Kevin Clarkson"Kevin is a great example of what we want to encourage from our allied attorneys,” says Glen Lavy, ADF Senior Counsel and Senior Vice President for Allied Coordination and Funding. “Without the dedication and hard work of allies like him all over the country, ADF could not be making such a decisive impact for religious liberty, sanctity of life, and family values.”
“Kevin’s life incorporates an extraordinary combination of top-notch legal skills with a burning desire to serve God in his practice,” says Joe Infranco, ADF Senior Counsel. “He has emerged as one of the leading luminaries in the fight for religious freedom in Alaska.” In fact, Clarkson’s once-remote state has become a flashpoint for crucial cases involving most of the ADF core issues – including same-sex “marriage,” physician-assisted suicides, state-funded abortion services, and parental-consent laws.
“I’m more involved in this work than I’d ever have dreamed,” he says, because “I’ve come to realize that these issues are very important. There are forces out there determined to inflict their agenda on America through the courts. It’s essential that we be there to defend our beliefs – because if we don’t show up, we’re going to lose by default.
“The law advances and changes over time,” Clarkson says. “Every time I go to a Legal Academy, I learn something. And the contacts you make … these are high-quality folks. There’s always someone I can call if I have a question – not just about law, but about life, when I need support and prayer. ADF has given me that, too.”