Paladin Law

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Federal Law

Don’t stand alone. Paladin Law is here to serve you.

When you’re up against the immense resources and power of the federal government, having an experienced attorney on your side can be the difference between winning and losing. 

Security Clearance 

Paladin Law can guide military members, government contractors, and civilians through the process to acquire a security clearance for government employment positions.  The federal government recently increased the hurdles required to be awarded a security clearance.  Additionally, the positions that require a security clearance has increased dramatically in the last decade.  Individuals may experience a security clearance denial, revocation, or suspension for a variety of reasons, to include traffic offenses, credit history, drug use, and any other conduct that can be used as justification to deny your access to sensitive information and materials.  This can have significant consequences for you and your family.  Paladin Law can assist with all aspects of the security clearance process, including: 

  • SF-86 Application and Mitigation Identification
  • Interview Preparation
  • Statement of Reason and Denial Responses
  • DD Form 1879 Application, Review, and Responses
  • Security Clearance Post-Denial Hearing and Appeals Representation

Personal Injury Claims(Federal Tort Claims Act and Military Claims Act)

Property damage or personal injury can allow an individual or business to seek compensation for the injury, to include the replacement of property, pain and suffering, medical care reimbursement, and the lost ability to work.  The federal government and military are liable for negligent acts committed by federal employees and military members under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).  Citizens cannot generally sue the federal government and the military without the consent of the government.  The FTCA is a limited waiver of this immunity, which allows civilians and businesses to sue the military and the federal government for negligent conduct. 

FTCA personal injury claims include an initial demand for appropriate compensation and the subsequent lawsuit.  FTCA damages are limited to compensatory damages and the amount that can be claimed by an injured party is determined by state law.  A strict statute of limitations is applied to FTCA claims.  The claim must be filed within two years of the identification of the injury.  The complex nature of an FTCA claim requires an experienced litigation attorney to navigate the procedural requirements. 

The Military Claims Act (MCA) also allows individuals to seek certain damages from the federal government, to include economic damages, past and future pain and suffering, emotional distress, wrongful death, and property damage claims.  The MCA has a two-year statute of limitations, meaning the claim must be filed within two years of the injury date. Paladin Law can assist civilians with FTCA claims and MCA claims. 

Paladin Law can assist with the following types of cases: 

  • Personal Injury caused by a military members or federal government employees
  • Military Failure to Protect Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Victims
    • Pain and Suffering
    • Emotional Distress
  • Property Damage
  • Department of Defense Medical Malpractice
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death

Employment Law

As a government employee, you have due process rights that must be protected.  Paladin Law represents clients in federal and state courts in the following areas of Employment Law: 

  • Discrimination based on:
    • Gender
    • Race
    • Age
    • Religion
    • Disability
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Whistleblower Issues
  • Reprisal and Retaliation Allegations
  • Any Allegations that Resulted in Discipline or Adverse Action by the Government

Paladin Law has experience with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board.  We will review your circumstances, including disciplinary and adverse action taken against you, to assist you with the most beneficial and cost-effective course of action to pursue.