Favorable Decisions

September 2022
Security Clearance Victory
US Department of Defense, Consolidated Adjudications Service
Guideline F Financial Considerations
Arlington, VA

Attorney Alan Edmunds and the Security Clearance Law experts at the Edmunds Law Firm recently scored a win for a client in danger of losing her security clearance because of debts, including tens of thousands of dollars in student loans.

Under Guideline F, the government may take into consideration a person’s financial health when determining whether they are a security risk. 

Unfortunately, some employees in the defense sector are just as heavily burdened by student loan debt as other Americans across all walks of life.

In fact, one 2017 study estimated that 40 percent of student loan borrowers in the US would end up in default by the year 2023. Every year, one million Americans default on their student loans, according to the US Department of Education.

Edmunds’ client was not alone in her student loan woes, nor was she alone in her battle with the government over her security clearance since she retained the Edmunds Law Firm.

With over 40 years’ experience, Edmunds Law Firm is America’s premiere Security Clearance law firm, with offices in five states and the Washington, D.C. area. The firm also has a global presence, representing clients in over 30 countries.

Attorney Edmunds and his staff of experts got to work on behalf of their client and, using the Whole Person Concept, showed in a hearing that their client was making a good-faith effort to address her student loan default, and that she was not a security risk.

If you receive a Statement of Reasons, or SOR, for financial reasons, do not give up. Call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com and connect with the Edmunds Law Firm and get the representation you deserve.

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September 2022
Security Clearance Victory
US Department of Defense, Consolidated Adjudications Service
Guideline E Personal Conduct; Guideline G Alcohol Consumption; Guideline I Psychological Conditions
Arlington, VA

For workers and military members with security clearances, receiving a Statement of Reasons for denial of security clearance is a nerve-wracking experience. But sometimes, having the right attorney can help end the matter without a hearing.

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff of security clearance experts at the Edmunds Law Firm recently helped a federal employee — who is also a decorated combat veteran of the US. Marine Corps — keep his security clearance after allegations of mental illness and alcohol abuse threatened to derail his career.

The lives of American servicemembers are not always easy, especially when battlefield traumas and stresses lead to mental issues such as PTSD. Often, veterans sometimes turn to alcohol to self-medicate when they feel there is not any other support.

For Attorney Edmunds’ client, even after he left the military and got medical help for PTSD and drinking, the Government issued a Statement of Reasons for guidelines E, G and I.

That when he turned to the nation’s top Security Clearance law firm.

Mr. Edmunds and his expert staff of dedicated professionals got to work on behalf of their client. Mr. Edmunds and his associates used the Whole Person Concept to show that past traumas and abuses do not define a person’s present or future and do no not mean a person is a security risk.

The government deliberated and agreed, deciding to let the matter drop without a hearing.

Many people — including those who served their nation in the military — have suffered mental anguish and turned to alcohol or drugs to cope when nobody else would help. If you receive an SOR from your employer, call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com and connect with the Edmunds Law Firm, where helping those who serve our nation is our highest honor.

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September 2022
Security Clearance Victory – Supplemental Information Request
US Department of Defense, Consolidated Adjudications Service
Guideline E Personal Conduct; Guideline F Financial Considerations
Arlington, VA

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff at the Edmunds Law Firm — America’s premiere Security Clearance law firm — recently assisted a client though a Supplemental Information Request, with favorable results.

The client received a Supplemental Information Response after an altercation with a family member turned physical, and a bad debt by a former spouse raised questions about his fitness for a security clearance.

After a night out, a heated argument with a sibling ended with someone receiving a minor injury by accident, and with Edmunds’ client charged with two misdemeanors. Eventually, everyone cooled off and the charges were dismissed pending completion of anger management.

At the same time, a bad debt linked to a former spouse also popped up on the client’s record.

Under Guidelines E and F, the government considered stripping the client of his security clearance.

You may not be able to choose your family, but you can choose your attorney. That’s why this client chose the Edmunds Law Firm — America’s premiere Security Clearance law firm — to represent him.

Mr. Edmunds and his expert staff of dedicated professionals got to work on behalf of their client. Mr. Edmunds and his associates used the Whole Person Concept to show that past indiscretions or old debts from a previous spouse do not define a person and does not make them security risk.

The government agreed and decided to not proceed with stripping Attorney Edmunds’ client of his security clearance.

The opening line of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina said, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” The Edmunds Law Firm may not be able to help you solve family issues, but we are here to help you solve Security Clearance problems.

Call the Edmunds Law Firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com   for more information.

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August 2022
Favorable Decision on Discharge Upgrade for Army Vet
Department of the Army
Army Review Boards Agency
Arlington, VA

Being a soldier is a stressful, exhausting and often thankless job, but American soldiers serve the people of their nation without asking for much in return. When a soldier is unfairly discharged under dishonorable conditions, it can mean that a veteran may not receive the benefits he or she has earned through years of dedicated service.

That’s wrong, and that’s why Attorney Alan Edmunds is honored to fight for veterans to get the rewards they deserve.

Mr. Edmunds and his staff at the Edmunds Law Firm — the nation’s top Military Discharge and Security Clearance law experts — successfully fought to have one Army veteran’s discharge upgraded from dishonorable to honorable.

The Army discharged the client for being absent without leave on one occasion, despite the fact the soldier had served for years without incident and was diagnosed by Army doctors with serious stress-related heath issues.

The firm’s staff of military law professionals took on the Army and argued that a single incident, potentially linked to an illness caused by the stress that soldiers often endure, did not warrant an other-than-honorable discharge.

A board of five US Army personnel agreed unanimously after Mr. Edmunds argued for his client during a hearing.

Being a soldier is hard, and sadly, sometimes the military fails to protect those who protect us.

That’s why Alan Edmunds and the professionals at the Edmunds Law Firm are ready to fight for those who have given so much for their nation.

If you were discharged from the military due to alleged misconduct that can be traced to PTSD or other mental health issues, you may have options. Don’t let a negative military discharge prevent you from getting the benefits you’ve earned. Call the Edmunds Law Firm at 1-800-481-2526 or learn more at www.nationalsecurityclearances.com.

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August 2022
Security Clearance Victory
US Department Interior
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Denver

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff of security clearance experts at the Edmunds Law Firm successfully helped a federal job applicant obtain a clearance after unpaid homeowner’s association fees threatened to derail it.

HOA horror stories are a common thing, but for one respected medical expert who had dedicated her career to serving the health of the nation’s veterans, her HOA horror story could have disqualified her from obtaining a security clearance.

Under Guideline F, the government may deny or rescind a security clearance if a person’s debts or financial conduct indicate they lack self-control or lack good judgment.

Unfortunately, due to the stress this health professional faced during the COVID-19 Pandemic and a protracted divorce, HOA fees were overlooked, spurring the HOA to request a lien on her property. It was an oversight during a very hectic and stressful time for all Americans, but it was enough to raise red flags on her security clearance application.

The client called the Law Offices of Alan Edmunds. The Edmunds law firm is the nation’s premier law firm specializing in national security clearance law, with a global presence.

Mr. Edmunds and his expert staff of dedicated professionals got to work on behalf of their client. Mr. Edmunds successfully argued that the HOA debt in question was a mere oversight on the part of his client, that the obligation had been satisfied and that the incident in no way reflected on his client’s character. The government agreed and granted the client her security clearance, allowing her to continue protecting her fellow citizens’ health during a global pandemic.

Don’t let a simple financial oversight wreck your chances of advancing in your career. Call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com to connect with Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff.

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August 2022
Security Clearance Victory
Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse
Woodland Hills, CA

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff of security clearance experts at the Edmunds Law Firm scored another win for a client at risk of having his security clearance rescinded for a youthful indiscretion over forty years in the past.

In 1982, Fast Times at Ridgemont High was a hit movie that chronicled the coming of age of teenagers in in America in the early 80s. “Hair Bands” filled the airwaves with power ballads, and MTV was just beginning to transform mass media. Like a lot of teens and young adults in 1982, Mr. Edmunds’ client experimented with marijuana a few times before deciding he didn’t care for it, but not before a rock concert outing with a group of friends ended in an arrest for possession.

After that, the client pled no contest, paid a fine, concluded marijuana was not compatible with his life goals. He never thought about touching marijuana again for 40 years.

The client was pretty shocked when 40 years later he got the news that the government was considering revoking his security clearance. The government’s Statement of Reasons — SOR — stated it was because of marijuana usage 40 years earlier and the 1982 arrest.

Under Guideline H, the government can deny or rescind a security clearance for use of controlled substances, even if that use occurred decades ago. For those in the defense industry, denial or loss of a security credential can mean loss of their job and livelihood.

That’s when the client hired the Edmunds Law Firm, the nation’s top security clearance law firm. Led by attorney Alan Edmunds, the expert staff at Edmunds Law Firm have a proven, 40-year track record of helping clients obtain and keep their security clearances.

Mr. Edmunds and his staff were able to prove to the government that their client’s handful of experiments with marijuana back in the days of parachute pants and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” did not brand him a security risk today. The government agreed.

If you have or are seeking a security clearance, don’t let the past threaten your present or future; Call the security clearance law experts at the Edmunds Law Firm and let them put their 40 years of expertise to work for you. Call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com to connect with Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff.

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August 2022
Security Clearance Victory
US Department Energy
Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse
Idaho Falls, Idaho

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff of security clearance experts at the Edmunds Law Firm scored another win for a client at risk of having his security clearance denied for use of legal hemp products.

While the laws surrounding the use of hemp, marijuana and its active ingredient, Delta 9 THC, have changed drastically at both state and federal levels in the last several years, the use of such products — even legal ones — is still fraught with dangers for those whose jobs depend on having a security clearance.

Under Guideline H, the use of hemp products that are fully legal at both state and federal levels could derail a person’s attempts to obtain a clearance and advance in his or her career.

That’s what happened to one federal job applicant when he admitted he tried fighting insomnia by consuming a hemp-derived gummy that contained CBD — a product that was fully legal under both federal and state laws.

That’s when he sought out the assistance of the Edmunds Law Firm, the nation’s top security clearance law firm. Headed by attorney Alan Edmunds, the expert staff at Edmunds Law Firm have a proven, 40-year track record of helping clients obtain and keep their security clearances, even in difficult situations.

Mr. Edmunds and his staff quickly got to work and proved to the government’s satisfaction that their client had used a fully legal product that did not contain intoxicating substances, and that the client’s use of that product did not brand him a security risk.

With state and federal laws about illegal substances often being contradictory, those whose jobs depend on security clearances need to be especially careful about what medical treatments they choose. If, in this rapidly changing legal landscape you find yourself facing the potential loss of your security clearance, don’t gamble with your future: call the security clearance law experts at the Edmunds Law Firm and let them put their 40 years of expertise to work for you.

Call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com to connect with Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff.

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2022
Security Clearance Victory
Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Woodland Hills, CA

America’s leading Security Clearance litigator, Alan Edmunds, and his team of professionals at the nation’s premier security clearance law firm secured another victory for a military officer in danger of losing her security clearance.

Faced with a protracted divorce case, an Army captain suffered financial setbacks while her divorce — including a ruling on who was responsible for debts — was still being litigated. The captain did the right thing and enlisted the help of a successful debt management program to pay her creditors.

Unfortunately, Under Guideline F, the government may consider a person’s financial conduct in deciding to deny or rescind a security clearance. That’s exactly what happened when the client received a Statement of Reasons, or SOR, from the government.

On top of the stress of a divorce, the client now faced the prospect of losing her security clearance and job posting, further threatening to damage her financial security and that of her two disabled children.

When faced with such a potential loss, the client reached out to the Edmunds Law Firm. The Edmunds Law Firm is the nation’s leading security clearance law firm with offices in California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina and the Washington, D.C. area.

Mr. Edmunds and his staff set to work arguing under the Whole-Person concept that the client’s financial difficulties were not the complete picture of who she was, that she was working to resolve the problems, and was not a risk to the security of the United States.

