Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Inc

We litigate, educate and participate in public discourse.

aka Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty   |   Milwaukee, WI   |  http://www.will-law.org

Mission

Through litigation, education, and participation in public discourse, WILL advances the public interest in the rule of law, individual liberty, constitutional government, and a robust civil society.

Ruling year info

2011

President & General Counsel

Rick Esenberg

Main address

330 E Kilbourn Ave Ste 725

Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA

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45-1606079

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Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (I05)

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What We Do

We litigate, educate and participate in public discourse.

Our case categories include Free Speech, Workers’ Freedom, Open Government, Good Government, and Other Individual Rights. We have prevailed in over 75% of the cases we have undertaken. Our General Counsel, Rick Esenberg, has argued more cases in the Wisconsin Supreme Court than any other private lawyer in the state. While this is a very rough estimate, we believe that on our legal side alone, we have provided legal services to the movement valued at over $42 million at a cost to our donors of an estimated $10 million.

WILL’s winning reputation has allowed us to settle other matters without ever filing a lawsuit. The other side knows – if we are involved, they are in trouble. Our presence in Wisconsin and our record also serves as a disincentive for those who would like to expand government bureaucracy and limit our freedoms. We keep them from even thinking about it.

Advocating for Freedom

In 2013, WILL recognized a critical need – filling the vacuum for well-researched policy reports on conservative principles. Since then, WILL’s policy team continues to provide timely and comprehensive research on proposed policies and bills and their impact on Wisconsin citizens. WILL’s policy work is critical to helping advance good public policies and defend against the harmful policies at the local, state, and federal levels.

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Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Inc

Board of directors
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Board chair

James T. Barry, III

President & CEO, the Barry Company

Michael White

Rite-Hite Holding Corporation

Michael Grebe

Former President & CEO, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

Christopher Wolfe

Professor of Politics, University of Dallas

Rick Esenberg

President, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty

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