Alliance Defending Freedom Argues for Christian Values

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Principally focused on family law and civil litigation including international law and entertainment law, and based in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Litigation attorney Bryce Neier received his JD from Campbell University School of Law. Prior to that, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, where he served from 1983 to 1988 attaining the rank of Captain before leaving active duty to pursue a career in law. In addition to handling cases at his law office, Bryce Neier volunteers as an allied attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom Organization (ADF), an organization which litigates constitutional issues in areas of religious liberty and legal issues which are at the forefront of our country.

Alliance Defending Freedom Organization (formerly Alliance Defense Fund) was created by more than 30 Christian leaders in 1994 with the thought that Christians needed to unite to protect their faith against threats from the legal system to religious freedom and beliefs. ADF funds cases and advocates for its positions in defense of Christian values in court.

Two examples of ADF involved victories at the US Supreme Court are Rosenberger v. University of VA and Town of Greece v. Galloway. In the former case, the Supreme Court ruled that religious groups must be included on public college campuses where student fee funding is involved. In the latter case, the court upheld the constitutionality of opening government meetings with prayer, ensuring the legality of this long-held tradition across the country.


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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