- United States Army Veteran
- U.S Army Achievement Medal
- U.S. Army Commendation Medal
John Griffith is a veteran of the United States Army and travels nationwide representing fellow service members and government contractors in National Security Clearance matters. A native of Texas, Mr. Griffith moved to San Diego California to pursue a career in law after completing his military service. Early in his career he became the managing partner of a well known National Security Clearance law firm and decided to branch out and found Security Clearance Law Group with partners Catie Young and Amy Lass with a mission to provide excellent representation at an affordable rate. Mr. Griffith has represented members of virtually every government agency and employees of most major government contracting firms in national security clearance cases. If you need skilled and competent representation protecting your security clearance call John Griffith today.
Catie Young graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Political Science and Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego California before becoming a member of the California State Bar. She became versed in National Security Clearance Law while working for one of the largest National Security Clearance law firms on the west coast. Ms. Young is an expert in adjudicative mitigation and is well versed in all security risk guidelines. She has represented hundreds of clients in drafting written responses to statement of reasons and letters of intent and handles Security Clearance Law Group’s administrative hearings in the Southwest Region. Ms. Young has great success obtaining favorable decisions for the vast majority of her clients at the written response level and is skilled in the courtroom when called to represent her clients at the administrative hearing level. Whether you need advice on how to answer a question on an SF-86, or need assistance responding to a Statement of Reasons, Catie Young can help.
Amy Lass was born in New York and raised in San Diego, California. Ms. Lass graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2003 with a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Enterprise Accounting. She went on to earn her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2006. During her time at Thomas Jefferson, she spent a summer semester in Nice, France studying comparative constitutional law under Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Ms. Lass is a passionate advocate for due process rights in the context of government related employment. She is an expert in legal research as well as law and motion practice and leads Security Clearance Law Group’s litigation support team.
Shirin Asgari studied law at The University of San Diego School of Law and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy with an Emphasis in Political Science from San Diego State University. Ms. Asgari is a member of the California State Bar and began her legal career working for one of the largest National Security Clearance law firms in the country. Ms. Asgari currently focuses on Family Law and Security Clearance Matters, and she has represented numerous clients in drafting written responses to Statements of Reasons and Letters of Intent, as well as in administrative hearings all across the United States.
Ms. Asgari has obtained favorable results for many clients at both the written response level and in the courtroom before administrative judges. Shirin is a San Diego native and is fluent in Farsi. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Shane Brengle has represented hundreds of clients and has litigated many hearings and trials. He enjoys working with his clients to create and execute effective case strategies so the case can be completed in the most efficient, affordable, and stress-free manner possible. He is equally at home with negotiating settlements and litigating cases, and always puts his client’s goals and desires first.
Shane is a native San Diegan. He attended UCLA for undergraduate work, and Temple University in Philadelphia, PA for law school. His past legal experience includes managing his own law practice in the Los Angeles area, and working with two prominent law firms in Southern California. Mr. Brengle has also donated hundreds of hours to pro bono work, and has led multiple continuing education training sessions for legal professionals.