Clark Neily

Clark Neily
  • Discipline: Law
  • Organization: Institute for Justice

Clark Neily joined the Institute for Justice as a senior attorney in
 2000.  He litigates economic liberty, property rights, school choice, First Amendment and other constitutional cases in both federal and state 
courts.

He served as counsel in a successful challenge to Nevada’s monopolistic 
limousine licensing practices, which effectively prevented small
-business-persons from operating their own limousine services in the Las
 Vegas area.  He was the lead attorney in the Institute’s successful
 defense of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy against a lawsuit by
 the Michigan Education Association challenging the Center’s right to
 quote the MEA’s president in fundraising literature, and he is currently
 leading IJ’s opposition to a nationwide effort to cartelize the interior 
design industry through anti-competitive occupational
 licensing requirements. Clark is also a member the leader of the Institute’s school
 choice team. Besides representing parents and children in defense of 
Florida’s Opportunity Scholarship Program and school choice programs in 
Arizona, Maine, Milwaukee, and elsewhere, he has made numerous public 
appearances and participated in many debates in support of school
 choice.