About the AHA | Contact Us / Staff List | David Niose

Meet the AHA Staff

David Niose


David Niose, Legal Director


(click for a hi-res photo)


<< Full staff directory

Contact Information
Phone: (978) 343-0800


David Niose is the legal director of the Appignani Humanist Legal Center, running the AHLC's Massachusetts office. His background includes experience in law and mass communication. Having practiced law in Massachusetts since 1990, Niose has also worked in print and broadcast media, taught both history and law, and written extensively on a wide array of issues. He is also the immediate past president of the American Humanist Association.

Upon joining the AHA board in 2005, Niose initiated and helped develop the AHA’s media campaign. Niose has appeared in national media and spoken to groups around the country, emphasizing the importance of utilizing mass media to inject humanist ideas into the public dialogue, improve the public image of humanists, and sway public opinion away from the religious right.

As an attorney, Niose has advocated for church/state separation and the rights of humanists and other nontheists, and he is currently involved in implementing a legal strategy to enforce the rights of humanists and other nontheists via the avenue of equal protection law. He has worked with the Secular Coalition for America in various positions to help advocate for the rights of Secular Americans, and has served on the boards of Greater Worcester Humanists and Greater Boston Humanists.


American Humanist Association

Why are Muslims growing faster than any other religious group?

2 days ago

American Humanist Association

AHA Legislative Associate Matt Bulger discusses the National Day of Reason resol...

2 days ago

American Humanist Association

The American Humanist Association and the Frederick Douglass Humanist Society of...

2 days ago

American Humanist Association

Who Said It? Can you match past AHA Humanists of the Year to their quote? Try ou...

2 days ago

American Humanist Association

What does it mean to be a "cultural Christian" and what is the point? Thoughts?

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

This weekend is the fight everyone has been waiting for; Mayweather v Pacquiao....

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

This week on the Humanist Hour Podcast, Bo Bennett talks to Drs Joe Gerstein and...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

This marriage equality timeline shows just how far the United States has come si...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

The American Humanist Association is looking for a field intern for the 2015 sum...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

According to Sincere T. Kirabo, social justice activist, skeptic, blogger at Pat...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

For the first time ever, a National Day of Reason resolution has been introduced...

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Star Talk Radio Show has been successful for years, and ha...

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

AHA Legal Director David Niose was on Newsmax yesterday to comment on yesterday'...

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

The latest from AHA Executive Director Roy Speckhardt: "By removing funding for...

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

We are counting down the final days to AHA's 74th Annual Conference! Are you rea...

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

We stand with Baltimore. We stand with Freddie Gray. We stand for peace and just...

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

Today the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the marriage equality case O...

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on the marriage equality ca...

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

Humanist Disaster Recovery, a joint project between the AHA and Foundation Beyon...

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

Thank you Justin Vollmar for translating the Humanist Manifesto III into America...

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

It's difficult enough when your family is religious while you are not. What do y...

11 days ago

American Humanist Association

On May 7th at the BAM Harvey Theater in New York, BBC World Service’s Razia Iqba...

12 days ago

American Humanist Association

Happy Friday Everyone!

12 days ago

American Humanist Association

Yesterday was Openly Secular Day. Coming from Texas, AHA's Matt Bulger shares hi...

12 days ago

American Humanist Association

How are politicians catering to Christianity?

12 days ago