Dennis Aftergut has won cases of significance in the United States Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court. He is a former federal prosecutor and Chief Assistant City Attorney in San Francisco. During his tenure with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, he was named a “Lawyer of the Year” by California Lawyer Magazine for his work defending San Francisco’s Equal Benefits Ordinance. He currently focuses on litigation involving civil rights and democratic norms under attack.

Mr. Aftergut is the co-founder of Oak Hill School and the Coalition to Preserve, Protect & Defend. The Oak Hill School strives to educate children with developmental disabilities. The Coalition to Preserve, Protect & Defend is a nonprofit organization devoted to upholding the rule of law. Mr. Aftergut has become a regular opinion contributor to USA Today, and DC’s The Hill.

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