David serves as the Vice President of Salt & Light Global, where he co-founded our legal division, the Great Lakes Justice Center (greatlakesjc.org). David has over thirty years of experience in cases involving parental rights, freedom of religious conscience, freedom of expression and other constitutional issues involving good governance under the Rule of Law. Over this time he tried over 300 cases and handled numerous appellate matters in various Federal Appellate and State Supreme Courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. He practices law at the Kallman Legal Group, PLLC, in Lansing, Michigan (kallmanlegal.com).
David A. Kallman started his general practice law firm in 1982 and has built a successful litigation practice in many areas, including: homeschooling, education law, family law, criminal law, church/state and constitutional law, and administrative law. He has handled cases at every level of the Michigan Court System and has appeared before the Federal District Court and the United States Court of Appeals. He has been the primary attorney utilized by the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) to represent their members in Michigan. He has handled hundreds of home school cases and was the trial attorney in the DeJonge case, which resulted in a Michigan Supreme Court decision in favor of home educators teaching their children without excessive government regulation.
In 2008, he was appointed unanimously by the Michigan Supreme Court to serve a three-year term as a commissioner for the State Bar of Michigan. He was also an adjunct law professor for five years at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, teaching sports law. He is currently an adjunct law professor at Baker College, at the Jackson, Michigan campus, teaching torts and business law classes. He is also actively involved in his church and served for many years as president of the board of a local adoption agency.
David received his B.A. in Business Management from Northwood University in 1979 and his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1982. David and his wife, Beth, a Registered Nurse, were married in 1983 and have two children, Stephen and Rachel. As a testament to their belief in home education, he and his wife homeschooled their two children through high school graduation.