Larry Klayman, also the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, is known for his strong public interest advocacy in furtherance of ethics in government and individual freedoms and liberties. During his tenure at Judicial Watch, he obtained a court ruling that Bill Clinton committed a crime, the first lawyer ever to have done so against an American president. Larry became so famous for fighting corruption in the government and the legal profession that the NBC hit drama series "West Wing" created a character after him: Harry Klaypool of Freedom Watch. His character was played by actor John Diehl.
In 2004, Larry ran for the U.S. Senate as a Republican in Florida's primary. After the race ended, he founded Freedom Watch. Now he, along with America’s Toughest Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, has founded America’s Sheriff.
Larry graduated from Duke University with honors in political science and French literature. Later, he received a law degree from Emory University. During the administration of President Ronald Reagan, Larry was a Justice Department prosecutor and was on the trial team that succeeded in breaking up the telephone monopoly of AT&T, thereby creating competition in the telecommunications industry.
Between Duke and Emory, Larry worked for U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker (R-Pa.) during the Watergate era. He has also studied abroad and was a stagiaire for the Commission of the European Union in its Competition Directorate in Brussels, Belgium. During law school, Larry also worked for the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C.
Larry speaks four languages—English, French, Italian, and Spanish—and is an international lawyer, among his many areas of legal expertise and practice.
Larry has scored many major successes in his career, and most notably he also enjoined Obama’s National Security Agency for its illegal mass surveillance on millions of Americans. This legal victory caused Congress to enact the USA Freedom Act.
The author of books detailing Larry’s accomplishments, including Fatal Neglect: The U.S. Government’s Continuing Failure to Protect American Citizens from Terrorists and Whores: Why and How I Came to Fight the Establishment, this no holds barred freedom fighter, who has been called America’s Toughest Lawyer, has just written a third book which will be out in October 2020, titled “It Takes a Revolution: Forget the Scandal Industry.” His books deal with the breakdown of our political and legal systems and his latest work proposes concrete ways to wage a peaceful and legal revolution to save the nation in these dire times. Like Whores, Larry’s newest work is now on pre-order sale at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Borders.com, and all major stores and booksellers.
Larry is a frequent commentator on television and radio, as well as a weekly columnist, on Friday, for WND.com. Larry also hosts a weekly syndicated radio show and daily podcast on Radio America called “Special Prosecutor with Larry Klayman.”
Larry has been credited as being the inspiration for the Tea Party movement. (See "Larry Klayman – The One Man TEA Party," by Dr. Richard Swier.)