Many government agencies require applicants and contractors to receive a security clearance prior to beginning work. Examples of agencies that require a specialized clearance include the CIA, the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, NASA, the Department of Justice, and others. Government security clearances go far beyond a regular background check and federal employees can be denied clearance for a number of reasons. Our Atlanta based federal employment lawyers assist U.S. Government employees and contract workers appeal the denial of a security clearance. If you feel that a mistake has been made and your security clearance was wrongly denied then it is important to hire an attorney to assist you with the appeals process. Contact our attorneys today. We represent federal workers throughout the United States.
Atlanta based employment attorneys offering nationwide assistance to federal personnel who have been denied security clearance
A full investigation into one’s background takes place when they apply for a federal security clearance. Areas that will be examined include but are not limited to one’s finances, contact with foreign nationals, alcohol and substance use, mental health issues, personal conduct, and any other questionable outside activities or hobbies. One known as a “clearance adjudicator” will review any concerns which arise. If the application is denied then one will be issued a Letter of Intent to deny the clearance along with a Statement of Reason. When the employee receives these notices then he or she has the opportunity to respond in writing and explain the concerns that were found. It is important that a federal worker, who has been denied a security clearance, consult with an attorney prior to responding to the Statement of Reason.
Our federal employment attorneys assist those who have been denied a security clearance. During your initial consultation we will explain to you any additional documentation you will need, help you in requesting the documents that were used to deny your security clearance, and assist you with appealing the decision to the appropriate agency. We will explore all possible issues. These may include an application being denied because of an inconsistency which was found in one’s information. A clearance may also be questioned due to details in a person’s financial background or traveling they have done. Our attorneys will aggressively argue any questions that have been presented to you in your Statement of Reason. If your security clearance remains denied then we will provide assistance if you choose to further appeal the decision. Contact our Atlanta based office today for an initial case evaluation. We assist federal employees and government contractors across the nation as well as those in the greater Atlanta Metro area including Macon, Savannah, Athens, Kennesaw, Marietta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Gainesville, as well as the counties of Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Richmond.
Employment law lawyers who understand how to navigate the federal administrative process
Federal employment law is a niche area which not all employment lawyers practice. The federal government has numerous agencies, policies, and procedures that can be difficult to navigate if one has not made understanding the process their career. The attorneys at Obiorah Fields, LLC have dedicated their careers to helping federal employees and understanding how to navigate the federal administrative process. We will ensure that all paperwork is filled out properly and on time to the correct agency, and that your case is not lost in a shuffle of paperwork. If you are appealing a denied security clearance it is important to hire an attorney who can represent your side of the story and explain your case. Contact us today for more information.