luke goodrich


Luke Goodrich is one of the nation’s leading religious freedom attorneys. As a lawyer at Becket, he has won precedent-setting cases in courts across the country, including four major Supreme Court victories. His clients in those cases have run the gamut—from nuns who serve the elderly poor, to a Muslim prisoner serving a life sentence, to the well-known Christian owners of Hobby Lobby.

He has appeared frequently in the national media to discuss religious freedom, including appearances on CNN, ABC, Fox News, PBS, and NPR, and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post—as well as many Christian outlets. His writing has been published in the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Time, The Guardian, The Hill, the Salt Lake Tribune, and various legal journals. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he teaches an advanced course in constitutional law.

Before joining Becket, he served in the U.S. Department of State fighting human trafficking. He graduated summa cum laude from Wheaton College and with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School. He lives in Salt Lake City where he enjoys roaming the mountains with his wife and six children and serving as an elder in their local church.

Luke’s first book, Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America is due out in October’2019, to be published by Waterbrook/Multnomah. The book will help Christians understand the important issue of religious freedom in a rapidly changing culture—why it matters, how it is threatened, and how to respond confidently in light of the gospel.