Dave earned undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Biblical Studies at Abilene (TX) Christian University before studying law and religion at Vanderbilt University, where he received his law degree and a Master’s in Theology in 2004.
While at Vanderbilt, Dave wrote a series of essays for the Freedom Forum’s First Amendment Center about the First Amendment and public education, and he clerked for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in Washington, DC.
Following law school, Dave spent more than three years in the nation’s capital as an attorney with the Institute for Justice, where he litigated school choice, economic liberty, and property rights cases in state and federal courts. He has also worked for the Show-Me Institute in St. Louis, Missouri, and served as the Director of the Theodore L. Stiles Center for Liberty at the Freedom Foundation in Olympia, Washington.
Dave’s work has been discussed on FoxNews and MSNBC, and in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Huffington Post and other major media outlets nationwide. He has worked to advance the cause of liberty all over the country, arguing cases in court and speaking to elected officials, student groups at colleges and law schools, Federalist Society chapters, and community groups on topics such as education, property rights, health care reform, constitutional protections for liberty, and the American Founders’ conception of virtue.
He lives in Mexico, Missouri, with his wife, Jenifer, and their daughter.
Law, U.S. Constitution, religious freedom, education, property rights
Contact David: email@example.com