Favorable Decisions

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Staten Island, New York
July 2020
Victory of Written Response
Response to Statement of Reasons

Have you recently applied for a position that requires obtaining a security clearance, completed the SF86, underwent a polygraph exam and completed the formal investigation process only to be denied your security clearance?

Our client recently underwent the investigation process and received a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline E: Personal Conduct and Guideline B: Foreign Influence. They hired the Edmunds Law Firm to provide a mitigating written response with evidence to alleviate the Government’s concerns. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DODCAF) reviewed our response package and issued a favorable decision.

The serious allegations our client faced including failing to report information on the SF 86 that was later discovered during the polygraph exam. The client also held foreign citizenship in two other countries that were initially unreported on the client’s SF86. The Edmunds Law Firm  was able to argue against the Government’s assertions that our client reflected poor judgment, lack of candor, dishonesty, and unwillingness to comply with rules and regulation to obtain a favorable result and a security clearance for our client.

Don’t let serious allegations put your future in jeopardy. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help you.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Chandler, Arizona
July 2020
DOHA Hearing

Recently our client received a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline G: Alcohol Consumption, Guideline F: Financial Considerations, and Guideline E: Personal Conduct. 

Our client had a past criminal history which included multiple DUI arrests over a span of four (4) years. It was also alleged that our client failed to meet financial obligations including failing to file his income taxes timely. Due to his past conduct, our client submitted a written response without counsel, which lead to an unfavorable result. He then hired the Edmunds Law Firm  to represent him before a Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) Administrative Judge.

The Edmunds Law Firm attended an in-person hearing with the Applicant to provide oral arguments along with several additional pieces of evidence. We were able to show that due to the passage of time since the events occurred and substantial evidence showing that his tax filings had been brought current that our client deserved to obtain his clearance. The DOHA Judge agreed with our position that it is clearly consistent with the interests of the U.S. Government to grant our client his security clearance.

Don’t let your past mistakes bar you from Government employment. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can assist you.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Mississippi
July 2020
Victory on the Written Response
Guideline E- Personal Conduct
Guideline F- Financial Considerations

Reporting information incorrectly on the SF86 can create vast issues with obtaining a security clearance. Even debts that you are unaware of at the time can create concern for the government if they are unreported.

Our client received a Statement of Reasons from DODCAF alleging that he had lied on his SF86 due to failing to report several delinquent debts. He retained the Edmunds Law Firm to provide his response. Our Firm provided the status and details of each listed debt along with a written explanation that his omission was unintentional and received a favorable outcome for our client.

Don’t let mistakes made completing the SF86 restrict you from obtaining your dream career with the U.S Government. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help you.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Jacksonville, Florida
July 2020
DOHA Hearing
Guideline F- Financial Considerations

Have you received a Statement of Reasons alleging delinquent debts under Guideline F- Financial Considerations? The Edmunds Law Firm has 43 years of experience in assisting clients overcome financial hurtles standing in the way of their security clearance.

Recently, our client received a Statement of Reasons from DODCAF requiring mitigation surrounding several delinquent debts. He retained the Edmunds Law Firm to attend his DOHA Hearing on his behalf. Our Firm  provided strong oral arguments along with several exhibits at the hearing and received a favorable outcome for our client.

Don’t let delinquent debts get in the way of obtaining your dream career with the U.S Government. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help you.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Mississippi
June 2020
Victory on the Written Response
Guideline E – Personal Conduct
Guideline J – Criminal Conduct  

Have you been arrested for drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession, or drug trafficking while in possession of a firearm? Serious arrests and criminal charges frequently create government concern for individuals in the process of obtaining a security clearance. 

Our client received a Request for Interrogatories from DODCAF requesting information on her prior arrest charges.  She retained the Edmunds Law Firm to provide her response. Our Firm provided the details and court documentation along with a written response to the government’s inquiry and received a favorable outcome for our client.

Don’t let past criminal arrests or criminal charges keep you from obtaining your dream career with the U.S Government. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help you.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Maryland
June 2020
Victory on the Written Response
Guideline F – Financial Considerations 

Have you ever filed an extension for your tax returns or accidentally filed past the deadline? These tax filings often create an issue with obtaining and maintaining a security clearance required for U.S. Government employment.

Our client received a Request for Interrogatories from DODCAF requesting information on her tax filings for several years prior.  She retained the Edmunds Law Firm to provide her response. Our Firm provided the requested documentation along with a written response to the government’s inquiry and received a favorable outcome for our client.

Don’t let financial or tax issues keep you from obtaining your dream career with the U.S Government. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help you.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Virginia
June 2020
Victory on the Written Response
Guideline H – Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse 

Have you had your clearance suspended or revoked without receiving a Statement of Reasons? Our client was coerced to resign in the face of being fired from his position after failing a single drug test in his 17 year government and military career. He did not  receive a Statement of Reasons until he submitted a FOIA request. Upon receipt, our client was well-past the deadline to respond to this Statement of Reasons which addressed concerns under Guideline H- Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse. 

After retaining the Edmunds Law Firm to fight for him, we were able to provide a statement that our client never received his Statement of Reasons and was not afforded his right to respond. After also submitting a written argument along with several exhibits to DODCAF, our client’s Top Secret security clearance was restored.

Don’t let the government push you around and put your future in jeopardy. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help you.

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Department of Defense 
Consolidated Adjudications Facility 
June 2020
Baltimore, Maryland 
Guidelines E, H, and J– Victory from Written Response to SOR 

Our client was accused of having a past history of drug involvement and substance misuse which lead to allegations of personal conduct and criminal conduct. Although the drug involvement occurred over six (6) years ago, our client still faced them during his background investigation. When the government found out about our client’s alleged conduct, they issued a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline E – Personal Conduct, Guideline H- Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse, and Guideline J- Criminal Conduct.

Rather than facing the daunting task alone, our client retained the Edmunds Law Firm to help him prepare his written Response to Statement of Reasons. After working alongside our client and gathering all the evidence, the Edmunds Law Firm was able to prove his worthiness of a security clearance to the government. The government reinstated his security clearance and our client was able to return to work.

Don’t let the mistakes of your past affect your future of working for the Government and holding a security clearance. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 with any security clearance needs to find out how we can help you.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
May 2020

Everett, Massachusetts
Guidelines E– Victory from Written Response to SOR

Our client was accused of having a history of work-place misconduct along with improperly reporting time worked during travel for a work training.

These instances of alleged workplace misconduct almost hindered our client from maintaining her security clearance that she needed to continue her government career. When the government found out about our client’s alleged conduct, they issued a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline E – Personal Conduct. 

Rather than facing the daunting task alone, our client retained the Edmunds Law Firm to help her with her written Response to Statement of Reasons. After working alongside our client and gathering all the evidence, the Edmunds Law Firm was able to prove her worthiness of a security clearance to the government. The government reinstated her security clearance and our client was able to return to work.

Don’t let your loyalties be questioned over alleged mistakes such as these. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 with any security clearance needs to find out how we can help you.

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Central Intelligence Agency
Office of Security/Appeals
April 2020
Washington DC
Personal Appearance Victory
Guideline I

Most individuals are spiritual in some capacity, whether it be through formal religious practice or otherwise. Our client reported to CIA investigators numerous incidences of a spiritual connection that was described to be a “demonic force.”

Incidents including smelling rotten eggs, seeing swarms of over 100 flies in their home, seeing orbs in pictures, unexplained power outages, and objects defying gravity were reported to investigators. These numerous accounts were reviewed by a United States Government credentialed mental health professional and ultimately led to a Statement of Reasons noting Guideline I: Psychological Conditions.

Other firms may have taken a short look at the allegations and told our client to seek serious clinical help. We at the Edmunds Law Firm however spoke with our client and earned his trust toward fighting for his security clearance. We were able to guide him through the procedure of mitigating the government’s concerns, eventually personally detailing their efforts, progress, and prospects, before the CIA. Through guidance and expertise offered by the Edmunds Law Firm, coupled with the earnest effort of our client, the CIA overturned their initial security clearance denial.

Hope is never lost! We at the Edmunds Law Firm can help no matter what the underlying situation is. Call us today at 800.481.2526. We look forward to serving you.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
March 2020
Victory from Written Response to SOR
Guideline F

Every year there are close to one million consumer bankruptcies that are filed in the United States. Sometimes, life gets in the way and priorities have to be established. That is why our great country allows for resources like bankruptcy to allow individuals who need it to get out of a bind.

Sometimes, bankruptcy is the best option more than once. Our client filed bankruptcy on two separate occasions and had additional outstanding accounts, which resulted in a Statement of Reasons being issued noting Guideline F: Financial Concerns. In addition to the two bankruptcies, the main concerns the federal government had were the sheer number of accounts in collection or charge off status, and one account in particular with a debt in the five figures.

With the help of the Edmunds Law Firm, our client was able to show that the bankruptcies were separate scenarios based on circumstances outside their control. With this evidence, and additional documentation showing the concerning accounts were being disputed to the appropriate credit bureaus, we were able to succeed on the written response without the need for a hearing before a DOHA Administrative Judge.

The Government does not always have the correct facts, even when if you offer certain information during an investigation. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 to put a team with over four decades of experience in your corner. With our help we can help clear up the situation toward getting your career back on track.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals 
March 2020
Arlington, Virginia
DOHA Hearing Victory
Guideline B- Foreign Influence 

Our client was born in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) but moved to the United States with his family to pursue the American dream in 1991. Upon his arrival in the States, he began attending high school. He graduated high school and continued on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Our client continued further to earn a master’s degree in Computer Science.

Our client is a government contract employee working as a program management technical lead for a defense contractor. Our client had been a naturalized citizen for almost twenty (20) years. He had clearly demonstrated his loyalty to the U.S. for a number of years, and it came as a shock to our client when he received a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline B – Foreign Influence, with most of their concerns surrounding our client’s contact with his family and friends in the PRC. Given that our client has such strong ties to the United States proving his dedication to the country, there should have been no question about his loyalty to his country.

After retaining the Edmunds Law Firm to help him with his Response to SOR, our client was able to  provide mitigating arguments to address the government’s concerns about his foreign influence but the doubts about his loyalty to the United States remained. Our team continued to fight for our client when he chose to move forward with the Edmunds Law Firm to represent him at his DOHA Hearing. After providing even more exhibits and appearing before the judge, we were able to help our client prove the government wrong and allow him to keep his security clearance so he could continue serving the United States.

Don’t let the government push you around and put your future in jeopardy. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help you.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
March 2020
Rockford,  Illinois
Request for Adjudication

Have you recently applied for a position that requires obtaining a security clearance, completed an EQIP, and completed the formal investigation only to be denied for your security clearance? Did you receive a Statement of Reasons explaining your denial?

If you answered “No” to the last question, the Edmunds Law Firm can assist you in uncovering the reason for the denial of your security clearance. Our firm can be retained to petition the Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility to issue a  Statement of Reasons detailing the reason for a security clearance denial.

Upon the issuance of a Statement of Reasons, clients have the right to respond to mitigate the concerns presented by the government. Without retaining the Edmunds Law Firm to fight for your right to respond to the government’s concerns, you may risk having to wait twelve (12) months to reapply for your security clearance.

Don’t let the government push you around and put your future in jeopardy. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help you.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
San Diego, California
March 2020
Guideline D – Sexual Conduct and
Guideline J – Criminal Conduct

Everyone makes mistakes, but sometimes the mistake is substantial enough that it can impact your future in ways you couldn’t imagine. When our client received a Statement of Reasons questioning his eligibility for access to classified information, he was at a loss. Our client was open and honest about engaging in the solicitation of prostitutes over three years prior to the background investigation.

Our client had been a Department of Defense Contractor in a foreign country since 2010 working as an IT Professional. He had held a security clearance since approximately 2011 prior to receiving the Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline D and Guideline J  from the Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications facility.

After retaining the Edmunds Law Firm to fight for him at his DOHA Hearing, we were able to provide several exhibits and supporting testimony. By appearing before the judge, we were able to help our client prove the government wrong and allow him to keep his security clearance so he could continue serving the United States.

Don’t let the government push you around and put your future in jeopardy. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help you.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
March 2020
Arlington, VA
Guidelines D, J, & K 

With youth, immaturity is assumed and often leads to some questionable decision-making that may eventually impact your federal employment. Our client was faced with allegations that he was a security concern based on decisions he made mostly involving his interest in women.

Guideline D was at issue based on a reported extra-marital affair some number of years ago, in addition to reported prostitution while in-route to deployment. There was also a reported incident of sex with an individual that was of a questionable age, but where our client was also very young. Guideline J was a concern based on our client’s admitted-to prostitution. Guideline K was also a reported concern based on a conversation between our client and a UK national where he disclosed his assignment location.

With the help of the Edmunds Law Firm, our client was able to rebut the allegations against him in front of a DOHA Administrative Judge. We helped set the record straight and establish a timeline that showed our client had matured significantly since the time of the alleged incidents and that the alleged behavior no longer occurred and was not a security concern. Evidence of his progress and maturity was essential toward influencing the judge to overturn the removal of our client’s security clearance.

Don’t go it alone. Your future employment with the federal government may be at stake. Let the Edmunds Law Firm guide you through this vital period and put you in the best position possible to secure your clearance and your career. Call us today at 800.481.2526

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
March 2020
Woodland Hills, CA
Guidelines E & H

Sometimes it really can be a matter of wrong-place-wrong-time that can ultimately impact your status as a federal employee. Our client was a high schooler in Japan while his father was stationed overseas. During this period, he ingested a single tablet of his father’s Ambien to help him sleep when he was sick. He was also alleged to have committed a robbery and consume other illicit substances.

The concerning behavior that was alleged resulted in a Statement of Reasons noting Guideline E for Personal Conduct, and Guideline H for Drug Involvement and Substance Abuse. The Edmunds Law Firm laid the foundation of his case in his written Response to SOR, and later provided in-person representation before a DOHA Administrative Judge.

We were able to show that the circumstances that were alleged occurred many years ago and did not actually result in any conviction of our client. The Edmunds Law Firm established a timeline with appropriate evidence and showed that even our client’s security officer advised him of how to best complete his security investigation. We were able to mitigate the Government’s concerns and convince an Administrative Judge that it was clearly consistent with national security to allow our client to keep his security clearance.

Misunderstandings happen all the time, even with the federal government. It is often up to you to clear it up, with extreme consequences for the failure to do so effectively. The Edmunds Law Firm has over 40 years of experience doing just this. We help federal employees, active duty servicemen and women, and employees of federal contractors with a wide array of employment issues. Call 800.481.2526 today to allow us to serve you toward securing and ensuring honorable employment for the betterment of your family and your country.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
February 2020
Victory from Written Response to SOR
Guidelines H & E 

With the relatively recent state laws allowing marijuana to be sold for medical and recreational purposes, many federal employees and active duty service members have run into problems based on its use. Our client grew up in a rougher part of town and spent his entire adult life trying to move on from his past. His later prescribed anti-depressants created his own problems that he sought to fix with medicinal marijuana.

This reported use resulted in a Statement of Reasons with allegations based on Guideline H, Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse. Further, his reported use while maintain a security clearance earned him another allegation under Guideline E, Personal Conduct.

The Edmunds Law Firm was eager to provide their services toward a written response to the allegations against him. We were able to provide enough proof to convince a Department of Defense Adjudicator that our client’s maintenance of a security clearance was clearly within the interests of national security. Evidence of our client’s desire to maintain his federal employment and the promise to stay away from all drugs in the future was key to ensuring a favorable result.

Whether you are relatively new to federal service or have been a honorable employee for your entire career, circumstances from deep into your past may be used against you to create an alleged pattern of misconduct. Let the Edmunds Law Firm help you against the Government and set the record straight. Call us today at 800.481.2526 to help get your career back on track.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
January 2020
Guidelines D, F, and I
Arlington, VA

Our client’s lifetime of love and dedication to the United States began from the patriotism that his grandparents taught him. His grandfather always made sure there was a new American flag flying outside of their home.

As soon as our client reached the age of 16, he joined Army JROTC, marking the commencement of his military career. During his junior year of high school, our client enlisted in the Army Reserves and attended basic combat training.

Our client separated from the military to assist with his father’s long battle with various diseases. Our client continued on to support the Department of Defense in a role with the Office of the Inspector General. Our client has maintained dedication and a long work history to the U.S. government.

When our client was hit with a Statement of Reasons citing concerns with his past sexual behaviors, psychological conditions, and financial situation, he was devastated. During a requested psychological evaluation to obtain his security clearance, it was alleged that our client had issues of sexual addiction, Mood Disorder, and anxiety. There were also several financial debts that created concern for the government. This information resulted in an SOR.

Given his loyalty to his country and hard work, our client was shaken in these circumstances. However, once our client heard about the best security clearance attorney in the country, he knew he was in good hands. Our client retained Attorney Edmunds to represent him at his DOHA Hearing and was able to release the burden of his situation onto the Edmunds Law Firm.

After his hearing, our client was granted a favorable decision from the Department of Defense and was able to continue his civilian career and keep doing what he loves most – serving the United States.

If your security clearance is being jeopardized over what may appear as severe allegations, don’t stress. With over 43 years of experience, the Edmunds Law Firm can help you with any of your security clearance needs. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 800.481.2526 so we can help you fight for your future.

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Department of Navy
Naval Warfare Center
Crane, Indiana
March 2020
Guidelines E and J – Victory from Written Response to Notice of Intent to Suspend Access

Our client was unfortunately involved in a romantic relationship which involved infidelity from his significant other. After a mutual argument, our client’s significant other brought allegations of Domestic Battery. Our client initially retained the Edmunds Law Firm for guidance on how to self-report the event to his Command.

Following his self-report, our client was placed on administrative leave and issued a Notice of Intent to Suspend Access with allegations under Guideline E – Personal Conduct and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct.  

Rather than facing the daunting task alone, our client retained the Edmunds Law Firm to help him with his written Response to Notice of Intent to Suspend Access. After working alongside our client and gathering all the evidence, the Edmunds Law Firm was able to prove his worthiness of a security clearance to his Command. The client did not have his access suspended, and he has been able to return to his position.

Don’t let your loyalties be questioned over allegations such as these. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 with any security clearance needs to find out how we can help you.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
February 2020
Guidelines E, H, and J – Victory from Written Response to SOR

Our client learned in a difficult way that past mistakes often come back to hurt you in obtaining a security clearance. Our client was open and honest when completing his SF86. He admitted to intentionally consuming marijuana on two separate occasions dating back to 2014 and 2017.

These two occasions of illegal drug use almost hindered our client from obtaining his security clearance that he needed for his career. When the government found out about our client’s issue, they issued a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline E – Personal Conduct, Guideline H- Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct.  

Rather than facing the daunting task alone, our client retained the Edmunds Law Firm to help him with his written Response to Statement of Reasons. After working alongside our client and gathering all the evidence, the Edmunds Law Firm was able to prove his worthiness of a security clearance to the government.

Don’t let your loyalties be questioned over past mistakes such as these. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 with any security clearance needs to find out how we can help you.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
March 2020
Woodland Hills, CA
Guidelines B, F, & E 

Immigration and student debt are circumstances millions of Americans face, regardless of their desire to provide service to their country. Our client immigrated from the Philippines as a teenager in 1983 and immediately went on to serve as an active duty Marine for 20 years between 1984 and 2004. Throughout his service he was deployed overseas several times and has significant war zone experience. In an effort to forward his and his family’s lives he enrolled in higher education after his honorable discharge, earning an associate’s degree in 2006 and a bachelor’s degree in 2013.

Even following his discharge in 2004, our client continued to serve his country through employment with federal contractors. However his employment history has been tumultuous, with periods of extended unemployment stemming from Government contract expiration and changes in U.S. Government Policy that resulted in premature mission termination.

With student loan bills and credit card statements piling up, our client couldn’t catch a break and was hit with a massive tax bill attributed to the loss of favorable tax rules for his war zone employment. As he was usually deployed, his wife played a major role in managing their family’s bills.

Our client applied for a security clearance in 2018 after another period of unemployment and was surprised by the allegations in his Statement of Reasons. His family was all from the Philippines, with siblings, parents, and in-laws still residing there (Guideline B). He had numerous accounts in a delinquent status (Guideline F) and had failed to adequately report those delinquencies with his background investigators (Guideline E).

The Edmunds Law Firm laid the foundation of his case in his written Response to SOR, and later provided in-person representation before a DOHA Administrative Judge. The team here was able to show that our client retains the utmost loyalty to his country, the United States, and his foreign contacts were not a cause of concern. Further the efforts made to try and resolve outstanding accounts, and his reliance on the ability to secure a security clearance in order to make good on established agreements, swayed the judge toward allowing our client to continue to serve his country honorably.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
February 2020
Oklahoma City, OK
Guidelines I & F – Victory from Written Response to SOR

Gambling is a common hobby among many United States citizens. However, for some individuals, like our client, this innocent hobby can turn into a bad habit before they know it. When our client found herself meeting the criteria for a Gambling Disorder, she had no idea her security clearance was at stake.

