Crime, Legal Related

Thomas More Law Center

aka TMLC

Ann Arbor, MI


The mission of the Thomas More Law Center is to: Preserve America's Judeo-Christian heritage; Defend the religious freedom of Christians; Restore time-honored moral and family values; Protect the sanctity of human life; Promote a strong national defense and a free and sovereign United States of America. The Law Center accomplishes its mission through litigation, education, and related activities. It does not charge for its services.  The Law Center is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c)(3) organization.

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President & Chief Counsel

Mr. Richard Thompson Esq.

Main Address

24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr PO Box 393

Ann Arbor, MI 48105 USA


Christian rights, Catholic, pro-life, pro-family, traditional marriage, religious freedom for Christians, free speech, free practice of religion, prolife, military





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (I01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (I12)

Public Interest Law/Litigation (I83)

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The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm, was established to restore, defend and promote: • America’s Judeo-Christian heritage • Traditional family values • The sanctity of life • A strong national defense • An independent, and sovereign United States of America The United States Supreme Court has recognized that litigation by public interest law firms is a form of political expression and association; specifically, it is an orderly way of resolving disputes of broad public interest and obtaining the vindication of fundamental legal and constitutional rights.

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Defending America's Judeo-Christian Heritage

Defending the Religious Freedom of Christians

National Strategy to Defend Traditional Marriage

Preserving our Military Greatness

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The Thomas More Law Center's goals are to restore and defend America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and moral values, and to preserve a strong national defense, and a free and sovereign United States of America through dedicated legal action and education.

The Law Center seeks to serve its goals by protecting religious freedom of Christians, time-honored family values, the sanctity of human life, and a strong national defense in the court system. Our attorneys are dedicated to and have participated in offering legal counsel on legislation to state and federal congressmen and senators, pursuing legal claims aimed protecting constitutional rights, submitting amicus and other briefs on cases of importance to our mission and educating others about the issues which threaten our constitutional freedoms.

The Law Center has successfully fought for and defended the constitutional rights of Christians, prolife advocates, traditional marriage advocates, military service members, priest and pastors, parents and students. Notable cases and high profile causes include: the first legal challenge filed against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), the defense of Jeffery Chessani, the defense of Fr. Ray Leonard after he was banned from offering religious services during the government shutdown, the defense of LTC Chris Downey, the defense of prolife advocates in Portland, Maine, and NYC, and the defense of John Kevin Wood, the Marine dad, and many others.

Indicators of the Thomas More Law Center's successes and capabilities can best be seen in our legal victories and arguments made before the court. The breadth of issues tackled by the Law Center's attorneys is vast and varied.

Each year, the Thomas More Law Center completes and opens new cases and initiatives aimed at defending America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and moral values. In 2017, the Law Center is involved in over 45 cases in 16 states.

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Thomas More Law Center

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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