Favorable Decisions

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

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

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

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

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

The Edmunds Law Firm does Responses to SORSecurity Clearance Appeals, Military Security Clearances and SF 86 document preparation. Call 800.481.2526.

Security Clearance Granted – Pakistan
Dept. Of Defense
June 28, 2017
Guideline F: Foreign Contacts
Arlington, VA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Attorney Ryan Nerney for the Edmunds Law Firm tried the case. Attorney Nerney is a seasoned trial lawyer and handles many of the Firm cases on the West coast. At the Hearing Attorney Nerney introduced evidence and took testimony. He argued the “whole person concept” as well as the mitigating factors.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attorney Alan Edmunds is the Security Clearance Lawyer most people across the country turn when they have questions about Security Clearance Appeals. He has over 40 years experience with Military and Contractor clients.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This client received a favorable decision from the court due to Attorney Ryan Nerney’s trial work. Her career and job were saved. Call us at 800.481.2526 and let us help you.

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

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

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

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

DOHA Hearing
Arlington, VA
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
March 10, 2017

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

Guideline F cases are very difficult and Attorney Edmunds has been winning these cases for years. In fact, much to the disappointment of his competitors, his trial record appears on the official gov’t website at DOHA, which reveals over 600 trials in just the last 4 years.

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

The judge found that the evidence mitigated all of the government concerns and the ruling was favorable. Another career saved and another applicant who was able to keep his job.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STATE OF CALIFORNIA
BOARD OF VOCATIONAL NURSING
FEB. 7,  2017
WRITTEN RESPONSE VICTORY
MILITARY CRIMINAL CONDUCT

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

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

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

The Edmunds Law Firm is a powerhouse of litigation attorneys who aggressively help clients around the globe with State and Federal Administrative matters. Call the Firm at 800.481.2526 or visit www.keepyoursecurityclearance.com. Attorney Edmunds is a Former Judge Pro Tem who has appeared on national television for his case work and as a consultant for a variety of news services. If your career is important – please allow us to help.

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

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

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

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

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

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision on a National Security Clearance case that was litigated in Arlington, VA. Attorney Alan Edmunds appeared for the Firm. This case involved an Applicant who had 10 delinquent debts on the SOR. The Edmunds Law Firm does Responses to SOR for clients and then appears in court when necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

DOHA Hearing – Department of Defense
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Woodland Hills, CA
January 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arlington, VA
DOHA Hearing Victory
Guideline B: Foreign Influence
January 2017

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

New London, CT
January 6, 2017
DOHA Hearing
Guideline F: Financial Concerns

Edmunds Law Firm received another favorable decision following trial in a case that was litigated in New London, Ct. The Applicant had an SOR that alleged 10 separate debts.

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

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

Arlington, VA
Dec 28,2016
Guideline F: Financial Concerns
Guideline E: Personal Conduct

The Edmunds Law Firm received written notification of a favorable decision in a National Security Clearance case that went to a Formal Hearing. Attorney Alan Edmunds who presented numerous documentary evidence and testimony aggressively litigated the case. The first concern was financial. Our client had 7 debts that were delinquent or unpaid. The defense to many of the items raised by Attorney Edmunds was that the debts were disputed.

Of the allegation involving Personal Conduct, the Judge stated in his decision: “The personal conduct concerns were determined to be unsubstantiated.

Clearance Granted Before Trial
December 15, 2016
Foreign Influence – Citizen Of Iraq

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice that the gov’t granted our clients Security Clearance based on our written Response to SOR. The case was being set for a formal Hearing and the gov’t withdrew its objection. This is the 4th time this month the gov’t has chosen not to go to trial against Attorney Alan Edmunds.

Our client had relatives in Iraq, including her mother, sister and brother. The gov’t said her ties to Iraq created a security concern. Attorney Alan Edmunds filed a very lengthy Response to SOR with exhibits and a legal brief.

