Senior Litigation Counsel

Hired: Dec. 2014

Previous Experience: Was a “Blackstone Legal Fellow” trained by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a conservative and virulently anti-LGBTQ legal group designated a “Hate Group” by the well-respected SPLC in its 2017 annual report. The Southern Policy Law Center said of ADF, “Leaders of the legal advocacy organization and its affiliated lawyers have regularly demonized LGBT people, falsely linking them to pedophilia, calling them ‘evil’ and a threat to children and society, and blaming them for the ‘persecution of devout Christians.’ The group also has supported the criminalization of homosexuality in several countries.” Abernathy interned with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, a group that works specifically to undercut the collective power of American workers. He also interned with Americans United for Life, an extremist group that advocates against contraception, stem cell research, and euthanasia.

Birthdate: Oct. 31, 1979

Address: 119 Hudson Lane SE, Apt K102, Olympia, WA 98513

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