William Messenger (National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation)
William Messenger is a staff attorney at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. He graduated from OHIO in 1997 before earning his J.D. from George Washington University in 2001. He has litigated nearly 100 cases including over a dozen at the Appellate-level on behalf of NRWLD Foundation-aided employees and other individuals. His cases defend workers’ freedom from compulsory unionism and focus on the First Amendment and other constitutional rights. He has argued twice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Messenger successfully argued Harris v. Quinnin 2014, securing a Supreme Court ruling that requiring homecare providers to pay union fees violated the First Amendment. He also briefed and successfully argued Janus v. AFSCME in the Supreme Court in 2018. This event receives support from the Jack Miller Center through a grant from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation.