SECURITY CLEARANCE ATTORNEYS
The security clearance lawyers at Lawscape routinely help federal staff members, federal contractors and military personnel, in every stage of the clearance process. We assist you in obtaining any of the three levels of security clearance.
The application process as well as the clearance renewal process includes an extensive and thorough background investigation into your personal life and financial history. Anything from traffic offenses to credit card debt can be called into question.
Federal employees, military members and government contractors are often required to obtain and hold a security clearance in order to maintain their position with the government. During the last decade, the federal government has increased the number and types of jobs that require security clearances, making it hard for many to obtain or keep employment in federal positions.
It is also worth noting that having been granted a previous clearance is no guarantee you’ll have it for the remainder of your career. A security clearance can be revoked for numerous reasons. These factors may call into question your ability to work in a sensitive position. Some examples are mortgage default, carrying a heavy debt load or giving false information on your SF-86.
Filing an application for security clearance must be taken seriously and carried out with care and strategy. Honesty throughout the application and renewal process is key. We have helped hundreds of our clients retain their clearances. Everyone on our security clearance team has held security clearances themselves. They understand the procedure 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
- Preparation and representation throughout further appeals
- Preparation for interrogatories and investigative interviews
- Requests for Hearings
- Preparation of response to the Statement of Reasons and Denial Letters
- Representation at post-denial hearings in front of the Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA), FBI, DHS, CIA, and all federal courts and government agencies, including document and witness preparation
If you believe the information gathered about you during the investigation is misleading or inaccurate, the appeal process is your opportunity to correct or clarify the situation and gain access to a security clearance. An attorney experienced in reviewing records and preparing written appeals will be able to assist in proving that you are not a security threat and should be granted the security clearance.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in assisting security clearance applicants from the first steps of the process, including the strategic review of applications and preparation for investigative interviews.
WHY SELECT OUR FIRM
When you choose Lawscape, you aren’t just assigned an attorney. Your legal matter will be cared for by our entire legal team and support staff. With offices throughout the United States and overseas, we make sure you receive legal counsel and representation you can trust.
Professional Responsibility and Ethical practice
We work tirelessly at Lawscape to make sure our ethics and level of professionalism go beyond what is expected of us by our clients and the court. High ethical principles prompt us to treat clients with respect, make our services affordable to our neighbors in the communities we serve, and furnish representation that is composed and dignified.