Alasdair Whitney

Legislative Counsel

Alasdair Whitney serves as legislative counsel for the Institute for Justice.  Alasdair advocates for legislative reform across the country in the areas of economic liberty, free speech, property rights and other civil liberties.

Prior to joining IJ, Alasdair served as an assistant attorney general in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General where he successfully defended criminal convictions in state and federal courts.  Alasdair started his legal career as an associate attorney at DLA Piper. 

Alasdair received his law degree from Notre Dame Law School.  As a law student, he interned for Chief Justice Stephen Markman of the Michigan Supreme Court and Judge David McKeague of the United State Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in international relations from Michigan State University.