William S. Aramony

Bill Aramony has more than 41 years of experience advising, advocating and litigating for federal and civilian employees. He specializes in federal employment and personnel security clearance cases, bringing unique and individualized solutions to each case.

He has represented thousands of federal employees before a wide range of government institutions, including the multiple security clearance panels, the U.S Merit Systems Protection Board, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Foreign Service Grievance Board, and in Federal and local Courts.

Employees have sought Mr. Aramony’s services to help them on security clearances, terminations, suspensions with out pay, retirement rights, filing discrimination claims, and novel and unusual federal employee and clearance issues.

In addition to his own practice, Mr. Aramony is “Of Counsel” to a F H + H, a prestigious law firm.  He also provides general counsel to select persons and small businesses, with an emphasis on former federal civilian and military veteran business owners.

He is consulted by other attorneys and works with other attorneys.  For his personal clients, he continues to give hands on, personal legal service.


  • The United States Supreme Court
  • Unites States District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland
  • The Unites States Court of Federal Claims
  • The appellate courts of the Federal, District of Columbia, and Fourth Circuits


  • University of South Carolina, J.D.
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A.
  • Multiple military law and continuing legal education courses.

Work History

  • Of counsel, Fluet, Huber, & Hoang, 2013-2014
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Legal Assistance for Military Personnel (LAMP) Committee Member, 2014-2015
  • American Legion District 17 Legislative Coordinator, 2014
  • American Legion Legislative subcommittee, Department of Virginia, 2013-June 2015
  • Commander, American Legion Post 24, June 2011-June 2013
  • U.S. Navy Reserves, Judge Advocate Corps, 1982-2012 (CAPT,JAGC, USN)
  • Co-Chair Military Law Committee, Bar Association of the D.C. (2006-2014)
  • Director, Judge Advocates Association (2009-2014)
  • Law Firm of William S. Aramony (1998 to present)
  • Law Firm of Kator and Scott (1998)
  • Law Firm of Kator, Scott, and Heller (1981-1997)
  • Law Firms of Kenkel and Barnard, specializing in broadcast law, and of Kator and Hill, specializing in employment law (1979 – 1980) (simultaneously  employed by both firms)

Reserve Officer positions held between 1982 and 2011

  • Active Duty with Naval Legal Service Office (NLSO), San Diego, Trial Counsel, Command Services (advising Commands), and Assistant Ethics Adviser recall March 1992-October 1992.
  • Naval Reserves (NR) drilling Reservist with Code 14, Federal Tort Claims and Code 15, General Litigation.
  • Commanding Officer, NLSO Norfolk Naval Reserves  Unit (1998-1999)
  • VTU Law District of Columbia member and Instructor/Facilitator for Reserve Drilling Officers (Line and Staff) Leadership Courses
  • Commanding Officer Voluntary Training Unit Law in District of Columbia and mobilization legal readiness adviser for Reserve Centers in six States within Naval Reserve Command Region Six (2001-2004)
  • Senior Attorney, Commander Naval Region Mid-Atlantic Command (2004-2007)
  • Appellate Defense (2007-2008)
  • Commanding Officer, NLSO Reserves New Orleans NR (Command included drilling Reserves and LSO offices in six States) (2008-2010)
  • Executive Officer in VTU Law D.C., non-paid drills with a Reserve lawyer unit (2010-2011)


  • Instructor.  Naval Reserve Officer Leadership Course (two-day courses for drilling Reservists).
  • “Violence in Workplace, Common Law Perspective” (For graduate-degree Security Manager seminar).
  •  “Violence in the Workplace” (Corporate manager training)
  • Panel member with Government officials discussing security clearances and mental disabilities.
  • Panel member with Government officials discussing disability employment law before section 501 (c) (3) mental disability organization.
  • “Individual Liability of Federal Managers” (Federal personnel official training)
  • “Conflict of Interest” (Navy training)
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