Mike Farris is the chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association and chancellor of Patrick Henry College. He was the founding president of each organization. A constitutional appellate litigator who has served as lead counsel in the United States Supreme Court, eight federal circuit courts, and the appellate courts of 13 states, Mike has been a leader on Capitol Hill for over 30 years. He is widely known for his leadership on homeschooling, religious freedom, and the preservation of American sovereignty.
At Patrick Henry College, he teaches constitutional law, public international law, and coaches PHC’s Moot Court team, which has won six national championships.
A prolific author, Mike has been recognized with a number of awards including the Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship by the Heritage Foundation and as one of the “Top 100 Faces in Education for the 20th Century” by Education Week magazine.
Mike and his wife Vickie have 10 children and 14 grandchildren.