David Deerson

David Deerson joined Pacific Legal Foundation in the fall of 2018. His practice focuses on property rights, economic liberty, and the First Amendment. During his time at Vanderbilt University Law School, David co-founded the Vanderbilt Immigration Law Group, interned at the Beacon Center of Tennessee and the Institute for Justice, and worked at Vanderbilt’s Intellectual Property and the Arts Clinic.

David earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduating with honors in History and Philosophy, David worked to support the litigation efforts at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, vindicating the First Amendment rights of university students and professors. His experience at FIRE ultimately led him to pursue a career in public interest law.