeal.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from SOR Withdrawal
Dover, NJ
Guideline F
December 2018

The health of ourselves and our family comes first. At least, that’s what would be understandable. But can this priority jeopardize your security clearance?

When our client was seventeen, she and her parents immigrated to the United States from Colombia, South America. They eventually moved to New Jersey where she threw herself into perfecting her English so she could go back to school and get a good job. After graduating with a degree in business, she got a job perfecting technical procedures and testing, and she knew that her job was essential to the service of her country. After fifteen years with a security clearance with nothing but loyalty and dedication to her country, the homeowner’s association she was involved in, took her to court for supposedly unpaid fees. The stress and worry weighed on her and caused a minor heart attack. This left her with no choice but to put her health above other priorities, including some bills.

That’s when she was served with a Statement of Reasons for Guideline F or financial considerations allegations. These were all bills she had fallen behind on in after suffering her heart attack and having to deal with her homeowner’s association court dispute. She was already working with a lawyer to help with paying back these debts, and she was understandably devastated when her proven loyalty to the United States was ignored in favor of challenging her security clearance.

She came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help from Mr. Edmunds, this country’s top security clearance attorney. With our offices from coast to coast, there was a dedicated team supporting her through her Response to SOR. In the process of reviewing her case, the government came to the conclusion that our client was not someone who deserved this hassle. They issued a notice of withdrawal, and her security clearance was left intact.

Sometimes the mere presence of the Edmunds Law Firm is enough. Call 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline E, G, & J
San Diego, CA
December 2018

We’ve all had something we are embarrassed about. That one thing that we don’t want to admit, or at least need to come to terms with. Can that embarrassing detail really cost you your security clearance?

A recent client with well over a forty years of working for the United States government was dealing with something far too many people battle, alcoholism. He tried on his own to push through and deal with this issue, but he wound up acknowledging his problem and seeking treatment. In addition to completing a treatment program, he attends regular psychiatry appointments. He has remained abstinent and sober in his efforts to make himself healthier. Considering he had maintained three years of sobriety, one would think his past mistakes would not be held against him, right?

That’s what our client thought until he was presented with a Statement of Reasons detailing Guideline E (personal conduct) allegations for supposedly lying on his SF-86, Guideline G (alcohol consumption) allegations for his past abuse, and Guideline J (criminal conduct) allegations for some arrests on his record for public drunkenness. Our client had either been dismissed or served probation in addition to completing his treatment programs for all of the allegations under Guideline G and Guideline J. However, he was unaware of the requirements for answering certain sections of his SF-86. He was otherwise completely open and honest regarding his past.

With his Statement of Reasons in hand, he came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm. With over forty years of experience, our client was in the extremely capable hands of Mr. Edmunds, this country’s best security clearance attorney, and his dedicated team. With his Response to SOR, we fought for our client and his right to serve his country with a security clearance.

Speak out. Don’t be embarrassed by the past. Call the Edmunds Law Firm for help today!

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Defense Intelligence Agency
Central Adjudication Facility
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline E
Triangle, VA
December 2018

Can a victim of financial fraud and abuse lose their security clearance? Not as long as the Edmunds Law Firm is here to help!

We’ve all been naïve and made mistakes. We’ve also all heard the old platitude “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” This is likely the idea in the back of our client’s mind when she reluctantly agreed to go to Vegas with an old fling from her police training days. After she was pressured into a Vegas marriage with this previous dating partner, she returned to her Army training. Shortly after this trip, she was pulled into a manipulative, deceitful relationship in which her “spouse” filled for a marriage certificate without her knowledge, took out loans, and even resorted to abuse. Despite dealing with a messy divorce and many other personal matters, she remained loyal to her service in the Army and went through four various deployments.

When being interviewed, our client felt uncomfortable calling her previous relationship a marriage, so she called it a “sham” and the subsequent financial manipulation “identity theft”. Despite being otherwise honest, she was hit with a Statement of Reasons with several Guideline E (personal conduct) allegations. She immediately came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on her Response to SOR. She bravely told her story, explaining everything from her survival in an abusive relationship to an assault she suffered from during one of her deployments.

Even though her Response was thorough, the government wanted more, and the Edmunds Law Firm was there to help her through her personal appearance. With Mr. Edmunds, this country’s top security clearance attorney by her side, our client was able to hold her head high and win back her security clearance.

Don’t lose your security clearance when you can have the best security clearance lawyer with offices coast-to-coast on your side. Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline K
Sneads Ferry, NC
November 2018

Can the government really punish you for being over-prepared for your job? Not if as long as Mr. Edmunds has a say in it.

A Marine Corps officer native to New York came close to losing his security clearance for studying. He is a family man who has been through several deployments despite having turned down a job in his home state. He showed loyalty to his country through his service and dedication, so when he was presented with a Statement of Reasons accusing him of Guideline K (handling protected information) violations including espionage, he was deeply insulted and hurt. He had never shown anything more than absolute reliability toward his country.

Feeling out of his depth, he came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. Through this, we were able to explain and successfully prove that the materials were either unclassified or were taken under the attempt to study them for upcoming assignments. The accusation of espionage was insane, and with the strong team of professionals with Mr. Edmunds, this country’s best security clearance attorney, our client was able to keep his security clearance.

Don’t lose your security clearance from studying! Call the Edmunds Law Firm at 800.481.2526 today.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline B & E
Bethesda, MD
November 2018

Love can’t be controlled by differing countries, and it doesn’t have to be if the Edmunds Law Firm has a say.

As an Officer in the National Guard, our client was dealing with many momentous life occasions. He was going back to school for his Ph.D. He was struggling through a messy divorce with his ex-wife who moved back to her home country of China, and he had to pay her court-ordered child support. He was also in the process of having his new wife’s citizenship legalized as she had moved from China for better opportunities when they met. On top of all that, he and his new wife had a child together he had to support with his security clearance.

