- Asst Prof, FL Coastal School of Law
Tony is an Assistant Professor of Law at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville. He retired in 2012 from the United States Air Force, where he served as a firefighter and intelligence officer prior to completing his law degree at the University of Florida College of Law and serving out the rest of his military career in the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps.
Tony is a columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine, where his column, "Legal Matters," discusses critical issues for homeschooling families. He previously wrote a column for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, which is still available free online. He has published law-related articles in professional journals and magazines. He is also the author of several short stories and The Chronicles of Xan trilogy, a historical fiction series for youth. He speaks and writes on a variety of legal subjects, including the First Amendment, military policy, and homeschooling. A father of one boy and four girls, Tony and his wife, Alisa, have been involved in homeschooling for over a decade.
As a prosecutor and defense attorney, Tony presented hundreds of written and oral arguments before both trial and appellate courts. He taught law at the U.S. Air Force Academy and litigated employment law cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board. He also represented the Air Force in a First Amendment challenge to the Air Force Academy's National Prayer Luncheon.
Born and raised in New Jersey, military service gave Tony and his family the opportunity to experience life throughout America, including Texas, Virginia, California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, and Florida.