Rita Peters is a constitutional attorney, the author of Restoring America’s Soul: Advancing Timeless Conservative Principles in a Wayward Culture, and co-host of the weekly radio program, “Crossroads: Where Faith and Culture Meet.” She serves as Senior Vice President for Legislative Affairs for the Convention of States Project.
Prior to joining the Convention of States Project, Rita spent approximately 10 years as Staff Counsel for The Rutherford Institute, where she worked to protect the civil liberties of Americans across the nation. She has authored numerous briefs for the United States Supreme Court and the federal appellate courts.
Rita is an allied attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom and a board member for Redeemer Classical School.
As a Presidential Scholar at West Virginia University, Rita earned dual bachelor degrees in 1998, graduating summa cum laude from both the Journalism and Political Science departments. She then continued her education as a Benedum Scholar at Washington and Lee University School of Law, from which she graduated cum laude in 2001.
Rita is a member of the Virginia State Bar and lives in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband, Tim, their six children, four dogs and two cats.