Alexandria, VA – The Institute for Free Speech is pleased to welcome attorney Ryan Morrison to its legal team. Ryan’s addition to the staff will enable the Institute to litigate more cases in defense of the First Amendment.
“Ryan is an experienced trial attorney with a pedigree of distinguished legal service,” said Institute for Free Speech Legal Director Allen Dickerson. “With Ryan on board, the Institute expands its capacity to help clients whose First Amendment rights have been violated. We are delighted to welcome him to the team.”
Ryan has considerable experience both in and out of government. He served in the George W. Bush administration in numerous roles, including as an Associate General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Defense. Ryan also clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, was an associate at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, and most recently served in the administration of Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin.
“Over the past few years, the Institute has been doing exceptional legal advocacy work,” Ryan said. “I am honored to join IFS and expand their efforts to protect and defend the First Amendment.”
Ryan’s addition marks the second expansion of the Institute for Free Speech legal team in 2018. Senior Attorney Parker Douglas previously joined IFS in September.
About the Institute for Free Speech
The Institute for Free Speech is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes and defends the First Amendment rights to freely speak, assemble, publish, and petition the government. Originally known as the Center for Competitive Politics, it was founded in 2005 by Bradley A. Smith, a former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission. The Institute is the nation’s largest organization dedicated solely to protecting First Amendment political rights.