Cece O’Leary


Cece O’Leary serves as an attorney for Southeastern Legal Foundation and Director of SLF’s 1A Project. 

Cece has worked with Southeastern Legal Foundation since 2018. Cece values the rule of law as a shield against government oppression, and she is committed to educating the public about the nation’s founding principles. 

After earning her undergraduate degree in American Government from Bowdoin College, Cece attended Georgia State University College of Law. While in law school, Cece served as a law clerk for SLF and decided to dedicate her legal career to the freedom-based law movement. After graduating, Cece joined SLF and has been fighting for liberty ever since. 

In addition to representing clients in both state and federal court, Cece played an integral role in launching SLF’s 1A Project and has trained thousands of students on how to stand up for their First Amendment rights. She believes that before college students can successfully convey their message, they must understand their right to share it. Cece also works to promote property rights, government transparency, and economic liberty both in and out of the courtroom. Her work and that of Southeastern Legal Foundation is regularly covered by national media and you will frequently hear or see her on the radio, podcasts, and television. 

Cece is an active member of Federalist Society and is a graduate of several leadership programs. She is an active member of her community and her church. She resides in the Atlanta area with her husband and SLF’s office dog.