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Roman P. Storzer

Roman P. Storzer

Roman P. Storzer is a religious liberty lawyer in Washington, D.C., formerly of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He has represented dozens of religious groups on land use cases and is one of the country's most experienced litigators in this field, according to the Religious Newswriters Association. While at the Becket Fund, he initiated their RLUIPA project to defend religious groups under the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. He is currently defending the Third Church of Christ, Scientist in Washington, D.C., against an order by the Historic Preservation Review Board prohibiting the demolition of their 37-year-old Modernist building. Since establishing the Law Office of Roman P. Storzer in 2004, some of his notable victories include a ruling by a federal district court supporting The Church of the Hills in a lawsuit against the Township of Bedminster, N.J., in an attempt to expand its church and preventing the County of San Diego from shutting down the Vietnamese Buddhist Meditation Congregation.

He holds a B. Comm. (Hon.), Queens University, Kingston, and J.D. (with Honors), George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals Second, Third, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits; and United States District Court District of Columbia, Western District of Michigan, Northern District of Illinois; Maryland Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Conference Speech

"The Rights of Religious Institutions Facing Zoning and Historic Preservation" - Speech from the Twelfth Annual Conference

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