Favorable Decisions

Department Of Defense
November 20, 2017
Adultery Allegations & Soliciting Sex Acts
Hanover, MD

The Edmunds Law Firm, this country’s leading national security clearance law firm, received notice of another favorable decision from the Department of Defense arising from a SOR. The victory was following a Written Response to SOR. The case was difficult because it involved numerous allegations of soliciting sex acts and adultery.

The Written Response to SOR prepared by Attorney Brengle at the Edmunds Law Firm included numerous exhibits, a legal brief and proof of rehabilitation. Our client career and job were saved. His family could look forward to a secure Holiday because their father remained employed. Winning with just the Written Response is very difficult.  Normally most cases proceed to a Formal Security Clearance Appeal Hearing.

The Edmunds Law Firm has offices across the United States for our clients. If you need a Response to SOR, a formal Security Clearance Hearing Appeal Attorney or just have questions call 800.481.2526 and speak with an expert today.  Visit the official gov’t website at Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals and type in Attorney Edmunds name and review his cases.

Department Of Homeland Security
November 3, 2017
Criminal Conduct  & Personal Conduct
Washington, DC

A very special victory was received at The Edmunds Law Firm on a case with Homeland Security and ICE. Our client was fighting a previous finding that resulted in his clearance being denied. He was accused of misconduct during an interview. The facts were in dispute. Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm. Ryan is an outstanding lawyer who handles cases across the United States. Attorney Edmunds and Attorney Nerney travel to all states on behalf of our Active Duty and Civilian clients. Attorney Edmunds has tried over 600 cases in the last 4 years. He is well known across the country and Asia and the Middle East as one of the Best Security Clearance Lawyers.

Attorney Nerney submitted evidence and took testimony during the Hearing. The decision to revoke was overturned following Hearing. The client paid a one time flat fee and won his career and job back!!

The Firm does Responses to SORSecurity Clearance Appeals as well as Security Clearance Document Preparation. Call 800.481.2526 to speak with our experts about your case.

Department of Defense Hearing
November 2, 2017
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
New Bern, North Carolina

Attorney Alan Edmunds received Notice of another favorable decision on a National Security Clearance case that was tried in North Carolina. The case involved Personal Conduct allegations including failing to provide truthful answers regarding employment and emotional health.  There were also allegations involving alcohol and criminal conduct.

This was a difficult case. Attorney Edmunds, who has over 40 years experience in military law and security clearance matters, used aggressive techniques and forensics to win this case. Alan Edmunds, often referred to as “The DOHA LAWYER”, has tried more than 600 cases in the last 4 years alone. He saved this client career and job.

Responses to SOR and Security Clearance Appeals are just two areas where The Edmunds Law Firm helps clients around the world. Both Active Duty Military and Civilian Contractors with the DoD call Alan Edmunds when their careers are on the line. Our lawyers love to win and they do just that at an increasing rate. Check out our experience on the official Government Website at Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals. Just type in Alan Edmunds on the search line and learn about one of the country’s most successful attorneys. Many lawyers say they have experience but the government website says otherwise. It’s your career, hire the best attorney you can, your career is worth it! Call 800.481.2526 or visit us at one of our websites.

Victory From Written Response to SOR
October 26, 2017
Minneapolis, Mn
Personal Conduct

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision from a Written Response to SOR. The case was unique because this was the second time our Law Firm helped this man with allegations against his Clearance. Each time our staff responded and we won.

This case involved a 39-year-old man who was former Air Force. Personal conduct allegations were brought against him. He is an Information Technology Specialist who needs an active Security Clearance to work and keep his job. The allegations contained facts involving Kenya Africa.

Attorney Ryan Nerney drafted the Response to SOR and sent it to the Agency with exhibits. The client didn’t have to contend with a Formal Security Clearance Appeal Hearing.

The Edmunds Law Firm helps Active duty and Civilian around the globe. The Firm has a global reputation for aggressive representation. Attorney Edmunds has more Hearings on this site (Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals) than other lawyers. Experience makes the Difference.

Department Of Defense Hearing
October 23, 2017
Woodland Hills, California

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable Security Clearance Appeal following a Personal Appearance in Woodland Hills, Calif. The comments of our client tell the story:

” I was just notified that my clearance was approved on the 22nd. I go back to work tomorrow !!!!”

Those words are what means the most to the attorneys at The Edmunds Law Firm who fight on behalf of our clients against the Government for security clearances. This case had it all as far as allegations. The SOR had financial issues of tax liens, criminal conduct which was later dismissed and debts totaling $17,677. From the start it looked really bad for our client. But then Attorney Ryan Nerney, for the Firm, took the case to Hearing and the case by the Gov’t fell apart. Again the words of our client says it best:

“Thank you so much for everything. I have no words to describe my gratitude for you and the Edmunds Law Firm for saving my career.”

Our success is no secret. Official government websites such as the one at DOHA – Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals – shows that the Edmunds Law Firm appears nationally more than most other law firms. And the victories by Attorney Alan Edmunds and Attorney Ryan Nerney far outnumber those of other attorneys. Do your own research, it’s your money and your career, compare results on the government website at DOHA.

Attorney Alan Edmunds is considered by many as ” The Best Security Clearance Lawyer in the country.” He is known coast to coast as ” The DOHA Lawyer.”   Request your Free Consultation today.

Department Of Defense
October 19, 2017
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Lexington Park, MD
Written Response Victory

The Edmunds Law Firm did it again – we were just notified that our client received his clearance back from a written Response to SOR that the Firm submitted with exhibits.

The case involved a retired Navy chief Warrant Officer who had 10 separate financial allegations on his SOR. He is married with 4 children and a wife who was unemployed. The family experienced periods of unemployment and financial turmoil due to family obligations.

The Firm did the Written Response to SOR with exhibits and a legal brief. Upon review of the Response the gov’t withdrew the SOR. Victory for our client and his family.

Attorney Alan Edmunds has been helping Active Duty and Civilian employees for over 40 years with Security Clearance Appeals. Just call us at 800.481.2526 and then relax!  Our experienced team of experts will take over and fight the gov’t every step.

We post favorable decisions each week on our Security Clearance sites for your review.

Department Of Defense
October 2017
Guideline B: Foreign Influence & Contacts – China
Woodland Hills, California

The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision following a contested security clearance appeal. The case was heard in the Los Angeles area before an Administrative Judge.

The Applicant was a brilliant 61-year-old Ph.D Engineering Specialist. He is married and has one daughter. He has had a security clearance since 2005. He was born in China, stil has relatives in China and came to the United States on a J-1 Visa. His story is one of great hardship that included being sent to a labor camp as a teenager in China. Applicant became a citizen in 2000. He worked hard and now has a net worth in excess of 1 million dollars.

Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm and argued the case citing mitigating factors under the guideline and presented copious evidence supporting the “whole person concept”. The Judge agreed with Attorney Nerney and found that the security clearance should be granted.

The Edmunds Law Firm is a national leader in Security Clearance Appeals and Response to SOR for both Civilian and Active Duty Military deployed around the globe. The Firm is full service and offers guidance throughout the whole process. Call 800.481.2526 for immediate help.

Department Of Defense
October 12,2017
Woodland Hills, California
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Guideline E: Personal Conduct

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable decision following a formal Hearing which was an Appeal to Security Clearance Denial. The Hearing was held in Woodland Hills, California.

Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm and represented an Applicant who was 52 years old with 2 adult children. He had been married for 28 years and then subsequently divorced. He is a Defense Contractor working as a Plant Protection Officer.

He had several debts, which resulted from health issues and loss of employment by his former wife. His financial status at the time of trial was excellent. Attorney Nerney offered exhibits A – Z and the applicant testified. The Applicant had held a security clearance for the past 31 years.

Attorney Nerney does Security Clearance Appeals and Responses to SOR. He travels on cases across the United States. The “Whole Person Concept ” was argued and the judge agreed that Mr. Nerney had mitigated the gov’t concerns and granted the Clearance. Another career was saved and a job left intact.

Department Of Defense
October 3, 2017
Guideline B: Foreign Contacts, South Korea
Guideline F: Financial Concerns

The Edmunds Law Firm received notification from DoD of another favorable Security Clearance decision. It was a Security Clearance Appeal that went to a Formal Hearing.

The case was heard in California and Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm. Mr Nerney is well known in the Security Clearance world as an aggressive attorney who wins cases. He has appeared across the United States before several different DoD Agencies.

The Applicant is a 37-year-old mother of 2 children, ages 6 and 2, both have dual citizenship. She came to the United States at the age 13 from South Korea where she has numerous relatives whom she contacts infrequently. She served in the U.S. Army and received a number of awards while serving. Attorney Nerney argued the longstanding good relationship between South Korea and the United States. He introduced over 12 documents on her behalf. The Applicant also testified.

The judge found that the Attorney mitigated the financial concerns and the foreign influence concerns and granted the Clearance. Call 800.481.2526 if your career is facing a security clearance challenge.

Department Of Defense
October 2017
Written Response to SOR
Guideline D: Sexual Behavior and Guideline J: Criminal Behavior
Crane, Indiana

The Edmunds Law Firm filed an Appeal to SOR and received  a favorable decision without going to a formal Security Clearance Appeal. Our clients saved time and money.

This case involved an engineer who worked for Naval Surface Warfare. Attorney Alan Edmunds prepared a Response to SOR including exhibits and a legal brief. The documents totally mitigated the government concerns. Attorney Edmunds has over 40 years of experience in Military Law and National Security Clearance law. He is known across the country as a very aggressive litigator.

The case involved allegations under Guideline D: Sexual Behavior and Guideline J: Criminal Behavior. Evidence was included that showed under “the Whole Person” concept that the behavior was an isolated incident and that the Applicant had good character throughout his life.

The DoD agreed and his clearance was granted. We handle cases from across the country and around the globe. If you want guidance please call 800.481.2526.

Department Of Defense
Video Conference Hearing – Kuwait
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
October 2, 2017

Attorney Alan Edmunds received a favorable decision following a formal Security Clearance Hearing that was conducted by video conferencing. Mr. Edmunds client was located in Kuwait and Attorney Edmunds was in Arlington VA with the Administrative Judge and the Gov’t Department Counsel.

The case was a Security Clearance Appeal following a Response to SOR. Client was in a remote location but she was fully prepared and gave a very detailed testimony.

Attorney Edmunds introduced Applicant Exhibits A through M. These exhibits laid the basis for the Applicant Defense and “The Whole Person Concept”. The exhibits also revealed the numerous efforts the Applicant made to satisfy her debts. The evidence showed she had periods of unemployment, deployment to remote countries and was assuming financial care for relatives.

The judge agreed with Attorney Edmunds that the financial difficulties occurred from circumstances beyond Applicant control. Attorney Edmunds argued that there was no evidence that the Applicant was reckless with her finances and the judge agreed. The clearance was granted and Applicant kept her Depratment of Defense job. Attorney Edmunds helps clients around the globe. Mr. Edmunds is known nationally as “The DOHA Lawyer” with over 40-years of experience.

Dept. of Defense
Papillon, Nebraska
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Misuse And Sale Of Military Property
October 10, 2017

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable ruling from the Dept. of Defense following the submission of a written Response to SOR. The case involved allegations of misuse of government property.

Attorney Shane Brengle drafted the Written Response with exhibits. He argued the “whole person” concept, as his client was a highly decorated member of the military. His rank was LT COL.

Attorney Edmunds helps clients around the globe. Active Duty Military and Civilian clients call him from around the world with national security clearance problems. His record is well documents on the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals website. Alan Edmunds is often referred to as “the DOHA LAWYER”.

If you have received an SOR/LOI, or want to Appeal an adverse decision on a security clearance please call 800.481.2526 for immediate help. With offices coast to coast, The Edmunds Law Firm is this country’s leading national security clearance law firm.

Department Of Defense
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Guideline B: Foreign Influence, Born In India
Chicago, Illinois
Sept 18, 2017

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable Security Clearance decision following a formal Hearing held in Chicago Illinois. The Applicant is 46 years old, married and born in India.

He has a bachelor’s degree and has worked as a defense contractor. He applied for a higher-level security clearance due to job requirements. He held a Public Trust. He had debts totaling $23,000 and allegations of Personal Conduct for failure to disclose past due judgments.

Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm. Mr. Nerney has extensive experience in security clearance matters and has appeared before the Dept. of Defense in over 100 cases. The DOHA web site shows his work before DOHA on numerous occasions.

Attorney Nerney called witnesses, submitted numerous exhibits and also filed an evidence of “the whole person concept”. Mr. Nerney filed an Administrative Notice for India. In the end the court stated: “national security eligibility for access to classified information is granted.” The client kept his job and his career.

If you have questions or need advice call 800.481.2526 and speak with Attorney Nerney or Attorney Edmunds.

Department of Homeland Security
Financial Concerns: Taxes & Debts
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Favorable Decision From Written Response
August 18, 2017

The Edmunds Law Firm received a Notice of Favorable Decision from the Department of Homeland Security on a case involving a 49 years old counter-terrorism Special Agent client from Florida who was single with no children.

His tax problems included a tax lien and several small overdue debts amounting to about $15,000. The written Response was over 20 pages long and included several items in mitigation. Attorney Edmunds alleged unemployment and economic downturn.

The client has had a Clearance for 10 years. Attorney Edmunds filed proof of satisfaction of debt payments and argued the “whole person” concept.

Winning a favorable decision from Written Response is difficult. The Edmunds Law Firm works hard to achieve this goal, which can save our clients money and time.

Department Of Defense
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Arlington, VA
Sept 12, 2017

Attorney Alan Edmunds, this country’s leading national security clearance attorney, received notice of another favorable decision from the court on a case that he argued in Arlington VA.

The case involved an applicant who was prior Army and had worked several defense contractor jobs. He is married and has 4 children. He had numerous debts but Attorney Edmunds provided proof of identity theft, which ruined his credit and created many of the debt problems. His wife also lost her job and this contributed to his debt problems as well.

At the Hearing the Applicant was doing much better financially.  Debts were paid or successfully disputed.

The judge agreed with Attorney Edmunds that the SOR had ben mitigated and that the Applicant was trustworthy. The judge concluded, “eligibility for access to classified information is granted.”

Don’t take chances with your job or career. Edmunds Law Firm handles all Responses to SOR, Security Clearance Appeals, DOHA Appeals and Military Security Clearance cases.

Department Of Defense
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Tampa, Florida
August 2017

Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision following a DOHA hearing on a case involving a 40 years old defense contractor who worked in the Tampa, FL metro area. The client had 5 delinquent debts totaling less than $15,000. He had experienced hardship including death of a father, a brother who was disabled and the negligent care of his finances while he was deployed,

Attorney Alan Edmunds handled the case at the Hearing. Mr. Edmunds entered exhibits A-S on behalf of his client. He also took testimony from the Applicant and one witness. Attorney Edmunds argued unexpected medical emergency and the behavior happened so long ago and under circumstances that were unlikely to reoccur. The judge agreed. The Clearance was granted and Attorney Edmunds helped another deserving client save his job and career.

Department Of Defense
August 8, 2017
Sacramento, California
Linguist From Afghanistan
Guideline B: Foreign Influence

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision of a Linguist who had both Afghanistan and Pakistan  concerns. The Firm helps hundreds of Linguists deployed around the globe with Security Clearance issues.

Attorney Ryan Nerney, whose success in the courtroom is featured on the official DOHA web site under his name, handled this case. If perspective customers would “fact check” the attorneys they talk to against the official DOHA website they would find that many lawyers might have very little experience even if their websites say the contrary .

In this case Attorney Nerney took testimony from witnesses. The issue was that our client sent money home to his mother not realizing that it would raise a concern with the DoD. Other issues included relatives in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Attorney Nerney showed that contacts with these individuals were very infrequent. He argued the “whole person concept’ which the judge found to be significant. The Applicant was granted access to classified information. His job was saved and his career will advance.

August 3 2017
Petty Theft & Time Card Fraud
Mclean, Virginia
Department Of Defense

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable Security Clearance decision following a response to SOR. This was an important result because the client had their clearance reinstated without a Formal DOHA Security Clearance Hearing. The savings in time and money was considerable.

The case involved allegations of Petty Theft, Time Card Fraud as well as Financial considerations under Guideline F of the DoD Directive 5220.6 – The law firm submitted a complete Response to SOR that included argument and exhibits. The client was charged one simple flat fee for services – no hourly fees.

Attorney Alan Edmunds has over 40 years of experience helping Active Duty and Civilian employees as well as DoD Contractors with Security Clearance problems. He can help you as well – just call 800.481.2526. The Edmunds Law Firm has offices coast to coast and offers excellent customer service. The San Diego Better Business Bureau rates the Firm A+.

