Tyson C. Langhofer serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he plays a key role with the Center for Academic Freedom.
Langhofer has represented college students and student organizations throughout the country in defending their freedom of speech, freedom of association, and free exercise of religion. In Young Americas’s Foundation v. Covino, he successfully represented YAF, Ben Shapiro, and California State University-Los Angeles students in a lawsuit against university administrators for violations of their First Amendment rights—when they allowed a mob of professors and students to physically block students from attending Shapiro’s scheduled speech on the campus. In Grace Christian Life v. Woodson, he successfully represented a religious student group at North Carolina State University in a lawsuit against university administrators for violating their First Amendment freedoms when they prevented students from discussing religious topics with their peers because they did not acquire the university’s pre-approval.
Before joining ADF, Langhofer was a partner with Stinson Leonard Street LLP, where he worked as a commercial litigation attorney for 15 years and earned Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent® rating.
Langhofer earned his Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 1999. He obtained a B.A. in international business with a minor in economics from Wichita State University in 1996. A member of the bar in Kansas and Arizona, Langhofer is also admitted to practice in numerous federal district courts.