The field of security clearance law is highly complex. In this specialized field, one must take exact steps in order to have the best opportunity of obtaining and retaining security clearance. At our firm, we are skilled and experienced in representing security clearance applicants as well as clients whose clearance is under review, in danger of being revoked or has already been revoked. We assist clients in preparing their applications and can also help clients with hearings, appeals and denials.
In addition to contacting a security clearance attorney at our firm, we welcome you to review the information included on this site. In addition to reviewing the highlighted practice areas below, you can find additional information in the list of topics to the left of the screen.
Preparing an Application
When a person wishes to work in a certain field or at a specific position in a company, they may be required to first obtain security clearance. The applicant typically must fill out Standard Form 86 (National Security Questionnaire), which is turned over to the federal government to be approved or denied. The proper preparation of this application is of the utmost importance. Our firm assists clients in preparing and filing their applications to give them the best chance of obtaining clearance. Read more about preparing an application...
Security Clearance Hearings
A security clearance hearing may be held in front of a Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) Administrative Judge if clearance has been denied and the applicant would like to seek a reversal of this decision. Having an attorney to prepare your case and to represent you at this hearing can make a significant difference in your ability to obtain a positive result. Read more about security clearance hearings...
Security Clearance Appeals
if you've been denied security clearance or your clearance has been revoked, you are not out of options. You may file an appeal to get a second chance at obtaining approval or of having clearance reinstated. The government may default to security clearance denial when it is unclear whether an applicant is fit for clearance. By providing additional evidence or information, it may be possible to overturn this denial. This may be done by requesting an appeal with the Appeals Board. As these are complex legal proceedings, they are best approached with experienced legal counsel. Read more about security clearance appeals...
If you would like to learn more about security clearance and our firm's services in this regard, please feel free to call our office to schedule a confidential consultation and review of your case. At Claery & Hammond, LLP, we stand prepared to fight for you.
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