Kurt Schlichter is a trial lawyer, and a retired Army infantry colonel with a degree from the Army War College who writes twice a week as a Senior Columnist for Townhall.com. His dystopian conservative action novels include “People’s Republic,” “Indian Country,” “Wildfire” and “Collapse.” His second non-fiction book “Militant Normals” came out in October 2018, and his latest “The 21 Biggest Lies About Donald Trump (And You)” came out in July 2020.
Kurt was personally recruited by Andrew Breitbart in 2009 to write for Big Hollywood. Kurt is a senior columnist at Townhall where he writes three time a week. His brutal and hilarious Twitter feed has over 335,000 followers.
Kurt is often on the air as an on-screen commentator and as a guest on nationally syndicated radio programs discussing political, military and legal issues, including Fox News, Fox Business, HLN, CNN (Well, maybe not anymore), the Hugh Hewitt Show, the Dennis Miller Show, Geraldo, the Greg Garrison Show, the John Phillips Show, the Tony Katz Radio Spectacular, the Snark Factor, and the Larry O’Connor Show, among others.
As a stand-up comic for several years, he has gathered a large and devoted following in the world of social media for his amusing and often biting conservative commentary. Kurt is also a successful trial lawyer based in the Los Angeles area representing companies and individuals in matters ranging from routine business cases to confidential Hollywood and entertainment industry disputes and transactions. A member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which recognizes attorneys who have won verdicts in excess of $1 million, his litigation strategy and legal analysis articles regularly run in such legal publications such as the Los Angeles Daily Journal and California Lawyer.
Kurt is a 1994 graduate of Loyola Law School, where he was a law review editor. He majored in Communications and Political Science as an undergraduate at the University of California, San Diego, where he also edited the conservative student paper California Review while writing a regular column in the student humor paper the Koala. He also drank a lot of Coors.
Kurt rose to the rank of Army infantry colonel on active duty and in the California Army National Guard. He wears the silver “jump wings” of a qualified paratrooper and commanded the 1st Squadron, 18th Cavalry Regiment. A veteran of both the Persian Gulf War and Kosovo, as well as the Los Angeles riots, the Northridge earthquake and the 2007 San Diego fires mobilizations, he is a graduate of the Army’s Combined Arms Staff Service School, the Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College, where he received a master of Strategic Studies degree.
He loves military history, red meat and the Second Amendment. His favorite caliber is .45.