Gary McCaleb

Gary McCaleb serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he is a member of the Center for Cultural Engagement and Scholarship.

Since joining ADF in 2002, McCaleb has litigated numerous cases protecting religious freedom, free speech, marriage and family, and bodily privacy in federal and state courts throughout the nation. His practice has encompassed both trial and appellate advocacy.  

In Snelling v. United States Department of Interior, McCaleb and ADF allied attorneys prevailed in protecting the religious freedom of a geologist unconstitutionally denied access to the Grand Canyon simply because of his Christian views on Earth’s beginnings. In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, his litigation team successfully defended a Christian funeral director’s freedom to manage his family business consistent with his sincerely held religious beliefs—without fear of unjust punishment.

McCaleb has also worked extensively to preserve the fundamental right of students to bodily privacy. He is litigating Students and Parents for Privacy v. United States Department of Education, where an Obama-era federal mandate required school districts to intermingle boys and girls within school locker rooms, showers, and restrooms as a way of affirming a few students’ perception of their sex.

Numerous media outlets have interviewed McCaleb, including Fox News, ABC, NBC,The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The New York Times, and The Chicago Tribune, among others. McCaleb earned his Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law, graduating with honors in 1997. He is admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Arizona Supreme Court, and numerous federal district and appellate courts.

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