Our client’s strong ties to the United States began from an early age as she was born into a military family. In 1994, our client decided to follow in her family’s footsteps and go to Army Basic Training. She served until 1997 when she was honorably discharged.

Despite the fact that her official service in the military was short-lived, this period permanently influenced the live of our client and her loyalty to the United States grew even more. Our client is currently serving the United States as a federal government contractor.

When our client fell onto hard times and fell victim to a Gambling Disorder, she promptly reported the issue to her Security Officer in the name of full disclosure. As they say, however, good deeds don’t go unpunished.

When the government found out about our client’s issue, they issued a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline I – Psychological Conditions and Guideline F – Financial Considerations. 

Rather than facing the daunting task alone, our client retained the Edmunds Law Firm to help her with her written Response to Statement of Reasons. After working alongside our client and gathering all the evidence, the Edmunds Law Firm was able to prove her worthiness of a security clearance to the government.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
January 2020
Guideline F
Arlington, VA

Our client’s lifetime of love and dedication to the United States began on his first day of life when he was born into a military family. Multiple men in our client’s family served in the United States Navy, inspiring our client to pursue a career in service to the United States.

As soon as our client reached the age of 16, he joined JROTC, marking the commencement of his military career. Upon his high school graduation, our client went to Air Force Basic Training, a dream he had since the age of 13.

Our client retired from the Air Force in 2013 but has continued to serve his country in a civilian position with the United States Army, a position in which he foresees a bright future and is still working hard.

When our client was hit with a Statement of Reasons citing concerns with his financial situation, he was devastated. Due to a period of unemployment and a number of unfortunate life circumstances, our client fell on to hard times. This resulted in a number of unpaid debts and eventually an SOR.

Given his many decades of loyalty to his country and hard work, our client was shaken in these circumstances. Financial issues and debts are very common issues in today’s society so our client ever imagined that these routine circumstances might cost him his career.

However, once our client heard about the best security clearance attorney in the country, he knew he was in good hands. Our client retained Attorney Edmunds to represent him at his DOHA Hearing and was able to release the burden of his situation onto the Edmunds Law Firm.

After his hearing, our client was granted a favorable decision from the Department of Defense and was able to continue his civilian career with the Army and keep doing what he loves most – serving the United States.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
January 2020
Oceanside, CA
Guidelines E, K & M

Everyone faces hardships in their life. When our client’s life was struck with a number of tragedies, he made an honest mistake and it almost cost him his career.

Our client’s background is that of a loyal and dedicated United States citizen. He joined the United States Navy in 1983 for a four year commitment where he fulfilled his entire commitment aboard the USS New Orleans LPH-11. Following his time in the Navy, our client went on to attend college and obtained a degree in Computer Technology before beginning work as a government contractor.

Our client has served over a decade with the US military and has spent more than 30 years working on computers for the US Government. He has always had a deep sense of loyalty to his country and has never done anything to expose classified information.

A few years ago, when our client was struck with a number of difficulties in his life, he began to break down and did not know where to turn. Both of his parents fell very ill with his mother being placed in an assisted living facility and his father falling into a deep depression and eventually succumbing to a heart attack. These hardships where followed by difficulties in our client’s marriage which led he and his wife to separating.

Amidst the emotional turmoil through which our client was struggling, he used his work computer to seek companionship on a website to meet foreign women seeking marriage. The website was recommended to him by several friends and as he and his wife were separated, he decided to try it. Despite the innocence of his actions, his workplace uncovered this information and accused him of using his computer to access pornographic websites. Although these were not websites of a sexual nature, our client’s judgement was still called into question.

Our client was soon shocked to receive a Statement of Reasons from the Department of Defense, citing allegations under Guideline E – Personal Conduct, Guideline K – Handling Protected Information, and Guideline M – Misuse of Information Technology, all due to this minor indiscretion. This was yet another hardship that our client faced in the midst of his already existing turmoil.

Rather than facing this battle alone, our client decided to retain the Edmunds Law Firm to represent him in his security clearance matter. After a thorough review of his case, the team at the Edmunds Law Firm used their over 41 years of experience to provide our client with a Response to SOR that ultimately mitigated the government’s concerns and allowed him to continue moving forward in his career.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
San Diego, CA
January 2020
Guideline E

Everyone makes mistakes, but sometimes a one-time incident can impact your future in ways you couldn’t imagine. When our client received a Statement of Reasons questioning his eligibility for access to classified information, he was at a loss. Our client used marijuana one time nearly a decade ago, and it almost cost him his security clearance.

Despite our client’s one-time foolish mistake, he is an individual of honor and integrity. He has an extensive career in civil service is currently serving as the head of the Command and Control Developmental Testing Center and Integration branch as well as the manager of the Maritime Tactical Command and Control project. He has served in many other civil positions and was also enlisted in the United States Marine Corps for five years.

Given all our client’s loyal service and years of protecting classified information, he was shaken when he received an SOR from the government, threatening to strip away his security clearance over a one-time incident in which our client used marijuana over eight years ago. Our client is not a regular marijuana user and does not have a history of drug usage.

When our client received his Statement of Reasons, our client retained the Edmunds Law Firm to help him with his Response to SOR and remove the weight of the situation from his shoulders. After working closely with our client to gather all the facts and evidence, we were able to lead our client to victory through the Response to SOR and he was able to maintain his security clearance.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Tampa, FL
January 2020
Guideline E – Personal Conduct and Guideline B – Foreign Influence (Iraq)

Our client was born in Iraq but moved to the United States to pursue his American dream in 2006. Upon his arrival in the States, he began working as an interpreter for the United States Army. In 2015, our client decided to further demonstrate his love and loyalty to the United States by enlisting as an active duty translator in the US Army.

In the Army, our client participated in a number of missions such as training Iraqi Armed Forces, working with high-profile individuals, tactical missions where some resulted in attacks in some of the most dangerous locations in Iraq. When our client was honorably discharged from the military in 2017, he went on to work in his current position as a linguist, continuing his strong desire to make a difference in the war on terror and do his part in keeping his country safe.

For over a decade, our client has been loyally serving the United States and has always protected classified information. He has clearly demonstrated his loyalty to the U.S. for a number of years and it came as a shock to our client when he received a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline E – Personal Conduct, Guideline F – Financial Considerations, and Guideline B – Foreign Influence, with most of their concerns surrounding our client’s contact with his family in Iraq. Given that our client went so far as to give up his Iraqi citizenship, proving his dedication to the United States, there should have been no question about his loyalty to his country.

After retaining the Edmunds Law Firm to help him with his Response to SOR, our client was able to mitigate the government’s concerns about his financial situation but the doubts about his loyalty to the United States remained. Our team continued to fight for our client when he chose to move forward with the Edmunds Law Firm to represent him at his DOHA Hearing. After providing even more exhibits and appearing before the judge, we were able to help our client prove the government wrong and allow him to keep his security clearance so he could continue serving the United States.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Alexandria, VA
January 2020
Guideline I

As a Department of Defense employee, our client works closely with classified and sensitive information on a daily basis, always treating her work carefully and acting in the best interest of the United States. She has an excellent employment record and has proven herself to be nothing but a loyal, honest and hardworking citizen of the United States. When our client received a Statement of Reasons full of unsubstantiated allegations under Guideline I – Psychological Conditions she was shocked.

Our client has a long history of both personal and academic excellence. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, America’s most prestigious honor society, and graduated Magna cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2000. After working as a Police Dispatcher for 15 months, our client went on to graduate school to obtain her Master’s degree as a part of the Trans-Atlantic Masters (TAM) program at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Our client traveled to Paris, France to study at l’Institut d’etudes Sciences-Politiques (Sciences Po).

During her time in France, she interned part-time for the U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Paris as our client has always had an interest in serving the United States. Her 2003 thesis, inspired by the September 11th attacks, examined how the U.S., France, and the United Kingdom work together to fight terrorism, as well as the challenges faced with security cooperation.

When our client returned to the United States upon her gradation, she continued to serve the United States when she began working as a Defense contractor at McNeil Technologies, Inc., deploying to Baghdad, Iraq in 2004. After her deployment, our client went on to work for the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Throughout her career with the DIA, our client has received numerous awards and recognitions and has traveled across the world in service of the United States. She has dealt with classified information for many years and has never jeopardized or exposed this information in any way, always carefully protecting the interests of the United States.

When our client began to experience a number of bizarre circumstances that she felt were a threat to her safety, she reported them. At one point, a man from a dating website began to pry heavily into the details of our client’s career and went so far as to inquire about the building our client worked in. Our client also had evidence that someone had entered into her home when she was not present at her abode. With these incidents and several others considered, our client felt as though she was unsafe and reported these incidents.

Rather than responding to our client’s concerns, the government issued a Statement of Reasons questioning our client’s ability to protect classified information on the basis of her alleged paranoia. Our client, an individual who has faithfully served the United States for many years, was shaken when she received the SOR.

Desperate for a solution, our client retained the Edmunds Law Firm to help her dismantle her complicated case and provide a written Response to SOR. After carefully studying our client’s case and gathering all the evidence, the team at the Edmunds Law Firm was able to prove our client’s stability and loyalty to the government and she was able to maintain her security clearance and continue to provide her services to the United States as she has done for many years.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Orlando, FL
December 2019
Guideline F

Our client has led a colorful life of many successes and achievements. He has demonstrated himself to be an honest, hardworking, loyal citizen of the United States. His career, personal, and academic achievements are outstanding and plentiful. Our client has always abided by U.S. law and has never put classified information in jeopardy. For this reason, our client was shocked when he received a Statement of Reasons from the government questioning his worthiness of a security clearance over financial issues that were going on in our client’s life at the time.

Our client is a native Floridian but has traveled the world for work. He has a PHD in Organization and Management along with two Master’s Degrees in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems. He has authored five books and has presented multiple times as a speaker on topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, and International Business.

Our client’s love of the United States inspired him to seek work at MacDill Air Force Base as a contractor teaching technical courses in Joint Communications. Our client sought to further provide himself as an asset to the United States through federal employment but hit a bump in the road when he received his Statement of Reasons. 

Several years ago, our client lost a position of high-paying employment through no fault of his own. During this period of unemployment, our client racked up some debts and was forced to file for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Despite his financial hardships, our client was able to find new employment and begin paying off his debts. Despite his dedication, the government still questioned his suitability for a security clearance.

Our client found the Edmunds Law Firm in his time of need to provide him with a Response to SOR in attempt to mitigate the Department of Defense’s concerns about his financial situation. Despite providing a slew of evidence that our client was repaying his debts, this was not enough. The government forced our client to appear before DOHA to prove his worthiness of access to classified information.

Luckily, our client did not have to stand alone. With the Edmunds Law Firm by his side, our client was able to find success after his hearing and he was granted the security clearance that he very much deserved.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Armed Forces Europe – Active Duty Military
December 2019
Guidelines E and F

After a complicated divorce and an incident of identity theft, our client was left in a tricky financial situation. When she was forced to declare bankruptcy, our client was in despair and was even further disappointed when she learned that her unfortunate financial situation impacted her ability to hold a security clearance.

Our client enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1980, marking the beginning of her nearly 40-year run of loyal service to her country. Throughout her multi-decade career, our client demonstrated herself to be an individual of excellence, high moral character, and outstanding work ethic. Her superiors constantly praised her performance and she was deployed several times in various locations across the globe, some of these employments being extended due to our client’s outstanding work ethic and performance.

When our client received a Statement of Reasons containing allegations surrounding her financial situation under Guideline E and Guideline F, our client was heartbroken. She deeply desired to continue her loyal service to the United States, but she could not do so without a security clearance. In order to save her security clearance and continue serving her beloved country, our client hired the Edmunds Law Firm to help her get her future back on track.

The best security clearance in the country and his team composed a written Response to SOR on our client’s behalf, explaining her side of the story and providing the government with a myriad of evidence that our client is a loyal, upstanding citizen who is more than deserving of access to classified and sensitive information. Our client’s case was favorably adjudicated, and she was able to continue her military service.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Warrenton, VA
December 2019
Guidelines K and M

After years of military service and a long career assisting the United States at a large information technology consulting firm, our client proved himself to be nothing but a loyal, hardworking citizen. Throughout his career, our client has been the recipient of many awards and promotions, providing outstanding performance in every aspect of his work.

When our client started his job at the consulting firm, it was a small company of about only 75 employees. Our client’s work helped to build the company to a large firm of over 500 employees. As our client did not have a computer at home, he used his work computer for both personal and professional responsibilities. This was not against company policy and his managers were fully aware of the nature of his computer usage.

When our client’s time at his workplace came to an end fifteen years later, he downloaded all of his personal documents from the computer onto a hard drive before returning the computer to the company so another employee would be able to use it. Our client, who thought he was in full compliance with all rules and regulations, was shocked when he was accused of misusing information technology and mishandling protected information.

When our client was issued a Statement of Reasons alleging these things under Guideline K and Guideline M, he could not comprehend why the government was questioning him over innocent actions that were carried out in good faith. Our client was frustrated, especially given his long history of loyal service to the United States.

Aware that he could not face this battle alone, our client retained the Edmunds Law Firm, home to the best security clearance attorney in the country, to assist him with his case. The firm drafted a written Response to SOR, respectfully explaining our client’s side of the story and demonstrating his innocence and ability to protect classified information. Because of our client’s choice to hire the Edmunds Law Firm, he was able to prove the government wrong and keep his security clearance.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Cheltenham, MD
December 2019
Guidelines E, H and J 

Everyone makes mistakes from time to time. Although our client is a model citizen and a man of integrity, he made a poor choice in a moment of despair but never imagined the impact that it could have on his security clearance. 

Our client was born as the eldest of two children to a single mother. This forced our client to grow up quickly, acting as “man of the house” in his father’s absence. This instilled a sense of responsibility and loyalty in our client from an early age, encouraging him to be honest and hardworking. He excelled academically throughout high school while simultaneously working a part-time job to help support his mother financially.

During his junior year of high school, our client joined the U.S. Army Reserves and quickly became platoon leader despite being the youngest enlistee in training. After high school, our client enlisted for active duty in the U.S. Army. Throughout his military career, our client proved himself as an asset to his country and rose to the rank of Sergeant, a role which his innate leadership allowed him to take the challenge head-on.

Upon his Honorable discharge from the Army, our client moved to Washington DC and pursed a post- secondary degree. During his time in college, he worked the night-shift as a security guard. When he graduated with his degree in Cyber Security, he accepted a position with the Navy working to create advancements in technology with his team at NAVSEA.

In 2013, the unthinkable occurred when a shooting occurred at the Washington Naval Yard and five of our client’s team members were killed. This tragedy shook our client deeply, traumatizing him emotionally. On the anniversary of the shooting, our client smoked marijuana with a friend to help him cope with the tragedy that occurred. He made the same mistake again when he learned that his wife of 16 years wanted a divorce.

These two isolated incidents prompted the government to issue our client a Statement of Reasons due to his mistakes, questioning his ability to protect classified information on the basis of the allegations. Our client was heartbroken as he is not a marijuana user and has demonstrated his loyalty to the United States throughout his entire life.

When our client found the Edmunds Law Firm, he knew he was in good hands. The team at the Edmunds Law Firm provided a written Response to SOR coupled with several strong exhibits, showing that the government’s allegations were unwarranted and that our client was more than deserving of access to classified information.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
December 2019
La Jolla, CA
Guideline F 

When our client was accused of Structuring during an Office of Personnel OPM) interview, she was shocked. When she was confronted with various transactions between her family’s bank accounts, she explained to investigators that her husband had been transferring money between accounts without her knowledge. Despite the fact that the situation was out of her control, our client was still issued a Statement of Reasons and her security clearance was in jeopardy.

Our client has demonstrated her loyalty to the United States for many years through her work as a civilian contractor under the United States Navy. For over a decade, our client has served in several positions with the Navy in various sectors. She has worked with the Space Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, the Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Pacific, and the Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific. Our client has excelled in her career and has received many awards and certifications for her hard work.

Given our client’s high moral character and outstanding work performance history, she was disheartened when her worthiness of a security clearance was called into question by the Department of Defense over a situation that she was not privy to and that was completely beyond her control. Especially given the fact that her husband’s transactions were completely legal and in good faith, she was disappointed and desperate for a solution.

When our client retained the Edmunds Law Firm to write her Response to Statement of Reasons, the team used their over 41 years of experience to gather all the evidence necessary to prove our client’s innocence, high moral character, and loyalty to the United States. The Response to SOR mitigated the government’s concerns about our client’s financial situation and her case was favorably adjudicated, allowing her to keep her security clearance and continue to serve her country.

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Guideline F
December 2019

When our client uncovered financial information that her husband had been hiding from her for years, she was shocked. Amidst the turmoil of this information being revealed, our client was hit with another blow when she received a Statement of Reasons questioning her worthiness of a security clearance over a financial situation that was completely out of her control.

Our client was born in India but has been a citizen of the United States since 1990 when she decided to move stateside to pursue the American dream. She began a career at General Dynamics as an engineer and has received multiple awards and recognitions throughout her employment recognizing her accomplishments and outstanding performance. Our client has been a model citizen of the United States, loyally serving her country through her work and striving to be the best that she can be. Our client is a hardworking individual who has demonstrated nothing but trustworthiness and integrity through both her work and her lifestyle.

Our client met and married her husband, also an Indian native who is a citizen of the United States, after she moved to the USA. As both individuals were raised within the culture of India, their marriage was modeled after traditional Indian marriage standards. Our client’s husband, considered the head of the household, was in charge of all the family’s finances with our client not being involved when it came to money. Much to our client’s shock and disappointment, she learned that her husband suffered from severe alcoholism and had fallen far behind on debt repayments. He had hidden his alcoholism from her for many years, and as a result of his condition he became very lackadaisical with the household finances.

Our client’s heartbreak was multiplied when the Department of Defense issued her an SOR full of financial allegations over which she had no control. When she responded to the SOR in writing, the government’s concerns were not mitigated, and our client was forced to appear before a DOHA judge to defend her case. Unable to fight alone, our client found the Edmunds Law Firm in her time of need. With over 41 years of experience, Attorney Edmunds and his team were able to stand alongside our client, supporting her throughout the stressful process. After months of preparation, our client appeared before DOHA with the Edmunds Law Firm by her side. After proving to the government that she was willing and able to pay off her debts, her case was favorably adjudicated, and she was able to maintain her security clearance.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Guideline F
Miami, Florida
December 2019

Everyone faces financial hardships at some point. For many Americans, debts are a routine part of life. Our client was stunned when she received a Statement of Reasons from the Department of Defense citing concerns for her financial situation. She never imagined that a few little debts would put her security clearance in jeopardy.

Our client was born into a family of hardworking United States citizen who served in the military, instilling a sense of loyalty to her country in our client from birth. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree, our client worked in many security-related jobs, always protecting classified information and loyally serving her country. Our client has always demonstrated herself to be a trustworthy, reliable individual of high moral character and good judgement.

It came as a shock to our client when she received an SOR questioning her worthiness of a security clearance over four simple debts on her credit report. One of her debts was her mortgage, and the other three debts were small fees that amounted to less than $300. Our client was confused as to why the government was questioning her ability to protect classified information over such trivial things. Unsure of how to move forward on her own, she found and retained the Edmunds Law Firm to lift the burden of the situation off her shoulders. After thorough analysis of our client’s case, the team at the Edmunds Law Firm used their over 41 years of experience to write a Response to Statement of Reasons that used evidence to demonstrate our client’s trustworthiness, reliability, and good judgement, along with her willingness and ability to pay off her debts. When her written response was submitted, the government saw our client’s loyalty to the United States and ultimately granted her a security clearance.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Guidelines D, G, H & J
Baltimore, MD
November 2019

When our client got behind the wheel after having two drinks, he had no idea that he was above the legal limit or that this act would jeopardize his security clearance.

Our client was born in our nation’s capital in 1969. Growing up, he was always interested in learning, fascinated by computers and technology from an early age. Our client participating in a summer computer take-home program with his middle school for two years in a row, read countless books about programming and learned everything he could in the subject. Throughout high school, he took all of the offered computer courses and began to teach himself coding. Our client’s love of technology led him to pursue a higher education at RETS Electronics School in Baltimore. His education and focus on electronics brought him to a career with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (formerly known as the David Taylor Research & Development Center) as an electronics technician after his college graduation in 1989.