Of course, no one would think to threaten his job with so many people relying on his help, right?

That’s what he thought too until he was hit with a Statement of Reasons with Guideline B and Guideline E violations for his relationships with “foreign nationals” and for having supposedly lied in a personal subject interview. He knew the answers to these allegations as he had no relationship with foreign nationals beyond child support to his ex-wife and his current wife who would be giving up her Chinese citizenship soon. As far as the supposed lies in his interviews, he knew there was a mistake in the Statement of Reasons that was causing a miscommunication in addition to inaccurate rural Chinese birth records.

Needless to say, with a lot of things out of his hands, our client came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. With over forty years of experience in security clearance appeal cases, we were able to speak on our client’s behalf and explain his case. We were able to fight for him while he continued to serve his country. Considering Mr. Edmunds is this country’s best security clearance attorney, it came as no surprise when our client won back his security clearance. He plans to return in the future when he needs help on his SF-86!

Win back your security clearance today! Call 800.481.2526 and learn what the Edmunds Law Firm can do for you.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline E, H, & J
Riverdale, IL
November 2018

Can the Edmunds Law Firm help a previous addict?

Recently, a Navy reserve officer was discharged on suspicion that he would suffer from PTSD. He was expecting his first child and had a loyalty to his country he still holds today. He hoped to support his growing family with his dedication to serving the United States. Unfortunately, their Navy PTS program was right in their prediction as the officer began suffering from a painful health condition exacerbated by his oncoming depression and anxiety. Desperate for relief, he turned to recreational marijuana.

Despite the fact that he was not active duty or in his reserve enlistment, he was served with a Statement of Reasons that listed out violations for Guideline E (personal conduct), Guideline H (drug misuse), and Guideline J (criminal conduct). He wrote up his own Response to SOR explaining that he had only used the marijuana in a legal state, he had already completed a rehabilitation program, and he was participating in counseling and developing coping skills for his PTSD. Of course, this wasn’t enough as marijuana is not legal on the federal level, and his security clearance was still in jeopardy.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm to represent him in his hearing. Because Mr. Edmunds is this country’s leading security clearance attorney, he only employs the best on his team in order to work security clearance appeals. That’s how Attorney Ryan Nerney led our client to victory, ensuring that he could continue to serve his country and family with his security clearance.

Don’t suffer alone. Reach out to the Edmunds Law Firm so we can help!

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Service Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Victory from Withdrawal of SOR
Guideline F
Alexandria, VA
November 2018

Sometimes the mere presence of the Edmunds Law Firm is enough to get your case dismissed.

That’s exactly what happened to a recent client of ours. She was given a Statement of Reasons with Guideline F violations that named off several debts and a foreclosure. She handled her Response to SOR on her own as she felt that she had the accurate documentation to show the debts were not correct or were being paid off.

When her response wasn’t considered enough, she came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help. As the experienced team with this country’s greatest security clearance attorney, Alan Edmunds, set to work submitting her documents for a hearing, the government backed down. The allegations on her Statement of Reasons were withdrawn, and her case was dismissed. While this does not always happen, Mr. Edmunds has over forty years of experience in security clearance matters that many would not want to challenge.

Don’t wait for them to come after your security clearance! Call today to find out how we can help!

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Service Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline B
Oak Creek, WI
November 2018

We don’t choose where we are born or who our family is. Why then, should any of that be held against us?

That is exactly what happened to a recent client when he was hit with a Statement of Reasons with only Guideline B violations. These violations indicated that he would be subjected to foreign influence solely because his parents and siblings still lived in Pakistan. He did his own Response to SOR, simply stating that he admitted to those allegations. They were all family members who were citizens and residents of Pakistan. How else was he to answer?

When he realized this would be held against him, our client came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his security clearance appeal. As he went into the hearing, he was in the expert hands of Attorney Alan Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance attorney. It was a simple matter winning back our client’s security clearance.

Don’t let your past define you, but rather your loyalty. Call 800.481.2526 to keep your security clearance!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline B, H, K, & E
Hampstead, NC
November 2018

Can a Tinder date cost you your security clearance? Not of Attorney Alan Edmunds has any say.

The allegations on this Statement of Reasons ranged from Guideline B for having a relationship while overseas, to Guideline H for using a muscle relaxant, to Guideline K for taking hard drives home to a lockbox when his destination and source were closed, and Guideline E for all of the above. Our client came straight to us for help on his Response to SOR, but the government wanted more from him.

Thankfully, he stuck with us at the Edmunds Law Firm through his hearing, and he was accompanied by Mr. Edmunds, the best security clearance attorney in the country. This security clearance appeal was simple for a man with over forty years of experience in security clearance matters. Needless to say, our client won.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline G, H, & J
Norton, MA
October 2018

People tend to “not have a problem” until it becomes a problem. Only then can they seek out help. Can those past problems really jeopardize your security clearance?

In fact, they can, as a recent client of ours discovered when he was presented with a Statement of Reasons listing out his past mistakes as Guideline G, H, and J violations (alcohol abuse, drug misuse, and criminal conduct). While he had struggled with heavy drinking and social marijuana use on a few occasions, several years had passed since his last incident, and he had a firm grip on his impulse control.

He came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR in order to articulate how he had changed and learned from his mistakes in his youth. When more was asked of him, we were there for his hearing too. Our client knew he was in capable hands with Mr. Edmunds, a subject matter expert, and this country’s best security clearance attorney. The team at the Edmunds Law Firm got him through his security clearance appeal and won his case.

Come to us with your security clearance problems. Call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help.

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline D & E
Sykesville, MD
October 2018

Downloading music may seem pretty easy in this day and age, but doing so without permission may result in some pretty serious consequences. But can it really cost your security clearance?

