about Ian

IanI’m an attorney to nonprofits and religious organizations. I serve as general counsel, litigation counsel, and First Amendment counsel to churches, ministries, and other nonprofits who seek to live out their unique missions and beliefs in the public square. I specialize in helping these organizations navigate legal risks while remaining faithful to their witness.

I’ve written and lectured on the First Amendment. I’m the author of several published essays, including “Corporations, the Original Understanding, and the Problem of Power,” an exploration of the role of corporations in early American history and how that history is reflected in First Amendment protections for speech and religion. My writing, legal work, and volunteer activities also focus on religious persecution, human trafficking, refugees, and the poor. I’m also a contributor at Providence Magazine.

I have a B.S. in math and a masters in international affairs. I got my J.D. at Georgetown, where I was an executive editor for the Georgetown Law Journal. After law school, I clerked for the Tenth Circuit. I practice law with Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP.

I, my wife Breanna, and our three kids live in Colorado Springs – our beloved base camp for exploring Colorado and the Rocky Mountain west. Breanna and I write about rediscovering the graceful rhythms of the Church Calendar at KeepingTheCalendar.com.