The attorneys at Berry and Berry, PLLC are experienced in security clearance law and are here to advise and assist you. We are members of the Security Clearance Lawyers Association. We have represented hundreds of individuals in security clearance matters, providing legal advice, and representation during the hearing and appeals process. Our attorneys are:

John V. Berry, Esq.

img_8953-copyMr. Berry, partner in Berry & Berry, PLLC has been representing security clearance clients since 1999.  He has represented security clearance applicants and holders before practically every federal agency, from the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy to the Department of State to the various intelligence agencies like the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Geospatial Agency (NGA) and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and the National Security Agency (NSA).  Mr. Berry is licensed in the District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Maryland, State of New York and the State of Michigan.  Mr. Berry represents security clearance clients nationwide before the various federal agencies that adjudicate security clearances. He is also the author of the Security Clearance Blog. He has been interviewed by CNN, ABC and other networks, in addition to being published by a number of newspapers, including the Washington Post on his views regarding security clearances. Mr. Berry’s Twitter Account, discussing security clearance issues, can be found here.

Kimberly H. Berry, Esq.


Ms. Berry, a partner in Berry & Berry, PLLC, focuses on security clearance issues as they impact private sector employees.  She has been practicing law since 1998. Her practice focuses on the impact of security clearance issues in the context of severance agreements, separation agreements and at-will employment. She has advised and represented numerous private sector employees on the impact of separation agreements in the context of security clearance issues. Ms. Berry is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Massachusetts and the State of Maine.

Vanessa J. Myers, Esq.


Ms. Myers, an associate attorney, has been representing security clearance clients with the firm since 2013. She advises, consults with and represents security clearance clients in clearance responses, investigations, hearings and appeals. Ms. Myers has represented security clearance clients before a number of different federal and intelligence agencies. Ms. Myers is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ms. Myers is well-versed in the security clearance process and enjoys assisting her clients.