Department Of Defense
August 7, 2017
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Guideline G: Alcohol Consumption
Tampa, Florida

Department of Defense notified Attorney Alan Edmunds of a favorable decision following a contested Security Clearance Hearing in Tampa Florida.

Our client is a 40-year-old defense contractor, single with no children.  He has a Computer Science degree and had never served in the military before. The applicant had 5 delinquent debts. He entrusted a relative to pay his bills while deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The relative did a poor job of paying the bills.

On the alcohol consumption allegation, the client had stopped drinking alcohol. He tested alcohol free. He also enrolled in and successfully completed alcohol treatment. Attorney Edmunds introduced several exhibits that showed strong mitigation and called witnesses as well as the Applicant.

Attorney Edmunds is not stranger to DOHA Security Clearance Hearings. People call him “the DOHA LAWYER”.  He travels the country helping people save their jobs and careers  Mr. Edmunds provides services that include Response to SOR, Security Clearance Hearings and Security Clearance Appeals. He appears before DOHA, NSA, DIA, DOE, ICE, NRO and several other Agencies.

Department Of Defense
July 27, 2017
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision on a National Security Clearance case. The client was an active duty Air Force. He was an officer who had financial concerns that involved large deposits and foreign influence due to relatives from Nigeria. The client is married to a doctor and no children. He has been on active duty for 12 years. He had personal conduct allegations due to relatives and travel to different countries.

Attorney Alan Edmunds helps clients around the globe with security clearance problems. Active Duty military call Attorney Edmunds to help clear up security problems but also save their careers. Active Duty officers must have security clearances to do their jobs. In this case the career would have been lost if the Clearance was not granted.

If you need a Response to SOR or a Security Clearance Appeal – bring in the Best Security Clearance Attorney available – call Mr. Edmunds at 800.481.2526.

Department Of Defense
July 27,2017
New York City
Guideline E – Personal Conduct
Guideline F – Financial Concerns
Guideline J – Criminal Conduct

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision in a Security Clearance case that was very difficult to present. The client is a 27 years old single women and former Army.

This young woman was active duty and had 3 deployments. She had drug use, which she admitted and allegations of bad debts, which the client denied. She also alleged that the debts were not hers but due to identity theft.

The Edmunds Law Firm, which is this country’s leading law firm in National Security Clearance matters, submitted a written Response to SOR with numerous exhibits and a legal brief.

The DoD reviewed the package from Attorney Alan Edmunds and granted the clearance. Attorney Edmunds is often called “The Best Security Clearance Attorney” in the country. He has over 40 years of experience and has offices coast to coast. He personally has done over 400 Security Clearance Hearings within the last 4 years alone.  He helps Active Duty Military and civilian employees deployed around the globe.

Security Clearance Granted – Pakistan
Department of Defense
June 28, 2017
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Arlington, VA

On May 31, 2017 Attorney Alan Edmunds appeared at a formal security clearance Hearing in Arlington VA. The case involved a linguist who had ties to Pakistan. The relatives included a mother, four brothers and three sisters. The gov’t also alleged that our client had close and continuous ties with friends in Pakistan.

Attorney Edmunds introduced 18 exhibits. Testimony was also taken from the 34 year old Applicant who is a contractor for DoD . He had a bachelor’s degree and is married with two small children. Applicant was born and raised in Pakistan. He became a US citizen in March 2013.

Attorney Edmunds argued the mitigating factors and offered considerable evidence to support the “whole person concept”. The judge agreed with the argument of Mr. Edmunds and the Security Clearance was granted.

Attorney Edmunds has offices coast to coast to help both civilian and Active Duty military clients. He does Response to SOR, Security Clearance Appeals and appears at Formal Security Clearance Hearings all over the United States.

If you have questions and want the experience of one of the country’s leading security clearance attorneys, please call 800.481.2526 and ask for Attorney Edmunds, who is often referred to as “The DOHA Lawyer“.

Date of Favorable Decision: May 23, 2017
Guideline E: Personal Conduct/Guideline K: Handling Protected Information
Location: Orlando, Florida
Agency: Department of Defense

On May 23, 2017, a favorable decision was made for The Edmunds Law Firm and their 55-year-old client, who is employed as an executive for a federal contractor.  Mr. Edmunds, who is considered to be “one of the Best Security Clearance Lawyers,” in the United States, successfully mitigated all allegations of Personal Conduct and Handling Protected Information with Exhibits A-K.  The client has been with her current employer since 1989 and has held a security clearance since at least 1999.  The client is a mentor for young female executives at her company, being selected as one of the top five women executives in her traditionally male dominated field, clearly an asset to her company’s productivity.  Mr. Edmunds bold and forthright approach at the hearing clearly paved the way for a favorable decision and her continued access to classified information.

Do not trust your security clearance adjudications process to just any junior level firm.  The Edmunds Law Firm has been in the business of assisting individuals with their security clearances for more than 40 years, including SF-86 preparation, Response to SOR/LOI, FOIA Requests, Personal Appearances and Appeals.  If you have a security clearance matter that you need handled by a powerhouse firm with individuals who will fight for you and your career, then please give The Edmunds Law Firm a call today!

 

Date of Favorable Decision: March 8, 2017
Guideline E: Personal Conduct/Guideline F: Financial Considerations/Guideline J: Criminal Conduct
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

The Edmunds Law Firm has been assisting clients with adjudicating their matters, with favorable results, for more than 40 years.  Mr. Alan V. Edmunds and his powerhouse team of lawyers will fight for you, just like they did for their client with Personal Conduct, Financial and Criminal allegations.  The Department of Homeland Security issued a Notice of Proposed Action with The Edmunds Law Firm tediously getting right to work in forming the official Response to the Department.  Armed with a plethora of exhibits to include with the Response, the Department issued a favorable decision in the matter, with all allegations being mitigated.  Do not trust just anyone to formulate a perfect Response back to allegations, trust The Edmunds Law Firm to fight for your career and reputation, contact us today!

 

Date of Favorable Decision: May 22, 2017
Guideline B: Foreign Influence/Guideline C: Foreign Preference/Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Location: Charleston, SC
Agency: Department of Defense

The Edmunds Law Firm has done it again with Mr. Alan V. Edmunds obtaining a favorable decision on May 22, 2017 in a matter that involved Foreign Influence, Foreign Preference and Personal Conduct.  The client is a 39-year-old male who was born, raised and educated in Iraq.  The client became a U.S. citizen, along with his wife and children, in March 2013.  He is a linguist in support of American troops and has to access classified information so that he can operate with forward-deployed military personnel.  Armed with extensive exhibits to prove his allegiance to the United States of America, the concerns of the government were fully mitigated by Mr. Edmunds at a hearing appearance.  Do not trust just anyone to represent you for your career, trust the experts with numerous favorable decisions under their belt to fight for you.  Contact us today!

 

Date of Favorable Decision: May 19, 2017
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Location: Arlington, VA
Agency: Department of Defense

Financial Concerns are nothing to be taken lightly when it comes to your security clearance being revoked.  The Edmunds Law Firm has been in the business of making matters right for federal employees, contractors and active duty military, for more than 40 years.  Mr. Alan V. Edmunds represented a 40-year-old Federal Contractor through his hearing, mitigating the government’s concerns over past debts, due to job changes, family obligations and just all around bad financial decisions made by the client.  All nine allegations were cleared, with the client gaining back his security clearance that he has possessed since 2008.

The Edmunds Law Firm, along with their friendly and caring staff, provides excellent service to client’s with sensitive matters and beyond.  If you have concerns in regards to your security clearance, do the right thing and let the experts take your case.  Do not risk losing your career, contact us today!

 

Date of Favorable Decision: May 24, 2017
Guideline B: Foreign Influence/Guideline C: Foreign Preference
Agency: Department of Defense

Foreign Influence and Foreign Preference allegations can be fully mitigated as Mr. Alan V. Edmunds and The Edmunds Law Firm has clearly demonstrated for their client who was born in Seoul, Korea but has built a life within the United States.  She has a deep love for the United States and wants to continue to be allowed to access classified information, regardless of where she was originally born.  Mr. Edmunds represented her at a hearing, presenting overwhelming evidence to indicate that she is not a threat and can fully be reinstated to the classified information she needs to have in order to satisfy her job duties.  If you need assistance in obtaining your security clearance through experts, contact The Edmunds Law Firm for more information.

 

Date of Favorable Decision: June 19, 2017
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Agency: Department of Defense

The team at The Edmunds Law Firm has successfully mitigated the concerns of the government in their client’s re-application brief for security clearance.  Mr. Alan V. Edmunds and his strong staff helped their client alleviate the government’s concerns due to his past financial mistakes. Armed with Exhibits A-P that were submitted with the re-application, the client received a favorable decision regarding his continued access to sensitive information to successfully assist his country.  Do not trust just anyone to mitigate for you.  The powerhouse team at The Edmunds Law Firm will fight for YOU and your career.  Contact the experts in security clearance adjudications today!

 

Linguist – Iraq
May 12, 2017
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Arlington, VA
Department Of Defense

Attorney Alan Edmunds received a favorable ruling on a national security clearance case that involved a linguist born in Iraq. The case involved guideline B: foreign Influence under the Directive 5220.6.

The applicant had a mother, father and 5 brothers who were citizens and residents of Iraq. The client is now married and living in the United States. He came to the U.S. under the Special Immigration Vise Program. Both his wife and children are now all U.S. citizens.

Attorney Alan Edmunds introduced numerous exhibits and took testimony from witnesses. Attorney Edmunds, who is often referred to as ‘The Best Security Clearance Lawyer” in the country by his clients, argued mitigation. He showed that communications between the client and family members in Iraq has stopped.

The judge agreed with the arguments made by Attorney Edmunds and found it was not a risk to national security to grant the clearance.

The Edmunds Law Firm does, Responses to SORSecurity Clearance Appeals, and consultations for security clearance matters. Call 800.481.2526.

May 23, 2017
Arlington, VA
Guidelines B & C: Foreign Influence
Iraq

Attorney Alan Edmunds received notification of another Security Clearance favorable decision from DoD.

The case involved a linguist with foreign contacts in Iraq. The Applicant, from Iraq, surrendered his Iraqi passport and renounced his citizenship from Iraq. The gov’t however felt he was a risk to national security even with these efforts.

Attorney Edmunds, this country’s leading Security Clearance Lawyer, argued “the whole person concept” at the Hearing. He also introduced numerous documents into evidence and took testimony. The Applicant was totally prepared by his attorney, Alan Edmunds. When asked the biggest mistake Applicants make in security clearance matters – Attorney Edmunds states it would be Applicants that attend Hearings without a qualified and experienced attorney. Statistics support his opinion.

If you want to improve your chances of a successful security clearance appeal – call Attorney Alan Edmunds. His law Firm has offices in California, Florida, North Carolina and Arlington, VA.  Call 800.481.2526 for immediate help. Services include, Responses to SOR, Security Clearance Appeals, and Consultations for both Active Duty Military and Civilian Contractors deployed around the globe.

 

May 22, 2017
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Woodland Hills, CA

The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision on a national security clearance case that went to a formal hearing.

Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared on behalf of the Firm. He has traveled across the United States on security clearance cases and is one of the best security clearance attorneys according to his clients.

In addition to the Financial Concerns other allegations included Personal Conduct alleging falsifying SF 86 answers.

Attorney Nerney introduced evidence and took testimony from the Applicant. The Applicant was totally prepared for his appearance in court.

If you have concerns that involve your security clearance – call the law firm that help people save their jobs, their clearances and their careers. Call 800.481.2526

April 2, 2017
Department Of Defense
Guideline F: Financial Concerns

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of another favorable decision on a national security clearance matter that was heard before DOHA and reported officially on their web site.

The case involved a man who had debts totaling $89,000. There were 6 debts in all. The Applicant had also filed for Bankruptcy protection.

Attorney Ryan Nerney for the Edmunds Law Firm tried the case. Attorney Nerney is a seasoned trial lawyer and handles many of the Firm cases on the West coast.

At the Hearing Attorney Nerney introduced evidence and took testimony. He argued the “whole person concept” as well as the mitigating factors.

The judge found that “the concerns over Applicant’s history of financial problems do not create doubt about his current reliability, trustworthiness, good judgment, and ability to protect classified information.”  The clearance was granted.

The Edmunds Law Firm helps clients around the globe with Response to SOR, as well as Appeals on Security Clearance Denials. Call 800.481.2526 for help.

May 18, 2017
Security Clearance Granted
Foreign Influence, India
Guideline B, C & E
Arlington, VA

Helping clients keep their security clearance is a passion for Attorney Alan Edmunds who is known as one of the Best Security Clearance Lawyers in the country. This case involved a woman who had relatives in India, 2 India passports and sent money home from the United States to help relatives who were sick and financially in need. This case was special because after the client retained the Edmunds Law Firm – Alan Edmunds went to work reviewing evidence and sending in documents to the government.

Attorney Edmunds appears across the country in most Federal Agencies defending clients and fighting for their security clearances. He has over 40 years of experience with Active Duty Military Clearance clients and civilian contractor clients. He also represents many Federal employees with Security Clearance Appeals and MSPB employment actions.

Active Duty Military deployed around the globe count on Attorney Alan Edmunds for legal help in many areas. Linguists deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait know the Edmunds name as an attorney you can count on.

In this case the gov’t withdrew their SOR against the Applicant and her clearance was granted. She kept her job and her career was filled with promise for the future.

Call Alan Edmunds at 800.481.2526 and let his staff of professionals help you. He has offices in California, Arlington, VA, Raleigh, North Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida.

May 10, 2017
Arlington, VA
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Favorable Decision Following Hearing

The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision following a Formal Hearing on a National Security Clearance case. The allegations included failure to timely file tax returns for 3 years and failure to pay taxes.

The Applicant is 38 years old, married and has 2 children. He served in the military and was honorably discharged. He works as a Federal contractor overseas and had difficulty receiving his mail due to travel.

Attorney Alan Edmunds represented the Applicant at the Hearing and introduced exhibits A thru U at the trial. Testimony was also taken.  Attorney Edmunds argued the “whole person concept” in the applicant’s defense to the gov’t allegations. The judge was persuaded by Mr. Edmunds arguments, the testimony of the applicant and the exhibits and found that it was clearly consistent with the national interest to grant the clearance.

The applicant kept his job and his career. Attorney Edmunds has helped both Active Duty Military and Civilian contractor clients around the globe with Security Clearance Appeals. Clients call Alan Edmunds, the Best Security Clearance Lawyer in the country.  Call 800.481.2526 or visit keepyoursecurityclearance.com

May 9, 2017
Arlington, VA
Guideline G: Alcohol Consumption

Attorney Alan Edmunds received notice of a favorable decision following a Formal Security Clearance Hearing involving allegations of excessive alcohol consumption. The applicant was a 39-year-old training development specialist for a defense contractor. The applicant had a DWI in 2002, 2008. Testimony was taken and he was diagnosed as an alcohol abuser.

Attorney Alan Edmunds, this country’s leading Security Clearance Lawyer, introduced 8 exhibits at the Hearing. Testimony was taken at the Hearing and the attorney made oral argument. Attorney Alan Edmunds argued the mitigating factors on behalf of his client.

The court used the “whole person concept” in its analysis. This was an argument that Attorney Edmunds made at the Hearing. The court founds that a reoccurrence was unlikely and found that the Applicant had established that he was reliable and trustworthy and could exercise good judgment going forward. The security clearance was granted.

The Edmunds Law Firm helps client with Responses to SORSecurity Clearance Appeals, and all phases of Security Clearance Denials. Call 800 481.2526 or visit keepyoursecurityclearance.com

Security Clearance Victory Following Hearing
Arlington, VA
April 25, 2107
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Guideline C: Foreign Preferences

Attorney Alan Edmunds received another favorable decision from the DoD on a national security clearance matter following hearing. Attorney Edmunds appears from coast to coast helping Active Duty and civilian contractors on security clearance appeals.

This case involved a 51 years old woman who was divorced and had no children. She is a U.S. born citizen who acquired Lebanese citizenship through an earlier marriage. Applicant also had a joint bank account in Jordan, which she testified it was closed. Attorney Edmunds offered exhibits A thru V, which were admitted into evidence.

The case seemed to turn on the plethora of mitigating evidence of Attorney Edmunds that was admitted and considered by the judge.  The testimony of the applicant was compelling and straightforward.

The judge concluded that it was consistent to grant the security clearance to applicant. Her career and job would continue.

Attorney Edmunds does Security Clearance Appeals, Response to SOR and offers representation with Security Clearance Hearings. Call 800.481.2526. Attorney Alan Edmunds is known as “the” Security Clearance Lawyer.