The government was convinced and did not strip the captain of her security clearance and job.

Financial difficulties can befall even the most hardworking and conscientious people, including those who serve their nation in the armed forces. Don’t let a bad situation get worse by losing your clearance; call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com to enlist the help of America’s top national security law firm with 40 years proven experience.

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2022
Security Clearance Victory
Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Arlington, VA

Attorney Alan Edmunds, America’s top security clearance attorney, successfully helped one client fight to keep his security clearance after divorce severely damaged the client’s finances.

Being financially devastated after a divorce, the client soon wound up in bankruptcy court. To make matters worse, the government used those financial difficulties to attempt to strip his security clearance, a move that would have made his financial situation even worse.

Under Guideline F, the government may deny or rescind a person’s security clearance because of financial issues, including those caused by things outside a person’s direct control, like divorce.

According to government statistics, one-third of married couples in America will get a divorce within ten years of marriage, and another study shows that about half of divorced people slide into poverty after their divorces.

Divorces and financial difficulties happen to many people, but that should not mean military and defense industry workers should lose their security clearances.

Mr. Edmunds and his team fought for their client, arguing that under the Whole-Person concept, the government should take into consideration the entire picture of a who a person is, that things like divorce or financial problems can happen to anyone, and they are not necessarily a reason to deny or revoke a security clearance.

In the end, the government agreed and did not rescind the client’s clearance, allowing him to keep his job and continue working to make things right in his financial life.

Sadly, divorces happen and sometimes they damage families financially as much as they do emotionally. Don’t let life’s ups and downs threaten your military career or employment; call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com to speak with America’s top security clearance law firm.

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2022
Security Clearance Victory
Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Woodland Hills, CA

America’s leading Security Clearance lawyer, Alan Edmunds, successfully argued on behalf of his client that change happens and that their past is not always the best indicator of who they are today.

For Edmunds’ client, that change happened in the blink of an eye at the age of twenty. An acquaintance was shot and killed by someone else, and Edmunds’ client was charged with homicide. The homicide charge was eventually dropped when it became clear the client did not pull the trigger. With the aid of a criminal defense attorney, she pleaded guilty to a lesser crime and served probation.

During that time, Edmunds’ client got her life together and escaped the cycle of poverty and crime that surrounded her during her youth. She bought a home and lovingly raised her children while earning an engineering degree. She accepted a job at a defense contractor designing fighter jets that serve her nation’s armed forces.

A mistake filling out paperwork led the government to issue a Statement of Reasons, or SOR, stating that her security clearance — and by extension the job she worked hard to get — may be threatened.

The client hired Edmunds Law Firm, America’s top security clearance law firm, to represent her.

Mr. Edmunds and his staff of experts argued that under the Whole Person concept, the government should consider not only the person the client was years ago in her youth, but who she was today.

The government agreed and issued the security clearance.

“On her own initiative, she turned her life around and has become an impressive, well-educated young woman with a brilliant career and life ahead of her,” The judge said. “Overall, the record evidence does not raise any questions or doubts as to Applicant’s present suitability for national security eligibility and a security clearance.”

Change can happen in the blink of an eye, and it also happens over the course of a lifetime. Don’t let your past stand in the way of a bright future when your security clearance is threatened; call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for more information

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2022
Security Clearance Victory in DOHA Hearing
Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Arlington, VA

Attorney Alan Edmunds successfully protected the security clearance of a defense contractor employee faced with losing his clearance due to financial hardships experienced during an economic downturn.

After falling behind on a mortgage, HOA fees and tax penalties, the government began a review of the client’s security clearance. Faced with possibly losing his clearance — and by extension his job — the client turned to the Edmunds Law Firm.

Attorney Alan Edmunds is the nation’s foremost expert on security clearance law. He and his team of security clearance and military law experts have handled over 3,500 security clearance hearings for clients around the world.

Edmunds and his staff worked vigorously defending their client’s interests, Attorney Edmunds built a case that showed his client had been caught in an economic downturn that affected millions of people across the nation, and that such financial difficulties do not mean a person should be made to suffer more by losing their security clearance or job.

The government got the picture thanks to Attorney Edmunds’ work on the case and decided to withdraw before a scheduled hearing.

In uncertain economic times many people suffer financial losses, and those with security clearances may face extra scrutiny. When your security clearance and your family’s future are on the line, don’t take on the government alone. The Edmunds Law Firm is the nation’s pre-eminent security clearance firm with offices in California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina and the Washington, D.C. area. Call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for more information.

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2022
Security Clearance Victory in DOHA Hearing
Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline E: Personal Conduct; Guideline K: Handling Protected Information; Guideline M: Use of Information Technology
Arlington, VA

Attorney Alan Edmunds successfully defended his client’s security clearance after several allegations involving the security of protected information and the use of computers at the client’s place of employment.

During his work for a defense contractor, the government alleged the client had several instances of failing to properly safeguard protected information, and that the client had infractions involving the use of computer systems at his job.

These alleged infractions were enough for the government to open an inquiry. Loss of a security clearance can mean loss of a person’s job and livelihood, and that’s why the client turned to the Edmunds Law Firm, the nation’s top law firm for national security clearance and military law. With offices in five states and decades of experience, Edmunds Law Firm is the top firm in the nation for security clearance litigation.

Attorney Edmunds and his expert staff got to work for their client. The firm was able to show to the government’s satisfaction that the alleged incidents were mere mistakes, were few and far between, and did not constitute an ongoing pattern.

Upon reviewing the facts presented by Attorney Edmunds, the government moved to reinstate the client’s security clearance.

The potential loss of a security clearance can mean the loss of reputation and worse, loss of a job. If you find yourself answering allegations that could result in a loss of your clearance and livelihood, you need America’s premier security clearance law firm on your side.

Call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for more information.

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2022
Security Clearance Victory
Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Arlington, VA

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his firm of security clearance experts successfully helped one client overcome past credit difficulties and upgrade her job by securing a government security clearance.

After applying for a security clearance, the client learned that the government had concerns about some of the information reported on her credit record at a consumer credit bureau. Allegations of financial difficulties can easily derail a job promotion that requires a security clearance, even though a study by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission showed that approximately 20 percent of Americans had false information on their credit reports.

The client was determined to not let past financial problems stand in the way of a better future and hired Attorney Alan Edmunds at the Edmunds Law Firm. Edmunds Law Firm is a national leader in security Clearance litigation with offices in five states that has handled thousands of cases for clients around the world.

Attorney Edmunds and staff got to work showing that the client’s financial issues were a thing of the past, and she had been doing her part to overcome her past financial issues. He also showed that her past financial difficulties didn’t indicate the type of person she was today.

In the end, the government agreed and decided to withdraw and canceled the client’s hearing, clearing the way for her to move forward in her new position.

If past credit problems are preventing you from getting a security clearance or are threatening your existing clearance, don’t simply take a credit bureau’s word for it. Call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for more information.

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July 2022
Security Clearance Victory in DOHA Hearing
Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline K: Handling Protected Information
Woodland Hills, CA

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his team of Security Clearance law experts at the Edmunds Law Firm successfully defended the security clearance of a defense contractor employee suspected of mishandling protected information.

The individual was accused of several incidents of mishandling protected information under guideline K of Department of Defense Directive 5220.6. The contractor admitted to three minor offenses but denied two others, receiving additional security training as a result.

Faced with the prospect of a DOHA hearing, the client turned to the Edmunds Law Firm, a nationwide leader in military and security clearance law with a reputation built over 40 years of success.

Attorney Edmunds and his staff successfully argued that their client’s mistakes did not imply that the client was a security risk, and that their client had learned from his errors and had not repeated any of his errors for years. The client had also responded favorable to remedial training, the firm argued.

The department found that the employee had a distinguished career as a defense contractor, he performed well at his job, the errors he made were few and long ago, and that it was not in the national interest to revoke his security clearance.

If your security clearance is threatened, have an experienced team of professionals with a successful record on your side. Call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com  to learn more.

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July 2022
Victory in EOD case for DHS
Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Safety Administration
Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse
Springfield, VA

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his dedicated staff of security clearance and military law experts successfully obtained a reversal of a decision by the Department of Homeland Security barring its client from accepting a contract position with the Transportation Security Administration of the DHS.

The client, an IT professional and loyal U.S. citizen, accepted a contract position with TSA to fulfill her ambition of serving her government and nation. However, because she admitted past marijuana usage, the DHS said she did not meet the standards of conduct for TSA employees.

The client retained the services of the Edmunds Law Firm. Headquartered in San Diego, California, with offices in Florida, Texas, North Carolina and the Washington, D.C. area, the firm is a leading military and security clearance firm with clients around the globe.

The firm brought its expertise to the matter, helping the client successfully appeal the DHS’ decision by showing that despite her past mistakes, she was not a security risk and would be a dependable, dedicated and loyal contract employee of the U.S. Government.

“I don’t know how I can express my thankfulness to you all!” the client said upon hearing the news that she was cleared to begin working at her new position. “I am so grateful for your hard work and am very impressed with your firm.”

If you want to serve your country but are being told that past mistakes are standing in your way, don’t fight alone. Hire a lawyer with unparalleled experience in security clearance law who will stand up for you. Call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for more information.

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April, 2022
Favorable Decision on Discharge Upgrade for US Navy Veteran
Department of the Navy
Board for Correction of Naval Records
Arlington, VA

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff of military and security clearance law experts recently received a favorable judgment for a client trying to upgrade his discharge status from the U.S. Navy.

The client was discharged from the Navy with the status of “Other Than Honorable” after two instances of non-judicial punishment for unauthorized absence. Subsequently, he was diagnosed with a mental illness that medical experts said could have contributed to the sailor’s unauthorized absences while in the Navy.

An OTH discharge is a blow to a person’s reputation and can lead to future difficulty obtaining employment or veteran benefits. Because of that, the veteran hired the Edmunds Law Firm to press the Navy for an upgrade to his discharge status.

Attorney Edmunds and his staff are leading experts in military law and security clearance cases, with offices in California, Florida, Texas, North Carolina and the Washington, D.C., area. The firm petitioned the Department of the Navy for a discharge upgrade on behalf of its client.

Attorney Edmunds and his staff were able to convince the Board for Correction of Naval Records to upgrade the sailor’s discharge status from Other Than Honorable discharge to a General Discharge under honorable conditions.

If you were discharged from the military due to misconduct that can be traced to mental illness, you may have options. Call the Edmunds Law Firm at 1-800-481-2526 or learn more at www.nationalsecurityclearances.com.

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2022
Security Clearance Victory in DOHA Hearing
Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse
Woodland Hills, CA

Attorney Alan Edmunds of Edmunds Law Firm successfully helped obtain a security clearance for a client after past marijuana use threatened a job promotion.

The client, who applied for a security clearance after her employer promoted her after years on the job, voluntarily disclosed that she had smoked marijuana in the past, including in a jurisdiction where the drug is legalized.

Knowing that such an admission could bar her from receiving her security clearance, she retained the services of the Edmunds Law firm, a preeminent firm specializing in military law and security clearance law.

Attorney Edmunds and his staff went to work providing the vigorous legal representation for which the firm is renowned nationally and globally. Using the Whole-Person concept, the firm convinced the judge the client was eligible for the security clearance she needed for her promotion.

“[The] Applicant has been and is willing to maintain conduct expected of one entrusted with a security clearance,” the judge in the case said in his ruling. “She has multiple indicators of a mature, stable, responsible, and trustworthy person.”

For attorney Edmunds and his staff of dedicated professionals, the outcome of this case highlights their 40-year dedication to protecting their clients and their careers. If you are going though the daunting process of applying for a security clearance, make sure to have one of the most experienced military and security clearance legal teams on your side. Call the Edmunds Law firm at 1-800-481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for more information.

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Security Clearance Victory Following DOHA Hearing
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline K: Handling Protected Information
Santa Clarita, CA
July 2022

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision for their client from the Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). The client was issued a Statement of Reasons (SOR) detailing the Security Concerns under Guideline K: Handling Protected Information.

