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Security Clearance – Guideline F: Financial Concerns & Guideline E: Personal Conduct

DEC 28, 2016

On 1-3-17 The Edmunds Law Firm received written notification of a favorable decision in a National Security Clearance case that went to a Formal Hearing.  The case was aggressively litigated by Attorney Alan Edmunds who presented numerous documentary evidence and testimony.

The first concern was financial. Our client had 7 debts that were delinquent or unpaid. The defense to many of the items raised by Attorney Edmunds was that the debts were disputed. Alan Edmunds is this country’s leading Security Clearance Lawyer and is often called, “The Best Security Clearance Lawyer” in the country. His record on the official gov’t web site at DOHA tells the story of an attorney who “takes the fight” to the government. According to the gov’t web site he has taken over 600 cases to court in the last 4 years all across the country. Alan Edmunds appears before several gov’t agencies including DOHA, FBI, CIA, DIA, NSA,  NRO, DOE, and Dept of State to name a few.


Of the allegation involving Personal Conduct, the Judge stated in his decision:

” The personal conduct concerns were determined to be unsubstantiated.”


Of the Guideline F allegations Financial Concerns, the Judge stated in his decision,

“I conclude that Applicant presented sufficient evidence to explain, extenuate, or mitigate the acts admitted by Applicant or proven by Dept Counsel.”


The Judge went on to say:

“The concerns over Applicants history of financial problems do not create doubt about his current reliability, trustworthiness, good judgment, and ability to protect classified information.”


Do you have concerns about your Clearance ?  Is your job at risk ? Hire the most incredible attorney in the country to stand with you and fight for your Clearance and job. Attorney Alan Edmunds is a phone call away – 800.481.2526.


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Security Clearance Granted After Written Response

DECEMBER 14, 2016

Attorney Alan Edmunds received notification that the gov’t was withdrawing opposition to our clients application for a security clearance prior to formal Hearing. Clients father, mother, sisters and uncle were all residents of Morocco. The father and uncle also worked for the Moroccan gov’t in the Finance Dept.

Additional concerns included Guideline F – Financial concerns. Our client had a home that went delinquent while he was deployed in Iraq.

Attorney Allan Edmunds and his staff prepared a Written Response to SOR that included numerous exhibits and a legal brief arguing mitigating factors. Initially the gov’t did not agree with the Response but later reconsidered and vacated the Hearing. Another client kept his career and his job. Our client was able to continue to “put bread on the table”.

If you have security clearance questions – Call Mr. Edmunds – he is only a phone call away. 800 481 2526 or visit –   Both Active Duty Military and Civilian Contractors as well as Federal employees – please call.

To our friends in the Federal Gov’t and clients – Merry Christmas.

Clearance Granted Before Trial

DECEMBER 15, 2016

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice that the gov’t granted our clients Security Clearance based on our written Response to SOR. The case was being set for a formal Hearing and the gov’t withdrew its objection. This is the 4th time this month the gov’t has chosen not to go to trial against Attorney Alan Edmunds.

Our client had relatives in Iraq, including her mother, sister and brother. The gov’t said her ties to Iraq created a security concern. Attorney Alan Edmunds filed a very lengthy Response to SOR with exhibits and a legal brief.

Alan Edmunds, according to the official DOHA web site is one of the most popular Security Clearance Lawyers in the country. His record of cases is reported on this gov’t site and shows that in the last 4 years he has appeared over 580 times. This figure does not include the other attorneys who work in the Firm. Applicants should do the research on the attorney they think they want to hire and see in fact how much experience they actually have. The results may be shocking !! Your career is important and your family depends on your job. Call Alan Edmunds at 800 481 2526 or visit and learn more . Mr. Edmunds is known as the DOHA LAWYER, and can help with Responses to SOR, Security Clearance Appeals and SF 86 preparations.

To our clients and friends have a Happy Holiday Season and a Merry Christmas.

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Response To Statement of Reasons

The Edmunds Law Firm is this country’s leading provider for Responses to Statement of Reasons (SOR) on a national level. Attorney Edmunds appears across the country and posts his case victories on the law firm web sites for client review.

The Response to Statement of Reasons is very important. The Edmunds Law Firm can win the clearance at this early stage and does on many occasions.  Visit our websites to review cases won with just the Response.

