Eric N. Kniffin

Eric N. Kniffin

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719.386.3070 fax
90 South Cascade Avenue
Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Eric 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. Eric has also successfully represented the United ‎States in three cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Before joining the firm, Eric 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, Eric 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.‎

Memberships & Affiliations

  • United States Department of Justice, Honors Attorney, 2005
  • Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society, Participant, Krakow, Poland, 2003

Related News

Special report focuses on legal challenges facing religious institutions
Heritage Foundation publishes report by Lewis Roca Rothgerber attorney Eric N. Kniffin

Related Events

Past Events
Colorado Springs: Lunch with a Lawyer - November 8, 2016
Personnel Files Employee Inspection Right Bill/Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
Colorado Springs: Lunch with a Lawyer - August 9, 2016
Accommodations in the Workplace: Religion, Disability, LGBT Issues


  • Presenter, "Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania," The Federalist Society July 2020



  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana - Clerk for Judge Theresa L. Springmann
  • Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy

Other Info



J.D., cum laude, University of Notre Dame Law School, 2003
M.A., cum laude, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2000
B.A., cum laude, Wheaton College, 1998

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 2014
Washington, D.C., 2011
Illinois, 2003

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia