Benjamin W. Bull
Benjamin W. Bull serves as chief counsel and executive director of ADF International. Bull has more than 40 years of experience successfully practicing constitutional and human rights law. He has had numerous cases decided at the U.S. Supreme Court and has been lead attorney or co-counsel in more than 400 trial and appellate cases in the United States and internationally, with more than 50 reported decisions. He has testified as an expert witness before the U.S. Congress, state legislatures, and international bodies.
Bull supervises all of ADF International’s advocacy in the U.S. and internationally. In addition, he supervises all ADF International’s communications and marketing, training, development, grants and funding, and allied attorney mobilization. Bull is the founding executive director of ADF International, with offices in Brussels, Belgium; Geneva, Switzerland; Strasbourg, France; Vienna, Austria; London, UK; New Delhi, India; Mexico City, Mexico; New York City, New York; and Washington, D.C. He was also the founding executive director of the European Center for Law and Justice in Strasbourg and a founder of the Slavic Center for Law and Justice in Moscow, Russia. He has served as general counsel and in leadership roles with several prominent advocacy organizations. He is the author of two books and multiple scholarly writings and popular commentaries.
Bull obtained his J.D. from the University of South Carolina Law Center and his B.A. in philosophy from Old Dominion University. He has continued his education at Stanford and Harvard. He is admitted to the bars of Arizona, Mississippi, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court. He is also qualified to sit for the Solicitors’ Bar in the United Kingdom.