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 2017 (San Diego)

4/23/2017

Federal Special Agent with the Department of Homeland Security (HSI) 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 agency mitigated the removal proposal to a one-day suspension. Client returns the full duty.

March 2017 (San Diego)

3/05/2017

Client, a federal Special Agent with the US Department of Justice (DEA) is accused of a serious breach in top-secret security. Client is proposed to be indefinitely suspended without pay. Client also has access to NSI (top-secret clearance) suspended. After assuming representation, the indefinite suspension is rescinded in the suspension of client’s top-secret clearance is restored.

Client resumes full duties as a Special Agent without restriction.

(2008-2017) Cleveland, Ohio (Federal District Court)

2/26/2017

In 2008, a Department of Justice federal law enforcement agent became a defendant in multiple federal civil lawsuits alleging constitutional civil rights violations against multiple criminal defendants. These lawsuits accused client of intentionally committing civil rights violations pursuant to a long-term undercover drug operation spanning several months. The allegations included conspiracy with other officers and a confidential informant.

In 2009, the client was indicted by a federal grand jury for civil rights violations is a related to the federal civil lawsuits. In 2010, client was acquitted of all counts by a federal jury pursuant to a five-week trial.

This firm was part of the legal defense team representing Client from 2008 through 2017. Each of the federal civil lawsuits were subsequently dismissed. Client returned to full duty with the agency.

2017

2/05/2017

Client, a federal employee, receives a notice of proposed removal for allegations of serious misconduct. After submission of a written response and conducting an oral reply, the agency sustained the proposed removal and client was removed from federal service.

An appeal to the MSPB was filed on client’s behalf. During the discovery phase of the appeal, the agency completely rescinded the removal and returned client the full duty without any discipline.

(September 2016) Detroit, MI (MSPB)

9/01/2016

In 2015, a Federal Air Marshal (FAM) with the Department of Homeland Security was proposed to be removed for alleged misconduct. Client through previous counsel, submitted a written response and conducting the oral reply with the deciding official. The agency affirmed the proposed removal and terminated the FAM. Client then retained this firm to appeal the removal to the MSPB (Chicago regional office) challenging the removal. A full trial hearing was conducted with the MSPB. The MSPB REVERSES the agency removal action and rules that no misconduct occurred. Client to return to duty.
Lazar Initial Decision 9-1-2016

(June 2016) Atlanta, GA

6/07/2016

Federal law enforcement employee (Federal Air Marshal) with the US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, receives proposal to be suspended from federal service for alleged misconduct. Pursuant to the written response and oral reply with the deciding official, the agency fully RESCINDED the proposed suspension and client returns to full duty without any discipline.

(March 2016) Southeast Asia

3/04/2016

Federal law enforcement Special Agent (DEA), Department of Justice, receives proposal to be removed from federal service for alleged misconduct. Pursuant to the written response and oral reply with the deciding official, the agency RESCINDED the removal and client receives a very small period of suspension. Client returns to full duty.

(February 2016) Philadelphia, PA

2/01/2016

Federal law enforcement employee with the DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, ICE, receives proposal to be removed from federal service for alleged misconduct and revocation of security clearance. Pursuant to several written responses, oral replies and an appeal to the MSPB, the agency RESCINDED the removal and client returns to the agency

(January 2016) Atlanta, GA

1/27/2016

Federal employee with the US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, receives proposal to be removed from federal service for alleged misconduct. Pursuant to the written response and oral reply with the deciding official, the agency RESCINDED the removal and client receives a small period of suspension. Client returns to full duty.

(November 2015) Washington DC

11/27/2015

Federal employee with the Department of Justice, receives proposal to be removed from federal service for alleged misconduct including falsification of government documents. Pursuant to the written response and oral reply with the deciding official, the agency RESCINDED the removal and client receives a small period of suspension. Client returns to full duty.