The concern with Guideline K is the deliberate or negligent failure to comply with rules and regulations for protecting classified or other sensitive information, raising doubts about an individual’s trustworthiness, judgment, reliability, or willingness and ability to safeguard such information, causing a serious security concern.

Our legal team gathered documentation to mitigate the Government’s concerns to prove that our client did not intentionally share classified information and that it was an isolated incident.

During the Virtual hearing, our legal team presented 34 pages of documents that demonstrated our client was not a National Security concern. We were able to prove that our client is reliable, trustworthy, and not a risk to National Security.

The Administrative Judge found that The Edmunds Law Firm proved our client was not a threat to National Security and issued a favorable decision. His National Security Clearance was granted!

Call The Edmunds Law Firm today if you have been issued a Statement of Reasons or a Notice to Revoke or Deny your Security Clearance. Let us use our over 45 years of experience to help you. You can call us at (800)481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for instructional videos and client reviews.

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Security Clearance Victory Following DOHA Hearing
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline F: Financial Consideration; Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Conyers, GA
June 2022

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision for their client from the Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). The client was issued a Statement of Reasons (SOR) detailing the Security Concerns under Guideline F: Financial Considerations and Guideline E: Personal Conduct.

Guideline F issues are increasingly common, and our team knows how to handle mitigation even though they can be challenging to overcome. We assembled supporting documents and prepared legal arguments for the hearing to mitigate the Government’s concerns.

Guideline E issues are another common issue that we see. Our client answered “No” on his Electronic Questionnaire for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) to various questions. In doing this, he answered based on his personal life, not his business. This was seen as a deliberate failure to disclose information.

During the Virtual hearing, our legal team presented 81 pages of detailed documentation to support our client and explained how he got into his financial situation. Our client had a business fire, and his financial debt was due to the business fire. We proved that our client is reliable, trustworthy, and will exercise good judgment. We also proved that our client is unlikely to be in this situation again and is more than just the allegations against him through the presentation of the Whole Person Concept. We have approximately 17 items we complete to alleviate the Governments’ concerns.

In doing so, the Administrative Judge was convinced that the client was not a threat to the United States National Security, and his Security Clearance was granted.

Call The Edmunds Law Firm today if you have been issued a Statement of Reasons or a Notice to Revoke or Deny your Security Clearance. Let us use our over 45 years of experience to help you. You can call us at (800)481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for instructional videos and client reviews.

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Security Clearance Victory Following DOHA Hearing 
Department of Defense 
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals 
Guideline F: Financial Consideration; Guideline E: Personal Conduct 
Sahuarita, AZ 
June 2022 

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision for their client from the  Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). The client was initially  issued a Statement of Reasons (SOR) detailing the security concerns under Guideline F:  Financial Consideration and Guideline E: Personal Conduct.

The Edmunds Law Firm assembled documents and prepared legal arguments for the  hearing to mitigate the Government’s concerns. Through our hard work and dedication, we  showed that these concerns happened so long ago and have since been rectified with the  likelihood of a recurrence unlikely.

The Edmunds Law Firm was able to prove that our client is reliable, trustworthy and will  exercise good judgment, as well as prove that our client has rectified his tax issues and has his  returns professionally prepared. In doing so, the Administrative Judge was convinced that the  client is not a threat to the United States National Security and his Security Clearance was  granted.

If you have been issued a Statement of Reasons or a Notice to Revoke or Deny your Security Clearance, call The Edmunds Law Firm today. Let us use our over 40 years of  experience to help you. You can call us right now at (800)481-2526 or visit  www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for instructional videos and client reviews.

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Security Clearance Victory Following DOHA Hearing
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse; Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Chula Vista, CA
May, 2022

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision for their client from the Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). The client was initially issued a Statement of Reasons (SOR) detailing the security concerns under Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse and Guideline E: Personal Conduct.

The Edmunds Law Firm assembled documents and prepared legal arguments for the hearing to mitigate the Government’s concerns. The client became paralyzed after an off-road ATV accident in 2005. Since his accident, he has been permanently in a wheelchair and suffers from chronic back pain in addition to fatigue and soreness. The client chose not to use opioids that doctors wanted to prescribe him and only took over- the – counter medications. He used marijuana after joining adaptive sports programs and meeting others in wheelchairs who used marijuana to control the pain successfully.

The Edmunds Law Firm presented a strong case which included arguing the mitigating factors and was able to alleviate the Government’s concerns. The Administrative Judge was convinced that the client is not a threat to the United States National Security and his Security Clearance was granted.

If you have been issued a Statement of Reasons or a Notice to Revoke or Deny your Security Clearance, call The Edmunds Law Firm today. Let us use our over 40 years of experience to help you. You can call us right now at (800)481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for instructional videos and client reviews.

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Security Clearance Victory Following DOHA Hearing
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals
Guideline B: Foreign Influence; Guideline C: Foreign Preference
Annapolis, MD
May 2022

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision for their client from the Department of Defense: Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). The client was initially issued a Statement of Reasons (SOR) April 2021 detailing the security concerns under Guideline B: Foreign Influences and Guideline C: Foreign Preference.

Here at The Edmunds Law Firm, we got straight to work. Per Guideline B: The client’s girlfriend at the time (circa 2017) was a citizen and resident of France. The client was sending his girlfriend US money to help with rent and expenses. The client plans to retire in France in 2025 as well as had assets in France. Per Guideline C: The client was offered a civilian employment in Italy circa July, 2018.

During the hearing, Attorney Edmunds presented documentation that provided mitigating evidence on the client’s behalf. By arguing the mitigating factors, the Administrative Judge was swayed and found that the client is not a threat to The United States National Security and granted his Security Clearance.

If you have been issued a Statement of Reasons or a Notice to Revoke or Deny Security Clearance, call The Edmunds Law Firm today. Let us use our 45 years of experience to help you succeed. You can call us right now at (800)481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for instructional videos and client reviews.

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Security Clearance Victory following DOHA Hearing
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline K: Handling Protected Information; Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Highlands Ranch, CO
May 2022

Attorney Alan Edmunds received a favorable decision from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). His client was issued multiple allegations in the Statement of Reasons (SOR) detailing security concerns under Guideline K: Handling Protected Information and Guideline E: Personal Conduct.

The Edmunds Law Firm got right to work on this case and did what they do best and fought for the client. During the scheduled virtual hearing, Attorney Edmunds presented the Administrative Judge with the client’s exhibits. The client had unknowingly brought his personal cell in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) and installed an unauthorized memory upgrade chip to his work computer.

With the documents and arguments that were presented to the Administrative Judge, the Administrative Judge found that it was clearly consistent with the National Security interests to grant the client his Security Clearance.

No Guideline is too difficult for Attorney Edmunds and his team of Security Clearance Experts. Attorney Edmunds can help with any phase of the Security Clearance process. Call us today at (800) 481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearance.com for more information and client reviews.

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Security Clearance Victory Following DoDCAF Hearing
Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse; I: Psychological Conditions; J: Criminal Conduct
Evans Mills, NY
May 2022

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision for their client from the Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility(DoDCAF). The client was initially issued a Statement of Reasons (SOR) detailing the security concerns under Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse; Guideline I: Psychological Conditions and Guideline J: Criminal Conduct.

Here at The Edmunds Law Firm, we never turn down a challenge and got straight to work for the client. The client was prescribed medications after having a surgery on 2016 and used marijuana in 2018. In the same year as this the client sought treatment voluntarily to overcome his dependencies. The client had since stopped all illegal drug and alcohol use since May 2018.

In the written response to the SOR, Attorney Edmunds presented documentation that provided mitigating evidence on the clients behalf. By arguing the mitigating factors, the Firm was able to has resolved the issues at hand and DoD CAF was convinced that the client is not a threat to the United States National Security and his access was granted.

If you have been issued a Statement of Reasons or a Notice to Revoke or Deny security clearance, call The Edmunds Law Firm today. Let us put our over 40 years of experience to help you. You can call us right now at (800)481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for instructional videos and client reviews.

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Security Clearance Victory following DOHA Hearing
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Woodbridge, VA
January 2022

Attorney Alan Edmunds received a favorable decision from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). His client was issued multiple Statement of Reasons (SOR) detailing security concerns under Guidelines E: Personal Conduct, F: Financial Considerations, G: Alcohol Consumption, H: Drug Involvement, I: Psychological Conditions, and J: Criminal Conduct. Attorney Edmunds and his team of experts responded to the Statement of Reasons, successfully mitigating all the security concerns, expect for Guideline F.

Guideline F issues are incredibly common, yet very difficult to overcome. However, the Edmunds Law Firm did what they do best and fought for the client. During the scheduled virtual hearing, Attorney Edmunds presented the Administrative Judge with the clients exhibits. The Administrative Judge determined that was not enough to mitigate their concerns. That did not stop the Edmunds Law Firm. Attorney Edmunds and his team submitted 104 pages of Post-Hearing Exhibits, specifically detailing what each document successfully mitigates.

The Administrative Judge was swayed by these arguments and documents. In his decision, the judge found that it was clearly consistent with the national interest to grant the Firm’s client eligibility for access to classified information.

No Guideline is too difficult for Attorney Edmunds and his team of Security Clearance Experts. Attorney Edmunds can help with any phase of the Security Clearance process. Call us today at (800) 481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for more information and client reviews.

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Security Clearance Victory After Hearing with Administrative Judge
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA)
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Weptumpka, AL
February 2022

The team of Security Clearance Experts at The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable adjudication from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). The Firm’s client was issued a Statement of Reasons (SOR) detailing the government’s concerns under Guideline F: Financial Considerations and subsequently granted a hearing.

The Firm’s client had suffered major financial losses during the 2008 market downturn. He had the unfortunate luck of graduating that same year.  His high expectations of success in the workforce were met with economic crisis. Like so many Americans, it has taken a long time to recover.

By presenting 25 exhibits outlining evidence on mitigating factors and the Whole Person Concept, Attorney Jerald Washington was able to prove to the court that his client’s financial concerns were under control and posed no risk to national security. As a Senior Integration Engineer, his client was an asset to United States intelligence.

The Administrative Law Judge was persuaded by Mr. Washington’s arguments and issued a favorable adjudication for the client. As a result, his eligibility for access to classified information was granted, allowing him to continue his promising career in service of his country.

If you have received a Statement of Reasons or need an expert’s touch at your hearing, call the Edmunds Law Firm today at (800) 481-2526. You can also find client reviews and additional information by visiting www.nationalsecurityclearances.com.

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Favorable Decision on Discharge Upgrade for USMC Combat Veteran
Department of the Navy
Board for Correction of Naval Records
Frederick, MD
February 2022

The Edmunds Law Firm was recently notified of a favorable adjudication from the Department of the Navy, Board for Correction of Naval Records (“the Board”).

The Firm’s client, a US Marine Corps combat veteran, was discharged nearly a decade ago with an other than honorable characterization due to drug and alcohol use between combat deployments.

He had no such issues prior to his first deployment. However, after returning from a tour of duty in 2004, the client and his unit were told they would be returning to battle in only a few short months.

Prior to his discharge, he had been diagnosed in-service with “alcohol dependence/substance related event” due to possible combat stress. After his discharge, he was diagnosed with PTSD/Major Depressive Disorder with Panic due to combat experience.

It was clear that this soldier did not deserve anything but an honorable discharge.  Attorney Alan Edmunds and his team of security clearance attorneys immediately got to work and requested the Board to review their petition alleging error and injustice.

Upon review of the Firm’s written upgrade brief and supporting exhibits, the Board was indeed convinced that corrective action was necessary.  They found that a nexus existed between the client’s traumatic combat experiences and his misconduct.

As a result, the Firm’s client was issued a new DD Form 2014 that reflected an Honorable discharge, allowing for full veterans’ benefits and privileges.

If you were discharged from the military due to misconduct that can be traced to the effects of combat, contact The Edmunds Law Firm today at (800) 481-2526. You can also visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for instructional videos and client reviews.