This is exactly what a recent client of ours recently found out when he was served with a Statement of Reasons for Guideline D and E violations. This SOR alleged that he had downloaded child pornography from a website, but our client had done no such thing. Rather, it was a computer virus that put files on his computer while he was downloading music when he was young and broke.

He came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. We built his case in the response, and when the government wanted more, we were there for his hearing. Our client was in excellent hands as Mr. Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance attorney, led him to victory and a reinstated security clearance.

Don’t get a virus! Get the Edmunds Law Firm to help with your security clearance appeal.

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DOHA Telework Site
Victory from Hearing
Guideline F
Milford, CA
October 2018

Tax season is the worst time of year for some. Thankfully, it doesn’t get worse than crunching numbers and paying the government. Right?

Our client found out just how much worse tax season could get when his security clearance was nearly revoked. He was given a Statement of Reasons after he failed to pay a tax lien one year, a Guideline F violation. He tried to handle his Response to SOR on his own, but he even acknowledged that he did not have all the necessary information to properly respond to it.

When he was denied, he came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help in his security clearance appeal. Because Mr. Edmunds is this country’s leading security clearance attorney, he only employs the best to fight for our clients. That’s how our very own Attorney Ryan Nerney successfully stood by our client in his hearing and won back his security clearance.

Keeping your security clearance can be taxing, but it doesn’t have to be. Call our coast to coast offices to find out how the best security clearance lawyer in the country can help.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline B
Fayetteville, NC
October 2018

Family is a blessing, but can the family you don’t even speak with cost you your security clearance?

This is exactly what nearly happened with a linguist for special forces in Iraq. He was given a Statement of Reasons with Guideline Bviolations due to his supposed “interests” in Iraq with his parents and siblings. He was honest in his Response to SOR about his family being citizens of Iraq, but this was not enough.

He came to the Edmunds Law Firm, much like how he came to America, seeking help in his fight for freedom. He wanted nothing more than to serve America, even if it meant he could never contact his own family for their safety. Mr. Edmunds, this country’s top security clearance attorney, saw that loyalty and passion in our client and made sure it was seen in his hearing. Thanks to over forty years of experience in security clearance matters, this was an easy win. Our client was ready to serve the country he called home with hissecurity clearance.

Family matters should not make you lose your security clearance. Call 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline E & K
Virginia Beach, VA
October 2018

Don’t forget to dot your “i”s and cross your “t”s or else you might lose your security clearance!

Sounds outrageous, right? Well, it nearly happened to a recent client of ours. He was given a Statement of Reasons after nearly two years for Guideline E due to some minor work violations and Guideline K violations for supposedly not following proper instructions to get a signature. He immediately corrected that mistake, and it has never been repeated. Despite knowing this, he came straight to theEdmunds Law Firm for help.

Thanks to Mr. Edmunds’ subject matter expertise, he only employs the most dedicated team to put together a Response to SOR, no matter the case. Through the hard work in coast to coast offices, our client rightfully won his security clearance and made sure to sign for it!

Don’t miss the dotted line. Find out how the country’s leading security clearance attorney can help you.

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#responsetoSOR

Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline F
October 2018

Can one late payment destroy your security clearance?

Something like that seems impossible when you think about it, but it nearly happened to a recent client. He had filed for bankruptcy and was making payments on several overdue accounts, but he missed one payment which canceled his bankruptcy plan. He was quickly served a Statement of Reasons with Guideline F violations for all his financial woes, even some that were already resolved. He came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help with his Response to SOR in which he had a chance to explain each and every allegation.

When this wasn’t deemed enough, he stuck it through with the Edmunds Law Firm as we continued to his hearing. These types of security clearance appeals are second nature to Mr. Edmunds, the best security clearance lawyer in the country, and this case was just as easy. Our client left with his security clearance and a fresh start.

Don’t get bogged down by debt and lose your security clearance. Call for the expert help of Mr. Edmunds today!

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline F & E
Fredericksburg, VA
October 2018

It seems that no matter how you do your finances, they will come back to haunt you, but can they really cost your security clearance?

That’s exactly what nearly happened when a recent client at the Edmunds Law Firm came to us for help. This sixteen year veteran of the Marine Corps had just been slapped with a Statement of Reasons with Guideline F violations for debts that were not even his and aGuideline E violation for supposedly lying about it on his SF-86. We help him with his Response to SOR in which we explained on his behalf that some of the debts were his wife’s and the rest were unknown as a result of identity theft. He had no idea any of that was happening, so how could he have lied on his SF-86.

Apparently, the response was not enough, but we stuck with him through the hearing. Mr. Edmunds, the top security clearance attorney in the country, led our client to victory. When our client left he had his name cleared and his security clearance restored.

Can Mr. Edmunds, the attorney with over forty years of experience and a subject matter expert, help you on your case? Call today and find out!

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#SF86consult

Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline B
Austin, TX
October 2018

No one can help who their family is, but you can help who you are loyal to.

It seems fierce loyalty to her country was not enough when a recent client of ours when she was given a Statement of Reasons with Guideline B violations that insisted her relatives in Jordan would cause foreign interest concerns. As many people do, she wanted to try and get the Response to SOR over with, so she did it herself. Unfortunately, despite explaining her relationships with her relatives and her dedication to America, this was not enough.

That’s when she sought out the Edmunds Law Firm for help in her hearing. In this security clearance appeal, she had Mr. Edmunds, himself, and she could not have been in better hands. As the best security clearance lawyer in the country, Mr. Edmunds has over forty years of experience in these types of cases. Needless to say, she won her security clearance.

Family isn’t all you have to rely on. Call 800.481.2526 for help in your security clearance matter.

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#securityclearance
#DOHAhearings
#responsetoSOR

Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline G & J
October 2018

A recovering alcoholic and a security clearance? Mr. Edmunds is here to help!

