Security Clearance Lawyers Nationwide


Welcome to the law firm of Berry and Berry, PLLC in the Metropolitan, Washington D.C. area where we specialize in the nationwide legal representation of individuals in security clearance matters before federal agencies. We are security clearance lawyers and take our responsibilities to clients very seriously in attempting to mitigate security concerns that may exist or be in question before federal agencies. We are often called upon to represent security clearance holders or applicants in different areas of the country, or internationally to defend them.

Please also visit our main law firm webpage at We focus on providing legal advice and representation to federal employees, military personnel and government contractors regarding their security clearances. We represent clearance applicants and holders at all steps of the security clearance process, from legal advice prior to completing the initial clearance questionnaires to the final steps of the appeals process, if needed.

We represent clearance holders and applicants before all federal agencies, including, but not limited to:

Department of Defense (DoD CAF) & DOHA – (Navy, USAF, Army, USMC – all DOD)

National Security Agency (NSA)

Department of Energy (DoE)

Department of Justice (DOJ) & FBI

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Department of State (DoS)

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

National Reconnaissance Agency (NRO)

       All other Federal Agencies

We take a non-judgmental approach to security clearance issues. We understand that if examined with enough scrutiny that every person who applied for a security clearance could potentially have security concerns. Our goal is to represent you effectively before security clearance adjudicators, while at the same time understanding that security clearance issues are not always easy to discuss. Discussions with attorneys in the firm are privileged and confidential. The law firm’s founder, John V. Berry, Esq. teaches other attorneys about the security clearance process through continuing legal education courses.

We are also members of the Security Clearance Lawyers Association. Please visit our website, and feel free to contact    us at (703) 668-0070 or through our contact page should you wish to      schedule a time to discuss your individual security clearance issues.        Please visit our security clearance blog where we cover and review      legal issues for clearance holders and applicants.