Hearing Victory – China
Boston, MA
Dept. Of Defense
Guideline C & Guideline B
April 5, 2017

Attorney Alan Edmunds received Notice of a favorable decision following a formal Hearing for his client who is 44 years old and holds a PhD in Applied Physical Science. The case involved the tragic testimony of family members who suffered political persecution during the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

Attorney Edmunds introduced numerous exhibits and evidence about mitigation and the “whole person concept’. Most of the clients relatives were U.S. citizens and she surrendered her Chinese passport and reaffirmed her allegiance to the United States.

Mr. Edmunds is this country’s leading attorney in the area of national security clearance cases. He helps client with Responses to SOR, SF-86 Preparation and Security Clearance Appeals.. He is often referred to as the DOHA LAWYER and his clients claim he is “The Best Security Clearance Lawyer” in the country. His record of court appearances is kept on the official government website at DOHA for everyone to review. The Firm has offices in Arlington VA, Jacksonville FL, San Diego CA and Raleigh, North Carolina.

CIA Security Clearance Hearing
Dulles, VA
March 24, 2017
Personal Conduct: Drug Allegations

The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable decision following adjudication at the CIA. Attorney Alan Edmunds, this country’s foremost security clearance attorney, represented the applicant at the CIA Hearing.

The case involved wrongful association with individuals using controlled substances and viewing adult material on a gov’t computer. Attorney Edmunds produced evidence of mitigation and the Applicant testified at the Hearing. Evidence was reviewed and argued by Mr. Edmunds

Alan Edmunds has conducted numerous Hearings at the Agency. They are very difficult but the representatives from the Agency are professional and at the same time demanding relative to the evidence they need to overturn an original security decision.

Attorney Edmunds represents Active Duty Military before the Agency as well as civilian contractors. A Military Security Clearance is very unique and Alan Edmunds has over 40 years of experience with military law and security clearance matters.

Attorney Edmunds is known as The Security Clearance Lawyer in the United States. His vast experience of over 40 years is recorded on government websites. Call 800.481.2526 for immediate assistance. Don’t risk your career – “Experience Makes the Difference”.

Time Card Fraud
Guideline E – Personal Conduct
Upper Marlboro, MD
March 8, 2017

Attorney Alan Edmunds, this country’s leading attorney in National Security Clearance matters received Notice of a favorable adjudication from a Written Response to SOR with allegations of Criminal Conduct, Personal conduct and financial Conduct.

The case involved time card fraud as alleged by the gov’t. The facts also included a mortgage that was in default for $87,000. The Written Response to SOR was over 30 pages in length.  The legal brief argued cases and mitigation.

The favorable decision saved our client the expense and time of attending a Formal Appeal Hearing. Our client saved his career and job.

If you need help or have questions call the experts at The Edmunds Law Firm. Known as The DOHA LAWYER, Alan Edmunds has been helping Active Duty Military and Civilian employees with Security Clearance Appeals for over 40 years. People across the country and around the globe recognize Mr. Edmunds as the Security Clearance Attorney to hire.  If your career is important please call us 800.481.2526 or visit one of our offices in Washington DC/ Arlington VA, San Diego CA, Raleigh NC or Jacksonville FL.

 

Failure To File Tax Returns
Beaverton, Oregon
Personal Conduct – Guideline E
March 8, 2017

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision from Response to SOR involving Failure to File Tax Returns and Refusing to cooperate with the Security Process.

Attorney Alan Edmunds is the Security Clearance Lawyer most people across the country turn when they have questions about Security Clearance Appeals.

Alan V. Edmunds has over 40 years experience with Military and Contractor clients.

The gov’t alleged that our client was not forthcoming with the OPM investigator about previous employment. The gov’t also alleged that he refused to call the OPM Investigator.

The Response to SOR completed by the experts at The Edmunds Law Firm included numerous exhibits and a legal brief. The concerns were mitigated and our client received his Security Clearance.

The biggest issue was the Failure to File Tax Returns. Attorney Edmunds has handled many of these cases across the United States. His track record of success is featured on the official gov’t website at DOHA for review. Call 800.481.2526 and learn more. Your career is important – hire the experts at the Edmunds Law Firm.

Department Of Defense
March 27, 2017
Woodland Hills, California
Financial Concerns: Guideline F

The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision from DOHA on a national security clearance hearing held in Woodland Hills, California.

The case was about a 48-year-old woman, single, 3 children and a lot of student debt from a Technical College. Many of the debts were disputed. The applicant, through her attorney Mr. Ryan Nerney for the Firm, admitted several exhibits. Witnesses were also called to testify for the Applicant. The Edmunds Law Firm Appeals Security Clearance decisions, does Response to SOR and appears at Formal Security Clearance Hearings for clients across the country.

Attorney Alan Edmunds, this country’s leading Security Clearance Lawyer, has offices in California, Florida and Arlington, VA. The Firm represents Active Duty Military, Civilian DoD Contractors as well as Federal Employees.

This client received a favorable decision from the court due to Attorney Ryan Nerney’s trial work. Her career and job were saved. Call us at 800.481.2526 and let us help you. Visit us at keepyoursecurityclearance.com. All of our decisions are reported on the official DOHA web site for your review. That site shows Attorney Edmunds has done more than 600 Security Clearance Hearings over just the last 4 years. Don’t trust you career to an attorney who doesn’t win!

Department Of Defense
March 13, 2017
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Guideline G & J: Personal Conduct

Attorney Alan Edmunds attended a Personal Appearance with his client in North Carolina for an interesting case that involved an applicant who had alcohol problems. The applicant had 2 DUI’s and also a public display of unsavory conduct.

Attorney Alan Edmunds, known as this country’s foremost expert in National Security Clearances, represented the Applicant at the Hearing. Evidence was introduced and testimony was taken. Our client was totally prepared for cross-examination, which is always a dangerous time for people who appear without an attorney.

The Edmunds Law Firm does Response to SOR, Appeals of Security Clearance hearings and files Appellate Briefs before the Appeals Board. His record of Hearings is on display for the public at the official DOHA web site.

If you need help or have questions please call Attorney Edmunds at 800.481.2526. The Firm has offices coast to coast in Calif, Florida, North Carolina and Arlington, VA. Mr. Edmunds helps Active Duty Military and Federal Employees with security clearance problems.

Military Security Clearance Victory
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Guideline K: Handling Protected Information
San Diego, California
March 23, 2017

The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable adjudication from a Written Response to SOR for an Active Duty Military client. The case was difficult because of the numerous allegations and the type of behavior.

The allegations outlined conduct including Captain’s Mast, Insubordination toward a Warrant Officer and Failure to Obey and Mistreatment of sailors.  The other guideline conduct included Misuse of Personal Electronic Devices and Breaches of Secured Spaces.

The Edmunds Law Firm drafted the Response to SOR. The Response included numerous exhibits and an incredible legal brief. The Firm often wins cases with only the Written Response, which saves our client’s money and time not to mention their job and career. Call us at 800.481.2526 and learn how we can help you keep your job and career. The official DOHA web site (which our competition hates) shows exactly how many cases we handle coast to coast and how many we win!! Many attorneys have nice websites but they don’t win many cases for their clients. Remember, “Experience Makes the Difference.”  Don’t risk your career. Call Attorney Alan Edmunds today and get peace of mind. Learn why Mr. Edmunds is called “The DOHA Lawyer.”

March 10, 2017
Department Of Defense
Security Clearance Victory Following Hearing
Arlington, VA
Guideline F: Financial Concerns

Attorney Alan Edmunds of The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision in a national security clearance hearing held in Arlington VA. The case was very difficult because the gov’t alleged 17 past due debts or obligations owed by the Applicant in a Statement of Reasons.

Guideline F cases are very difficult and Attorney Edmunds has been winning these cases for years. In fact, much to the disappointment of his competitors, his trial record appears on the official gov’t website at DOHA, which reveals over 600 trials in just the last 4 years. His favorable decisions also appear on this site. Numerous clients know attorney Edmunds across the country as “The Best Security Clearance Lawyer”. He has also been called, “The DOHA Lawyer” because he represents so many people across the country and around the globe before DOHA Judges.

The Linguist Community in the Middle East relies on the expertise of Attorney Edmunds to help them keep their DoD jobs with the U.S. Military.  Alan Edmunds represents Active Duty Military and Civilian Contractors who are deployed around the globe.

In this recent victory, the client was a 60-year-old defense contractor. He was a senior project leader who had 2 divorces, 3 children and going forward a good salary to resolve debts. What made this case unusual was the fact of a “malicious cyber intrusion” that included some of applicants personal information.

The judge found that the evidence mitigated all of the government concerns and the ruling was favorable. Another career saved and another applicant who was able to keep his job. Call Alan Edmunds at 800.481.2526 for help and guidance with all security clearance issues. He has appeared before numerous gov’t Agencies including DIA, CIA, FBI, ICE, DOHA, DOE, NSA, NRO, and Dept. of State. Your career is important – don’t risk your future. Call The Edmunds Law Firm.

 

Security Clearance Granted With Response
March 11, 2017
Dept. Of Defense

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice that a client had his security clearance reinstated following a Written Response to SOR that was submitted by The Edmunds Law Firm.

The written response included a Formal Response to SOR, Exhibits and a Legal Brief. The Client’s job was reinstated, his clearance reinstated and his career continues. He can provide food and shelter for his family. Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff of professionals duplicate the success this client experienced often times.

Winning a Clearance without attending a Formal Security Clearance Hearing saves time and money. It is very difficult to accomplish this result.

Call 800.481.2526 for a free consultation. Visit the official gov’t website at DOHA and learn how much actual experience your attorney has with national security clearance Hearings and how many they actually win! Attorney Alan Edmunds has appeared over 600 times before DOHA Judges over the last 4 years!!  Don’t’ risk your career – “Experience makes the Difference.”

Security Clearance Victory
Dept. Of Defense
Chicago, Illinois
March 7, 2017
Guideline B: Foreign Influence

Attorney Alan Edmunds received notice of a favorable court decision following a contested Security Clearance Hearing held in Chicago. The case involved a linguist who worked for the Dept. of Defense in Iraq. He had relatives that were citizens of Iraq. He was born in Iraq and went to high school in Iraq. He became a citizen of the U.S. in 2010.

Attorney Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance attorney, presented the case for the Applicant. Attorney Edmunds showed Applicant pride in his U.S. citizenship through testimony and letters of recommendation from Active Duty Military Officers.

The judge agreed with Attorney Edmunds that the evidence demonstrated, “deep and longstanding relationships and loyalties in the U.S.” The client kept his clearance and his job.

The Edmunds Law Firm represents clients across the country and around the globe. The official DOHA web site shows that Attorney Edmunds is one of the most popular and successful security clearance lawyers in the entire country. Why trust your future or career to an attorney who doesn’t win or has little experience?  Call 800.481.2526 for a free consult. Meet one of the most dynamic and successful attorneys in the country in the area of National Security Clearance law.

Active Duty Military and Civilian Contractors often turn to Alan Edmunds for help. His clients have often called him “The Best Security Clearance Lawyer” in the country. Do you need to do a Response to SOR, complete an SF 86, or Appeal a Security Clearance Denial?  Call 800.481.2526 and ask for Attorney Alan Edmunds.

Department of Defense
Arlington, VA
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Feb. 17, 2017

Attorney Alan Edmunds saved another career for a Security Clearance applicant following a formal Security Clearance Hearing held in Arlington on Dec. 13, 2016. The case involved a client who had a list of 17 debts on his SOR (Statement of Reasons).

The Applicant was 40 years old, single, father of 2 and high school graduate. He definitely needed his job. Family illness and unemployment were reasons for the financial problems. Attorney Alan Edmunds of the Edmunds Law Firm – this country’s leading law firm in National Security Clearances Hearings – appeared at the DOHA Hearing and argued mitigating factors. Attorney Edmunds called for testimony and introduced exhibits marked A-R.

Alan Edmunds is known across the country as “The DOHA LAWYER“. He has appeared over 600 times in just the last 4 years. His law firm helps people across the country. He does “Responses to SOR“, SF 86 Prep, and Security Clearance Appeals. Mr. Edmunds loves the courtroom and is passionate about his client’s case. He represents Active Duty Military Security Clearance clients as well as Federal Employees in Security Clearance Appeals.

If you have clearance questions with any DoD Agency such as ICE, FBI, CIA, DOE, DIA, NRO or Dept. of State – Call Attorney Edmunds.

If you or a friend have security clearance problems call Attorney Edmunds. He has solutions. Visit our web site at keepyoursecurityclearance.com for more info. Call today at 800.481.2526.

Department of Defense
Arlington, VA
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Feb. 21, 2017
Favorable Decision Following Hearing

Attorney Alan Edmunds received another favorable decision from the Department of Defense on a national security clearance case. The allegations included Guideline F: Financial concerns. The client Clearance was revoked due to unpaid bills and the Applicant hired The Edmunds Law Firm for the Appeal of Security Clearance.

The facts showed the Applicant had 6 late/unpaid debts. He was a High School graduate, had prior Navy military service and had periods of unemployment. At the time of the Hearing he had a Security Clearance for the last 10 years.

The judge agreed with the arguments of Attorney Alan Edmunds , this country’s leading Security Clearance Lawyer, when he argued that the events in applicants life are unlikely to repeat and that the Applicant has been making payments to creditors.

The Clearance was reinstated. The Applicant kept his job and his career. The Edmunds Law Firm also did the Response to SOR and submitted exhibits A thru L at the Hearing.

Attorney Edmunds represent Active Duty Military and Civilian Contractors deployed around the globe. He is very popular with the Linguist community deployed to Iraq. Several Linguists Security Clearance cases are reported on the Firm web sites.

Attorney Alan Edmunds has been called the Best Security Clearance Attorney in the country by many clients. His record of success appears on the official DOHA website. Call 800.481.2526 or visit keepyoursecurityclearance.com

U.S. Dept. Of Homeland Security
Feb. 28, 2017
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Guideline J:  Criminal Conduct
Washington, D.C.

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision from FEMA, Dept. of Homeland Security. The case involved allegations of Criminal Conduct including Assault and Battery and Trespassing.

The favorable decision was the result of a Written Response to LOI that was drafted and submitted by Attorney Alan Edmunds. The Response included exhibits and a legal brief that discussed mitigation of the allegations.

This was an important victory for our client because the clearance was granted following a Written Response to LOI without a formal hearing. The client saved money, time and was back at work quickly.

Attorney Alan Edmunds is this country’s leading attorney in the area of National Security Clearance representation. He travels across the country helping clients from a variety of Federal Agencies as well as Active Duty Military, opposing gov’t allegations that could cause a revocation of their Clearance. Clients that need a Response to SOR, or representation at a Security Clearance Hearing, including a DOHA Hearing can call Attorney Edmunds for guidance. His trial results are reported on the official DOHA gov’t web site. He has completed over 600 Hearings in the last 4 years alone. Attorney Edmunds appears on security clearance matters before, CIA, FBI, NSA, DOE, NRO and DOHA. He is often referred to as “The DOHA Attorney“. Call 800 481 2526 for answers to questions. Your career is important – call Attorney Edmunds and get the best help available.

DOHA
February 23, 2017
Woodland Hills, California
Guideline H: Illegal Drug Use

The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision in a National Security Clearance, which was filed with the DOHA court on 2-16-2017. The allegations in the SOR included Cocaine use, Marijuana use and Ecstasy use. The Applicant was also cited for sale of Marijuana. All of the allegations occurred between 2012 and 2014.

This was clearly a case in mitigation for Attorney Ryan Nerney who appeared for the Firm. Attorney Nerney has an impressive record of favorable decisions across the country in national security clearance matters.

The Applicant was 22 years old, unmarried with no children and a college BA Degree. As an Aerospace Engineer the Applicant did an incredible job of turning his life around following college. Attorney Nerney presented a strong case in mitigation. A report from a licensed Social Worker was very compelling for the Applicant. The report stated Applicant had a “low probability of substance abuse in the future.”

After presentation of all of the evidence the Judge found, “the behavior was so infrequent” an happened under “circumstances that it is unlikely to recur…” For the Edmunds Law Firm, this country’s leading Security Clearance Law Firm – this was another career save. Alan Edmunds is known as the Best Security Clearance Lawyer, and he trains the attorneys in the Firm to be trial lawyers. The Firm does Response to SOR, DOHA Appeals, and SF 86 reviews. Call 800.481.2526 for assistance with your case. Attorney Edmunds helps Active Duty Military  with Military Security Clearance cases ass well as civilian Contractors deployed around the world. One important group of clients for the Firm are DoD Linguists who serve in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan and work for the U.S. Military and DoD Contractors. Call Attorney Edmunds, “The DOHA Lawyer” today.

 

Department Of Defense
January 27, 2017
Guideline H: Drug Involvement
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Arlington, VA

The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision from DOHA which is reported on their official web site for review. Attorney Alan Edmunds is this country’s leading attorney in the area of national security clearance matters and helps both Active Duty Military and Civilian Contractors and Employees around the globe.

This case involved a 33 years old Applicant with a high school education. The SOR alleges that Applicant  used cocaine and further alleges that Applicant falsified information on his EQUIP.  The government admitted 5 exhibits and the Applicant through his attorney Alan Edmunds admitted 10 exhibits. Attorney Alan Edmunds also called one witness plus the Applicant.

Attorney Edmunds presented very strong evidence that Applicant suffered from PTSD and that this impacted his behavior. The mental health issue of this prior military member was compelling. Another issue that Attorney Edmunds developed in the trial was the “whole person concept.”

The judge concluded after review of the evidence and consideration of testimony and the comments of Attorney Alan Edmunds, “that Applicant has mitigated drug involvement and personal conduct security concerns.”

NSA
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
February 6, 2017
Annapolis Junction, MD

Attorney Alan Edmunds received notice of another favorable security clearance decision from NSA on 2-6-17. The case involved an Applicant for Access who had used marijuana and prescription drugs that were prescribed to her mother.

What made the case so interesting was that the drug use occurred when the Applicant was in her late 40’s and early 50’s. She was married and had children.

Attorney Edmunds argued the “whole person concept” and the fact that there had been complete rehabilitation. Testimony was given and numerous documents were admitted into evidence.

Attorney Edmunds is known as the “Best Security Clearance Attorney” by many clients around the globe who he has helped keeping their jobs. Alan Edmunds has over 40 years of military and security experience. His Firm has offices coast to coast.

The Edmunds Law Firm helps clients with Responses to SOR, Security Clearance Appeals, DOHA Hearings, and SF 86 Prep. Call Mr. Edmunds at 800.481.2526 for immediate guidance with your case. Review the DOHA web site and learn about Attorney Edmunds success across the country. He stands alone as an outstanding security clearance lawyer.

State Of California
Board Of Vocational Nursing
February 7, 2017
Written Response Victory
Military Criminal Conduct

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable decision from the State of California Board of Vocational Nursing. The Applicant was prior military. She had a criminal record in the military and had adverse action taken against her nursing license.

The Edmunds Law Firm has over 40 years of experience representing clients before the State of California Nursing Board and Dental Board. This was s special case because of the allegations of personal conduct and medical history.

Attorney Ryan Nerney represented the Firm. He did the formal Response to the written allegations. Evidence was submitted and written argument made to the Board.

Department Of Defense
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Arlington, VA
January 13, 2017

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision on a National Security Clearance case that was litigated in Arlington, VA. Attorney Alan Edmunds appeared for the Firm. Alan Edmunds has over 40 years experience in Military Security Clearance and Federal Security Clearance matters. He has appeared on national TV and is often a consultant for news services on security clearance cases that appear in the news.

This case involved an Applicant who had 10 delinquent debts on the SOR. The Edmunds Law Firm does Responses to SOR for clients and then appears in court when necessary.

The Applicant was retired Navy, age 60 who had 3 marriages and was laid off from work. Attorney Alan Edmunds entered evidence marked as exhibits A-Z. Testimony was taken and the case was argued.

In a written decision the court stated, “Applicant’s good reputation for trustworthiness and reliability supports a conclusion that he is not likely to experience additional financial problems. A fair and commonsense assessment of the record as a whole shows the security concerns raised by the Government’s information are mitigated. Applicant’s request for a security clearance is granted.

Attorney Alan Edmund is often referred to as “The DOHA Lawyer“. He had done over 600 cases over just the last 5 years across the country. His work on National Security Clearance cases has won him awards. In addition is a  former Judge Pro Tem in the California Superior Court System. Call 800.481.2526 today and let’s work together to save another career.

Department Of Defense
Woodland Hills, California
Guideline E – Personal Conduct
January 20, 2017

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of another favorable decision following a formal Security Clearance Hearing involving allegations of drug use and falsification of a government questionnaire. The case was litigated before an Administrative Law Judge. Attorney Ryan C. Nerney appeared on behalf of the Edmunds Law Firm.

The case included testimony, exhibits and a signed Statement of Intent by applicant. The defense offered into evidence exhibits A-Q – which showed mitigation of the allegations.  The applicant used marijuana last in 2012. He also testified that he no longer associates with the individuals in his past.  In addition several of Applicants supervisors wrote strong letters of recommendation.

The Edmunds Law Firm is this country’s leading provider of security clearance representation. Attorney Alan Edmunds is known as the DHA Lawyer and often referred to as “The Best Security Clearance Attorney.”

Attorney Edmunds helps Active Duty Military and Civilian Employees with security clearance allegations. Response to SOR, Security Clearance Appeals, FOIA Requests and Security Clearance Hearings are a few of the services offered for clients across the country and around the globe. The Edmunds Law Firm has offices coast to coast. The Official DOHA web site reveals that Attorney Alan Edmunds has done over 600 Hearings in the last 5 years. He is a Former Judge Pro Tem and has received awards for his legal work.

Call Alan Edmunds today with questions at 800.481.2526 or visit keepyoursecurityclearance.com – our staff of experts is standing by for your call.

Department Of Defense
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Woodland Hills, CA
January 20, 2017

The Edmunds law Firm, this country’s leading law firm in national security clearance representation received another favorable decision following a Formal Hearing. The case involved a client who was 47 years old, unmarried with no children. She had an MBA and held a position of management for a defense contractor.

Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm. Mr. Nerney’s record of success extends coast to coast. At the Hearing he called four witnesses and introduced twenty exhibits. The case was a Guideline F – Financial Concern case where the Applicant had 14 debts totaling $115,000.00 including 2 tax liens. The Edmunds Law Firm has handled more Guideline F cases over the last 4 years than most other law firms according to the DOHA official web site.

Department Of The Navy
Guideline G – Alcohol Consumption
Bloomington, Indiana
January 12, 2017

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision following a Formal Hearing in Bloomington, Indiana at the Naval Surface Warfare Center. The Hearing included allegations of alcohol abuse alleging 2 separate DUI convictions.

Attorney Edmunds appeared for the Firm in this case. Attorney Edmunds traveled from the Firm’s West coast office. During the Hearing Attorney Edmunds called witnesses, offered into evidence documents and argued the case before the Administrative judge. Had the client lost this case he would have not only lost his clearance but also his job which he had for over ten years.

The President, Personnel Security Appeals Board stated, “As a result of its review, the PSAB will direct the Dod CAF to reinstate your eligibility for access to classified information.”

Security Clearance Victory
Guideline B: Foreign Influence – Nigeria
Arlington, VA
January 2017

Attorney Alan Edmunds received notification from the judge that he was making a “Summary Favorable Disposition” on a case involving an applicant who was from Nigeria. What was so special about this case is that the judge made his initial decision shortly after the Hearing was closed. Attorney Alan Edmunds admitted so much evidence and presented such compelling arguments that the judge stated, “Applicant mitigated security concerns raised in the SOR and met her heavy burden of persuasion …” the judge went on to say, “the whole person factors present in this case mitigate the security concern raised by Applicant’s past actions…”  In addition this case involved a woman who in the words of the judge, “she has a full-time job in the United States, while attending a prestigious U.S. university for her second post- doctorate degree.”

Alan Edmunds is this country’s leading “Security Clearance Attorney’s,” who has tried more than 600 cases before Federal Agencies. His case work as well as his success in the courtroom can be verified on government  websites. He helps clients around the globe with “Responses to SOR“, “Security Clearance Hearings“, “Security Clearance Appeals” and “SF 86” prep.

The Edmunds Law Firm has offices in San Diego, Raleigh, and Jacksonville, Fla. The Firm attorneys help Active Duty Military, Contractors deployed around the globe as well as gov’t employees. Mr Edmunds has done military law for over 40 years. He helps Active Duty with Military Security Clearance’s. He is also often referred to as “The DOHA Lawyer“. Call 800 481 2526 for immediate assistance. You can also review case results at keepyoursecurityclearance.com.

Department of Hearing And Appeals (DOHA) Hearing
January 6, 2017
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
New London, CT

The Edmunds Law Firm, the leading nationally known law firm in the area of national security clearance cases, received another favorable decision following trial in a case that was litigated in New London, Ct. The Applicant had an SOR that alleged 10 separate debts.

Attorney Ryan Nerney for the Firm appeared at trial. He has extensive trial experience across the country and litigated this case. Numerous documents were admitted showing mitigation of certain debts and testimony was taken.

The case was made more complex because there were also allegations concerning unpaid child support and Federal taxes.

The Edmunds Law Firm helps clients with , Response to SOR, SF 86 prep and Security Clearance Appeals. Call 800 481 2526 to speak with an attorney. Your career is important – let our experience and national reputation for success help you and your family through difficult times. You can also view case results on the law firm web sites; keepyoursecurityclearance.com

Security Clearance Hearing
December 28, 2016
Guideline F: Financial Concerns & Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Arlington, VA

Edmunds Law Firm received written notification of a favorable decision in a National Security Clearance case that went to a Formal Hearing. Attorney Alan Edmunds who presented numerous documentary evidence and testimony aggressively litigated the case. 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.
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.”

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.

Security Clearance Granted After Written Response
December 14, 2016
Guideline B: Foreign Influence – Morocco

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.

Department of Hearing And Appeals (DOHA) Hearing
December 5, 2016
Guideline F – Financial Considerations
Norfolk, Virginia

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 hundreds 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.

Department of Hearing And Appeals (DOHA) Hearing
November 4, 2016
Guideline F – Financial Considerations
Arlington, Virginia

This country’s leading national security clearance lawyer has done it again!  On Nov 4 2016 Attorney Alan Edmunds received another favorable decision from a hugely contested security clearance case. The client was Appealing a revocation of his security clearance due to financial Considerations – he had allegations of 21 past due debts!

Alan Edmunds  really enjoys these types of difficult cases. Often other attorneys, especially in California, refer difficult cases to Mr. Edmunds. If a person checks out Attorney Edmunds under his name on the DOHA web site – his record of success and experience is exceptional. Alan loves to say,”don’t take my word for it, check me out on the gov’t web site and see if you can find a lawyer with better results.” So many lawyers say they have experience, or they are “experts’ or they are “top’ attorneys in this area of law – but the gov’t web site does not support their claims.

In this case Mr. Edmunds, “The DOHA LAWYER“, put on extensive testimony, introduced a whole plethora of evidence to show mitigation. Another career saved!

If you have questions or have received an SOR or LOI call the only attorney who has offices coast to coast and has appeared on over 580 cases. Isn’t your family and your job worth the best ? Visit keepyoursecurityclearance.com or call 800.481.2526

CLEARANCE GRANTED FROM WRITTEN RESPONSE
Charleston, South Carolina
Nov. 1, 2016
Guideline F – Financial Concerns

The best victory for a client in the security clearance process is to receive a favorable decision from the gov’t with just a written appeal. The Edmunds Law Firm, this country’s leading law firm in national security clearance matters – recently won a favorable decision with just the written Response to SOR.

The case involved a woman who had 35k in credit card debt and late mortgage payments. The written Response included exhibits and a written legal brief showing strong mitigation. The govt recently sent the following to Attorney Alan Edmunds:

“Dear Mr. Edmunds, the purpose of this email is to advise that based on Applicant’s SOR response, submitted by your office, the Gov’t has withdrawn the SOR in the Charleston, SC area… and the clearance will be granted at the level requested.”

Our client was ecstatic and received her Clearance without being required to attend a Formal Hearing. Job and career were restored.

If you have a security clearance problem – call the experts at the Edmunds Law Firm. Alan Edmunds, is “the best security clearance lawyer” and he is available with just a phone call or email. Check the DOHA web site and rank your lawyer against Attorney Edmunds for experience and favorable decisions. You might be shocked to learn very few if any have the courtroom experience of Alan Edmunds. The good news is he has offices coast to coast. Call 800.481.2526

Response to Statement of Reasons
DODCAF
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.

DOHA Hearing
October 10, 2016
Orlando, Florida
Guideline F (Financial Considerations)

A Federal Employee received a Statement of Reasons for Financial Considerations for indebtedness of over $50,000.00. The employee personally responded to the allegations listed in the Statement of Reasons, however, the response did NOT mitigate the Government’s concerns. Therefore, the case was assigned to DOHA for a hearing. This client contacted Mr. Edmunds, and The Edmunds Law Firm immediately started the hearing process. At the Hearing, a Department Counsel was assigned to defend the Government’s Decision to deny the Applicant’s request for a security clearance. Mr. Edmunds provided Attorney representation and evidence to the Judge at the hearing. Through testimony and evidence submitted, Mr. Edmunds was able to mitigate all financial concerns listed on the Statement of Reasons, and the Applicant’s security clearance was granted at the level requested. Mr. Edmunds and his staff’s knowledge, experience, and preparation in handling National Security Hearing cases was crucial in this Applicant receiving a favorable decision. This favorable decision saved the Federal Employees career.

MILITARY UPGRADE DECISION
September 2016
Washington, D.C.

Attorney Alan Edmunds recently received a favorable decision from the Army Discharge Review Board in Washington D.C. Attorney Edmunds represented a client who had been discharged with an OTH for Orders Violations. The member however was a member of the LGBT community and had informed the Command of his life choices. Alan Edmunds appeared before the Board and offered both testimony form the Applicant and documents. Our client was college educated, spoke 5 languages and was a computer genius. The members of the Board were impressed by his academic record as well as his abilities in computer science. The Board upgraded the discharge to Honorable.

Department of Energy Hearing
September 14, 2016
Criterion J; (Alcohol Consumption)
Livermore, CA

A Summary of Security Concerns was issued to an employee of the Department of Energy (DOE) by the DOE for Alcohol-related issues. It was alleged that the Applicant was diagnosed with using alcohol habitually to excess which raised serious trust and judgment concerns for the Government. Applicant requested a hearing, and the case was heard in front of a DOE Administrative Judge, with Mr. Nerney representing this employee. Mr. Nerney presented numerous mitigating conditions that were in support of Applicant’s case. Furthermore, this hearing involved an expert witness called on behalf of the Government and Mr. Nerney was able to successfully cross-examine the Government’s expert witness to develop a favorable view of the Applicant’s alcohol consumption. With Mr. Nerney’s experience, and the support of the staff at the Edmunds Law Firm, this case was decided in Applicant’s favor on all allegations. As a result, the Government’s concerns were mitigated, and the employee was able to continue with his career working for the Department of Energy with a valid security clearance.

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.

DOHA Hearing
June 21, 2016
Guidelines D, E, and J; (Sexual Behavior), (Personal Conduct), (Criminal Conduct)
Lexington Park, MD

A Statement of Reasons was issued to a Government Contractor by the Department of Defense, Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DODCAF) for Sexual Behavior, Personal Conduct, and Criminal Conduct issues. Applicant was charged and found guilty in a Superior Court for Solicitation of Prostitution which raised serious trust concerns for the Government. Applicant requested a hearing, and the case was heard in front of a DOHA Administrative Judge, with Mr. Edmunds representing this Contractor. Mr. Edmunds presented numerous mitigating documents that were in support of Applicant’s case. With the experience and knowledge of Mr. Edmunds, and the support of his staff, this case was in Applicant’s favor on all allegations. As a result, the Government’s concerns were mitigated, and the Government Contractor’s security clearance was granted. Most importantly, Applicant was able to continue with his career working for the Government.

DOHA (Hearing)
June 20, 2016
Guideline B (Foreign Influence)
Chantilly, VA

A Statement of Reasons for Foreign Influence was issued by the Department of Defense, Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DODCAF) to a Linguist working as a Government Contractor. The Contractor had allegations of financial and personnel interests in the country of India. Applicant requested a hearing, and the case was heard in front of a DOHA Administrative Judge, with Mr. Edmunds representing this Contractor. Having done this for over 40 years, Mr. Edmunds and his staff knew exactly what documents were needed to mitigate the Government’s concerns. Once the hearing concluded, there was no doubt that Applicant’s loyalty was with the United States. The Judge made the decision that it was in the best interest for Applicant to maintain his security clearance. Applicant was able to continue with his career as a Linguist working for the Government.

