Security Clearance Lawyers


We help you obtain whatever  levels of security clearance you require.


Obtaining a confidential, secret, or secret security clearance is a clear sign that the government trusts you. Federal employees, military members and government contractors are frequently required to get and sustain a security clearance so that they can serve in their sensitive jobs with the government or a contractor. There has been a big increase in the number and type of positions that require security clearances in the last decade.  That means that it is more challenging than ever 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:


  1. Pre-Clearance Counseling for SF-86 and DD Form 1879 
  2. Our attorneys can help identify mitigating circumstances, and assist in drafting answers
  3. Full service representation throughout further appeals
  4. Help with interrogatories and investigative interviews
  5. Preparation of response to the Statement of Reasons and Denial Letters
  6. Fielding requests for Hearings
  7. 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 security clearance for the first time, if you applied and were denied, or if your clearance was revoked recently, our team can provide you with the counsel necessary to obtain and hold on to your clearance and 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

The highly knowledgeable team at our firm comes to the table with lawyers 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, estate planning, employment law, our team has what it takes to ensure your success.


Contact an experienced security clearance attorney at our firm to speak about your individual situation. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (202) 795-1598 or via email at

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