David Daleiden will be joining us on Wednesday's webinar. Mr. Daleiden will share about his civil and criminal cases v. Planned Parenthood and the involvement of then California Attorney General Kamala Harris. We are honored to represent David in this very important fight against Planned Parenthood and to offer our supporters the opportunity to hear from David directly. Join us for this webinar to learn more.
With special guest
David Bereit is an experienced leader, inspiring communicator, and strategic advisor to high-impact pro-life leaders and organizations. Previously, David founded and led the global 40 Days for Life movement through its first decade, building it into the largest grassroots pro-life organization in the world. Under David’s leadership, 40 Days for Life recruited 2,000 local leaders and 750,000 volunteers in 675 cities across all 50 states and 40 nations, saving 13,000 lives, bringing 143 workers out of the abortion industry, and closing 83 abortion centers. David is a sought-after speaker, media spokesperson, and bestselling author.
David joins us as moderator and host of this exclusive free event, open to the public through registration.
Tom Brejcha, President, Chief Counsel
Tom Brejcha has been litigating cases in federal and state courts over the last four and a half decades. Since 1998, he has served as president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society, defending the sanctity of life, religious liberty, and family values. He has appeared on Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity shows, MSNBC, CNN, Relevant Radio, EWTN, CBN, the 700 Club, and Chicago Tonight. Many groups have given him awards for his legal work as well as for his pro-life and religious commitments, including Catholic Charities, Pro-Life Action League, National Lawyers Association, Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation, Illinois Citizens for Life, Illinois Students for Life, Chicago Catholic Citizens, and the William Bentley Ball Life and Religious Liberty Defense Award by the Christian Legal Society. He has been a featured speaker at conferences sponsored by the March for Life, National Catholic Bioethics Council U.S. Conference of Cathoic Bishops, SpeakOut Illinois, Law of Life Summit, National Council of Catholic Women, American Bar Association, National Lawyers Association, and more.
The Hon. Peter Breen is the lead Thomas More Society attorney defending David Daleiden. He joined the Thomas More Society in 2008 and currently serves as Vice President and Senior Counsel. As Vice President and Senior Counsel for the Society, Peter represents churches, organizations, and individuals in state and federal courts across the country, and he regularly advises state and federal elected officials on the effects of proposed legislation. Peter is sought out by local and national television, radio, and print media as an expert legal analyst.
Peter Breen served two terms as State Representative from 2015-2019, including as Republican Floor Leader from 2017-2019, a role where he served as the lead debater on all bills that reached the Floor of the Illinois House. In 2014, Peter mounted an underdog campaign to unseat a popular six-term incumbent Republican in the primary election, closing a 25-point margin and eventually securing a 14-point victory. In November 2014, he would go on to become the first resident of the Village of Lombard in 140 years to be elected to the General Assembly.
Since 1983 Chuck LiMandri has tried numerous civil trials to verdict in state and federal courts, and he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Mr. LiMandri is a frequent author and lecturer who has appeared and been published locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. He has also been a featured guest speaker on radio and television including the Fox News Network. He had his own radio show “From the Front Line of the Culture War” on Catholic Radio of San Diego. Mr. LiMandri’s professional affiliations include the American Bar Association, State Bar of California, District of Columbia Bar Association, National Italian-American Bar Association, San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, Thomas More Society of America, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club (President 1999-2000), and the Thomas More Society of San Diego (President, 2001). He is a past President of the University of San Diego’s National Alumni Association and a recipient of USD’s Outstanding Alumni Service Award (1997).
He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Thomas More Studies based in Dallas, Texas. Mr. LiMandri received the Ronald Reagan Gold medal for service to the Republican National Party for 2004 and 2005. He is a past President of the The San Diego chapter of Legatus, which is an international group of Catholic CEO’s, and he received Legatus International’s prestigious “Ambassador of the Year” award for 2005. He has also been given various awards for public service by Catholic and other Christian organizations including Whispering Winds Catholic Conference Center (2009), the Alliance Defense Fund (2009 and 2017), and Our Lady of the Rosary Parish (2011). He was also given an award by the American Legion in 2007.
Paul M. Jonna has successfully represented clients in a wide array of complex and high-profile civil litigation matters. He represents corporate and individual clients in the areas of complex business, securities, real estate, and insurance litigation – reaching successful conclusions at trial, via summary judgment, and through confidential settlements. A significant portion of his practice also focuses on wrongful death and serious personal injury cases, where he has been instrumental in recovering millions for clients. Mr. Jonna also devotes a significant portion of his practice to handling high-profile, complex Constitutional litigation, primarily at the trial level.
Ms. Ellis attended Colorado State University and earned a B.A. in Technical Journalism, which has served her well in media appearances and written opinion pieces, and she also graduated with honors from the World Journalism Institute and served as a White House intern in the press office for the Bush 43 Administration. She went on to receive her J.D. from the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law. As a student, she clerked for two Colorado judges. Ms. Ellis served as a law clerk for the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and assisted the Colorado Solicitor General on the motion to dismiss the landmark case Kerr v. Hickenlooper where state legislators challenged Colorado’s taxpayer bill of rights.