Attorney Edmunds is aggressive in saving careers and client employment.
His experience and knowledge makes the difference.  Call 800 481 2526

Recent Favorable Decisions

Security Clearance Victory from Written Response
December 19, 2016
Guideline B: Foreign Influence – India
Tobacco, New Jersey

The Edmunds Law Firm , the leading provider of national security clearance representation, received written Notification from DOHA that the gov’t withdrew its opposition to the security application of our client based upon written information provided by the Firm. The letter went on to state:

“Your client will be granted a security clearance at the level requested. Please allow 3-5 business days for the system to be updated to reflect the new status.”

In this case the client had allegations of Guideline B – Foreign Influence and Foreign Preference. The country involved was India. The applicant had father, brother, mother-in-law, father-in law, and aunt all in India. Once again the gov’t chose not to proceed to Hearing against Attorney Alan Edmunds and chose to grant the security clearance after an initial denial. Alan Edmunds record of success is made public on the DOHA site. Nationally he appears before the DOHA Administrative Judges at a number that exceeds other attorneys in the country.

Clearance Granted Before Trial
December 15, 2016
Guidelines B (Foreign Influence – Citizen Of Iraq)

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice that the gov’t granted our clients Security Clearance based on our written Response to SOR. The case was being set for a formal Hearing and the gov’t withdrew its objection. This is the 4th time this month the gov’t has chosen not to go to trial against Attorney Alan Edmunds.

Our client had relatives in Iraq, including her mother, sister and brother. The gov’t said her ties to Iraq created a security concern. Attorney Alan Edmunds filed a very lengthy Response to SOR with exhibits and a legal brief.

October 11, 2016
Bremerton, Washington
Guidelines B (Foreign Influence), D (Sexual Behavior), K (Handling Protected Information)

An Active Duty Navy Petty Officer Second Class received a Statement of Reasons for Foreign Influence, Sexual Behavior, and Handling Protected Information Guidelines. Applicant had a relationship with a Foreign National while holding a security clearance. Additionally, the Government had allegations that Applicant was providing Force Protection information to his Foreign National Girlfriend. Applicant contacted The Edmunds Law Firm for help in responding to the Governments allegations. This case was unique as Applicant was in the Navy Submarine Force and was reassigned to a temporary shore unit while going through this adjudication process. Applicant was being processed for Administrative Separation for not maintaining a security clearance. The Edmunds Law Firm responded to each allegation listed in the Statement of Reasons, with a professionally written response with numerous exhibits that supported the Applicant’s response. DODCAF made a favorable decision for Applicant to maintain his security clearance. As a result, Administrative Separation processing was stopped, and this Second Class Petty Officer was able to continue with his Navy career.

Department of Hearing And Appeals (DOHA) Hearing
GUIDELINES E and F (Personal Conduct & Financial Considerations)
August 18, 2016
San Diego, California

A Contractor working as an Electrical Engineer for the U.S. Government received a Statement of Reasons for Financial issues and Personal Conduct issues. The financial debt total was over $170,000.00. The Personal Conduct Issue was falsifying the e-QIP, by failing to disclose debt. The Applicant requested a Hearing in front of an Administrative Judge. At the hearing, Mr. Edmunds presented numerous exhibits and mitigating documents which were crucial to the case. As a result, the Contractor received a favorable Security Clearance Determination. The knowledge and experience of Mr. Edmunds and his staff were crucial in providing the mitigating documents that were necessary to win this case. The Edmunds Law Firm saved this Contractor’s Security Clearance, and most importantly, the Contractor’s career was saved thanks to Mr. Edmunds and his professional staff.

Written Response to SOR
May 19, 2016
Guideline B – Foreign Influence

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision on a national security clearance case involving Guideline B – Foreign Influence! This victory for our client was achieved through a written Response to the SOR! Attorney Ryan C. Nerney wrote the Response to the SOR that alleged our client was not trustworthy because he had family contacts in Afghanistan! Attorney Nerney was able to present strong mitigation through various arguments to reduce the government’s concerns. Attorney Nerney filed evidence and statements that mitigated the concerns in the SOR and the clearance was granted without the time and expense of a formal Hearing.

DOHA (Hearing)
April 21, 2016
Guidelines B (Foreign Influence) and Guideline C (Foreign Preference)
Durham, North Carolina

A Statement of Reasons was issued to a Government Contractor by the Department of Defense, Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DODCAF) for Foreign Influence and Foreign Preference.  This Government Contractor requested a Hearing in front of an Administrative Judge, and the case was heard in December 2015.  Mr. Alan Edmunds represented this client, and provided evidence and testimony to the Judge at the hearing.  With the experience and knowledge of Mr. Edmunds, and the support of his staff, this case was in favor of the client.  As a result, the Government’s concerns were mitigated.  This Government Contractor’s security clearance was granted and most importantly, was able to continue with his career working for the Government.

DOHA (Hearing)
April 8, 2016
Guidelines E and K.
Caldwell, New Jersey

A Government Contractor received a Statement of Reasons for Personal Conduct and Handling Protected Information. The case was assigned to an Administrative Judge for a hearing. Mr. Edmunds represented this client, and provided evidence and testimony to the Judge at the hearing. As a result, the Government’s concerns were mitigated. This Government Contractor was able to maintain his security clearance and continue with his job.

DODCAF (Written Response)
Guideline F – 25 allegations
Guideline B
Boise, Idaho

A Federal Employee received a Statement of Reasons for Financial Allegations (Tax Lien’s, Unpaid Taxes, Collection Accounts Unpaid) and Foreign Influence (Working for a foreign family (Saudi Arabia). Mr. Edmunds and his staff responded the allegations listed in the Statement of Reasons through a professionally written response. After the Response was submitted and received by DODCAF, notification was received by The Edmunds Law Firm from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals that stated: “due to the additional information provided regarding the allegations listed in the Statement of Reasons, the Government Withdraws the Statement of Reasons, and the Security Clearance is granted.” Another example of the professional services provided by The Edmunds Law Firm.

DODCAF – Response to Statement of Reasons
Citrus Heights, California
GUIDELINES E and F (Personal Conduct & Financial Considerations)
February 10, 2016

A Contractor working as an Auditor for the U.S. Government received a Statement of Reasons for Financial issues and Personal Conduct issues. The Statement of Reasons had over 15 allegations of Financial debt and Personal Conduct issues. The Financial debt total was over $40,000.00. The Personal Conduct issue was failure to address debt in the SF-86. Mr. Edmunds and his staff prepared a professionally written response to the Governments allegations. As a result of this written response, the Contractor received a favorable Security Clearance Determination.

Orlando, Florida
Guidelines E and H
January 2016

A Systems Engineer working as a Government Contractor for the Department of Defense, received a Statement of Reasons for Drug Involvement, and Personal Conduct. The Personal Conduct allegation was due to falsifying a Government document (SF-86). Mr. Alan Edmunds represented the Contractor at his hearing, and through testimony and the submission of exhibits, Mr. Edmunds was able to mitigate the Government’s concerns. As a result, the Judge issued a favorable decision. Once again, another career saved by Mr. Edmunds and his staff.

Written Response To SOR
September, 2015 – Wantage, New Jersey
Guideline E – Personal Conduct

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

Security Clearance
Department of the Navy: Response to Statement of Reasons
Guideline F
September 2015

Applicant, an honorably discharged Navy veteran and loyal United States Citizen, was issued a Statement of Reasons due to serious financial considerations including bankruptcy, past due payments, collections and judgments totaling in the tens of thousands of dollars. The Edmunds Law Firm, through a written response to the Statement of Reasons, mitigated the government’s concerns with Applicant’s financial considerations by proving the financial debts were caused by circumstances outside Applicant’s control. The favorable decision resulted in the Applicant’s security clearance being reinstated.

Security Clearance
DOHA: Reapplication Brief
Guidelines D and E
September 2015

Applicant was issued a Statement of Reasons for government’s concerns regarding his sexual behavior and personal conduct. For six years, Applicant viewed adult pornographic material on government computers while working for a government agency. When Applicant’s security clearance revocation was upheld after a hearing, attorney Alan Edmunds of the Edmund’s Law Firm successfully mitigated the government’s concerns in a reapplication brief. The favorable decision provided Applicant with Top Secret security clearance eligibility.

Christmas Security Clearance Victory

DECEMBER 5, 2016


This case was very special to Attorney Alan Edmunds who took it to trial in Norfolk, VA – back in Sept 2016. Our client was a woman who battled the most tremendous calamities imaginable  and kept her family and marriage together. Throughout this entire time her work performance was outstanding.

Applicant and her husband filed 2 Chapter 13 Bankruptcy’s for  $319 K and $294 K. The first was paid off and the second was nearly paid off at the time of trial. The couple had experienced periods of unemployment, near death medical emergency, coma, reduced income and over nine hospitalizations which Attorney Edmunds proved with documents and testimony.

