Christiana (Holcomb) Kiefer serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where she is a key member of the Center for Conscience Initiatives.
When she joined ADF in 2012, Kiefer worked to defend the constitutionally protected freedom of churches, religious schools, and Christian ministries to exercise their faith without government interference. Since joining the Center for Conscience Initiatives in 2020, Kiefer has worked on groundbreaking cases to protect the right of women and girls to fair athletic competition, including Soule v. Connecticut Association of Schools and Hecox v. Little. She also works to protect the right of people of faith to foster and provide loving homes for children in need.
Kiefer has testified before Congress and successfully advocated at the grassroots level. As an ADF commentator, she regularly speaks at conferences and comments in television, radio, and print media.
Kiefer earned her Juris Doctor in 2010 from Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy, where she graduated first in her class. Also in 2010, Kiefer completed the ADF leadership development program to become a Blackstone Fellow. She is admitted to the state bar of California, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court, and numerous federal district and appellate courts.