Timothy D. Chandler
Timothy D. Chandler serves as senior vice president of Strategic Relations & Training with Alliance Defending Freedom. In this role, Chandler oversees the efforts to recruit and support the organization’s alliance network and to facilitate their involvement in the advocacy efforts of ADF. Chandler has also supervised many of the legal training initiatives of ADF, including its flagship training program, the ADF Academy, and has designed and implemented new programs, such as the Religious Freedom Summit, Young Lawyers Academy, and State Legislative Summit.
Chandler joined ADF in 2004. Before assuming his current role, he served as vice president of the Student Training and Development Team from 2010-2014. In this position, Chandler was one of the main architects of the ADF Areté Academy, as well as the recruiting and professional development efforts for the Blackstone Legal Fellowship. Preceding that, Chandler led the ADF regional office in California for five years where he litigated cases in a variety of areas at the trial and appellate levels, advocating for the constitutionally protected rights of churches, ministries, and students. Chandler has presented at law schools, conferences, and continuing legal education programs on an array of issues, and has also testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Chandler is admitted to the bar in California and various federal appellate and district courts around the country. He earned his J.D. in 2004 from the UCLA School of Law where he was elected president of the Moot Court Honors Executive Board. He was commissioned as a Blackstone Fellow in 2002 and served as a Blackstone Mentor in 2003. Chandler earned a B.S. in Business Administration, summa cum laude, in 2001 from Biola University, where he also graduated from the Torrey Honors Institute. He currently resides in northern Virginia with his wife, Jennifer, and their five children.