Caleb Kruckenberg

Litigation Director

Caleb Kruckenberg is CIR’s Litigation Director.

Innovation, creativity, and determination were the foundation for America’s greatest successes. But those same traits are the ones most feared by self-sustaining government bureaucracies. It’s no coincidence that Caleb regularly represents entrepreneurs, outspoken critics of entrenched power, and those simply unwilling to compromise their core values in the face of oppression.

Caleb believes that the best way to defeat abusive governmental involvement in our lives is to overwhelm it with the same entrepreneurial spirit embodied by his clients. He is not afraid to take risks, and, above all, he is relentless when the government is on the other side of his clients’ interests.

Caleb previously worked as a prosecutor, a public defender, a lobbyist for a national advocacy organization and, most recently, an impact litigator protecting the separation of powers at both the Pacific Legal Foundation and the New Civil Liberties Alliance. He has won major victories against numerous federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is also proud to have sued every U.S. attorney general, eight so far, since he has been litigating against the government on behalf of liberty-minded clients. Caleb has also argued more than 20 times in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, winning cases in 8 of the 12 regional circuit courts.

He graduated cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, where he was the lead articles editor for the Temple Law Review. Caleb also attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he studied figurative painting.