Beyond blogging activities, Mr. Dillard is an appellate lawyer in Macon, Georgia with the law firm of James, Bates, Pope & Spivey LLP. Dillard has been a member of the Georgia State Bar since 1996. Dillard has contributed essays to several legal encyclopedias on the lives of the following legal luminaries: Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Joseph Story, Judge/Solicitor General Kenneth Starr, and Judge/Attorney General Griffin Bell, as well as penning entries on landmark Supreme Court decisions. He is a frequent lecturer at law schools throughout the country, having given speeches to Federalist Society student chapters at the University of Notre Dame, University of Virginia, and Washington and Lee, to name just a few. Dillard is also the "legal arm" of the "Kenny B. and Charles E. Richardson" television/radio morning show in Macon, having served in that capacity since 1998. Dillard hit the national airwaves during the Harriet Miers debacle when he was interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered" for a segment entitled, "Life in the Blogosphere's Right Lane." He has also appeared on "Hardball with Chris Matthews" and "Catholics Answers Live." Finally, Dillard served as a legal-policy advisor to Governor Mike Huckabee during the 2008 presidential campaign, and is currently a member of the National "Catholics for McCain" Steering Committee.
Mr. Dillard has been married to the former Krista McDaniel of Macon, Georgia for over 14 years, and they have three children. He is a graduate of Samford University and the Mississippi College School of Law (cum laude).