Leading areas of practice
WILL proudly fights for individual liberties guaranteed by our Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Constitutional Government and Rule of Law
WILL is committed to guarding our constitutional system by standing up for federalism, the separation of powers, and oversight of the administrative state.
WILL proudly fights for the right to earn a living free from government interference.
WILL proudly fights for an education system that is student-centered and prioritizes the freedom of families to choose the best education for their children.
WILL proudly fights for equal protection under the law as guaranteed by our Constitution.
Legal Areas of Focus
STUDY: Missing Forward Exam Data May Point to Even Lower Student Proficiency
WILL examines missing data to project true proficiency rates of “lost kids” The News: A new policy brief from the Wisconsin Institute for Law & ...
Non-Profit Acquires Vacant School, Plans Private Choice School for Mattoon, Wisconsin
WILL represented Shepherd’s Watch in lengthy legal dispute over vacant building The News: A non-profit finally acquired a vacant elementary school in ...
Gaps in Forward Exam Data Means Wisconsin Flying Blind on Student Achievement
Students in Wisconsin, and around the nation, have dealt with two school years that were largely disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Despite ample ...
Families Flock to School Choice Options Amid Pandemic
Will Flanders, Research Director Many have made the case that the pandemic increased the movement of families away from traditional public schools. ...
Fewer Suspensions, More Students Report Feeling Unsafe After Federal Intervention in Milwaukee Public Schools
Analysis finds effort to reduce racial disparities may be harming school safety The News: A Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) review of the ...
JEAMEC V. MILWAUKEE
Milwaukee decided that a small plot of open land a north side church used for religious and charitable purposes was “unnecessary”, and tried to tax it. We sued and convinced a judge not only that the land was necessary, but that a state law prohibiting the church from challenging their exemption denial until they paid the tax was unconstitutional.
MILWAUKEE V. LAUR
The First Amendment protects the right of people to use public spaces to engage in free speech. We successfully defended a street preacher from a municipal trespassing ticket.
MCCUTCHEON V. FEC
In this case, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down federal aggregate campaign contribution limits, concluding that prohibiting donors from donating to as many candidates as they wanted (within individual limits) violate the First Amendment. WILL filed an amicus brief arguing that the Court should stop giving more deference to contribution limits than to independent expenditure limits.