Fighting family medical problems of heart failure, blood pressure, depression and diabetes, the applicant kept it together and saved her marriage and family ! Attorney Alan Edmunds introduced 100’s of pages of evidence and took testimony from four witnesses plus the applicant herself.

The favorable decision was a finding that the applicant had mitigated the gov’t concerns. She kept her job and her clearance.

Attorney Alan Edmunds loves to help people across the United States with their Security Clearance Appeals – he is often referred to as “The DOHA Attorney” or “The DOHA Lawyer“, because he does more DOHA cases on a national basis than most other attorney’s in the entire country. In fact the official govt site at DOHA shows how many cases he has tried and won as well as any other lawyer in the country.

If you need a Response to SOR, or have to Appeal a Security Clearance decision or simply want SF 86  Consult, – call Alan Edmunds at 800 481 2526 for guidance. The Edmunds Law Firm has offices in Calif, Florida and North Carolina. Attorney Edmunds appears in Washington, D.C. and Texas more often than most other attorneys. His Firm offers flexible payment plans and quotes flat fees which clients trust and prefer. The Firm helps clients with cases before DOE, CIA, NSA, FBI, DIA, NRO and Dept of State – just to name a few.

Each of the law firm’s web sites offer case reviews and client comments. Our staff includes retired military and attorney’s dedicated to client needs. Visit our sites or call the office –  – please enjoy the holidays !

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Global Security Clearance Hearings


The Edmunds Law Firm has proven to be the leader in national security clearance representation according to client endorsements. Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff of aggressive attorneys help deployed clients in the military and civilian contractors around the globe fight the gov’t too keep their security clearances. The official gov’t site – DOHA tells the story. Attorney Alan Edmunds has appeared in over 580 security clearance cases around the world in the last 4 years. Clients can actually type in his name or any other atty name and see the truth ! This is a secret that many other people don’t want the public to know.

With The Edmunds Law Firm our clients in the Middle East, Europe and Asia can choose to appear at the Hearing via VTC, Personally from location or in the United States. Attorney Edmunds can travel to the client location for convenience as well. WE also offer our clients different locations in the United States depending on their home of record and witness location.

On any given week our attorney’s are appearing in a number of cities across the United States. Thus far this week Alan Edmunds appeared in Boston for national security clearance cases and Ryan Nerney appears today in Seattle for security clearance cases as well. Our lawyers know both the gov’t attys and the Judges /Hearing Officers  that preside over all Agency Hearings including DOHA, DOE, NSA, DIA, NRO and CIA. Our experience is a huge benefit for clients. No attorney can promise a victory but the Edmunds Law Firm can promise consistency and outstanding customer service.

If you have concerns about Response to SOR/LOI; Security Clearance Appeal; Security Clearance Hearings  or SF 86 –  Call today 800 481 2526 and let’s talk about your case or provide guidance. You may also visit us at  Your career is important – -let us protect it for you !! Remember “Experience makes the Difference.”

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Don’t Waive Your Right to a Hearing Before DOHA!

NOV 28, 2016

Well – it has happened again and the results are devastating. I received a call this morning from an employee who waived their right to a Hearing before DOHA and submitted a written response to an Admin Judge who ruled against Clearance being granted.

AS many of you know I represent clients around the globe on Security Clearance Hearings. The best chance to win an appeal is at the Formal Hearing. Generally speaking our clients do much better when they can speak directly to the Judge and answer questions. Written Responses that waive your right to a Hearing are very tough to win. The result is devastating because both job and career can be lost.

The problem is not with the Judge but rather with the written response that is prepared by the applicant and sent to the court. When applicants do a Response on their own it is often incomplete and totally misses important evidence that must be filed with the court. Attorney Alan Edmunds of the Edmunds Law Firm is one of the most experienced DOHA lawyers in the country. He has clients both Active Duty and Civilian not only across the United States but around the globe. Attorney Edmunds represents clients deployed in the military and civilian contractors including linguists in the Middle East and Africa. His success in the courtroom is legendary – he is aggressive and passionate about his clients cases. Call 800 481 2526 for answers and immediate help.

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Tampa Security Clearance Lawyer

florida-security-clearanceEdmunds Law Firm, this country’s leading law firm for national security clearance representation has opened an office in the Jacksonville area serving clients in Tampa and Jacksonville, Florida.


