Cece O’Leary

Director of Legal Initiatives

Cece O’Leary serves as Director of Legal Initiatives for Southeastern Legal Foundation.

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.

As Director of Legal Initiatives, Cece promotes SLF’s litigation efforts by informing Americans about their constitutional rights and equipping them with the tools they need to stand up to government overreach both in and outside of the courtroom. Prior to that role, Cece represented clients on behalf of SLF in both state and federal court on several constitutional matters. She also served as Director of SLF’s 1A Project, educating college students about their First Amendment rights and defending their freedom of speech. 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.