After struggling with alcohol misuse and showing significant improvement as well as maintaining sobriety, our client was confident in his ability to move past these regrets. That is until he was hit with a Statement of Reasons throwing all his mistakes back at him under Guidelines G & J for alcohol abuse and criminal conduct. Overwhelmed with the allegations, he came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help with his Response to SOR. In this response, we spoke on behalf of our client to explain he had not touched alcohol in about three years, and he was recovered.

When this was not enough, the Edmunds Law Firm stayed with him into the hearing. With Mr. Edmunds, this country’s leading Security Clearance Attorney and his talented staff, our client felt confident in the hands of Attorney Ryan Nerney. He left with a new-found confidence and his security clearance intact.

Don’t lose your security clearance because of a rough patch in your life. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today!

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#DOHAhearings
#responsetoSOR

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline E
Lompoc, CA
October 2018

Can a prank from your old college teammates cost your security clearance?

That’s exactly what nearly happened to a recent client. He had always maintained no illegal drug use and minimal drinking due to his upbringing and desire to serve his country. However, this nearly came to a halt when his old sports team reminded him of a time they were celebrating and drinking, only this time they made up the fact that they had convinced him to smoke marijuana. Our client, wanting to be honest even if it cost him a job, wrote about this incident on an application. He was served a Statement of Reasons for his troubles with violations under Guideline E (personal conduct).

He immediately came to the Edmunds Law Firm for his Response to SOR. We were able to explain that the “falsehood” on his SF-86 was due to a lame prank from his old friends. He had never actually lied, so there was no reason to keep him away from his security clearance. Because of Mr. Edmunds’ forty years’ experience and the team of paralegals working with him, our client was ready to serve his country with his security clearance restored.

Call the office of Mr. Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance attorney, to find out what we can do to help.

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#responsetoSOR
#SF86consult

Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline C & B
Nashville, TN
October 2018

Can your security clearance be revoked just because you help support your mother?

This is exactly what nearly happened to a recent client when he received a Statement of Reasons with Guideline Cand Guideline B violations. The Guideline C violation was ludicrous as it only listed having a foreign passport which was set to expire within a month of the Statement of Reasons. The Guideline B violations were downright hurtful as our client’s family in Iraq was being held against him, particularly the little bit of money he had sent to his mother to help. He tried to submit his Response to SOR on his own, but this did not help in his case.

Thankfully, he found the Edmund Law Firm for his hearing. With the help of Mr. Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance attorney, our client left the hearing with his security clearance restored. Mr. Edmunds prides himself in his subject matter expertise and coast to coast offices with handpicked staff who will fight for you.

Take care of your family and keep your security clearance! Call the Edmunds Law Firm now!

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#securityclearance
#DOHAhearings

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline F
Silver Spring, MD
October 2018

Every parent’s worst nightmare is a health problem befalling their children. Can the debt that may come with this terrible situation put your security clearance in jeopardy?

This is exactly what happened when a recent client had several hardships come into play at once. She went from married on a military base to having to support herself, her child, her grandchild, and two other relatives who were in need. Obviously, going from no bills to many bills is a lot for anyone, not to mention the burden of having to support others. Because of this, our client fell into some financial issues and, as a result, was presented with aStatement of Reasons with Guideline F (financial concerns) violations.

Feeling overwhelmed, she came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for relief. With over forty years of experience in security clearance matters, Mr. Edmunds and his team produced a Response to SOR that successfully won our client’s security clearance back.

Don’t drown in debt and lose your security clearance. Reach out to the best security clearance attorney in the country to learn how you can fight back.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline E & I
Tampa, FL
October 2018

Can the government use PTSD and marital disagreements to take away your security clearance?

As it turns out, this nearly happened when a client at the Edmunds Law Firm was hit with a Statement of Reasonsfull of false violations regarding his personal conduct with his wife under Guideline E and his diagnosis of PTSD under Guideline I for psychological conditions. This loyal lieutenant colonel knew he needed help in fighting back.

He came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm where Mr. Edmunds, the best security clearance lawyer in the country,and his experienced team produced a Response to SOR for our client. With this detailed response in hand, he won back his security clearance.

Security clearance appeals can be hard when you fight alone. Let the Edmunds Law Firm stand with you! Call 800.481.2526 now!

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#responsetoSOR

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline E & J
Oceanside, CA
October 2018

Could an expunged record for a minor charge cause you to lose your security clearance?

That’s exactly what nearly happened to a recent client when he was issued a Statement of Reasons for Guideline E(personal conduct) and Guideline J (criminal conduct) after he supposedly lied about having a criminal record on hisSF-86. Even though his record was expunged for a minor disorderly conduct, he was expected to tell all about it.

That’s when he came to the Edmunds Law Firm where—with a team under Mr. Edmunds, this nation’s top security clearance attorney—he was able to develop a Response to SOR. That was all it took for him to win back his security clearance with no further steps necessary.

Find out how our coast to coast offices can aid in your security clearance appeal. Call today!

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters
Office of Protective Services
Victory from Response to Letter of Intent
Guideline E, K, & M
Gloucester, VA
October 2018

Minor slips happen in life, but can they cause you to lose your security clearance?

This nearly happened to our client when he received a Letter of Intent (similar in nature to a Statement of Reasons) which accused him of violating Guideline E for personal conduct, Guideline K for handling protected information, and Guideline M for misuse of information technology. These claims suggested that he had not followed procedure completely when destroying some secret information. Our client realized he needed help.

He reached out to the Edmunds Law Firm to complete his Response to LOI. While working with us, we developed a response that explained and proved just how reliable our client was and how this was a tiny slip as opposed to all his many other successes at the workplace. Because he contacted the office of Mr. Edmunds, the best security clearance lawyer in the country, he won his security clearance back.

