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Mike Berry, Esq.

Hi, I’m Mike Berry. Marine, lawyer, and fierce defender of your religious freedom.

 
After 7 years of active duty in the Marine Corps and now in the Reserve, I know firsthand that our military is most effective when service members like you are free to exercise your religious beliefs in uniform. Indeed, for 70% of our armed forces—including myself—faith is one of the primary motivations for service.

But right now, service members’ religious freedom is under unprecedented attack. I’ve seen it time and time again, both as a Marine Corps officer and as a constitutional attorney. Military leadership is increasingly caving in to rogue activists and “woke” culture intent on restricting your constitutional right to live out your faith. Many service members feel like they have nowhere to turn.

That’s why we’re here. Defending your religious freedom is our first priority at First Liberty — and we do it for free. In my 8 years with our firm, I’ve won victory for the rights of numerous service members just like you facing religious discrimination. DO NOT be bullied into silence. If you feel that your rights are being threatened, make us your first call—we’ve got your six.
 
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In our 30 years on the frontlines defending the religious liberty of our brave military heroes, we have an unparalleled victory rate. Here are just a few examples of the service members we have successfully defended—without ever charging them a cent:

Army Chaplain Andrew Calvert

    ✅ Cleared his record after he was threatened with career-ending punishment by the Army simply for expressing his religious beliefs on his personal Facebook page.

Navy Chaplain Wes Modder

    ✅ Got his charges dropped after he was “detached for cause” and threatened with an official Board of Inquiry simply for counseling according to his Biblical beliefs.

Army Chaplain Scott Squires

    ✅ Reversed an Army investigation which had recommended that he be charged with dereliction of duty for following traditional Biblical values in leading a marriage retreat.

USAF Col. Leland Bohannon

    ✅ Successfully petitioned the Secretary of the Air Force to reverse a decision by the Air Force Inspector General after Col. Bohannon was accused of unlawful discrimination for declining to endorse non-biblical values on a fellow airman’s retirement certificate—even though he requested a religious accommodation.

USAF SMSgt Phillip Monk

    ✅ Restored to service and had all charges dropped after being threatened with court-martial, dishonorable discharge, and loss of his pension for expressing his religious beliefs on marriage when asked to advise in a disciplinary situation—just a few months shy of his 20-year service mark.

USMC LCpl Monifa Sterling

    ✅ Defended her right to religious expression all the way to the Supreme Court after she was court-martialed for refusing to take down Bible verses she had posted at her desk.

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