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Security Clearance Granted After Hearing with Administrative Judge
Department of Defense
Defense office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA)
Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse
Downey, CA
February 2022

The Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) recently sent notice of another victory to the Edmunds Law Firm. The Firm was hired to mitigate the concerns over their client’s drug involvement and substance misuse under Guideline H.

The Firm’s client was a 27-year-old engineer working as a government contractor. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DODCAF) had issued him a Statement of Reasons (SOR) outlining illegal drug use.

However, Attorney Alan Edmunds knew his client was not a security risk. He had only used marijuana twice in high school and more recently, didn’t realize there was marijuana in a vape pen he had borrowed from a friend.  Clearly, he was far from a drug abuser.

In a powerful Response to SOR, Mr. Edmunds demanded a hearing in front of an Administrative Judge, which was quickly granted. During the hearing, Attorney Edmunds presented 18 exhibits to support mitigating arguments and the Whole Person Concept.

The Administrative Law Judge was convinced by these arguments. In his decision, the Judge found that it was clearly consistent with the national interest to grant the Firm’s client eligibility for access to classified information.

If you have received a Statement of Reasons or otherwise need help in maintaining your security clearance, contact the Edmunds Law Firm today! Call (800) 481.2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for client reviews and other DOHA victories.

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Security Clearance Victory After Hearing with Administrative Judge
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA)
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Bowie, MD
February 2022

Attorney Alan Edmunds received notice of a favorable decision from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). His client was initially issued a Statement of Reasons (SOR) detailing security concerns under Guideline F: Financial Considerations.

Guideline F issues are extremely common, particularly for anyone with student loans. Unsurprisingly, these cases have been on the rise. Despite their frequency, they can be difficult to win without the appropriate documentation.

With over 40 years of experience in this area, the Security Clearance experts at the Edmunds Law Firm knew exactly where to begin. Though their client still had debt at the time of the DOHA hearing, Attorney Alan Edmunds was able to present evidence that substantial steps had been taken in addressing those debts.

Attorney Edmunds also presented evidence that many of these debts were caused by unforeseen family and health problems, in addition to student loans. He insisted his client acted reasonably under the circumstances and that the protective services officer is not at all a risk to national security.

The Administrative Law Judge determined that Mr. Edmunds was correct and issued his client a favorable adjudication. Eligibility for access to classified information was granted, and the Firm’s client was able to continue in his promising career in service of U.S. National Security.

If you have received a Statement of Reasons or need an expert’s touch at your hearing, call the Edmunds Law Firm today at (800) 481-2526. You can also find client reviews and additional information by visiting www.nationalsecurityclearances.com.

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Clearance Granted After Response to Interrogatories
Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Guideline G: Alcohol Consumption
Saint Petersburg, FL
February 2022

There are many steps an agency may take in an investigation to determine access eligibility to classified information. One important such step is responding to government interrogatories. This is where cases can be won before they even begin. Because it determines whether a Statement of Reasons (SOR) is even issued, this type of response must be handled with care and expertise.

The Edmunds Law firm recently acquired a favorable determination for their client at this very stage. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DODCAF) issued a questionnaire requesting additional information about his use of alcohol. This signaled the government’s concerns under Guideline G: Alcohol Consumption.

The Firm submitted a detailed response to the government’s questionnaire. This included powerful evidence that their client voluntarily and successfully completed treatment and rehabilitation over four (4) years ago and has not had any alcohol-related incidents since.

Attorney Edmunds’s response to DODCAF’s interrogatories was well-received as the government’s Guideline G concerns were mitigated. Mr. Edmunds was able to prove that his client was not a threat to U.S. national security.

As a result, DODCAF took no further investigative action and the Firm’s client was granted his security clearance.

The Security Clearance experts at the Edmunds Law Firm know what it takes to mitigate concerns at this early stage of government inquiry. If you have received an interrogatory request or need help with any stage of the security clearance process, call us today at (800) 481-2526. You can also visit our website at www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for client reviews and instructional videos.

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Security Clearance Victory Following DOHA Hearing
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse
San Diego, CA
January 2022

Attorney Alan Edmunds received notice of a favorable decision for his client from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). His client was initially issued a Statement of Reasons (SOR) detailing security concerns under Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse.

Guideline H issues are surprisingly common, particularly when the government looks back to a subject’s college years. Despite their frequency, these cases can be hard to overcome.

Never turning down a challenge, The Edmunds Law Firm’s team of Security Clearance experts got straight to work.  They discovered the government had concerns about their 45-year-old client’s marijuana experimentation that took place over 25 years ago. At that point in his life, the client did not hold a security clearance, nor did he have plans to hold one in the future.

In other words, this exceptional government contractor was not a risk to national security after years of exemplary service and abstinence from drug use.

During the scheduled virtual hearing, Attorney Edmunds presented documentation that provided mitigating evidence, including the Whole Person Concept.

The Administrative Judge was swayed by these arguments and found that the client has been and is willing to maintain conduct expected of one holding a security clearance. Therefore, eligibility for access to classified information was granted.

Government concerns over Guideline H issues require a specific response that Alan Edmunds has perfected in his 40+ years of experience. If you have received a Statement of Reasons or need an expert’s touch at your hearing, call the Edmunds Law Firm today at (800) 481-2526. You can also find client reviews and additional information by visiting www.nationalsecurityclearances.com.

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Victory Following Response to SOR and DOHA Hearing
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA)
Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse
Aldie, VA
January 2022

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of yet another victory in front of the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA).

The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DODCAF) issued Attorney Alan Edmunds’s client a Statement of Reasons (SOR) outlining concerns arising out of Guideline H, Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse.  The client had used marijuana on a few occasions over the past decade.

Attorney Edmunds and his top team of Security Clearance attorneys see this type of case regularly and know exactly what it takes to mitigate the government’s concerns.

The Firm’s client, a 36-year-old government contractor, was a crucial component to government programs such as Early Warning Missile Defense Radar development, the Air Force and Missile Defense Agency, CVN-78 services for the Navy, and air traffic control training services for the Federal Aviation Administration.

In his 77-page Response to SOR, Attorney Edmunds argued mitigating factors and the Whole Person Concept. He also represented his client via virtual hearing in front of a DOHA Administrative Judge.  He was able to show the Judge that his client had not used any illegal drug in the past four years and did not intend to do so again.

In the end, the court was convinced that a few, infrequent uses of marijuana were not enough to call the client’s integrity and trustworthiness into question. Because the government’s concerns were mitigated, her eligibility for access to classified information was granted.

If you have received a Statement of Reasons or are in any other phase of the Security Clearance process, call the Edmunds Law Firm today at (800) 481-2526. You can also visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for more information and client reviews. There is no time to waste!

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Security Clearance Victory Following Response to SOR
Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse
Poulsbo, WA
January 2022

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision upon appeal of their client’s denied Security Clearance Application. The Statement of Reasons alleged concerns under Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse based on six uses of marijuana over a four-year period.

In his Response to Statement of Reasons (RSOR), Attorney Jerald Washington, Jr. illustrated just how infrequent this use is when compared to his client’s lengthy and exemplary record.

Attorney Washington provided evidence that his client did not have access to classified information during the few times he used the drug.

After offering other mitigating evidence, supporting documentation, and arguing the Whole Person Concept, Attorney Washington successfully persuaded DODCAF that his client’s actions were no longer a security concern.

As a result, this government contractor was able to return to the critical work he performs in support of government agencies and the United States armed forces.

This is yet another such victory achieved by the team of Security Clearance lawyers at the Edmunds Law Firm.

With over 40 years of experience, Alan Edmunds and his firm know exactly what it takes to mitigate Guideline H concerns. If you have received an SOR or other notice to revoke your Security Clearance, get help today!  Call us at (800) 481-2526 or visit our website at www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for instructional videos and reviews.

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Case Dismissed After Response to SOR
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA)
Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse
Guideline E: Personal Conduct
Washington, Indiana
November 2021

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice that the Administrative Law Judge dismissed this case after receipt of a written Response to Statement of Reasons (SOR). The SOR in question described security concerns regarding Guidelines H and E: Drug Involvement & Substance Misuse and Personal Conduct, respectively.

The Firm’s client was a metrology technician, working for a Department of Defense contractor. He had a rough upbringing that introduced him to illegal substances much too early in his life. This led to a drug addiction later in his life, however, the client voluntarily sought treatment and has continued his sobriety to this day.

Guideline E allegations were based on supposedly false statements the Firm’s client made on an SF-86 over 15 years ago. The mere age of that document prevented the client from remembering specific details.

The top Security Clearance experts at the Edmunds Law Firm presented this and other mitigating evidence in addition to arguing the Whole Person Concept. In doing so, the Firm was able to show that their client was not a threat to national security and his addiction issues were long under control.

Both the Judge and Department Counsel were persuaded by these arguments. As a result, the SOR was withdrawn, and the case dismissed.

If you are facing a Security Clearance Issue, Alan Edmunds and his team will fight for you and your livelihood.  The Edmunds Law Firm is known for the effective presentation of each client as a whole person, not to be defined by any alleged behavior.

Visit https://nationalsecurityclearances.com for client reviews that echo such success. The Firm has offices across the United States and is eager to tackle your case.  Call (800) 481-2526 for a consultation today!

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Clearance Reinstated after Response to SOR
Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Colorado Springs, CO
November 2021

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his team of Security Clearance attorneys received notice from their client that his Security Clearance was reinstated following a written Response to Statement of Reasons (SOR).

The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DODCAF) issued Attorney Edmunds’s client an SOR outlining Financial Considerations per Guideline F. The government believed that the number of debts owed by the client put him at risk of betraying U.S. government secrets in return for monetary gain.

The Edmunds Law Firm quickly got to work and obtained their client’s financial records. It was clear that each debt on the SOR had already been paid by their client, meaning he posed no risk to classified information.

In their 112-page Response with 24 Exhibits, the Firm offered proofs of payment, additional mitigating evidence, and argued the Whole Person Concept.

DODCAF was convinced by these compelling arguments, which resulted in a favorable adjudication for the client. Their client’s Security Clearance was immediately reinstated.

The Edmunds Law Firm has over 40 years of experience taking on the federal government. The Firm has proven time and again that no case is too difficult. If you have received a Statement of Reasons or other action regarding your Security Clearance, call us today at (800) 481-2526. For more details, informational videos, and client reviews, visit us at www.nationalsecurityclearances.com.

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Statement of Reasons Withdrawn After Firm’s Response
Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA)
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Bonita, CA
December 2021 

Attorney Alan Edmunds, a leading National Security attorney, and his team of Security Clearance lawyers  received Notice that the Department of Defense (DOD) withdrew their Statement of Reasons (SOR). This  ended the adjudication process for their client, allowing him to continue his work and obtain his Security  Clearance.

The DOD had issued an SOR to the Firm’s client, outlining financial considerations concerns under  Guideline F. The client had a number of outstanding debts that the government used to question this  40-year-old Army veteran’s reliability and trustworthiness.

In his 195-page written Response to SOR and supporting documents, Attorney Edmunds argued that his  client’s debts had nothing to do with his ability to do his job and protect U.S. interests. In fact, these  debts accrued after his young child fell ill and required extensive treatment not covered by insurance.  Each debt identified in the SOR was either paid or in the process of being resolved.

This powerful Response was all it took for the government to withdraw their SOR altogether. This ended  the proceedings against the Firm’s client, restoring his ability to provide for his family and take care of  his daughter’s continued health concerns.

If you have received a Statement of Reasons or Notice to Revoke or Deny your Security Clearance, call  the Edmunds Law Firm immediately at (800) 481-2526. For client reviews and informational videos, visit  https://www.nationalsecurityclearances.com.

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Security Clearance Victory Following Response to SOR
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA)
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Parsippany, NJ
October 2021

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision upon appeal of their client’s denied Security Clearance Application. The Statement of Reasons alleged concerns under Guideline F: Financial Considerations based on debts accrued during a lengthy period of unemployment, mismanagement of shared funds by her ex-husband, and the costs of a divorce.