Don’t make a mistake! Call 800.481.2526 today!

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#responsetoSOR
#responsetoLOI

Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline E
Woodbridge, VA
October 2018

Is it possible that an ex-husband can ruin your chances for a security clearance?

That nearly happened for a recent client of ours. Despite being separated from her husband for over three years, she was served with aStatement of Reasons claiming that his criminal behavior made her untrustworthy under a personal conduct or Guideline E violation. As strange as this may sound, their separation and all-but-in-writing divorce wasn’t considered enough in her Response to SOR.

Thank goodness she had the Edmunds Law Firm to stand with her and go to her hearing. Thanks to over forty years of experience in security clearance matters, it was a simple matter for Mr. Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance lawyer to prove that she was not responsible for her ex-husband’s behavior. She was able to leave with her pride and her security clearance intact.

Don’t let a bad relationship cost you your security clearance. Find out how the Edmunds Law Firm can help!

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#responsetoSOR
#DOHAhearings

Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline J & F
Stevensville, MD
October 2018

Have you ever forgotten about a debt? What about getting arrested for an argument about a child’s discipline? Can either of these things cost you your security clearance?

This almost happened to a recent client! He was given a Statement of Reasons when they decided to serve him with Guideline J and Guideline F allegations. After his ex-girlfriend called the police for spanking her child and some debts were found under his name, our client was at a complete loss. He came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. Despite an excellent response, it was time to go to a hearing.

That’s when the figure-head of the Edmunds Law Firm, Mr. Edmunds, himself stepped in for the hearing. Our client knew he was in good hands as the country’s leading security clearance attorney who has over forty years of experience under his belt went straight in for victory. Our client walked away with his head held high and hissecurity clearance restored.

Don’t let your finances overwhelm you into losing your security clearance. Find out how the Edmunds Law Firmcan help you now!

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#responsetoSOR
#DOHAhearings

Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline H, J, & E
Suitland, MD
October 2018

Can taking responsibility cost you your security clearance?

This nearly happened to a recent client when he was given a Statement of Reasons listing out allegations for Guideline H for his past marijuana use, Guideline J for a DUI, and Guideline E for supposedly lying on his SF-86despite the fact that the previous charges were from his distant past and he, like many others, had misread the question. When he submitted his Response to SOR, he was open and honest about his past, trying to show the government that he had grown. This was not enough, however, so he sought out help.

He found it with the Edmunds Law Firm as he helped him through the hearing process. Mr. Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance attorney, led our client to victory. When in the hand of this subject matter expert, our client won his security clearance back.

Don’t let the government use your past against you! Keep your security clearance by calling 800.481.2526.

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#securityclearance
#DOHAhearings
#SF86consult

Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Western Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline G, J, & E
Sherwood, AR
October 2018

Can you be relieved of your past? Can you continue to have a security clearance with DUIs on your record?

A recent client at the Edmunds Law Firm found out that he did not have to fight his allegations alone. He was hit with a Statement of Reasons listing out allegations for Guideline G for his past alcohol abuse, Guideline J for his DUIs and similar charges on record, and Guideline E for his overall personal conduct. Our client always took responsibility for his actions, and this continued when he provided his Response to SOR. However, despite explaining his charges and the significant amount of time passing, his security clearance was denied.

That’s when he came to the Edmunds Law Firm where he was aided by the team behind Mr. Edmunds, his country’s leading Security Clearance Attorney. It was with our coast to coast offices and Attorney Ryan Nerney that our client was able to plead his case at a hearing and win his security clearance.

Call 800.481.2526 now and find out how to keep your security clearance!

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#DOHAhearings

Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline G & Guideline J
Norfolk, VA
October 2018

We’ve all been young and a little reckless in certain circumstances. Thankfully, most of us don’t make mistakes that may come back to bite us.

Unfortunately, that happened with a recent client who was given a Statement of Reasons listing out several Guideline G and Guideline J allegations. Due to these alcohol abuse and criminal conduct accusations putting his security clearance at risk, our client came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. With that, he was able to voice his explanations on each charge. Most importantly, he was able to express remorse and take responsibility for his actions. When the response was not enough, our client knew we could help.

With Mr. Edmunds as this country’s leading Security Clearance Attorney, his associate Attorney Ryan Nerney led our client through the process of his hearing and won his security clearance.

If you think your past may come back to haunt you, call the Edmunds Law Firm today and learn how the best security clearance lawyer can help you.

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#securityclearance
#responsetoSOR
#DOHAhearings

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guidelines E & F
Brunswick, GA
September 2018

Have you ever been given exciting benefits through your workplace? A company car, travel, or even a card to an expense account?

That’s exactly what happened with a recent client of ours when she was allowed a charge card for official expenses. Unfortunately, due to not being fully aware of policies and rules in regards to this card, she was given a Statement of Reasons with Guideline E and Guideline F allegations. Her personal conduct was due to the fact that she had used the card on some personal charges as a means of tracking her budget and the financial allegations were the charges themselves. She knew she was right, but she needed a voice to stand up on her behalf.

That’s when she found the Edmunds Law Firm, where a team led by the country’s leading security clearance attorney, prepared a Response to SOR on her behalf. With over forty years of experience in security clearance appeals, the Edmunds Law Firm easily presented her case and secured her security clearance.

Don’t lose your security clearance. Call 800.481.2526 and learn how you can clear your charges!

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#securityclearance
#responsetoSOR

Defense Intelligence Agency
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guidelines E, G, I, & J
Lithia, FL
September 2018

The most difficult part of dealing with a problem is acknowledging that the problem exists.

A recent client at the Edmunds Law Firm was served with a wake up call in the form of a Statement of Reasons for his admitted behavior and history with alcohol use including Guideline E for personal conduct, Guideline G for the alcohol abuse, Guideline I for his psychological issues, and Guideline J for an unfortunate tendency to drive while intoxicated. He came to us for help to not only with his case and hissecurity clearance but to prove that he could change and take responsibility for his actions.

