First Liberty Press Kit

January 11, 2017

First Liberty Annual Media Report: 2016

Over the past year, First Liberty Institute has been hard at work protecting religious freedom in America. As we defended our clients, the media took notice. Read to see some of the highlights of how the national media covered our cases. >>Read more







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Who We Are

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First Liberty is the largest legal organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to defending religious liberty in America. Founded in 1997, its attorneys have defended people of all faiths, including Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Native American Indians.

Winning over 90 percent of its legal matters, First Liberty partners with volunteer lawyers from the majority of the top U.S. law firms, including Baker Botts LLP, Jones Day, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and many more.

First Liberty has won cases at every judicial level, including the United States Supreme Court. Funded by individual donations and grants, First Liberty is a non-profit law firm that represents all clients free of charge. Read About Us

Media Coverage


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Prominent Clients and Cases

Read about some of Liberty Institute’s recent cases and top victories:

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A high school football coach suspended for praying after football games. Read more.






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A Marine court-martialed for refusing to remove a Bible verse from her desk. Read more.






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A synagogue banned from meeting in a member’s private home.






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Humanist association sues to have a veterans memorial torn down. Read more.




Top Victories

  • Navy Chaplain Wes Modder
    • Chaplain is exonerated after being relieved of duties for counseling according to his religious beliefs
  • “Candy Cane” Case
    • Affirmed the First Amendment rights of children in school
  • Mojave Desert Cross Case
    • Landmark Supreme Court decision protects a cross-shaped veterans memorial
  • Jim Allen’s Rescue
    • Secured the release of an American missionary from a Haitian jail
  • Prayer at Military Funerals
    • Stopped the government from banning religious expression at military funerals
  • Vietnamese Church v. City Government
    • Court victory overturns city’s order, securing rights of church to operate on church property
  • Kountze Cheerleaders
    • Protects rights of high school cheerleaders to put Bible verses on cheer banners

Legal Team

Please visit our Leadership and Legal Team webpage for complete bios.

Media Appearances

Coach Joe Kennedy Interview on Good Morning America