Senior Counsel and Vice President of U.S. Litigation, Alliance Defending Freedom
David A. Cortman, Esq., serves as senior counsel and vice president of U.S. litigation with Alliance Defending Freedom. He joined ADF in 2005 and currently supervises a team of nearly 40 attorneys and legal staff who specialize in constitutional law, focusing on religious freedom, sanctity of life, and marriage and family. Cortman has successfully litigated over 200 constitutional law cases in both federal and state courts. He has also litigated several U.S. Supreme Court cases, including cases about government discrimination against religious speech, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ abortion pill mandate, the freedom of Americans to pray at public meetings, and the state of Arizona’s school choice tuition tax credit program. Cortman earned his J.D. from Regent University School of Law in 1996, graduating magna cum laude. He is a member of multiple state bars and is admitted to practice in over two dozen federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He also teaches legal courses on the First Amendment and civil rights litigation.