The Edmunds Law Firm was able to guide our client through the process of a personal appearance. With the help of Mr. Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance attorney, our client was able to receive redemption and his security clearance.

Find out the best security clearance lawyer, Alan Edmunds, and his coast to coast team can help in your security clearance appeal.

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#securityclearance
#personalappearance
#hearings

Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Telework Site
Victory from Hearing
Guideline F
San Diego, CA
September 2018

When an ailment, injury, or tragedy occurs in life, there is one thing that throw everything into a spiral: medical debt.

A recent client was presented with a Statement of Reasons riddled with Guideline F allegations due to several debts he had, most of them medical. Despite taking responsibility for all of these debts in hisResponse to SOR, he was unable to convince the government of his loyalty even with fourteen years of government work under his belt.

That’s when the Edmunds Law Firm stepped in and took this case to a security clearance appeal. The country’s leading security clearance attorney, Alan Edmunds, only hires the best to his team. That is how Attorney Ryan Nerney and our client were able to leave the hearing with our client’s security clearanceintact.

If you are dealing with debt, and your security clearance is in jeopardy, call the Edmunds Law Firm and see how over forty years of experience can stand with you.

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#securityclearance
#responsetoSOR
#GuidelineF
#DOHAhearings

Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Falls Church, VA
September 2018

We have all been young and a little reckless at some point. We learn from this and move past it, but in this case the company our client kept almost lost him his security clearance.

Our client was given a heavy Statement of Reasons with several allegations falling under Guideline H for drug use, Guideline G for a DWI of alcohol, Guideline J for any criminal conduct discussed in the allegations under H and G, and Guideline E for doing all of it while holding access to classified information. Feeling overwhelmed, he came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. Unfortunately, despite his explanations of the significant amount of time since any form of drug use as well as his acceptance of responsibility regarding the DWI, the government did not accept his response.

Thankfully, he stuck with the Edmunds Law Firm and went to a hearing, with the country’s leading security clearance attorney, Mr. Alan Edmunds. With Mr. Edmunds at his side, our client was able to win back his security clearance.

Don’t let any past errors put your security clearance at risk! Call 800.481.2526 and find out what the team at the Edmunds Law Firm can do for you.

Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Spring Lake, NC
September 2018

Who could ever imagine paperwork being so troublesome?

Our client found this out the hard way when he was served with a Statement of Reasons listing out Guideline F violations for several debts and Guideline E violations for supposedly lying on his SF-86. He came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for his Response to SOR where a dedicated team member in the office of the country’s leading Security Clearance Attorney helped explain that several of the debts on theSOR were being disputed, did not belong to him, or were already paid off as well as the “lie” on SF-86 being caused by misinformation in his paperwork during a transfer.

When this supposedly was not enough, Attorney Alan Edmunds went with our client to a hearing to appeal for his security clearance. As a subject matter expert, this case was no challenge for Mr. Edmunds who has over forty years of experience in this field, and our client left with his security clearance reinstated.

If you are fighting to keep your security clearance matter, call 800.481.2526 now!

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#securityclearance
#DOHAhearings
#responsetoSOR
#SF86consult

Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Victory from Personal Appearance
Moreno Valley, CA
September 2018

Most misunderstandings don’t end that badly. In fact, normally they are laughed off and dismissed. Despite this, a misunderstanding nearly cost this woman her security clearance.

After nearly a decade of service, imagine our client’s surprise when she was hit with a Statement of Reasons. They listed out Criminal Conduct, Handling Protected Information, and Personal Conduct, accusing her of forging documents, removing files from a locked cabinet, and dishonest behavior for both herself and when training new members. She decided to submit her Response to SOR on her own, in which she denied the forgery, explained the incorrect assumption of mishandled protected information, and expressed a that any behavior construed as dishonest was not her intention, but this wasn’t enough.

Luckily, she came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help. With offices from coast to coast, Mr. Edmunds only employs the best to maintain his reputation of the country’s leading Security Clearance Attorney. That’s how Mr. Ryan Nerney led our client through the security clearance appeal process and was able to win back her security clearance.

If you are struggling and need help with your security clearance troubles, call and found out how we can help today!

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#securityclearance
#DOHAhearings

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
La Mesa, CA
September 2018

Can you lose your security clearance over debts you don’t even have?

This nearly happened to our client who was served with a Guideline F Statement of Reasons despite the fact that he had disputed the listed financial accounts with the appropriate debtors and was having them removed from his credit report. When he was given this SOR, our client new to contact the Edmunds Law Firm.

With a Response to SOR, the dedicated team at the Edmunds Law Firm was able to win his case easily so he could keep his security clearance. As a subject matter expert and the country’s leading security clearance attorney, Mr. Edmunds only employs the best in his coast to coast offices.

If you are in need of help in keeping your security clearance, find out how we can help by calling (571)527-4925 today.

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#securityclearance
#responsetoSOR

Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washing Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Peoria, AZ
September 2018

One would think that after over a decade of loyalty and service to a country that this would be evidence enough that they do not have any form of foreign preference or influence.

This was not the case for a recent client of ours who was hit with a Statement of Reasons listing his preference for a foreign country under Guideline C due to his foreign passport and his risk of influence under Guideline B due to some family member in Jordan. Our client obviously was upset to be served with this SOR, especially after over thirteen years of service. He wrote his own Response to SOR, but that was denied.

That’s when he called The Edmunds Law Firm to have his day in a hearing to prove his case. Attorney Alan Edmunds is this country’s leading Security Clearance attorney and he has a strong team including Attorney Ryan Nerney who took our client to court and won his security clearance back.

Whether it is a Response to SOR or hearing or anything in-between, find out how the Edmunds Law Firm can help you today!

