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Experienced RLUIPA Attorneys

Proven legal experience to help you win your case

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Are you not able to use the building or land you purchased for your house of worship? Did you discover after the purchase that your property is not zoned for religious assembly?

RLUIPA, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, ensures your right to grow or relocate to meet the needs of your congregation, unencumbered by the discrimination or prejudice that may accompany religious land use and zoning matters.

We’ve seen your scenario play out many times. And we’ve helped religious leaders of all faiths from across the country win the right to use their property.

Our success rate in these cases is 98%. The national average is around 18%.

Handling more than 100 of these matters, Daniel P. Dalton and Noel W. Sterett are two of the country’s most experienced attorneys in the highly specialized area of RLUIPA.

They’ve created a guide to help congregation leaders navigate RLUIPA and the religious zoning and land use process. The guide includes:

  • explanation of the components of RLUIPA law
  • when to litigate a religious land use case pursuant to RLUIPA
  • strategies to use before filing a religious land use and zoning lawsuit
  • litigation process and timeline
  • tools available to help you win approval to use your property


Submit the form on this page to download this valuable guide now.


You Can Trust Dalton & Tomich

Dalton & Tomich, PLC is the national leader in successfully helping religious institutions defend their rights under RLUIPA.

We have helped clients win RLUIPA cases against municipalities, other local government bodies and powerful law firms from coast to coast, serving both as general counsel and special litigation counsel.

Dan and Noel’s RLUIPA experience can help you win your case.
  • We win. Our success rate is 98% and we’ve won dozens of these cases across the country.
  • We move quickly. Once retained, we typically have a case filed in a matter of weeks, not months or years.
  • We can recover the attorney fees and damages you incurred through a denial of your zoning permit, something that may not be available when your case is being pursued by others.
  • We are nationally recognized authorities in RLUIPA.
  • We handle all religions. We have collaborated with faith leaders from all of the major religions of the world.
  • We are diverse. We have a diverse staff with variety of faith traditions.
  • Dan is the author of the only book dedicated to this area of the law.


If you have additional questions or would like to talk with us directly about RLUIPA, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Watch the video below to see Dan explain the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act:

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