Since joining HSLDA to lead the litigation team in 2001, Jim Mason has represented homeschooling families in a wide range of challenging situations. Under Jim’s leadership, HSLDA’s 4th Amendment litigation has changed the way North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico approach social services investigations. Jim was also instrumental in litigating the 2008 case Jonathan L., which put an end to years of controversy over the legal status of homeschooling in California and set a precedent that affects other states. In addition to serving as a vice president of HSLDA, Jim is the president of ParentalRights.org. Before coming to HSLDA, Jim represented numerous right-to-life groups in campaign finance cases and clerked for an appellate court in Oregon. He graduated with highest honors from Regent University School of Law in 1996. Jim is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in Operation Desert Storm. He and his wife, Debbie, live in Winchester, Virginia, and have homeschooled all of their children; five have graduated and two are still being taught at home. They have one granddaughter. Jim is an avid birdwatcher and waffle connoisseur.