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Alan Vaughan Edmunds

Military law Attorney at San Diego, CA

4.8   152 reviews
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  • Licensed for 47 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1976
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National Security Clearances
We Offer Nationally Ranked Representation for Security Clearance Matters.

National Security Clearance Cases
The Edmunds Law Firm has more than 40 years of extensive experience with the entire spectrum of National Security Clearance problems. Because this is a complex body of law, it is essential to consult an attorney who has a deep understanding of how it works, especially when it comes to denials.

At the Edmunds Law Firm, we have a proven track record of success in handling even the most complicated National Security Clearance cases, including those involving:

Allegiance to the United States
Foreign Influence
Foreign Preference
Sexual Behavior
Personal Conduct
Financial Considerations
Alcohol Consumption
Drug Involvement
Psychological Conditions
Criminal Conduct
Handling of Protected Information
Outside Activities
Use of Information Technology Systems

Experience Makes the Difference
AWARD-WINNING LAW FIRM. SERVING NATIONWIDE SINCE 1976.

Military Law

Attorney Alan V. Edmunds has been representing clients throughout the United States on Military matters for over 40 years. In many cases he has received National recognition relative to the defense of Military clients and Courts-Martial.

Mr. Edmunds has been featured in numerous newspapers throughout the United States and appeared on national TV relative to his representation of defendants in Military cases. Mr. Edmunds has represented individuals from the Army, Navy, Marine Corp, Air Force and Coast Guard. If you have a question concerning Military criminal charges or administrative discharge matters

Providing Experienced Legal Representation for Military Members & Spouses

Attorney Alan Edmunds has been an attorney for 40 years with offices in California and national clients across the United States and international clients from over 31 countries. He has earned a B.A Degree from the Univ. of Miami; an MBA from the Univ. of Phoenix; a Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson; and a Masters of Divinity from the Univ. of Jerusalem.

Mr. Edmunds has been honored by selection as a Judge Pro Tem in the San Diego Superior Courts – Family Law Division and has earned national recognition as an author, lecturer and college instructor and trial attorney. He is credentialed as a Calif College Instructor, a Generalist with Society of Human Resource Managers, an Ordained Presbyterian Church Elder and an Evangelical Christian Minister Ordained January 2016.

Mr. Edmunds has written and published two books in the area of national security clearance applications and appeals. Both books are available through the law Firm web sites such as or . His case work is featured on law Firm web sites as well as government web sites displaying his case victories. These have proven to be a great resource for clients.

Alan Edmunds and his wife Julie are Ministry Partners with Alpha International Ministries and World Visions. Mr. Edmunds has also joined Ligonier Ministries as a Ministry Partner. They have financially sponsored over 10 children from countries around the world through high school. Their mission work is on a global basis and ongoing. Currently they also sponsor a Minister and his family on a monthly basis in India. Mr. Edmunds and his family currently attend the Summit Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Throughout his career as an attorney Mr. Edmunds has helped clients in over 30 states. He has appeared on local and national television including talk show appearances. He has been featured on both radio and television concerning cases that received national attention. He often is called to consult for newspapers and wire service bureaus on breaking news events. He has been acclaimed as one of the countries leading trial attorneys in the area of National Security Clearance matters. In California his Family law practice includes representing professional athletes, celebrities and business leaders.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 8 ...