After decades of service under the U.S. Navy, our client has proven himself to be a dedicated and trustworthy individual. Unfortunately, our client made a mistake one night by getting behind the wheel after having two drinks. Although he felt completely sober, he ended up being pulled over that evening and failed a field sobriety test and was given a DUI. Given that our client had always abided by the law and prided himself on adhering to rules and regulations, he was deeply ashamed. This situation along with a minor, one-time incident in which explicit images were sent to a female friend, resulted in the Department of Defense issuing our client a Statement of Reasons citing concerns for his reliability, trustworthiness, and good judgment. Our client was shocked as this SOR did not arrive until four years after the DUI incident. Luckily, our client found the Edmunds Law Firm in his time of need and the best security clearance attorney in the country prepared a written Response to SOR on our client’s behalf, arguing that our client was a hardworking, honest individual whose security clearance should not be stripped. Because of his decision to release this burden onto the Edmunds Law Firm, our client’s case was favorably adjudicated, and he was able to keep his security clearance.

Don’t let a few simple mistakes ruin your future. Call 800.481.2526 to reach the Edmunds Law Firm today so we can help you keep your security clearance.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Guideline F
San Diego, CA
November 2019

Identity theft impacts millions of Americans each year. Our client was one of the many individuals that struggled with this, but she never imagined that her future might be thrown away over a financial situation that was out of her control.

Our client was born in San Diego. As a very active young woman, throughout school our client ran track and did gymnastics along with playing volleyball and basketball. Upon her graduation, our client married her high school sweetheart, a Marine, and the pair had two children. Tragically, one of our client’s children was murdered while he was only in high school. Despite the earth-shattering tragedy, our client pushed through her grief and continued her career. She has worked as a contractor for the US Navy since 1990, putting in almost thirty years of service to the United States.

When fraudulent purchases were made in our client’s name after her identity was stolen, she had no idea that this unfortunate situation might impact her security clearance. When she received a Statement of Reasons showing a credit bureau report table primarily full of charges for which she was not responsible, she quickly retained the Edmunds Law Firm to help her fight to keep her security clearance. Our client provided us with all the evidence of her unfortunate identity theft and the team composed a Response to SOR using our client’s evidence along with several glowing letters of recommendation from her friends and family to show the Department of Defense that their concerns about our client’s reliability, trustworthiness and good judgement were completely unwarranted. Through this hard work, the government realized our client’s true character and favorably adjudicated her case.

Although having your security clearance in jeopardy is a very stressful situation, the Edmunds Law Firm can help you fight for your future. Call today at 800.481.2526 to talk about how we can get your career back on track.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Guidelines E, F, H & J
San Diego, CA
November 2019

College is a time during which many young adults are finding themselves. Many individuals make mistakes during this learning process. Most of these mistakes are trivial and easy to grow from. Our client was one of the many college students that hit a few bumps in the road on his journey to adulthood, and it almost cost him his security clearance.

Our client was born in California in 1977, the grandson of a WWII solider who survived the 3rd wave invasion on Normandy on D-Day. Our client excelled academically and in sports throughout his years in school, playing both varsity soccer and baseball by the time he was a high school sophomore and played soccer all throughout college. After college, our client had multiple offers to play professional soccer but opted instead to enter the workforce.

Although our client never enlisted in the United States military, he has shown his loyalty his country by providing over a decade of civil service. When our client received a Statement of Reasons from the Department of Defense citing concerns primarily for his marijuana use in college coupled with a few debts that were already paid off. When out client found the Edmunds Law Firm, the weight of the world had been lifted off his shoulders when the best security clearance in the country took the burden of providing a Response to SOR off our client’s plate. After thorough research into our client’s case and gathering all the evidence, the team was able to successfully mitigate the government’s concerns and lead our client to victory as he was able to keep his security clearance.

Don’t let minor mistakes made in college bring your career to a screeching halt. Call 800.481.2526 today to reach the Edmunds Law Firm to talk about any security clearance issues you may be having.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Guideline F
Oceanside, CA
November 2019

For most American citizens, mortgage debt is a normal part of life. Our client never anticipated that his might cost him his security clearance. 

Our client was adopted by his parents when he was only a year old. He was raised between Montana and Minnesota for the first few years of his life until his family relocated overseas to perform missionary work. The family resided in France and Madagascar. Our client’s family eventually moved back to the United States. Upon his high school graduation, our client worked with his family in the construction industry. It was when he met a Hospital Corpsman in the Marines that he decided to take his love for the United States to the next level by joining the military.

Our client attended Hospital Corps school and obtained substantial training in the medical field. Our client has been deployed on multiple occasions to locations such as Kuwait, Iraq, and Japan. Our client maintained excellent performance evaluations, serving the United States honorably, day in and day out.

In 2008, our client began to experience financial struggles when his family had to relocate to Japan for the military. Prior to this move, his family was very comfortable financially and had no issues repaying their debts. When they were forced to relocate, the cost of living went up, their housing funds went down, and his wife was not able to find employment in Japan. With all of these factors combined, our client fell slightly behind on his mortgage payments. He continued to pay his debts to the best of his ability but struggled along the way.

Our client was disheartened to receive a Statement of Reasons from the Department of Defense citing concerns regarding his financial situation, questioning his worthiness of a security clearance, despite his years of honorable military service. Scrambling for a solution, our client retained the Edmunds Law Firm to help him with his written Response to SOR. With over 41 years of experience, the best security clearance attorney in the country and his team were able to provide our client with a written response that successfully mitigated the government’s concerns and he was granted a security clearance, allowing him to propel his career forward.

If, like our client, your security clearance is in jeopardy over a couple of debts, do not hesitate to contact the Edmunds Law Firm immediately at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help you.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Active Duty Military
Guidelines E, F & J
November 2019

Our client never imagined that a few unpaid debts and some minor traffic infractions might cost him his security clearance.

Our client was born in New Jersey in 1987. Despite the hardships he faced by being raised by a single mother, our client excelled academically and in sports all throughout his schooling years. He learned the importance of hard work from a very early age as he began his first job at age 12 as a sweeper at his local barber shop.

In 2005, our client joined the United States Navy. Our client credits his father and grandfather for sparking his interest in joining the military. From a young age, our client was fascinated by the military and knew he wanted to join the Navy and serve his country. Our client has served aboard three ships and several shore installations. Our client has served honorably and loyally for nearly fifteen years, proving himself to be a trustworthy citizen of the United States.

After many years of honorable military service, our client was devastated to receive a Statement of Reasons from the Department of Defense, questioning his worthiness of a security clearance over a few debts and minor traffic violations. Given that our client has served his country faithfully for many years, he was at a loss and could not understand why the government would question his ability to protect classified information. Our client provided a written response to the government in attempt to mitigate their concerns, but even after he made the effort to give his side of the story and provide an array of exhibits in his own defense, the government shut him down yet again and refused to grant him a clearance.

After yet another devastating blow, our client found the Edmunds Law Firm and retained the best security clearance lawyer in the country to represent him at his DOHA hearing. With over 41 years of experience, the team at the Edmunds Law Firm helped our client by gathering all the evidence and appearing before DOHA, showing the government that our client is a hardworking, trustworthy individual. After a lengthy, tumultuous process, our client achieved victory and was granted the security clearance that he deserved.

Don’t let years of honorable military service go down the drain over petty allegations. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at (571) 527-9925 so we can fight alongside you, all the way to victory.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Guidelines E and J
Victory from Response to Statement of Reasons
Waldorf, Maryland
November 2019

When our client received a Statement of Reasons from the Department of Defense questioning her personal conduct based on false allegations made by her former workplace, she was floored. Thankfully, with the help of the best security clearance attorney in the country, our client was able to push back by proving the government wrong and was able to find her way to victory.

Our client was born in Guyana but immigrated to the United States in 1983 at the age of 18 to live with her father and his family in New York. Upon her arrival, our client began working at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City on the stock exchange floor as a runner. In 1985, our client decided to enlist in the United States Air Force and began her military career. Our client culminated over two decades of honorable service to the military, showing her loyalty and dedication to the United States.

After her retirement from the Air Force, our client began working for the government as a federal contractor. Our client has worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, KMS Solutions, Defense Intelligence Agency, and more. Our client has dedicated the vast majority of her living to serving the United States as a loyal, hardworking citizen.

When our client parted ways from a former employer to move on to a new adventure in her career, she was informed that she was eligible for rehire and the resignation was very much amicable. She never imagined that a full year after she resigned from her former place of employment that the employer would accuse her of timecard fraud. Our client has never once fraudulently logged her time, and the former employer never said anything about it to her while she was employed with them. Even in the year after her resignation, there was no communication to our client from her former employer that suggested she did anything of this nature. It was only when she was going through the security clearance process that she learned of this information. Shocked, our client quickly retained the Edmunds Law Firm to help her defend herself by responding to the Statement of Reasons issued by the Department of Defense. With the assistance of the team at the Edmunds Law Firm, our client was able to keep her security clearance and continue to thrive in her career.

To follow in the footsteps of our client and achieve victory, contact the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help you.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Guideline B – Foreign Influence – Taiwan
November 2019

Our client never imagined that simply having distant relatives residing outside the United States would cause the Department of Defense to question his worthiness of a security clearance.

Our client was born in the state of Illinois to two immigrant parents from Taiwan. Our client’s father brought the family over to the United States so that he could pursue his PhD at Buffalo University in New York. Our client excelled academically all throughout his youth, a member of the National Honor Society and a SEED (Students Exploring and Expressing Diversity) club. Our client also thrived in sports, playing baseball throughout his childhood and high school days.

Our client enrolled at Purdue University upon his high school graduation to study Computer Science.  After his graduation, our client began working in software programming for Baron Services, where he was employed for many years. Our client has worked on numerous important projects for his company and has assisted the National Weather Service with projects as well, always diligent and hardworking.

When our client was given a job offer by a prestigious defense contractor as an engineer, he applied for the required security clearance and was devastated to receive a Statement of Reasons questioning his worthiness of a security clearance on the basis of Guideline B: Foreign Influence. Because our client has in-laws in Taiwan, the Department of Defense cited concerns with foreign influence and did not grant him a security clearance. Our client provided the government with a written response which failed to mitigate the concerns listed in the SOR, leaving our client at a loss. Thankfully, our client acted quickly and sought help from the Edmunds Law Firm where the best security clearance attorney in the country, Alan V. Edmunds, was able to represent our client at his DOHA Hearing, using his over 41 years of experience to lead our client to victory and get him the security clearance that he deserved.

Don’t let petty concerns such as foreign relatives stand in the way of your bright future. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 so that our team can help you reach your full potential by leading you to a security clearance victory.

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Vails Gate, New York
Victory from Written Response
October 2019

Our client was shocked when he was stripped of his ICE firearms and credentials after an unlawful arrest. Luckily, with the help of the Edmunds Law Firm, he was able to get his career back on track.

Our client, a Deportation Officer for ICE, has served the United States loyally for many years. He has proven himself to be a dedicated, hardworking individual who is completely trustworthy. Taking all of this into consideration, our client was surprised to have his credentials stripped after an incident that was completely out of his control.

One Sunday evening our client was driving in New York with a friend when the pair noticed an individual walking on the street who appeared to be confused and under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Being the caring individual that he is, our client rolled down his window and approached to check up on the young woman, who appeared to be between the ages of 15 and 23.  When our client asked if she was okay, the woman did not reply. Our client then disclosed his credentials as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer so that the woman would understand he was simply trying to help her. The woman informed him that she was fine, and our client continued on his drive, thinking nothing of the situation.

A short time later, while our client was still on the road, he noticed a police car following him. The officer did not attempt to pull him over, but turned on his red lights and slowed down, staring at our client. Our client thought that the police might have been looking for him surrounding the incident with the woman that happened earlier that evening. Our client rolled down his window to see if the officer was looking for his vehicle to explain the earlier situation. Our client showed the officer three forms of ID and asked the officer for the whereabouts of the nearest police station so he could discuss the incident with a high-ranking official. Our client went on his way to the police station, but on the way, the same officer attempted to pull him over. Our client was very close to the police station at that time, so he pulled into the station with the office following. The officer stated that our client was told to stop, and he didn’t, but our client respectfully disagreed with the officer.

Our client entered into the police station and while he was waiting to speak with high-ranking officials about the incident, he was continually harassed by the aforementioned officer who made comments about his position as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer. The Sergeant on duty came out and attempted to diffuse the situation, but when the Lieutenant came out, he placed our client in handcuffs and took his firearm as if he were a criminal.

The arrest was unlawful, and our client was not properly detained. Our client’s firearms and credentials were taken away and he was forced into an interview room where he was held for 30-40 minutes before the handcuffs were finally removed. When our client was finally released, he immediately contacted his supervisor about the incident and explained it to him in full detail.

Our client attempted to be a good Samaritan and was placed into a very unfortunate situation because of his kind heart. Shortly after the incident, our client received a Notice of Suspension of Firearms and Credentials from ICE. Our client was stirred when he received this notice, but he quickly retained the Edmunds Law Firm to help him resolve his matter.

With the assistance of Alan Edmunds, the best security clearance attorney in the country, and his team, our client was led to victory through a written response to the notice. Attorney Edmunds and his team were able to show ICE our client’s true intentions and demonstrate his character of high morals, dedication and loyalty.

Don’t let an unlawful arrest stand in the way of your career. Call 800.481.2526 to reach the Edmunds Law Firm and find out how we can help you get your life back on track.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Guideline J
Washington DC
October 2019

False allegations can not only destroy one’s reputation, but also one’s career.

Our client was raised in North Carolina. Our client was brought up by loving parents who raised him in church, instilling a faith in our client from a young age. When our client completed high school, he took a summer job in Denali, Alaska working in a lodge for Princess Cruises. During his time in Alaska, our client was introduced to many military members and veterans who were vacationing. This inspired our client to join the United States Air Force when he returned to North Carolina after that summer. Our client enlisted as a Combat Control candidate and spent an intensive two and a half years in a special operations pipeline being trained on communications and maintenance, demolitions, airborne operations, underwater operations, assault zones, and was certified as an air traffic controller.

Upon graduation, our client was assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron (STS) where he received numerous upgraded titles including Rope Master and Cast Master, along with completing two combat deployments and receiving bronze stars – the fourth highest achievement in a warzone – for both. Applicant was the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions and was promoted to the rank of E-5 after just five years of military service.

It is clear that our client is a trustworthy, hardworking individual who loves the United States and takes his security clearance very seriously. Unfortunately, our client found himself in circumstances that were out of his control and it almost cost him his career.

Our client went out with his two roommates one evening for a few drinks shortly after he separated from his spouse. While they were out, our client and his roommates were introduced to three females who all returned to our client’s home with our client and his roommates. The group continued to socialize and drink at the home and the women decided to stay overnight. The next morning, one of the females accused our client of sexual assault. Despite both the woman’s friends and our client’s friends checking up on the pair throughout the night and reporting no signs of any unusual activity, our client was accused of sexual assault.

As an honorable, trustworthy man, our client was shocked to learn of these allegations. Our client would never do such a thing and was devastated by these false allegations. Shortly after these allegations were made, our client was confronted by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) who questioned him about the allegations. Despite his innocence, our client was eventually charged with sexual assault and making a false statement. The charges were referred to an Article 32 hearing where the complainant’s testimony was found to be inconsistent with her previous statements to OSI and the Article 32 hearing officer raised doubts about the complainant’s veracity or recollection of events. Applicant submitted a request to be discharged in lieu of trial by court martial and was discharged from the Air Force in 2015.

When our client received a Statement of Reasons from the Department of Defense, he responded to it himself and the writing failed to mitigate the government’s concerns. Desperate for help, our client decided to work with the best security clearance in the country at The Edmunds Law Firm for his hearing before DOHA. Attorney Edmunds and his team worked alongside our client to prepare for the hearing. At the hearing, the Edmunds Law Firm fought for our client, proving his innocence and worthiness of a security clearance, leading him to a favorable decision from the government.

Do not let false allegations stand in the way of your security clearance eligibility. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help you get your career back on track.

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Department of the Army
Victory from Response to SOR
Guidelines E & I
Fort McCoy, WI
October 2019

Who would think that something as minor as situational anxiety would threaten a security clearance?

Our client’s love and passion for the United States started early in his life as he began serving our country through the Army Reserves upon his high school graduation. Our client has been deployed in Iraq and has been assigned to seven (7) units, Combat Support Hospital, four (4) Civil Affairs, a Military Intelligence Unit, and the Medical Readiness Training Command. He has completed multiple training courses and is currently a team sergeant and Non-Medical Commissioned Officer (NCO). Our client has spent most of his life serving the United States day in and day out, proving himself to be nothing but a hardworking, dedicated and trustworthy individual.

When our client went through a tragic divorce from an unfaithful spouse during college, he was put on anti-depressants to help him manage the situational stress and anxiety surrounding the event. Despite his hardships, our client handled the separation remarkably well and continued to thrive, even starting a new relationship in the process of his divorce. Our client was shocked to receive a Statement of Reasons citing concerns for his anxiety and his for having a relationship while still married – even though his new relationship began well after he was separated from his first wife.

Our client quickly retained the Edmunds Law Firm. With over 41 years of experience, Attorney Alan Edmunds and his team were able to lead our client to the victory he deserved through a Response to Statement of Reasons.

Do not let years of hard work and dedication be swept away over something as minor as anxiety. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today to find out how we can help lead you to victory and keep your security clearance.
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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline B
Homestead, FL
October 2019

When our client began having casual exchanges with a contact in South Africa via Facebook Messenger, he never imagined that these innocent conversations would jeopardize his security clearance.
Born in our nation’s capital and raised in the state of Maryland, our client began his journey with the US Army in 1977 upon his graduation from high school. Applicant traveled the world with the Army, earning several medals and recognitions along the way such as the Good Conduct Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Army Commendation Medal, and more. Our client has had a passion for serving his country his entire life, living every day for the United States.

Even after he was honorably discharged in 1981, our client volunteered to join the US Army Reserve 5th Physiological Group, where his work performance earned him another award – the Army Achievement Medal – in 1983. After going back to college and obtaining his degree in 1988, Applicant once again returned to the Army as an Electronics Engineer for the Army’s Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center (USAARDEC) where he worked on weapons training systems hardware and software, weapons systems and various other projects. During the ten (10) years our client spent with USAARDEC, he was sent to the middle east as a part of Operation Desert Storm and earned several more awards/recognitions. To this day, Applicant still works with the US Army, serving his country day in and day out.

Given Applicant’s hard work and dedication to the United States for over four decades, he was shocked when he received a Statement of Reasons (SOR) calling his reliability, trustworthiness, and good judgment into question. The applicant had occasional conversations with a professional contact in South Africa via Facebook Messenger that the government called into question under Guideline B: Foreign Influence. With the help of the best security clearance attorney at the Edmunds Law Firm, our client was able to maintain his security clearance when Attorney Mark Myers and his team prepared a Response to SOR that successfully mitigated the government’s concerns regarding our client’s foreign contact.

Don’t let your career fall apart over simple conversations with a foreign friend. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 to save your security clearance.
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October 2019
Texas
Victory From Written Response
Guideline H: Drug Involvement
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Country of Interest Bahrain

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice from the CAF that a Written Response to SOR was reviewed and was sufficient to grant a Security Clearance to the Applicant. It is  very difficult to win a Clearance with the Written Response only – yet The Edmunds Law Firm does this often. This results in a huge savings of time and money for our clients.

In this case, there were several allegations about drug use. The drug in question was marijuana.  The allegations included multiple drug use and using while holding a Security Clearance. Upon the advice of his attorney the applicant took drug tests, stopped associating with his former friends and took other important steps.

The Response to SOR was over 25 pages long. The Edmunds Law Firm also submitted a Legal Brief.  Other allegations included Foreign Influence.  Our client, while deployed in Bahrain, paid a prostitute for sexual services. Attorney Edmunds who is this country’s expert in Security Clearance cases – made a strong argument in mitigation. The Clearance was granted. Call us at 800.481.2526  and let our staff of experts help you. We  have deployed Active Duty Military and Civilian DoD Contractors around the world that rely on our help.  Your career is too important. WE save careers and we know how to win.

October 2019
Arlington, VA
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Country of Interest: Sudan and Saudi Arabia

Attorney Edmunds appeared for the firm at a formal Security Clearance Appeal before an Administrative Judge. The case involved a 62-year-old applicant who was from Sudan and had contacts with Saudi Arabia. He was granted asylum in the United States in 1988.  He is married with four children and had immigrated to the United States on a student visa in 1983. He is employed overseas as a Linguist.

