The Liberty Justice Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 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.

Our Team

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Patrick Hughes


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Diana Rickert

Vice President

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Jeffrey M. Schwab

Senior Attorney

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Mark Janus

Senior Fellow

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James McQuaid

Staff Attorney

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Laurel Buckley

Director of Development