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Mateer to speak at Republican meeting

Jeff Mateer, general counsel of Liberty Institute, will be the featured speaker at the Thursday monthly meeting of the Denton County Republican Party. He is expected to address religious liberty.

The Denton County Republican Party meeting begins at 7 p.m. on the second floor Community Room at Medical Center of Lewisville, located on the southeast corner of Interstate 35E and Main Street.

At 6 p.m., Denton County Judge Mary Horn is playing host to a social hour for meeting attendees. Both the social hour and the meeting are open to all interested Republicans.

Mateer joined Liberty Institute in 2010 after 19 years in private litigation practice. He now oversees and directs Liberty Institute’s legal team. He specializes in religious liberty matters, including free exercise, free speech, RLUIPA and public acknowledgment of religion cases.

In addition to having received an A-V rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Mateer has been honored as a Texas Rising Star and Texas Super Lawyer. He received his undergraduate education at Dickinson College, where he graduated with honors in 1987, and his legal education at Southern Methodist University, where he graduated with honors in 1990. He is licensed to practice law by the state of Texas and is admitted to practice before all Texas State and Federal District Courts and the 2nd, 5th and 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.