Mr. Kniffin is an attorney in the firm’s Religious Institutions Practice Group. His practice focuses on religious liberty cases in the trial and appellate levels, as well as commercial litigation matters. He has represented clients in high-profile religious liberty cases, including nationwide litigation challenging the Health and Human Services Mandate. Mr. Kniffin has also successfully represented the United States in three cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Kniffin worked as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice practicing in the Civil Rights Division. He managed investigations of correctional facilities and police departments and brought enforcement actions for housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. Most recently, Mr. Kniffin served as Legal Counsel for The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C, where he represented clients in litigation at trial and in federal appellate courts.
- United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana - Clerk for Judge Theresa L. Springmann
- Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy