Patrick Hughes is president and co-founder 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 in federal and state courts. Outside of his role at Liberty Justice Center, Hughes also is co-founder of the Illinois Opportunity Project and Upstream Ideas, LLC. Hughes is a leading advocate and commentator for both federal and state-based policy and political solutions in advance of free markets and free minds. He has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets including Fox News, MSNBC, The Hill, the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Hughes received his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Marquette University and his law degree from DePaul University College of Law.