Hi, I'm Jeremy.

By day, I am Senior Counsel to Liberty Institute and General Counsel to the Family Policy Council of West Virginia.  Basically, I'm a First Amendment attorney who travels around the country defending and restoring religious liberty according to the vision of our founding fathers. 

But, there's more.

I'm a Christian clinging to the Solas, a husband to Jennie, and father to 4 rambunctious boys.  We live a simple life in a log home on surprisingly flat acreage just outside of Charleston, West Virginia.

I'm an advocate.  That means I argue for a cause.  What cause? The cause of my convictions: Faith, family, freedom, and a Christian worldview.

My background.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, degree in Communication Studies (with a double-minor in U.S. History and Philosophy) from Taylor University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from West Virginia University College of Law.  During my undergraduate career, I held various student leadership positions, sung in the TU Concert Chorale, trod the boards of the TU theater, and studied at the American Studies Program in Washington, D.C. where I also interned with the late David Orgon Coolidge as part of the Marriage Law Project of the Ethics and Public Policy Center.  In law school, I was a member of the Moot Court Board and the Business Law Clinic of the WVU College of Law's Clinical Law Program.  I'm admitted to the Bars of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

After law school, I clerked for the Hon. Russell M. Clawges, Jr., chief judge of the Circuit Court of Monongalia County in Morgantown, West Virginia.  At the end of my clerkship, I received a call to provide leadership to a fledgling nonprofit that would become the Family Policy Council of West Virginia.  In that role, I provided regular comment/commentary in local, state, and national media outlets, speak across the state in a variety of venues, and develop relationships with politicians and our ministry partners in furtherance of the FPCWV's passion to advance, defend, and equip West Virginia's families through policy, politics, preparation.

Now, as a Constitutional attorney, I travel the country working to defend and restore religious liberty.  My work with Liberty Institute if focused on defending religious liberty in the public square, schools, churches, and the military.  In this post, I work with some of the finest attorneys in the country, see the inside of a lot of airplanes, get to talk to a lot of reporters, and generally do cool things so that our clients can live, learn, and do business according to their faith.

Want to comment?

Have at it.  Comments help me and other readers think more deeply by engaging perspectives that are different from my own.  Debate and even disagreement is good, but remember comments need to have a civil tone and a charitable spirit.  Aim to edify and sharpen one another - which means it's ok to disagree, so long as we aren't disagreeable.  Build up, don't tear down.