One of the witnesses called the applicant, “a trusted linguist and loyal asses too the team.” He has personally sacrificed and “ put himself in harm’s way in support of U.S. forces – sometimes coming under hostile fire.  One commander called him,”the best cultural advisor and linguist that ever worked for him…”

Attorney Edmunds called witnesses and introduced 22 exhibits into evidence. Attorney Edmunds is nationally a nationally known expert in Security Clearance Applications. He has appeared on national television and is often called upon to render “expert” opinions.  He represents both Active Duty Military and Civilian DoD Contractors deployed around the globe.

If you have questions about your Clearance call Alan Edmunds 800 481 2526 today. If you or a co-worker need help with a Response to SOR; or Security Clearance Appeal call the experts at The Edmunds Law Firm we have offices across the country.   #ARMY  #SECURITYCLEARANCELAWYER  #NAVY #DOHALAWYER  #BESTSECURITYCLEARANCELAWYER #SANDIEGOSECURITYCLEARANCELAWYER #NORFOLKSECURITYCLEARANCELAWYER

October 2019
Clearance Victory Following Hearing
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Memphis, TN

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision following a contested Security Clearance Hearing that was held in Memphis Tn. The case involved allegations of Personal Conduct – failure to provide honest answers to drug use within the past 7 years and failure to provide honest answers on the EQUIP …

“Have you EVER used drugs.”

The Applicant was represented by Attorney Mark Meyers for The Edmunds Law Firm. Attorney Myers is retired military and also helps clients in the area of MSPB, The applicant had used marijuana several years ago. The government had alleged that she  had also failed to disclose other drug use in her life on the SF 86.

What was interesting about this case is that the Applicant had initially waived her right to a Hearing. This is a major mistake that people make according to Attorney Edmunds. Alan Edmunds is this country’s leading Security Clearance Lawyer. The Edmunds Law Firm immediately contacted the Chief Judge and requested a Formal Security Clearance Hearing.

Attorney Myers showed the Applicant had had a Clearance for the last ten years without any incidents. Applicant testified that she met a man who was a bad influence. He asked her to try marijuana which she did. At the Hearing she testified that she was no longer dating that individual.  Attorney  Myers argued the whole person concept”. He also introduced numerous exhibits that  mitigated the government concerns. The judge accepted Attorney Myers arguments and granted the Clearance.

If you have a Security Clearance Denial call us at 800.481.2526 immediately.  If you need help with a Response to SOR – please call us. #SECURITYCLEARANCELAWYER

October 2019
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Country of Concern: Bangladesh
Arlington, VA

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision following a formal Hearing on a national security clearance case that was heard in Arlington, VA. What makes this case so special is that the applicant tried to do the Hearing herself. After the Hearing was completed she felt terrible with her performance in the courtroom and asked  Attorney Alan Edmunds to reopen the case and furnish evidence she had missed. She also requested Attorney Edmunds to make written closing arguments.
 Alan Edmunds quickly made a written request to re-open the Hearing which the judge granted. Evidence was gathered and a closing argument was drafted and submitted to the court.
The facts are interesting.  The Applicant is  a 50-year-old , married female who came to the United States from Bangladesh. She  had received money from her family and had visited Bangladesh on an infrequent basis due to a health problem with her father. The government also raised a concern with a property she had in Bangladesh where her elderly father lived.
The Edmunds Law Firms helps Active Duty Military and Civilian DoD Contractors deployed around the globe. Attorney Edmunds Has tried over 1000 Security Clearance Hearings with numerous Federal Agencies(CIA, FBI, NSA, DOE, DOHA,  DHS, DIA, NGA).  If you need help with a Response to SOR or a Security Clearance Denial or even a Security Clearance Hearing – call Mr. Edmunds at 800.481.2526.  Don’t risk your career – call us today. #LINGUIST , #ARMY, #SECURITYCLEARANCEAPPEAL, #SECURITYCLEARANCELAWYER

October 2019
Victory Following Hearing
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Country of Concern: Sudan
Arlington, VA

Attorney Alan Edmunds took this case to court and litigated the allegations in the SOR ( Statement of Reasons), at a formal Security Clearance Hearing. Attorney Edmunds, this country’s leading Security Clearance Lawyer, has litigated over 1000 Hearings across the United States.
In this case, the applicant  was from Sudan. He is age 62 and has family including his wife and 4 children living in the United States. He is a Linguist who performed his job in war zones and often exposed to dangerous conditions. Applicant’s mother-in-law is a citizen and resident of Sudan. She is elderly and in poor health. Attorney Edmunds showed during the trial that the Applicant is active in his community and that he volunteers at his church. Attorney Edmunds also introduced evidence that showed the applicant has been in the United States for over 35 years.
Alan Edmunds won this case. Our client kept his job. If you need help with a Response to SOR: Security Clearance Appeal or Security Clearance Hearing – call us 800 481 2526.  #ARMY ;#SecurityClearanceAttorney

October 2019
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Country Of Interest: Iraq
Hampton, VA

Attorney Alan Edmunds took this DoD Security Clearance case to trial. The case was litigated with a DOHA Attorney and included numerous documentary exhibits, witness testimony and mitigation about the “Whole Person Concept” as presented by Alan Edmunds. Attorney Edmunds has tried over 1000 Security Clearance Appeals in court. He has a reputation as a fierce litigator. In short, he loves the courtroom. He is often referred to as “The Best Security Clearance Lawyer” in the country.

This case was one that Attorney Edmunds spent considerable time to present a strong case of mitigation. The Applicant was an 83 yr old man who was a Linguist for the U.S. Military. He supported the U.S, Marine Corp in Iraq. He also worked as a linguist in Jordan. He became a U.S. citizen in 2013. He also served in the Iraqi military as an officer – he retired in 1984 He had relatives in Iraq.

This case was won because of the loyalty that the client has for the United States and his service to the U.S. military for over 20 years. He also had fantastic U.S.military officers who provided written statements about the performance of the Applicant.

If you have a Security Clearance Denial or questions call Alan Edmunds at 800 481 2526. If you need help with SF 86 Preparation; Response to SOR; Response to Notice of Intent: or representation at a Security Clearance Hearing – call us now. WE have over 45 years of experience – saving careers and winning for our clients. Active Duty Military – call us for a special discount.

October 2019
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Iraq: Country Of Interest
Woodland Hills, California

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision following trial on a case that involved a Linguist from Iraq. The government alleged that his relatives still living in Iraq were a concern and created a “risk to national security”.
The client is age 35, divorced with 3 children. He worked with various military units in Iraq and now works in Jordan. He immigrated to the U.S. under Special Immigrant Visa.

The Trial went very well because the experts at The Edmunds Law Firm had prepared the client for testimony. He answered the government questions with confidence and was comfortable on the witness stand.

Numerous exhibits were prepared and entered into evidence. The attorney from the Firm called other witnesses and made arguments including the “Whole Person Concept”. The Edmunds Law Firm does SOR Responses, and Security Clearance Appeals, Attorney Alan Edmunds is this country’s leading Security Clearance Lawyer. He has appeared on national television as a Subject Matter Expert. He can be reached at 800.481.2526.

If you have Clearance questions – call us today. Your career is important and we value your business. Both Active Duty Military and Civilian Contractors use The Edmunds Law Firm. Alan does a lot of work for Army active duty deployed around the globe.

September 2019
IRAN – County of Interest
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
San Diego, California

The Edmunds Law Firm helps clients from around the world. We are very successful with clients from the Middle East. Attorney Edmunds is well known in Iraq and Afghanistan with Military Linguists. In this case, our client had family and business dealings in Iran. He had close relatives in Iran, property holdings and bank accounts in Iran.

Our client was also cited for falsified material facts on his Electronic Questionnaire. ( e-QIP). The government alleged that he lied about his relatives’ work and his property holdings in Iran. The ownership of land and buildings was a large part of government concerns.

The Firm produced a Trial Notebook with numerous exhibits. We took testimony from several witnesses. The case was argued by one of the many qualified attorneys from the Firm. We are Security Clearance Lawyers for both Active Duty Military and Contractors deployed around the globe. If you need to Respond to SOR, or need an attorney for a Security Clearance Hearing – please call us at 800 481 2526

Attorney Alan Edmunds has tried over 1000 Security Clearance matters across the country. He has been interviewed on national T.V. and appears as a subject matter expert in national magazines. He is often referred to as ” The Best Security Clearance Lawyer‘ in the country. Your career and job are important – call our experts today and let’s save your Clearance.
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September 2019
Waldorf, Maryland
DONCAF
Guideline E: Personal Conduct

This is a victory resulting from a Written Response to SOR. Our client did not have to go to trial and incur the expense of costly litigation. The Written Response to SOR was over 35 pages in length. Our staff of experts spent considerable time with our client drafting a powerful Response to SOR. Of ten some attorneys want to charge large fees for litigation when it may not be needed.

In this case, our client had problems at work. He was written up for poor performance, being late for work and not completing projects on time. Our job in preparing the Formal Response to SOR – was to mitigate the government concerns.

WE were successful and our client kept his Clearance and his job. Attorney Alan Edmunds has over 40 years of Security Clearance experience. The Firm has offices across the United States to serve our clients. We work 24/7 for our clients deployed around the globe Our attorneys are experts. We are Security Clearance Lawyers and appear before all Federal Agencies. If you have cases before DOHA, CIA, FBI, NGA, NRO, NSA to name a few – call us 800 481 2526.

September 2019
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
ORLANDO, FLORIDA

The Dept of Defense is revoking Clearances at an accelerated rate for applicant or Security Clearance Holders with financial problems in their past. The Edmunds Law Firm, a national powerhouse of Security Clearance Lawyers, recently took a financial case to trial involving a client who had a BANKRUPTCY.

Our client was 47 years old, Systems Administrator who was married with 4 children. His Clearance was required for employment. The case was important: no Clearance meant no job and no paycheck. Problems came to this family man in bundles. His wife stopped working, they became legal guardians of a nephew, the IRS wanted additional taxes and they filed a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

The DoD filed a Notice to revoke and they turned to The Edmunds Law Firm for help. The case was tried by Attorney Mark Myers at our Firm. He called witnesses, introduce numerous exhibits and made a strong case arguing the “Whole Person concept”. The case was won and our client kept his Clearance and his job. Call us at 800 481 2526 for help. Attorney Alan Edmunds is known as The DOHA LAWYER across the country. The Firm does RESPONSES TO SOR; SECURITY CLEARANCE APPEALS and SF 86 prep.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline E & F
Japan
August 2019

Getting a higher education can be a burden thanks to student loans. This is something a large percentage of us understand. Can having student loan debt really cost your security clearance, though?

One of our clients was recently facing exactly that! He was born in Texas and grew up in a family filled with military service. He never had the opportunity to serve himself, but he grew up with a strong sense of loyalty to his country. He began working for the Air Force as soon as he could, dedicating his career to his country. Because of his work, he was able to work and while earning a higher education, something he never thought he would have the opportunity to do. After graduating with his Associate’s degree in computer science, our client has begun working toward his Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. He is married and has three children along with a career he loves. Nothing could go wrong, right?

That’s where he was wrong. He was working and living off a US Air Base in Japan when he was served with a Statement of Reasons with Guideline E and Guideline F violations. After over ten years of civil service and government contracting, he was suddenly at risk of losing his security clearance because of unpaid student loans and for being honest about them on his SF-86. He was on an Air Force base, in another country, and abruptly having his security clearance revoked!

With no ideas on what to do or where to go, he hopped online and sought out help. That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm. With over forty years of security clearance experience and offices from coast to coast, Attorney Alan Edmunds knew exactly what to do for our client’s response to SOR. It didn’t take long for the team at the Edmunds Law Firm to show that our client was paying back his debts and that he was one of the last people who would be a threat to national security. When faced with all the proof, the government had no choice but to grant his security clearance.

Don’t let your debt cost your career. Call 800.481.2526 today to keep your security clearance!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to Request for Information
Guideline F
San Diego, CA
July 2019

Many times when the government seems to be asking harmless questions, your answers could come back to haunt you. That’s why the Edmunds Law Firm is here to help!

One of our clients found himself unable to pay back his home loan for a very short amount of time. He had an adjustable loan, but when the payments rose, he had to apply for another loan. Unfortunately, he could not get the second loan as his income was technically too high for him to qualify for that loan. When he reached out to the company that owned his home loan, they refused to work with him and raised the payments again. Desperate to not fall into an insurmountable debt, our client was force to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. During this process, the home loan company finally worked with him, and his bankruptcy was later dismissed. Our client was able to get his life back on track.

At least, that’s what he was hoping for when the government sent out Interrogatories and another Request for Information based on this unfortunate incident. Many people are not fully aware of what these two types of documents are and believe them to be harmless. It’s just the government asking some questions, right? Actually, this is more of a probing for information that could lead to them getting just enough information to issue a Statement of Reasons which could put your security clearance in jeopardy!

Our client recognized the Interrogatories and the follow up Request for Information as something that he did not want to handle on his own, so he sought out help. That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm. With over forty years of security clearance experience, Attorney Alan Edmunds and his team were able to provide the right documentation and the right answers to put any questions the government may have held to bed.

Call 800.481.2526 today to keep your security clearance!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline E
July 2019

Almost everyone has been fired from a job at some point in their life. For our client, a few simple job terminations almost cost her security clearance.

Our client, a single mother from the state of Maryland, works hard to provide for her children. She strives to make sure her children have everything they need and that she is there for them at all times, despite having to do it alone. As a single mother, our client struggled to make room in her schedule for every task she had to take care of, resulting in a few absences and tardies at work. These instances resulted in our client being terminated from a few different work positions.

Due to her terminations, the government questioned our client’s worthiness of a security clearance and issued her a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline E, Personal Conduct. Our client worked hard to draft a response to the SOR, but her response was not enough to satisfy the government’s concerns.

Our client decided to take the weight off her shoulders by hiring the Edmunds Law Firm, led by one of the best security clearance lawyers in the country to represent her at her DOHA hearing. After the Edmunds Law Firm represented our client at her hearing, the government had no choice but to realize our client’s integrity and reinstate her security clearance, saving the futures of our hardworking client and her children.

Don’t let your security clearance be jeopardized by getting fired from a job. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 so Attorney Edmunds and his team can help you get the security clearance you deserve.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline B
Charlotte, NC
July 2019

Many people can’t help who they fall in love with, but can the government threaten your security clearance because of this?

A recent client of ours had his security clearance threatened because he had met the love of his life. Our client was born in Connecticut but grew up in New York. When he graduated high school, he attended Pennsylvania State University where he was enlisted in the Naval Reserve Training Corps. Immediately after he earned his Bachelor’s degree, he joined the US Navy. He was a part of many naval exercises and deployed twice. During his seven years in the Navy, he earned his Master’s degree and began to make a name for himself in engineering. In 2007, he left active duty to begin his contracting career. Our client was fueled by his desire to learn and earned another Master’s dress in business. Things were going wonderfully when he enrolled in an online Pen Pal program to learn Russian while also helping another person learn English. This is how he met the love of his life. They were in love and began working to get her immigration processed. That’s when our client was involuntarily deployed for a year as he was still in the Reserves. He served loyally despite having to leave his now-wife to continue the immigration process from Russia with their child on the way. He is currently at home with his beautiful and loving family, and he continues to serve his country to the best of his ability.

With such a beautiful story of two people meeting by chance and having to overcome many obstacles along the way, what could keep them from having a happily ever after? That’s when the government tried to revoke his security clearance with a Statement of Reasons with several Guideline B allegations for his supposed foreign influence. They were using his wife’s country of origin against him despite the fact that he had been actively serving his country through contracting work and deployment.

That’s when he came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. With over forty years of security clearance experience, Attorney Edmunds and his team have seen it all, and we were able to prove that our client’s loyalty was unwavering. With our help, our client’s security clearance was granted.

Call 800.481.2526 to find out how you can have your happy ending.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline D, E, & J
Chula Vista, CA
July 2019

Honesty should always be the best policy, especially when it comes to having a security clearance and filling out those SF-86s. But can answering honestly on an SF-86 cause you to lose your security clearance? Not if Attorney Edmunds can help it!

One of our clients grew up in a family with a legacy of military service, and he wanted more than anything to follow in their footsteps. He joined JAROTC for the second half of his high school career, and at 18 years old, he enlisted in the US Navy and left his home in Guam in 1982. Throughout his military career, our client worked hard and grew into a mature, well-rounded professional as he underwent several deployments and was stationed on various duty stations. He excelled in the Navy, earning many awards and medals for his service as well as serving during the Gulf War in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Enduring Freedom. Our client served in the US Navy for over twenty-four years before retiring with an honorable discharge. Even after his years of service, he took a position working for the government as a civilian contractor. He held this position for over eleven years and continues to work there today.

Imagine our client’s surprise when some of his past mistakes came back to haunt him. Some of these incidents were over 20 years old, but he was still being issued a Statement of Reasons for Guideline D (sexual behavior), Guideline E (personal conduct), and Guideline J (criminal conduct) allegations. They were going to revoke his security clearance! Most of the allegations were just repetitions of each other in an attempts to make our client seem like a horrible person. He didn’t know how to put into words that a good portion of the allegations were misunderstandings or being blown out of proportion.

At a loss for what he could do, he sought out help with his Response to SOR and found the Edmunds Law Firm. With the help of the country’s best security clearance attorney and his team, our client was able to provide a Response to SOR that explained every circumstance and reminded the government of his many years of service. The government was left with little choice but togrant his security clearance.

The past can haunt you, but if you call 800.481.2526 you can learn how we put it to rest.

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Department of Hearings and Appearances
Columbia, South Carolina
Victory from Hearing
Guidelines I, J and M
July 2019

We all have issues and make mistakes when we are young, but most of us are able to move past these things. For our client, a few minor issues in his youth almost cost him his security clearance.

Our client was born on Torrejon Air Force base in Madrid, Spain. His father was an F-16 pilot who flied missions in support of Operation Desert Storm. Our client moved back to the United States with his family at a young age and was raised in the state of Kansas, excelling in science and math. As a child, our client loved to teach himself about computers and software. Following in the footsteps of many of his family members, our client decided to join the US Navy when he finished school.

Despite his years of loyal service to the military, our client’s worthiness of security clearance was recently called into question by the government.

In his early twenties, our client struggled with anxiety and depression, issues that many people around the world, particularly young adults, face. These issues, in addition to an incident involving computer misuse that took place while our client was in high school, were cited as causes for concern by the government under Guideline I, Guideline J, and Guideline M.

Our client wanted to prove the government wrong and show them that these minor incidents do not reflect his true character. Our client retained the Edmunds Law Firm to represent him at his DOHA Hearing. Attorney Mark Myers, an attorney with the best security clearance lawyer in the country, lead our client to victory at his hearing, saving our client’s career and future from being destroyed over minor issues that occurred in many years ago.

If your security clearance is in jeopardy, call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526. With over 40 years of experience, Attorney Edmunds and his team will help get your future back on track.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guidelines E, G & J
Tampa, Florida
May 2019

Sometimes one bad decision made by a good person can result in unexpected consequences. We all make mistakes, but in our client’s case, his one mistake jeopardized his security clearance.

Our client was born in North Carolina. Growing up, he worked in construction with his father before attending college to major in Business. After getting his undergraduate degree, our client went on to law school. While working his way through college, our client held several clerk positions in various law firms before earning a spot on the Federal Judge’s chambers in order to research and write court opinions and rulings. After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, our client felt moved to join the US Army.

Our client has served honorably for nearly 18 years and continues to serve to this day. Our client has worked in many positions under the Army, including Command Judge Advocate, Chief of Military Justices, Special Operations Task Force Judge Advocate, and more. It is clear to anyone that our client is an honorable, trustworthy individual who is worthy of a security clearance.

Unfortunately, after an isolated incident involving a DUI that occurred in 2018, our client’s worthiness of a security clearance was questioned when he received a Statement of Reasons (SOR) containing allegations under Guidelines E, G & J, all relating to the DUI charge.

Luckily, our client chose to seek assistance from the best security clearance lawyer in the country. Our client retained the Edmunds Law Firm to provide his written response to SOR. After gathering the evidence and working closely with our client, the Edmunds Law Firm worked hard to prepare the response. It didn’t take the government long to realize that our client was a reliable, trustworthy asset that they did not want to lose. They decided to grant his security clearance, the favorable decision allowing our client to continue doing what he loves most – serving the United States.

Don’t let your years of dedication and hard work be tossed away over a DUI. Call the Edmunds Law Firm at 800.481.2526 today!