DOHA (Hearing)
June 20, 2016
Guideline F (Financial Considerations)
Camden, NJ

A Statement of Reasons was issued to a Senior Government Contractor by the Department of Defense, Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DODCAF) for Financial Considerations. The Contractor had occurred over $75,000 in debt that was either charged off, or in collections. Applicant requested a hearing, and the case was heard in front of a DOHA Administrative Judge, with Mr. Edmunds representing this Contractor. Numerous mitigating documents were submitted at the hearing. With the experience and knowledge of Mr. Edmunds, and the support of his staff, this case was in Applicant’s favor on all allegations. As a result, the Government’s concerns were mitigated, and the Government Contractor’s security clearance was granted. Most importantly, Applicant was able to continue with her career working for the Government.

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.

MARCH 22, 2016
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA
GUIDELINE F : FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS
FAVORABLE DECISION


Attorney Alan Edmunds
, this country’s leading security clearance lawyer, received a favorable decision following a formal Hearing. The case included allegations against the Applicant for failure to file Federal and Washington, D. C. taxes for several years. The returns were not filed at the time that the SOR was issued.

Attorney Alan Edmunds presented the case to the court on behalf of the Firm. He introduced evidence and called witnesses to establish mitigation. Our client was 38 years old and the mother of 2 children.

The case was litigated and Attorney Edmunds showed extenuating circumstances than mitigated the gov’t allegations. The clients clearance will proceed and she will keep her job. Another career save for The Edmunds Law Firm. Alan Edmunds helps clients both active duty and civilian around the globe.

Call Attorney Edmunds at 800 481 2526 for assistance.

DOHA Hearing
February 17, 2016
Beltsville, MD
Guideline F – Financial Considerations

A Federal Employee received a Statement of Reasons for Financial Considerations. (Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in 2012 (totaling $137,000.00 of debt) and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in 2002.)
The employee submitted a response to the Governments allegations, and the response did not mitigate the Government’s concerns. The case was assigned to an Administrative Judge for a hearing. Mr. Edmunds was hired, and provided evidence and testimony to the Judge at the hearing. Asa result, the Government’s concerns were mitigated. Again, the knowledge and experience in handling hearing cases is something Mr. Edmunds has been doing for almost forty (40) years. The Federal Employee was able to maintain her security clearance and continue with her career.

SECURITY CLEARANCE GRANTED FOLLOWING RESPONSE TO FORMS
Guideline F : FINANCIAL CONCERNS
February 10, 2016

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of another Security Clearance favorable decision following a response to the Government’s File of Relevant Material. Mr. Nerney drafted the response and presented substantial evidence to mitigate the Government’s concerns. This case involved a client who had failed to file his State and Federal Taxes for a period of three (3) years. There were strong circumstances that Attorney Nerney used to show mitigation. His presentation of evidence and argument successfully mitigated the Government allegations of trustworthiness related to financial conduct and a favorable decision was rendered.”

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

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(Guidelines E and F). 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 team prepared a professionally written response to the Governments allegations. As a result of this written response, 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 most satisfying result was the fact the Contractor was able to keep her security clearance, which saved her career.

VICTORY FOLLOWING DOHA HEARING
January 2016
Orlando, Florida
Guidelines E and H

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision on a national security clearance case following a contested Hearing before DOHA. Attorney Alan Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance attorney, appeared for the Firm. The Edmunds Law Firm is the leading law firm nationally for case victories and volume of cases coast to coast. Attorney Edmunds has been winning cases for his clients for over 35 years.

The case began with the Response to Statement of Reasons. The formal Hearing followed . At the Hearing Attorney Edmunds introduced evidence and took witness testimony as to drug use and personal conduct.

The case was well prepared and the applicant testified at length about mitigation behavior. The judge concluded in the written opinion that Attorney Edmunds had mitigated all of the government concerns and that the clearance should be granted.

The Edmunds Law Firm has offices coast to coast. Your career is too important not to consider the best legal representation available. Call 800 481 2526 for guidance. Speak with a renowned attorney today and get a legal team on your side that knows how to win.

VICTORY FROM WRITTEN RESPONSE TO SOR
DECEMBER 23, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA
GUIDELINE F: FINANCIAL CONCERNS

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice from DoDCAF of a favorable adjudication to our clients Statement of Reasons issued under Guideline F: Financial Concerns. The case involved an individual who had accumulated considerable debt from extenuating circumstances.

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

The Edmunds Law Firm is considered by many to be The Best Security Clearance Law Firm in the country. The law firm’s cases are featured on gov’t web sites and reveal an astonishing record of success. The cases are also featured on the web sites for the Firm along with client comments.

Mr. Edmunds travels across the country on behalf of his client. His staff of aggressive trial attorneys stand ready to help clients around the globe retain their security clearances. As Atty Edmunds often states, “experience makes the difference.” So true. Hundreds of clients have kept jobs and careers because of the efforts by attorneys and staff at the Edmunds Law Firm. If you have questions or your career is at risk – call 800.481.2526 or visit keepyoursecurityclearance.com

U.S. ARMY
DECEMBER 19, 2015
SAN DIEGO, CALIF
GUIDELINE H & GUIDELINE K

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

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

The Edmunds Law Firm is this countries leading law firm in the area of national security clearance matters. Attorney Alan Edmunds has been helping clients for over 35 years around the globe in nationals security clearance matters. He appears before DoD Agencies across the country. Aggressive representation is the hallmark of The Edmunds Law Firm.

Alan Edmunds wins cases consistently by preparation and passionate representation. If you need help protecting your career with DoD Security Clearance matters or MSPB and EEOC matters call us for help. Our web sites as well as many government websites speak to the success of our Firm. Call 800.481.2526 or visit us at keepyoursecurityclearnce.com

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

FAVORABLE SECURITY CLEARANCE DECISION
DECEMBER 8, 2015
WASHINGTON D.C.
PERSONAL CONDUCT & FINANCIAL CONCERNS
DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY

The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable decision on our client security clearance appeal following the submission of a written response. The Response to LOI was submitted with exhibits and a legal argument to the Department.

The case involved issues of failure to disclose delinquent accounts and debts in excess of $50,000. Attorney Ryan Nerney drafted and submitted the formal Response. There were strong mitigating factors that were presented. The Response prepared by Attorney Nerney was 114 pages.

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

If you need help call us at 800 481 2526 or visit keepyoursecurityclearance.com

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CONSOLIDATED ADJUDICATIONS FACILITY
Burke, Virginia
Guidelines D, E and M
November 2015

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

SECURITY CLEARANCE GRANTED FOLLOWING HEARING
PHOENIX, ARIZONA
GUIDELINE F : FINANCIAL CONCERNS
OCT. 30, 2015

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of another Security Clearance favorable decision following a formal Hearing in Phoenix, Arizona and Attorney Ryan Nerney appeared for the Firm. Mr. Nerney has a strong track record in the courtroom and has appeared in cases across the United States. He also handles DOE case in New Mexico with equal success. This case involved a client who had debts totaling $52,000 . There were strong circumstances that Attorney Nerney used to show mitigation. His presentation of testimony, evidence and argument overcame the gov’t allegations of trustworthiness and a favorable decision was rendered.

SECURITY CLEARNCE SAVED FOLLOWING HEARING
GUIDELINE F – FINANCIAL CONCERNS – DEBT & FORECLOSURE
OCTOBER, 2015
YAPAN, NEW YORK

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

Attorney Edmunds and his staff are expert at Hearing preparation. The applicant took the stand and did an outstanding job with their testimony. As Mr. Edmunds frequently tells clients, ” Experience makes the Difference.” It is indeed true. So many other lawyers lack experience or simply don’t win many cases. Why risk your job, career with an attorney that doesn’t win cases? Your job is important and so is your future. Simply call us at 800.481.2526

CLEARANCE GRANTED AFTER FORMAL HEARING
GUIDELINE F – FINANCIAL CONSIDERATION – DEBT & FORECLOSURE
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
VALLEY CENTER, CALIFORNIA

Attorney Alan Edmunds won another National Security Clearance Hearing and his client kept his security clearance and his job. The case was well fought! The client had experienced a foreclosure and had over $350,000 in debt. Attorney Edmunds introduced evidence and took testimony at the Hearing.

Alan Edmunds is well known across the country as an aggressive and experienced security clearance attorney who knows how to win. His case victories are not only posted on the Law Firm web sites they also appear on official gov’t web sites for your review.

People from around the globe call upon Attorney Edmunds for help in saving their careers and keep their jobs. He is backed by one of the most amazing staff of professionals an attorney could have. Alan often says his job is easy because of the preparation that is done by his staff before the Formal Hearing.

In this case the judge found the evidence totally mitigated the gov’t concerns. If you need help or have questions why not call someone who actually wins in the courtroom ? Call 800 481 2526 or visit us at one of our web sites- keepyoursecurityclearance.com

VICTORY FROM WRITTEN RESPONSE TO SOR
OCTOBER 2015
GUIDELINE B: FOREIGN INFLUENCE
BRADENTON, FLORIDA

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable adjudication on a security clearance matter following a written response to the Statement of Reasons. The case involved an active duty Air Force Officer who had family members and business interests in a foreign country.

A written response with exhibits and a legal brief was prepared by Attorney Leo Santiago for the Edmunds Law Firm. The legal arguments mitigated the government concerns and the clearance was granted. This is an important case in that a favorable result was achieved without a formal hearing.

Attorney Alan Edmunds has been helping clients around the globe with security clearance matters for over 35 years. His reputation as one of the country’s leading security clearance attorneys is based on experience and his results in the courtroom. Attorney Edmunds case results are featured on gov’t web sites as well as the web sites of the law firm for review by interested individuals.

Alan Edmunds appears before numerous Federal Agencies including DOHA, NSA, FBI, CIA, DOE, NRO and DIA to name a few! Attorney Edmunds also helps active duty in both military law matters and national security clearance matters. Call 800.481.2526.

WRITTEN RESPONSE TO SOR VICTORY
GUIDELINE H Drug Use & GUIDELINE J: Criminal Activity
OCTOBER 2015 – BEL AIRE, MARYLAND

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

The Edmunds Law Firm, this country’s leading provider of Security Clearance Representation, treats each client case with great care and aggressive representation. Our client’s jobs and careers are important and the staff at the Edmunds Law Firm have decades of experience and success to protect our clients future.

Attorney Alan Edmunds has a national reputation as an aggressive fighter in the courtroom. He often reminds clients, “experience makes the difference”. If you have questions or seek guidance call our professionals at 800.481.2526.

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Response to Statement of Reasons
October 2015 – Leavenworth, Kansas
Guidelines D – Sexual Behavior; E – Personal Conduct; G – Alcohol Consumption; H – Drug Involvement; I – Psychological Conditions; and J – Criminal Conduct

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

DEPARTMENT OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS (DOHA) HEARING
St. Petersburg, Florida
Guideline C, Foreign Preference
October 2015

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

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) HEARING
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Guideline K, Drug Involvement
September 2015

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

Department of Defense, Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Kabul, Afghanistan
Guideline B, Foreign Influence
Written Response to SOR
September 2015

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

SECURITY CLEARANCE HEARING VICTORY
GUIDELINE F: FINANCIAL CONCERNS & GUIDELINE J : CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
ARLINGTON, VA
SEPT, 2015

Attorney Alan Edmunds received another favorable decision on a national security clearance matter involving allegations of indebtedness and drug use. The case was litigated aggressively by the gov’t and Attorney Edmunds responded with a strong case of mitigation including testimony and documentary evidence. Guideline J cases are tough to win. Usually they include evidence of criminal arrests and convictions.

In this case Attorney Edmunds who is considered ” The Best Security Clearance Attorney” in the country prepared his client for direct and cross examination that was very powerful and convincing.

The result was favorable and our client was granted his security clearance and returned to work and to his career. Attorney Edmunds appears before many Federal Agencies on behalf of his clients from coast to coast. Agencies such as the FBI, CIA, NSA, DOHA, DIA, and DOE are typical of his case assignments.

If you need help or have questions call 800 481 2526 and speak with Alan Edmunds. You can also visit our web sites and review case decisions.

VICTORY FROM WRITTEN RESPONSE TO SOR
GUIDELING E – PERSONAL CONDUCT
WANTAGE, NEW JERSEY
SEPT 2015

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 was interesting as it involved a client who refused to sign a medical release form and was subsequently fired from his job. Mr. Edmunds for the Firm filed a Written Response to SOR with exhibits and a legal brief. The arguments that were presented mitigated all of the gov’t concerns and our client was granted his clearance without a formal Hearing.

Attorney Alan Edmunds has been often called the Best Security Clearance Lawyer in the country. He has won cases coast to coast and his case decisions are featured on the DOHA web site. If you have a Security Clearance case with DOHA – call Attorney Edmunds today.

A Security Clearance Appeal Lawyer is an important individual in any Security Clearance Appeal. Of ten people try and Respond to the SOR themselves or do the Security Clearance Appeal themselves and meet with tragic results. Jobs can be lost and Security Clearances can be revoked.

Many lawyers say they can handle these difficult cases but their names are not on the DOHA Web Site. As Attorney Alan Edmunds frequently states, “experience makes the difference.” Call us today at 800-481-2526 and let us work to save your job and Clearance. Visit our web sites and review case results and fact patterns.

CLEARANCE GRANTED FROM WRITTEN RESPONSE
GUIDELINE F : FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS
ROCKWELL, TEXAS
SEPT, 2015

The Edmunds Law Firm, a national leader in Security Clearance Representation, received notice of a favorable adjudication from the DODCAF on a case involving an Applicant who had financial debt of over $18,000 . The case was favorably adjudicated with a Written Response to Statement of Reasons commonly know as a Written Response to SOR.

The written Response prepared by Mr. Edmunds at the Edmunds Law Firm was over 20 pages . Mr. Smith is a retired Navy Chief and has vast experience in the area of Security Clearance Responses. He furnished exhibits and a legal brief to the CAF.

Our client was given outstanding instructions from Mr. Smith about documents that were needed and how to obtain them. He was also advised about other important steps to take to mitigate the gov’t concerns. The partnership between client and attorney was important and communications was both professional and timely. Attorney Alan Edmunds requires all client communications and questions to be answered within 24 hours.

The result was our client received his national security clearance and kept his career. If you need help – don’t wait – call 800 481 2526.

SECURITY CLEARANCE VICTORY FOLLOWING HEARING
GUIDELINE F – FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS
WOODBRIDGE, VIRGINIA
SEPT, 2015

THE EDMUNDS LAW FIRM received notice of a favorable decision following formal Hearing in a case that involved Financial Consideration. Our client had debt in excess of $20,000.00. Attorney Alan Edmunds handled this case is Arlington. Evidence was presented, our client testified and was cross examined by the gov’t atty as well as the Administrative Judge.

This case was important because the Applicant was a single mother with two children. She was not receiving child support and her employment was at risk. The case was hard fought. The gov’t attorney was very aggressive during the Hearing but Attorney Edmunds had totally prepared his client.

This case appears on the gov,t web site. This site shows that Attorney Alan Edmunds is one of The Best Security Clearance Attorneys in the country when considering victories and national appearances. Alan Edmunds travels the country on behalf of his clients.

If you need help with a Security Clearance Hearing or an Appeal Security Clearance Denial, call Attorney Alan Edmunds at 800 481 2526 or visit keepyoursecurityclearance.com

VICTORY FROM WRITTEN RESPONSE TO SOR
GUIDELINE E – PERSONAL CONDUCT & GUIDELINE G – ALCOHOL
SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI
SEPT, 2015

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable adjudication from a written Response to our clients Statement of Reasons. The case was interesting as our client had 2 DUI’s in a four year period.

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff prepared a written Response with exhibits and a legal brief that totally mitigated the gov’t concerns and our client was granted his clearance and allowed to go back to work. Another career saved and another family that can relax and go on with life.

Cases can be won without a formal Hearing. Few attorney’s do this – but at The Edmunds Law Firm this is a common occurrence. The net result is a huge saving of time and money for our clients. No promises can be made about results but our client know , ” experience makes the difference”.

If you need help with a Response to SOR also known as a Response to Statement of Reasons, call the experts at The Edmunds Law Firm. Your career is worth the professional guidance of Attorney Alan Edmunds and his professional staff. The Best Security Clearance Attorney is often used to describe attorney Alan Edmunds. Many lawyers say they win cases but the DOHA gov’t site is the best source for confirmation. Call Alan Edmunds at 800 481 2526.

MILITARY UPGRADE DECISION
Sept 2015
Washington, D.C.

Attorney Alan Edmunds, this country’s leading military law and national security clearance attorney has been notified of a favorable decision from the Army Discharge Review Board. The case involved a former enlisted special forces member who was discharged for a single use of marijuana .

The case was interesting because the Appellant had a security clearance following discharge. The DoD Agency changed conditions of employment requiring an Honorable Discharge. Attorney Edmunds filed written evidence and took his client on direct examination.

