Liberty Counsel is a nonprofit litigation, education and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the traditional family. Established in 1989, Liberty Counsel is a nationwide organization with offices in Florida, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., and hundreds of affiliate attorneys across the Nation.
Recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization, Liberty Counsel is funded by donations from concerned individuals, churches and organizations across the country. Donations to this ministry are tax-deductible.
Liberty Counsel provides pro bono legal assistance in the areas of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the traditional family. Educational material available through Liberty Counsel includes informational brochures addressing students' and teachers' rights on public school campuses, political activity of nonprofit organizations, and many more.
Liberty Counsel sends a "Liberty Alert" email to inform subscribers about breaking news, and publishes a newsletter to overview current cases impacting religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the traditional family.
Liberty Counsel produces a daily radio program, Freedom's Call, a weekly radio program, Faith & Freedom, and a thirty-minute weekly television program, Law & Justice, all of which deal with various legal and policy issues.
The Liberty Center for Law & Policy (LCLP) operates as one component of Liberty Counsel’s training, education and public policy program. With offices in Washington, D.C. and on the campus of Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Virginia, the LCLP trains attorneys, law students, policymakers, legislators, clergy and world leaders in constitutional principles and government policies.
the inception of our litigation until 2004, Liberty Counsel has been blessed
with an 86% win ratio. Since 2004,
we have won 92% of cases. Nearly every case is unique, precedential, and
many contain issues that have never been tried in the history of our country.
These are not routine cases, and many times our victories have a direct
impact on the culture and the future of America. A very small sample of
legal victories include:
Sanctity of Human Life
Traditional Family Values
Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel
Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, has argued in numerous state and federal courts across the country, including the United States Supreme Court.
Mat serves as Dean of Liberty University School of Law. He is a trustee for the Supreme Court Historical Society. Mat is considered one of the premier constitutional litigators in the country and conducts hundreds of media interviews each year, including television appearances on shows such as The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, Anderson Cooper 360, Good Morning America, the Today Show, Fox & Friends and many more.
Mat has authored hundreds of articles and written 11 books, including Eternal Vigilance: Knowing and Protection Your Religious Freedom, Take Back America, and Same-Sex Marriage: Putting Every Household at Risk.
Mat is married to Liberty Counsel's President Anita Staver. Her practice before the United States Supreme Court and numerous federal courts has resulted in more than 30 published opinions. She is admitted to practice before every federal court of appeals in the nation, and seven federal district courts. Anita is a member of the bars of the State of Florida and the District of Columbia.
Anita L. Staver, President of Liberty Counsel
Anita has co-authored two scholarly law review articles, and has columns published in WorldNetDaily and the Florida Baptist Witness. She has been a guest on a variety of talk shows, including Crosstalk, The Morning Show with Armstrong Williams, Faith2Action with Janet Folger, The Right Hour with Paul Weyrich & Bill Lind, Bud Hedinger Live, Culture Shock with Barry Lynn and Constitutional Public Radio. She has been interviewed on legal issues by other media including Newsweek, Cox Broadcasting and the Orlando Sentinel. Read more about Anita here.
Liberty Counsel cooperates and coordinates its efforts with other religious liberty, pro-life and pro-family organizations. Liberty Counsel has represented many notable clients, including Focus on the Family, Child Evangelism Fellowship, and Dr. Jerry Falwell. Believing there is strength in unity, Liberty Counsel has joined forces to work with many groups and organizations. We believe that like-minded groups should cooperate, but that we should not all become one group.
Recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization, Liberty Counsel is funded by donations from concerned individuals, churches and organizations across the country. Donations to this ministry are tax-deductible. Contact your tax professional for details.
“Mat Staver is waging battle in America’s courtrooms to stem the erosion of our inalienable rights recognized in the First Amendment. I am grateful he is on our side.”
D. James Kennedy, Ph.D., Senior Minister, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
"I thank and praise our great God and Savior for Mat Staver and Liberty Counsel because they are standing in the gap to help defend our religious freedoms and civil liberties. I applaud their diligent efforts in the war against the precious rights given to us by God through our Founding Fathers and our Constitution."
The late Bill Bright, Founder, Campus Crusade for Christ International
"I can think of no greater work being done right now in America for the sake of our religious freedom and Christian heritage than that being done by Liberty Counsel and its founder... Mathew Staver.
The late Dr. Jerry Falwell, Founder, Liberty University