Many Americans have heard of Pastor Youcef, who has been in an Iranian prison for more than 860 days. There is a man who is relentlessly following Pastor Youcef’s case, he is none other than Jay Sekulow.
Jay was born on June 10, 1956; this 55 year old legal expert is known for handling difficult legal problems. Jay Sekulow is serving the nation as an attorney and chief counsel for one of the most exalted law firms in the country, the American Center of Law and Justice. Jay has dedicated his entire career in solving cases pertaining to religious freedom in the Supreme Court and his roaring voice and claims left his opponents speechless.
A glimpse about Jay’s Educational Background:
Bachelor and a Doctor of Jurisprudence Cum Laude (Latin Honors) from Mercer University, Georgia, USA
Doctorate of Philosophy(PhD.) from Regent University, Virginia, USA (American Legal History)
An inspiring career:
Jay Sekulow remains an inspiration for fresh lawyers and other co- solicitors and so far, his career is outshining.
As a lawyer:
He started as an editorial staff member with Mercer Law Review
He then started his law career as a tax lawyer, and he worked in the office of the Chief Counsel for the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). He was a key person for the United States Tax Department, and his name is in several yearbooks of United State Tax Court.
In the year 1990, he was appointed as the director of The American Center of Law and Justice a Law Firm ,and to date he is still serving as Chief Counsel
As a celebrity:
His voice is heard over more than 850 radio stations nationwide. He is hosting a call-in live show, “Jay Sekulow Live!” and the program focuses on legal and legislative battles in the United States.
Jay hosts a television program too, known as “ACLJ this week!” broadcasted on daily basis through TBN and Daystar Channels.
1994: got his name on National Law Journal’s Power list
1997: named in the list of American Lawyer’s Public Sector 45
So far, Jay Sekulow has authored six books from 1990- 2005; and all his writing is based on the legal system and the legal history of America.
There are not enough words to describe this American gem, who has dedicated his life fighting for the religious freedom and the liberty of people.