The Formal Hearing lasted several hours and the Board was active in cross examination. The Appellant was prepared by Attorney Edmunds and did an outstanding job during his testimony. The favorable decision means huge employment opportunities and future job promotions.

The Edmunds Law Firm has been representing men and woman around the world with Military Discharge Upgrade matters. Call 800 481 2526.

DODCAF (Air Force Division)
June 10, 2015
Written Response to Statement of Reasons
Guideline K: Handling of Protected Information

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

DODCAF (Air Force Division)
June 10, 2015
Written Response to Statement of Reasons
Guideline E: Personal Conduct

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

April 14, 2015
San Diego, California
Guideline F, Financial Concerns

The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable case decision following a contested Hearing on a national security clearance application. The gov’t had denied our client’s clearance and the Firm filed an Appeal and a request for a formal Hearing. The case involved allegations filed by the DoD indicating that our client posed a risk to national security arising from a foreclosure and a deficiency judgment. The attorney for The Edmunds Law Firm, Mr. Ryan Nerney submitted oral testimony, documents and legal arguments that mitigated the gov’t case and the judge ruled in favor of our client and his clearance was reinstated. His career was saved and he returned to his job.

March 9,2015
Arlington, VA
Guideline B & Guideline E

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

November 24, 2014
Arlington VA
Guideline F – Financial Considerations

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision on an Administrative Security Clearance Hearing that was tried by Attorney Alan Edmunds for the Firm. This case involved a Government Contractor who’s security clearance was being denied for debts he owed in the amount of over $41,000.00. Mr. Edmunds introduced evidence showing that the concerns of the gov’t were mitigated, therefore the Government Contractor’s Security Clearance was reinstated.

Date: October 31, 2014
City/Country: South Korea
Guidelines: F – Financial Considerations

“An Army Sergeant stationed in South Korea received a Statement of Reasons for Financial Indebtedness. Applicant’s security clearance was in the process of being revoked, which would have ended his military career. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to mitigate the government’s concern by preparing a professionally written response, which mitigated all the Government’s concerns listed on the statement of reasons. As a result, the Army Sergeant’s security clearance was re-instated and he was able to continue with his military career.”

August 25, 2014 – DOHA
Guidelines E, K, and M

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision on a DOHA Security Clearance hearing on September 29, 2014. The case involved Improper Handling of Protected Information; Improper use of Information Technology and Personal Conduct issues. Attorney Edmunds presented evidence to the Judge in mitigation and took oral testimony. The judge found all allegations had been mitigated and the applicant’s security clearance was granted.

August 25, 2014 – DOHA
Guidelines E and J

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision on a DOHA Security Clearance hearing on September 29, 2014. The case involved Criminal Conduct due to several traffic violations and Personal Conduct issues. Attorney Edmunds presented evidence to the Judge in mitigation and took oral testimony. The judge found all allegations had been mitigated and the applicant’s security clearance was granted.

Security Clearance Victory August 2014
Substance Abuse & Use & Failure to Safeguard Classified Material
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable decision for Access to Classified material following the submission of a written Response to an SOR with exhibits. The Firm sent a 12 page response with exhibits that fully mitigated the gov’t concerns. another career saved!!

The Edmunds Law Firm helps people around the globe and across the country on all phases of Security Clearance Application and Appeals. We offer consulting services to clients to guide them through the process.

Call our offices at 800 481 2526 or visit us on line at keepyoursecurityclearance.com

December 13, 2013 – DOHA
Guideline F

On December 13, 2013, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination as a result of the Response to Statement of Reasons (SOR) package prepared on behalf of the Applicant. This case pertained to Guideline F, Financial Considerations. The Applicant, had accumulated debt totalling more than $14,277.00, but through the written Response to SOR package, and supportive documentation, the Edmunds Law Firm was able to mitigate the government’s concerns and the Applicant was able retain their clearance, and move forward with their career.

October 15, 2013 – DODCAF
Guideline F

On October 15, 2013, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination as a result of the Response to Statement of Reasons (SOR) package prepared on behalf of the Applicant. This case pertained to Guideline F, Financial Considerations. The Applicant, had numerous account in collections totalling more than $30,000. Through the written Response to SOR package, and supportive documentation, the Edmunds Law Firm was able to mitigate the government’s concerns and the Applicant was able retain their clearance, and move forward with their career.

October 8, 2013 – DODCAF
Guideline F

On October 8, 2013, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination as a result of the Response to Statement of Reasons (SOR) package prepared on behalf of the Applicant. This case pertained to Guideline F, Financial Considerations. The Applicant, had accumulated debt totalling more than $26,000.00, but through the written Response to SOR package, and supportive documentation, the Edmunds Law Firm was able to mitigate the government’s concerns and the Applicant was able retain their clearance, and move forward with their career.

October 2013 – Department of Defense (ARMY Division)
Guideline J

The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of another favorable security clearance determination as a result of the written Response to Statement of Reasons, prepared by the Edmunds Law Firm on behalf of the Applicant. This case in particular involved Guideline J, Criminal Conduct. Applicant was issued a Statement of Reasons outlining concerns regarding his accusations of wire fraud, larceny of government funds, travel pay fraud, and conspiracy, which resulted in total loss value to the government of over $296,000.00. The Edmunds Law Firm prepared the written Response to the Statement of Reasons and provided essential documentation to support Applicant’s rebuttal. The government’s concerns regarding Applicant’s allegations of criminal conduct was successfully mitigated through the written Response only and Applicant’s security clearance was successfully retained.

September 06, 2013 – Depratment of Homeland Security
Guideline G

The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of another favorable security clearance determination as a result of one SEC hearing, and written Response to Statement of Reasons. This case in particular involved Guideline G, Alcohol Consumption. Applicant was involved in four alcohol related incidents. (Two of which were while operating a motor vehicle). Attorney Alan V. Edmunds appeared at the SEC hearing and was able to mitigate the government’s concerns regarding Applicant’s past alcohol related incidents and the individual’s security clearance was successfully granted.

September 24, 2013 – DODCAF
Guideline E

On September 24, 2013, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination as a result of the Response to Statement of Reasons (SOR) package prepared on behalf of the Applicant. The case pertained to Guideline E, Personal Conduct. The Applicant was subject of an Article 15 hearing, which he plead guilty to fraternization. Through the written Response to SOR package, and supportive documentation, the Edmunds Law Firm was able to mitigate the government’s concern and the Applicant was able to retain their clearance, and continue their career as a distinguished pilot.

September 18, 2013 – DOD (ARMY Division)
Guideline G

The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of yet another favorable security clearance determination as a result of a written Response to Statement of Reasons. This case in particular involved Guideline G, Alcohol Consumption. Applicant was a Chief Warrant Officer 4 and successfully completed The ASAP (Army Substance Abuse Program). Through both the written Response and supportive documentation, the Edmunds Law Firm was able to mitigate the government’s concerns regarding Applicant’s past financial issues and the individual’s security clearance was successfully reinstated.

DOHA: Hearing
Guideline E
August 22, 2013

The Edmunds law firm received notification of another favorable decision after representing the Applicant in a Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals hearing. The government’s concerns revolved around Guideline E for polygraph discrepancies, credit card fraud, and investigation discrepancies. Appearing on behalf of Applicant, Attorney Alan Edmunds of the Edmunds Law Firm mitigated all of the government’s concerns through testimony of Applicant and documented evidence. Applicant received a favorable decision by the Administrative Judge and is eligible for a security clearance.

DOHA: Response to Statement of Reasons
Guideline F
August 19, 2013

The government issued Applicant a Statement of Reasons for Guideline F, detailing a list of financial concerns. Applicant had serious financial debt including approximately $27,000 in credit card debt and over $50,000 in missed mortgage payments. Through the response to the Statement of Reasons, Attorney Corey Williams mitigated the government’s concern with Applicant’s financial debts by proving the debts were caused by factors largely outside of her control and by showing Applicant was willing and able to resolve each debt. The client received a favorable decision in her case from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals and is eligible for a security clearance.

DODCAF: Response to Statement of Reasons
Guideline F, Guideline I, Guideline G
July 23, 2013

Applicant was deemed ineligible for security clearance under Guideline F, Guideline I, and Guideline G due to financial, criminal, and psychological concerns. Applicant was a former drug addict and alcoholic, was convicted of Assault with a Deadly Weapon, had serious financial debts, and was diagnosed with a mild form of Bi-Polar disorder. The government issued him a Statement of Reasons due to these concerns. Attorney Corey Williams of the Edmunds Law Firm was able to mitigate every one of the government’s concerns with the client’s previous criminal, psychological and financial conditions through the response to the Statement of Reasons. Applicant received a favorable decision from the Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility, Defense Division, he is eligible for a security clearance, and he now has a job working with classified information.

Security Clearance
DOHA: Hearing was at Woodland Hills, CA.
Guidelines B, C and E
June 27, 2013

Government alleged foreign influence, foreign preference, and personal conduct concerns against our client. Our client had inherited property in Afghanistan from his parents. He had divested himself of most of the property, but some real estate remained in his name as it was entangled in land disputes in Afghanistan. Because of this, our client also had open bank accounts in Afghanistan. In addition, our client’s brother lived in Afghanistan and refused to return to the United States, and his son played for the Afghan national basketball team. Our client had also failed to list one bank account in Afghanistan.

Attorneys Paula Phinney and Corey Williams appeared on behalf of Applicant at the hearing, and were able to convince the judge that Applicant had done everything possible to divest himself of his Afghan property, and that his bank accounts and remaining contacts in Afghanistan were a necessity in order to do so. Applicant’s son was an American citizen who was finishing his university studies in a local California college. Applicant’s son’s participation on the Afghan national basketball team was not a concern because the team was comprised of Afghan-Americans. The judge determined that Applicant had successfully mitigated the government’s concerns and issued a favorable security clearance decision for our client.

Security Clearance
Department of the Navy: Response to Statement of Reasons
Guideline F
June 10, 2013

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
June 3, 2013

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.

FAVORABLE SECURITY CLEARANCE DECISION
DOHA: ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA
MARCH 11, 2013

On March 11, 2013, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of another favorable security clearance decision after representing the Applicant in front of a DOHA Administrative Judge. This case in particular involved Guideline E, Personal Conduct. Personal Conduct can raise question on a person’s reliability, trustworthiness and ability to protect classified information. After presenting evidence and making arguments, Attorney Edmunds was able to mitigate the Government’s allegations and the Applicant’s Security Clearance was reinstated.

Peru, Indiana
Alcohol & Financial

On December 12, 2012 The Edmunds Law Firm, a global leader in national security clearance representation, received another favorable decision from a written Response to SOR. The case involved alcohol incidents and financial issues. Attorney Edmunds, one of this countries leading security clearance attorneys was able to mitigate all concerns and the clearance was granted without a Formal Hearing. Another career saved!

Attorney Edmunds submitted a written Response with numerous exhibits and a compelling argument that was accepted by the government. The client saved money and a career. The Edmunds Law Firm can help you as well – call 800 481 2526

Texas
Favorable Security Clearance Determination
Response to Interrogatories

On October 12, 2012, the Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable decision. The Edmunds Law Firm prepared a written response to the Government on behalf of the Applicant. The Applicant had filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy which caused concerns for the government. In the response, the firm addressed that Applicant has shown through supportive documentation that he is financially secure, lives within his means, and satisfies his financial obligations. The firm submitted multiple exhibits in support of the response and was able to mitigate the Government’s concerns. The Applicant’s clearance was granted without a Hearing.

FAVORABLE SECURITY CLEARANCE
Guideline B

On October 9, 2012, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination after representing the Applicant at a personal appearance before a DOHA Administrative Law Judge. This case in particular involved Guideline B, Foreign Influence.

Favorable Security Clearance AFCAF
Guideline F

On October 3, 2012, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination as a result of the Response to Statement of Reasons (SOR) package prepared on behalf of the Applicant. This case pertained to Guideline F, Financial Considerations. The Applicant, who owned several rental properties, was greatly affected by the housing market crash and was forced to foreclose on several of the properties, in addition to an accumulation of debts. Through the written Response to SOR package, and supportive documentation, the Edmunds Law Firm was able to mitigate the government’s concerns and the Applicant was able to move forward in their career.

Favorable Security Clearance Determination
Guideline E

On September 17th, 2012 The Edmunds Law Firm received a notification of a favorable security clearance determination. The Edmunds Law Firm prepared and submitted a written response to the AFCAF as well as appeared at a contested hearing in Denver, Colorado.

The case involved Guideline E Personal Conduct concerns which alleged time card fraud. In essence, the case involved being away from his appointed place of duty without authorization and not representing this on his time card.

The Edmunds Law Firm was able to mitigate the governments concerns and prove that the applicant was trustworthy, reliable, and not a risk to national security. A favorable decision was determined by the DOHA Administrative Judge and another career was saved due to the experience and knowledge of Attorney Alan Edmunds.

Favorable Security Determination
Guideline F

On September 13th, 2012, The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision on a National Security Clearance case. The case involved Guideline F Financial Concerns. The case was heard in San Diego, California and was presented before a DOHA Administrative Law Judge.

The specific allegations involved on a mortgage of $110,750. After presenting evidence, calling witnesses, and making arguments, Attorney Edmunds was able to show that the government concerns had been mitigated and established that the applicant was trustworthy, reliable, and not a risk to National Security.

FAVORABLE DECISION

NSA
July 13, 2012
Guideline E, H

The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination of an Appeal on July 30, 2012. The firm responded to Guideline’s E and H of the SOR, involving drug usage. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to successfully mitigate the concerns of the Statement of Reasons. Client has been fully reinstated of his Security Clearance. Another career saved.

FAVORABLE DECISION

Orlando, FL
July 30, 2012
Guideline G, J

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice from DOHA of a favorable decision on July 30, 2012. Mr. Edmunds was successful in having our clients security clearance reinstated with a formal hearing after submitting a response to SOR to DONCAF. Our written response with exhibits accompanied by excellent representation at the hearing completely mitigated the governments concerns. Another career saved.

FAVORABLE DECISION

NSA
July 21, 2012
Guideline E, H

The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision on an individual whose clearance was revoked for drug usage and personal conduct allegations. NSA issued a decision to deny and the firm responded with a response. After review from the agency, it was determined that it was in the country’s best interest to grant a security clearance to our client. Another career saved.

FAVORABLE DECISION

DONCAF
July 23, 2012
Guideline F

The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision on an individual who’s clearance was revoked for financial reasons, specifically a bankruptcy. NSA issued a decision to deny and the firm responded with a response. After review from the agency, it was determined that it the client be reinstated her security clearance, and be allowed to go back to work at the Navy Medical Center. Another career saved.

Columbia, MD
FAVORABLE SECURITY CLEARANCE VICTORY NSA
Guideline J, Guideline D, Guideline M and Guideline E

On June 6, 2012, the Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision after submission of a written Response to Clearance Decision Statement, prepared on behalf of the Applicant. Guideline J (Criminal Conduct), Guideline D (Sexual Behavior), Guideline M (Use of Information Technology Systems) and Guideline E (Personal Conduct) were of issue in this case.

This case in particular involved allegations of viewing child pornography, misuse of computer systems, including illegally downloading music, movies and computer software programs, and inappropriate sexual conduct. The Edmunds Law Firm prepared the written Response to the Clearance Decision Statement and submitted several supportive documents. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to mitigate the government’s concerns and received notification of the favorable determination only three months after the Response package was submitted to the Agency. The Applicant’s security clearance was reinstated and the Applicant was able to continue on in their career.

FAVORABLE DECISION

ACAF
June 12, 2012
Financial Concerns

The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance on June 12, 2012. The client was issued a Statement of Reasons from ACAF with financial concerns to mitigate. Our firm won the case for the client and the client has been fully reinstated of his Security Clearance. Another career saved.

FAVORABLE DECISION

Albuquerque, New Mexico
June 11, 2012
Criterion L

The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance on June 11, 2012. The Applicant, in this case, is employed by a Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor. Applicant hired The Edmunds Law Firm to represent him in front of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for mitigation of financial and personal conduct concerns. Client has been fully reinstated of his Security Clearance. Another career saved.

FAVORABLE DECISION

Arlington, VA
June 27, 2012
Guideline F

The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination of an Appeal on June 27, 2012. Client responded to Guideline F of the SOR and was denied revocation due to failure to mitigate the Statement of Reasons.  Applicant hired The Edmunds Law Firm to represent him for his appeal and the firm was able to successfully mitigate the concerns at the appeal hearing.  Client has been fully reinstated of his Security Clearance.  Another career saved.

