About Alan E. Sears

Alan Sears


Alan Sears serves as president, CEO, and general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom, an alliance-building legal ministry that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith. He leads the strategy, training, funding, and litigation efforts of Alliance Defending Freedom that have resulted in various roles in 38 victories at the U.S. Supreme Court and wins in more than three out of four cases litigated to conclusion. Since the launch of Alliance Defending Freedom in 1994, Sears has provided strategic leadership in the training of thousands of lawyers through the one-of-a-kind Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Academy. Under Sears’ leadership, Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys have successfully defended marriage as the union between one man and one woman in cases nationwide. Practicing law for three decades, Sears is a member in good standing with the American, Arizona, California, District of Columbia (inactive), and Kentucky bar associations.