Bill Becker is an unapologetic “warrior for Christ.” Always a Christian but not always a warrior, Bill saw the culture shifting from its moral base––the Judeo-Christian foundation of our nation’s laws––with little resistance from right-thinking moral Americans.
In the ’70s and ’80s, Bill was a journalist anchoring and reporting for a Las Vegas NBC-TV affiliate, a news reporter for the Las Vegas Sun, and a correspondent for Variety and Gaming Business Magazine.
Bill earned bachelors and master’s degrees in Communication Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 1976 and 1978 respectively. He earned his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1986.
After two decades as a litigator, Bill experienced an awakening in his life and was “born again” (John:3). Asked by his church pastor to conduct a Bible study class explaining why the County of Los Angeles redesigned its government seal to remove a tiny image of a cross, Bill took the initiative to sue the county instead. Since that time, he has been a vigilant defender of liberty for conservatives, Christians, and others who support America’s foundational principles.
In 2013, after devoting his practice exclusively to representing the conservative and religious victims of the Left’s discrimination, Bill started Freedom X, a charitable tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public interest law firm protecting conservative and religious freedom of expression.
Bill is an allied attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom who has been awarded its highest achievement award, the Gold Service Award, for dedicating more than 10,000 pro bono hours to the body of Christ and religious liberty. That number has grown exponentially.
Bill is admitted to practice before numerous federal district and appellate courts, the United States Supreme Court and all courts in California and Colorado, and appears pro hac vice throughout the country to defend our First Amendment freedoms.
Bill lives in West Los Angeles with his wife Gigi and black Labrador Retriever, Jessie.
Gigi Becker is a travel consultant with more than 30 years of travel management experience specializing in corporate travel management. She is president of Empyrean Travel, which she launched in 2006.
Gigi served as president of the Malibu-Bel Air Republican Women’s Federated from 2016 through 2018 and first vice-president and program director for the Los Angeles County Federation of Republican Women in 2017.
Gigi has served as a board member and volunteer of Young Life, an organization that brings the good news of Jesus Christ into the lives of adolescents.
Gigi is married to Freedom X president and CEO, Bill Becker. They live in West Los Angeles with their black lab, Jessie.
Michael Finch is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles and headed by author David Horowitz.
Before joining the Center in 2002, Mike was Vice President of the Claremont Institute for 6 years in Claremont, California. He has over 25 years experience working in the political non-profit arena for conservative and libertarian organizations.
Mike has written and spoken extensively on public policy issues ranging from education, foreign policy, immigration, America’s Founding Fathers and more. His articles have been published in the FrontPagemag.com, American Thinker, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Detroit News and the Washington Times.
Mike heralds from the Chicago area and a graduate of DePaul University, now lives in Los Angeles.
Nonie Darwish is a human rights activist who was born and raised in Gaza and Cairo, moved to the United States, and converted to Christianity.
Nonie is the director of Former Muslims United, a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy, and the author of numerous books on Islam, sharia law, terrorism, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and women’s rights: Wholly Different: Why I Chose Biblical Values Over Islamic Values, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Sharia Law, Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on Terror, and The Devil We Don’t Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East.
Mark Tapson is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He writes about culture and politics for FrontPage Magazine, the New English Review, PJ Media, The Federalist, and The New Criterion, among others. He has made many media appearances including on CNN, Glenn Beck, and elsewhere, and speaks often on such topics as terrorism, cultural Marxism, and masculinity.
As a screenwriter, Mark was the writer’s assistant on the controversial miniseries “The Path to 9/11” and has since worked on numerous films including co-writing the award-winning documentary “Jihad in America: The Grand Deception.”
Mark’s book on chivalry and masculinity will be published by Templeton Press in 2019.
Mark lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and three children.
Paul Hoffman operates the Hoffman Legal Corporation in Mission Viejo, California, and is formerly a name partner with the law firm of Greenwald & Hoffman in Santa Ana, CA. He is admitted to practice law in Utah, California, the United States Supreme Court, and numerous federal courts.
