James McQuaid

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James McQuaid

Staff Attorney, Liberty Justice Center

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 LJC in 2015, after graduating from the University of Notre Dame Law School earlier that year. He had previously interned for both LJC and its partner organization, the Illinois Policy Institute.

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

James's Recent Cases

The Liberty Justice Center is fighting for an Ohio school district employee who quit her union—only to be told four months later that the union had begun taking dues from her paycheck again.
Filed February 20, 2024
A free press is fundamental to our democracy. When government officials choose to block members of the press and public from accessing court rulemaking meetings—where decisions affecting citizens are made in secret—they undermine government transparency and the public trust.
Filed June 13, 2022
A group of parents are standing up to the Chicago Teachers Union after 300,000+ students were locked out of in-person learning at Chicago Public Schools.
Filed January 7, 2022
Liberty Justice Center is fighting back against free speech violations and censorship in Hart v. Facebook, a lawsuit filed against Facebook, Twitter, President Joe Biden and the U.S. Surgeon General.
Filed August 31, 2021
Two primary concerns led the Cook County Republican Party to file Cook County Republican Party v. Pritzker to block Illinois' vote-by-mail program.
Filed August 10, 2020

James's Amicus Briefs

Filed February 8, 2024
Filed July 12, 2023
Filed March 28, 2023
Filed February 3, 2023
Filed February 22, 2022
James McQuaid

James McQuaid

Staff Attorney, Liberty Justice Center

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 LJC in 2015, after graduating from the University of Notre Dame Law School earlier that year. He had previously interned for both LJC and its partner organization, the Illinois Policy Institute.

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

Interview Requests

To schedule an interview with a member of our team, please contact us.

Press Releases

James's Recent Cases

The Liberty Justice Center is fighting for an Ohio school district employee who quit her union—only to be told four months later that the union had begun taking dues from her paycheck again.
Filed February 20, 2024
A free press is fundamental to our democracy. When government officials choose to block members of the press and public from accessing court rulemaking meetings—where decisions affecting citizens are made in secret—they undermine government transparency and the public trust.
Filed June 13, 2022
A group of parents are standing up to the Chicago Teachers Union after 300,000+ students were locked out of in-person learning at Chicago Public Schools.
Filed January 7, 2022

James's Amicus Briefs

Filed February 8, 2024
Filed July 12, 2023
Filed March 28, 2023
Filed February 3, 2023
Filed February 22, 2022