James Gottry serves as director of marketing and legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom.
In this role, Gottry leads the marketing and communication efforts to engage ADF allies, supporters, and participants in ADF training programs, among other groups. He also writes about religious freedom and cultural issues, and his work has been featured on The Federalist, Washington Examiner, Public Discourse, The Daily Signal, and other print and online outlets.
Prior to joining ADF, Gottry worked as an associate at Snell & Wilmer, LLP, where he focused on commercial litigation with an emphasis in construction, financial services, and general business torts and contract-related disputes. He successfully defended clients in both federal and state court and in administrative proceedings.
Gottry has numerous media appearances, including MSNBC, NPR, and USA Today. He has also addressed hundreds of students in schools across the nation.
Gottry earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2011, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as senior en banc editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. Before graduating from law school, he completed the ADF leadership development program to become a Blackstone Fellow in 2009. He obtained a B.A. in public relations from Northern Arizona University in 1999.
Gottry is a member of the state bar in Arizona.