FAVORABLE DECISION

Fort George G. Meade, MD
June 11, 2012
ICD-704 Personal conduct

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice from NSA of a favorable decision on June 11, 2012.  Mr. Edmunds was successful in having our clients security clearance reinstated without a formal hearing.  Our written response with exhibits completely mitigated the government’s concern. Another career saved.

FAVORABLE DECISION

Santa Fe, NM
June 11, 2012
Guideline L

The Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision on an individual who’s clearance was revoked. The client had delinquency to student loans.  The Administrative Law Judge at the Department of Energy, after hearing evidence, testimony and argument, decided it was in the country’s best interest to grant a security clearance to our client. Another career saved.

FAVORABLE DECISION

Arlington, VA
June 22, 2012
Guidelines K, M, E, and F

On June 22, 2012 The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of favorable decision.  Through testimony, witnesses and exceptional representation and argument from Mr. Edmunds, this client now is reinstated of security clearance. Previous Bankruptcy did not stop this case from prevailing.  Another career saved.

DENIAL BASED ON STOLEN ITEMS OVERTURNED

The National Security Agency notified The Edmunds Law Firm of a favorable security clearance decision on November 17, 2011. After review of the investigative file on the Applicant, as well as the letter of appeal and supplementary documentation provided by The Edmunds Law Firm, the National Security Agency decided to grant the Applicant access to NSA Sensitive Compartmented Information. The Applicant was previously denied based on Guideline J: Criminal Conduct, Guideline F: Financial Considerations and Guideline E: Personal Conduct. The government considered the Applicant untrustworthy and unreliable because he stole $100,000 worth of equipment from his former employer and failed to claim $10,000 worth of out of states purchases on his income taxes. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to prove the Applicant to be trustworthy, reliable and not a risk to national security without the need for a hearing. The original decision was overturned and the Applicant was granted his security clearance.

WRITTEN RESPONSE GRANTED

The Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals notified The Edmunds Law Firm of a favorable decision on November 7, 2011. After consideration of the information provided by The Edmunds Law Firm during a hearing, as well as a testimony from the Applicant and witnesses, the government has overturned the original denial. The Applicant was previously denied based on Guideline B: Foreign Influence, Guideline D: Sexual Behavior, and Guideline E: Personal Conduct. The government considered the Applicant a risk because of his close ties with Lebanese military officers, misconduct relative to alcohol consumption, and misconduct relative to sexual behavior and prostitution. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to prove the Applicant to be trustworthy, reliable and not a risk to national security at a hearing on October 19, 2010. After request for review, the Applicant’s request for a security clearance is now granted.

WRITTEN RESPONSE GRANTED

The Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals notified The Edmunds Law Firm of a favorable decision on November 1, 2011. After consideration of written response provided by The Edmunds Law Firm, as well as evidence, the government has decided to grant the Applicant reapplication for a security clearance. The Applicant was previously denied based on Guideline F: Financial Considerations and Guideline E: Personal Conduct. The government considered the Applicant a high risk for pressure coercion or exploitation due to her numerous debts and falsification of material facts. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to prove the Applicant to be trustworthy, reliable and not a risk to national security without the need for a hearing. The Applicant’s request for reapplication was granted.

WRITTEN RESPONSE GRANTED

U.S. Department of State
Personal Conduct
Financial Considerations
April 21, 2011

On April 21, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable decision in an employment suitability matter. The Edmunds Law Firm prepared and submitted a written response on behalf of Applicant and was successful in mitigating the Government’s concern without the need for a hearing. In this case, there was an employment suitability concern pertaining to Guideline F – Financial Considerations and Guideline E-Personal Conduct. The Government alleged that Applicant’s fitness for contract employment was questionable due to a divorce and a second mortgage on a property as well as other concerns. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted written argument and documentary evidence to prove that Applicant was fit and suitable for employment. The Edmunds Law Firm prevailed in the written response alone and Applicant was found eligible for employment with his company!

WRITTEN RESPONSE GRANTED

U.S. Department of State
Personal Conduct
April 20, 2011

On April 20, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable decision in an employment suitability matter. The Edmunds Law Firm prepared and submitted a written response on behalf of Applicant and was successful in mitigating the Government’s concern without the need for a hearing. In this case, there was an employment suitability concern pertaining to Guideline E-Personal Conduct. The Government alleged that Applicant’s fitness for contract employment was questionable due to a termination with a previous company for misconduct concerns. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted written argument and documentary evidence to prove that Applicant was fit and suitable for employment. The Edmunds Law Firm prevailed in the written response alone and Applicant was found eligible for employment with his company!

WRITTEN RESPONSE GRANTED

U.S. Department of State
Personal Conduct
Financial Considerations
Criminal Conduct
March 28, 2011

On March 28, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received written notification of a favorable decision made in a security clearance matter. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline E – Personal Conduct, Guideline F – Financial Considerations and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. The evidence showed that the Applicant had allegedly smuggled steroids in from Mexico. Applicant had purchased a medication for his spouse in Mexico but did not declare it and was fined. Applicant also had several outstanding debts. Applicant was briefly unemployed and has since become current on all debts. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted a written response to the Statement of Reasons as well as supporting evidence to display the Applicant’s honesty and trustworthiness and was able to mitigate those security clearance concerns without going forward with a security clearance hearing.

GUIDELINE E

Personal Conduct
Case No.: 10-04031
Arlington, Virginia
March 25, 2011

On March 25, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received written notification of a favorable decision made in a security clearance matter. The hearing for this matter was held in Arlington, Virginia on January 26, 2011. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline E – Personal Conduct. The evidence showed that the Applicant admitted that he had participated in the use of illegal drugs from 1996-2000. In 2002, Applicant purchased a game that had a missing part. Applicant returned to the store to retrieve the missing part from another game and left, but was never charged with shoplifting. Applicant also used steroids on several occasions in 2003. Additionally, Applicant illegally downloaded music and software to his personal computer. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to demonstrate through witness testimony and documentary evidence that the Applicant was trustworthy, and met the eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Upon consideration of the evidence presented, the Administrative Judge found that it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant’s security clearance.

GUIDELINE E & J

Personal Conduct
Criminal Conduct
Case No.: 09-08198
Arlington, Virginia
March 22, 2011

On March 22, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received written notification of a favorable decision made in a security clearance matter. The hearing for this matter was held in Arlington, Virginia on January 26, 2011. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline E – Personal Conduct and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. The evidence showed that the Applicant admitted that he had an extra marital affair with a Filipino foreign national while he lived in Kuwait. As a result, a son was born in early 2009. Applicant was also allegedly involved in the transporting of illegal drugs hidden in rental vehicles. Applicant was not involved previously with illegal drugs. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to demonstrate through witness testimony and documentary evidence that the Applicant was trustworthy, and met the eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Upon consideration of the evidence presented, the Administrative Judge found that it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant’s security clearance.

GUIDELINE B

Foreign Influence
Case No.: 10-03425
Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 18, 2011

On March 18, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received written notification of a favorable decision made in a security clearance matter. The hearing for this matter was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on January 13, 2011. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline B – Foreign Influence. The evidence showed that the Applicant was born in Pakistan. Applicant immigrated to the United States in 1989 to obtain higher education and achieve a better life. Applicant became a permanent alien resident in 2002. Applicant is married to a woman born in Pakistan and is a current resident. Applicant’s wife entered the United States in 2009 on a visa and became a permanent alien resident in May 2010. Applicant’s brother-in-law is a commander in the Pakistani Navy. Applicant visited Pakistan in 2006, 2008, and twice in 2009. Applicant’s parents, two brothers and one sister are citizens and residents of the United States. Another sibling is a resident with U.S. permanent alien status. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to demonstrate through witness testimony and documentary evidence that the Applicant was trustworthy, and met the eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Upon consideration of the evidence presented, the Administrative Judge found that it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant’s security clearance.

GUIDELINE E

Personal Conduct
Case No.: 09-06643
Arlington, Virginia
March 16, 2011

On March 16, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received written notification of a favorable decision made in a security clearance matter. The hearing for this matter was held in Arlington, Virginia on December 14, 2010. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline E – Personal Conduct. The evidence showed that the Applicant had been arrested in the 1970s and charged with possession of marijuana. In the 1980s, Applicant was arrested several times for alcohol related offenses. In the 1990s similar charges were brought against the Applicant and again in 2000 Applicant was charged with assault and battery. Applicant also admitted to using drugs again in 2004. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to demonstrate through witness testimony and documentary evidence that the Applicant was trustworthy, and met the eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Upon consideration of the evidence presented, the Administrative Judge found that it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant’s security clearance.

GUIDELINE F

Financial Considerations
Case No.: 09-05403
Boise, Idaho
March 15, 2011

On March 15, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received written notification of a favorable decision made in a security clearance matter. The hearing for this matter was held in Boise, Idaho on August 17, 2010. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline F – Financial Considerations. The evidence showed that the Applicant had several outstanding debts. These debts were largely due to the housing market crash. Applicant’s spouse was a real estate broker whose income dropped to $400 only a few months after purchasing their home in 2006. Applicant was able to maintain payments towards their mortgage, but was unable to stay current on their credit cards. By mid-2008, Applicant’s wife was laid off from her real estate job due to lack of available work, but was able to find part time work by late 2009. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to demonstrate through witness testimony and documentary evidence that the Applicant was trustworthy, and met the eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Upon consideration of the evidence presented, the Administrative Judge found that it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant’s security clearance.

GUIDELINE D & E

Sexual Behavior
Personal Conduct
National Security Agency
Annapolis Junction, Maryland
March 14, 2011

On March 14, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received written notification of a favorable decision made in a security clearance matter. The hearing for this matter was held in Annapolis Junction, Maryland, on February 11, 2011. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline D – Sexual Behavior and Guideline E – Personal Conduct. The evidence showed that the Applicant had provided information during an interview for his security clearance that he searched for pornographic material on his work computer. The allegations stated that from 2000-2006, Applicant searched for and viewed pornographic material two to three times a week for 30 minutes at a time. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to demonstrate through witness testimony and documentary evidence that the Applicant was trustworthy, and met the eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Upon consideration of the evidence presented, the Administrative Judge found that it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant’s security clearance.

GUIDELINE E & F

Personal Conduct
Financial Considerations
Case No.: 09-05539
Charleston, South Carolina
February 14, 2011

On February 14, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received written notification of a favorable decision made in a security clearance matter. The hearing for this matter was held in Charleston, South Carolina, on November 18, 2010. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline E – Personal Conduct and Guideline F – Financial Considerations. The evidence showed that the Applicant had allegedly deliberately failed to disclose that he was delinquent on several accounts and had several outstanding debts. Applicant’s financial problems began when his father became seriously ill and he tried to support his parents while supporting his immediately family as well. While deployed in 2005, Applicant discovered that his debts were not being paid by family members. Applicant retained The Edmunds Law Firm for assistance in this matter. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to demonstrate through witness testimony and documentary evidence that the Applicant was trustworthy, and met the eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Upon consideration of the evidence presented, the Administrative Judge found that it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant’s security clearance.

GUIDELINE E & J

Written Response Granted
Department of the Army (ACAF)
Personal Conduct
Criminal Conduct
February 9, 2011

On February 9, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable decision made in a security clearance matter. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline E – Personal Conduct and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. The evidence showed that the Applicant had allegedly sent an email claiming he was an officer. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted a written response to the Statement of Reasons as well as supporting evidence to display the Applicant’s honesty and trustworthiness and was able to mitigate those security clearance concerns without going forward with a security clearance hearing.

GUIDELINE F

Written Response Granted
Department of the Air Force (AFCAF)
Financial Considerations
February 8, 2011

On February 8, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable decision made in a security clearance matter. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline F – Financial Considerations. The evidence showed that the Applicant had several outstanding debts. Applicant had fallen victim to the housing market crash of 2009. Applicant had two properties that he was attempting to refinance, but those requests for refinancing were refused. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted a written response to the Statement of Reasons as well as supporting evidence to display the Applicant’s honesty and trustworthiness and was able to mitigate those security clearance concerns without going forward with a security clearance hearing.

GUIDELINE E & G

Written Response Granted
Department of the Army (ACAF)
Personal Conduct
Alcohol Consumption
January 31, 2011

On January 31, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable decision made in a security clearance matter. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline E – Personal Conduct and Guideline G – Alcohol Consumption. The evidence showed that the Applicant had several drinking and driving arrests. Specifically, in 1997, Applicant was arrested for driving under the influence. Applicant complied with all the terms of the sentence. Additionally, Applicant was arrested in 2004 on similar charges and again completed all terms of the ordered sentence. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted a written response to the Statement of Reasons as well as supporting evidence to display the Applicant’s honesty and trustworthiness and was able to mitigate those security clearance concerns without going forward with a security clearance hearing.

GUIDELINE E & K

Written Response Granted
Department of the Army (ACAF)
Personal Conduct
Handling Protected Information
January 27, 2011

On January 27, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable decision made in a security clearance matter. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline E – Personal Conduct and Guideline K – Handling Protected Information. The evidence showed that the Applicant had allegedly admitted to possessing classified material outside of government control. Additionally, Applicant allegedly knowingly and deliberately took material to a personal residence. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted a written response to the Statement of Reasons as well as supporting evidence to display the Applicant’s honesty and trustworthiness and was able to mitigate those security clearance concerns without going forward with a security clearance hearing.

GUIDELINE B

Foreign Influence
Case No.: 10-00853
January 20, 2011

On January 20, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable decision made in a security clearance matter. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline B – Foreign Influence. The evidence showed that the Applicant had several ties to India. Specifically, Applicant had immediate family members, as well as in-laws that were citizens and residents of India. Applicant also had bank accounts in India and provided financial support to family members in India. Applicant owned stock, land and a residential property in India. Applicant also traveled to India in 2005, and 2006. The Edmunds Law Firm requested a personal appearance to mitigate the security clearance concerns contained in the Statement of Reasons. On January 20, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received correspondence from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals stating that further processing of the Statement of Reasons was no longer warranted.

GUIDELINE J

Criminal Conduct
Case No.: 09-02423
San Francisco, California
January 18, 2011

On January 18, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable decision made by the Administrative Judge in a security clearance matter. The hearing for this matter was held in San Francisco, California on October 13, 2010. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. The evidence showed that the Applicant had several alcohol related driving convictions. Specifically, in 2005 Applicant had left a company party, was pulled over and convicted of driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more. In 2008, Applicant was convicted of similar charges; Applicant was unable to reach his wife and fell asleep in his car waiting for a cab. In 2009, Applicant was convicted of driving without a license. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to demonstrate through witness testimony and documentary evidence that the Applicant was trustworthy and met the eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Upon consideration of the evidence presented, the Administrative Judge found that it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant’s security clearance.

GUIDELINE E F G H & J

Personal Conduct
Financial Considerations
Alcohol Consumption
Drug Involvement
Criminal Conduct
Case No.: 10-05012
Jacksonville, Florida
January 13, 2011

On January 13, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable decision made by the Administrative Judge in a security clearance matter. The hearing for this matter was held in Jacksonville, Florida on August 31, 2010. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline E – Personal Conduct, Guideline F – Financial Considerations, Guideline G – Alcohol Consumption, Guideline H – Drug Involvement and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. The evidence showed that the Applicant had several drinking and driving charges brought against him. Specifically, in 1984 Applicant was pulled over and subsequently charged with a DWI. Furthermore, in 1987 Applicant was again charged with a DUI, and those charges were reduced to reckless driving. Similar charges were again brought against the Applicant in 1996 and in 1998, Applicant was ordered to attend an in-house treatment facility following an arrest for violating his parole. Applicant was later diagnosed as alcohol dependent, placed on medication for depression and attended 12-step programs until 2003. During this time Applicant was injured on the job and was also going through a divorce. Due to this, Applicant had several outstanding debts which raised additional financial concerns. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to demonstrate through witness testimony and documentary evidence that the Applicant was trustworthy and met the eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Upon consideration of the evidence presented, the Administrative Judge found that it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant’s security clearance.

GUIDELINE E & K

Written Response Granted
Personal Conduct
Handling Protected Information
Department of the Army (ACAF)
January 11, 2011

On January 11, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable decision made after submitting a response to the Statement of Reasons. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline E – Personal Conduct and Guideline K – Handling Protected Information. The evidence showed that the Applicant had allegedly posted derogatory information and political views on Facebook. In addition, the alleged information disclosed placement, duty position, clearance level, and access to valuable information. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted a written response and evidence to display the Applicant’s honestly and trustworthiness and was able to mitigate the security clearance concerns without going forward with a security clearance hearing.