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#securityclearance
#DOHAhearing

Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Victory from Hearing
Fort Washington, MD
August 2018

Nearly everyone struggles with finances. It’s nothing to be ashamed about, yet it can be used against us.

That’s exactly what happened recently when our client was served a Statement of Reasons with Guideline F and a Guideline E violations. Under Guideline F, the financial considerations guideline, it was stated that she had some debts while the Guideline E, the personal conduct guideline, said she had lied on her e-QIP. Our client initially turned in a Response to SOR on her own in which she pointed out that she didn’t read the question carefully enough and that the “lie” was a mistake. She also explained the circumstance of her debts, but none of this was good enough.

That’s when she sought out a Subject Matter Expert. She wanted someone to help her have her hearing in front of DOHA and win. She chose the Edmunds Law Firm and the best Security Clearance Lawyer in the country, Attorney Alan Edmunds. She walked away with her security clearance intact, and her head held high.

Don’t be ashamed to reach out for help. Contact the Edmunds Law Firm to find out what our team can do for you!

DOHA Telework Site
Victory from Hearing
San Diego, CA
August 2018

Family can really bother you sometimes, but you don’t choose them. That being said, could they really cause you to lose your security clearance?

This almost happened to our client when he was given a Statement of Reasons with a Guideline B: Foreign Influence violation. His father was a citizen and officer in Iranian Army, and he had two sisters who were citizens and residents of Iran. Despite coming to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR in which it was explained that all foreign relatives were self-reliant and not threats to national security, he was still denied.

That’s when Attorney Ryan Nerney took our client’s voice to a hearing. As one of the team members in coast to coast offices at the Edmunds Law Firm, Attorney Ryan Nerney led our client’s case to victory. This is little surprise considering that he works with Mr. Edmunds, this country’s leading Security Clearance Attorney.

Is your security clearance in trouble? Do you need help? Call (571)527-4925 today.

Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Goose Creek, SC
August 2018

Life can be stressful. Especially when transferring jobs, filling out documents, and falling behind on bills.

When our client was given a Statement of Reasons marked with Guideline F & E allegations. With these financial and personal conduct accusations, he knew he needed the Edmunds Law Firm to help him with his response to this SOR. Despite this help, and the explanations provided for his bankruptcy and the accidental misinformation on his e-QIP, it wasn’t enough for the government.

Our client did not stop fighting, and neither did we. His case was taken to a hearing by Mr. Edmunds, who’s case results are reported on official government web sites. After facing off with the subject matter expert, opposition was useless. Our client walked away with his security clearance intact.

Does this sound like you? Are you worried about your security clearance? Call the Edmunds Law Firm at (571)527-4925 to put your mind at ease.

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US Department of Homeland Security
United States Coast Guard
Security Center
Victory from Response to Letter of Intent
Petaluma, CA
August 2018

Have you ever been advised to do something which later came back to haunt you?

That is exactly what happened to a recent client of ours. When he filled out his SF-86, a third party suggested that he not put down the dismissed underage drinking ticket or the infrequent marijuana use. Trusting this person, our client put nothing in those spots. Unfortunately, that meant that he was served with a Letter of Intent that included personal conduct, alcohol/drug misuse, and criminal allegations.

Thankfully, our client reached out to the Edmunds Law Firm. The team at this firm was able to help him mitigate all allegations and earn his chance for a security clearance. You don’t get these kind of results anywhere else. Mr. Edmunds’ case results are reported on official government web sites.

If you are concerned about your chances for a security clearance, are struggling with your security clearance, or think you may be in this kind of jeopardy, find out how we can help you today.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Jacksonville, NC
August 2018

This case serves as an example of why we should always read the fine print.

Due to misreading a question while filling out his e-QIP, a recent client answered a question incorrectly. When it asked “Have you ever been convicted of an offense involving alcohol or drugs?” he read this question as “in the last seven years.” Unfortunately, despite correcting himself in a later interview, this was not enough, and he was presented with a Statement of Reasons. The violations listed out were for Guideline E, also known as a personal conduct violation, because he “lied” on his e-QIP in addition to the description of his DWI from 2006. Because he was convicted, this allowed them to add in Guideline J, or criminal conduct, for his DWI.

He tried to give a Response to Statement of Reasons on his own, but he apparently didn’t convince them despite explaining his loyalty and need to provide for his daughter. That’s when he reached out to the Edmunds Law Firm to take his matter to a hearing.

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his team help with this security clearance appeal. Our client was able to earn his security clearance back due to selecting the best security clearance lawyer in the country who is also a subject matter expert.

Are you fighting you keep your security clearance? Whether it is a response, a hearing, or any other security matters, find out how we can help you by calling 1-800-481-2526 today.

Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Victory from Hearing
Glendale, AZ
August 2018

When a person immigrates to the US and serves in the Army, you would think that is a strong show of loyalty to their new country.

This loyalty was apparently not enough when a client of ours was given a Statement of Reasons with a Guideline B violation. This guideline insinuated that this man was at risk of being influenced by foreign peoples because he had family in Iraq, some of whom he had to support until they could join him. He provided a very heartfelt Response to his Statement of Reasons, but this explanation from a father of two was apparently not good enough for the government.

That’s when he reached out to the Edmunds Law Firm for his hearing. Attorney Ryan Nerney led this case to victory for our client with a team supporting the Edmunds Law name. Mr. Edmunds is this country’s leading Security Clearance Attorney with over 40 years of experience.

If you need help with your security clearance matter, find out how we can help. Call today.

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Victory from Hearing
Holmdel, NJ
August 2018

Can a two year old work violation and sick relatives hurt your job prospects?

