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Favorable Decisions 2015

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  • VICTORY FROM WRITTEN RESPONSE TO SOR

    December 23, 2015 – Alexandria, Virginia
    Guideline F – Financial Concerns

    The Edmunds Law Firm received notice from DoDCAF of a favorable adjudication to our clients Statement of Reasons issued under Guideline F: Financial Concerns. The case involved an individual who had accumulated considerable debt from extenuating circumstances. The case was handled by Mr. Dennis Smith in the Firm who is a retired Navy Chief. Mr. Smith is an experienced National Security Clearance paralegal who works with Attorney Alan Edmunds.

    The Response to Statement of Reasons is a very important document that allows a person to regain his security clearance without a formal Hearing. If the appellant is successful a great deal of time and money is saved.

  • U.S. ARMY

    December 19, 2015 – San Diego, California
    Guidelines H & Guidelines K

    The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable decision from the U. S. Army concerning allegations of Guideline H – Drug Involvement and Guideline K – Handling of Protected Information. This victory resulted in a military career save for a client that had totally changed his life.

    Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm at a formal Hearing. Mr. Nerney who has appeared on several cases across the United States on behalf of law firm client introduced evidences, took oral testimony and presented a cogent argument about the mitigating factors that applied in this case. The court agreed with Attorney Nerney and made a recommendation that the applicant keep his security clearance.

    Remember two things; Your career is very important and experience makes the difference! The Edmunds Law Firm are yourNational Security Clearance Lawyers. WE help active duty.

  • DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY

    December 2015 – Washington D.C.
    Personal Conduct & Financial Concerns

    The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable decision on our client security clearance appeal following the submission of a written response. The Response to LOI was submitted with exhibits and a legal argument to the Dept. The case involved issues of failure to disclose delinquent accounts and debts in excess of $50,000 . Attorney Ryan Nerney drafted and submitted the formal Response. There were strong mitigating factors that were presented. The Response prepared by Attorney Nerney was 114 pages.

    The Edmunds Law Firm is often considered “One of the Best Security Clearance Law Firms” in the country. Our attorneys travel across the country helping clients keep their security clearances. Our aggressive representation and outstanding case preparation results in favorable decisions across the Untied States.

  • DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CONSOLIDATED ADJUDICATIONS FACILITY

    Burke, Virginia
    Guidelines D, E and M
    November 2015

    A Government Contractor received a Statement of Reasons for Sexual Behavior, Personal Conduct, and Use of Information Technology with numerous allegations. Mr. Alan Edmunds and his staff prepared a written response to the Statement of Reasons with exhibits and was successful in mitigating the Government’s Concerns. Mr. Edmunds and his staff have knowledge and experience in providing mitigating documents to the Government to win cases. As a result of this written response, this Government Contractor was able to keep his security clearance and even more significant, this Contractor was able to continue with his career and avoided termination from employment.

    We want to help you! Let the professionals of The Edmunds Law Firm prepare a written response brief or represent you at a security clearance hearing. We win cases……this is what we do!

  • SECURITY CLEARANCE VICTORY FROM WRITTEN RESPONSE

    Guideline F: Financial Concerns
    November, 2015 – Arlington, Virginia

    The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a successful Written Response to a SOR. The SOR is commonly know as the Statement of Reasons. The Response to Statement of Reasons is a very important document upon which an individual may regain his security clearance. What is so special about this result was that our client did not have to proceed to a Formal Security Clearance Hearing. The Response was drafted by Mr. Dennis Smith with the Edmunds Law Firm. Mr. smith is very experienced in submitting Responses which are often successful. The Firm not only responded to each allegation in this case but furnished exhibits and a legal brief that argued mitigating facts.

  • CLEARANCE GRANTED FOLLOWING FORMAL HEARING

    Guideline F – Financial Consideration – Failure To File Taxes
    November, 2015 – Freder

    The Edmunds Law Firm, this countries leading law firm in security clearance representation, received formal written Notice of another favorable decision following a Security Clearance Hearing. Attorney Alan Edmunds represented the client at the Formal Security Clearance Hearing. Attorney Edmunds is recognized as one the countries best security clearance attorneys. He travels the globe helping clients save their careers and jobs. The facts of the case are interesting. The client /applicant had not filed tax returns for several years due to a divorce and other personal issues. The mitigation entered into evidence was very compelling and strong. Attorney Edmunds presented oral testimony from the Applicant, entered documents into evidence and argues the law. The favorable decision allows our client to keep his job and support his family. Attorney Edmunds stated in open court how proud he was to represents this client who had overcome huge personal challenges and showed tremendous character and honesty.

