Thomas More Law Center

Battle Ready to Defend America

aka TMLC   |   Ann Arbor, MI   |  www.thomasmore.org

Mission

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.

Ruling year info

1999

President & Chief Counsel

Mr. Richard Thompson Esq.

Main address

24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr PO Box 393

Ann Arbor, MI 48105 USA

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Formerly known as

Thomas More Center for Law & Justice

EIN

38-3448297

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (I01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (I12)

Public Interest Law/Litigation (I83)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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.

Our programs

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Defending America's Judeo-Christian Heritage

We litigate on behalf of citizens, schools and towns in all 50 state courts and the federal courts to protect our Christian heritage and culture.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Pursuing various legal cases designed to protect and preserve religious freedom including 12 cases challenging the HHS mandate.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Law Center has teamed with the National Coalition of Black Pastors and Christian Leaders to present and add a unique voice to the same-sex "marriage" debate in defense of traditional marriage and the preservation of the family.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Examine and call out the effect of social experimentation in our countries military by holding the Commander-in-Chief and others accountable.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Law Center has become increasingly concerned about the impact of Common Core, standardized testing, and invasive and dangerous data collection practices in American public schools. As such, the Law Center has committed to protect parents' and students' privacy and rights against these overreaches.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Defender of the Faith 2014

Legatus

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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.

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 2020, the Law Center is involved in over 35 cases in 18 states.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Thomas More Law Center

Board of directors
as of 3/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Richard Thompson

Thomas More Law Center

Term: 1998 -

Tom Monaghan

Ave Maria Foundation

Robert Bunting

Law Firm Of Robert L Bunting

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes