Bios

Patrick Hughes

08/16/2018
Patrick Hughes is president of the Liberty Justice Center. Hughes has been an attorney since 1994, specializing in private and public interest complex litigation. In this role, Hughes leads a team of constitutional litigators who focus on cases to protect economic liberty, the First Amendment and other constitutional rights…
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Diana Rickert

08/16/2018
Diana Rickert is the vice president of the Liberty Justice Center. She is a former journalist and seasoned communications professional who oversees and executes the Liberty Justice Center’s national public affairs and media strategy. Prior to joining the Liberty Justice Center, Rickert built and led the Illinois Policy Institute’s robust communications…
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Jeffrey M. Schwab

08/15/2018
Jeffrey Schwab is a Senior Attorney at 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…
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Mark Janus

08/15/2018
Mark Janus is a Senior Fellow at the Liberty Justice Center, where he serves as an advocate and spokesperson for workers’ rights. Mark spent the last 11 years of his career as a child support specialist for the Illinois state government. It was during that time that Mark courageously took on one of the most powerful political forces in the country: the public employee unions.
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Laurel Buckley

08/15/2018
Laurel Buckley serves at the Director of Development for the Liberty Justice Center (LJC), which pursues litigation that increases economic liberty, protects private property rights and enforces constitutional limits on government’s power. In her role, Laurel oversees strategic fundraising plans and individual donor outreach at LJC. To this end,…
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James McQuaid

08/15/2018
James McQuaid is a Staff Attorney at the Liberty Justice Center. He litigates cases involving the Freedom of Information Act, economic liberty or constitutional rights. James joined the Liberty Justice Center in 2015, after graduating from the University of Notre Dame Law School earlier that year. He had previously interned for both LJC and…
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