Daniel Blomberg

Daniel Blomberg Counsel

Daniel Blomberg, Counsel




J.D., University of South Carolina, magna cum laude

B.A., Columbia International University


Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Chief Judge Alice Batchelder

Daniel Blomberg is counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Before joining Becket, he clerked for Chief Judge Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and served as litigation counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom. Daniel’s clients have included an international order of nuns, the world’s largest religious media organization, synagogues, members of the U.S. military, religious healthcare ministries, peaceful protestors, halfway houses, religious colleges, state legislators, homeless shelters, religious business owners, an art gallery, and churches. Daniel has represented a wide variety of faith groups, including Anglicans, Baptists, Catholics, Hindus, Hutterites, Jews, Lutherans, Mennonites, Muslims, Presbyterians, Russian Orthodox, and Sikhs. Cases on which he has served as counsel to a party include

  • Zubik v. Burwell, 136 S. Ct. 1557 (2016)
  • Little Sisters of the Poor v. Sebelius, 134 S. Ct. 1022 (2014)
  • Eternal Word Television Network v. U.S. Dep’t of HHS, 756 F.3d 1339 (11th Cir. 2014)
  • Swagler v. Neighoff, 398 F. App’x 872 (4th Cir. 2010)
  • Gagliardi v. Chabad of East Boca, 2016 WL 4429638 (S.D. Fla. July 21, 2016)
  • Singh v. Carter, 168 F. Supp. 3d 216 (D.D.C. 2016)
  • Center for Inquiry v. Jones, No. 2007-CA-1358 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Jan. 20, 2016)
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Koskinen, 298 F.R.D. 385 (W.D. Wis. 2014)
  • Swagler v. Neighoff, 837 F. Supp. 509 (D. Md. 2011).

Daniel has been featured on CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper, Huffington Post Live, Fox News's On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, Fox Business's Cavuto Coast to Coast, EWTN Nightly News, and CBS Evening News.

He earned his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. While in law school, Daniel clerked for the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, served on a South Carolina Supreme Court task force, and interned with Judge J. Michelle Childs of the Circuit Court for the Fifth Judicial Circuit as a part of the Judicial Observation and Education program. He is a Blackstone Fellow. Daniel received his undergraduate degree from Columbia International University. He and his wife have five children and a noisy beagle.

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