Jonathan Larcomb, Senior Counsel

Jonathan M. Larcomb serves as senior counsel for the Center for Academic Freedom with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he represents college students and student organizations defending their First Amendment-protected liberties by challenging unconstitutional “speech zones” and discriminatory speech policies on college and university campuses. Before joining ADF, Larcomb spent 17 years in public service, most recently serving as an Assistant Chief Counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement for nearly 10 years. Prior to that, Larcomb worked for Office of the Attorney General of Virginia prosecuting computer crime and child exploitation cases and arguing criminal appeals before the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia. He also served as an active duty officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 2000-2006 and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel as a JAG officer in the Air National Guard. Larcomb received his Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law in 1999. He graduated cum laude in 1996 with a B.S. in Political Science from Wabash College where he also minored in Philosophy. Larcomb is a member of the Virginia bar and is admitted to practice in a number of federal district courts.

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