Jeffrey M. Schwab - Liberty Justice Center

Jeffrey M. Schwab

Jeffrey M. 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 across the country. 

He served as counsel for Mark Janus in Janus v. AFSCME, the landmark case in which the United States Supreme Court found that public employees could not be compelled to pay money to a union without their consent. He currently serves as lead counsel in cases across the country seeking to ensure that all public sector employees have access to the rights established by Janus.

Jeffrey serves and has served as lead counsel in Liberty Justice Center cases challenging restrictions on ride-share vehicles and home-sharing hosts, the implementation of a tax on Internet streaming services, such as Netflix and Spotify, on Chicago residents, and campaign finance laws that seek to benefit certain political contributors over others.

Prior to joining the Liberty Justice Center in September 2014, Jeffrey practiced law at a boutique firm in downtown Chicago, where he litigated cases pursuant to the First Amendment’s Free Speech and Free Exercise Clauses and under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). His  practice also included real estate and zoning, contract disputes, small business litigation, consumer litigation, and bankruptcy.

Jeffrey received his B.S. in Business Management from Grove City College and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

Jeffrey is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Illinois, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Contact Jeffrey at [email protected].


Jeffrey Schwab and Parent Laurel Golden on CNN to Discuss Chicago Teachers Strike

Jeffrey Schwab and Chicago Public Schools parent Laurel Golden joined CNN’s Anderson Cooper to discuss the lawsuit to end the illegal Chicago Teachers Union strike.


Fox News: Jeffrey Schwab discusses Chicago Teachers Union illegal strike

Jeffrey Schwab joined FOX News to discuss why the Chicago Teachers Union strike is illegal and why a group of Chicago parents are forced to sue the union to return to in-person learning. 


Fox and Friends hosts Chicago mom and LJC attorney to discuss CTU strike

CPS mom and first-responder Ammie Kessem and LJC’s Jeffrey Schwab appeared on Fox and Friends Sunday to outline the lawsuit to end Chicago Teachers Union’s illegal strike.


Chicago parents file lawsuit against teacher’s union: ‘Rug ripped right out from under them again’ – Fox News

The decision by Chicago Teachers Union members not to show up to work is taking a toll on students’ mental health, Ammie Kessem, a parent of a student within the Chicago Public Schools


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