Braden H. Boucek serves as Vice President of Legal Affairs at the Beacon Center of Tennessee. He is a constitutional lawyer, actively litigating to advance Beacon’s larger goal of promoting freedom and opportunity in Tennessee. Braden has been a litigator since 2001. Previously, Braden was an Assistant U.S. Attorney, both Nashville and Memphis, for over nine years.For nearly five years before joining the Department of Justice, Braden served as a prosecutor for the State of Tennessee, first as an Assistant Attorney General and later as an Assistant District Attorney. He has been lead counsel in many jury trials at both the state and federal level. He has also argued dozens of cases before state and federal appellate courts, including the Tennessee Supreme Court and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Braden also served as an extern for the Florida Supreme Court. He obtained his J.D. at Florida State University College of Law, and his B.A. at the University of Richmond.