Jacob Reed serves as legal counsel for the Center for Christian Ministries with Alliance Defending Freedom. Reed litigates on behalf of churches, Christian ministries, and religious schools to defend their constitutionally protected rights under the First Amendment.
Before joining ADF in January of 2021, Reed was an associate attorney at Baker Dublikar in northeast Ohio where he primarily defended cities, townships, and villages in tort and civil rights claims.
Reed earned his law degree summa cum laude from the University of Akron School of Law in 2019. While in law school, Reed was president of the Akron Law Christian Fellowship, was an associate editor on the Akron Law Review, and received certificates in trial advocacy/dispute resolution and constitutional law. He graduated from Kent State University summa cum laude in 2016 with a B.A. in political science—American politics. In 2016, Reed was a Capitol Hill intern for Rep. Bill Johnson from Ohio.
Reed is admitted to the Ohio and Virginia bars and multiple federal courts.