07 Aug 23

Security Clearance Attorney

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The application process and clearance renewal process both require an extensive and thorough look into your personal life and financial history. Anything found in the investigation, including traffic offenses, credit card debt and other factors can be scrutinized. Even when you gain your clearance, it can be confiscated at any stage for any reason that calls your ability to work in a sensitive post into question. Some factors include defaulting on your mortgage payments, accruing debt beyond your means or providing a false answer on your SF-86.


That said, your security clearance application should be considered a serious matter and be conducted with great care and strategy. Honesty at every stage in the application and renewal process is paramount.  The security clearance lawyers regularly work with federal employees and contractors, as well as military personnel, in all stages of the security clearance process. 


We can help you get any of the three levels of security clearance – confidential, secret, or top secret.


Procuring a security clearance  is the ultimate sign of trust from the government. Federal employees, military members and government contractors are frequently required to obtain and hold a security clearance to keep their sensitive position with the government or a secured contractor. In recent years, the federal government has increased the number and type of positions that require clearances.  This now makes it difficult for people to be employed or stay employed in their federal positions.


We can furnish counsel throughout the entire security clearance application, revocation and appeals process, including:


Working with you on your response to the Statement of Reasons and Denial Letters

Requests for Hearings

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

Preparation for interrogatories and investigative interviews

Representation at post-denial hearings in front of the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA), Department of Defense, FBI, CIA, DHS, and all federal courts and government agencies, including document and witness preparation

Preparation and representation throughout further appeals


Are you in need of your own security clearance?  Has your application recently been denied or your clearance been taen away?  Fear not! Our team can give you the counsel necessary to obtain and retain not only your clearance – but your dcareer.   All of our attorneys have had security clearances at one time or another.  We know how it feels to go through the process.


We are a Full Service Operation

Our firm provides a range of services, including estate planning and congressional investigations. Tully Rinckey can handle legal issues relating to appellate law, bankruptcy, litigation, international and U.S.-based business law, family and matrimonial law, military and federal employment law, intellectual property law, and more. 

Attorneys with Experience

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