This firm has represented numerous Federal employees in nearly every federal agency imaginable. Mr. Kirkpatrick has conducted several hundred written responses and oral replies on behalf of Federal employees. Mr. Kirkpatrick represents and navigates federal employees through the difficult landscape a federal employee discipline and security clearance suspensions and revocations. Negotiating significant financial settlements. Returning to work. These are the frequent matters this firm deals with.

Below is a sampling of the case results obtained by this law firm over the years. Some cases are too sensitive to post and out of respect for the client have not been included.

April 2018 (Florida)

4/03/2018

In 2017, Client, federal Special Agent with the Department of Justice (DEA) receives a notice proposed removal regarding allegations of serious misconduct and false statements. Pursuant to a written response and oral reply, the agency does not remove client from federal service. Client retires with full benefits from the agency.

March 2018 (Florida)

3/15/2018

In January 2018, client receives a notice of proposed demotion from the position of supervisory TSA employee, Department of Homeland Security, regarding allegations of serious misconduct. After submission of a written response and conducting an oral reply, the proposed demotion action is mitigated to a non-adverse action suspension of less than 15 days. Client returns to full duty.

February 2018 (Washington DC)

2/14/2018

Client, a SES level federal employee, is removed from federal service pursuant to allegations of serious misconduct. During the litigation process at the MSPB, the agency rescinds the removal. Client eventually retires federal service with a full pension.

November 2017 (Illinois)

11/05/2017

In January 2017, client, a law enforcement officer with the US Forest Service, USDA, is under criminal investigation for shooting incident. Client is represented during the investigation by federal authorities.

Ultimately, client is cleared of any criminal wrongdoing. Client faces minor administrative scrutiny. Client is not suspended and returned to full duty as a law enforcement officer.

August 2017 (Florida)

8/07/2017

In 2013, Department of Homeland Security (US CIS) employee is under federal criminal investigation for alleged federal crimes. Client is investigated by OIG and the United States Attorney’s office. Over a several year period and interviews with United States Attorney’s office, client is cleared of any criminal wrongdoing.

In 2016, client’s proposed removal for the underlying criminal allegations. The agency does not remove client. In 2017, client retires with his full retirement.

July 2017 (Detroit)

7/02/2017

In early 2016, client, supervisory employee of the Department of Justice (DEA) receives a notice of proposed indefinite suspension regarding allegations of criminal misconduct. Client also receives a notice of suspension of his access to NSI (federal top-secret security clearance)

In June 2016, the agency indefinitely suspends client without pay pending an OIG criminal investigation. Client is represented against the criminal allegations with OIG. Pursuant to several meetings with OIG, OIG declines criminal prosecution.

The agency proposes discipline regarding allegations of misconduct. The discipline is mitigated to a non-adverse action suspension of less than 15 days by the agency deciding official. Pursuant to representation, client’s top-secret clearance is restored and client returns to full duty.

June 2017 (New York)

6/26/2017

Client, a supervisory transportation security officer with the Department of Homeland Security, receives a notice of proposed demotion regarding allegations of misconduct.

Pursuant to a written response and oral reply, the proposed demotion is mitigated to a non-adverse action suspension of less than 15 days. Client returns to full duty as a supervisory employee.

June 2017 (Idaho)

6/19/2017

Client, a federal law enforcement officer with the U.S. Forest Service, receives a proposed removal from federal service regarding allegations of serious misconduct. After submission of a written response and conducting an oral reply, the proposed removal is mitigated to a non-adverse action suspension of less than 15 days. Client returns to full duty.

May 2017 (Caribbean)

5/22/2017

Federal supervisory Special Agent with the US Department of Justice (DEA) receives a proposed removal from federal service regarding allegations of serious misconduct. After submission of a written response and conducting an oral reply with the deciding official, the proposed removal is mitigated to a non-adverse action suspension of less than 15 days. Client returns the full duty.

May 2017 (Detroit)

5/09/2017

In December 2015 Client, with over 30 years of federal service, is employed width the Department of Justice, ATF&E. Client receives the proposed notice of removal from federal service from the agency regarding serious allegations of misconduct. Pursuant to a written response and oral reply, the agency sustains the removal action and client is removed from federal service.

An appeal to the MSPB is filed on client’s behalf. The parties engage in written discovery and depositions. Through negotiations, the agency rescinds the removal action and client retires from federal service.