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John Griffith - Lawyer
John Griffith
  • United States Army Veteran
  • U.S Army Achievement Medal
  • U.S. Army Commendation Medal

John Griffith holds vast experience with regards to Security Clearance Law. John is known for his attention-to-detail and ability to delve into the facts to bring a successful resolution to his clients’ cases. Mr. Griffith has worked with hundreds of military and government security clearance clients throughout the country as he helps them attain security clearance or get their clearance reinstated following a suspension or revocation. John is a veteran of the US Army and regularly travels across the nation as he represents fellow service members and government contractors with regards to National Security Clearance Matters. Born and raised in Texas, John moved to San Diego to pursue a career in law directly after completing his military service.

Early in his career, Mr. Griffith became the managing partner of one of the largest National Security Law Firms on the west coast. It was during this time that Mr. Griffith learned the nuances of Security Clearance Law. John attributes this time for his ability to work closely with clients as he gathers the facts, conducts the necessary research, and guides his clients to the best possible outcome for their security clearance case.
John then branched out and founded Security Clearance Law Group with partners Amy Lass and Catie Young. Together, the security clearance attorneys follow a mission of providing their clients with the very highest levels of representation at the most affordable rates.

John has represented members of nearly every government agency and assisted employees of most major government contracting firms with regards to security clearance cases.
If you need the help of a skilled and experienced security clearance lawyer to obtain a security clearance or appeal a suspension or revocation, including responding to SORs and LOIs, and help with SR-86 and other matters related to security clearance hearings, call John Griffith today for a free consultation.

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Catie Young - Lawyer
Catie Young

Catie Young is one of our security clearance law partners and is known for representing hundreds of clients at the administrative level. Catie is also considered an expert in adjudicative mitigation while being well-versed in all security risk guidelines. 

Catie graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Catie then graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego prior to becoming a member of the California State Bar. 

Catie began her law career by working with one of the West Coast’s most well-known National Security Clearance law firms.

It was during that time that Catie honed her expertise in the study of adjudicative mitigation, where she became skilled in assessing all security risk guidelines. Clients who work with Catie to obtain a security clearance or for the security clearance appeals process can rely on her extensive knowledge of Security Clearance Law, ability to research all issues to the very minutest of details, and her unique ability to keep clients at ease during this time of uncertainty.

Ms. Young has represented hundreds of clients in drafting written responses to SORs and LOIs, as well as answering questions on SF-86, and all other aspects of the security clearance law. Catie currently uses these abilities as she manages administrative hearings for Security Clearance Law Group’s Southwest Region. 

Catie has had excellent success getting the most favorable decisions for the vast majority of the clients she works with. Whether you need a written response to a statement of reason or letter of intent, questions answered on an SF-86, or you need a skilled security clearance attorney standing by your side in a courtroom, call Catie Young today. She has the training, experience, and qualifications to help you gain security clearance employment or state your case following security clearance revocation.


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Amy Lass - Lawyer
Amy Lass

Amy Lass is one of our partnering security clearance attorneys and is known for her legal research abilities and expertise with regards to motion practice. Amy also strives to maintain complete transparency with clients to alleviate their uncertainty as their work toward security clearance employment or reinstatement of clearance at all levels.

Amy is originally from New York but was raised in San Diego. After graduating from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in Enterprise Accounting, Amy went on to subsequently earn her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude in 2006.

During Amy’s time at Thomas Jefferson, she spent a summer semester studying abroad in Nice, France. It was there that Amy studied and learned the nuances of comparative constitutional law. Amy worked with a significant number of legal experts during her time in France, including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
As a trained, experienced, and qualified security clearance services attorney, Ms. Lass holds a deep passion for advocating for due process rights with regards to government-related employment. Her legal research skills are unmatched and she has extensive knowledge of motional practice law. Amy currently utilizes these skills in her role as Security Clearance Law Group’s litigation support team, which she leads.

For security clearance employment assistance or help with security clearance revocation and appeals, call Amy Lass. She works closely with her clients, ensuring they get the best possible outcome for their cases. Whether you require written responses to statements of reason or letters of intent, you need to show up for a security clearance hearing and you require an advocate standing by your side, or you merely have questions related to Security Clearance Law, call Amy Lass for a free consultation.

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Shirin Asgari - Lawyer
Shirin Asgari

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.

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