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David Dewhirst

David Dewhirst

Litigation Counsel

David serves as the Foundation’s Litigation Counsel. 

David is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. where he served as Symposium Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and President of the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy. David’s wide-ranging professional and academic experiences—including studying Constitutional history with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas—uniquely prepared him for his role with the Freedom Foundation. While in D.C., he was a student-clerk for a U.S District Court Judge, a summer associate with a boutique political and nonprofit litigation law firm, and law clerk for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Additionally, his nonprofit litigation experience extends to the United Kingdom, where David practiced human rights litigation during the Summer of 2012. David is a published author in the forthcoming volume of the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, a James Wilson Fellow (2014), and a Blackstone Fellow (2012). 
Outside of the legal realm, David has lectured abroad and worked in advertising. He took his Bachelor’s Degree in History and Religion from Western Kentucky University. David is originally from South Alabama, and thus is a college football devotee of the only righteous and noble team hailing from that state, Auburn. 
David enjoys spending every available minute with his beautiful wife, Tess. They enjoy camping and hiking and have visited a respectable (and growing) number of national parks. They are big-time music fans—especially bluegrass and folk, and are learning, ever-slowly and agonizingly, how to make and restore furniture. 

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