Eric Shear

Digital Director

Eric Shear directs the digital arm of Pacific Legal Foundation’s communications team. His primary goal is to ensure that PLF stays ahead of the game with the evolving digital transformation of our lives.

When Eric joined PLF, he led efforts to rebuild PLF’s website, email, and other marketing programs to help make good on PLF’s goal of being a next-generation public interest law firm. He continues to oversee and extend those efforts with an eye for bringing new audiences to PLF and making sure people can easily find and understand PLF’s work.

Eric believes strongly in individual liberty, founded in a right to property and privacy. In keeping PLF up to date with the latest technology, he ensures that the organization is a trustworthy steward of data and uses marketing intelligence to delight our audiences. He relentlessly pursues new techniques to amplify Pacific Legal Foundation’s voice and spread the stories of its freedom fighters.

Eric studied philosophy at Northern Arizona University, with a focus on the classics, and obtained his master’s degree in bilingual education and linguistics with coursework at the University of Buenos Aires. He spent the majority of his graduate career and early professional life abroad, building professional development systems in South America and China. Before joining PLF, Eric worked in various marketing agencies and software development firms specializing in business intelligence data and marketing automation.

Eric loves to reflect on how his time spent in socialist countries crystallized how American he is and why the values set down in our Constitution must be preserved for future generations. He likes to take his wife dancing, play tennis, and read science fiction novels.

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April 10, 2020

COVID-19’s economic fallout shows why California must stop its war against freelancers

The COVID-19 pandemic has delivered a massive hit to the U.S. economy, and California is no exception. The March jobs report showed the Golden State is shedding jobs at a furious rate. Yet a California law remains on the books that further frustrates the ability of freelancers to find work. On January 1, Assembly Bill ...

March 08, 2019

Weekly litigation report — March 8, 2019

Appellate victory for high school dancers The federal Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled in favor of PLF clients Dmitri Moua and Zachary Greenwald, reversing a trial court judgment and ordering Minnesota officials not to ban boys from competitive high school dance teams. In D.M. and Z.G. v. Minnesota State High School League, ...

August 14, 2017

PLF Scores Important Property Rights Win in Capistrano Shores

An Orange County Trial Court in California handed down a victory to PLF and the Wills family. ...

August 14, 2017

Victim speaks out on Michigan’s abusive foreclosure law

Henderson Hodgens and other small property owners are turning to the Supreme Court for help after they were victimized by Michigan's abusive foreclosure law. Hodgens' childhood home was taken by Van Buren County and sold for a $42,000 profit, which the county pocketed, leaving Hodgen's with nothing except his father's old tractor. ...

August 14, 2017

Michigan exploits minor tax debts as an excuse for taking

PLF's Director of Communications Harold Johnson hosts a discussion with PLF Attorney Christina Martin and Reginald Hill, a Church Deacon at Wayside Church. ...

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