DOHA Hearing
December 5, 2016
Guideline F – Financial Considerations
Norfolk, Virginia

Our client was a woman who battled the most tremendous calamities imaginable and kept her family and marriage together. Throughout this entire time her work performance was outstanding. Applicant and her husband filed 2 Chapter 13 Bankruptcy’s for $319K and $294K. The first was paid off and the second was nearly paid off at the time of trial. The couple had experienced periods of unemployment, near death medical emergency, coma, reduced income and over nine hospitalizations which Attorney Edmunds proved with documents and testimony.

Fighting family medical problems of heart failure, blood pressure, depression and diabetes, the applicant kept it together and saved her marriage and family! Attorney Alan Edmunds introduced hundreds of pages of evidence and took testimony from four witnesses plus the applicant herself.

The favorable decision was a finding that the applicant had mitigated the gov’t concerns. She kept her job and her clearance.

Response to Statement of Reasons
Charleston, South Carolina
Nov. 1, 2016
Guideline F – Financial Concerns

The best victory for a client in the security clearance process is to receive a favorable decision from the gov’t with just a written appeal. The Edmunds Law Firm, this country’s leading law firm in national security clearance matters – recently won a favorable decision with just the written Response to SOR. Our client was ecstatic and received her Clearance without being required to attend a Formal Hearing. Job and career were restored.

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

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

Response to Statement of Reasons
DODCAF
October 11, 2016
Bremerton, Washington
Guidelines B (Foreign Influence), D (Sexual Behavior), K (Handling Protected Information)

An Active Duty Navy Petty Officer Second Class received a Statement of Reasons for Foreign Influence, Sexual Behavior, and Handling Protected Information Guidelines. Applicant had a relationship with a Foreign National while holding a security clearance. Additionally, the Government had allegations that Applicant was providing Force Protection information to his Foreign National Girlfriend. Applicant contacted The Edmunds Law Firm for help in responding to the Governments allegations. This case was unique as Applicant was in the Navy Submarine Force and was reassigned to a temporary shore unit while going through this adjudication process. Applicant was being processed for Administrative Separation for not maintaining a security clearance. The Edmunds Law Firm responded to each allegation listed in the Statement of Reasons, with a professionally written response with numerous exhibits that supported the Applicant’s response. DODCAF made a favorable decision for Applicant to maintain his security clearance. As a result, Administrative Separation processing was stopped, and this Second Class Petty Officer was able to continue with his Navy career.

Mr. Edmunds has over 40 years of experience in National Security. The Edmunds Law firm supports all U.S. Military members, Contractors, and Federal Employees, affiliated with any U.S. Government Agency around the world!

VICTORY FOLLOWING DOHA HEARING
June 20, 2016
Guideline F : Financial Concerns
Camden, NJ

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

SECURITY CLEARANCE VICTORY
Guideline F : Financial Concerns
February 2016

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

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

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision on a national security clearance case following a
contested Hearing before DOHA. The case began with the Response to Statement of Reasons. The formal Hearing followed. At the Hearing Attorney Edmunds introduced evidence and took witness testimony as to drug use and personal conduct.

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

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

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice from DoDCAF of a favorable decision to our clients Statement of Reasons issued under Guideline F: Financial Concerns. The case involved an individual who had accumulated considerable debt from extenuating circumstances. The case was handled by Mr. Dennis Smith in the Firm who is a retired Navy Chief. Mr. Smith is an experienced National Security Clearance paralegal who works with Attorney Alan Edmunds. The Response to Statement of Reasons is a very important document that allows a person to regain his security clearance without a formal Hearing. If the appellant is successful a great deal of time and money is saved.

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

CLEARANCE GRANTED FOLLOWING FORMAL HEARING
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
GUIDELINE F – FINANCIAL CONSIDERATION – FAILURE TO FILE TAXES
FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA

The Edmunds Law Firm, this countries leading law firm in security clearance representation, received formal written Notice of another favorable decision following a Security Clearance Hearing. Attorney Alan Edmunds represented the client at the Formal Security Clearance Hearing. Attorney Edmunds is recognized as one the countries best security clearance attorneys. He travels the globe helping clients save their careers and jobs.

The facts of the case are interesting. The client /applicant had not filed tax returns for several years due to a divorce and other personal issues. The mitigation entered into evidence was very compelling and strong. Attorney Edmunds presented oral testimony from the Applicant, entered documents into evidence and argues the law.

