Gary McCaleb, Esq., serves as senior counsel and vice president of advocacy research and innovation for Alliance Defending Freedom.
Since joining ADF in 2002, McCaleb has litigated numerous religious freedom and free speech cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the nation. He led the litigation in Canyon Ferry Road Baptist Church of East Helena v. Higgins through the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, setting an important precedent freeing pastors to support key legislation defending marriage. For more than a decade, McCaleb was also heavily engaged in the legal battle to preserve marriage, from the initial battle over California’s Proposition 22 through the United States v. Windsor case at the U.S. Supreme Court.
McCaleb earned his J.D. from Regent University School of Law, graduating with honors in 1997. He is admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Arizona Supreme Court, and numerous federal district and appellate courts.