Posted by Edmund
After I was denied a security clearance, Mr. McCullough helped my argue my case and point out the flaws in the investigation. Once we submitted, everything was fixed within a matter of a few weeks. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous
I retained Mr. McCullough to advise me on adjudication of my security clearance. It was vital that I get the best legal counseling, as this issue could result in my clearance being revoked and my career ending. From the start, Mr. McCullough had a direct, personal approach that I did not have with other lawyers I interviewed. He was always available, contacted me regularly and directly, and served as an excellent coach through this process. His decades of experience inside the Federal government provide him valuable insights into the clearance processes. He prepared a stellar written rebuttal, correcting errors and misperceptions to clarify my record. After submitting for review, my clearance was reinstated days later, a perfect result. I could not have asked for a better attorney and highly recommend anyone dealing with a security clearance issue to retain Mr. McCullough’s services.
Posted by Chris
If you need legal assistance with an internal investigation, a security clearance issue, or any administrative matter related to your employment with the federal government, stop scouring through endless lawyer reviews and immediately contact I. Charles McCullough, III, or as you'll soon know him, Chuck.
You will not be disappointed.
Chuck developed impeccable credentials and significant industry knowledge during his impressive government career, beginning with 10 years of service as an FBI agent, supervisor, task force lead, Special AUSA, and more. After continuing his service in high-level leadership positions within the NSA and Treasury Department, Chuck made difficult decisions and sparked monumental changes during his tenure as the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community.
His expert-level experience on both sides of clearance and employment disagreements -- both in support of the government and in support of employees treated improperly by the government -- allows Chuck to immediately assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case and develop a plan for success.
Chuck's extraordinary lifetime achievements, strategic legal acumen, and attention to detail are beyond reproach, but what makes Chuck the best federal administrative law attorney in the Washington, D.C. area isn't his resume or his countless legal successes; It is who he is as a human being.
Many attorneys are quick to tell you how they'll go to war for you and your case. Others take the extra step and back up their words with occasional action for obvious effect. Chuck never sold me on how much he cared about my case, my future, or me as a person. He didn't need to. Although eloquent and articulate, Chuck's actions spoke louder than words ever could.
In just one of numerous examples, when I was going through a particularly difficult time, Chuck was the first to notice and the first to give it to me straight -- as I always asked him to -- by telling me I needed to "be smart" and truly focus on taking care of myself. So, per my attorney's orders, I forced myself to leave the house and exercise both days that weekend. And Chuck, between providing interviews and quotes for The New York Times, Washington Post, FOX, USA Today, and more, took the time to call me both days to make sure I was doing okay.
If you are experiencing problems with your security clearance or government job -- or an issue within any of Compass Rose Legal Group's many practice areas -- you need an attorney, and the attorney you need is I. Charles McCullough, III. Knowing Chuck, in the end, your decision will net you a victory in your case -- and perhaps even a friend.
Posted by Jason
Mr. McCullough is an incredibly knowledgeable and professional influence. In the midst of my family’s most chaotic trial, Chuck was the guide that we were desperately searching for in our greatest time of need. His calm, confident, and knowledgeable demeanor put a lot of our uncertainties at ease. I can not speak highly enough about his character and approach. He treated me and my wife with the most sincere respect and viewed me as a family member in a time of need and guidance. Reaching out and eventually hiring Chuck was one of the best decisions that I could have ever made and I’m immensely thankful to him for his efforts! Thank you Chuck for all of your time and efforts!
Posted by anonymous
I am so grateful for his excellent service. He went the extra mile to ensure that my case was successful. He is kind. He is thorough. He is very knowledgeable about the security clearance adjucatice process. He is communicative. There is no better choice for an attorney to represent you. I am grateful.
Posted by Phil
I hired Chuck to help with an unfavorable decision in obtaining a security clearance. I spoke with a few attorneys before deciding to hire him. Based on his level of professional experience, I was surprised by how reasonable his price was. He has a kind and understanding demeanor and I found him very easy to work with and communicate with.
I sent Chuck a large amount of information to help clarify why the initial finding was in error and he spent the time to read through this material and review it with my wife and me. He spent the time to go over the appeals process with us and gladly answered all kinds of questions we had. He guided us in providing him with the necessary information to properly appeal the initial decision. He was always quick to respond to emails and keep me updated.
Chuck spent a great deal of time -- more than I had expected -- putting together my formal appeal. He clearly and concisely rebutted, clarified, or mitigated all of the points of concern presented. This included bringing in outside relevant information. His clarity and comprehensiveness was crucial to ensuring a favorable final decision in a relatively quick turn-around time.
I will most definitely consult with or hire Chuck again in the future. He is extremely knowledgeable and skilled and happy to help people without charging as much money as possible. I strongly recommend him to anyone desiring his set of services offered.
Posted by anonymous
I worked with Mr. McCullough on a clearance matter. I was impressed with his knowledge and experience as from previously being an IG. Mr. McCullough is very personable and helpful in explaining the process.
Posted by John
Charles McCullough and Andrew Bakaj are in a league of their own when it comes to professionalism and national Security issues. I look forward to continue working with them on the 2nd half of my case. Top notch who CARES
Posted by Amanda
Chuck is not only an intelligent person and extremely knowledgeable about the intricacies of my type of case, but he was also the most compassionate and thorough lawyer I have ever worked with. He spent the time needed to ensure he completely understood my case and made sure he anticipated every boundary or question that might come up. He was right in every instance and I felt fully prepared to answer the questions that were asked of me when the time came. I would recommend him to anyone. He is a true gem among stones.
Posted by Shannon
Not only is Chuck a brilliant attorney, he’s genuinely kind, compassionate, and down-to-earth. While I’m certain he had countless other cases, he was always readily available and responsive in answering my questions and addressing my concerns regarding my security clearance matter. Every single interaction with him was an absolute pleasure.
I have no doubt that my security clearance would not have been favorably adjudicated without Chuck’s expertise and diligence. He worked *so* hard on my case. I can’t express the amount of gratitude and admiration I have for Chuck. THANK YOU, CHUCK!!!! :)