That nearly happened to a recent client at the Edmunds Law Firm when he was served a statement of reasons listing Guideline K Guideline B violations. Guideline K affects how protected information is handled. In this case the client had received violations in the work place which were reported two years after they occurred yet had already been dealt with. Along with this, he was hit with Guideline B which is the threat of foreign influence. His violations were having sisters in India who he supported financially when unexpected bills came up on a couple of occasions since 1976.

After his response to statement of reasons was turned down, he realized that he could not tackle this issue alone. He sought out a subject matter expert to help take his case to a hearing. Luckily, he found theEdmunds Law Firm to step in and guide him through a security clearance appeal.

With offices coast to coast, our client was in the capable hands of Mr. Edmunds, this country’s leading Security Clearance Attorney, and he got his security clearance back.

If you are at risk of losing your clearance, find out how you can fight back today!

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Hearing
Ashburn, VA
August 2018

When you have a security clearance, your family is the last thing you will expect to jeopardize that clearance.

This is exactly what happened to our client recently when her relatives from Iraq and Sweden were being used against her in a Guideline B accusation. This claim that she would be targeted for coercion by her sisters and brother, and she would be influenced to go against her country was simply ludicrous.

Thankfully, she came to the Edmunds Law Firm for her security clearance appeal where a team of paralegals worked behind Mr. Edmunds as this country’s leading security clearance attorney. Through her hearing, she was able to fight back and win her security clearance.

With our coast to coast offices and over 40 years of legal experience, find out how we can help you today. Call 1-800-481-2526 to find out more!

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Victory from Hearing
Nashville, TN
August 2018

We all have in-laws who are a pain, but could they cause you to lose your security clearance?

Guideline B allegations imply that connections or contacts to other countries will cause a loyal government employee to be put in jeopardy of being manipulated or influenced by those contacts. When our client was told his family in Iraq was reason for him to lose his security clearance, he fought back. The family members listed off in his statement of reasons were either dead, in different countries, U.S. citizens, or in-laws that he no longer spoke with. While our client was not born in the U.S., this country is where his loyalties are held, and the idea that those relationships would change this was ridiculous to anyone who met him.

Luckily, the Edmunds Law Firm was there with him from his response through his hearing. With a team of dedicated individuals standing behind him, our client was able to prove his community ties, his family relations, and most importantly win his security clearance.

If you are in a similar situation, consider calling today to find out how we can help at 1-800-481-2526.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to Statement of Reasons
Las Vegas, NV
August 2018

Have you ever felt constant pain? Something like that can be maddening even to the point of trying anything to take the edge off.

A recent client has suffered from horrible migraines since the age of seven, chronic back pain since his 20s, and a late-in-life diagnosis of dyslexia. When our client was served with multiple allegations on statement of reasons, he was at a loss over all the accusations and the threat against hissecurity clearance. Guideline E pertains to any type of personal conduct or behavioral issues and can thus be added on to nearly any other guideline allegations such as Guideline H which is a the misuse or involvement with drugs.

Despite the fact that his marijuana possession charge was expunged from his record, it was still being used against him. Even then, he was open and honest when asked about his prior drug use as he was only trying to help with his chronic pain. Additionally, he was only required to disclose the most recent seven years, so he was not hiding anything from his superiors.

Our client was being punished for being honest even though he had over a decade of work for our government under his belt. The Edmunds Law Firm stepped in to help, and we were able tomitigate all the concerns on behalf of our client.

If your past is being used against you in an attempt to take away your security clearance, call the Edmunds Law Firm to find out how we can help.

Department of Defense
Defense Legal Service Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Victory from Hearing
San Diego, CA
August 2018

Could a foreign exchange student, a loan to a friend, and a vacation really ruin your career and cause yoursecurity clearance to be revoked?

A client of ours was recently charged with a Guideline B allegation, claiming that his contact with other foreign persons would cause him to fall in with foreign interest. This accusation was rather weak as the first claim of money sent to a resident of Japan was a loan sent between friends. The client was paid back with interest, so theGuideline F charge regarding his finances was just excessive. The other claim was that a student who stayed with our client while attending school in America would cause some form of Guideline B violation.

Additionally, when our client went on a trip to China, he was hit with a Guideline E allegation on his personal conduct. They claimed that he did not notify his place of work about his trip and that he brought his security ID to China. While the client admitted he was unaware of the policy of his ID at the time, he did in fact alert the proper people of his trip.

A response to the Statement of Reasons from the Edmunds Law Firm is often times enough to argue the case for our clients, however, this particular case was taken to a hearing. It was there that our client was lead to victory with the help of Attorney Ryan Nerney and the team at the Edmunds Law Firm.

If you need help with your security clearance, contact the Edmunds Law Firm, to find out how our forty years of experience can be of service.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Hearing
Glendale, AZ
August 2018

Have you ever owed money? Most people would answer yes to this question. It is something that nearly every person experiences at some point. Now, has this need to pay someone back caused your nationality to be called into question? It sounds silly, doesn’t it? However, this is exactly what happened with our client who was a dual citizen of Iraq and the US.

Our client came to us with a Statement of Reasons listing out Guideline B, C, and F violations. Guideline B is when the government believes you are subject to foreign influence while Guideline C is showing preference towards a foreign country. Guideline F is in a completely different territory as a financial guideline fearing that our client’s debts may have eventually led her to fall in with espionage because of all her “connections” in Iraq.

She came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help. This case was particularly complicated, so our responsewasn’t enough to convince the government of her side. Our client got her day in court, however, as Attorney Ryan Nerney showed how flawed the allegations were against her, especially regarding her so-called connections (all family and friends who had either moved or were in the process of becoming American citizens themselves). Her financial allegations were also unfounded as the debts were paid off.

We at the Edmunds Law Firm were proud to help this client and any clients who are struggling with their security clearance, no matter how complex the case may be. If this sounds like something we can help with, call 1-800-481-2526 to find out how we can help.

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 800.481.2526.

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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