Caleb Dalton serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he plays a key role at the Center for Academic Freedom representing clients seeking to speak freely on campus without fear of unconstitutional government censorship. In this role, he has served as lead counsel in cases such as Queens College Students for Life v. City University of New York Board of Trustees, Ratio Christi v. University of Houston—Clear Lake, and Apodaca v. White (California State University) successfully representing students in eliminating restrictive “speech zones” and discriminatory student organization funding and recognition policies.
Since joining ADF in 2013, Dalton has served on multiple teams representing private individuals and government entities to affirm the fundamental freedoms of speech and religious liberty. With ADF’s Center for Conscience initiatives, he played a key role in the successful petition for certiorari in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission at the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also been appointed special assistant attorney general to represent the state of Arizona’s interests in multiple complex constitutional matters.
Dalton earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Regent University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Regent Law Review and a member of the Trial Advocacy Board. He is the co-author of Kendall-Hunt’s textbook, Moot Court: Making Your Case and Pleasing the Court. Dalton has appeared on national news outlets and been published in news and law journals. He is a member of the bar in Arizona, Virginia, and the District of Columbia; he is also admitted to practice before multiple federal district and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.