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Location

The Edmunds Law Firm
10731 Treena St
Suite 204
San Diego, CA, 92131
The Edmunds Law Firm - Florida
822 N. A1A Highway
Suite 310
Ponte Vedra, FL, 32082
The Edmunds Law Firm - Washington Office
4250 North Fairfax Dr
Suite 600
Arlington, VA, 22203
The Edmunds Law Firm - North Carolina
9121 Anson Way
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC, 27615
Alan Vaughan Edmunds
700 Milam St
Suite 1300
Houston, TX, 77002
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  152 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by CW | April 24, 2024
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Favorable Outcome
The title says it all!! After 4 years, I received notification of my favorable outcome! Although, the case was difficult in nature, Mr. Edmunds and his team maneuvered through the details and focused on what mattered the most, a favorable outcome. Starting from the consultation to final determination the entire team - intake to administration to billing to each paralegal and attorney at the firm each showed professionalism, empathy and went over and above to assist. If you want a thorough, detail oriented, meticulous, process-driven legal representation The Edmunds Law Firm should be your only choice!
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Posted by Patrick | February 27, 2024
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Exceptional Legal Representation: Successful Appeal Outcome
I couldn't be more satisfied with the exceptional legal representation provided by Alan Edmunds Law Firm in my recent security clearance appeal. Their expertise and dedication were evident throughout the entire process, from meticulously gathering evidence to skillfully presenting arguments on my behalf. Thanks to their strategic approach and unwavering advocacy, the appeal resulted in a positive outcome, securing my clearance and paving the way for my professional future. I wholeheartedly recommend Alan Edmunds Law Firm to anyone in need of top-tier legal assistance for their security clearance matters.
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Posted by Mary M. | July 10, 2023
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wonderful team
My daughter was faced with a security clearance issue. We turned to the Edmunds Law Firm team to help her through the situation. Each team member was kind and compassionate and never rushed us through any phone calls. They responded quickly to each email and each time we sent a document to include as mitigating evidence, they acknowledged it. When one team member took another job, the firm's paralegals stepped in quickly to make sure there were no gaps. Thanks to Brittany, Fred, Isabella, Victoria and Austin too - and to Mr. Edmunds for the support and assembling such a great team and process to help people faced with a daunting challenge.
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2022
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Clearance went through very smoothly
Alan Edmunds and his team explained the process to me so I could understand in layman’s terms. They helped me to assemble a tremendous amount of documentation in a very short time. The final dossier was extremely professional and thorough. Everything went through seamlessly. I would recommend him highly.
Posted by Christopher | July 1, 2022
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Military law, Government Attorneys
The Edmunds Law Firm handled my Security Clearance case. The entire Edmunds Law Firm team was hands on and provided great timely services. They are knowledgeable dependable and dedicated! I highly recommend The Edmunds Law Firm to anyone needing the services they provide.
Posted by Dave | May 19, 2022
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Success
Alan Edmunds represented me in my case and provided great council to me to ensure I was represented well. He specifically helped me understand the process and provided the evidence and witnesses needed to be successful in my particular case.
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2022
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Proposed Debarment
I am so grateful to the Edmunds Law firm; they helped me in my hour of need. They listened to my situation and handled my proposed debarment case expeditiously. Their pricing was much more reasonable than other law firms. The legal team made feel that I was in good hands. They were experienced, professional and walked me through step by step to get judgment in my favor. I would recommend this firm to all service members.
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Posted by Crystal | March 24, 2022
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Best security clearance attorney ever!
I can’t say enough about the Edmunds Law firm. They helped every step of the way including prepping all documents and making sure they were all there. I was able to settle before the hearing because of all the evidence and documentation that they had prepped! All the stress and waiting were made easier because I had them representing me. I even had a situation where they got me a new judge and to start over because of an error on the government's end! With the flat-rate fee, I never had to worry about what it was going to cost with all of the extra work also! I wouldn’t have been able to do this without them and have the confidence I have without them!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2022
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Security Clearance Case
I am almost certain I would have not received the favorable decision with my security clearance if it wasn’t for Mr. Edmunds and his amazing team. His team was quick in responding to the government and putting together an extensive packet with mitigating evidence. His team was always quick to respond to emails and phone calls, they were also very empathetic and very respectful with the difficult situation I was going through. Mr. Edmunds extensive experience was pivotal in preparing me for the hearing. Prior to this, I had zero experience in dealing with legal matters and the court system. Mr. Edmunds met with me personally on various occasions to go over my case and the strategy we would take during the hearing. On the day of the hearing the government brought up 2 exhibits against me, Mr. Edmunds firm had prepared a packet with over 15 mitigating exhibits in my defense. It was clear to me that on the day of the trial we had the upper hand. In the DOHA written decision, the judge wrote about me “he impressed me as a young man with maturity and candor well beyond his years”. Again, I am certain the hearing wouldn’t have gone as well as it did if Mr. Edmunds hadn’t prepared me so well. Mr. Edmunds law firm saved my career and what I have worked so hard to obtain; and for that reason I am extremely grateful! For reference, I received a SOR under adjudication guideline H.