  • CLEARANCE GRANTED AFTER FORMAL HEARING

    November, 2015 – Valley Center, California
    Guideline F – Financial Consideration – Debt

    Attorney Alan Edmunds won another National Security Clearance Hearing and his client kept his security clearance and his job. The client had experienced a foreclosure and had over $350,000 in debt. Attorney Edmunds introduced evidence and took testimony at the Hearing. Judge found the evidence totally mitigated the government concerns.

  • SECURITY CLEARANCE SAVED FOLLOWING HEARING

    Guideline F – Financial Concerns – Debt & Foreclosure
    October, 2015 – Yapan, New York

    Attorney Alan Edmunds for the Firm represented the applicant at a Formal Hearing. The case involved a client who had debt in the amount of $183,000.00 and a foreclosure. There were extenuating circumstances that Attorney Edmunds argued to the judge as mitigation. Alan Edmunds, one of The Best Security Clearance Attorneys in the United States, introduced documents and took testimony from witnesses.

    Attorney Edmunds and his staff are expert at Hearing preparation. The applicant took the stand and did an outstanding job with their testimony. As Mr. Edmunds frequently tells clients, “Experience makes the Difference.” It is indeed true. So many other lawyers lack experience or simply don’t win many cases. Why risk your job, career with an attorney that doesn’t win cases?

    Your job is important and so is your future. Many jobs are being upgraded to require contractors and employees to obtain a security clearance. Jobs that formerly did not require a Clearance are now being upgraded. Let our Firm help you and offer expert guidance. Simply call us a t 800.481.2526 or visit one of our web sites, nationalsecurityclearances.com

  • SECURITY CLEARANCE GRANTED FOLLOWING HEARING

    October, 2015 – Phoenix, Arizona
    Guideline F – Financial Concerns

    The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of another Security Clearance favorable decision following a formal Hearing. The case was litigated in Phoenix, Arizona and Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm. Mr. Nerney has a strong track record in the courtroom and has appeared in cases across the United States. He also handles DOE case in New Mexico with equal success.

    This case involved a client who had debts totaling $52,000 . There were strong circumstances that Attorney Nerney used to show mitigation. His presentation of testimony, evidence and argument overcame the gov’t allegations of trustworthiness and a favorable decision was rendered.

    The Edmunds Law Firm has been representing clients around the globe who are both civilian and active duty military. Attorney Edmunds acquired the reputation of being a tough litigator handling courts martial and criminal cases over 30 years ago. He has been featured on national news and appeared on several “talk shows” about his more famous cases.

    Security Clearance allegations are serious to both employment and future career plans. Its best to bring on an experienced lawyer with a proven record of success if your career is important. Call our office at 800.481 2526 or visit nationalsecurityclearances.com.

  • DEPARTMENT OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS (DOHA) HEARING

    October 2015 – St. Petersburg, Florida
    Guideline C, Foreign Preference

    Mr. Alan Edmunds represented an active duty United States Airforce Colonel on a DOHA Hearing. The Colonel’s security clearance was in jeopardy of being revoked due to Guideline C, Foreign Preference. Mr. Edmunds provided evidence through testimony and exhibits which mitigated DOHA’s concerns of Foreign Influence. Mr. Edmunds’ thirty nine years of knowledge in Military Law and his experience at Government Hearings was key in DOHA granting the Airforce Colonel a favorable security clearance. And even more significant, the Colonel was able to continue with his career and avoided involuntary retirement.

  • DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CONSOLIDATED ADJUDICATIONS FACILITY

    Response to Statement of Reasons
    October 2015 – Leavenworth, Kansas

    An active duty Army Major’s security clearance was in the process of being revoked which would have ended his career. Mr. Alan Edmunds and his staff provided a professionally written response to a Statement of Reasons for Guidelines D, E, G, H, I and J. The Edmunds Law Firm provided DODCAF a response with numerous evidence and exhibits that mitigated their concerns. Through the written response, the Army Major was granted his security clearance without having to attend a hearing with the Department of Hearings and Appeals. The knowledge and experience that Mr. Edmunds has shared with his staff has helped save hundreds and hundreds of Military and Civilian careers. Again, another career was saved thanks to The Edmunds Law Firm.

  • WRITTEN RESPONSE TO SOR

    Guideline H Drug Use & Guideline J: Criminal Activity
    October 2015 – Bel Aire, Maryland

    The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of another favorable decision following the submission of our written Response to Statement of Reasons. The case involved a civilian contractor who received an SOR for drug use and Criminal allegations.

  • WRITTEN RESPONSE TO SOR

    Guideline B, Foreign Preference
    October 2015 – Bradenton, Florida

    The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable adjudication on a security clearance matter following a written response to the Statement of Reasons. The case involved an active duty Air Force Officer who had family members and business interests in a foreign country. A written response with exhibits and a legal brief was prepared by Attorney Leo Santiago for the Edmunds Law Firm. The legal arguments mitigated the government concerns and the clearance was granted. This is an important case in that a favorable result was achieved without a formal hearing.

