We Will Assist You With ALL Stages of the Security Clearance Process

Appeal Your Denial or Adverse Decision

Have you recently been denied security clearance? We can help before it’s too late (you have 15 days from denial to request a hearing in front of an Administrative Judge) with a security clearance appeal.

Responding to SOR/LOI

Give us a call and we will help you with your response to SOR/LOI. More information regarding SOR/LOI

Department of Hearings and Appeals

Have you received a letter from the department of hearings and appeals? The DOHA represents the government in litigation concerning security clearance applicants. If you have a letter from the DOHA concerning your security clearance application then find out more about navigating this process here.

Application

Don’t leave the application process to chance. Our security clearance attorneys have the experience to help guide you through this crucial first step. Read more about preparing your security clearance application.

SF-86(e-QIP) Preparation

Give us a call and we will help you with your Sf-86 Preparation.

FOIA Requests

Having access and the opportunity to review your Personal Investigative File could be critical in defending your clearance. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) defines which agency records are eligible for disclosure and dictates mandatory procedures for disclosure. Learn more about freedom of information act requests.

Responding to Interrogatories

During the security clearance investigation process, an agency could send you written questions (aka “Interrogatories”) seeking additional information or documentation from you and/or may request that you verify certain information contained in your subject interview report with the investigator. It is important to provide clear and accurate responses to each question because your answer could play a significant role in your application process. At Security Clearance Law Group we can assist you in preparing your Answers to the Interrogatories.

Consultation

We can review your case to determine what your next step should be whether or not it involves hiring us to help you with a security clearance consultation.

AFCAF security clearance denials

Denied security clearance by the AFCAF? Consult with a specialized security clearance attorney to assist you with your afcaf security clearance denials.

DONCAF refusal of security clearance

A number of different reasons result in doncaf security clearance denial. Find out how to appeal the decision.

Denied clearance…have you requested a copy of your investigative file?

Once a Statement of Reasons or Letter of Intent is received, it is important to immediately request a copy of your investigative file request.

Letter of Intent to revoke your security clearance

When the government decides to revoke your security clearance you will receive a letter of intent that revokes your security clearance, but a timely response to this letter of intent may help reestablish your clearance.

Merit Systems Protection Board Hearings and Appeals

Response to Statement of Reasons
US Border Patrol Hearings

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Meet Our Security Clearance Attorneys
John Griffith - Lawyer
John Griffith - Security Clearance Attorney
  • United States Army Veteran
  • U.S Army Achievement Medal
  • U.S. Army Commendation Medal

Attorney 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. Together they have a mission to provide excellent representation at an affordable rate, every single day. Mr. Griffith has represented members of virtually every government agency and employees of most major government contracting firms in national security clearance cases.

Catie Young - Lawyer
Catie Young

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.

Amy Lass - Lawyer
Amy Lass

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.

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