Principal Attorney, National Litigation Center
Timothy Sandefur is a Principal Attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation. As the lead attorney in the Foundation's Economic Liberty Project, he works to protect businesses against abusive government regulation, and has won important victories for free enterprise in California, Oregon, Missouri, and other states.
Publications / Achievements
He is the author of two books, Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America (2006) and The Right to Earn A Living: Economic Freedom And The Law (2010), as well as some 40 scholarly articles on subjects ranging from eminent domain and economic liberty to intellectual property, evolution and creationism, and the legal issues of slavery and the Civil War. His articles have appeared in National Review, The Claremont Review of Books, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Times, and Regulation, among other places. He is an adjunct scholar with the Cato Institute and, in 2011, Law.com's Tony Mauro named Sandefur "Appellate Lawyer of the Week" for his work challenging the Obama Administration's health care legislation. Sandefur is an adjunct professor of law at the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, including The Armstrong and Getty Show, the Jim Lehrer News Hour, and NPR's This American Life.
Sandefur is a graduate of Chapman University School of Law and Hillsdale College.