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The security clearance attorneys regularly assist federal employees and contractors, as well as military personnel, in all stages of the security clearance process. We help you obtain any of the three levels of security clearance – confidential, secret, or top secret.


Obtaining a security clearance, no matter the level, is the ultimate sign of trust from the government. Federal employees, military members and government contractors are frequently obligated to obtain and hold a security clearance in order to maintain their sensitive position with the government or a secured contractor. In the last ten years, there has been a big increase in the number and type of positions that require security clearances, rendering it more challenging for those who want to be employed or stay employed in federal positions.


The application and clearance renewal process includes an extensive and invasive background investigation into your personal life and financial history. Anything from traffic offenses to credit card debt can be called into question. Be aware that just because you have been given a clearance does not guarantee you’ll have it for the remainder of your career. A security clearance can be taken away at any time due to numerous factors that call into question your ability to work in a sensitive position. Examples include defaulting on your mortgage payments, accruing debt beyond your means or providing a false answer on your SF-86.


Applying for a security clearance should be taken seriously and conducted with care and strategy. Honesty throughout the application and renewal process is key. Oftentimes, failing to hold a security clearance will lead to the loss of one’s job.


We regularly assist federal employees and contractors as well as military personnel in all stages of the security clearance process and have helped hundreds retain their clearances. All of our security clearance lawyers have held security clearances – meaning they understand the process from personal experience. 


Our attorneys are available to provide counsel throughout the entire security clearance application, revocation and appeals process, including:


Pre-Clearance Counseling for SF-86 and DD Form 1879 – Our attorneys can help identify mitigating circumstances, and assist in drafting answers

Preparation and representation throughout further appeals

Preparation for interrogatories and investigative interviews

Preparation of response to the Statement of Reasons and Denial Letters

Requests for Hearings

Representation at post-denial hearings in front of the DOHA, DoD, FBI, CIA, DHS, and all federal courts and government agencies, including document and witness preparation


If you’re applying for your first security clearance or have had your application denied or clearance revoked recently, our attorneys can provide you with the counsel necessary to obtain and hold on to not only your clearance – but also your career.


We frequently represent clients in the appeal process and at hearings in front of the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals , numerous federal agencies and administrative bodies, and in federal court.


Our Experience as a Full Service Firm

Our highly knowledgeable law team comes to the table with attorneys who have 20 to 30 years of experience representing hundreds of clients. With hundreds of years of combined experience in appellate, international and U.S. business and corporate commercial law, litigation, criminal law, immigration, bankruptcy, employment law, estate planning, our team has what it takes to ensure your success.


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