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"Thanks to you and your associates, especially Ms.Elissa Krell for all your legal services throughout my challenges with DOHA. Your legal approach was strong, well prepared and most professional during the hearing that made the difference to the Administrative Judge, and led to a favorable decision. This is the first time in my life that I was in need of legal representation, and my first time was a great experience. I will be sure to recommend you to anyone I know needing legal services. I have been very impressed with Mr. Bell and this law firm- every step of the way…thank you all for your constant professionalism and for everyone’s help and understanding at this firm.
The Law Office of Jonathan Bell, P.C. is the firm you need for all your Security Clearance matters. The firm represents private sector employees (employees of government contractors), federal employees and military personnel who are in jeopardy of losing their Security Clearance. In addition, we can assist you in the application process (completing the SF-86, EPSQ and SF-85P) to ensure you have the best possible chance of obtaining clearance. Whether you are applying for or fighting to retain any level of clearance (confidential, secret, or top secret clearance; Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI); or Special Access Programs (SAP)), the Law Office of Jonathan Bell, P.C. is the firm you need.
Jonathan Bell clearly understands that a loss of Security Clearance most frequently results in discharge from your employment. Therefore, he does not take these matters lightly. We are zealous litigators who always believe that our client’s interests come first.
Jonathan Bell is well versed in the statutory laws governing Security Clearance Law, including Directive 5220.6 “Defense Industrial Personnel Security Clearance Review Program” and Regulation 5200.2-R “Personnel Security Program,” which guide many of DOHA's decisions. The Firm can represent you in any forum, including in front of an Administrative Judge at the DOHA and, if necessary, a subsequent appeal.
The procedures that govern Private Sector Employees (Employees of Government Contractors) and Federal Employees differ. Therefore, you need experienced counsel that fully knows and understands the different procedures to secure the best possible outcome.
The Law Office of Jonathan Bell, P.C. knows how to best represent you during any stage of your case, whether it is after you receive the Statement of Reasons (SOR), at the Hearing or Personal Appearance (PA) or on Appeal.
The Law Office of Jonathan Bell, P.C. will give you the greatest opportunity to obtain your security clearance. Our attorneys study recent cases and court decisions involving clearance issues. We possess the requisite skill and ability to fight these cases by citing to previous caselaw involving similar circumstances where clearances were granted.
Whether you are a Federal Employee or a contractor, the statistics are clear that hiring an experienced attorney to litigate for your clearance will give you a much greater chance of success. If you have been served with a “Letter of Intent” (LOI) or “Statement of Reasons” (SOR), we urge you to contact us immediately in that we have successfully disputed the allegations contained therein.
With respect to the cost of representation, we always try to work within each client’s budget. Obviously, the complexity and what needs to be completed on the matter is a determining factor. However, the typical range of legal fee costs charged by the firm are from $3,500 to $7,500. Given that the likelihood of success dramatically increases with a qualified attorney, you don’t want to be “pennywise pound-foolish” when it comes to your career.
Our qualified attorneys are trial tested and excel at Hearings in front of Administrative Law Judges. We regularly surpass expectations and often “think outside of the box” in preparing your defense. At the same time, we realize the importance of client input and would include you in the process.
It is critical to hire a qualified attorney prior to the DOHA hearing. It is a well known fact that your chances greatly increase with a Hearing. Furthermore, you want to put your best efforts at this crucial stage, as Appealing an adverse decision very rarely results in a reversal.
It is also important to know that your adversary on the case is an attorney who specializes in defending these matters for the Government. If you want to equal the playing field, you will contact us now! We know how to successfully mitigate and dispute evidence presented by the Attorneys for the Government. Being trial attorneys, we are very familiar with the Federal Rules of Evidence, which may be an important difference in the outcome of your case in that the Judge may not consider evidence submitted in inadmissible form.
The Law Office of Jonathan Bell, P.C. are one of the few firms that a very experienced in security clearance matters. We handle matters involving security clearances all 50 states. Call now for a free consultation.