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Response to Statement of Reasons
Guideline D, Sexual Conduct
Guideline J, Criminal Conduct
July 2019

Our client was born in the state of Georgia in 1989. Despite her parents divorcing when she was 12, our client was an outstanding student, excelling in all her endeavors. Our client participated in many school clubs such as the National Honor Society, La Serota and Mu Alpha Theta, a mathematics club. She graduated in the top 15 of her class of 500 with a 6.24 weighted GPA. Our client attended Florida State University with a full scholarship through Bright Futures where she pursued a double major in Political Science and Applied Mathematics and a minor in Sociology as she entered college with 40 credit hours already under her belt. Upon her graduation from Florida State University, our client was accepted to Pennsylvania State law school to continue her education, but she decided to move on to other aspirations.

In 2012, our client was given the opportunity to travel to South Korea to teach English to children aged 3-13. She arrived in South Korea in November 2012 without knowing any of the language and taught 6-8 classes per day. Our client returned to the United States at the end of the term to pursue her master’s degree from the Institute of World Politics.

Despite our client’s outstanding educational successes and love for her country, the government issued her a Statement of Reasons with violations under Guideline D, Sexual Conduct for the consumption of pornography. Despite the fact that our client’s use of said material in no way affected her ability to protect classified material, it was still cited as a concern in the Statement of Reasons. The Statement of Reasons also included violations under Guideline J, Criminal Conduct for assisting a friend in obtaining marijuana by putting her in touch with an individual whom our client thought might sell some of the drug to her friend. The client’s alleged Criminal Conduct behaviors did not take place while she held a security clearance, nor was in the process of obtaining one at the time.

Our client retained the Edmunds Law Firm to assist her in the matter of responding to her Statement of Reasons. One of the best security clearance lawyers in the country, Attorney Ryan C. Nerney, prepared the response on our client’s behalf, gathering all the evidence he needed to demonstrate that our client was worthy of a security clearance. Upon the government’s receipt and review of the response to the Statement of Reasons, they decided to overturn their denial and grant our client the security clearance she deserved. The Edmunds Law firm was successful in mitigating the government’s concerns so that our client’s career could be saved.

If your security clearance is in jeopardy, do not wait to contact The Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526.

DOHA Telework Site
Victory from Hearing
Guidelines F
San Diego, CA
June 2019

We have all experienced financial hardships. Whether they were small or insurmountable, most people have been in debt at one point or another. Can being in debt really destroy your career, though?

Our client underwent some financial woes when he had to move from one job to another… from Germany to California. California was the state he was born and raised in. His father was from the Philippines and served in the US Navy. When our client was only five, his father passed away in active duty. With the loss of his father so early in life, he felt a little lost. He dropped out of high school and got married ten days before his first son was born. He worked hard to support his family and earned his GED before attending college for a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Our client wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps, though, so after a few years of hard work and schooling, he joined the US Air Force at the age of 22 where he was an Aerospace Maintenance Journeyman and an aircraft mechanic. He was immediately stationed in Japan for the next five years. His interested was piqued, however, by the rapidly growing IT field, and he began taking some classes before he was Honorably Discharged after ten years of service in the Air Force. A month later was the tragic 9/11 terrorist attacks. In 2010, our client was done with his certifications and secured a job in IT in Afghanistan. Around that time, his wife told him not to come home, so our client took various positions with contractors from Cuba to Germany. In 2013, our client decided to marry his girlfriend and bring her and his step-son with him to Germany. While he was in Germany, he wound up in the hospital with a severe illness that put him in a three week coma which subsequently caused him to fall behind on some of his payments, but once he came back stateside, he started getting his finances back in order.

A long history of loyalty and service to the United States apparently wasn’t enough as our client was served with a Statement of Reasons for Guideline F violations due to his debts. He was out of his depth and overwhelmed with how he was meant to advance his career and support his family when the debts were caused by things that were completely out of his control. Could they really deny his security clearance over all of that? He reached out to the Edmunds Law Firm for answers. We helped him draft his Response to SOR explaining the circumstances surrounding his debts and even pointing out that several of the accounts had been paid off or settled. Even after giving them this information, the government still wanted to ignore our client’s years of amazing service!

Thankfully, he stuck with us for his hearing where Attorney Ryan Nerney, one of the lawyers with the best security clearance attorney in the country, led him to victory. After meeting our client and seeing all the evidence that he was taking care of his finances, the government didn’t have a choice but to grant his security clearance.

If your years of dedication are being tossed away because of some debt, call the Edmunds Law Firm at 800.481.2526 today.

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guidelines B
Fairfax, VA
June 2019

Sometimes we can show absolute loyalty to the government, and they will still doubt it. This could cost your security clearance!

Our client was born in Iraq as the oldest of his parents’ seven children. His family moved to Kuwait City in the early 1960’s in order to find better opportunities. In 1990, though, the Iraqi army invaded Kuwait and the lives our client’s family had built were ruined. Our client had to drop out of college, despite having a promising future in law school, so he could help support his younger siblings and his parents as they were forced back into Iraq. He worked as a taxi driver to earn money as his father had lost his job in the Kuwait police force. In 2003, when the liberation war was beginning, our client went straight to the nearest American Army base to offer his services as a translator. He came to American not long after that to become a citizen. Around 2012, his father unfortunately passed away from a heart attack, and he was unable to return to Iraq for the funeral. In spite of all the hardships he has faced, our client showed nothing but unwavering loyalty to the American government and continues to serve the country he calls home.

When it was time for our client to advance in his career and have a security clearance, he was denied. When with all his service in Iraq, he was served with a Statement of Reasons with Guideline B allegations all because still he had some relatives in Iraq. Most of his family had stayed behind, after all, so of course he had family there. Not knowing what to do, he sought out help from the Edmunds Law Firm where we worked with him to create his Response to SOR. Even though it was honest and proved that his family was never going to be a threat to national security, the government still denied his security clearance.

Thankfully, he stuck with us for his hearing where Attorney Edmunds took over. With over forty years of security clearance experience, Mr. Edmunds is regarded as a subject matter expert. When he stepped into the courtroom with our client, there was little more that could be done by the government other than grant his security clearance.

Is your loyalty being called into question? Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guidelines F
Severn, MD
June 2019

We can overcome many obstacles and come out stronger on the other side. We always try to tell ourselves that things could be worse, but sometimes things do get worse. That’s why theEdmunds Law Firm is here to help.

Our client was born and raised in Washington, DC the oldest of four children. He was raised by a single mother who raised him in the church. She worked hard to make sure each of her children felt that they could accomplish anything they put their minds to and that they knew the importance of religion in their lives. Our client’s mother worked several jobs while attending college to help provide for her family, a work ethic that our client learned well. Unfortunately, when our client was 22, his mother passed away from breast cancer and he was left to pick up the pieces for his younger siblings. He followed his mother’s influence and began working hard in a warehouse position while putting himself through school for Information Technology. He worked several jobs in the IT field before he was able to find a wonderful position in cyber security. In 2001, our client married his wife, immediately becoming a family with her three daughters and his youngest sister all living under one roof. In 2004, his wife give birth to their daughter prematurely, and several months went by before they were able to bring her home. Even then, their baby had to undergo several surgeries which resulted in many medical bills that could not be immediately satisfied. Despite all of this, our client was able to maintain his household and support his family while continuously serving his country.

With all these odds against him, you would think he would be cut a little slack. Instead, the government issued a Statement of Reasons with three Guideline F violations from three tax years where he either was unable to file immediately or could not file at all. He knew his reasons for not attending to these debts, so he knew he would be able to explain it all. He wrote up his own Response to SOR and sent it in with the hopes that he would be able to continue the career he needed to support his wonderful family. That’s when the government decided todeny his security clearance.

With nowhere else to go, our client sought out help for his hearing. With over forty years of experience in security clearance matters, Attorney Edmunds was our client’s best bet for his security clearance to be granted. With the best security clearance attorney at his side, that’s exactly what happened, and our client was able to return to his career and his beautiful family.

If your livelihood is being threatened, you don’t have to fight it alone! Call 800.481.2526 today!

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DOHA Telework Site
Victory from Hearing
Guideline B
San Diego, CA
May 2019

We see this time and time again at the Edmunds Law Firm where someone comes to the United States to pursue their American Dream. It’s a classic story made all the more wonderful when they decide to give back to their new-found home through some form of service in the government. That is, until the government decides that their family is a threat to national security.

A recent client of ours was born the eldest of ten siblings in Pakistan. He worked hard in school, excelling in math and the sciences, until he was ready to seek out a high education. He came to Chicago in order to attend the Illinois Institute of Technology. While attending school, he met his first wife in 1982 and took on a job to support his now growing family. His wife abruptly left him later that same year, and he suddenly found himself a single father, working a full-time job, attending classes, and undergoing to citizenship process. He had grown up on the ideal to work hard for what he wanted, and he earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1984. He met his current wife a few years later and has a beautiful family. After college, he worked a few federal contracting jobs and earning several awards before he found a position with a private company in California. After sixteen years, he was laid off with about 3,000 other engineers, but he managed to find another job working in software.

Even though he was a well-liked and hard-working American citizen, when he came time for his career to advance and he applied for a security clearance, he was denied. The government issued a Statement of Reasons to him with each of his family members who still lived in Pakistan being listed as a Guideline B violation. He had no idea what to do as his family was being held against him. He sought out the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR in which we explained that some of the people listed were dual citizens, people he only periodically spoke with, or had not spoken to in years. Despite this, the government still denied his security clearance.

That’s when he stuck it out with the Edmunds Law Firm as we moved on to a hearing. Attorney Ryan Nerney, trusted by the top security clearance lawyer in the country, accompanied our client through the appeals process. When the government saw that the Edmunds Law Firm was on his side, our client’s security clearance was granted.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guidelines E, H, I, & J
Hyattsville, MD
May 2019

We all do some dumb things when we are desperate. Many of us have never had to suffer such severe injuries that we go days without sleep. When he was desperate for sleep is exactly when our client slipped up, but this slip up should have never jeopardized his security clearance.

Our client grew up in our nation’s capital, and he always showed a deep interest in technology and engineering. His biggest influence in life was his father, who served in the US Navy while also earning a doctorate. His father encouraged our client’s desire to learn and often brought him to his lab in which the team was hard at work on the Apollo 11 mission. After high school, our client pursued his engineering degree while making time for his hobbies and interests in skydiving, scuba diving, and building his own helicopter. Since earning his degree and beginning work for the government, he has made huge strides in technology research, understanding, and advancements that the U.S. Army still use in the battlefield. In 2011, he was repairing a patch on his roof when he fell off his ladder and broke his back and a few other bones when a section of the roof fell on top of him. Thankfully, he only suffered with some intense pain, but he wasn’t paralyzed. Because of this near-death experience, he was suffering with insomnia and some PTSD. Otherwise, he continues to work hard to serve his country to the best of his ability.

With such impressive contributions and over thirty years of unwavering loyalty, one would think that our client never had to face problems with his security clearance. Unfortunately, his amazing record and technological advancements were overlooked when the government issued a Statement of Reasons for Guideline E violations for an alleged attempted suicide that involved drugs, Guideline H for the fact that there were drugs involved and some marijuana use in college, Guideline I because he had “attempted suicide”, and Guideline J because he had supposedly used the drugs in an unlawful manor. He knew that his supposed suicide attempt was just a result of his accidental overdose when he was trying to sleep after his extensive injuries. He was happy and had no reason to want to end his own life, but now he was at a loss for what he needed to do to save his career.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm, where the best security clearance attorney in the country and his team worked tirelessly on his Response to SOR in which we explained the circumstances that were being wildly twisted out of proportion. It didn’t take long for the government to realize what an amazing asset they would lose in our client, and his security clearance was reinstated.

Don’t let a tall tale ruin your future! Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline B
Springfield, VA
May 2019

Many people all over the world still believe in the American Dream. They want nothing more than to come here and make a better life for themselves. Some people even want to give back to the land of opportunity by working for the US Government. Should that dream really be thrown aside just because they have family in other countries?

Our client’s country of origin was being held against him, despite only an amicable relationship existing between the United States and Tunisia. He immigrated to the US about twenty years ago in search of better opportunities, something he dreamed of doing since he was a child. He achieved those goals as he went to college and finding a job with the government in technological support. He started a family and has only ever shown himself to be a loyal American citizen who happens to have a mother and a few siblings in another country.

With all of the work he already provided the government prior to applying for his security clearance and his immaculate record, one would think that he would have no issues with his career advancements. That hope was dashed when the government denied his security clearance and hit him with a Statement of Reasons with his family members in Tunisia listed out as Guideline B violations. How was he meant to follow his dreams of serving his country when his family was being held against him? He immediately sought out help with the Edmunds Law Firm. We worked with him on his Response to SOR in which we explained his minimal and casual contact with his mother and siblings. This wasn’t good enough for the government, however, so his security clearance was still denied.

He had another chance, though, and we stuck with him his hearing. With the help of the Edmunds Law Firm, home to the top security clearance attorney in the country, our client was able to prove that he wanted nothing more than to serve his country to the best of his ability, no matter where he was born. This was an easy win for Attorney Edmunds, and our client’s security clearance was granted.

If something you cannot control is holding you back from having a security clearance, call 800.481.2526 for help today.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline F & G
Mount Laurel, NJ
May 2019

Cancer is something that impacts nearly everyone in some way, whether it is ourselves or a loved one. It’s a disease that costs many things, but it should never cost you your career.

Our client’s life has been hard the last few years. He has always worked hard to do what would be best for his future such as putting himself through college and starting his family. After his service in the US Navy, he purchased his first home and moved around a few times, always staying up to date with his finances. In 2011, however, things started going downhill fast. His wife lost her job which ultimately led to their divorce, and he was diagnosed with cancer in late 2012. This type of ailment is one that he still struggles with today. Many people would succumb to a depression with this type of diagnosis, and he did slip for a few months. It wasn’t until a clinical trial started showing some promise that our client was able to start digging himself out of the hole. His finances improved greatly, and he has even been able to help put his children through college.

Even though his health was beginning to improve and his debts were almost completely paid off, the government revoked his security clearance with a Statement of Reasons which listed off his previous debts under Guideline F and a DWI under Guideline G. As many others do, he wrote up his own Response to SOR in which he pointed out that his debts were under control and the DWI was a one-time mistake on an otherwise spotless record. Nevertheless, the government still denied his security clearance. Feeling at a loss of what to do, our client was still undergoing treatment while trying to plan for his hearing so he wouldn’t lose his means of income.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm where all his security clearance issues could be resolved. We took over the work for him so he wouldn’t have to worry during his treatments as the best security clearance lawyer in the country, Attorney Edmunds, had his case. When they went to the courtroom, it was clear that our client was doing everything in his power to serve his country, even with his cancer. His security clearance was ultimately granted.

There are many fights we have to get through, but keeping your security clearance is one you don’t have to fight alone. Call 800.481.2526 today.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline E, H, & J
Waldorf, MD
May 2019

We are raised on the idea that honesty is the best policy, but honesty is what can cost you nearly everything.

One of our clients had his security clearance denied when he was honest about his past. He was the youngest of three children in his family. He grew up with a passion for math and science, finishing high school with high honors. He pursued a career with the Department of Defense after he earned his Bachelor’s degree. Throughout his time serving the government, he has held a strong sense of pride and worked his way up to an electronics engineer.

It’s normally when everything is going well when the government decides to burst the bubble. Our client was abruptly served with aStatement of Reasons with Guideline E violations for his conduct while holding a security clearance, Guideline H violations for trying a pot brownie once at a party and smoking marijuana twice, and Guideline J violations because it was marijuana. These instances all happened in the early 2000s. They were revoking his security clearance based on 3 instances from over a decade ago.

He wanted clear the air, so he came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. The team with best security clearance attorney in the country was able to work with our client to prove that he was in no way a security concernbecause he had not participated in the use of marijuana in several years. With the Edmunds Law Firm on his side, all his security clearance issues came to an end.

Call 800.481.2526 to make sure you aren’t punished for your honesty.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline G & J
Centennial, CO
May 2019

It’s easy to make mistakes, but it’s very hard to be honest about our mistakes. Should our future be ruined because of our honesty?

A recent client of ours was born to a family with a long history of military service. Growing up with the legacy of both his grandfathers and father, he wanted to follow in their footsteps. A year after graduating high school, he enlisted in the US Army as an aircraft weapons mechanic. He excelled during his time in the Army, receiving many awards and being selected for many special operations and programs. After being discharged, our client wanted to continue serving his country with his work and became an IT specialist. A lot of responsibility was put in his hands with the promotions he received, and he earned many more distinguishing awards.

Throughout his thirty-five years of service, he—like many others—made a few mistakes. He occasionally had a bit too much to drink, and he would find himself making the regrettable decision to drive himself home. However, every time he made this choice, he was honest with the government in interviews, investigations, and his SF-86. Despite all of this, he was serve with a Statement of Reasons for Guideline G violations regarding his alcohol “abuse”—even though the incidents occurred very rarely in a 30+ year timeframe—and Guideline J violations for DUI charges dating back to the 80s. He knew he had nothing to hide, so he did his own Response to SOR in which he pointed out that a significant amount of time had passed since he made a mistake like that, and he had worked hard to make sure it wouldn’t happen again. When his security clearance was denied, he knew he needed help.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm, home of the country’s best security clearance attorney. With over forty years of security clearance expertise, Attorney Edmunds only hires the best. Attorney Ryan Nerney led our client through thehearing process. When his day in court came, victory was not an issue.

If a mistake from your past is threatening your security clearance, call 800.481.2526 to find out what we can do to help.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline H & J
Dublin, CA
May 2019

No one expects you to be perfect, especially in your teenage years. Can the foolish mistakes we made as teens really cost our future careers?

One of our clients recently had his security clearance revoked for this exact reason. He was the oldest of three children in his family. He grew up in a very traditional household where his weekdays were dedicated to academics while the weekends belonged to working in the family business. Upon entering high school, he began to participate in extracurricular activities and got a job at a local fast food restaurant. As graduation got closer, he realized that he wanted to join the US Army and serve his country. Despite undergoing the intense training expected of our troops, he still worked even harder to maintain a full-time school schedule at a community college and hold down a full-time job at a warehouse. Unfortunately after some health issues flared up, he had to scale back on his education and job so they were both part-time positions. He was able to refocus on his Army training and received a promotion to Staff Sergeant, one of many promotions he received. He met his future wife while in Vietnam and eventually took a civilian status job in order to have a family. He has always shown unwavering loyalty and excellent work ethic when it comes to his country.

Like many do in their youth, our client experimented with drugs, especially when pressured into the activity by his peers. It is something that he sincerely regretted and disclosed on his SF-86 in order to be open and honest when applying for his security clearance. This honesty was punished with a Statement of Reasons with several Guideline H violations for the drug use and Guideline J violations for his use of illegal drugs. Despite having a glowing Army record and cutting away from those past behaviors, the government was going to throw away all our client’s efforts by denying his security clearance.

He wanted to prove the government wrong and show that he was worthy of a security clearance, so he sought out the Edmunds Law Firm for help. With over forty years of security clearance experience, Attorney Edmunds and his team were exactly what our client needed for his Response to SOR. We were able to resolve he security clearance issues and won his case, insuring that our client has a bright future serving the United States.

If your past is being used against you, call 800.481.2526 to find out how we put it to rest.

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Army Discharge Review Board
Victory from Military Upgrade Hearing
Suffolk, VA
May 2019

That’s why the Edmunds Law Firm is here!

One of our clients wanted to have his military discharge upgraded. His record was almost completely spotless and outstanding with the exception of one mistake that cost his entire Army career. When he returned from his deployment to Afghanistan, he exhibited, as many other soldiers do, the signs of PTSD. As result, he was dealing with sleeplessness and depression which went untreated. He turned to alcohol to numb the pain he was experiencing. He was just past the legal age to drink, so the effect of the alcohol was strong which led to a dependency. He made the very unfortunate mistake that caused the General Under Honorable Conditions Discharge when he was arrested and charged with a DUI in 2013.

After the discharge and the DUI, he worked hard to fulfill all aspects ordered from him by the court, and he began working with the Army Substance Abuse Program. He still showed signs of untreated PTSD, however, so he sought out an official diagnosis from his doctor, and he did in fact have PTSD. Now that he wasn’t in the Army, he sought out other ways to serve his country and began working with an apprentice program, became certified in welding, and even volunteered with Hospice for Children in his spare time. Despite more than making up for his mistake, he found himself unable to advance in his career because of his discharge status. He was never able to explain his mistake or try to make up for the incident even though he had always shown dedication and loyalty to his country.

Not knowing what to do and trying to keep his life out of the Army together, he sought out help from the Edmunds Law Firm. Knowing that we offer help for Active Duty Military and many other areas in government, our client knew he was in the right hands for his military upgrade application and hearing. For the hearing, he had Attorney Alan Edmunds, a subject matter expert with offices from coast to coast, by his side. In no time at all he received an Honorable Discharge.

If you are in our Military and feel that your discharge should have been different, we may be able to help! Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline H, F, & E
Huntsville, AL
May 2019

We can build our whole lives around serving our country, but sometimes a little mistake is what can destroy our lives. The Edmunds Law Firm wants to help you move past those mistakes.

A recent client of ours wanted little more in life than to serve in his country’s army. At the age of twenty, he joined the US Army and served for several years. He was deployed from 2010 to 2011 in Qatar and earned many honors during his service before being discharged Under Honorable Conditions. His coworkers, superiors, and fellow servicemen spoke highly of our client and his dedication to serving the United States in any capacity he could.

He was hit with a Statement of Reasons for Guideline H when he tested positive on two different occasions for drug use,Guideline F when he did not file or pay his taxes one year, and Guideline E for all of the above.  Even though he served his punishments for the past drug use, remedying the situation on his taxes after missing them while being deployed, and working to improve himself and prevent this conduct from ever happening again, the government still wanted to hold these mistakes against him. He came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help with his Response to SOR in order to work through these security clearance issues. Despite our best efforts to provide our client’s side of the story, the government continued to deny his security clearance.

He wasn’t going down without a fight, and we were in his corner. Attorney Ryan Nerney accompanied our client to the hearing and protested that his soldier’s security clearance should have never been revoked. With Attorney Edmunds’ wide range of expertise and his highly skilled team, we proved our was willing and able to hold a security clearance.

Don’t let a few little mistakes ruin your life. Call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline B
Tucson, AZ
May 2019

We’ve seen it time and time again at the Edmunds Law Firm when the government decides that a person’s family will impede their ability to hold a security clearance.

One of our clients was facing this exact issue recently when his security clearance was denied. He was born in Iran as the eldest of two loving parents. His father held a PhD in engineering, a passion that our client shared as he grew. Throughout his years in school, he won many mathematics competitions. In 2002, his family traveled to the United States in order to finalized their immigration application so they could seek out better opportunities. In 2004, our client attended college in Arizona and graduated three years later with high honors and accolades while also finding time to participate in many local charities. Upon graduation, our client was offered a position with NASA, effectively jumpstarting an excited career in engineering while simultaneously serving the country he calls home.

Despite only ever showing a deep dedication to the United States, he was served with a Statement of Reasons for Guideline Bviolations because of his parents and a few friends living in Iran. It was even alleged that his father worked for the Iranian government despite the fact that his father is a professor who may have taught at a university in Iran but has never worked for the government. These allegations were what brought him to the Edmunds Law Firm to sort out with his Response to SOR. With this, we set out to explain that a majority of the allegations were incorrect because the family had either moved, or he was not in contact with them. The government decision to maintain their decision of revoking his security clearance.

He never gave up, and neither did the Edmunds Law Firm. Attorney Ryan Nerney, a trusted partner of Attorney Alan Edmunds, this country’s best security clearance attorney, went with our client to the hearing to help in his appeal. With our efforts, all our clients security clearance issues were left behind.

If the government is trying to use your family against you, Attorney Edmunds can help! Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Federal Bureau of Investigation
Criminal Justice Information Services Division
Victory from Petition to Amend FBI ID Record
Irvine, CA
May 2019

Sometimes a little mistake can impact how everyone looks at us for the rest of our lives. Something as insignificant as the wrong documentation shouldn’t be one of those mistakes, though. That’s why the Edmunds Law Firm is here.

A recent client of ours made one of those small mistakes nearly twenty years ago, and it has haunted him since. He made the unfortunate decision to attend a United Nations event without a proper pass. UN Security stopped and transferred him, but the case was eventually dismissed and records were sealed. However, this small incident from the year 2000 was still being held against him on his FBI Identification Record.

When he realized this small blight was hurting his career, he reached out to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on a petition to amend his FBI identification record. These types of cases can take some time, but with the top security clearance attorney in the country and his team on working for our client, we were able to successfully petition the incident to be removed from his record entirely. With nothing holding him back, our client is able to serve his country with his security clearance intact.

If you have a problem with your record and need help, call 800.481.2526 to find out what we can do for you!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline E J
Mobile, AL
May 2019

Domestic violence of any kind should be taken seriously. In cases like these, it’s good that someone is keeping an eye out. However, there are always two sides to the story, and sometimes an argument is just an argument. This should never cost you your security clearance.

A recent client of ours had to deal with the fallout out of two unfortunately failed relationships when his security clearance was threatened. He was born in Colorado and raised in California. He always knew that he wanted to serve his country in some capacity, so he went to school for mechanical engineering and joined the Navy. After his first tour at sea during which he worked his way up the ranks, he returned to the Naval Postgraduate School and earned his Master’s degree. He later taught several classes and helped develop the curriculum at Surface Warfare Officer’s School. He eventually returned to sea for another tour and is now stationed as a highly decorated shipbuilding supervisor. Overall, he has excelled in his service to his country and continues to do so.

When he received his Statement of Reasons, he wasn’t all that surprised to see the Guideline E allegations for his behavior and the Guideline J allegations for the alleged domestic abuse. He created his own Response to SOR in order to explain the circumstances of the alleged violence as it was little more than tensions running high in a tumultuous marriage as well as the stress from an emotionally abusive relationship with his girlfriend. In the first incident he punched a door and left, but the Statement of Reasons asserted that police were involved when they were not in any way. For the second incident, he took full responsibility for his actions in the stressful situation, but pointed out that police were only seeing half of the story rather than the months of strain and manipulation he underwent from his now ex-girlfriend. He also illustrated that some of the allegations were the result of his ex-girlfriend vindictively calling his command to make false reports. Despite his detailed and honest Response to SOR, the government was unwilling to accept his side of the story.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm, home of the best security clearance lawyers in the country. With over forty years of security clearance experience, Attorney Edmunds was the best hands our client could be in for his hearing. We helped him build his case and walk into the courtroom with confidence. His troubles were over, and his security clearance was reinstated.

Don’t get caught up in a losing argument. Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline E
McMurray, PA
May 2019

Sometimes we forget how or when something happened. We certainly can forget things that happened nearly a decade ago. Can a mistake from forgetting these details really cost your security clearance?

A native to Pennsylvania, a recent client of ours was one of two children. He grew up very athletic and excelled in high school with many offers to play for college teams. Unfortunately, one month before he finished high school, his father passed away very suddenly. His college plans changed so he could stay close to home for his mother and sister. He started to show an interest in chemistry when the loss was weighing too heavily on him and he moved back home. He started working small jobs and coaching high school teams until he decided he wanted to really give back to his country. He enlisted in the US Army and underwent the training to graduate on the Commander’s List. Upon returning to civilian life, he joined the Army National Guard leading a platoon and eventually found the job where he is happiest in transportation on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Life was going beautifully, and he was serving his country happily.

That’s when he was hit with a rather brief Statement of Reasons stating that he lied about past marijuana use during an initial investigation which was a Guideline E violation. He admitted that his past use was always in small amounts during a follow-up investigation, and this was considered apersonal conduct violation. He used his Response to SOR to explain how proud he is to serve his country’s Army. He also explained that he did not mean to leave out the information from his initial investigation and that his past marijuana use was when he was a teenager. Unfortunately, his Response to SOR was not considered enough to satisfy the government’s concerns.

Knowing he would need help with his hearing, he came to the Edmunds Law Firm, home of the country’s top security clearance attorney. We were able to work with him to build the best case possible. When Attorney Edmunds entered the hearing, there was little argument left to be made. Our client won back his security clearance and will continue to serve his country with it.

If a mistake from your past is threatening your livelihood, call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help!

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Department of Defense
Industry Division
Victory from Response to Interrogatories
Guideline F
Alexandria, VA
May 2019

Sometimes, the government may ask questions about certain aspects of our lives. Typically, if those questions are not answered very carefully, it could cost your security clearance. That’s why the Edmunds Law Firm is here!

One of our recent clients had to deal with the government asking questions about his finances. He was born in our nation’s capital and was raised by his mother until the age of ten when his mother was tragically murdered in 1993. From that point forward, he was raised by his father and stepmother. It was a lot of traumatic change for someone so young, but he was able to focus on his academics and athletics to get through. He maintained exceptional grades throughout his school years and wanted nothing more than to become an engineer like his father. As many do, he struggled being on his own in college as he was in Ohio with no family nearby for support. Despite being passionate about engineering, he wound up working a job he was miserable at for about ten years. In 2016, he quit his job and went back into several intensive training programs for engineering. Now, he has an exciting career in software engineering closer to his home and family. He is able to support his country now with his life’s passion.

Unfortunately, throughout his college years and the time at his previous job, he was falling into debt. When he had the opportunity to apply for a security clearance and advance his career in engineering, he received interrogatories regarding his past debts. These types of things can ruin one’s chances for asecurity clearance as there are many layers to it whether it is finding the necessary documentation, wording your answers correctly, or simply being thorough enough.

Our client immediately knew he would need help, and he found that with the Edmunds Law Firm. With over forty years of security clearance experience, Attorney Edmunds only employs the best for these matters. With the team in offices from coast to coast, we were able to put together a Response to Interrogatories that left the government with little choice but to approve his security clearance.

Are you struggling to answer the government’s questions? Call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help!

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DOHA Telework Site
Victory from Hearing
Guidelines B
San Diego, CA
May 2019

As we have seen many times over, the government will try to use your country of origin as a reason to take away your security clearance. It should not matter where you are from, but rather where your loyalties lie. That’s why the Edmunds Law Firm is here.

One of our recent clients was born and raised in China as one of six children. After high school, he wanted to visit America and found himself in Time Square, absolutely in awe of the activity and diversity. After a few months, he decided to pursue his college education in Arkansas. He earned his Bachelor’s in science engineering and even met his wife the year before he graduated. They have a son together who is pursuing his own engineering degree. Our client got started working in tech support, but eventually found a position with one of the largest contract manufacturing companies out there. He was able to get a lot of experience through that position and moved around with different companies before finally finding a position as the senior manufacturing engineer in 2006 at his current company. He is honored to be able to support his country through his engineering contributions. He feels he is truly living the American dream we all strive for. 

Imagine his surprise then, when everything he had worked for was suddenly threatened with aStatement of Reasons with Guideline B allegations for his mother and five siblings living in China. He obviously had nothing to hide, so he did his own Response to SOR in which he explained that all contact with his family was casual and usually limited to speaking on holidays and birthdays. Despite this information, the government still denied his security clearance!

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm for help with his hearing. Thanks to the efforts of the best security clearance attorney in the country and his team, our client was able to prove his loyalty to the United States and win back his security clearance.

Where your from is not always where your loyalty is. Call 800.481.2526 if your loyalty is being called into question.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guidelines F
Hillsborough, NC
May 2019

We’ve seen it time and time again where the government tries to dredge up finances as just cause for taking away your security clearance. Can they really do that if you’re already paying off your debts? Not if Attorney Edmunds has a say!

A recent client of the Edmunds Law Firm was born to parents who were just getting started in life. They moved around a bit until her father received an excellent career opportunity in Georgia. During all the moving around, our client’s younger sister was born. Our client excelled in high school, participating in several extracurricular activities and still maintaining an excellent GPA. At the age of 17, she met the man who would later be her husband. He supported her as she began attended the University of Georgia, and she supported him when he joined the US Navy. Before his deployment, they got married. She waited tables and finished her Bachelor’s degree while her husband was away. During his second deployment, she earned her Master’s degree in social work on an accelerated program. When her husband returned from deployment, they had a daughter and moved to North Carolina for his work. Unfortunately, the work load and the stress put a strain on their marriage and led to a divorce. They continue to co-parent in order to keep stability for their daughter, but our client was effectively a single mother. She began her career with families who had survived various traumas and worked her way up to social work within the Navy. She has proven herself to be an asset to her country.

Being a single mother, however, put a significant strain on her finances. Without the additional support of her husband, it took her some time to get herself back on track with her bills and still support her daughter. She was in the process of paying back the accounts for her student loans and state taxes when she was presented with a Statement of Reasons with multiple Guideline F violations for her financial burdens. Unfortunately, with her need to support her daughter and continue her work with her cases, she found herself in desperate need of help.

That’s when she found the Edmunds Law Firm. With the excellent team in offices from coast to coast, she was able to submit everything needed to prove she was paying off her debts for her Response to SOR. With the help of the best security clearance attorney in the country and his dedicated team, she was able to keep her security clearance and continue her career serving the Navy.

Call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help you with your security clearance matter.

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Army Discharge Review Board
Victory from Military Upgrade Hearing
Lauderhill, FL
May 2019

Those who serve in the Armed Forces are held to a high standard. This is to be expected, considering they are fighting for our country. However, when they need someone to fight for them, they are often left on their own. That’s why the Edmunds Law Firm is here.

A recent client of ours served in the Army for over three years before receiving his Honorable Discharge. During that time, he was a model soldier who held unlimited potential, as many others do in their twenties. He was eager to serve his country, and he served it well. In 2005, when he was honorably discharged, he had some trouble adjusting to life as a civilian. He was starting to exhibit signs of PTSD. Despite this, he enlisted in the Army Reserves so he could continue serving his country to the best of his ability. Unfortunately, it was also during that time where he ended up homeless and sleeping in his car to have shelter. As he was battling the onset of depression and PTSD along with the loss of his home, he was unable to report to mandatory drills and was discharged. This time, he received an Under Other Than Honorable Conditions Discharge which was a stain on his otherwise excellent military service record.

With this punishment, he had to live with the consequences of his mental health issues. Since his discharge, he worked to accomplish his other goals in life, but he always knew that second discharge was there, marring his reputation. Despite having received numerous medals in his military career and having fulfilled all the sentences brought on by his Separation, he was still plagued by the knowledge of his discharge status.

In an effort to relieve this burden, he sought out the Edmunds Law Firm for help on a military upgrade application. We helped him lay out his situation to the review board for his appeal hearing. Then the deliberations began. Finally, in a 5 to 0 vote, he was granted his military upgrade. With over forty years of experience in security clearance and military law, the Edmunds Law Firm helped get this veteran back on his feet.

If you are dealing with a fight on your own, know that there is help. Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Department of Health and Human Services
Victory from Response to SOR
Guidelines B, E, & K
Woodstock, MD
May 2019

We’ve all gone to a website we may not have meant to. Or maybe we ended up on one that didn’t look its best. Those website are easy to fly under our radar, and we might have a virus or malware before we even realize what is going on. Can the action of some internet troll have real-life consequences for you, though? Not if the Edmunds Law Firm is here to help!

A recent client of ours was born in Pakistan and immigrated to the United States at the age of 16. He and his family were seeking out better opportunities and the freedom the US has to offer. After settling in Maryland, our client became studious, working hard to support himself and help his family throughout college until he earned his Master’s Degree from John Hopkins University. He began working as direct support for several government agencies, helping I the development of new policies, standards, and procedures for information security. He has received many excellence awards over his career and has even settled down with a lovely wife. They have two children together. Unfortunately, in 2009, he made a mistake while at work when he tried to listen to some music on his laptop. The website he went to apparently wasn’t one with a great reputation, and malware was installed on the laptop. Instead of trying to cover up his tracks, our client immediately self-reported, despite knowing the likely consequences, and resigned.

Even though he did nothing but remain honest regarding his mistake, he was given a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline B for his honesty regarding a childhood acquaintance with whom he has since cut all ties, Guideline E for accidentally getting a virus on his work computer after going to a music website, and Guideline K for the same reason. They didn’t even consider the fact that he self-reported the incident or that he resigned as a result of the incident.

He knew that he needed help, so he immediately sought out the Edmunds Law Firm. With over forty years of security clearance experience, Attorney Edmunds and his team were exactly what our client needed for his Response to SOR. We were able to fight for him and satisfy the government’s concerns. With his security clearance intact, our client continues to serve the country he calls home.

If you got a security clearance virus, call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline J
Saint Augustine, FL
April 2019

We can spend all our lives working for something, but the government can take it all away in an instant. That’s why the Edmunds Law Firm is here!

One of our clients, who was born in Florida and joined the Navy just after high school, always knew he wanted to serve his country to some capacity. Even after his enlistment ended, he began working as a carpenter, building homes for others until his started his own crew of subcontractors. Two years after his initial enlistment ended, he joined the Naval Reserves as a builder and has worked as a Naval contractor since then. As of 2016, he is a single father of two, proudly serving his country while living in a home he built with his sons.

Unfortunately, the circumstances which led to him being a single father were rocky at best. His marriage of twenty-three years ended when his wife’s year-long affair was discovered. They sold their home in 2013, and that’s when our client began building his house. Not long after the house was completed, our client’s ex-wife showed up intoxicated, shouting threats, and breaking things inside the house. When our client called the police, she cried domestic violence and he was arrest. Despite having evidence that the house was a wreck, the charges being reduced, and our client paying his court costs, the government tried to hold this horrible situation against him with a Statement of Reasons with Guideline J violations listing out all the incidents of that night. They even dredged up an incident from over twenty years prior when he was charged for trespassing back when he was young and goofing off.

He immediately sought help to sort out this mess and found the Edmunds Law Firm. With our help on his Response to SOR, the government got his side of the story. With the help of this country’s best security clearance attorney and his team in offices from coast to coast, our client was finally allowed to keep working for his country, with his security clearance saved.

If you’ve built a life for yourself with a security clearance, don’t let it be torn down. Call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help!

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guidelines H, J, M, & E
Pacific Grove, CA
April 2019

Often times, we are able to leave the past in the past. Unfortunately, others try to drag it back up to use against us.

A recent client of ours was born in Rome, Italy as the youngest of four. He grew up watching his father succeed in academia, and he felt a desire to follow that path. Rather than focus on literature and the classics, however, he studied statistics and data analysis. Through his multiple degrees in his field, he worked his way up to an Associate Professor with tenure He wound up working as a long-time teacher at the Naval Postgraduate school. He has worked there for over twenty years in which time he has mentored hundreds of students wishing to serve their country. He has published papers and a book on his research and projects which have greatly aided our military. Through his love of teaching, he was able to serve his country in turn and his government all the while holding a pristine record of conduct. The only things which could be considered violations on any level were self-admissions from our client as he strove for complete honesty, despite these potentially damaging minor violations taking place several years prior to being asked about it.

When he was asked about his past, especially regarding his answer on his SF-86, he admitted that he used to smoke marijuana. Unfortunately, he made the poor decision of doing so while holding a security clearance. Granted, he did this while in Canada, where it is legal, but he acknowledged that he, as a Federal employee, should have not done this. He once also used his flash drive to make copies before a presentation that he was running late to and did so on a government computer. He was never reprimanded for this action, but was later honest about it in his interview in an effort to remain an honest man. Despite his honesty, he was punished with a Statement of Reasons with violations under Guideline H for his past marijuana use, Guideline J for the fact that marijuana is not legal on a federal level, Guideline M for the alleged misuse of technology, and Guideline E for all of it. As many do, our client tried to handle his Response to SOR alone.

When his Response was rejected, he sought out our help at the Edmunds Law Firm. With over forty years of experience in security clearance appeal, he was in just the right place for his hearing. Attorney Ryan Nerney led our client to victory at his personal appearance, and, with his security clearance intact, our client returned to teaching the future of our Armed Forces.

Don’t let your past mistakes cost your future. Call 800.481.2526 today.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to Request for Information
Guideline F
APO, AE
April 2019

When the government starts asking questions, your answers could put your security clearance in jeopardy. That’s where the Edmunds Law Firm comes in.

As a husband and father of two, our client knew it would be difficult supporting his family while actively serving in the Navy. He and his wife decided it would be best to stay close by even though being on assignments overseas meant they would have to move around a lot. It was when they were located in Spain that some suspicious activity started showing up in their mortgage loans. There were many fees that were never explained and the interest rate was constantly changing. When our client decided it best to try and sell the house they were in, he was told by real estate brokers that there was no market in the area. That’s when he learned that the bank had over-appraised his home, along with many others, so he ceased in adding funds to his bank account. The bank retaliated by foreclosing the house through the Spanish courts and provided our client with no paperwork documenting the foreclosure. This was never an issue until he had to fill out his SF-86 to apply for a security clearance three years later.

The government reached out with a Request for Information regarding what led up to the foreclosure. He called the Spanish bank and received no help with his situation. Despite having disclosed this debt of his own volition and the foreclosure not being reflected on his credit report, he was still being asked to explain himself and the incident as a means to deny his security clearance.

Not knowing where else to turn, he sought out the Edmunds Law Firm where, with help for Active Duty Military and the subject matter expertise of Attorney Edmunds, we handled his Response to the Request for Information. In spite of being in a difference time zone and most of his personal belongings in a different country at the time, we were able to get everything we needed in order to have his security clearance granted.

When the government asks for something, there’s hardly an option. Respond with your best option by calling the Edmunds Law Firm at 800.481.2526 today.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline K
Estherville, IA
April 2019

Who knew that a few CDs could cause so much trouble? But could it really cost your security clearance? Not if the Edmunds Law Firm has any say!

We had the pleasure of helping a highly decorated Captain of the Army win back his security clearance. The eldest of four children, our client always felt a sense of duty and responsibility. After graduating with his Bachelor’s in history, he joined the Army to follow that feeling of loyalty to his country. After undergoing basic training, he was deployed to Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom. It was during this deployment that he helped locate and secure thousands of pounds of explosives along with over thirty IEDs and insurgents. Upon returning home to awards and a promotion, he was sent back out to North Africa to aid in a regional threat analysis team, a position which allowed him to show his capability and strong leadership. He was deployed to Afghanistan two more times, each time earning awards and medals for his efforts in fighting for the United States.

So when our client was tasked with a few transfers of classified material, this was an easy task for him. One of his transfers had a bit of a hiccup when it turned out that no one was scheduled for the drop-off, but he did what he understood to be the best possible decision at the time to keep the material safe until someone could meet him at the drop-off point. Despite doing everything he could based on his training, he was still considered the one in trouble and was presented with a Statement of Reasons with Guideline Kviolations listed for his mishandling of classified material.

Knowing this was not his area of expertise, he sought out help from the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. With over forty years of experience in security clearance appeals, our client knew he was getting the best possible help. In spite of an incoming hurricane, we were able to work with him and get any and all information needed to win his case and explain the circumstances of the alleged mishandling of information. We beat the hurricane, and he won his security clearance back.

Don’t let a Statement of Reasons ruin your day. Call 800.481.2526 for help today.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudication Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline G & J
Indianapolis, IN
April 2019

People are flawed. We make mistakes. It’s in our nature to do so, and sometimes mistakes can vary in their severity. There are few mistakes that should cost your security clearance, especially when you have already paid for the mistake.

Our client was born the youngest of three children and grew up participating in a wide array of sports and extracurricular activities. His family raised him as a regular church attendee and instilled a strong work ethic in him. He worked from the age of twelve until finding a career as an electrician. He worked long and hard to provide for his family, a wife and a young daughter, but the marriage unfortunately didn’t last. That’s when our client made a life change and went back to school to get his degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation, he landed a job with the Navy. His family had a history of serving the United States, so he was proud to follow in their footsteps as this position allowed him to volunteer with several charities and deploy to help in Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Jordan.

With all of the work he had to do to get where he is, our client liked to unwind with beer, as many people do. He was out with his girlfriend one night, enjoying some pool, karaoke, and alcohol. When they decided to head home for the night, he made one of the worst mistakes of his life and got behind the wheel. When he made that decision, he regretted it almost immediately when he was pulled over. After his parents placed his bail and he got his car from the impound lot, our client went straight to his supervisor to self-report. He always believed that he did not have a problem with alcohol, though he did drink on a weekly basis, however, he underwent the appropriate treatment and completed the program.  It was after all of this when our client was suddenly hit with a Statement of Reasons for Guideline G and Guideline J violations for drinking and driving as well as his past consumption of alcohol.

Immediately, he looked for help and found the Edmunds Law Firm. With over forty years of security clearance experience, our client was in very skilled hands for his Response to SOR. The team under Attorney Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance lawyer was able to prove that our client has fulfilled all requirements from the court as well as his personal goals of sobriety. Our client kept his security clearance and continues to serve his country.

Don’t drink and drive! And don’t be afraid to call 800.481.2526 for help today.

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline E, G, & J
Garrisonville, VA
April 2019

Life can be hard. Sometimes, we feel set up for failure. Sometimes, we can fight through but still need something to lean on. When it comes to your security clearance, though, we are here to help you through the fight.

Our client’s home life wasn’t all that stable growing up. He was often taken care of by other family members as his parents were unfit. This fact may have been a blessing, however, as he got to see the impact that serving in the Armed Forces had on his grandfather, a veteran from the Korean War. Our client worked through high school and joined the Marine Corps after graduating in 2000. He excelled with his platoon, undergoing training  at Camp Geiger and Fort Knox, just to name a few. He eventually began working as a tank mechanic and was later deployed to Kuwait for seven months to support Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom. Not long after returning, he was deployed again to Iraq and received several achievement medals for his service. After attending recruiter school in California, he continued to serve as chief of maintenance for the tank platoon. He helped field and test many modifications still used by the Armed Forces today. Despite being a dedicated servant to his country, our client had to deal with his own demons. Unfortunately, he leaned on alcohol to help with those problems. This use led to the end of his first marriage before he sought out help. He continues to attend AA meetings and is completely sober.

Nevertheless, because of a run-in he had before admitting that he had a problem, the government served him with a Statement of Reasons for his past behavior while under the influence. In his Statement of Reasons, they listed out violations for Guideline Efor his written statement supposedly contradicted what he had said in an interview, Guideline G for his drunken behavior, and Guideline J for his disorderly conduct. Like many others do, he tried to submit his own Response to SOR in which he explained that the written response was just a bit of incorrect wording, his drunken behavior was over as he is sober, and the disorderly conduct was an unfortunate reaction to being attacked by a stranger at a bar. Unfortunately, the government considered this Response to be inadequate to settle their concerns about his Guideline E and Guideline G violations.

Feeling lost and out of his depth, our client found help with the Edmunds Law Firm. With the team located in offices from coast to coast, he was in the most capable hands for his hearing. We helped him put together everything he needed to win, and with the country’s best security clearance attorney, Alan Edmunds, his victory and security clearance were secured.

If you need help and don’t know where to turn, come to us for help. Call 800.481.2526 today.

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline B
Springfield, VA
April 2019

We choose where our loyalties lie. We never have the chance to choose our families, yet where we are from or where our family is from are considered threats to national security? Can you really lose your security clearance because of this?

This nearly happened to a recent client of the Edmunds Law Firm. Despite being an American citizen for nineteen years and having served the United States from 1984 until his immigration from Egypt, he found his family being held against him. He was number four of five children to his parents, who were originally from Palestine and later moved to Saudi Arabia before settling in Egypt. His family always had a habit of moving around, but as their family grew, they settled in Egypt as our client went to the local English school. He worked hard and got his Bachelor’s of Science with focuses in business management and accounting. He met his wife and mother of his three children during his second year of college. In 2016, they realized that their relationship shouldn’t be a marriage and divorced, but they are still very close. While he excelled in finances in America, he couldn’t help but remember the service his father had done as a contractor in the 60s. Our client made a career shift in 2006 to work as a linguist in a U.S. contracting company and continues to be an invaluable asset to that company and his country.

Considering all his hard work in the past and his plans to continue working for his country, he was deeply hurt to be presented with a Statement of Reasons with several Guideline B violations that listed his family members who were still overseas as evidence of his foreign preference. Our client was frank and honest with his Response to SOR, deciding to submit it on his own as he explained that none of his family members held any ties to foreign governments nor were they reasons his own trustworthiness should be doubted. Unfortunately, as many realize when they do their own Response to SOR, it was not considered enough for the government.

That’s when our client found us at the Edmunds Law Firm, the only place with the best security clearance attorney in the country. When Attorney Alan Edmunds stepped in to the hearing with our client, his case was as good as won. With the Edmunds Law Firm on his side, our client won back his security clearance.

Don’t let your own family be held against you. Call 800.481.2526 for help today.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline F
Beaufort, SC
April 2019

Even the heroes among us can be vulnerable. They can struggle with money just like the rest of us. When they work to make things right, though, their security clearance shouldn’t be put in jeopardy.

One of our clients just found out how tricky it can be to prove you are not living beyond your means. He grew up with his father in Mississippi as his parents divorced when he was very young. His father was in the US Navy, so our client grew up witnessing his loyalty and service to the United States. When he was in his teen years, he moved back in with his mother. He seemed to be on a path for art school, but he decided not to pursue this to avoid having student loan debt. It wasn’t until he was 19 that he realized what he wanted to do with his life as he joined the US Air Force in 1994. After graduating, he used his training to become a certified firefighter. While our client was deployed for a short time, he met his wife and got married at the age of 21. During his many deployments, his two children were born, but there was nothing that was slowing our client down. He managed to separate from his service in order to attend school and become a certified paramedic only to continue his service overseas. He finally settled into a position as with a Fire Rescue service and has continued to accel there since 2003. Though his marriage has strained a little from his sacrifice and dedication, our client would never give up serving his country.

You can certainly imagine the surprise our client experienced when he, of all people, was hit with a Statement of Reasons. Despite his unwavering bravery, he had dealt with some financial troubles in the past, as many of us do. These financial troubles were specifically with his taxes, so this lead to Guideline F violations. Also as many do, our client tried to handle his own Response to SOR in order to keep his security clearance, but the government only accepted a few of his answers, claiming that there was no proof he was making monthly payments.

That’s when he knew to find help. He found it in the Edmunds Law Firm, where the country’s best security clearance attorney and his team are waiting to aid whoever they can. Our client came to the right place for his hearing, and it didn’t take long to prove that the government would be losing a wonderful asset if they didn’t restore his security clearance.

Don’t let your chances of keeping our clearance go up in flames! Call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help put out the fire.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from SOR Withdrawal
Guideline F
Canutillo, TX
April 2019

Sometimes you can do everything right, and it still isn’t considered enough. That’s why the Edmunds Law Firm is here for you.

Our recent client holds great pride for his thirty-six years of civilian service in over twenty locations within his contracting company. As the elder child of eight children, he learned responsibility from an early age and wanted nothing more than to find his place in the world and serve his country in some capacity. When he found his contracting company, he realized it was demanding work that would require quite a bit of travel. After a year contract in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm, he came home to divorce papers. Despite losing his house and half of his 401K, he never missed a payment for child support. This divorce wound up being a bit of a blessing as he met his current wife and her daughter with whom he has a happy and loving family.

Things were going well for our client, in spite of some small sacrifices he had to make in order to help his step-daughter through college and continue to support himself and his wife. He was even working to get back on track with a few debts in his past and was making wonderful progress. That’s when he was hit with a Statement of Reasons for Guideline Fviolations for all of the debts he was already working to pay back and several that were not even his and that he had been working to have removed for years. He was a dedicated contractor for his country, yet this Statement of Reasonswas making him out to be some sort of degenerate with no control of his finances.

That’s when he reached out to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. With offices from coast to coastand well over forty years of experience under his belt, Attorney Edmunds assigned a team to work with our client on his side of the story. After receiving the Response to SOR and all the evidence supporting our client’s financial responsibility, the government dropped the SOR entirely. Our client got to keep his security clearance and continues to serve his country.

Don’t let past debt stand in your way of keeping your security clearance! Call 800.481.2526 for help today!

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DOHA Telework Site
Victory from Video Tele-Conference Personal Appearance
Guideline F
San Diego, CA
April 2019

You would think that telling someone you are struggling, especially with your finances, would not result in harsh punishment. Wouldn’t it make more since to help that person rather than turn them away?

A recent client of the Edmunds Law Firm found out just how quickly he would be tossed aside after he self-reported his financial troubles which were stemming from his divorce in which he had to pay spousal and child support. Two months after he filed for the divorce, he was on deployment to Japan—one deployment of many—and unable to pay the mortgage on his home, and his soon to be ex-wife refused to sell it. By the time he got back from deployment, his home was in foreclosure and was later sold at an auction. Despite being a loyal Naval Officer since 1994 and father of four daughters and wanting nothing more than to show he was working toward a resolution on his financial woes, the government decided he was making “poor choices” with his finances.

That’s when he was given a Statement of Reasons with Guideline F violations for the current financial struggles he self-reported as well as for filing for bankruptcy in the past. According to the Statement of Reasons, he was warned the bankruptcy may come back to haunt him if he ever presented similar financial issues. Like many people, he decided to try and handle his Response to SOR on his own. With this, he went into detail about how he was up to date with his payments, and how he was only trying to keep an open and honest channel with his superiors. He even expressed his dedication to a budget he worked out with advisors and his new wife. When the government didn’t consider this to be enough, that’s when he knew he needed to ask for help again.

He found the Edmunds Law Firm to stand with him at for his hearing in which he would be able to prove that his financial situation was improving, and his twenty-four year career in the Navy with no security violations showed his unwavering dedication to his country. With Attorney Ryan Nerney, one of the talented minds working with the country’s best security clearance lawyer, at his side, this was an easy win for our client. His career and security clearance are left intact.

If your financial hardships are a threat to your security clearance, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guidelines E, H, J, & D
Roseville, CA
April 2019

Can the something that happened nearly two decades ago cost your job? What if you have already been punished for it? Can this really come back to haunt you for your security clearance?

This is exactly what happened to a recent client of ours. He is a hard working man who was always interested in the field of electrical engineering. He majored in this before he joined the Air Force in 1996 so he could better serve his country. He fought as a firefighter and paramedic even after his honorable conditions discharge in 2003. It wasn’t until 2015 that he really had a problem. He took his family, a wife and two daughters, to Disneyland over Labor Day weekend. They went to a neighborhood block party while there and spent time with some family and their neighbors. As one does during a block party, he walked around, had some food, and enjoyed the day. When he got back to work, our client was randomly selected for a drug test. Imagine his surprise when he tested positive for marijuana despite never knowingly participating in its use. He realized that, while at the block party, he must have consumed some food containing the drug. He underwent a treatment program for this and has suffered greatly over this mistake.

After over eighteen years of negative drug tests, this one, isolated incident lead to a Statement of Reasons with allegations dating back to 1997 under Guideline J for the criminal conduct of being involved with illegal drugs, Guideline H for the drugs themselves, Guideline D for a false rape accusation and adultery—something he expressed his regret over—which both occurred over fifteen years ago, and Guideline E for allowing himself to be put in those situations.

Immediately knowing that he needed help, he came to the Edmunds Law Firm to build his Response to SOR. The Response to SOR satisfied the concerns the government held regarding his Guideline D violations, but they felt that he still had to answer to the other violations regarding his alleged use of marijuana and, though they acknowledged his sincere remorse, his act of adultery.  Our client decided it best to stick with us through his hearing, where Attorney Ryan Nerney led him to victory through the security clearance appeal.

Find out how Attorney Edmunds, the country’s top security clearance attorney, can help you. Call 800.481.2526 today!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guidelines A, B, C, E, & K
New York, NY
April 2019

It isn’t often when the government accuses a person of being disloyal to their country. When they do this, it should be taken seriously. That’s exactly why the Edmunds Law Firm is here.

Our client grew up in California and attended Catholic school. He participated in many extracurricular activities, but he held a strong desire to be a soldier one day as he worked his way up to a cadet lieutenant in his local Civil Air Patrol by the time he was in high school. He took aerospace and aviation classes and even aided the local law enforcement with search and rescue operations. With a long family history of military service, our client wanted nothing more than to be an addition to this legacy. He joined the Army after graduation and underwent two years of leadership training before being sent to North Carolina for immediate combat deployment. He returned home a year and a half later, heavily decorated, and left active duty under honorable conditions. He began work with several defense companies and only left when he grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. In 2014, our client earned his Master’s degree and has continued his service to his country at the Freedom Tower, World Trade Center. He even finds time for volunteer work with various local charities.

How on earth could this excellent example of a civil servant fall into trouble? Well, he shared a meme he copied from Google. Unfortunately, this meme was from an unknown source and sent over his government email address. Furthermore, at first glance, this meme seemed to support Islamic law. This paired with a few out-of-context quotes from his friendly conversations and for being on four episodes of a Singapore television show led to a Statement of Reasonswith allegations under Guideline A which calls to question one’s allegiance to the United States, Guideline B for supposedly being influenced by foreign nationals while at a local Ramadan dinner, Guideline C for the alleged foreign preference our client held, Guideline E for several random allegations which bordered on excessive, and Guideline K for mishandling protected information despite still learning and undergoing training.

Rather than try and tackle these allegations alone, he sought out help and found the Edmunds Law Firm. With over forty years of security clearance experience, Mr. Edmunds assigned a team from his coast to coast offices to work on our client Response to SOR. We were able to address each allegation thoroughly and provide our client’s side of the story. His allegiance to the United States was proved to be unshakable, and his security clearance was restored.

Don’t let your loyalty be called into question! Call 800.481.2526 for help today!

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Personnel Security Division
Victory from Response to LOI
Guideline B
Las Vegas, NV
March 2019

When you have expressed nothing more than absolute loyalty to the United States, you would think that where you were born makes little difference. This loyalty was called into question when a recent client of the Edmunds Law Firm had to fight to keep his livelihood.

Our client was born in India in 1966 to a loving family who lived comfortably. His household lived by the rules of Zoroastrianism, simply put: Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds. He carried those beliefs with him upon completing high school when his sister and parents immigrated to America. He wasn’t here long before he wanted to serve his new home country by joining the Air Force. He attended basic training in 1986. After four years of active duty in the Air Force, our client transferred to the Air National Guard and worked to get his Bachelor’s Degree. After the events of September 11th, he wanted to do even more for his country, so he found a position in INS. Somewhere in all of his service and moving around for training, he met his wife of twenty years with whom he has two children.

With all of this unwavering service to the United States, you can imagine our client’s surprise when he was hit with aLetter of Intent. This is similar to a Statement of Reasons, as it has allegations listed, but this LOI allowed our client the opportunity to answer specific questions about his alleged Guideline B violations. The supposed foreign influence was all from our client’s previous friends or distant family who were still in India. Our client, being a man who wants nothing more than to help, had sent a few of these relatives and friends small amounts of money in their times of need. The last occurrence of this was at least five years ago, so our client was absolutely at a loss of how to keep his security clearance.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm, where the best security clearance attorney in the country and his team were able to create a detailed Response to LOI on our client’s behalf. With over forty years of security clearance experience and our client’s impeccable record of loyalty and good faith, he was able to keep his security clearance.

Where we come from does not define us. If your security clearance is in trouble because of where you lived, call 800.481.2526 today to find out how we can help.

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline F
Satellite Beach, FL
March 2019

You would think that after over twenty-two years of loyalty, a little financial trouble could be overlooked, especially when it is in the past and has already begun to improve.

A man who grew up in a modest and financially responsible family found himself facing this exact issue. In the year 2000, he married a woman who he hoped to spend the rest of his life with. She was a teacher, but she was not raised in a home that was as responsible as his was growing up. Despite this, she volunteered to manage the household finances as she had the time to do so. When their bank accounts turned up empty time and time again, he was always met with the same excuse that it was due to their bills. Out of a desire to keep a happy home and family, he didn’t question the nice things, the credit cards, and the constantly empty accounts. It wasn’t until the house was about to be foreclosed on that he felt there was no choice other than to file for divorce. They had to sell the home, but it was foreclosed on before they could. Since then, he has found a loving, responsible wife. They own their own home and are current on all of their bills.

When this man was contacted for these past debts via a Statement of Reasons riddled with Guideline F violations, he knew he had to fight back. He, like many others, tried to provide his own Response to SOR in which he explained the circumstances of his first marriage, how the debts almost entirely belonged to his ex-wife, and how he intended to avoid foreclosure on his home but suffered from some bad legal advice in the process. Despite providing a solid Response to SOR, this was not considered enough for the government.

That’s when he sought out help with the Edmunds Law Firm. Our team worked with him as he prepared for his hearing, and he assured to be in the capable hands that only over forty years of security clearance experience can provide. With our help, he was able to prove that he wanted nothing more than to serve his country, and his security clearance was restored.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline E & H
Dumfries, VA
March 2019

Can a little mistake made when trying to be honesty cost your job? Not if Attorney Edmunds can help it!

A recent client of ours grew up in a military family. His father was a retired Army Officer, and they moved frequently for his work. Our client never felt that he was missing out, however, as he had the chance to feel at home in any country or state his family was stationed in. He also developed a strong bond with his family, one that he would never give up. After attending college in his family’s home state, where he had the opportunity to participate in some political activism and help in his community. He worked closely within a fraternity that his father was an alumni, and he eventually earned a four-year Army ROTC Scholarship. After earning his Bachelor’s degree, he began working in IT and engineering. He has worked his way up to cybersecurity and has even established his own non-profit organization for underprivileged youth and communities to learn in the science, math, and technology.

Now, how could someone with such an outstanding impact on his community and desire to serve his country be in trouble? He was presented with this same issue when the government served him with a Statement of Reasons with Guideline E violations for personal conduct and Guideline H violations for drug use. Back in 2013, he was visiting a friend for a weekend when he tried marijuana. He did not disclose this information in his SF-86 because he was afraid of the consequences, but when his interview came around, he told them about this as an attempt to remain honest. When confronted about it during the interview, he accidentally stated the wrong year.