Edmunds Law Firm
822 N. A1A Hwy, Suite 310
Ponte Vedra, Florida 32082
Phone: (800) 481-2526

Attorney Alan Edmunds has appeared in more than 550 Hearings over the last several years across the country. Clients can go to the DOHA web site and type in Alan V. Edmunds and learn of the successful decisions on this country’s leading attonrey. Known as “the DOHA Lawyer” or the “Best Security Clearance Lawyer” – Attorney Edmunds is known for his aggressive representation in the courtroom. When asked about this he is often quoted as saying, “my clients career’s are important to them and very important to me as well. WE take no prisoners when we go to court for our clients.” Indeed the results speak for themselves. Many lawyers say they have the experience but the DOHA web site often presents a totally different view. Many clients put their jobs and careers in the hands of attorneys without the experience or knowledge of Attorney Alan Edmunds.

Now employees at Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin in Florida have one of the “Best Security Clearance Lawyers” available for their security clearance cases.

Call Attorney Edmunds at 800 481 2526 or visit our web sites for case reviews.

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Caution – Your Career And Job Are At Risk!

Finding the right lawyer who is qualified to handle your case is very difficult if you consider the numerous attorney and law firm web pages. So many lawyers inflate their claims of experience. Who is “ The Best Security Clearance Lawyer” or who can really handle a “Response to SOR” ?

There is a very clear and irrefutable gov’t source that presents attorney experience in a very accurate and honest manner. All of the hype from attorneys who say they have experience but don’t is revealed clearly on the DOHA gov’t web site. Once on the site you can review all of the attorneys who have had Hearings and actually see what attorneys are experienced and those that are not. Just type in their name on the search line.

The results are shocking. And the results tell a clear picture of who you should trust with your job and career if you are Appealing a Security Clearance Denial. Some lawyers that say they are “experts”, actually have very little courtroom experience according to the DOHA web site.In fact many law firms entire attorney experience including all of their lawyers is less than that of Alan Edmunds alone !!   Simply enter the name of the lawyer you are interested in and see the actual level of his experience. Why spend money on a lawyer who can’t win or doesn’t go to court very often?

Attorney Alan Edmunds ( Alan V. Edmunds) of the Edmunds Law Firm has over 558 Hearings entered on the DOHA web site as of Oct 28,2016. He is one of the most experienced lawyers in the entire country in national security clearance matters.

Once you have the information from the DOHA web site confront the lawyer who had mislead you and ask them why they make false claims. Take it a step further and consider if you want them “in your corner” or do you want an attorney who travels the country saving jobs and careers and has the data from the gov’t web site to prove it.

The Edmunds Law Firm knows how important your job is to you and your family. WE will not mislead a client about our experience or success. Its all a matter of public record yet some lawyers hide this fact or won’t mention the DOHA site to perspective clients. They perhaps don’t want you to know the truth.

If you need a security clearance lawyer call Attorney Alan Edmunds today. The consult is free and experience of talking to one of the country’s leading attorneys is invaluable. Mr. Alan V. Edmunds has been called. ” the best security clearance” lawyer”.The Firm has offices coast to coast and has weekend appointments. Call 800.481.2526 or visit for more information. And while you are on our sites read the “bio” of Alan Edmunds.

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Trump In Women’s Dressing Room – Security Clearance Guideline E

News articles today appeared alleging that Donald Trump entered woman’s dressing rooms at the 1997 Miss Teen USA Pageant while they were in various stages of undress. Miss Mariah Billado, a former Miss Vermont Teen USA contestant reported.

The question that arises –  is this conduct that DoD Directive 5220.6 under Guideline E – conduct that raises national security concerns. The Directive speaks to “inappropriate behavior in the workplace.” In other areas of the same Directive concerns include “credible adverse information…that supports a whole person assessment of questionable judgment, untrustworthiness ….” It presents an interesting question whether Mr. Trump’s conduct raises security concerns. Daily reports in the news may not be
factual or accurate. Clearly an investigation may be considered. But what is the responsibility of the DoD if any in these type of circumstances?  Attorney Alan Edmunds, a leading security clearance attorney has appeared in court on many Guideline E cases. Each case is different and is decided on the totality of evidence. Attorney Edmunds quotes portions of the Directive; “Each case must be judged on its own merits” and elsewhere “Any doubt concerning personnel being considered for access to classified information will be resolved in favor of the national security.”

Another issue that arises is whether any candidate for political office is automatically qualified for a national security clearance.