Law

Leading areas of practice

Individual Liberties

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.

Economic Freedom

WILL proudly fights for the right to earn a living free from government interference.

Education Reform

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.

Equal Protection

WILL proudly fights for equal protection under the law as guaranteed by our Constitution.

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INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS V. SCHIMEL

Unions filed a lawsuit in federal court arguing that Wisconsin’s “Right to Work” law was an unlawful “taking” of their property right to non-members’ fees. We filed amicus briefs successfully arguing in support of Right to Work.

SMITH V. WISCONSIN

Wisconsin prohibits the sale of butter that has not met the approval of government taste testers, effectively banning imports such as the popular Kerrygold butter from Ireland. On behalf of consumers and a retailer, we challenged the law, which furthers no health or safety purpose.

OPERATING ENGINEERS V. EVERS

Unions filed another Act 10 lawsuit in 2019, arguing that the law was unconstitutional because unions have a constitutional right to collectively bargain. We intervened on behalf of a teacher who objects to being forced to pay union dues to defend the law.

FARMVIEW EVENT BARN V. EVERS

If you rent your space out and your guests bring their own alcohol to drink, should you have to get a liquor license? We don’t think so, and interpreting the law that way puts wedding barns and similar venues at risk, so we sued to get the question cleared up.

VWF V. EAU CLAIRE (TID 12)

To create a TIF district, a city must show that it will spur development that otherwise wouldn’t occur – that new development wouldn’t exist “but for” the creation of the TIF district. Eau Claire claimed that an already-finished building somehow wouldn’t be built without a new TIF district, and we sued to stop that abuse.

OPERATING ENGINEERS V. DALEY

Unions filed another Act 10 lawsuit in 2019, arguing that the law was unconstitutional because unions have a constitutional right to collectively bargain. We intervened on behalf of a teacher who objects to being forced to pay union dues to defend the law.

BLACK V. CITY OF LAKE GENEVA

The City of Lake Geneva promulgated an ordinance that allows the city to search the homes of residents who occasionally rent their home for periods of less than 29 days at virtually any time without a warrant or, alternatively, to fine them if they refuse to consent to a warrantless search. These requirements violate the Fourth Amendment rights of Lake Geneva residents, including the Plaintiffs. We filed this suit to vindicate those rights.

State Threatens School Counselor’s License After She Denounced Gender Ideology at Public Rally

WILL issued letter to DPI warning their actions to revoke license violate First Amendment The News: Attorneys at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & ...