Religious Land Use and Zoning Leaders

National RLUIPA Experience to Help You Grow

Daniel P. Dalton

Daniel P. Dalton is the nation's preeminent authority in the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Person Act, also known as RLUIPA. He is one of the country's most experienced attorneys in representing churches and other religious institutions in land use and zoning cases and is the author of the only book dedicated to the topic – "Litigating Religious Land Use Cases", published by the American Bar Association. The book is a useful guide for religious entities and the lawyers who represent them, explaining how to navigate the challenges and uncertainties that inevitably surround a religious land use claim.

Noel W. Sterett

Attorney Noel W. Sterett describes the core of his practice as a devotion to “ensuring people are free to serve God and their neighbors in their communities and in the marketplace.” This passion for securing religious liberty has led Sterett to successful collaborations with pastors and other religious leaders of all faiths across the country. He has helped win dozens of land use cases enabling congregations to use newly-purchased buildings and land to accomplish their noble missions. The Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) is an area of particular focus for Noel.

Katharine Brink Harrison

Katharine Brink Harrison has been with Dalton & Tomich, PLC since 2011. Kate focuses her practice on land use and zoning litigation, and has successfully represented a wide variety of religious institutions in federal litigation involving the Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). [...]

Lawrence Opalewski

Lawrence Opalewski focuses his practice on land use and zoning litigation, as well as constitutional and civil rights litigation. He has significant experience in all aspects of litigation and has represented individuals, religious institutions, small to mid-size businesses, large businesses and municipalities. The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) is an area of particular interest.

We are a team of

The Dalton & Tomich, PLC team also includes professionals such as Zana Tomich, whose business and practical legal experience has proven exceedingly valuable to our clients. We have the utmost respect for each client’s theological doctrine and we are well versed in all aspects of operating a religious institution. This gives us a profound appreciation for the legal problems that confront today’s churches, mosques and other houses of worship.