National Security Clearance Attorneys in Oceanside
Serving San Diego County, North County & Camp Pendleton
Many military service members and federal employees require national security clearance to gain access to classified information. Security clearance, however, can be tough to acquire. The background investigation process is lengthy and extensive, often resulting in a denial of security clearance.
At Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, we represent military service members and federal employees in all stages of the security clearance process. Whether you are seeking representation for a formal hearing or need help appealing a denied request for clearance, we can help. Our national security clearance attorneys in Oceanside understand the unique process and the laws governing your case. We are ready to put our experience to work for you in pursuit of a favorable outcome.
Get started with a complimentary consultation. Contact us online or call (760) 621-7101 today.
Providing Pre-Investigation Guidance
Before you submit any paperwork or documentation regarding your request for national security clearance, it can help to meet with an attorney. Our team is ready to assess your case and advise you accordingly.
- Review your application documents prior to submission
- Identify and mitigate any potential problems
- Advise you on how to respond to questions you might be asked during an investigative interview
- Assess your chances of acquiring a clearance
- Explain what you can expect from the process
Representation during the Background Investigation
Once your investigation is underway, it can help to have a capable lawyer by your side. Because security clearance provides an individual with extremely sensitive information and access, the process is painstaking.
To obtain security clearance, a candidate must prove:
- Loyalty to the U.S.
- Strength of character
- Honesty and trustworthiness
- Sound judgment
- Freedom from conflicting allegiances
- Willingness to abide by laws and regulations regarding confidential information
Our security clearance attorneys in Oceanside can assist you with every step of the process, from responding to a statement of reasons to representing you during a hearing.
Our firm has experience helping clients seek all three basic types of security clearances, including:
- Top secret
Appealing a Denial
In the event that your initial application for security clearance is denied, Fischer & Van Thiel is here to help you appeal the decision. We can submit an appeal brief to the appropriate Board of Appeal or assist you with the re-application process.
From our offices in Oceanside, Carlsbad, and San Marcos, we are available when and where you need us. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation to discuss your unique case with our team.
To learn more about how Fischer & Van Thiel can help you, call (760) 621-7101 or contact us online.