Alan Edmunds and his team of top Security Clearance attorneys submitted 188 pages of evidence in support of their client. They were able to show that their client had made incredible strides in her finances after gaining a new job, tackling two of her three major debts, and saving nearly $200,000.00 to take care of the rest while being prepared for future emergencies.

Through this evidence presented in the Firm’s Response to Statement of Reasons, oral mitigation arguments, and exploration of the Whole Person Concept, the government’s concerns were alleviated.

The Administrative Judge agreed that the arguments presented before him proved that it is clearly consistent with the interests of National Security to grant the Applicant eligibility for a Security Clearance.

The Edmunds Law Firm specializes in Financial Considerations cases. With over 40 years of experience, Attorney Alan Edmunds knows exactly what is needed to mitigate Guideline F concerns. The Firm’s victories are reported on the official government website at DOHA.  Call us today at (800) 481-2526 or visit our website at www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for instructional videos and reviews.

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Security Clearance Victory Following Hearing with Administrative Judge
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA)
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Colorado Springs, CO
November 2021

Attorney Alan Edmunds received notice of a favorable decision for his client from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). His client was initially issued a Statement of Reasons (SOR) detailing security concerns under Guideline F: Financial Considerations.

Guideline F issues are increasingly common, yet difficult to overcome. That did not stop The Edmunds Law Firm. When the Firm and its team of Security Clearance Attorneys learned that their client had waived his right to a hearing, they immediately stepped in to request that waiver be set aside. A hearing was soon granted, and the Firm got to work.

During the scheduled virtual hearing, Attorney Edmunds presented the Administrative Judge with 156 pages of detailed documentation to support his arguments. He was able to show that his client’s financial problems were being resolved and under control. Mr. Edmunds also used the Whole Person Concept to show that his client was much more than the allegations made against him.

The Administrative Judge was swayed by these arguments. In his decision, the Judge found that it was clearly consistent with the national interest to grant the Firm’s client eligibility for access to classified information.

Government concerns over Guideline F issues require a specific response that Alan Edmunds has perfected in his 40+ years of experience. If you have received a Statement of Reasons or are in any other phase of the Security Clearance process, call the Edmunds Law Firm today at (800) 481-2526. You can also visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for more information and client reviews.

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Reversal of Unsuitability Determination
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
Guideline J: Criminal Conduct
Charleston, SC
December 2021

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision, resulting in the reversal of an unsuitability determination. The Firm’s client had a past criminal record that caused the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) concern over her suitability for employment.

Alan Edmunds and his team of Security Clearance Experts immediately got to work for their client. In their 178-page Response to the Unsuitability Determination, Attorney Edmunds argued Guideline J: Criminal Conduct Mitigation and examined the Whole Person Concept.

The Firm was able to show that his client’s past is not indicative of her present judgement, trustworthiness, or reliability. In fact, her record was an unfortunate byproduct of a traumatic past, trying to survive unbearable circumstances while also succeeding in her mission to serve the country she loves.

The FAA was convinced by this argument, resulting in a reversal of the initial Unsuitability Determination. Their favorable Letter of Advisement indicated the agency’s belief that the Client has demonstrated a “significant level of rehabilitation,” completely mitigating their concerns.

Security Clearance attorneys at the Edmunds Law Firm excel at difficult cases such as this. Attorney Alan Edmunds has over 40 years of experience in such matters and is standing by to fight for your livelihood.

If you have received an Unsuitability Determination or notice that you may lose your job or security clearance, call The Edmunds Law Firm today at (800) 481-2526. For more information on the Firm’s successes and client reviews, visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com.

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Reversal of Base Access Denial
NAS Lemoore
Department of the Navy
Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse Anaheim, CA
December 2021

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his team of Security Clearance attorneys took on the challenging task of defeating a Base Denial from California’s NAS Lemoore. The Firm’s Client was barred from Base access but was never notified of the reason. Therefore, he was in the difficult position of defending himself against charges unknown.

The Edmunds Law Firm quickly got to work and obtained their Client’s record in search of a potential explanation. Upon review, Attorney Edmunds determined there was nothing in his Client’s past that warranted such an action.

There was, however, a 2012 arrest that was subsequently dismissed when it was determined the Client did nothing wrong. The Firm identified this potential red flag and immediately set out to mitigate any agency concerns in their Reversal Request.

Along with Mitigating Factors, Mr. Edmunds also presented the Suspending and Debarring Official with a Whole Person argument. This allowed them to see the Firm’s client as a trustworthy and reliable asset to the U.S. Navy.

The Department of the Navy was convinced by the Firm’s powerful Reversal Request, which resulted in a favorable adjudication for their Client.

The Edmunds Law firm is known for taking on cases that others think are unwinnable such as Base Access Denial actions. The Firm has proven time and again that no case is too difficult. If you have received a Base Access Denial or Proposed Debarment action, call us today at (800) 481-2526. For more details, informational videos, and client reviews, visit us at www.nationalsecurityclearances.com.

Security Clearance Victory Following Response to SOR
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA)
Guideline H – Drug Involvement & Substance Misuse
Irvine, CA
September 2021

The Edmunds Law Firm recently received Notice from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) that their client received a favorable adjudication following a Response to Statement of Reasons (SOR). The government’s initial security concerns were based on Adjudicative Guideline H – Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse.

This case involves a 62-year-old man with over 30 years of DOD contracting experience. He has an exceptional work history and his efforts have been vital to the development of various weapons and imaging systems.

In their Response to SOR, the Security Clearance experts at the Edmunds Law Firm submitted evidence that their client’s marijuana use was infrequent and has since ceased. The SOR referred to use over a span of nearly 40 years. However, within that timeframe, Attorney Alan Edmunds’s client only used marijuana 10 times. Client used over 30 years ago in college and more recently purchased some in an attempt to help his elderly father with chronic pain.

Attorney Edmunds argued mitigating factors as well as the Whole Person Concept. He showed that his client had always been open and transparent with the government regarding his use of marijuana. As soon as he became aware of the ramifications of such use, he completely ceased his occasional smoking and stopped contact with the seller.

Overall, the Edmunds Law Firm provided 84 pages of arguments in support of their client and submitted 14 exhibits for DOHA’s review.

DOHA was convinced by these arguments. The Administrative Law Judge stated, “the record evidence leaves me without questions or doubts as to Applicant’s eligibility and suitability for a security clearance.” As such, his Security Clearance access was granted, allowing the client to continue his valuable service to the United States of America.

The Edmunds Law Firm has a reputation for protecting the livelihoods of Active-Duty Military, Department of Defense Contractors, and other Federal Employees. If you have received a Statement of Reasons or are otherwise at risk of losing your Security Clearance, you need the expertise of Attorney Edmunds and his team of Security Clearance Attorneys.

Call us today at (800) 481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for more information and client reviews.

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Security Clearance Granted after Response to SOR
Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Guideline F – Financial Considerations
King George, VA
October 2021

Attorney Alan Edmunds of the Edmunds Law Firm received confirmation that his client’s Security Clearance access was granted following a Response to Statement of Reasons (SOR). The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DOD CAF) was concerned about issues related to Guideline F- Financial Considerations, prompting the Firm’s detailed written Response.

The Firm’s client is a 24-year veteran Lieutenant Commander who currently oversees major DOD projects as a contractor. In a span of just over a year, his son and his mother passed away, leaving him as the sole breadwinner for multiple families. It wasn’t long after that the Firm’s client had to pivot to care for his father with terminal cancer and step-mother with multiple sclerosis. His father passed in 2020 due to COVID.

These many emotional and financial stresses took their toll on Client’s credit report, causing the government to issue a SOR.

The Security Clearance experts at the Edmunds Law Firm immediately got to work and successfully demonstrated that their client was not a threat to National Security. They demonstrated that their client should not be punished because he was left with the unbearable financial responsibilities of the past few years.

By arguing mitigating factors, the Firm was able to show that their client has resolved or is resolving each debt included on the SOR. Attorney Edmunds used the Whole Person Concept to show his client has a long history of exceptional service to his country, which would cause a major loss to the DOD community should he lose his clearance.

DOD CAF was convinced by these arguments, agreeing that Client was not a threat to United States National Security and his access was promptly granted.

If you have been issued a Statement of Reasons or Notice to Revoke or Deny your security clearance, call The Edmunds Law Firm today! With over 40 years of experience, Attorney Edmunds and his staff know how to tackle these issues early on.

Don’t wait – your livelihood depends on it. Call us today at (800) 481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for instructional videos and client reviews.

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Top Secret Clearance Granted After Response to Questionnaire
Department of Energy
Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse
Ammon, Idaho
November 2021

One of the first steps an agency can take before issuing a Statement of Reasons is request that a questionnaire be answered. Because it determines whether an issue is even flagged for an Applicant, this type of Response must be handled swiftly and with expertise.

Thankfully, the Applicant knew this and contacted the Security Clearance experts at the Edmunds Law Firm. Their client received a Questionnaire asking for additional information regarding his past use of Marijuana and Modafinil, indicating the government’s concerns under Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse.

In his 50-page response, Attorney Alan Edmunds showed that his client had not used illegal substances since August of 2019 and has been actively participating in ongoing treatment and counseling. He also argued that the Applicant ended his drug use before applying for a job with the federal government, showing that he takes the responsibilities that come with a Security Clearance seriously. The Firm’s client proactively cleaned up his life so that he could be a productive part of US National Security.

The Firm’s Response to the Department of Energy’s Questionnaire was received well. The government’s concerns were mitigated by the answers given and were convinced that the Applicant was not a threat to the United States, but rather an asset. Without further investigative action from the DOE, Mr. Edmunds’s client was granted his Top-Secret Security Clearance.

With over 40 years of experience, Attorney Edmunds knows exactly what it takes to win at this early stage of inquiry. If the government has requested your Response to a Questionnaire or Interrogatories, you need the Edmunds Law Firm.

Call us today at (800) 481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for more information and client reviews.

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Security Clearance Victory Following Response to SOR
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA)
Guidelines G – Alcohol Consumption; H – Drug Involvement & Substance Misuse; E – Personal Conduct
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
November 2021

The Edmunds Law Firm recently received Notice that yet another client was granted their security clearance following a Response to SOR. The government’s initial security concerns were based on Guidelines G, H, and E – Alcohol Consumption, Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse, and Personal Conduct, respectively.
This case involved a Korean American man who would become intoxicated from time to time. On one occasion, while under the influence of alcohol, he tried an illegal substance. As a result, he tested positive for cocaine during a routine urinalysis test.

In their Response to SOR, the Security Clearance experts at the Edmunds Law Firm submitted evidence that their client’s alcohol abuse phase was over and that he never used an illegal substance since the single incident reported. He has also abstained since 2019.

Attorney Alan Edmunds argued mitigating factors as well as the Whole Person Concept. He showed that his client no longer associated with the person who offered him cocaine, had not had a drink for two years, was cooperative with investigators, and was an asset to the United States military.

DOHA was convinced by these arguments and therefore denied that the Firm’s client was a threat to National Security. As such, his Security Clearance access was granted, allowing him to continue his valuable service to the United States of America.

The Edmunds Law Firm has a reputation for protecting the livelihoods of Active-Duty Military, Department of Defense Contractors, and other Federal Employees. If you have received a Statement of Reasons or are otherwise at risk of losing your Security Clearance, you need the expertise of Attorney Edmunds. Call us today at (800) 481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for more information and client reviews.

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Security Clearance Victory Following Hearing with Administrative Judge
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA)
Guidelines F: Financial Considerations and E: Personal Conduct 
Santa Fe Springs, CA
October 2021

Attorney Alan Edmunds received notice of yet another victory in front of the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). DoD CAF issued the Firm’s client a Statement of Reasons outlining concerns arising out of Guidelines F and E, Financial Considerations and Personal Conduct, respectively. The client had multiple debts that he did not initially disclose on his SF86.

