Craig Parshall is a fiction writer who has authored or co-authored thirteen suspense novels. His fiction work has appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List and on the CBA bestseller list. His newest suspense novel is The Empowered (Tyndale Pub. House – January 2018). Craig is a current events columnist and has also co-authored several non-fiction books with his wife Janet, a national syndicated radio talk show host on Moody Radio. Craig is a cum laude graduate of Carroll College (English/Philosophy/Religion) and Marquette University Law School where he received his J.D. degree. As a constitutional attorney, Craig currently serves as Special Counsel in Washington D.C. with the American Center for Law and Justice.
Craig is also a commentator on issues involving culture, faith, freedom, law, media and technology, and frequently debates the most controversial and engaging issues of the day with atheist groups and separation-of-church-state leaders. He also speaks nationally on topics ranging from Washington policy and politics, religious liberty, and Internet freedom of speech to debating artistic issues with movie directors in Hollywood and addressing Christian world-view subjects.
On constitutional matters, Craig has testified frequently before committees of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, as well as before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on broadcasting freedoms and the future of media. As a veteran trial and appellate attorney Mr. Parshall has represented clients in civil liberty and church/state cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, the majority of the federal Courts of Appeal across the United States, and before numerous federal trial courts and state supreme courts.
In addition to Craig serving as Special Counsel to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), he also provides Washington policy-related consulting as the principal of Parshall Policy. He was the founding Director of the John Milton Project for Free Speech, a pioneering venture on freedom of speech on the Internet that he launched in his previous capacity as Sr. Vice-President & General Counsel for National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), where he later served as Senior Advisor for Law and Policy.
Craig’s appearances on legal and constitutional issues before mainstream media include FOX news, CBS television and CBS radio, CNN, NBC’s Today Show, Inside Edition, PBS, NPR and Court TV among others. His cases have been featured in major newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, the National Law Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, the Boston Herald, the Boston Globe, the Milwaukee Journal, the Atlanta Constitution, the Charlotte Observer, the Des Moines Register, Newsweek and U.S. News and World Reports.