Jeanneane Maxon, JD – Attorney and Nationally Recognized Speaker

Jeanneane Maxon

With almost 10 years of executive-level non-profit leadership, Jeanneane Maxon is an attorney and nationally recognized speaker and human rights advocate.   In 2015, she was unexpectedly diagnosed with brain cancer, inspiring the #TeamJeanneane social media campaign.  From 2012 through 2015, she served as Vice President of External Affairs and Corporate Counsel for Americans United for Life (AUL), the legal architects of the pro-life movement and the first national pro-life organization in the United States. In this role, she oversaw the communications, development, operations, and coalition departments of AUL.

From 2008 through 2011, Jeanneane served as the General Counsel of Care Net, a non-profit pregnancy help affiliation network with over 1200 pregnancy center members.  In this role, she oversaw the legal education and advocacy program for the largest network of pregnancy centers in the nation, successfully leading pregnancy center through numerous advocacy battles.  Jeanneane has lectured in workshops in numerous national conferences hosted by a range of non-profit organizations. Jeanneane co-authored a 600+ page manual entitled Legal Solutions: A Legal Resource for Life-Affirming Pregnancy Help Organizations. Prior to joining AUL, Jeanneane interned for Justice Robert Cordy of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and for Justice Duane Benton then of the Supreme Court of Missouri. She has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and History from Westminster College, graduating summa cum laude and co-valedictorian, and a law degree from Boston University School of Law, graduating cum laude.