History of the Law Center

Richard Thompson, former prosecutor of Oakland County, Michigan, and Thomas S. Monaghan, founder of Domino’s Pizza Corporation, established the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) as a nonprofit corporation under the laws of the state of Michigan on December 29, 1998. TMLC’s federal tax identification number is 38-3448297.  The Law Center’s mission is to restore and defend America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and moral values; and to preserve a strong national defense, and a free and sovereign United States of America in order to counter the destructive impact of organizations like the ACLU, which seek to subvert our nation's religious heritage and national defense.

As President and Chief Counsel, Thompson directs a team of staff lawyers and nearly 700 allied attorneys offering pro bono services in every state.  Among those who have sat on TMLC's Citizens Advisory Board are former Senator Rick Santorum and former Major League Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn. 

The current chairman of TMLC’s Citizens Advisory Board is retired Admiral Jeremiah A. Denton USN.  Admiral Denton was recognized by President Ronald Reagan in his State of the Union Address as one of America’s great heroes.  Upon retirement from the Navy, Admiral Denton was elected the U.S. Senator for state of Alabama.  

TMLC has established itself as one of the nation’s leading Christian public interest law firms. Attorneys with the Law Center have appeared regularly on national radio and television programs including: the FOX News Channel's O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes,FOX & Friends; MSNBC's Live with Dan Abrams; the Dr. Laura Show; the Radio Factor; The Savage Nation with Michael Savage; and hundreds of Christian radio networks. The Law Center's attorneys and cases have appeared in: the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, the Washington Times, the National Law JournalNational Review, World Net Daily, the Detroit Free Press, and many other notable publications.