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The Liberty Justice Center Mission

The Liberty Justice Center is a non-profit, non-partisan public-interest litigation center that fights to protect economic liberty, private property rights, free speech, and other fundamental rights in Illinois and beyond.  First and foremost, the Liberty Justice Center seeks to ensure that the rights to earn a living and to start a business, which are essential to a free and prosperous society, are available not just to a politically privileged few, but to all.  The Liberty Justice Center pursues its goals through strategic, precedent-setting litigation to revitalize constitutional restraints on government power and protections for individual rights.

Jacob Huebert Headshot RetouchedJacob H. Huebert
Senior Attorney
jhuebert@libertyjusticecenter.org
(312) 263-7668 ext. 219

Jacob Huebert is senior attorney at the Liberty Justice Center, the Illinois Policy Institute’s free-market public-interest litigation center.

Jacob litigates cases to protect economic liberty, the First Amendment, and other constitutional rights in federal and state courts in Illinois.

In the area of economic liberty, Jacob led LJC’s successful challenge to Bloomington, Illinois’ vehicle-for-hire ordinance, which had prevented new competitors from starting vehicle-for-hire businesses. He is also fighting for food truck owners’ rights in Beavers Donuts v. City of Evanston.

In his First Amendment practice, Jacob and LJC are challenging Illinois’ campaign finance law, which restricts campaign contributions for all but a privileged few in Illinois.

Jacob received his B.A. in economics from Grove City College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. After law school, he clerked for Judge Deborah L. Cook of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He then practiced law at a litigator at a large law firm in Columbus, Ohio, and then in his own law office before joining the Liberty Justice Center upon its founding in 2011. His work has earned him recognition as a Rising Star in appellate law by Super Lawyers in 2009, 2011, and 2012.

As an adjunct law professor, Jacob has taught advanced legal writing at Chicago-Kent College of Law; jurisprudence, payments and advanced appellate advocacy at Ohio Northern University College of Law; and appellate advocacy at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He has spoken to Federalist Society chapters at law schools across the country on topics including economic liberty and judicial selection.

Jacob is the author of a book, Libertarianism Today, and his writing has been published widely in scholarly, professional and popular publications.

Jacob is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois and the State of Ohio, as well as the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and several other federal courts.

Jeffrey M. Schwab
Staff Attorney
jschwab@libertyjusticecenter.org
(312) 263-7668 ext. 235

Jeffrey Schwab is a staff attorney with the Liberty Justice Center, where he litigates cases to protect the rights to free speech, economic liberty, private property and other Constitutional rights in both federal and state courts in Illinois.

Prior to joining the Liberty Justice Center in September 2014, Jeffrey practiced law at a small firm in downtown Chicago, where he had a broad practice that included real estate and zoning, contract disputes, small business litigation, consumer litigation, and bankruptcy. Additionally, Jeffrey’s practice included constitutional law, litigating cases pursuant to the First Amendment’s Free Speech and Free Exercise Clauses and under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA).

Jeffrey received his B.S. in Business Management from Grove City College and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

Jeffrey is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Illinois.

 

Bryant Jackson-Green headshot 153 retouchedBryant Jackson-Green
Legal Researcher and Policy Analyst
bjackson@libertyjusticecenter.org
(312) 263-7668 ext. 231

Bryant Jackson-Green is the Legal Researcher and Policy Analyst with the Liberty Justice Center.

Before joining LJC, Bryant was a campus coordinator with Students for Liberty and interned at the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation. He currently serves as the secretary of the  America’s Future Foundation Chicago chapter.

Bryant received his B.A.  in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

 

 

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Heather Niemetschek
Public Service Initiative Fellow                                                                                             hniemetschek@libertyjusticecenter.org                                                                                     (312) 263-7668 ext. 239

Heather Niemetschek works as a Fellow with the Liberty Justice Center through the University of Chicago Law School’s Public Service Initiative.

Heather received her B.A. in International Affairs and German from the George Washington University and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. During law school she worked for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights and the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois.

 

 

Nathaniel Hamilton
Media Relations Associate
nhamilton@libertyjusticecenter.org
(312) 346-5700 ext. 202

Nathaniel Hamilton is the Media Relations Associate for the Liberty Justice Center. Nathaniel works to spread the Center’s mission and achievements to print, radio, TV and online outlets across the state and country.

Prior to joining the Liberty Justice Center, Nathaniel worked in the media relations department at the Cato Institute in Washington DC.

Nathaniel graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis with a degree in Economics and a minor in English