The Edmunds Law Firm went straight to work. They compiled over 70 pages of detailed arguments, including 19 supporting exhibits in their Response to Statement of Reasons. DOHA granted the Firm’s hearing request, which was conducted virtually.

Attorney Edmunds presented arguments in mitigation of the allegations against his client. He also offered evidence in support of the Whole Person Concept. Attorney Edmunds was able to show that the Applicant’s financial problems were being resolved and are under control. He was also able to demonstrate that his client was reasonable in his conclusion that his delinquent debts were not in collection, charged-off, or in default.

The Administrative Judge was swayed by these arguments. In his decision, he indicated that it is clearly consistent with the national interest to grant or continue the Applicant’s National Security Eligibility for a Security Clearance.

No argument is too difficult for this team of Security Clearance Experts. Alan Edmunds can help with any phase of the Security Clearance process.  Call us today at (800) 481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for more information and client reviews.

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Termination of Debarment Proceedings
Department of the Navy
Suspending and Debarring Official
Proposed Government-Wide Debarment
Redondo Beach, CA
October 2021

Attorney Alan Edmunds and his team of Security Clearance lawyers took on the challenging task of Debarment Proceedings. The Department of the Navy notified the Firm’s client of their Proposed Debarment Action, prompting immediate action from the Firm.

Debarment is a devastating blow to one’s reputation, livelihood, ability to work for the federal government (and often state governments), and even affects one’s eligibility for federal benefits. Therefore, Attorney Edmunds knew it was going to be a challenging but necessary fight.

The Proposed Debarment was supported by allegations that the client had misused government technology and neglected to accurately record time worked. Attorney Jacalyn Crecelius took on the challenge of mitigating the Navy’s concerns, proving that her client is presently responsible and not a threat to the US Government. She submitted her argument covering 73 pages, including 17 exhibits, and participated in a personal appearance with her client and Attorney Edmunds.

The Navy’s Suspending and Debarring Official was convinced by these arguments. In his decision to terminate the Debarment proceedings, he stated that he is not convinced the allegations were accurate, that the record shows the client has taken remedial action to correct his behavior, and the client has displayed indicators of present responsibility.

The Edmunds Law Firm is known for taking on cases that others think are unwinnable such as Debarment Actions. The Firm has proven time and again that no case is too difficult. If you have received a Proposed Debarment Action or notice of any other issue that puts your federal job in jeopardy, call us today at (800) 481-2526. For more details, informational videos, and client reviews, visit us at www.nationalsecurityclearances.com.

Security Clearance Victory Following Response to SOR
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA)
Guideline F: Financial Considerations
Lakewood, CA
September 2021

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision upon appeal over their client’s denied Security Clearance application.

The Statement of Reasons alleged Financial Consideration concerns per Guideline F.  Attorney Alan Edmunds’s client was flagged for several foreclosures that were a direct result of the 2008 real-estate market crash as well as other debts that his ex-wife had hidden from him.

After a powerful Response to SOR, subsequent DOHA appearance, and 25 supporting exhibits, Attorney Edmunds was able to mitigate the government’s security concerns.  He was able to show that his client currently owed nothing to the government or any other entity resulting from past foreclosures.

The adjudicator was swayed by the Firm’s mitigation arguments, detailed supporting documentation, and comprehensive “Whole Person Concept” argument.

The team of Top Security Clearance attorneys at The Edmunds Law firm specializes in Financial Consideration issues.  With over 40 years of experience, Alan Edmunds knows exactly what the government needs to see for their security concerns to be mitigated.  The Firm’s victories are reported on the official government website at DOHA.

Call us today at (800) 481-2526 or visit our website at www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for instructional videos and client reviews.

Security Clearance Victory Following Response to SOR
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA)
Guideline B: Foreign Influence 
Arlington, TX
September 2021

Top Security Clearance attorney Alan Edmunds received Notice of another favorable adjudication from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA).  His client’s security clearance application was initially denied due to Guideline B: Foreign Influence.

The Firm’s client in this case was a young man, born in Taiwan, who has proven his dedication solely to the United States.  Although he is a U.S. citizen and refused dual US-Taiwanese citizenship at every opportunity, the government was concerned about his family and friend that still resided in Taiwan.

In the Response to Statement of Reasons, the Edmunds Law Firm argued many mitigating factors and the Whole Person Concept.  With over 17 exhibits to support their arguments, the Firm’s leading Security Clearance Attorneys were able to quell the government’s concerns.

Notably, they argued that their client is a devout and loyal citizen who asserts that he has “grown up American and [he] will remain American until the day [he] dies.”  His father is a US Citizen, and his mother was in the process of coming to the US herself.  Any assets in Taiwan were of negligible magnitude.

Attorney Alan Edmunds successfully argued mitigating circumstances and the “Whole Person” Concept.  In doing so, he convinced the adjudicator that any ties to Taiwan were outweighed by his Client’s deep and longstanding relationships and loyalties in the United States.  Therefore, it is unlikely that he would be placed in a position of having to choose between the interests of the US and those of Taiwan.

The Edmunds Law Firm has been helping clients at home and abroad for over 40 years.  The Firm protects the livelihoods of Active-Duty Military, Department of Defense Contractors, and other Federal Employees.

No argument is too difficult for this team of Security Clearance Experts.  Alan Edmunds can help with any phase of the Security Clearance process.  Call us today at (800) 481-2526 or visit www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for more information and client reviews.

Response to SOR
Favorable Decision
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA)
Guidelines B and F: Foreign Influence and Financial Concerns
Iraq
October 5, 2021

The team of top Security Clearance Lawyers at The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable adjudication for their client following a hearing in front of DOHA.  The Department of Defense had security concerns regarding to Guideline B (foreign influence) and Guideline F (financial considerations).  The hearing was done virtually, with the Firm’s client participating from his current employment location in Iraq.

The Firm’s client is a linguist who has endured dangerous conditions for almost 20 years while supporting the United States’ mission in the War on Terror in Iraq.  He has been recognized for his efforts by the U.S. Department of State and the Department of the Army.  Attorney Alan Edmunds showed that his client was not a security threat, that his debts are paid, his current finances are sound, and any contacts in Iraq are not a risk to his loyalty to the United States.  Attorney Edmunds was able to alleviate the DoD’s concerns regarding this loyal U.S. Citizen and Iraqi refugee.

If you are facing a Security Clearance Issue, top Security Clearance lawyer Alan Edmunds will fight for you and your livelihood.  The Edmunds Law Firm is known for the effective presentation of each client as a whole person, not to be defined by any alleged behavior.  Visit https://nationalsecurityclearances.com for client reviews that echo such success. The Firm has offices across the United States and is eager to tackle your case.  Call (800) 481-2526 for a consultation today!

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Supplemental Information Request
Favorable Decision – Security Clearance Eligibility Granted
Department of Defense, Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF)
Guideline G: Alcohol Consumption
Fairborn, Ohio
September 2021

Attorney Alan Edmunds, a leading National Security attorney, and his team of Security Clearance Lawyers received Notice of a favorable adjudication following a detailed Response to a Supplemental Information Request.

With her powerful 86-page written brief and 14 detailed exhibits, Attorney Lindsay Bierman succeeded in mitigating the government’s Guideline G concerns over her client’s alcohol consumption.  The mitigation she presented was based in part on the Whole Person concept.  The Firm’s client had 22 years of service in support of the United States Air Force. The adjudicator was swayed by the presented evidence and overturned the Client’s initial denial.  With her Security Clearance eligibility now granted, the Firm’s Client can again provide for her family and continue her dedicated service in supporting United States security interests.

If you have questions or have received a Notice to Revoke, SOR (Statement of Reasons), or other denial of your Security Clearance, call the Edmunds Law Firm immediately at (800) 481-2526.  Visit https://nationalsecurityclearances.com to find case reviews and other helpful information.

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Favorable Ruling in Response to SOR
Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF)
Guidelines E and F: Personal Conduct and Financial Considerations
Fort Meade, MD
July 2021

Alan Edmunds and his team of Security Clearance attorneys receive Notice of a favorable adjudication following their Response to Statement of Reasons (SOR).  The government accused the Firm’s client of being untruthful on his SF-86 application regarding financial disclosures.  In reality, the client was truthful and simply unaware of debts brought up in the SOR.  The government intended to deny a 14-year veteran of his livelihood simply because he was not a stellar bookkeeper.

Security Clearance expert Alan Edmunds took this challenge head-on.  He submitted evidence showing all his client’s debt had been resolved or is in the process of being resolved.  Attorney Edmunds also argued mitigating factors and examined the Whole Person concept to alleviate the DoD’s concerns.  The government agreed with Mr. Edmunds’s Response and adjudicated in his favor.  Now that the client has been granted Secret Security Clearance, he can continue to serve U.S. National Security interests.

If you need help defending yourself in response to a SOR or any other Security Clearance Issue, contact the experts at (800) 481-2526.  With over 40 years of experience, Alan Edmunds knows exactly what it takes to win.

DOHA Victory
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA)
Guidelines E and K: Personal Conduct and Handling Protected Information
Arlington, VA
August 2021

Security Clearance Expert Alan Edmunds received notice of a favorable DOHA decision.  The case dealt with a six-year veteran, currently in his 23rd year of DoD contracting, who did not properly secure a secured area.  Over eight years with this daily responsibility, Attorney Edmunds’s client failed to secure a lab properly on four occasions.

These security infractions were the subject of a Statement of Reasons, over which the Firm requested a hearing.  The Edmunds Law Firm argued mitigation factors and provided evidence that the probability of such infractions happening again was quite low.  The Administrative Judge agreed with Attorney Edmunds, acknowledging the client’s counseling, training, and renewed focus on his professional responsibilities.  As a result, the government’s concerns were mitigated, and the client was able to continue his long, loyal career in service to the United States Department of Defense.

The Edmunds Law Firm has been helping clients around the globe for over 40 years.  Active-Duty Military, Contractors, and Federal Employees trust their careers to Alan Edmunds and his team of Security Clearance layers.  Our Firm can help with any phase of the Security Clearance process, from SF86 to Security Clearance Appeals.  Your livelihood is important, so get the best Security issues attorney out there.  Call us at (800) 481-2526 and check out our client reviews at www.nationalsecurityclearances.com.

Response to SOR Victory
Reversal of Negative Preliminary Fitness Determination
United States Department of State
Guidelines B and C: Foreign Influence and Foreign Preference
Washington, D.C.
August 2021

Top Security Clearance attorney Alan Edmunds received Notice of another favorable adjudication from the Department of State.  His client’s security clearance application was initially denied due to Guidelines B – Foreign Influence and C – Foreign Preference.  The Firm’s client in this case was a man who has served the United States from both abroad and stateside.  Although he is a U.S. citizen and has renounced his Iraqi citizenship, the government was concerned about his family that still resided in Iraq and counted on his occasional monetary assistance.

In the Response to Statement of Reasons, the Edmunds Law Firm argued many mitigating factors and the Whole Person Concept.  Over 65 pages of arguments and evidence, the Firm’s leading Security Clearance Attorneys were able to quell the government’s concerns.  Notably, they argued that their client is a devout and loyal citizen who began his service to the United States as soon as he was of age, while still living in Iraq. His familial ties to Iraq were themselves attempting to leave the country whilst residing in a refugee camp due to persecution by ISIS.  Any monetary assistance he sent abroad was to help with medical costs of his beloved family.

The government agreed with this Response, reasoning that the above ties abroad were not enough to deny security clearance.  Thus, the adjudicator determined that the Firm’s client met the contractor employee fitness requirements, making him eligible for employment on Department of State contracts.

The Edmunds Law Firm has been helping clients at home and abroad for over 40 years.  The Firm protects the livelihoods of Active-Duty Military, Contractors, and other Federal Employees.  No argument is too difficult for this team of Security Clearance Experts.  Alan Edmunds can help with any phase of the Security Clearance process, but don’t delay! The earlier you get help in these convoluted matters, the better.  Call us today at (800) 481-2526.

