Braden Boucek

Director of Litigation, Southeastern Legal Foundation

Topics: Constitution • First Amendment • Civil Rights • Fourteenth Amendment • Founding Era & History

Braden H. Boucek serves as Director of Litigation at the Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF). His cases at SLF focus on critical race theory, equal protection, the First Amendment, and property rights.

Prior to joining SLF, he served as Vice President of Legal Affairs at the Beacon Center of Tennessee, where he managed in-house legal matters and litigation for the Beacon Center and worked to advance Beacon’s larger goal of promoting freedom and opportunity in Tennessee.

Braden has been a litigator since 2001. Previously, Braden was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in both Nashville and Memphis for over nine years. During that time, he handled hundreds of cases ranging from Organized Crime, Drug Trafficking, Fraud, Counterfeiting, Terrorism and Immigration offenses. Braden has been recognized by his office for performance, winning both the Special Achievement award and Distinguished Service award. Two of his investigations were recognized as the district’s “Case of the Year” by the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force. For nearly five years before joining the Department of Justice, Braden served as a prosecutor for the State of Tennessee, first as an Assistant Attorney General and later as an Assistant District Attorney. He has been lead counsel in many jury trials at both the state and federal level. He has also argued dozens of cases before state and federal appellate courts, including the Tennessee Supreme Court and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Braden also served as an extern for the Florida Supreme Court. He obtained his J.D. at Florida State University College of Law, and his B.A. at the University of Richmond.