Joseph P. Infranco
Joseph P. lnfranco is an attorney licensed in Arizona and New York. He has the highest professional peer review status as an Av Preeminent® attorney. After twenty-five years as a litigator in private practice in New York, lnfranco joined the public interest non-profit Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) in 2003. At ADF, lnfranco was a senior attorney and Vice President of Alliance Coordination. In this capacity, he oversaw and trained an Allied Attorney Network of over 3,200 attorneys nationally. lnfranco stepped down from ADF in 2020, and began his affiliation with Provident Law in 2021.
lnfranco has been involved in hundreds of significant constitutional cases dealing with the defense of religious freedoms and the rights of churches and non-profits, including some resolved at the United States Supreme Court. He has been a frequent lecturer and debater on these issues, as well as a presenter at Bar Association functions and a frequent media commentator. lnfranco has testified on religious freedom issues before the United States Congress, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and numerous state and local legislative bodies.
In addition to a long history of representing churches and religious non-profits, lnfranco has been part of training thousands of attorneys and law students on religious and constitutional issues. He has created numerous national projects, such as a partnership with the American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans’ organization, for the protection of religious symbols at veterans’ memorials.
lnfranco currently serves as an Associate pastor at his church, Highlands Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he teaches and volunteers time serving with several ministries. He and his wife, Valerie, have three grown children and four grandchildren. lnfranco earned his J.D. in 1977 from the University of New Hampshire Law School, and his B.S. at Manhattan College in New York. He is admitted to the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court, New York State, the State of Arizona, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd and 9th Circuits, the U.S. Tax Court, the Federal Court of Claims, and the Federal District Court for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York, Eastern District of Michigan, and Middle District of North Carolina.