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Mark Francis Riley

Practice areas:

Administrative Law, Criminal Defense, Military Law

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Administrative Law: 80%
    17 years, 120 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 18%
    17 years, 200 cases
  3. Military Law: 2%
    16 years, 40 cases

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Dennis Sysko

    I am pleased to whole heartedly endorse attorney Mark Riley without reservation. I have known Mark for well over a decade. His former Army career and experiences uniquely positions him to fully and comprehensively represent his clients in the national security sector, be it a military member, a contractor or government employee. He understands the inner workings of intelligence, military and defense national security communities. I first met Mark when I requested he assist me in a high profile national security clearance matter. He has a complete appreciation for the nuances of national security law, and has the maturity and perspective to weight all available avenues to select the one most appropriate approach and case strategy for this client’s circumstances. He is rigorous with his legal research, thorough in his preparation, diligent in his representation and aggressive when the circumstances dictate to ensure his client obtains the best possible result.

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    Dennis Sysko Administrative Law Attorney
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  • William Emil Cassara

    I wholeheartedly endores Mark Riley in the area of security clearance law. He has a wealth of knowledge and is dedicated to his clients. Whenever I have a security clearance question that I cannot answer, I either call Mark or refer the case to Mark. He is "the man" in security clearance law.

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    William Cassara Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Mark F. Riley, L.L.C.

1113 Odenton Road.
P.O. Box 492
Odenton, MD, 21113-0492

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MDActive199806/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Washington's Best Lawyers (National Security Law)Washingtonian Magazine2013
Washington's Best Lawyers (National Security Law)Washingtonian Magazine2011
Army Legion of MeritUnited States Army1995
Exceptional Performance AwardCentral Intelligence Agency1995
Exceptional Performance AwardCentral Intelligence Agency1995
Defense Meritorious Service MedalDefense Intelligence Agency1992
Army Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Army1989
Defense Meritorious Service MedalDefense Intelligence Agency1986
Army Commendation MedalU.S. Army1980

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Lieutenant Colonel, Military IntelligenceUnited States Army1975 - 1995

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
NCMS -- The Society of Industrial Security ProfessionalsMember2011 - Present
Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)Member1999 - Present
Anne Arundel County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Member1995 - Present
Association of the United States Army (AUSA)Member1973 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) ISCR Case No. 02-31094The DOHA administrative judge found that the security concerns had been mitigated and that it was clearly consistent with the national security to grant or continue a security clearance.
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) ISCR Case No. 02-23755A DOHA administrative judge found that the security concerns had been mitigated and that it was clearly consistent with the national security to grant a security clearance.
Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) ISCR Case No. 02-12199The DOHA Appeal Board affirmed hearing judge's third favorable decision and directed that our client's security clearance be continued.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
ClearanceJobs.com Defense News & Career Advice"Security Clearances and Probation"2015
F.A.O. (Foreign Area Officer) Journal"FAO Legal Issues" (The Federal Tort Claims Act)1999
F.A.O. (Foreign Area Officer) Journal"FAO Legal Issues: Civilian Employer Discrimination Against Reservists"1999
F.A.O. (Foreign Area Officer) Journal"FAO Legal Issues: Criminal Law -- Status of Forces Agreements"1999

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Naval Postgraduate SchoolNational Security AffairsMA - Masters1982
University of California - Santa BarbaraHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1975

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NCMS Chesapeake Bay Chapter Quarterly Training Seminar"Security Clearance & SCI Access Denials & Revocations: The Appeals Processes"2015
University of Maryland Graduate School Lunch With An Attorney Workshop Series"What You Should Know About Applying For A Security Clearance"2014
Howard County Joint Family Law & Criminal Law Sections MeetingProtecting Your Client's Security Clearance: What Criminal & Family Law Attorneys Should Know2011
Office of the Director of National Intelligence Criminal Conduct Cluster Outside Experts Focus GroupSecurity Clearance Adjudicative Guidelines -- Criminal Conduct Cluster2010
District of Columbia Bar Continuing Legal Education Program"How to Represent Your Client Effectively in Security Clearance Cases"2010
U.S. Army Trial Defense Service National Capital Region Continuing Legal Education Program"Army Security Clearances & Due Process"2009
Fall 2009 Government Contracting Institute"Class 701: Security Clearances"2009
U.S. Army Trial Defense Service Atlantic Regional Conference"Security Clearance Issues for Army Clients"2008
District of Columbia Bar Continuing Legal Education Program"How to Represent Your Client Effectively in Security Clearance Cases"2008
U.S. Army Trial Defense Service, National Capital Region Continuing Legal Education Program"Security Clearance Law for Army Lawyers"2007
District of Columbia Bar Continuing Legal Education Program"How to Represent Your Client Effectively in Security Clearance Cases"2007
District of Columbia Bar Continuing Legal Education Program"How to Represent Your Client Effectively in Security Clearance Cases"2006