About the Liberty Justice Center

About us

At Liberty Justice Center, we work for people, not profit.

Our groundbreaking lawsuits stake out Americans’ constitutional rights. In 2018, Liberty Justice Center restored the First Amendment rights of more than 5 million public employees in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court victory in Janus v. AFSCME. This decision determined that government employees no longer have to pay union dues or fees to government unions they don’t believe in and which take positions with which they disagree.

Our talented attorneys also fight to protect students, families, entrepreneurs and other Americans whose fundamental constitutional rights have been violated.

Our Mission

Liberty Justice Center fights for the constitutional rights of American families, workers, advocates and entrepreneurs.

Our team

Patrick Hughes

President & Co-founder

Diana Rickert

Vice President

Brian Kelsey

Managing Attorney

Daniel Suhr

Managing Attorney

Buck Dougherty

Senior Attorney

Jeffrey M. Schwab

Senior Attorney

Jeffrey Jennings

Staff Attorney

James McQuaid

Staff Attorney

Reilly Stephens

Staff Attorney

Kristen Williamson

Communications & Outreach

Mark Janus

Senior Fellow

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Liberty Justice Center is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization and your contributions in support of our mission are tax deductible. We are nonpartisan, do not accept government funding, and do not support or promote political campaigns. Your support, not special interests, allow us to do our part in protecting individual liberty.