Security clearance denials are rather common, and an applicant who has been denied need not feel like he or she is unusually unqualified for a position requiring a security clearance. Even before the heightened security climate that followed the 9/11 attacks, many applicants received security clearance denials, particularly on their first try. The government agencies that provide such clearances are considering whether an individual can be entrusted with access to classified, sensitive information, and the agencies are thus very cautious.
The Edmunds Law Firm has been helping civilian and military applicants with security clearance denials for several decades. Our firm has an excellent record of successfully mitigating denials, securing the desired clearance for hundreds of applicants. We can represent you effectively and answer your questions about security clearance.
If you have undergone a security clearance process-such as that conducted for a Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance or an FBI security clearance-and you received a document entitled "Statement of Reasons" or "Letter of Intent," the reason or reasons for your security clearance denial will be given in the document. If you feel that those reasons are invalid or unfair, you can take action to appeal the decision to deny you a security clearance. The security clearance process is rather complex and may require help from an national security clearance attorney who is familiar with how the process works.
The DoD's "Directive 5220.6" gives the 13 guidelines used to determine an applicant's eligibility for a DoD security clearance.
All of these guidelines-and all of the factors in an individual's security clearance denial-have mitigating conditions that can be used by a skilled and knowledgeable attorney such as Alan V. Edmunds. With proper representation, case preparation, submission of documentary evidence, and presentation of compelling oral testimony, a security clearance denial can often be overcome.
Contact a national security clearance lawyer at The Edmunds Law Firm at (800) 481-2526 to discuss your denial with an experienced attorney.
Our national security clearance law firm has helped clients save their careers with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and other government agencies. We have secured legal victories in spite of our clients facing concerns over alcohol consumption, dishonorable discharge, five-figure debt, a failure to file taxes, and more. We have helped our clients overcome allegations of a failure to safeguard classified material, of mishandling protected information, and more. There is a reason our security clearance attorney is nationally ranked: We have the results to prove it.