Kevin Theriot, Esq., serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he is vice president of the Center for Life.
Since joining ADF in 2003, Theriot has been successful as lead counsel or co-counsel in numerous cases preserving religious freedom. In American Atheists v. City of Detroit Downtown Development, he defended the freedom of churches to participate in a city improvement program. In Children First Foundation v. Martinez, he received a favorable ruling eliminating unconstitutional discrimination against “Choose Life” auto license plates. He also successfully defended the First Amendment freedom of federal employees to express their faith at work in Lister v. Defense Logistics Agency.
Theriot earned his J.D. in 1991 from Vanderbilt University Law School. He is admitted to the bar in the states of Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Virginia, Georgia, Missouri, Kansas, and Arizona. He is also a member of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Circuits, and numerous other federal courts.