After graduating from law school in 1988, Paul worked as a staff attorney for the Utah Supreme Court, drafting appellate opinions for the Court in diverse civil and criminal matters ranging from public agency tort liability to constitutional challenges in death penalty cases.
Since 1990, Paul has practiced law in California, primarily in litigation and appeals involving business and commercial disputes, corporations, real estate, probate, unfair competition, trademarks, copyrights, employment, unlawful detainer, insurance coverage, and constitutional law. Mr. Hoffman also has significant experience with computer software agreements, protection of trade secrets, and trademark and copyright registrations.
Paul has been instrumental in obtaining successful results in numerous cases, including appeals for both small and high profile clients at all levels of the state and federal courts: See, e.g., Barnes-Wallace v. City of San Diego, 704 F.3d 1067 (9th Cir. 2012); Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, 530 U.S. 640 (2000); Curran v. Mount Diablo Council, 952 P.2d 218 (Cal. 1998); Randall v. Orange County Council, 952 P.2d 261 (Cal. 1998); Raz Imports Inc. v. Target Stores, 45 U.S.P.Q.2d 1795 (C.D.Cal. 1997); Tuchman v. Aetna, 44 Cal.App.4th 1607 (1996).
Paul is admitted to practice before the Bar of the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit, the Bar of the United Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit, and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Hoffman has the highest rating (AV) from the Martindale-Hubbell legal rating system.
Rick Albrecht is the senior partner and founder of the law firm of Albrecht & Barney. The firm, with ten estate planning lawyers, is the largest firm in Orange County specializing only in the area of estate planning.
Rick is a member of the State Bar of California. He is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association and its Trusts & Estates Section. Rick is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Rick has been selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers list, which designates the top 5 percent of the lawyers in Southern California in each area of specialty. Rick has also been rated as an AV Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, the highest ranking available.
Rick received his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School and his LL.M. (in Taxation) for the New York University Law School. He is a former Chairman of the Tax Section of the Orange County Bar Association. He taught tax law at the U.S.C. Graduate Tax Program and was an Adjunct Professor of Law at American College of Law.
Rick is also a Board member and Chairman of the Programs Committee of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Orange County Chapter, an international organization with a membership of individuals practicing in the various aspects of trusts and estate planning. Rick was previously also Chairman of the chapter’s Membership Committee.
Rick is a member of the Lincoln Club of Orange County and serves on both its Board of Directors and its Executive Committee. He is also chairman of its Student Outreach and Coalition Development Committees, and Vice Chairman of its Membership Committee. Rick is President of and a member of the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Club Institute, which is a 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to conduct and support educational programs on public policy.
John L. Hancock is an expert on American exceptionalism, conservative history, and the foundational structure of English-speaking societies. His bestselling book, Liberty Inherited, has been hailed as “one of the most significant of our times” and as “a refreshing antidote to the prevailing historical schools on both sides of the Atlantic.” The significance of John’s work has extended beyond America and has received recognition by conservatives in the British, Australian and European Parliaments. John’s latest book, Liberty & Prosperity: How the Saxons Created the Modern World, is available on Amazon.com.
John lectures on the genesis of American liberty and freedom and how conservative principles of limited government, individual freedom, private property, and free-market economics have a 500+ year track record of producing freedom and prosperity in every society that embraces them. As John emphatically states, “conservatism is the Proven Alternative.”
John is vice-president of the American Freedom Alliance (a Los Angeles-based think-tank) and co-host of the Unite IE Radio Show, which airs on KTIE AM 590 (part of the Salem Radio Network).
John was a co-organizer and participant of the 2015 Magna Carta: The 800 Year Struggle for Human Liberty Conference in Los Angeles and for the past several years has been a co-organizer of the Unite IE Conservative Conference in Riverside, California.