Our Team

Our mission is to protect and defend the Constitutional rights of American citizens from Government overreach through litigation and education.

Our Team

Elizabeth G. Tate

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Elizabeth G. Tate brings over a decade of experience in nonprofit and PAC management, fundraising, event planning, database management, and political campaign experience to AFLL. She has worked on a number of local, state, and federal campaigns including the 2008 and 2012 Ron Paul for President campaigns and the 2010 Rand Paul for Senate Campaign. She is an expert in FEC and IRS non-profit compliance.
Elizabeth is originally from New Jersey and holds a BA in Political Science with a concentration in Public Policy, and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Non-Profit Management. Political activism runs in Elizabeth’s blood and she comes from a long line of conservative, liberty-minded politicians. Some of her fondest memories are sitting around the dinner table as a child and discussing current affairs and politics with her father who is currently serving his second term as Mayor of her hometown.

Elizabeth moved to Virginia over a decade ago to pursue her dreams of working in politics. She resides in Warrenton, VA with her 8-year-old rescue dog, Charlotte, and is a proud, first-time Aunt to her niece, Kathryn Elizabeth.

Matthew Burrow

VICE PRESIDENT

Matthew Burrow holds a Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University, where he was co-founder and President of the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) chapter on campus. Upon graduating in May 2010, he joined the National Right to Work Committee as field staff in the Big Labor battleground states of Iowa and Indiana prior to becoming Director of Membership at Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty, a grassroots lobby advancing the constitutional principles of sound money, free markets, and individual liberty.
Most recently, Matthew was Director of Strategic Programs for America's Liberty PAC - Senator Rand Paul's officially endorsed Super PAC - where he specialized in high dollar donor relations. The Super PAC supported Sen. Paul's 2015-2016 Presidential campaign and Senate re-election campaign, helping him retain his Senate seat from Kentucky with a decisive 14.5 point victory in November 2016.

Matthew served as a Delegate (VA-08) to the 2012 Republican National Convention, was twice elected as Chairman of the Arlington-Falls Church (VA) Young Republicans (2012-2014), and served a two-year term on Virginia's Republican State Central Committee (2014-2016).

Matthew married his wife, Holly, on Constitution Day 2016, and they live in Birmingham, Alabama, with their two Australian shepherds, Beans and Nancy. He enjoys reading, gardening, golfing, and eating grass-fed beef.

David Warrington

CHAIRMAN & LEAD COUNSEL

David Warrington leads DC law firm LeClair Ryan's political law industry team and is recognized as one of the leading conservative lawyers in the nation. He has been involved in some of the most high profile political campaigns and issues in the country and regularly represents and advises elected officials, non-profit advocacy groups, trade associations, political consultants, and political action committees on all aspects of participation in the political process at both the state and federal levels. He actively litigates cases involving political liberty based on the First, Second, and Fourth Amendments to the United States Constitution.

Mr. Warrington served as general counsel for the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee, where he led the legal team that fought the delegate challenges and Rules contest on behalf of Ron Paul delegates at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL. He was named a "Big-Name Defense Lawyer" by the National Journal, and has been called the "Lawyer to the Liberty Movement."

Jesse Binnall

COUNSEL & BOARD MEMBER

Jesse Binnall is a partner at Harve & Binnall, PLLC. His practice focuses on defending individuals and groups whose 1st and 4th Amendment rights have been violated. Ths includes civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, international disputes, business and non-profit law, appellate litigation, election law, virtual currencies (i.e. Bitcoin), parliamentary law and procedure, and alternative dispute resolution (i.e. arbitration and mediation). He also is proud to help companies develop innovative legal strategies to combat overregulation and government cyber-snooping.

Mr. Binnall has been a featured guest, discussing law and technology issues, on various new and traditional media outlets, including the Huffington Post, the New York Times, Wired, Forbes, DemocracyNow, the Ron Paul Channel, and Lawyer2Laywer. He has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. Only 2% of Virginia lawyers are selected to receive this honor. He has also received the highest rating available, 10 out of 10 by Avvo.com. Mr. Binnall defended Ladar Levinson and Lavabit against unconstitutional government warrants.

Laurin Mills

COUNSEL

Laurin Mills is a trial attorney who focuses his practice on white-collar criminal defense and government investigations, technology and intellectual property-related torts and contract disputes; media-related counseling and litigation; and close corporation shareholder disputes. He has represented national media organizations on the full range of newsroom and courtroom access issues, privacy-related and newsgathering torts, and internet and computer privacy issues and defamation cases. He has represented almost every DC-area television station and newspaper.

Mr. Mills has had significant experience and success in the area of white-collar criminal defense and governmental investigations. He is proud to defend activists and groups from legal attacks by their political opponents and has represented individuals and corporations in cases where billions of dollars were at stake. He is on the short list for the most complex and demanding litigation.

Trey Trainor

COUNSEL

Trey Trainor represents corporations, interest groups, political figures, and other entities with respect to election law, campaign finance, and ethics. Trey served in President Donald Trump’s administration as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, in the Department of Defense, Office of General Counsel.

Mr. Trainor has represented and counseled numerous political figures and organizations including serving as counsel for Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. and the Republican National Committee. In 2012, Trey represented Governor Rick Perry’s presidential campaign in ballot access litigation in Virginia and has been involved in several recounts and election contests at the state and federal level.

Trey previously served as the General Counsel to the Texas Secretary of State and spent a decade working in various roles in the Texas Legislature, culminating in his service as Counsel to the Texas House Committee on Regulated Industries.

Trey received his bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, and his J.D. from Texas A&M University School of Law.

Joseph Nixon

COUNSEL

Joe Nixon's legal practice covers a broad range of civil litigation issues with an emphasis on political law. His more than 1000 cases have included highly complex commercial litigation, first amendment and free speech, civil rights, redistricting, election law, and class action disputes involving securities fraud, large contract disputes for public oil and gas companies, and large multi-party product cases.

Joe has first-chaired numerous jury trials to verdict; and written and argued over 20 appeals, including appeals to the United States Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th and 5th Circuits. He has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Certification for more than 20 years. Joe is also a Senior Fellow for the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Joe was a member of the Texas House of Representatives (District 133) for 12 years, where he served as Chairman of the House Committee on Civil Practices. During the 78th Legislative Session, he authored and passed a comprehensive tort reform bill and the companion Constitutional Amendment, known as Proposition 12. The comprehensive tort reform bill focused on bringing a balance to the civil justice system and reducing litigation costs. The bill modified rules and procedures, class action lawsuits, offers of settlement, proportionate responsibility, products liability, medical malpractice, charitable volunteer immunity and liability, and liability relating to asbestos claims. Joe has been a featured speaker for groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and has been designated as a "Legal Reform Champion" by the American Tort Reform Association. He speaks and writes nationally on this subject.