Justin Edward Butterfield

Deputy General Counsel, First Liberty Institute

Justin Butterfield is Deputy General Counsel at First Liberty Institute, to which Justin returned after serving for two years as Senior Advisor for Conscience and Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In his role at HHS, Justin launched a new division of the HHS Office for Civil Rights under Roger Severino dedicated to protecting Americans’ rights of conscience and religious freedom in health care. Prior to his work at HHS, Justin had been with First Liberty Institute for over seven years, during which time he litigated numerous religious freedom cases and wrote several scholarly articles on religion and the law. Justin received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his bachelor of science summa cum laude in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso, where Justin is originally from.


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