Meet Our Defense Council

Samir Banga Australia - Solicitor

Samir Banga is the Executive Lawyer & Director at Banga Legal and is on the front lines against discrimination by virtue of the current mandates and what can be seen as an overreach of powers. Human Rights are imperative to the function of any truly free country and Samir recognizes this aspect of law.

Tricia S. Lindsay-
Attorney Team USA

A lifelong New Yorker, Tricia S. Lindsay is a passionate Civil Rights and Constitutional Law  attorney currently admitted to the Bars of Connecticut and New York. A Master of Science and  law, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from New York University, a Master of Arts in  Secondary Science Education from The City University of New York, a Master of Science with  distinction in School Building Leadership from Mercy College, and a Juris Doctor from Touro  College of Law. 

Greg Barns
- Human Rights & Criminal Law

Greg Barns graduated BA LLB from Monash University in 1984. He was a member of the Victorian Bar where he practiced in criminal law from 1986-89 and has been a member of the Tasmanian Bar since 2003. Greg was chief of staff and senior adviser to a number of federal and state Liberal Party leaders and ministers from 1989-99. He is also the former National Chair of the Australian Republican Movement and a director of human rights group, Rights Australia. Greg has written three books on Australian politics, is a Director of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, and a member of the Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance.

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Patrick Cooke
- Attorney Team USA

Patrick practices in the area of commercial litigation and business disputes, focusing his practice on resolving and, when necessary, litigating his client’s business disputes through trial. During the course of his practice, he has represented publicly and privately held companies, as well as the companies’ officers, directors, shareholders, managers and members, in business disputes, professional liability matters and derivative actions throughout the United States.

Sheldon Karasik
- International Attorney

Sheldon Karasik is principal of Sheldon Karasik, P.C. a law firm he founded in 1999. The firm has offices in the U.S. and Switzerland. Mr. Karasik specializes in international legal matters, employment and discrimination law and representation of alternative medical practitioners. He is an AV-rated attorney, the highest peer review standing awarded. He was awarded a five star rating by Martindale Hubbell and Avvo. 

Jessica Beeson Tocco
- International Lobbyist

Jessica has been a lobbyist for over a decade, focused on infrastructure, transportation, defense, health care, and technology. Throughout her career, she has risen the ranks as a major donor and bundler of many national organizations including the Republican Governors Association, National Republican Congressional Committee, Republican National Committee, and the Trump Victory PAC. Jess also worked under the George W. Bush Administration as an assistant to Karl Rove and later as assistant to former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez. The relationships she built throughout the Bush White House have allowed her to penetrate the deepest levels of the Trump Administration with both political appointees and long-serving career bureaucrats.


We’re fighting for practicing Chiropractors worldwide!

The C.D.C. functions as a 501(c6) / 501(c3) non-profit that consists of a specialized team of legal experts and attorneys, supported by a team of industry experts in chiropractic research / literature, regulatory and scope, as well as representative spokespeople and a contracted PR firm. This is unlike anything that has ever been constructed in chiropractic. We are an elite strike force that will be deployed to ensure your chiropractic way of life is protected and supported! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to FIGHT THESE LEGAL BATTLES!