Curtis Schube, Esq. – Legal Counsel

Curtis Schube serves as legal counsel for the Independence Law Center. He is a member of the state bars of Pennsylvania and Missouri and those states’ federal courts.

Previously, Curtis worked for the State of Missouri for seven years, primarily as an Assistant Attorney General.  There, he focused on Constitutional law, election law, and administrative law.  Notably, Curtis defended Missouri’s decision to revoke the license of one of Planned Parenthood’s clinics, defended the State of Missouri’s decision to grant Tesla Motors a dealer’s license and also handled an administrative discipline of a police officer involved in the Ferguson unrest.  He has argued in front of the Missouri Supreme Court, Missouri’s courts of appeals, circuit courts, federal courts and in many administrative settings.

Curtis earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he served as an editor on the Journal of Food Law and Policy. While in law school, Curtis participated in the Blackstone Fellowship with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he discovered his calling to fight for religious liberty and life. He earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Oklahoma Baptist University where he studied history, political science, and psychology. 

Publications:

-Note, Public Schools are Replacing Parents: The Erosion of the Parental Right to Control the Educational and Moral Upbringing of Children, 12 T.M. Cooley J. Prac. & Clinical L 121 (2010).
Catch 22:  The Rising Concern of  Faith  Being removed From Counseling and the First Amendment Concerns Associated, 35 N. Ill U.L. Rev. 375(2015).  
A New Era in the Battle Between Religious Liberty and Smith:  SOGI Laws, Their Threat to Religious Liberty, and How to Combat  Their Trend. Drake L.Rev, 64 Drake l. rev. 883 (2016).