Not knowing what to do with these allegations and the potential destruction of his bright future serving his country and community, our client found the Edmunds Law Firm. With a team working for the best security clearance attorney in this country, our client had all the help he need with his Response to SOR. His future remained bright, and his security clearance was intact.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline D & J
Murrieta, CA
March 2019

We’ve all done something that we’re not proud of. Sometimes one is more serious than another, but the guilt can be crushing. Many people are able to come clean about what they did, despite knowing that this may just add to the punishment they are already receiving.

This is exactly what happened to a recent client of ours. He grew up in the Northeast and wanted to join the Marine Corps with his older brother after they spoke to a recruiter. Despite wanting to do it together, his brother decided not to join, but our client reported for training six months after graduating high school. This was the beginning of a successful career in the Marine Corps for fourteen years. He plans to continue serving for at least sixteen more years and has been deployed four times. During a relocation to California, our client met his wife and her daughter. As many know, a career in the Armed Forces can be difficult on one’s marriage. This was unfortunately the case when our client got into trouble for solicitation of a prostitute. He plead guilty, paid all fines, and complied with his court orders. He even self-reported to his chain of command, despite being embarrassed by the situation and afraid of the further trouble he could get into.

That’s when he was presented with a Statement of Reasons with a Guideline D violation for soliciting a prostitute and a Guideline J violation for being convicted of this charge. He likely knew this could happen from being honest with his command, but he in no way wanted to lose his glowing Marine career and his means of supporting his family. That’s when he sought out help from the office of this country’s best security clearance attorney, the Edmunds Law Firm. With a team working with him on his Response to SOR, our client was able to prove to the government that these two charges were completely out of character and would never happen again. Our client’s mistake did not cost him his security clearance.

Is one embarrassing action about to cost you your security clearance? Don’t let that happen! Call the Edmunds Law Firm at 800.481.2526 to find out how we can help!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Personal Appearance
Guideline F & J
Falls Church, VA
March 2019

Staying on top of finances can be very difficult. It can cause you to do something you sincerely regret later. But if you have genuinely improved, should you still lose your security clearance? Not if Attorney Edmunds has a say!

Our client wanted nothing more than to serve his country, alongside his wife who also held a security clearance before her contract was downsized and her job was lost. Despite this, he kept working for his country and the Department of Defense. His wife was eventually able to find some part-time consultation work, but nearly three years had passed where they were forced to make ends meet. As many people do in these troubling times, bills have to sit on the back-burner as necessities take priority. Unfortunately, our client’s stress drove him to make a mistake, but that quickly became his only mistake as he was taken to court for a DWI. He had to attend a alcohol safety program in order to complete his probation, but he was placed on a wait list for his area for almost a year in which he was unable to drive without restrictions. He followed the rules and met all the obligations, successfully leaving that dark moment behind him as his household finances began to improve.

Instead of being recognized for his improvement, however, our client was presented with a Statement of Reasons for his Guideline F violations for the debts he was paying back and a Guideline J violation for taking so long to fulfill his probation requirements. He thought it best, as many do, to handle his Response to SOR on his own. He provided detailed explanations as to the circumstances of his debts such as the loss of over half the household income when his wife was laid off, documentation that the debts were being paid off, and the information regarding his DWI. When he heard back, he had successfully satisfied the government’s concerns regarding his Guideline J allegation. Yet, his security clearance was still in jeopardy from the Guideline F allegations.

At a loss for what to do, he found the Edmunds Law Firm. With the help of Alan Edmunds, this country’s top security clearance attorney, he went to his hearing with everything he needed to put the government’s concerns at ease. He left with his security clearance and his job intact.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline F
Spring Valley, CA
March 2019

When it is necessary to feed your family, some bills may fall behind. Sometimes, allowing those bills to go unpaid is the only way to keep food on the table for those who are relying on you.

A recent client of ours learned that the hard way as he acted was the breadwinner of his home while his wife was in school. In between contract work, he had to survive off of their savings account in order to keep them afloat. Despite growing up in a low-income household as the eldest of three, our client began working at the age of twelve as he started his own landscaping company. He didn’t realize it at the time, but when his home was raided and his father taken into custody for dealing narcotics, our client realized his income was actually supporting the household. A few years later, he ran into some friend who had joined the Navy, and he was inspired to join as well, learning to become an aviation mechanic and meeting his wife during his enlistment. After his enlistment ended, his financial struggles started after the deaths of his parents and a surprise pregnancy accompanied the difficult times with no contract work. He held strong with his family, and they made it through the nine years of unsteady ground. He even began paying back on his debts, all of which had remained relatively small.

Imagine his surprise when, after everything, the government gave him a Statement of Reasons for these Guideline F allegations. He was shocked as some of these debts were paid off, and they weren’t even considering what had brought about his financial hardships. With his security clearance in jeopardy, he looked for help in the appeals process.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm who could help him with his Response to SOR. With offices from coast to coast and over forty years of experience with security clearance appeals, he was in the right place. The team assembled with Mr. Edmunds, this country’s top security clearance attorney was easily able to get our client’s side laid out clearly for the government. With nothing left to argue, our client won his security clearance back and kept his livelihood.

If you are falling behind and your security clearance may be at risk, don’t wait! Call the Edmunds Law Firm today!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline F
Portsmouth, VA
February 2019

Can the government take away your security clearance for helping your family?

A recent client grew up in a rough neighborhood where drugs were pushed and drive-by shootings were common. Despite this, she was surrounded by the positivity of her family and godmother who encouraged her to be an active member in her church. She learned commitment while in school by participating in several extra-curricular activities including JROTC. This fed her interest in serving in the Navy. She worked hard over the years, often taking on bills for those in her family who couldn’t make ends meet as she was the only person making over minimum wage. Unfortunately, this sometimes led to her falling behind with her own finances. She has been working toward improving her credit and correcting her situation for over a year.

With her finances on the way improvement, imagine her surprise when she was hit with a Statement of Reasons for her Guideline F violations. Despite several of these debts being the result of having to support her family in hard times or assist friends who suddenly found themselves homeless, her generosity was being severely punished with a threat to not only her career but her greatest accomplishment in life.

She sought out the Edmunds Law Firm for help in her Response to SOR. With Attorney Alan Edmunds hiring only the best for the security clearance appeals process, she had everything she needed to fight back and prove that she had not only earned her security clearance but that her past money mistakes would in no way tarnish her loyalty to her country.

Having to support your family can be a burden at times, but a threat against your security clearance doesn’t have to be. Call today for help!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline D, E, G, & J
Altadena, CA
February 2019

False allegations can ruin a person’s life and cost your security clearance. Attorney Edmunds will do anything he can to help.

The eldest of three in a military family, a recent client at the Edmunds Law Firm wanted little more than to join the Marines to follow in his father’s footsteps. After high school, he did just that and enlisted for boot camp. He began working with electronic communications, eventually being trusted to safeguard all classified material while moving between three stations. He is proud of his service to his country and has been well rewarded for his efforts. However, his life and career was in jeopardy when he was faced harsh allegations in a Statement of Reasons under Guideline D for the alleged rape of a fellow officer, Guideline E for lying about her whereabouts, Guideline G for the consumption of alcohol leading up to the alleged assault, and Guideline J for the criminal allegation of rape.

Knowing he was out of his depth, he came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. With the country’s leading security clearance attorney and his team working in offices from coast to coast, he was able to point out the facts that there was not enough evidence to indicate anything more than consensual, though intoxicated, relations and charges which were ultimately dropped. With the help offered for Active Duty Military, our client was able to win back his security clearance.

Don’t be accused of something you didn’t do. Call 800.481.2526 for help today!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline F
San Diego, CA
February 2019

Finances can be a burden, and we all have to deal with them. They shouldn’t cost yoursecurity clearance, though.

A recent client of ours grew up in the home of a career soldier. His family moved around a lot as he grew, but he was always inspired by his father. When he was in an accident at the start of his freshman year of college and later had to witness his father’s declining health and eventual death, our client reassessed what he wanted to do with his life. He joined in the Navy Reserve and attended school at night while he was in basic training. When his mother needed support in her old age, our client did everything he could to support her while still allowing her to live in her own home. Furthermore, his girlfriend and her daughter had to move in after their home burned down. His generosity should have been rewarded as he continued to deal with several transitions in the status of his pay and going from active duty to retirement. He pushed to start repayment plans on his taxes and has been dealing with his financial hardships since 2004.

Despite dealing with his debt and catching up on his bills, our client was presented with a Statement of Reasons for several Guideline F allegations for his financial situation. He knew that he was repaying everything that the government was laying out, but how was he supposed to support his family if he lost his security clearance? Our client needed help, and he found us.

When he came to the Edmunds Law Firm, he was in excellent hands as the team with the country’s leading security clearance attorney, Alan Edmunds, helped our client gather the evidence he needed to prove his case. With a detailed and thorough Response to SOR, he was able to satisfy all the government’s concerns of Guideline F violations. He left us with his security clearance restored and ready to continue serving his country.

Debts won’t cost you your security clearance if Attorney Edmunds has anything to say about it. Call today!

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline E & G
Mobile, AL
February 2019

Some people have to deal with true tragedy in their lives. They have to pick themselves up from that and build their lives again. Some people do this at their own pace and struggle with it, but we are all making our own ways through life. Tragedy can define us, but it doesn’t have to, especially as we learn to do something with our lives.

This is exactly what happened with a recent client of ours as he dealt with the tragic loss of his sister, having to take in her son and support him, and learning to live without her there. He eventually joined the military, wanting to be a part of something bigger than himself. Unfortunately, dealing with the loss of someone he was very close to resulted in him seeking comfort and, as many people do, he found his comfort in alcohol. After being discharged due to a DUI, he started working toward turning his life back in the right direction with AA meetings and check-ins at his local VA Clinic.

With all of this self-improvement, he was surprised to be served with a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline G for his past alcohol consumption and Guideline E for his subsequent DUIs and separation from the Army due to misconduct. He provided a detailed Response to SOR in which he provided the circumstances for his improvement, but the government still wanted to hold his past against him.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm for help in continuing his security clearance appeal with a hearing. With offices from coast to coast working with him and Mr. Edmunds, America’s top security clearance attorney, at his side, our client was able to walk away with his security clearance intact.

Don’t let the pain of the past overcome you. Reach out for help today!

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline F
Stafford, VA
February 2019

When it comes to living within your means financially, you would think two debts that were not even yours wouldn’t jeopardize your livelihood.

A recent client of ours had to move mountains to keep her security clearance. A daughter of a retired Air Force officer with over 45 years of military and civilian work, our client was used to hard work and perseverance. With two very active daughters and a dedication to her country as a contractor, she was ready for anything life could throw at her. After dealing with her divorce, she had to take over a portion of the financial burdens that accumulated during her marriage. During this time, she was going back to school to get her Bachelor’s degree, and she took on the debts to avoid allowing her former spouse to file for bankruptcy. She worked hard to get through school, maintain her security clearance, and live within her means.

So when she was hit with a Statement of Reasons for those two debts listed as Guideline F violations, she was astounded. She called the collectors. She did everything within her power to determine how she could fix this problem. She even handled her own Response to SOR which was admirable, but the government didn’t see that as enough.

Not one to give up, she came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help at her hearing. She was in hands of the best security clearance attorney in the country, Alan Edmunds, and his team. When they walked into the courtroom, there was little doubt as to how it would end.

Don’t let someone else’s mistake cost your job. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today for help.

Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline J & E
North Olmsted, OH
February 2019

Whatever happened to the benefit of the doubt? What about innocent until proven guilty. You would hope the government would consider these concepts before taking away your security clearance, right?

Innocence wasn’t even considered for a recent client of ours. A former Marine with several medals, awards, and an honorable discharge under his belt, one would thing that his side of the story would at least be considered. Unfortunately, despite his continued service as a civilian, the diagnosis of PTSD can carry a very negative stigma. When our client was attacked by a random teenager on his front lawn, he showed incredible restraint by trying to defuse the situation. The teenager was combative and vulgar as he accused our client of being an abusive stepfather, a lie unfortunately spread by our client’s stepdaughter in an attempt to get attention. Our client was threatened multiple times, and each time he told the teenager to leave, finally asking his wife who was inside the house to call 911. When the teenager pushed and tried to punch our client, he simply got a tool from his garage to keep the guy at arms’ length. Unfortunately, in the time before the police arrived, the teenager tripped and the tool caught his leg, breaking it in the fall. When the police arrived to a teenager with a broken bone and a Marine diagnosed with PTSD, assumptions were made as to whom the guilt belonged.

Our client was presented with a Statement of Reasons for Guideline J (criminal conduct) and Guideline E(personal conduct) allegations. The supposed criminal conduct was as a result of our client defending himself when being attacked on his own property, despite having remained relatively calm in a heavy-pressure scenario. The personal conduct allegations were for his failure to disclose the arrest, despite him not knowing that he was required to tell his superiors about it.

Overwhelmed by this action against him, our client sought out help with the Edmunds Law Firm on his Response to SOR. As the best security clearance attorney in the country, Mr. Edmunds only hires the best to handle these cases. Our client was in great hands as his response to SOR was submitted. With nothing left to argue, our client’s security clearance was granted.

Don’t let a stigma cost you your job. Call 800.481.2526 and find out just how we can fight for you.

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline F
Columbia, SC
February 2019

Isn’t it counter-intuitive to put someone’s security clearance in jeopardy when they are in financial trouble?

A dedicated family man who does everything he can to help his stepdaughter through college shouldn’t be hit with something as harsh as a Statement of Reasons with several Guideline F allegations. Like many people, our client decided to answer his Response to SOR on his own. Unfortunately, our client learned, as many people do, that this was not going to be enough for government despite how thorough his explanations were.

When it was decided that he had not provided enough documentation, he came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm for help. By working with a team in offices from coast to coast on his case, he was able to gather all the necessary documentation he needed to prove that his prior debts were being paid off. When it came to the hearing, Attorney Edmunds, this country’s best security clearance lawyer, stepped in and there was not a doubt that this would be settled in our client’s favor.

Our client didn’t lose his security clearance, and as long as the Edmunds Law Firm is here to help, you don’t have to either. Call us today and find out how we can help you!

Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington hearing Office
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline E
Manassas, VA
January 2019

Even the most morally upstanding of us can struggle with a rebellious child. Just how much can they get us in, though?

Despite having to overcome many adversities in her life, a recent client of ours has continuously maintained her ethics and morality. She was raised by her great, great grandmother and her grandfather as a proud member of her local church and a dedicated academic. She entered an early admissions program for college at sixteen years old and eventually followed in the positive influences in her life as she began to work for the United States government. While she loves her family fiercely, her dedication to her country became a top priority.

That’s why she was surprised to be served with a Statement of Reasons with only one, though a powerful one, Guideline E allegation (Personal Conduct) for allegedly quitting her job while under investigation for time card fraud and false expense reports. She came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help on her Response to SOR, in which she explained that it was her daughter’s expense report that she had inadvertently approved. At the time, she was unaware of how serious it was, and she confronted her daughter about the reports in question. She knew that her daughter had struggled with drug abuse in the past, and she feared that if her daughter was committing fraud, then perhaps she had relapsed. Ultimately, our client did what she believed to be for the best and resigned. Even though this explanation and the evidence attesting to our client’s outstanding career, the government did not view this explanation as enough, so it was time to move on to the hearing.

Luckily, our client made the right decision and stayed with the Edmunds Law Firm to help with her security clearance appeal. That’s when Attorney Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance attorney, stepped into the courtroom. There was hardly a question on whether or not our client would win. She had her day in court and held her head high with her security clearance intact, having overcome another adversity.

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudication Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline B, D, E, & I
Barrigada, GU
January 2019

Suicide is never the way out. Many people struggle with mental health issues, but they push on for their families, their jobs, and their country. When it all becomes too much, you would think that the government wouldn’t want to kick you when you’re down. That’s what our client thought too after getting through one of the darkest times of his life.

Our client was a middle child who grew up in California. After high school, he joined the Navy in order to continue his family’s long tradition of serving the United States’ military. He met his wife in 2013, and they had two children together. Their marriage was rocky for a while before his second child was born, and they were even considering divorce. At one point, his wife even accused him of domestic assault and abuse after being encouraged by her friends to “teach him a lesson”. It was so rough on our client that he made the decision to travel to Thailand as a means of escaping the horrible fighting and separation process so he could commit suicide. He was talked out of hanging himself by a Thai lady and booked his ticket back to Guam when he realized this was not what he wanted to do. This was little more than a lapse in judgment in an extremely difficult time in his life. He has worked hard on further developing his coping skills and repairing his marriage.

One would think that after such hardships, he would be past all of this and be able to move on with his life. Our client thought so too until he was presented with a Statement of Reasons with Guideline B allegations (Foreign Influence) because he traveled from Guam to Thailand without submitting a request beforehand,Guideline D allegations (Sexual Behavior) for the domestic and sexual abuse that never actually happened,Guideline E allegations (personal conduct) for the booking a ticket to Thailand and after supposedly lying on his SF-86 about a diagnosis for his mental health, and Guideline I allegations (psychological conditions) for the suicidal ideations. With all of those allegations piled one, our client was overwhelmed and practically forced to relive some of the worst times of his life while his security clearance was in jeopardy.

That’s when he found the Edmunds Law Firm for help on his Response to SOR. With well over forty years of experience in the security clearance field, Attorney Edmunds only hires the best to help on these cases. When it comes to security clearance appeals, there is no one better to help, and that’s exactly what happened with our client. With the team working for the best security clearance lawyer in the country standing with him, there was no doubt that he would win.

Life is hard, but keeping your security clearance shouldn’t be. Call today for help!

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Department of Defense
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Washington Hearing Office
Victory from Hearing
Guideline B & C
Madison Height, MI
January 2019

We don’t choose our family, but we do ultimately choose our loyalty. If you are loyal to the United States, though, can you lose your security clearance?

After growing up in Iraq and serving the Iraqi army under a mandatory service, a recent client of ours had the opportunity to emigrate to the United States with his wife and three children. He wanted a better life for himself and his family, so he began the immigration process. Despite being qualified in Iraq for various technical jobs and experience in the oil industry, he gladly took a job at a hotel chain to support his family in their new country. After seven years of this, a new chance came to our client as he clamored to aid the United States army as a linguist and cultural advisor, a job that is invaluable to our troops stationed in the Middle East.

After showing nothing but loyalty to his country and fellow serviceman, it was quite a devastating shock when he was presented with a Statement of Reasons with Guideline B allegations for his father and siblings who lived in Iraq and Guideline C allegation for his voting in Iraq after becoming a Naturalized citizen of the US. He admitted to everything in his Response to SOR and provided explanations for his family members (foreign influence) and his attempt to use his citizenship in Iraq (foreign preference) as a means to vote for democracy to come to the Iraqi people. While his intentions were good, the government did not accept them as pure.

That’s when he came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help in his hearing. This case was hardly a challenge for Mr. Edmunds, this country’s leading security clearance attorney and his team. Mr. Edmunds was able to successfully satisfy all the concerns of the government in order to keep our client’s security clearance. With over forty years of experience, Mr. Edmunds is considered a subject matter expert in this field.

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard Personnel Security Appeals Board
Victory from Personal Appearance
Kodiak, AK
Guideline E
January 2019

Honesty is the best policy. At least, that’s what people say. But should you really be punished for being honest?

After having both parents serve the United States, a recent client for the Edmunds Law Firm was ready to serve her country in any capacity. She worked hard through high school and attended college. While there, she even met her future husband. After graduation, she met a recruiter for the U.S. Coast Guard and was eager to follow her parents’ legacy of service. She excelled in the Coast Guard, until she had to correct a previous omission. When she met the recruiter, a friend of hers explained that his prior drug use had been cause for him to be turned away. Our client was fearful that, if she mentioned her previous experimenting with marijuana back in high school, her chances to serve in the Coast Guard would be ruined. She told the recruiter that she had never used drugs and later answered the same on her SF-86. When she was under a personnel subject interview, she decided it would be for the best to be as honest as possible.

Our client was quickly served with a Statement of Reasons listing out several Guideline E, personal conduct, allegations for the drug use in high school and for not disclosing the drug use. Not wanting to lose her security clearance, she came straight to the Edmunds Law Firm—home of Attorney Edmunds, this country’s best security clearance lawyer—for help on her Response to SOR. Through this, she was able to explain what happened and her full reasoning behind why she did not disclose the information before.

When the Response to SOR was not considered enough to appease the government, our client went to a personal appearance where Attorney Ryan Nerney was able to help her win back her security clearance. With offices from coast to coast and a reputation of over forty years of security clearance experience, Mr. Edmunds only hires the best.

The truth may set you free, but the Edmunds Law Firm will help you keep your job! Call today to find out how we can help!