GUIDELINE E & K

Personal Conduct & Handling Protected Information
December 16, 2010
Cincinnati, Ohio
Department of Treasury – Internal Revenue Service

On December 16, 2010, The Edmunds Law Firm received written notification of a favorable decision made by the Administrative Judge in a security clearance matter. The hearing for this matter was held in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 23, 2010. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline E – Personal Conduct and Guideline K – Handling Protected Information. The evidence showed that the Applicant had allegedly revealed sensitive information. Applicant had done surveillance on a ‘source’ but did not report it. Attorney Krystal Limon was able to demonstrate through witness testimony and documentary evidence that the Applicant was trustworthy, and met the requirements for access to classified information. Upon consideration of the evidence presented, the Administrative Judge found that it was clearly consistent with the national interests to grant the applicant’s security clearance.

GUIDELINE G & J

Alcohol Consumption & Criminal Conduct
December 15, 2010
San Diego, California
Case No.: 09-06385

On December 15, 2010, The Edmunds Law Firm received written notification of a favorable decision made by the Administrative Judge in a security clearance matter. The hearing for this matter was held in San Diego, California on August 17, 2010. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline G – Alcohol Consumption and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. The evidence showed that the Applicant had had been arrested in 2002 and charged with a hit and run property damage, driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level over .08. Applicant plead guilty to driving under the influence and the other charges were dropped. Applicant was arrested for similar charges in 2007. Applicant plead to similar charges and started attending AA meetings. Applicant has since stopped drinking. Attorney Stephanie Mendez was able to demonstrate through witness testimony and documentary evidence that the Applicant was trustworthy, and met the requirements for access to classified information. Upon consideration of the evidence presented, the Administrative Judge found that it was clearly consistent with the national interests to grant the applicant’s security clearance.

GUIDELINE H & J

Drug Involvement & Criminal Conduct
December 14, 2010
Sacramento, California
Case No.: 10-05185

On December 14, 2010, The Edmunds Law Firm received written notification of a favorable decision made by the Administrative Judge in a security clearance matter. The hearing for this matter was held in Sacramento, California on July 28, 2010. In this case, there was a security concern pertaining to Guideline H – Drug Involvement and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. The evidence showed that the Applicant had tested positive in a random drug test. Prior to drug test, Applicant had been experiencing severe back pain. Applicant initially decided to treat the pain at home with low level pain relievers, but the pain ensued. Applicant was seen by a doctor who prescribed a higher level pain reliever, but it did not relieve the pain. Applicant took a leftover prescription from a previous knee surgery and returned to the hospital the next day. Applicant was prescribed Vicodin and other prescriptions to relieve the pain. Attorney Stephanie Mendez was able to demonstrate through witness testimony and documentary evidence that the Applicant was trustworthy, and met the requirements for access to classified information. Upon consideration of the evidence presented, the Administrative Judge found that it was clearly consistent with the national interests to grant the applicant’s security clearance.

 

 

REAPPLICATION GRANTED AFTER PREVIOUS DENIAL

The Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals notified The Edmunds Law Firm that an Applicant’s request for reapplication was granted on October 26, 2011. After reviewing the information provided by The Edmunds Law Firm in the Applicant’s written response, as well as all documentary evidence and favorable recommendations, the agency decided to overturn the original 2010 denial. The Applicant was previously denied based on Guideline F: Financial Considerations. In 2010, DOHA first raised concerns under Guideline F due to ten delinquent accounts, totaling more than $18,000.00. Although the Applicant attempted to mitigate concerns through written response, a formal hearing and an appeal, the decision to deny the clearance remained. In September 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm was able to prove the Applicant to be trustworthy, reliable and not a risk to national security through written response alone. The Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals granted the Applicant’s request for reapplication in October 2011.

CLEARANCE GRANTED IN GUIDELINE J MATTER

The Department of the Air Force notified The Edmunds Law Firm of a favorable decision on October 20, 2011. After reviewing the information provided by The Edmunds Law Firm in the Applicant’s written response, as well as all documentary evidence and favorable recommendations, the agency decided to overturn the original denial. The Applicant was previously denied based on Guideline D: Sexual Behavior and Guideline J: Criminal Conduct. A past false accusation of lewd and lascivious behavior with a child under 14-years old gave rise to these Guidelines. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to prove the Applicant to be trustworthy, reliable and not a risk to national security without the need for a hearing. The Department of the Air Force reinstated the Applicant’s security clearance without delay.

DEPARTMENT OF ARMY & PR NATIONAL GUARD

The Department of the Army and the Puerto Rico National Guard notified The Edmunds Law Firm of a favorable decision on September 20, 2011. After reviewing the information provided by The Edmunds Law Firm in the Applicant’s written response, as well as all documentary evidence and favorable recommendations, the agencies have overturned the original denial. The Applicant was previously denied based on Guideline F – Financial Considerations. His financial delinquencies included several student loans and unpaid phone bills. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to prove the Applicant to be trustworthy, reliable and not a risk to national security without the need for a hearing. Both the Department of the Army and Puerto Rico National Guard granted a Secret security clearance to the Applicant.

FOREIGN PREFERENCE & INFLUENCE

The Senior Adjudication Officer notified The Edmunds Law Firm of a favorable decision on September 26, 2011. After reviewing the information provided by The Edmunds Law Firm during the Applicant’s appeal, as well as all information that led to the original security decision, the government has overturned the original denial. The Applicant was previously denied based on Foreign Influence and Foreign Preference. The government rated the Applicant a high risk because of her close ties with family members in Egypt, her identification with that country and her frequent visits there. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to prove the Applicant to be trustworthy, reliable and not a risk to national security at a hearing on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in Chantilly, VA. Accordingly, on future security applicants and forms, the Applicant may affirm that she never had a clearance denied.

NSA APPROVED CLEARANCE

On September 27, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination. The hearing for this matter was held before the National Security Agency’s Access Appeals Panel on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in Annapolis Junction, MD. In this case, there were concerns pertaining to Guideline A – Alcohol Consumption, Guideline J – Criminal Conduct and Guideline E – Personal Conduct. The government alleged the Applicant’s past abuse of alcohol was a concern to national security. The alcohol abuse resulted in multiple instances of intoxication, a “gray-out” and a DUI arrest and conviction. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted written argument and documentary evidence to prove the Applicant was trustworthy, reliable and not a risk to national security. Upon consideration of the evidence presented and oral argument, the NSA Access Appeals Panel found it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant access to Sensitive Compartmented Information.

ALCOHOL, PSYCHOLOGICAL & PERSONAL CONDUCT

On September 27, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination. The hearing for this matter was held before the National Security Agency’s Access Appeals Panel on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in Annapolis Junction, MD. In this case, there were concerns pertaining to Guideline E – Personal Conduct, Guideline A – Alcohol Consumption and Guideline I – Psychological Conditions. The government alleged the Applicant’s past alcohol abuse was a concern to national security. The alcohol abuse resulted in numerous DUI arrests and convictions, an incident of near violence towards his spouse, tolerance for mass quantities of alcohol and reliance on alcohol for anxiety reduction and stress coping. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted written argument and documentary evidence to prove the Applicant was trustworthy, reliable and not a risk to national security. Upon consideration of the evidence presented and oral argument, the NSA Access Appeals Panel found it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant access to Sensitive Compartmented Information.

NSA APPROVAL – GUIDELINE G, J AND E

On September 27, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination. The hearing for this matter was held before the National Security Agency’s Access Appeals Panel on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in Annapolis Junction, MD. In this case, there were concerns pertaining to Guideline G – Alcohol Consumption, Guideline J – Criminal Conduct, and Guideline E – Personal Conduct. The government alleged the Applicant’s past alcohol consumption habits, multiple arrests, seemingly frequent intoxication and involvement in driving under the influence were a concern to national security. The Edmunds Law submitted written argument and documentary evidence to prove the Applicant was trustworthy, reliable and not a risk to national security. Upon consideration of the evidence presented and oral argument, the NSA Access Appeals Panel found it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant access to Sensitive Compartmented Information.

CLEARANCE APPROVED – FINANICAL MATTERS

On September 20, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination. The Department of the Army found the Applicant’s financial delinquencies to be a liability to national security. After a thorough review of written response and documentation submitted by The Edmunds Law Firm, as well as positive efforts by the Applicant to resolve any financial issues, the Department of the Army found the Applicant to be trustworthy and reliable. The Applicant was granted a Secret security clearance.

FOREIGN INFLUENCE – RELATIVES IN INDIA

On September 6, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination. The hearing for this matter was held before a DOHA Administrative Judge on Thursday, June 2, 2011 in Chicago, IL. In this case, there were concerns pertaining to Guideline B – Foreign Influence. The government alleged the Applicant’s immediate family members and other relatives who are citizens of India were a concern to national security. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted written argument and documentary evidence to provide the Applicant trustworthy, reliable and not a risk to national security. Upon consideration of the evidence presented and oral argument, the Administrative Judge found it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant’s security clearance.

DOHA SECURITY CLEARANCE – GUIDELINE E AND H

On August 25, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination. The hearing for this matter was held before a DOHA Administrative Judge on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in Arlington, VA. In this case, there were concerns pertaining to Guideline H – Drug Involvement and Guideline E – Personal Conduct. The government alleged the Applicant’s past use of marijuana and falsification of material facts were a concern to national security. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted written argument and documentary evidence to prove the Applicant was trustworthy, reliable and not a risk to national security. Upon consideration of the evidence presented and oral argument, the Administrative Judge found it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant’s security clearance.

U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION CLEARANCE

On August 9, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination. The Edmunds Law Firm prepared and submitted a written response to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency on behalf of Applicant. The applicant sought the firm’s consultation and advisement regarding past clearance revocations. After a review of documents, the applicant proved to be trustworthy, reliable and not a risk to national security. The applicant was granted Full Secret security clearance.

DOHA SECURITY CLEARANCE – GUIDELINE F

On August 4, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination. The hearing for this matter was held before a DOHA Administrative Judge on March 8, 2011 in Milwaukee, WI. In this case, there were concerns pertaining to Guideline F – Financial Considerations. The Government alleged the Applicant’s numerous unpaid debts were a concern to national security. The Applicant made good faith attempts to resolve outstanding debts and acted responsibly by making payments for the debts. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted written argument and documentary evidence to prove the Applicant was trustworthy, reliable and not a risk to national security. Upon consideration of the evidence presented and oral argument, the Administrative Judge found that it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant’s security clearance.

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE – FAVORABLE RESPONSE

On August 2, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination. The Edmunds Law Firm prepared and submitted a written response to the Department of the Air Force on behalf of Applicant. The firm was successful in mitigating the security concerns under Guideline F – Financial Considerations, without the need for a hearing. The allegations against Applicant pertained to unpaid debts, numerous foreclosures and intentions to file for bankruptcy. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted written argument and documentary evidence to prove that Applicant was trustworthy, reliable and not a risk to national security. The firm prevailed and Applicant was found eligible to maintain his security clearance.

SECURITY CLEARANCE GRANTED FROM DOHA

On July 28, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination. The hearing for this matter was held before a DOHA Administrative Judge on June 24th 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. The Government alleged that due to sexual misconduct, the Applicant was convicted by members at a special court-martial of various offences and was sentenced to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge. The Applicant also submitted false statements in a warrants application of DC. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted written argument and documentary evidence to prove that Applicant was trustworthy, reliable, and not a risk to national security. The Administrative Judge found that it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant’s security clearance.

FAVORABLE RESPONSE – SECURITY CLEARANCE DETERMINATION APPROVED

On July 27, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination. The Edmunds Law Firm prepared and submitted a written to response to the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals and was successful in mitigating the Government’s concerns. Pending Applicant’s background investigation for a security clearance, the Government issued Interrogatories to Applicant inquiring into discrepant information Applicant had provided to the Government regarding his former employer and/or employment. The government also inquired into Applicant’s conduct involving illegal downloading of songs, video games, televisions shows, and movies. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted a written argument which sufficiently mitigated all security concerns. The Government determined that it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant’s security clearance.

U.S. COAST GUARD FAVORABLE RESPONSE – GUIDELINE E

On July 16, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination. The Edmunds Law Firm prepared and submitted a written response to the U.S. Coast Guard Center on behalf of Applicant and successfully mitigated the Government’s concerns without the need for a hearing. The Government raised security concerns under Guideline E – Personal Conduct and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. The Government allegations against Applicant include conduct involving prostitutes, child pornography, falsifying documents, and improper storage, transportation and removal of classified information. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted a written argument and documentary evidence to provide Applicant was trustworthy, reliable and not a risk to national security. The Edmunds Law Firm prevailed in the written response alone and Applicant was found eligible to maintain his security clearance.

VICTORY IN SF86 APPLICATION

On July 25, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination. The Edmunds Law Firm prepared and submitted a written response to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, on behalf of Applicant and was successful in mitigating the Government’s concern without the need for a hearing. In this case, there were dishonest conduct, criminal conduct, and employment misconduct concerns pertaining. The Government alleged that Applicant was a risk to national security due to omitting relevant information on the SF86, failure to divulge an arrest, issuing a bad check, and storing sexually oriented materials on a company computer. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted written argument and documentary evidence to prove that Applicant was trustworthy, reliable, and not a risk to national security. The Edmunds Law Firm prevailed in the written response alone and Applicant was found eligible for continued processing for his security clearance!

VICTORY FOR CLIENT WITH GUIDELINE B ACCUSATION!

On July 15, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination. The hearing for this matter was held before a DOHA Administrative Judge on June 24th 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. In this case, there were allegations pertaining to Guideline B- Foreign Influence, Guideline C- Foreign Preference, and Guideline E- Personal Conduct. The Government alleged that the applicant could be a risk to national security because of the Applicant’s close family ties to citizens and residents of Syria, the Applicant’s preference for Brazil over the United States, and deliberate falsification during the security clearance process concerning his history of alcohol related arrests and marijuana use. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted written argument and documentary evidence to prove that Applicant was trustworthy, reliable, and not a risk to national security. The Administrative Judge found that it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant’s security clearance.

NSA SECURITY CLEARANCE GRANTED – GUIDELINE H

On July 15, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination. The Edmunds Law Firm prepared and submitted a written response to the National Security Agency (NSA) Central Security Service on behalf of Applicant and was successful in mitigating the Government’s concern without the need for a hearing. In this case, there were drug involvement and personal conduct concerns pertaining to Guideline H and Guideline E respectively. The Government alleged that Applicant was a risk to national security because he used prescription drugs with alcohol for a euphoric felling. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted written argument and documentary evidence to prove that Applicant was trustworthy, reliable, and not a risk to national security. The Edmunds Law Firm prevailed in the written response alone and Applicant was found eligible for continued processing for his security clearance!

APPLICANT SECURITY CLEARANCE GRANTED – GUIDELINE F

On July 11, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received written notification of a favorable decision made in a security clearance matter. The hearing for this matter was held before a DOHA Administrative Judge on January 20, 2011 in San Diego, CA. In this case, there were security clearance concerns pertaining to Guideline F – Financial Considerations and Guideline E -Personal Conduct. The evidence showed Applicant had 20 outstanding debts and 18 personal conduct concerns. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to demonstrate through witness testimony and documentary evidence that the Applicant was trustworthy, and met the eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Upon consideration of the evidence presented and oral argument, the Administrative Judge found that it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant’s security clearance.

FAVORABLE RESPONSE DETERMINATION – DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

On June 20, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination. The Edmunds Law Firm prepared and submitted a written response to the US Department of Homeland Security on behalf of Applicant and was successful in mitigating the Government’s concern without the need for a hearing. In this case, there were allegations of pertaining to Guideline E- Personal Conduct, as well as, Guideline — Use of Information Technology Systems. The Government alleged that Applicant was a risk to national security due to the storage and viewing of sexually oriented materials on a state computer system. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted written argument and documentary evidence to prove that Applicant was trustworthy, reliable, and not a risk to national security. The Edmunds Law Firm prevailed in the written response alone and Applicant was found eligible to maintain his security clearance.

DOHA HEARING VICTORY FOR GUIDELINE E APPLICANT

On May 30, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm received notification of a favorable security clearance determination. The hearing for this matter was held before a DOHA Administrative Judge on May 25th 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. Government alleged that due to sexual misconduct, the Applicant was convicted by members at a special court-martial of various offences and was sentenced to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge. The Applicant also submitted false statements in a warrants application of DC. The Edmunds Law Firm submitted written argument and documentary evidence to prove that Applicant was trustworthy, reliable, and not a risk to national security. The Administrative Judge found that it was clearly consistent with national interests to grant the Applicant’s security clearance.