Jim Campbell, Esq., serves as senior legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he is director of the Center for Cultural Engagement and Scholarship.
Since joining ADF in 2007, Campbell has defended marriage and family, religious freedom, and freedom of conscience against legal attacks. He defended a New Mexico wedding photographer’s right not to use her expressive talents to tell the story of a same-sex commitment ceremony in Elane Photography v. Willock. Similarly in Hands On Originals v. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission, he advocated for the freedom of a Kentucky promotional printer to decline to create T-shirts expressing messages about human sexuality that conflict with his faith. Campbell was also part of the legal teams that defended state laws affirming marriage as the union of a man and a woman in Virginia, California, and Oklahoma; his work on these cases included arguing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Smith v. Bishop.
Campbell earned his J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2006. He is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court and to the state bars of Ohio and Arizona, along with federal bars, including the Northern District of Ohio, the Eastern District of Michigan, the District of Arizona, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Circuits.