Bart grew up in central Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied Government and participated in the Plan II Honors program. While at UT he volunteered in the community through the Filipino Students Association and trained for and ran a marathon as a part of the UT Marathon Team. He also lived abroad in Paris for two semesters studying French language, culture, and government through the Sorbonne.
After graduating from UT, Bart attended UCLA Law School and earned his JD. At UCLA, he competed in Mock Trial tournaments and participated in various mentoring programs. He also became involved in UCLA Law School’s mobile clinic for the homeless, which provides pro bono legal services.
Prior to joining the Law of Life Project team, Bart worked for Advocates International, where he joined other attorneys in fighting for life, peace and justice in places such as Oklahoma, Washington, D.C., Pakistan, and Nigeria. He also traveled to post-earthquake Haiti and provided legal assistance for a group obtaining U.S. visas for Haitian orphans in need of serious medical care.
In 2011 Bart joined Sam Casey in forming the LOLP. He continues to fight for pro- life and religious freedom in state and district courts across the United States, including bringing a case against his home town of Austin, TX to sue an unconstitutional ordinance targeting the work of pro-life pregnancy resource centers. He also works to help push state and federal legislators to defend Rights of Conscience, especially those held by medical professionals. As a son of two physicians, this is a cause close to his heart. The ability to fight for such causes as a part of Jubilee Campaign’s LOLP has been a blessing, and Bart looks forward to continuing to defend life in the future.