Jeffrey H. Redfern

Jeffrey H. Redfern

Attorney, Institute for Justice

Jeffrey Redfern joined the Institute for Justice in 2016, and he litigates constitutional cases protecting property rights and free speech.

Before joining IJ, Jeffrey was a member of the appellate group at Mayer Brown LLP, where he authored briefs on various constitutional issues in the U.S. Supreme Court and in lower federal and state courts.  He has argued cases before the First and Seventh Circuits. Jeffrey clerked for Judge Laurence Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Jeffrey earned his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2012. Between his first and second years of law school, he clerked at IJ’s Minnesota office. That experience inspired him to file his own pro se constitutional lawsuit against the government while still in school. (After over two years of litigation, the government finally provided the relief he requested.)

Before law school, Jeffrey taught English at a prep school in Southern California. He earned his MA in humanities from the University of Chicago in 2006 and his BA in English, magna cum laude, from Carleton College in 2005. Jeffrey enjoys competitive distance running, and he has a marathon personal best of 2 hours and 30 minutes.


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