Robert J. Muise is an expert in constitutional law. Since 2000, his law practice has been dedicated to defending religious liberty, the freedom of speech, and the right to life in state and federal trial and appellate courts all across the country. More recently, Mr. Muise has been involved in numerous cases defending American freedoms against the growing threat of sharia.
In 2012, Mr. Muise, along with David Yerushalmi, co-founded the American Freedom Law Center, a national public interest law firm dedicated to fighting for faith and freedom and defending our Judeo-Christian heritage and moral values.
Through his work, Mr. Muise has appeared on national television programs such as The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly, the O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, Freedom Watch, Fox and Friends, and the Glenn Beck Program, among others. He has also been interviewed on numerous local and national radio shows and for many national and local newspapers and periodicals, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many others. He was named the “Appellate Lawyer of the Week” by the National Law Journal on August 10, 2011. Mr. Muise is also co-author of a scholarly article published in the Duke University Press’s Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, entitled, “Wearing the Crown of Solomon? Chief Justice Roberts and the Affordable Care Act ‘Tax.'”
Federal Judge Gerald Rosen, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, has described Muise as “one of the leading attorneys in the country in the area of protecting religious freedoms and speech.”
Prior to starting his constitutional law practice in 2000, Mr. Muise served thirteen years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He first served as an infantry officer for 9 years, during which time he participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf War. He then attended law school at the University of Notre Dame while he was a Captain on active duty. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Notre Dame Law School in 1997, and served several years as a Marine Judge Advocate. Mr. Muise attained the rank of Major prior to resigning his commission in 2000. His personal military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal.
Mr. Muise received his undergraduate degree in 1987 from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He and his wife have twelve children.
“Over the decades of my pro-life work, nationally and internationally, I have met many attorneys who defend the rights of those who work in the pro-life cause. Robert Muise of the American Freedom Law Center is at the top of the list of those whom I admire and recommend for their commitment and expertise.” - Father Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life