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Houses of worship matter. Your church matters. And you have the right to grow or relocate your church to meet the needs of your congregation, unencumbered by discrimination or prejudice from local governments. Dalton & Tomich, PLC is the national leader in successfully helping churches, other religious institutions and their insurers defend these rights in land use and zoning matters under RLUIPA, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. We have helped clients win cases against municipalities and other local government bodies from coast to coast, with expertise serving both as general counsel and special litigation counsel.

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Lead RLUIPA Attorneys

Daniel P. Dalton and Noel W. Sterett are two of the nation’s most experienced attorneys in the highly specialized field of religious land use and zoning law. They have won dozens of RLUIPA cases for churches and other religious institutions across the country. Dan and Noel have fought on behalf of practitioners of many different religions, contending with varying interpretations of the law in each and every state. They have a record of success representing churches and others against large cities, powerful law firms and well established governmental entities. Dan is the author of the only book dedicated to RLUIPA litigation.

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We wrote the book on religious land use law.

Daniel P. Dalton is the author of “Litigating Religious Land Use Cases,” the only book dedicated to RLUIPA, the Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons Act. The second edition was published in October 2016. Learn more.