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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.



Dual Citizenship And Your Security Clearance

Alan EdmundsAttorney Alan Edmunds has represented clients who have dual citizenship in hundreds of Hearings under both DoD 5220.6 and ICPG 704.2 . You would think that the standards are the same but when you look at the Reg’s – the language is different.

Known as one of “The Best Security Clearance Lawyers“, in the country, Attorney Alan Edmunds makes no secret that he thrives in the courtroom. ICPG 704.2 states, ” Being a U.S. citizen and a citizen of another country in not prohibited or disqualifying absent a showing of heightened risks related to national security.” The same language does not appear in DoD 5220.6 .

And what if the country involved is an ally to the United States. Does this create a security concern. How about England and France, could that result in a denial of a security clearance? The answer according to Attorney Edmunds is both yes and no! The extent of involvement in the foreign country becomes very important.  This is where Alan Edmunds and the staff of The Edmunds Law Firm excel. These cases of dual citizenship can be won – but it takes experience and courtroom skills to make that happen. The loss of a Clearance is reported to JPAS and usually means the immediate termination of employment. Call the “Security Clearance Lawyer“, – call Attorney Alan Edmunds and see how experience makes the difference. Visit us at one of our web sites, and review our cases.



Dating Foreigners And Your Security Clearance

Attorney Alan Edmunds, one of this country’s Best Security Clearance Lawyers, has been in the courts on several Foreign Influence and Foreign Preference cases involving clients who live with or date foreign nationals. On several cases our client lives with a Foreign National who has applied for or received their citizenship. The problem however is not over. If the Foreign National has relatives still in a foreign country the DoD will move against the security clearance holder.

us-flagThese cases can be won however they require extensive mitigation. The foreign country involved is also a serious concern. Attorney Alan Edmunds has represented clients with this problem for country’s around the world. His success has been reported on gov’t web sites and on the law firm security clearance sites. The case reviews are posted for perspective clients to learn about Attorney Edmunds and his dedication to his clients.

Mr. Edmunds introduces evidence and favors the use of witnesses. In fact his case victories all involve strong witness testimony. Alan Edmunds personally prepares both clients and witnesses for trial. Call 800.481.2526 if you have questions about your clearance. If you need a Response to SOR, an Appeal to Security Clearance Denial or representation at a Hearing – call Alan Edmunds. His Firm has offices in California, Florida and North Carolina.

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Best Security Clearance Lawyer

Your career is important and so is the job and the pay check. If the gov’t is trying to revoke your security clearance – then its time to get the best professional legal help possible. Attorney Alan Edmunds is often called The Best Security Clearance Lawyer in the country. A recent perspective client from Florida who hired The Edmunds Law Firm did her homework. She found Attorney Edmunds has over 300 cases on the DOHA site and won an estimated 75% of those cases on behalf of his clients from across the country.

Alan EdmundsAttorney Alan Edmunds helps civilian and Active Duty Military deployed around the globe. With over 30 years of experience in military and security clearance law, Alan Edmunds wrote the book on how to win these cases. In fact he wrote two books for introduction to the security clearance process available through his web sites.

If you have questions about Response to SOR, Security Clearance Appeal or other issues such as Security Clearance Denial – call Attorney Edmunds at 800.481.2526. He has office locations on the East coast and West coast and a professional staff ready to help. Visit for more information.


Donald Trump Security Clearance Questions

The presidential bid by Donald Trump has raised several security clearance issues. There are those who tried to suggest he not receive national security clearance briefings prior to the election. Attorney Alan Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance lawyer has been asked, what some of the concerns might be.

The Directive DoD 5220.6 that is used in security clearance applications by several government agencies has Guidelines that could raise a concern with Mr. Trump. Guideline B of the Directive according to Attorney Edmunds raises a possible concern in that the issue of Foreign Influence is an important government concern. Mr. Trump’s current wife Melania is Slovenian born and became a U.S. citizen 2006. If Melania still has relatives in a foreign country or owns property in a foreign country this could trigger a government concern.

Another concern raised in the directive is Guideline F: Financial Considerations In this Guideline the government would inquire into indebtedness, history of meeting financial obligations to determine if an individual’s reliability and trustworthiness is a concern.

Known as one of this country’s Best Security Clearance Lawyers, Alan Edmunds accepts clients across the country who are both Active Duty Military and civilian professionals. Call 800.481.2526 or visit

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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

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.