  • Written Response To SOR

    September, 2015 – Springfield, Missouri
    Guideline E – Personal Conduct & Guideline G – Alcohol

    The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable adjudication from a written Response to our clients Statement of Reasons. Client had 2 DUI’s in a four-year period. Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff prepared a written Response with exhibits and a legal brief that totally mitigated the gov’t concerns and our client was granted his clearance and allowed to go back to work. Another career saved and another family that can relax and go on with life.

  • Security Clearance

    September 2015, Arlington VA
    GUIDELINE F (Financial Considerations)

    THE EDMUNDS LAW FIRM received notice of a favorable decision following formal Hearing in a case that involved Financial Consideration. Our client had debt in excess of $20,000.00. This case was important because the Applicant was a single mother with two children. She was not receiving child support and her employment was at risk.

  • DODCAF

    September 2015, Rockwell, Texas
    Written Response to Statement of Reasons
    Guideline F: Financial Considerations

    A professionally written response with exhibits was submitted on a client who received a Statement of Reasons for financial debt of over $18,000. The written Response prepared by Mr. Dennis Smith at the Edmunds Law Firm was over 20 pages. Mr. Smith is a retired Navy Chief and has vast experience in the area of Security Clearance Responses. He furnished exhibits and a legal brief to the CAF. He was also advised about other important steps to take to mitigate government concerns. The partnership between client and attorney was important and communications was professional and timely.

  • Written Response To SOR

    September, 2015 – Wantage, New Jersey
    Guideline E – Personal Conduct

    The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of another favorable decision in a National Security Clearance
    case following a written submission to a Statement of Reasons commonly referred to as an SOR. The casei nvolved a client who refused to sign a medical release form and was subsequently fired from his job. Mr. Dennis Smith for the Firm filed a Written Response to SOR with exhibits and a legal brief. The arguments that were presented mitigated all of the government concerns and our client was granted his clearance without a formal Hearing.

  • Security Clearance Hearing

    September 2015 – Arlington, VA
    Guideline F: Financial Concerns & Guideline J : Criminal Activity

    Attorney Alan Edmunds received another favorable decision on a national security clearance matter
    involving allegations of indebtedness and drug use. The case was litigated aggressively by the government and
    Attorney Edmunds responded with a strong case of mitigation including testimony and documentary evidence. Guideline J cases are tough to win. Usually they include evidence of criminal arrests and convictions. The result was favorable and our client was granted his security clearance and returned to work and to his career. Attorney Edmunds appears before many Federal Agencies on behalf of his clients from coast to coast. Agencies such as the FBI, CIA, NSA, DOHA, DIA, and DOE are typical of his case assignments.

  • Department of Defense, Consolidated Adjudications Facility

    September 2015 – Kabul, Afghanistan
    Guideline B, Foreign Influence

    A civilian contractor who works for the U.S. Armed Forces was issued a Statement of Reasons for Guideline B, Foreign Influence. This contractor had bank accounts, property, and numerous family members who resided in an overseas location. Mr. Edmunds and his staff prepared and wrote a professional Response to DODCAF. Numerous documents and evidence was provided to the Government which was sufficient to mitigate the concern of Foreign Influence. As a result, the contractor was able to keep his security clearance and continue working with the U.S. Armed Forces overseas. His career was saved.

  • DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) HEARING

    September 2015 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Criterion K, Drug Involvement

    A Hearing was conducted on a Department of Energy (DOE) Employee who’s security clearance was in question due to the use of drugs. The Edmunds Law Firm provided testimony, numerous evidence and documents which mitigated DOE’s concerns about drug usage. As a result of Mr. Edmunds and his staff’s knowledge and experience, the employee received a favorable decision, where he was able to maintain his security clearance, in return saved his career.

  • DODCAF Air Force Division

    June 10, 2015
    Written Response to Statement of Reasons
    Guideline E: Personal Conduct

    A professionally written response with exhibits was submitted on a client who received a Statement of Reasons for multiple Personal Conduct allegations. There were over fifteen allegations that were required. The staff at The Edmunds Law Firm was able to mitigate all concerns listed in the Statement of Reasons through the written response. A favorable decision was received and the result enabled the Government Contractor to maintain his Security Clearance, and furthermore his career.

  • DODCAF Air Force Division

    June 10, 2015
    Written Response to Statement of Reasons
    Guideline K: Handling of Protected Information

    The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision on a written response for a client who received a Statement of Reasons for Mishandling of Protected Information. Mr. Edmunds staff prepared a professionally written response with exhibits that mitigated the governments concerns. As a result, all concerns were mitigated and the Government employee was able to keep his security clearance, and his career was saved.

