The IJ Team

IJ’s attorneys and staff work on behalf of those with the heart but not the means to fight for their most important rights. We take our clients’ cases before judges and their stories to the general public, and we educate the public, grassroots activists, lawmakers, lawyers and law students, and elite academic audiences about the vital importance of the protections and principles enshrined in the Constitution.

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Bert Gall

Managing Vice President and Senior Attorney

Vice Presidents


Paul Avelar

Managing Attorney of the Institute for Justice Arizona Office

Justin Pearson

Managing Attorney of the Institute for Justice Florida Office




Strategic Research


Lee McGrath

Senior Legislative Counsel and Managing Attorney of the Institute for Justice Minnesota Office

IJ Clinic

Center for Judicial Engagement



Adam Linthicum

Forfeiture Intake Coordinator and Public Records Coordinator

Kat Wrench

Student Programs Coordinator and Legal Recruiter