Jake Warner, Esq., serves as legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he is a key member of the Center for Conscience Initiatives.
Since joining ADF in 2017, Warner has focused on protecting the conscience rights of individuals being unjustly forced to compromise their beliefs under threat of heavy fines and punishment. His practice also includes defending the freedom of Christians to exercise their faith in the marketplace without government interference.
Prior to joining ADF, Warner served as a judicial law clerk to Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard in the Eastern District of North Carolina. Before his clerkship, Warner also engaged in private practice with the firm of Perry, Perry & Perry, in Kinston, North Carolina, where he primarily represented criminal defendants in both federal and state courts.
Warner earned his J.D. at the Regent University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 2011. He obtained his B.A. in history and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006.
Warner is a member of the state bar of North Carolina and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.