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
JOHN DOE LITIGATION
Wisconsin prosecutors engaged in a partisan witch hunt, targeting conservative political and issue groups and alleging that they illegally “coordinated” with the Scott Walker campaign. We filed amicus briefs in a number of related cases standing up for the right of people to communicate with their elected officials without losing the right to speak on political issues. The Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed and shut down the investigation.
MILEWSKI V. TOWN OF DOVER
Wisconsin law says if you don’t let an appraiser come inside your house, you can’t challenge your assessment, no matter how unfair it is. We filed a lawsuit on behalf of a couple who asserted their Fourth Amendment right to refuse to consent to a government search and were punished for standing up for their rights. The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the law.
GERHARD V. CITY OF GREEN BAY
Should cities be able to declare your garden a nuisance and destroy it without giving you the chance to argue your side? That’s exactly what Green Bay did, and we filed a lawsuit seeking to hold them accountable. In the end, the city settled, paying the Gerhards for their damages and attorney fees.
MCADAMS V. MARQUETTE
Marquette guarantees its professors full academic freedom and First Amendment rights. Yet it indefinitely suspended – without pay – Professor John McAdams, a tenured conservative professor, because he criticized a graduate student instructor who told a student his opinions on gay marriage were homophobic and could not be voiced in her class. We sued Marquette University, and the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that it breached McAdams’ teaching contract.
CITY OF BLOOMFIELD V. FELIX
Establishment Clause jurisprudence is hopelessly muddled and unmoored from its actual constitutional text. We filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to take a Ten Commandments case to straighten it out, but the Court declined.
LAIR V. MANGAN
Can the government set campaign contributions so low that they effectively prevent political participation? We don’t think so, and so we filed an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Montana’s rock-bottom limits.
OLSEN V. NWTC
Can a public college stop its students from handing out Valentines? Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College thinks so – and it thinks it can restrict the First Amendment to a tiny “free speech zone” on campus. We think that’s unconstitutional, and filed a federal lawsuit to fix the problem.
AMERICAN LEGION V. AMERICAN HUMANIST ASSOCIATION
Establishment Clause jurisprudence is hopelessly muddled and unmoored from its actual constitutional text. We filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to straighten the mess out and uphold a WWI war memorial in the shape of a cross.