Tim Garrison serves as senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom’s Center for Life, where he litigates across the spectrum of matters involving constitutional freedoms and the sanctity of life.
Previously, Garrison was a partner at Husch Blackwell LLP, representing clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies, including support for ADF’s litigation in College of the Ozarks v. Biden.
Garrison was a federal prosecutor for 14 years and was U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri from 2018-2021. He personally prosecuted hundreds of cases involving international drug trafficking, violent crime, white collar crime, and crimes against children. Garrison successfully litigated numerous federal jury trials to verdict and received the Missouri Bar Foundation’s Appellate Advocacy award for his effectiveness at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Garrison is also a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he has served on active duty or in the reserves since 2003. He deployed to Iraq as a war crimes prosecutor in 2007 and saw combat in Afghanistan as Chief of Operational Law for the I Marine Expeditionary Force in 2014. Garrison later served as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and is currently National Security Law Advisor at United States Northern Command. He is a distinguished graduate of both the Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School and Command and Staff College.
Garrison graduated from Drury University with a bachelor of arts, magna cum laude, in political science, and holds the master of public administration and juris doctor degrees from the University of Missouri. He is admitted to practice law in Missouri and in multiple federal courts.