Alliance Defending Freedom Focuses on Preserving Religious Freedoms

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An attorney based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Bryce Neier focuses primarily on family law international law, entertainment law, and other civil litigation at the state, federal and international levels. Bryce Neier also serves as an allied attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom Organization(ADF), formerly known as the Alliance Defense Fund.

The Alliance Defending Freedom is a nonprofit Christian organization founded in January 1994. Its focus is on assisting in the defense of religious freedom and advocating for the rights of Americans to “freely live out [their] faith.”

Legal practitioners who serve as allied attorneys with the ADF have access to a worldwide network of thousands of religious leaders, attorneys, and organizations committed to the ADF’s core principles of supporting marriage and families and the sanctity of life, as well as preserving religious freedoms. Attorneys may also volunteer in helping the ADF through pro bono service on cases that relate to the organization’s key areas of focus.

Some of the ADF’s victories include A.Z. v. Nova Classical Academy, in which a student was told not to pass out pro-life fliers at school; the school ultimately revised its policies to allow students to distribute pro-life and religious materials. Another victory for ADF came with the A.P. v. Tomah Area School District case, which resulted in the school system removing a ban on expression of religion in academic assignments.

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Author: Bryce Neier

Attorney Bryce Neier practices through his private firm, The Law Office of Bryce D. Neier, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Focused on issues that strongly effect families, Neier has chosen to center his practice on complex divorce proceedings and child custody issues, and involves himself in many aspects of civil rights litigation. He regularly contributes his time to the Alliance Defense Fund to help protect concepts such as religious freedom and traditional family values. Neier brings real-world experience to the table outside of the legal field. Prior to attending law school, Bryce Neier, a nominee to the United States Military Academy at West Point, attended Stetson University on an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship. After receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance, Neier served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for five years. He received both an Army Achievement Medal and an Army Commendation Medal and attained the rank of Captain before leaving active duty to pursue a legal career. A member of the North Carolina State Bar, Neier completed his Juris Doctor through Campbell University School of Law in Buies Creek, North Carolina. With professional experience spanning two decades, Neier began his career during his final year of law school when he served as a Law Clerk for the U.S. Attorneys for the Eastern District of North Carolina and the District of South Carolina. Upon the completion of his degree, he was appointed to an Assistant Public Defender position in the state of North Carolina. He later went on to practice as an Associate at the Law Office of H. Terry Hutchens; from there he went on to practice as a Partner at The Law Firm of Brown and Neier. Bryce Neier attends Hay Street United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Neier also regularly contributes to multiple charities including the ChildFund, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Smile Train Inc., an organization that helps to provide cleft lip and palate surgeries for children in developing countries.

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