Director of Litigation
(312) 263-7668 ext. 219
Jacob Huebert is Director of Litigation at the Liberty Justice 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 challenges to Bloomington, Illinois’ anti-competitive vehicle-for-hire ordinance and Evanston, Illinois’ anti-competitive food-truck ordinance. Jacob is currently LJC’s lead attorney in a case challenging Chicago’s extreme restrictions on property owners’ ability to rent their homes through online platforms such as Airbnb.
In his First Amendment practice, Jacob is LJC’s lead attorney in Janus v. AFSCME, in which the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether governments can force their employees to pay fees to a union as a condition of their employment. Jacob is also the lead attorney in LJC’s lawsuit 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 worked as a litigator in Columbus, Ohio, before joining the Liberty Justice Center upon its founding in 2011.
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, 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.