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Michael Farris, Convention of States Co-Founder and Senior Advisor

Published in Uncategorized on January 12, 2023 by Karen Schuster

Michael Farris is a Senior Adviser to Convention of States and co-founded the organization with Mark Meckler. He is largely known for his work in constitutional appellate litigation, religious freedom, and homeschool advocacy.

After years of success in the COS movement, God called Mike back to defending religious freedom, human life, and the family. Mike left Convention of States in 2017 to serve as the President, CEO and General Counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom, the world’s premiere defender of religious liberty. 

Mike was the founding president of both the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College. He has served as lead counsel in the United States Supreme Court, eight federal circuit courts, and the appellate courts of 13 states. 

Following five years of dedicated work with ADF, Mike returned to Convention of States to help push the Article V solution over the finish line. With his dignified commitment to liberty and preserving the fundamental rights of the Constitution, he joined the COS team again in 2023.

Mike and his wife Vickie have 10 children and many grandchildren.


Articles by Michael Farris

What We Can Do Through a Convention of States: Part 1 - A Single-Subject Rule

Can We Trust the Constitution? Answering the "Runaway Convention" Myth

Why Is Freedom Better Than Slavery?


Videos of Michael Farris

Why I Helped Start the Convention of State Project

Five Reasons a Convention of States Is a Safe Solution

Michael Farris Debates John Birch Society


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