Christie Hebert is an attorney at the Institute for Justice. Her practice focuses on property rights and free speech.
Christie previously litigated complex property disputes at a Texas-based firm, handling cases in both state and federal court. Immediately before joining IJ, Christie clerked for Justice Evan Young of the Texas Supreme Court during his initial term on the bench.
Christie received her law degree with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 2015. At the same time, she earned a masters degree in public affairs from the University of Texas’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Her masters degree culminated in creating and teaching a course for the Army War College Fellowship on writing and critical thinking. After law school, Christie clerked for Judge Sam Sparks, United States District Judge of the Western District of Texas. And, in 2018, Christie was a Pegasus Scholar with the American Inns of Court.
Before law school, Christie also earned a degree in economics magna cum laude from Davidson College, where she was a Terry Scholar, a founder of the Davidson College Women’s Leadership Conference, and an ultimate frisbee player. After college, Christie completed a community service fellowship with Davidson before moving to Salzburg, Austria to work at the Salzburg Global Seminar, an international public policy nonprofit.
When Christie is not lawyering, she spends her time with her family. Christie and her husband met in law school and now have two young sons—who keep the Heberts on their toes.
Christie 's Cases
New Jersey Parents File Federal Class Action Lawsuit Challenging State’s Secret Retention of Newborn Blood for 23 Years
Like all new mothers, New Jersey residents Hannah Lovaglio and Erica Jedynak each experienced the usual emotional whirlwind during their pregnancies. They had attended prenatal classes, meticulously planned their nurseries, and devoured books on parenting.
Alek Schott partnered with the Institute for Justice (IJ) to announce a federal lawsuit against Bexar County deputies for illegally stopping him for a traffic violation that he didn’t commit, and then using the stop…
Arrested and Prosecuted for his Reporting, Citizen Journalist Defends His First Amendment Rights with Federal Lawsuit
Justin Pulliam, a citizen journalist in Texas, was arrested and prosecuted for his reporting on the activities of the Fort Bend County Sheriff. He is defending his First Amendment rights with a federal lawsuit.
Investigations can be an effective tool for intimidation. Government officials across the ideological spectrum weaponize this power to punish those who speak out against them. The stories of junk investigations are legion. Los Angeles just…
Christie 's Amicus Briefs
Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government v. Bendel Partnership
Louisiana Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit