Ruth Institute Founder and President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., today welcomed Paul M. Jonna, Esq., as the newest member of the Ruth Institute’s
Board of Directors.
“Given his work on behalf of religious liberty and against the Sexual Revolution, Paul and the Ruth Institute are a natural match,” Morse said.
Jonna is a partner with LiMandri & Jonna LLP, a civil litigation practice based in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.
He is also Senior Trial Counsel with the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, where he has successfully
defended clients such as David Daleiden (attacked for his videos showing Planned Parenthood selling aborted fetal body parts) and the Center for
Medical Progress, Tastries Bakery in a same-sex wedding cake case, and parents against the San Diego Unified School District in a case involving
an "anti-Islamophobia" initiative.
Jonna was selected by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the “Best of the Bar” for 2016 and 2017, and was named to the Super Lawyers’ 2019 San
Diego Rising Stars list.
Jonna previously worked at national law firms handling multi-billion-dollar cases for a broad range of large corporate clients. He earned a J.D. from
the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was Comments Editor of San Diego Law Review, and earned a B.S. in Business Administration
from the University of Southern California. He is also a former three-term President and current member of the Board of the St. Thomas More Society
of San Diego.
“It is an honor to join the Board of the Ruth Institute,” Jonna said. “I’ve followed Dr. Morse’s important work for years and look forward to contributing
in any way that I can. The Ruth Institute’s focus on defending the family and helping victims of the Sexual Revolution is more important than ever
in today’s cultural climate.”
The Ruth Institute is a global interfaith non-profit organization equipping Christians to defend the family and build a civilization of love.
Dr. Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives.