Lori Windham

Senior Counsel

Lori Windham


J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A., Ablilene Christian University, summa cum laude


Lori Windham is Senior Counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. She has extensive litigation experience, representing a variety of religious groups at every level from the district courts to the Supreme Court. In her seven years at the Becket Fund, her work has included cases under the Free Exercise Clause, Establishment Clause, RFRA, RLUIPA, and state religious freedom laws. Her diverse clients have included Amish builders penalized for their traditional construction practices, a Santeria priest prohibited from conducting animal sacrifice, Evangelical churches unable to use their property for worship, and public school districts sued for accommodating religious expression. She has been invited to debate and lecture on religious liberty issues at Yale Law School, George Mason Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, and other venues. She has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary on abuses of executive power as they relate to religious freedom. Lori regularly appears in national and regional media to speak about religious liberty issues, including appearances on Fox News, CBS Radio, USA Today, and other outlets.

Lori is a graduate of Harvard Law School and earned her B.A. summa cum laude at Abilene Christian University. She is a member of the Board of Visitors of Abilene Christian University and received the ACU Young Alumnus of the Year award for her work at the Becket Fund.

In the News

Major Publication Interviews: 

MSNBC Breaking News, June 2014 


C-Span, June 2014 


CNN Newsroom, June 2014

Lori on MSNBC Hardball with Chris Matthews, March 25, 2014 Lori_on_FOX_11.26

HuffPost Live, December 18, 2012
Lori on HuffPost Live 12-18-12

Fox News, August 10, 2012
Lori on Fox 08-10-12

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