Clients Testimonials

Catie and her team were instrumental for mitigating false allegations and getting my clearance reinstated. I strongly recommend Catie and her team.


Their knowledge in the clearance was first class. Catie interviewed me and came to fully understand my issues. We started with a written response that I thought was so well crafted, it expressed exactly what I wanted to say with the right language. Unfortunately we had to proceed to a hearing where Catie excelled at her expertise as a lawyer and got me the result I wanted!! I was very impressed and would highly recommend Catie and her team for your needs.

Applicant C.

The DoDCAF came back with a positive adjudication and my clearance has been restored! Thank you for the work you and your staff did. I know there were some difficult people to deal with so I do appreciate your efforts.

Applicant D.

Catie Young did an excellent job preparing my written responses to my statement of reasons for my security clearance. She also did an outstanding job representing me during my court hearing and presented my case to the judge better than I could hope for. I only wish I had retained her services when this all began. If you have any issue regarding the integrity of your security clearance, I highly recommend using Catie Young to assist you with the process. I am very happy that she was able to present my case in a favorable manner. Applicant G.

When I received my SOR from the government in regards to my clearance, I was at my wits end. I did not know what to do first, let alone what would happen if I lost my clearance. After a day or two of pondering, a google search sent me to I called the number on the website, gave a little background on the situation, and they were off and running from there. Attorney Young made the process seamless and easy to understand. She and her team were responsive to any question I had and did their utmost to provide accurate and complete information to the investigators. After the submittal, they also followed up with me with questions from the investigation as well as continuing to act as liaison with the investigators. When I received confirmation back that everything had been cleared, I know it was the hard work and diligence of Ms. Young and team that made the difference. If anyone is ever having an issue with an SOR, I would definitely recommend they contact Griffith Young and Lass first for all their needs. Thank you all again for everything you have done. Applicant M.T.

Great news and thank you all very much for your help in getting my security clearance. I really appreciate it. I will let my company security officer know about the great work you all did for me and recommend your firm just in case someone else needs help. Applicant M

I just wanted to pass along the great news I was given this morning! I have my clearance back. I sincerely thank you for your awesome work in making this happen! I KNOW this wouldn’t have happened without your expertise! Applicant P

I’m cleared! Thank you for all the help. It is much appreciated. Ed

I have to say, there should be six stars available to rate Catie Young as a professional lawyer! I would fully recommend her services to anyone who has problems getting a government security clearance. She understands the inter-workings of the clearance process and can get you a favorable decision. Prior to retaining Catie, I worked with another law office (don’t want to mention any names) to draft a Statement of Reasons (SOR). From the get go, I felt that they did not have my interests at heart. I was just another notch in their belt. On the other hand, her team does. They guided me every step of the way and the outcome was better than I could have hoped for. If you have any issues, Mrs. Young should be your first call. Frank

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Meet Our Security Clearance Attorneys
John Griffith - Lawyer
John Griffith
  • 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 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 different 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 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.