The favorable decision allows our client to keep his job and support his family. Attorney Edmunds stated in open court how proud he was to represents this client who had overcome huge personal challenges and showed tremendous character and honesty.

Call our office at 800.481.2526 or visit securityclearancedenial.com for assistance. New case victories are posted each week to our several security clearance sites.

SECURITY CLEARANCE VICTORY FROM WRITTEN RESPONSE
GUIDELINE F: FINANCIAL CONCERNS
NOV, 2015
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of a successful Written Response to a SOR. The SOR is commonly know as the Statement of Reasons. The Response to Statement of Reasons is a very important document upon which an individual may regain his security clearance. What is so special about this result was that our client did not have to proceed to a Formal Security Clearance Hearing.

The Response was drafted by Mr. Dennis Smith with the Edmunds Law Firm. Mr. smith is very experienced in submitting Responses which are often successful. The Firm not only responded to each allegation in this case but furnished exhibits and a legal brief that argued mitigating facts.

The Edmunds Law Firm is a leader in providing security clearance representation for clients around the globe. With offices coast to coast, clients are provided the very best customer service. Attorney Alan Edmunds is the countries successful security clearance attorney. His victories in the courtroom appear on gov’t web sites as well as the web sites of the Firm.

Call 800 481 2526 for immediate help.

WRITTEN RESPONSE TO SOR
Guideline B, Foreign Preference
October 2015 – Bradenton, Florida

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable adjudication on a security clearance matter following a written response to the Statement of Reasons. The case involved an active duty Air Force Officer who had family members and business interests in a foreign country. A written response with exhibits and a legal brief was prepared by Attorney Leo Santiago for the Edmunds Law Firm. The legal arguments mitigated the government concerns and the clearance was granted.

Security Clearance Hearing
GUIDELINE F (Financial Considerations)
September 2015
Arlington VA

THE EDMUNDS LAW FIRM received notice of a favorable decision following formal Hearing in a case that involved Financial Consideration. Our client had debt in excess of $20,000.00. This case was important because the Applicant was a single mother with two children. She was not receiving child support and her employment was at risk.

Written Response To SOR
Guideline E – Personal Conduct & Guideline G – Alcohol
Springfield, Missouri
September 2015

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable adjudication from a written Response to our clients Statement of Reasons. Client had 2 DUI’s in a four-year period. Attorney Alan Edmunds and his staff prepared a written Response with exhibits and a legal brief that totally mitigated the gov’t concerns and our client was granted his clearance and allowed to go back to work. Another career saved and another family that can relax and go on with life.

DoD (Department of Defense)
MILITARY UPGRADE DECISION
September 2015 – Washington, D.C.

Attorney Alan Edmunds, this country’s leading military law and national security clearance attorney has been notified of a favorable decision from the Army Discharge Review Board. The case involved a former enlisted special forces member who was discharged for a single use of marijuana. Appellant had a security clearance following discharge. The DoD Agency changed conditions of employment requiring an Honorable Discharge. Attorney Edmunds filed written evidence and took his client on direct examination.

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

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

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

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

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Substance Abuse & Use & Failure to Safeguard Classified Material

Albuquerque, New Mexico
August 2014

The Edmunds Law Firm received notice of a favorable decision for Access to Classified material following the submission of a written Response to an SOR with exhibits. The Firm sent a 12 page response with exhibits that fully mitigated the government concerns. Another career saved!!

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

Guideline F

Successful Security Clearance Determination

DOHA
December 13, 2013
Guideline F

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


Guideline F

Favorable Security Clearance Outcome

DODCAF
October 8, 2013
Guideline F

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


Favorable Security Clearance Determination

September 18, 2013
DOD (ARMY Division)
Guideline G

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

Guideline J

Favorable

October 2013
Department of Defense (ARMY Division)
Guideline J

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

Guideline F

Favorable Security Clearance Outcome

DODCAF
October 15, 2013
Guideline F

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

Guideline G

Favorable Security Clearance Determination

September 06, 2013
Department of Homeland Security
Guideline G

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