Dean Broyles, Esq., is a constitutional attorney who serves as the President and Chief Counsel of the National Center for Law & Policy (NCLP), a non-profit legal ministry (www.nclplaw.org) defending religious freedom, traditional marriage, parental rights, life and related civil liberties. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Regent University School of Law, in Virginia Beach, Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. After college, while serving as a church youth director, Dean was called to law school specifically to be trained to fight for religious liberties. He was mentored in law school in constitutional litigation by Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), one of our nation’s preeminent constitutional attorneys. Dean also clerked for several years at the National Legal Foundation, a religious liberty non-profit organization.
Following law school graduation, while starting his civil litigation practice, he was invited to become an affiliate attorney of the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), from which Dean has received extensive training in pro-family, pro-life and pro-religious liberty matters at ADF’s outstanding National Litigation Academies (NLA). Because of Dean’s pro-bono work, he was invited to receive special training at ADF’s advanced NLA. Dean is proud to be an ADF affiliate attorney and member of ADF’s honor guard.
Prior to founding the NCLP, Dean maintained a successful law practice for more than a decade, where he focused on civil litigation and business matters. Dean cares deeply about his profession, is hard working, and is willing to fight to preserve our precious civil liberties. Dean lives with his wife Shona and three adopted children Ryan, Jasmine and Bryant in Escondido, California. He is a Christian who serves his local church as a volunteer leader. In his free time, Dean enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and working out at the gym.
Dean is a prolific writer who has produced dozens of compelling opinion editorials for both secular and Christian publications on controversial moral, cultural, and legal issues for more than two decades. He authored impactful booklets for pastors (Pastors, Pulpits & Politics: The Case for Clear Biblical Moral Teaching) and Christian citizens (Voter’s Guide for the Serious Christian), distributed nationwide by the NCLP and other national ministries. A third booklet concerning legal threats to home Bible studies, based on a legal case Dean successfully handled, Jones v. San Diego County, will be published this year. Dean served as lead counsel in Sedlock v. Baird, the legal case challenging the teaching of Ashtanga yoga as a replacement for P.E. for elementary students in public schools in Encinitas, California. This important lawsuit received national and international media coverage and served as a catalyst for launching conversations in academia, the media, and the church regarding whether it is possible to bifurcate and sever yoga’s “physical” practice from its metaphysical Hindu roots.