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  • Kathleen Barceleau serves as legal counsel for Allied Legal Affairs and Advocacy Strategy at Alliance Defending Freedom. In that role, she works to coordinate and deploy network attorneys to further ADF’s mission and conducts research in support of ADF’s strategic plans. Before joining ADF, Barceleau was Of Counsel at Fusion Law, where she focused on financial regulation and policy issues. Previously, she served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Kansas, where she represented Kansas and its officials in civil rights and constitutional litigation in both state and federal courts ...
  • Ralph Rodriguez serves as legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom. He primarily assists members of the Church and Ministry Alliance with protecting their constitutional freedoms and navigating religious liberty issues. Prior to this role, Rodriguez served as regional alliance director at ADF where he worked with ministry and denominational leaders across the country to help acquaint them with ADF’s work and connect them to the CMA. Rodriguez began his legal career with ADF International as legal counsel at the United Nations where he advised delegations on matters related to life, family ...
  • Glynis Gilio serves as legal counsel on the Parental Rights team at Alliance Defending Freedom. Before joining ADF, Gilio contributed to the litigation efforts of numerous public interest law firms including the Institute for Free Speech, Freedom Foundation, Goldwater Institute, and Pacific Legal Foundation. She also completed inaugural fellowships with The Heritage Foundation and The Fund for American Studies. In 2021, the Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation recognized Gilio as the John Norton Distinguished Fellow for her excellence and leadership in constitutional litigation ...
  • Sara Beth Nolan serves as legal counsel for the Center for Legislative Advocacy at Alliance Defending Freedom where she focuses on First Amendment legislation. Before joining ADF, Nolan served as a law clerk for Americans United for Life. Nolan earned her J.D. from George Mason Antonin Scalia Law School in 2023. While at George Mason, she was a member of the International Law Journal, the Federalist Society, and the Christian Legal Society. Nolan received her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in 2020. She is a member of the State Bar of Alabama.
  • Lincoln Davis Wilson serves as senior counsel on the Center for Life Team at Alliance Defending Freedom.
  • Suzanne Beecher serves as legal counsel for the Center for Conscience Initiatives at Alliance Defending Freedom. Prior to joining ADF, Beecher was the director of student programs at the Institute for Human Ecology at The Catholic University of America, where she coordinated programs relating to human rights, Catholic social teaching, and civic engagement. Beecher has also served as a civil rights analyst for the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Her responsibilities included engaging with ...
  • Jared Dobbs serves as legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, where he is a member of the Corporate Counsel team. Before joining ADF, Dobbs served as an extern to Judge Consuelo M. Callahan at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Sacramento, California. He received his J.D. from the University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law in 2022, where he graduated with great distinction. He previously worked at ADF from 2016 to 2019 as a communication integrity specialist. He has a B.A. from Biola University, where he majored in piano and political science, and is an alumnus of ...
  • Mark Lippelmann serves as senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, where he is a key member of the Center for Christian Ministries. In this role, Lippelmann is focused on protecting the freedom of Christian ministries, schools, and churches to exercise their faith without interference. In his prior role at ADF, Lippelmann was responsible for the most advanced and complex litigation in support of pro-life laws. Prior to joining ADF, Lippelmann worked as an attorney for the U.S. Postal Service in Washington, D.C., where he focused on complex class action litigation before federal courts ...
  • Gabriella McIntyre serves as legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom’s Center for Life. Before joining ADF, McIntyre was an associate at a boutique firm in Washington, D.C., where her practice focused primarily on life sciences patent litigation, FDA regulatory issues, and multi-district commercial litigation. In that role, she managed discovery internally and across joint defense groups, conducted motions practice, and analyzed and distilled complex and often very technical issues. McIntyre earned her J.D., cum laude , from George Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School in 2019. During her ...
  • Mallory Rechtenbach serves as legal counsel on the Parental Rights team at Alliance Defending Freedom. Rechtenbach earned her J.D., with highest distinction, from the University of Nebraska College of Law and was selected for Order of the Coif. During law school, she served as Articles Editor for the Nebraska Law Review and as a research assistant to Professor Richard Duncan. Following law school, Rechtenbach completed fellowships at the Institute for Free Speech and ADF. Next, she clerked for the Honorable L. Steven Grasz on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Rechtenbach was ...