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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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.

Is your future in jeopardy? Find out what can be done to save it by calling 571) 527-4925 today!

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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 (571) 527-4925 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.

Don’t make bad decisions when you’re already in a bad situation. Call 571-527-4925 to find out how we can help with yoursecurity clearance appeal!

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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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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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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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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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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.

Swipe right on the Edmunds Law Firm! Find out how we can help today!

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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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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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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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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 (571) 527-4925 for help in your security clearance matter.

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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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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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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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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 (571) 527-4925 now!

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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 (571) 527-4925 today!

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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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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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#securityclearance
#responsetoSOR
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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 (571) 527-4925.

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#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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 and learn how you can clear your charges!

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#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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#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 (571) 527-4925 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 (571) 527-4925 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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#securityclearance
#securityclearancelawyer

 

 

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.

#securityclearancelawyer
#DOHAhearings
#securityclearance

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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#DOHAhearings
#hearings
#securityclearancelawyers

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!

#securityclearance
#DOHAhearings
#securityclearancelawyer

 

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 (571) 527-4925.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Call today!

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

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

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

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

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

West Coast: 1-800-481-2526

East Coast: 571-527-4925

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

East coast: (571)-527-4925

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Diego, CA – (760) 634 7630

Arlington, VA – (571) 527 4925

Raleigh, NC – (919) 987 1813

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He went on to say :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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