Donald A. Daugherty

Donald A. Daugherty, Jr.

Senior Litigator, Institute for Free Speech

Topics: Religious Liberties • Litigation

Don Daugherty is Senior Litigator at the Institute for Free Speech. He previously served as Senior Counsel at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Before that, he was a partner at three of Wisconsin’s largest firms, with nearly 30 years of trial and appellate litigation experience. He has been consistently recognized as among the “Best Lawyers in America,” as well as Wisconsin’s “Super Lawyers.” He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from Northwestern University Law School. After law school, he served as a clerk to the Honorable Roger J. Miner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Don served on Governor Scott Walker’s Judicial Selection Advisory Committee from 2011-18, and is currently President of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association. He is on the Board of Advisors for the Milwaukee Lawyers’ Chapter of the Federalist Society, and on the Executive Committee of the Federalist Society’s Litigation Practice Group.



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