Andrew earned his B.A., magna cum laude, in political science from Baylor University and his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and Virginia. His work on international adoption law and other child welfare issues has been published in leading legal journals and respected media outlets.
Consultant, Family Defense Consulting
Diane L. Redleaf, J.D., is a nationally-respected Illinois-based family defense attorney whose 2018 book, They Took the Kids Last Night: How the Child Protection System Puts Families At Risk (ABC-Clio) demonstrates the urgent need for the effective legal defense of families in the face of false allegations of abuse. She founded the Chicago-based Family Defense Center in 2005 and served as its Executive Director until 2016, after a long career at the Legal Assistance Foundation (Chicago)(1979-1996) and the private civil rights firm of Lehrer and Redleaf (1996-2005).
In November 2016, she initiated a dialogue process with family advocates who identify themselves as liberal/progressive and those who identify themselves as conservative/libertarian. The result became United Family Advocates.
Diane is a graduate of Stanford Law School, where she was an Articles and Book Review Editor of the Stanford Law Review, and has a B.A. from Carleton College.
More information about Diane's work is available at www.familydefenseconsulting.com
Diane can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org