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Posted by Adam | November 26, 2021
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My Saving Grace
Had a couple things come up due to some misunderstanding and decided to call The Edmunds Law Firm. I spoke with Alan on the very first call and it was decided to press forward. The team at Edmunds Law Firm was professional, responsive and very helpful. They gave me the guidance to obtain all the information, documents, and other requirements necessary for them to compile and submit an appeal on my behalf and a favorable decision was made. Absolutely thrilled and I appreciate them very much. Hate to say it, but they dont charge enough. What a steal!! Thanks for your services. Now on with life!
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Posted by Dean | November 22, 2021
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The Edmunds Law Firm - WON MY CASE
I highly recommend The Edmunds Law Firm for any security clearance issues you may be having. Now that the Military has transited into the Continuous Evaluation (CE) review process you need to know what to do when your command receives a (CER) Continuous Evaluation Report on you from Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). I had no idea what to do and there were little to no instructions how to reply to this time sensitive response. At the time, I didn’t know about The Edmunds Law Firm (TELF) and the CER input I submitted resulted in a denial which elevated my security clearance investigation to a Statement Of Reasons (SOR). First lessons learned, if you receive a CER don’t submit your reply yourself. A self-submitted CER response will have little to no chance of receiving a positive reply. After my failed attempt on submitting my own reply to the CER, DCSA forwarded my case to the next and final step (SOR) before having to request to petition the court. Once again, I was going to submit my own reply to the SOR because I didn’t realize there were law firms that specialized in government security clearances rebuttals. After allowing 45 out of my 60 days to expire on the response to my SOR I searched the internet to find out if there were any companies that specialize in government security clearance issues. I found TELF in an internet search I conducted. From the moment of my first call, I had nothing but positive things to say about how TELF handled my case. The owner, Alan Edmunds, answered my call and arranged for his firm to handle my SOR response. Alan and his firm specialize in security issues like CE and SOR and they will not disappoint you in their work to produce a professional and creditable response document. With just two weeks to respond, I was not sure if Alan’s firm could help me. Alan told me it would be challenging to submit all my documentation but he was willing to represent me in my SOR response. Alan assigned me one of his paralegals to assist in formatting my response. The experience of interacting with my assigned paralegal was nothing short of outstanding. The paralegal assembles and formats the information requested from you in a document that meets the CE/SRO submission guidelines. TELF fees are fixed and very reasonable ($1,800) considering the input required and subsequent positive result decides if you will ever work at a job requiring a security clearance. Once the documents are collected and ready for submission you will be able to review and make changes. After your review, they will give you the documents for submission to your security officer. TELF also submits your package to DCSA as a back-up. The results from my SOR investigation came back approved and I kept my security clearance. I am confident without The Edmunds Law Firm the results of my investigation would have most likely been unsuccessful. Also, Alan Edmunds told me, if for some reason the SOR comes back denied he will represent me for a fixed price in court to challenge the SOR denial. The bottom line: If you receive a CER/SOR hire The Edmunds Law Firm to represent you for a successful outcome to your security clearance investigation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2021
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Amazing Result!
I received a Supplemental Information Request (SIR) from DoD CAF and recognized that I needed assistance to generate a response. I researched available attorneys and found excellent reviews for the Edmunds firm. I submitted a request for assistance on a Friday evening and received a call from Mr. Edmunds on Saturday. I retained his firm based upon that initial discussion and we started the response package on the same day. I was assigned a very responsive team who assembled the package for my response to DoD CAF. Within one business day of submitting the response, my case was favorably adjudicated by DoD CAF! The Edmunds team successfully presented my whole person defense through their comprehensive response package. I could not have achieved this result without their representation and especially not at this stage of the process. I never had to go to a SOR or formal hearing. Hire this firm if you value your career! They understand this process and they can get favorable results!
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Posted by James | August 7, 2021
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Amazing Law Firm!
The Edmunds Law Firm was incredibly efficient at handling my Security Clearance case. The entire team was hands on and provided the best customer service I have ever experienced. They are 1000% dedicated! The best Law Firm for such delicate matters.
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2021
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Military Member
Like anyone contacting a lawyer you are in a stressful state and one of the first questions you will probably ask is based on the other cases you have done do you think I have a good shot at winning mines? And the answer is well there is only one of you and your case is yours. Thats the best answer to hear because they treated me special and not like every other case that they handle. Edmunds has all the experience that's needed for them to put their best foot forward to win your case. Hands down the best option to go with. I had a extremely difficult and challenging case and waited 9 months to get a decision, going with Edmunds was worth the wait for my favorable decision! DONT GO WITH ANYONE ELSE BESIDES EDMUNDS!!
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Posted by Veronica | April 7, 2021
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Mr. Edmunds worked an excellent security clearance appeal for me