Security Clearance Victory Following Response to SOR
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA)
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
Arlington, VA
July 2021

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a favorable decision upon appeal over their client’s denied Security Clearance application.  The Statement of Reasons alleged foreign influence concerns based on the client’s parents and siblings, who are citizens and residents of India, and the client’s financial support of his family.  His spouse also has financial interests in India.

Alan Edmunds and his team of top Security Clearance attorneys submitted 191 pages of evidence in support of their client.  Through this evidence, mitigation arguments, and the Whole Person Concept, they were able to show that their client and his wife have substantial assets in the United States, about $5.4 million.  The mere connection with their elderly parents and siblings was not enough to offset the value the Appellant provided the United States Government.

The government was convinced by the written evidence and Attorney Edmunds’ oral argument.  The Administrative Judge agreed that the Applicant’s deep and longstanding relationships and significant financial interests in the United States sufficiently mitigated the foreign influence security concerns raised in the Statement of Reasons.  Therefore, the Applicant’s access to classified information was granted.

The Edmunds Law Firm specializes in Foreign Influence cases. These types of cases continue to rise and Alan Edmunds has over 40 years of experience. The Firm’s victories are reported on the official government website at DOHA.  Call us today at (800) 481-2526 or visit our website at www.nationalsecurityclearances.com for instructional videos and reviews.

Response to Interrogatories
Favorable Decision
Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Fort Meade, MD
August 2021

The Edmunds Law Firm, known nationwide for its expertise in Security Clearance issues, received a favorable adjudication for their client following a written Response to Interrogatories.  The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency was concerned about the Client’s financial history and requested more information for review.

Attorney Alan Edmunds provided the requested information and argued mitigation factors to alleviate the agency’s concerns. He showed that his Client’s financial problems occurred over a decade ago and have since been resolved.  The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency was persuaded by Attorney Edmunds’s Response.  The facts before the agency convinced them that the Applicant’s financial issues have long passed, and he is now better equipped for financial success going forward.

If you are facing a Security Clearance Issue, Alan Edmunds and his team of Security Clearance attorneys will fight for you and your livelihood. Attorney Edmunds and his team of Security Clearance attorneys are known for their effective presentation of each client as a whole person rather than a mere alleged behavior.  Visit https://nationalsecurityclearances.com for client reviews that echo such success. The Firm has offices across the United States and is eager to tackle your case.  Call (800) 481-2526 for a consultation today!

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Hearing Victory – Access Authorization Granted
National Nuclear Security Administration
Psychological Concerns
Albuquerque, NM
July 2021

Attorney Alan Edmunds, a leading National Security attorney, and his team of Security Clearance Lawyers received Notice of a favorable adjudication following a powerful Hearing appearance in an Appeal to Denied Access Authorization.

Attorney Edmunds offered evidence during the virtual hearing to support his argument and mitigate the government’s concerns.  The mitigation he presented was based in part on the Whole Person concept.  The Firm submitted multiple exhibits prior to the Hearing in a persuasive written brief.  The adjudicator was swayed by the presented evidence and overturned the Client’s initial denial.  With an Access Authorization now granted, the Firm’s Client can again provide for his family and continues in his service supporting United States security interests.

If you have questions or have received a Notice to Revoke, SOR (Statement of Reasons), or other denial of your Security Clearance, call the Edmunds Law Firm immediately at (800) 481-2526.  Visit https://nationalsecurityclearances.com to find case reviews and other helpful information.

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CIA
Guideline B – Foreign Influence

Kirkland, WA
June 2021

When holding a Security Clearance falling in love with someone with foreign roots can be an issue. Marriage is a merger of families and traditions. It often brings people together across different backgrounds culturally and economically.

Our client received a Statement of Reasons listing Guideline B – Foreign Influence as the reason for his clearance revocation. Our client’s wife although now a U.S. Citizen was born in Korea. The client had also received a Fellowship Scholarship from a foreign foundation and spent time overseas. The Client knew seeking legal counsel was the correct choice.

Attorney Edmunds used evidence of a language barrier between our client and his in-laws to prove their relationship was familial at best. Although the client’s in-laws visit occasionally the contact between them continues to be minimal. With the United States and Korea being allies, there was no doubt our client is not a threat to National Security. We were able to mitigate the Government’s concerns and prove that our client’s loyalty lies with the United States.  The Edmunds Law Firm is the leading firm in National Security Clearance cases, with Attorney Edmunds as a Subject Matter Expert in Security Clearance.

Call us today and find out how we can help you!

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Victory From Written Response to SOR
Dept. of State
Veteran Contractor
Personal Conduct and Criminal Conduct
Washington, D.C.
August 2021

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a Favorable Adjudication following submission of a written Response to SOR.  The case involved a third-generation soldier who was falsely accused of Domestic Violence but had never been charged.

After the Client’s arrest in 2015, the prosecutor refused to press charges as he believed the allegations never happened.  Nevertheless, 6 years later, the Client was issued a Preliminary Fitness Determination that he was not eligible for employment on Department of State Contracts.

Staff at the Edmunds Law Firm filed a Response to SOR that was nearly 40 pages with exhibits.  Attorney Lindsay Bierman argued mitigation and offered evidence to show the allegations were not true, but rather the fault of the accuser.

The government agreed with her Response, finding that the client did indeed meet the contractor employee fitness requirements. The Contractor Review Panel reversed its preliminary fitness determination, meaning the Client was once again eligible for employment on Department of State contracts.

The Edmunds Law Firm has been helping clients around the globe for over 40 years.  Active-Duty Military, Contractors, and Federal Employees trust their careers to Alan Edmunds and his team of Security Clearance Lawyers.  Our Firm can help with any phase of the Security Clearance process, from SF 86 to Security Clearance Appeals. Your livelihood is important, so get the best Security Clearance Attorney out there.  Call us at (800) 481-2526.

Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
Biloxi, MS
April 2021

Working overnights can be difficult.

Our client received a Statement of Reasons stating Guideline H – Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. The client was working the graveyard shift while also homeschooling his two children. The client was on prescription medications to help with his sleep deprivation and anxiety. After a particularly stressful week, the client was found unresponsive at his post, transported to a hospital, and accused of abusing prescription drugs. Our client knew he had never abused prescription medication and may have just mixed up his medication with that of his child.

Our team with its 40 years of experience was able to mitigate the Government’s concern and get a favorable decision. Attorney Edumunds is the best Security Clearance Lawyer with the most favorable DOHA decisions.

Call the Edmunds Law Firm at 800.481.2526 and see how we can assist you today!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
June 2021
San Diego, CA 

One cannot help with whom they fall in love with; but when your partner is from a foreign country it can cause issues in your Security Clearance decision.

Our client received a Statement of Reasons listing Guideline B – Foreign Influence. Our client’s partner was both a citizen and resident of Mexico and their daughter held dual citizenship in both the United States and Mexico. Travel between San Diego and Mexico is a common occurrence with people traveling for both work and leisure. Our legal team was able to mitigate the Government’s concern and prove that our client’s relationship was not a risk to National Security.

Alan Edmunds and the Edmunds Law Firm has over 40 years of experience in Security Clearance with Attorney Edmunds as the Subject Matter Expert in Security Clearance matters. The Edmunds Law Firm can help with your Written Response to Statement of Reasons, Military Upgrade Petition, DOHA Hearings and more! Contact us today and see how we can help you! 800.481.2526.

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U.S. Department of Energy
National Nuclear Security Administration
Arlington Virginia
April 2021

College years can be the best years of one’s young adult life. It is both a time of newfound freedom and exploration, but sometimes the choices we make in our young adult years can be used against us.

Our client knew she had experimented in college with marijuana and upon completion of an internship was offered a Government job. She sought advice from a trusted source on whether to report her usage or not. Deciding not to report her usage on her first e-QIP and then reporting it on an updated e-QIP almost cost the client her career.

She trusted Alan Edmunds of the Edmunds Law Firm to handle her Response to Interrogatories. Mr. Edmunds is a Subject Matter Expert in National Security. The Edmunds Law Firm was able to win the client her clearance.

Whether Active Duty, Contractor or Federal Employee – call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and see how we can help you!

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Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Arlington, VA
May 2021

The standard for Government employees is a high one. But there is no such thing as a perfect person.

Our client received a Statement of Reasons listing Guideline E – Personal Conduct, Guideline G – Alcohol Consumption, and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. The client had one instance of Operating Under the Influence (OUI) which caused our client’s license to be suspended. During his suspended driving privileges, the client used his badge to allow a friend to pick him up from a secured area but was accused of driving without a license. In another stroke of bad luck, the client found himself lost in Virginia and headed into D.C. with a registered firearm in a state without reciprocity.   The client knew he would need professional help to mitigate the Government’s concern. He hired the best Security Clearance Lawyer, Alan Edmunds of the Edmunds Law Firm to mitigate the Government’s concerns.

Our client had never been reprimanded on the job before and a series of weird happenstance could have cost him everything he had worked so hard for. The Edmunds Law Firm is the leading firm in favorable DOHA decisions. Give us a call today at 800.481.2526 and see how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
San Diego, CA
March 2021

Breakups can be messy. And in the heat of the moment one bad lapse in judgment could cost you your clearance.

When the client received his Statement of Reasons, he knew that he would need professional help. His SOR detailed an incident involving the mother of his children and a previous girlfriend. The client knew that the incident was not the best representation of his character. A heat of the moment decision almost cost him everything he had worked so diligently to achieve. The client had allegations listed under Guideline D – Sexual Behavior, Guideline E – Personal Conduct and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. 

Our team with its 40 years of experience was able to mitigate the Government’s concern and get a favorable decision. The client was able to get his clearance back. Do not let a bad breakup cost you your clearance.

Call the Edmunds Law Firm at 800.481.2526 and see how we can assist you today!

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
New Orleans, LA
June 2021

Being the sole provider for a family of five can be quite the task. Add in medical conditions, an ongoing pandemic, and a revocation of security clearance to make for a stressful situation.

Our client received a Statement of Reasons listing Guideline E – Personal Conduct, Guideline F – Financial Considerations and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. Although the client had a verbal commitment to reduce their hours with their employer due to medical issues, they were then reprimanded for adhering to said schedule. The client also had mounting medical bills that were already on a repayment plan.

The client knew she would need legal counsel. She hired the Edmunds Firm to do her Response to SOR. We were able to prove the client took the appropriate steps with both her employer as well as with her financial obligations. Our firm was able to mitigate the government’s concerns without a Security Clearance Appeal through our detailed legal brief and exhibits we were able to get a favorable decision for our client!

If you have questions or have received a Notice to Revoke your clearance, call the Edmunds Law Firm at 800.481.2526 and see how we can assist you today!

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Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Response to Statement of Reasons
May 2021

Millions of people worldwide have debt, whether it be credit card debt, student loans or medical bills. But debt shouldn’t keep you from the career of your dreams.

Our client came to us with a Statement of Reasons listing Guideline F – Financial Considerations as his reason for his clearance revocation. Our client stretched himself thin trying to provide for his family, while dealing with a lengthy separation from his spouse. The client then found himself going through a divorce where he needed to pay both child support and alimony. It seemed like there would be no end to his debt. Without a security clearance our client could not continue to satisfy any of his agreements regarding the repayment of said debts. That’s when he decided he would need professional help.

The Edmunds Firm was able to mitigate the government’s concerns and prove the client’s efforts to resolve his debts successfully.

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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Central Intelligence Agency
Guideline E – Personal Conduct
Guideline J – Criminal Conduct
Response to Statement of Reasons
May 2021

Everyone knows that divorces can get messy, but a divorce shouldn’t cost you your security clearance.

The client came to us after losing his security clearance due to a restraining order filed by his estranged wife. The government issued a statement of reasons with Guideline E – Personal Conduct and Guideline J – Criminal Conduct. The client then hired us to do his Response to Statement of Reasons.  Our client knew that his marital issues were no threat to his duties. He hired the Edmunds Firm to prove this.

