Hiram Sasser, Esq., is General Counsel for First Liberty Institute, where he oversees Liberty Institute’s litigation efforts. Sasser’s practice focuses on First Amendment and other constitutional and civil rights issues.
Benjamin Bull is widely recognized as one of the top religious freedom attorneys in the country, as well as internationally. He served previously as Chief Counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) where he launched and led its trial and appellate advocacy work.
Executive Director for Policy and Education & Senior Fellow
Andrew D. Graham, Esq., is Deputy General Counsel for First Liberty Institute, where he leads the Institute’s policy initiatives and is responsible for building coalitions with allied organizations around the country.
Kenneth A. (“Ken”) Klukowski, Esq., is Senior Counsel & Director of Strategic Affairs for First Liberty Institute, specializing in cases involving the First Amendment and freedom of belief and expression.
Joseph Bingham is counsel with First Liberty Institute. Located at the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, his practice focuses on litigation and policy, especially matters involving freedom of conscience and First Amendment issues.
Keisha Russell is Associate Counsel with First Liberty Institute, concentrating on religious liberty matters and First Amendment rights. Russell attended Emory University School of Law, where she was heavily involved in Emory’s prestigious Center for the Study of Law and Religion. She served on the Emory Journal of Law & […]
Lea Patterson serves as a Judicial Fellow with First Liberty Institute, focusing on litigation. Before joining First Liberty, Patterson worked in St. Louis, Missouri as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond W. Gruender in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Patterson received her law degree […]
Lathan Watts is Director of Community Relations for First Liberty Institute, responsible for all efforts to increase First Liberty Institute’s profile in local and national markets. His focus is on expanding public awareness of First Liberty’s mission, legal matters, and educational projects by coordinating communication with community leaders, influencers, policy […]
As Chief Marketing Officer for First Liberty Institute, Bill Bourland is responsible for leading the strategic marketing program, and working with the executive leadership to serve the interests and needs of First Liberty’s mission to clients, friends and partners. His role is to help find the best ways to tell […]
Linda Thomas is the Sr. Director of Market Research for First Liberty Institute, where she oversees market intelligence and First Liberty’s work with foundations. She leads the effort to use data and market insight to improve strategic decision making.
I would like to say thank you. Your dedication to your faith and your commitment to the positive education of our youth is truly admirable. I am deeply grateful for your military service and for taking a courageous stance in protecting religious liberty rights for teachers and administrators.
If our First Amendment protects a player’s right to kneel in protest, it certainly protects your right to kneel in prayer.
I was shocked to learn that Bremerton High School suspended you after denying your request to continue your wholesome practice of giving thanks after football games.
The Bremerton School District’s actions violate the law and send the wrong message to coaches, young people, our communities, and our nation — a message of hostility to religious freedom and intolerance toward personal religious expression.
Please know that you are not alone in this difficult time — I support you and First Liberty as you continue to fight for religious freedom! Our schools need more coaches like you, our country needs more citizens like you, and our world needs more people like you.