At First Liberty Institute, it’s our mission to be first in the fight when it comes to defending and restoring religious liberty for all Americans.
The cornerstone of our success starts with our best-in-class team of lawyers and legal experts. Our seasoned team of constitutional litigators specializes in a variety of law practice fields, including First Amendment law, religious freedom law, military law and corporate law.
For over two decades, First Liberty attorneys have remained on the frontlines of some of our nation’s most vital religious freedom cases at all judicial levels. Currently, our attorneys are working on a number of precedent-setting cases headed toward the U.S. Supreme Court.
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.
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 is Associate Counsel 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 from the […]
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 […]
Senior Director of Market Research and Foundations
Linda Thomas is the Sr. Director of Market Research and Foundations 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.
As a grateful citizen, I support your effort to honor those who have fallen in battle and to keep the Bladensburg WWI Veterans Memorial standing as a visible reminder of valor, sacrifice, endurance, and devotion.
Veterans memorials like the one in Bladensburg, MD are symbols reminding us of the sacrifice of our service members and the cost of war. Tearing down the Bladensburg Memorial would erase the memory of the 49 fallen heroes of Prince George’s County—like they never even existed.
We cannot allow the Bladensburg Memorial to be bulldozed.
Please know that you have my support and backing in your petition to the U.S. Supreme Court.