American Foundation for Equal Rights

Bookable Speakers

A diverse array of AFER spokespeople are available for television, print and radio interviews throughout the country.

If you are a member of the press, please contact:

Spokespeople include, but are not limited to:

Ted Olson, AFER Lead Attorney

Theodore B. Olson famously argued and won on behalf of Bush in Bush v. Gore and later became Solicitor General of the United States under President George W. Bush from 2001-2004.  Full Bio >

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David Boies, AFER Lead Attorney

David Boies served as Special Trial Counsel for the United States Department of Justice in its antitrust suit against Microsoft. He also served as the lead counsel for former Vice-President Al Gore in connection with litigation relating to the 2000 election Florida vote count. Full Bio >

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Adam Umhoefer, Executive Director

Adam Umhoefer has spent nearly a decade working in politics and non-profit management. Prior to becoming AFER’s first staff member, Umhoefer spent the better part of 2008 working on President Obama’s first presidential campaign. Full Bio >

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Tim Bostic & Tony London, Plaintiffs

Tim Bostic and Tony London have been together for nearly 25 years. They live in Norfolk, Virginia. Full bio >

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Carol Schall & Mary Townley, Plaintiffs

Carol Schall and Mary Townley have been together for nearly 35 years and are the proud parents of a 15 year-old daughter. They live in Richmond, Virginia. Full bio >

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Rob Reiner, AFER Founding Board Member

An accomplished actor and director, Rob Reiner’s career includes his Emmy Award-winning role in “All in the Family” and directing the films This is Spinal Tap, Stand by Me, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Misery, A Few Good Men, The American President, and The Bucket List.  Reiner and his wife Michele are founding boardmembers of AFER.
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Dustin Lance Black, AFER Founding Board Member

Lance Black is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for “MILK” and recently penned the biopic “J. Edgar”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Clint Eastwood. Black is also the playwright of “8”, a new play which chronicles the historic Prop. 8 trial. Full Bio >

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Ted Boutrous, AFER Lead Attorney

Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. has represented clients in the federal and state appellate courts throughout the nation in a wide spectrum of cases and is responsible for the nationwide appellate strategy for several major companies. He has also successfully persuaded courts to overturn some of the largest jury verdicts in history. Full bio >