Security Clearance Review

Bethany L. Payton-O’Brien’s intimate knowledge of security clearance reviews has allowed her to successfully save  client’s security clearances, and, in turn, their careers. Security clearance reviews are tricky processes that requires both careful research of the facts that led to the clearance being in jeopardy, but also an exceptional knowledge of the security clearance process.

Beth excels in each of these areas, where she has accumulated a vast wealth of knowledge representing civilian and uniformed members of the Department of Defense. Moreover, she has developed an outstanding reputation amongst those individuals whom handle the classification reviews and is easily able to communicate with them about the issues in question for her clients.

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    Bethany L. Payton-O’Brien

    Bethany L. Payton-O’Brien

    Bethany L. Payton-O’Brien

    Military Defense Attorney Bethany Payton-O’Brien is a former military trial and appellate judge. She has been practicing military and criminal law for 25 years. She served in the United States Navy for almost 23 years. Since her retirement from the Navy in 2017, she has been in private practice providing legal representation to military members (active, reservists, ROTC students, and former members), civilian employees, contractors, and retirees. Bethany Payton-O’Brien focuses on on military and security clearance matters, including litigation, criminal law, ROTC disenrollment hearings, and administrative law (NJP, administrative boards, medical privileging boards, letters of reprimand, IG investigation).  She also represents clients before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the Board of Veterans Appeals, as well as all military review boards and trial courts. Bethany Payton-O’Brien brings experience, aggressiveness and a commitment to protecting the rights of her clients.

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