  • Guideline F

    Financial Concerns
    Jacksonville, Florida

    The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision from DOHA on a contested case involving allegations under Guideline F of the Directive 5220.6 – Financial Concerns.

    The case was handled in court by Attorney Alan Edmunds. Attorney Edmunds travels across the United States on behalf of his clients within national security clearance problems. In this case Attorney Edmunds argued the case before an Administrative Law Judge, took oral testimony from three witnesses and introduced over 20 exhibits.

    The Applicant had over $210,000.l00 in debt including a foreclosure. Attorney Edmunds, who is considered one of the best security clearance lawyers in the United States was successful in mitigating the gov’t concerns. The result was our client kept his job, kept his clearance and his career remains on track fro growth and advancement.

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  • DODCAF

    Written Response
    GUIDELINES E (Personal Conduct), I (Psychological Conditions), and J (Criminal Conduct)

    The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision from the Department of Defense, Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DODCAF), Navy Division on a case that involved Personal Conduct, Psychological Conditions, and Criminal Conduct on an active duty Navy Petty Officer First Class. There was over 15 allegations that The Edmunds Law Firm was able to mitigate through a written response with exhibits. The knowledge, experience and efforts of Mr. Edmunds and his staff saved the career of this Petty Officer, which enabled this sailor to remain on active duty. Another career saved by a written response!

  • DOHA Hearing

    GUIDELINE F (Financial Considerations)

    The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision from the Department of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) on a case that involved Financial Considerations (Guideline F). The case involved an individual who was in debt over $200,000.00 which included a Foreclosure. The Edmunds Law Firm provided aggressive representation at the hearing, and submitted evidence which was crucial to win the case. As a result of the professional representation at the hearing, the Government’s concerns were mitigated and the Applicant was able to keep his security clearance, which saved his career.

  • Guideline B

    Foreign Influence
    Written Response

    The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision on a national security clearance case involving Guideline B – Foreign Influence and Foreign Preference. The amazing fact however about this result is that is was achieved without a formal Hearing from a “written Response’ to the SOR !! Few law firms have achieved this feat. In our office retired Navy Chief Dennis Smith wrote the Response to the SOR that alleged our was not trustworthy because he had property and family in Mexico.

    CPO Smith filed evidence and statements that mitigated the concern and the clearance was granted without the time and expense of a formal Hearing.

    Its no secret that The Edmunds Law Firm saves career’s and is one of the Best Security Clearance Firms in the country. Experience makes the difference !

    Please call us at 800-481-2526 or visit us at nationalsecurityclearances.com

  • Guideline B & Guideline E

    Arlington, Virginia

    The Edmunds Law Firm was notified today of another successful national security clearance decision involving Guideline B – Foreign Influence and Guideline E – Personal Conduct. The case included allegations that over a several years period the applicant had contact with numerous foreign nationals. Other allegations included that while on vacation the applicant had in-person social contact with a woman from the Czech Republic and other countries. Another allegation included information that applicant had a girlfriend from Columbia.

    The Guideline E allegations included alleged failure to provide truthful and candid answers during the security process. Attorney Alan Edmunds handled the case for the Firm and introduced testimony and documentary evidence that showed compliance with the regulations and mitigation of the allegations. The case was hard fought! But Mr. Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance lawyer, was able to show substantial mitigation which resulted in a favorable decision.

    Alan Edmunds travels across the country on national security clearances matters for clients. No case is too tough and he welcomes the opportunity to defend his clients around the world. If you have security clearance concerns call 800 481 2526 or visit us at nationalsecurityclearances.com

  • DODCAF

    Response to Statement of Reasons
    Guideline E (Personal Conduct) and Guideline I (Psychological Conditions)

    The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision on a Statement of Reasons that was issued to a U.S. Army Captain. The Edmunds Law Firm provided a written response to the Government’s Allegations of Personal Conduct and Psychological Conditions. Evidence and supporting documents were provided along with the Response to Statement of Reasons, which showed that the concerns of the Government were mitigated, and the Army Captain’s Top Secret Security Clearance was granted.

  • Security Clearance Granted

    Bowie, Maryland
    Guideline F

    The seasoned security clearance attorneys at the Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination from their response, alone. No hearing was needed! Based upon our client’s SF-86, a Statement of Reasons (SOR) was issued that brought up concerns with Guideline F, Financial Considerations. Despite that the applicant’s credit report showed debt upwards of $680,000, The Edmunds Law Firm was able to mitigate the government’s concerns. We, at the Edmunds Law Firm, know how to specifically word our responses. We employ the “whole person concept” and specifically address all concerns and mitigating factors. The applicant was able to retain their security clearance, and move forward in their career.