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Pacific Legal Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Crime & Law, Public Interest Law

Mission: Pacific Legal Foundation is a nonprofit legal organization that defends the liberty of Americans when threatened by government overreach and abuse. We sue the government when it violates Americans’ constitutional rights. Started in 1973 by colleagues of then-Governor Ronald Reagan in California, PLF is now a national firm and a frequent participant at the United States Supreme Court.

Programs: Each year, PLF represents hundreds of Americans, free of charge, who seek positive change in their lives but are stymied by government. We give them their day in court to vindicate their rights and set a lasting precedent to protect everyone else. Outside the courtroom, PLF tells the stories of injustice Americans face through research and media, and seeks solutions outside the courts through partnerships and legislative action.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I have made a small donation...because of PLF case in defending a small landlord and his tenants against the 2017 city of Highland rental code enforcement gone crazy...as the City of Ontario code enforcement is currently trying to kill my 85 year old mother with a heart attack for her 2 rental units.....on code enforcement gone crazy.....is it back to the old saying "you can't fight city hall??"

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Pacific Legal Foundation would not help me with my legal problem. They could of helped, but they didn't want to. I appealed the intake clerk's decision not to help me, and the President and CEO, Robin L. Rivett, returned my call and said he's not helping me. They don't care about the indigent people who can't afford an attorney. They keep all the grant money for themselves. They wouldn't help me. I just needed one appeal letter written for me, but they wouldn't do it. They refused to help.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Pacific Legal Foundation consistently exceeds my expectations. PLF has a strong reputation for defending property rights and civil rights especially on the California coast where public agencies routinely mandate illegal takings against small property owners who without PLF's help would be powerless to defend themselves.

As former Executive Director, HP Grants, I am familiar with evaluating nonprofits on the health of their organization. I have also had the pleasure to work directly with key staff, Paul Beard and others and on land rights issues as a coastal land owner.

In my opinion, Rob Rivett and his team are one of the worlds best kept secrets. I strongly recommend PLF if you are considering donating, volunteering or using their pro bono services.

Review from Guidestar