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 a messy divorce cost you your career! 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 Legal Service Agency
Guidelines F– Victory from DOHA Hearing
Arlington, VA
April 2021

Sometimes the road to re-employment is not always easy.

When our client received their Statement of Reasons, stating a hefty tax bill as the reason for their clearance denial they decided to let our firm handle the tough work.

With the help of the Edmunds Firm our client was able to show the numerous efforts on her end to satisfy her debts as well as the fact that the circumstances surrounding her financial difficulties were not a threat to national security. Through this response we were able to get our client a favorable decision.

Do not let tax issues keep you from chasing your dream career.

If your security clearance is being jeopardized over a couple of unpaid debts, don’t stress. With over 41 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 Defense 
Defense Legal Service Agency
Defense Office of Hearings And Appeals 
Guidelines E, and J– Victory from DOHA Hearing
Arlington, VA
April 2021

Parents want a loving and healthy relationship with their children but what happens when two parents can’t successfully coparent?  It almost cost one parent their security clearance.

Due to the hostile relationship of our client and the mother of his child our client was falsely accused on numerous occasions from 2016 until 2019 of domestic violence, assault, child abuse, and trespassing. Because of the ongoing custody dispute our client’s clearance was suspended, reinstated and then suspended once again. The government issued a Statement of Reasons 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 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. 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
Victory from Response to Statement of Reasons
Guideline E and Guideline F
Shreveport, Louisiana
January 2021

Anybody who has taken one can attest to how tedious and involved a security clearance questionnaire can be, but if you miss even a single detail in a question it could put your security clearance at risk.

A recent client of ours misread an item on her questionnaire, assuming that like many questions it was asking about recent issues when in fact it said “ever”. Under her mistaken assumption she answered “No”, and when she eventually received a Statement of Reasons it included allegations under Guideline E: Personal Conduct for her failure to disclose the past issue. The SOR also included allegations under Guideline F: Financial Considerations for some debts she had.

Wanting to make sure she didn’t miss anything else, she came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help with her Response to SOR. The debts were under control and being taken care of, which we showed in the response. Drawing on over 40 years of experience, our attorneys also explained how the mistake on her questionnaire was just that, a mistake, and not an attempt to hide anything from the government. With the issues cleared up and her security clearance reinstated she was able to return to work.

We all make mistakes, but don’t let them cost you your security clearance. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to SOR
Guideline E
San Antonio, Texas
January 2021

Harmless pranks aren’t always so harmless when they happen at work, in fact, they could put your security clearance in jeopardy.

A client of ours found this out firsthand when a simple joke ultimately led to him being judged to no longer meet his job standards and receiving a Statement of Reasons. He noticed one day that a coworker had left his computer unlocked when he left his desk. Knowing that computer security is important in their job, our client decided to give his coworker a little reminder to lock his computer when he went away from it by Google searching a picture of the actor David Hasselhoff and setting it as the computer’s background.

The Statement of Reasons he later received had allegations under Guideline E: Personal Conduct related to the incident. He knew he needed to take this seriously, and so came to The Edmunds Law Firm for help with his Response to SOR. Under the guidance of the country’s leading security clearance lawyer, our attorneys explained in the response that our client had been disciplined and learned his lesson from the incident. While it may have been misguided, it did not reflect poorly on his ability to hold a security clearance, and he had numerous recommendations attesting to his good character. With his security clearance restored, he was able to return to serving his country.

Don’t let a seemingly innocent joke get out of hand and put your security clearance at risk. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Victory from DOHA Hearing
Guideline B
Salt Lake City, Utah
December 2020

When you find success there can be a lot of pressure to share the rewards, but be careful that kindness doesn’t cost you your security clearance.

A client of ours was born in Pakistan. His father worked extremely hard to improve the family’s social and economic situation, eventually becoming able to bring the family to the United States. Through education and hard work, our client found success working with a government contractor. As the eldest son, he was expected to support the family, and did so by helping his nephew start his own company and occasionally sending money back to Pakistan. Unfortunately, these ties led to him getting a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline B: Foreign Influence.

He came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help addressing these allegations. We clarified in the response to SOR that he was not seriously involved with his nephew’s company, in fact it had been dissolved entirely, and the money he had sent to family was inconsequential. But the government wanted more, so we went forward to a DOHA Hearing. At the hearing, our firm’s founder Attorney Edmunds drew on over 40 years of experience to show that our client’s ties to Pakistan were minimal and did not make him a security risk. With his case judged favorably, our client was able to continue living the American dream.

Helping your family doesn’t have to mean the loss of your security clearance. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to Statement of Reasons
Guidelines G, I, and J
San Diego, California
December 2020

Sometimes it can take a big mistake for you to take stock and improve your situation, but once do, could owning up to the mistake lead to you losing your security clearance?

While going through a divorce, a recent client of ours struggled with drinking problems and depression. After receiving a DUI he self-reported the incident and was referred for counseling. Although he did not complete the counseling he was referred to, he did find a new support structure that helped him get his mental state and drinking under control. Despite his improvement, he eventually received a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline G: Alcohol Consumption, Guideline I: Psychological Conditions, and Guideline J: Criminal Conduct.

He came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help with his response to SOR. Our attorneys, drawing on over 40 years of experience with security clearance matters, showed that our client had taken responsibility and bettered himself, even if it wasn’t through the means recommended to him. The behavior that had raised the security concerns was a thing of the past. With his security clearance restored he was able to return to work and recovery.

Don’t let your worst moments define you, or cost you your security clearance. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to Statement of Reasons
Guideline K
West Haven, Utah
December 2020

When you’re under stress, shortcuts can seem especially appealing. If the stress gets to you and you take one, could it cost you your security clearance?

A recent client of ours had a long career with the Air Force. During an interview for her civilian job on base she admitted that she had on occasion improperly removed or disclosed classified information. On reflection after the interview, she realized that on several of the admissions she made, the information was not actually classified. Nevertheless, she soon received a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline K: Handling Protected Information.

Not wanting to make the same mistake again, she came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help with her response to SOR. Our attorneys, led by the country’s leading security clearance lawyer, clarified those mistakes in her response. We also showed that those times she had improperly removed information were essentially in order to study, a mistake brought on by a combination of stress and a desire to serve to the best of her ability, and not one she was going to commit again. With her security clearance reinstated, our client was able to return to her decorated career with the U.S. military.

Learn from your mistakes, but don’t let them lose you your security clearance. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Victory from DOHA Hearing
Guidelines B and F
Hurst, Texas
November 2020

No matter how hard you work, sometimes life can get in the way. But could you lose your security clearance while you catch back up?

A client of ours was born and educated in Sudan. Like so many, he sought a better life for his family by moving to the United States. He worked hard as a contract linguist in support of the U.S. Army in Iraq, and a taxi driver between contracts. He was able to support his children’s education, but after having to undergo a series of surgeries and a downturn in taxi work with the rise of ride-sharing services, he fell into debt. He eventually received a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline B: Foreign Influence related to his family in Sudan, and Guideline F: Financial Considerations for the debts.

Knowing that his family wasn’t a security risk and that he would be able to pay off the debts, he explained that in his Response to SOR. His explanations were not judged to be satisfactory and he decided he needed help moving forward. He came to the Edmunds Law Firm, led by the country’s leading security clearance lawyer. At the DOHA Hearing, we showed that he had little contact with his Sudanese family, who were largely elderly and invalid, and that his debts were either resolved or being paid off. With his security clearance restored, he was able to return to his fulfilling work with the U.S. government.

Don’t let circumstances outside of your control cost you your security clearance. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Victory from DOHA Hearing
Guideline F
Arlington, Virginia
November 2020

Parents are always making sacrifices for their children, but what do you do when the cost of that sacrifice is your security clearance?

Our recent client fell into debt when the death of his ex-wife meant he became a single parent and had to move houses. He moved again so his son could be in a better situation and closer to family, but that move came with less secure and lucrative employment for our client. He began to fall behind on the debt and ran into health problems. Thankfully, he was able pick himself up and find suitable employment with a government contractor, but his debts meant he was presented with a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline F: Financial Considerations.

Not wanting to risk his newfound stability, he came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help with his response to Statement of Reasons. We were able to argue that he either had resolved or was attempting to resolve the debts, but the attempts were apparently not enough. Our client stuck with us as we moved forward to a DOHA hearing. Our firm’s founder and the country’s leading security clearance lawyer, Attorney Edmunds, showed at the hearing that our client was responsible and trustworthy, having fallen into debt through no fault of his own and settling them as soon as he was able. With his security clearance reinstated, he returned to the meaningful work he had found.

Don’t let the cost of doing the right things for your family be your security clearance. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to Statement of Reasons
Guideline G, I, and J
Carlsbad, California
November 2020

We all occasionally hit stumbling blocks in our lives and careers, but for how long should those hardships keep you from getting back on track?

A recent client of ours had a history of alcohol misuse and a diagnosis of generalized anxiety. Both of these conditions were under control, she had been sober for over a year and had either completed or was in counseling for her alcohol dependence and anxiety. Knowing she shouldn’t hide this from her employer, she admitted to an OPM investigator the status of her sobriety, mental health, and a past abusive relationship. Following this she completed a DOD CAF medical evaluation and was eventually presented with a Statement of Reasons with allegations under Guideline G: Alcohol Consumption, Guideline I: Psychological Conditions, and Guideline J: Criminal Conduct.

While she knew her past didn’t make her a security risk, she also knew that these allegations were serious, so she came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help with her Response to SOR. Drawing on decades of experience, our attorneys showed in the response that our client had addressed her alcohol misuse and mental health issues. She had removed herself and her child from an abusive environment, and gotten her life back on track, including by finding employment with the government. With her security clearance restored, she was able to move forward.

Don’t let your life and career be pulled off track. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
Victory from DOHA Hearing
Guideline B
San Diego, California
November 2020

As we enter the holiday season, many of us are reaching out to and catching up with family. But, if your family happens to be in another country, could that phone call put your security clearance at risk?

Our recent client was born to Taiwanese parents in the United States, but raised in Taiwan. When he realized his career opportunities would be better in the U.S., he came here to pursue a PhD. While the birth of his son cut short his degree, he was able to find fulfilling employment with a defense contractor. However, he was soon presented with a Statement of Reasons under Guideline B: Foreign Influence with allegations about his family and financial interests Taiwan.

He came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help with his response to SOR. Our attorneys clarified in the response that the financial interests were no longer relevant, and the contact he had with his family was casual. When these arguments were deemed to not be enough, we moved forward to a DOHA Hearing. Attorney Edmunds, the country’s leading security clearance lawyer, was able to show at the hearing that the financial interests had been moved and the contact with his family was minimal and did not pose a security risk. With the DOHA hearing ruled in our client’s favor, he was able to return to his new career.

Don’t let checking in with your family, even if they happen to live in another country, cost you your security clearance. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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Department of Defense
Consolidated Adjudications Facility
Victory from Response to Statement of Reasons
Guideline G
San Diego, California
November 2020

It’s important to take responsibility for your mistakes, but sometimes admitting the mistake isn’t enough.  What should you do if your admission leads to the loss of your security clearance?

A recent client of ours brought his new RV on base after taking it on its inaugural camping trip. Unfortunately, he had left a few unopened beers in the backseat. On realizing that he had brought alcohol on base, he immediately reported it to his Supervisor and moved the vehicle. The incident led to a medical evaluation based on his alcohol use and ultimately a Statement of Reasons under Guideline G: Alcohol Consumption.

Not wanting to let this incident mar his long and decorated career with the military, he came to the Edmunds Law Firm for help with his Response to the SOR. Drawing on decades of experience with security clearance issues, we were able to show that while our client admitted to having issues with alcohol use in the past, he took responsibility and sought treatment. Having proven that the alcohol use did not impact his work and did not make him a security concern, his security clearance was reinstated.

Please drink responsibly. Alcohol misuse is a serious issue, but it doesn’t always need to cost you your security clearance. Call the Edmunds Law Firm today at 800.481.2526 and find out how we can help you!

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