The government denied my security clearance for unfair reasons, my coworkers had successfully used Mr. Edmunds lawyer services and were able to get their denial revoked. Him and his staff are extremely professional, very quickly I got their assistance and they made me feel safe and confident when they told me how we were going to defend my case. I gathered some paperwork and work with them closely. They created a very professional and complete appeal package and we answered to the government. I’m optimistic of the outcome as all my peers that have used Mr Edmunds got their security clearances back. I recommend him and his staff 100%.
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Posted by Angela | September 14, 2020
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I was blessed to have them.
The government was trying to deny my security clearance. I searched the web and came across Mr. Alan law firm, I immediately contacted them and him and his team got right on it. They all was so nice and helpful. Even though I didn’t believe in my self, they did. They knew my situation and they was willing to help me. They will fight for you, I”m so glad I choose them to represent me in this matte. I was granted my clearance because of the help from the “Edmunds law firm”. I really really appreciate you all for you help, and I would must definitely refer them to someone in need of help with there clearance. If they had a 10 starts I would give them 10 starts. Thank you again guys for your help!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2020
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Outstanding representation with favorable court decision in my case
All my appreciation and respect for Attorney Alan Edmunds and I got favorable decision from DOHA judge in my case.
Posted by Septima | July 28, 2020
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Reinstated!!!!
Let me first say that anyone who has gone their clearance possibly being revoked will know how painful it can be. Just the thought of losing your livelihood, there are not many words to describe that feeling. I am already a worry wart, so having to deal with this made my worry and anxiety 100x worse. Like many of you, I read so many discussion boards and majority, if not all, advised a lawyer and/or hired a lawyer. I reached out to 2 other law firms prior to hiring The Edmunds Law Firm but the price tag was way too high. When I reached out to The Edmunds Law Firm, their approach when dealing with my response to the SOR was no different the other 2 law firms I contacted. The biggest difference was the price, literally half the cost that was a flat fee, no retainer! I was a bit skeptical because of the huge price difference. But I thought long and hard so I hired the Edmunds Law Firm. And I am so glad I did. BEST MONEY I EVER SPENT! Brittany was the attorney who assisted me. I had specific questions regarding my case and the military. And although Brittany was not too familiar with the military, she let me speak to another attorney, who had more experience with the military, I forgot his name. But he was extremely helpful and insightful as well. It was a pretty straight forward process, as I had to get all the required documents together and send to Brittany and her team. Once they received everything from me, they worked their magic on my response. Once it was completed, I reviewed the draft and it was sent off. Of course you have your doubts, and what ifs, and just thoughts of not being reinstated. That will unfortunately come along with this process. But the response Brittany and her team wrote was really strong and I am so grateful to them!! My career has been saved and I cannot think Brittany and The Edmunds Law Firm enough for their professionalism, timeliness, and knowledge through this entire ordeal. If you are ever in a situation regarding your clearance, please contact this law firm, you will not be disappointed!!
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Posted by Jay | June 4, 2020
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Favorable Decision
Mr. Edmund's firm helped me to file my Statement of Reasons (SOR) response to the DOD by providing me with a list of actions I needed to fully defend the reasons that my clearance could possibly be denied. His staff stayed in contact with me while I put together the documents requested. When the govt denied my clearance based solely on two financial issues, I sought his services for an appeal. We spoke several times on the phone and was provided a list of things to practice for a hearing testimony. On the day of the hearing, we met in person and went over the case. He accompanied me to the hearing, minimized my interaction as I was quite nervous. He masterfully closed his argument with a final question for me that I believed ended up ultimately in my favorable decision and clearance restoral from the DOHA judge.
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Posted by Abukar | April 17, 2020
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Security Clearance Matter
In the middle of 2019 I had some issues with a security clearance matter which was very difficult for me to get through it so I tried several law firms but couldn't get to nowhere and neither could I afford the attorney fees. Finally from one friend to another I was connected to Endmund's Law Firm right about when I almost gave up and I spoke to Mr. Alan Edmunds who put my mind at ease, not only about my case but also the affordability of their fees. On the 7th of November 2019 I was represented by Mr. Myers from Edmund's Law Firm at DOHA court who guided me very well through the whole process and here I am today with my Security Clearance and a big smile of appreciation to the whole team of Endmund's Law Firm.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Edmunds Law Firm
  • 1976 - Present

Education

  • University of Phoenix
  • MBA
  • 1994
  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Miami
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
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Publications

  • CreateSpace Publishing
  • Security Clearance Applications, Avoiding Mistakes
  • 2011
  • Booksurge Publishing
  • National Security Clearances How to Get A Clearance and How To Keep It
  • 2009

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Government Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I highly endorse Mr. Edmunds. He is an extremely well-respected attorney and would be a great choice for anyone seeking legal representation. He serves as a great mentor to new attorneys."
Government Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Edmunds is an excellent and experienced attorney. He is also a great mentor to young attorneys as he has extensive experience is all different types of law. His litigation skills are stellar and he fights for all of his clients' best interests."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 13
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San Diego Military law Lawyer Alan Vaughan Edmunds
Alan Vaughan Edmunds
Military law Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 47 years
Virtual consultation available