Neil Weare is an associate in the firm’s political and tax law practice and works with social welfare, advocacy, charitable and political organizations, political professionals and other firm clients.
He is also a non-profit entrepreneur, founding We the People Project, an advocacy organization that works to achieve equal rights and representation for the nearly 5 million Americans living in U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. And, he is a founding Board Member of Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, which helps veterans recovering from homelessness and mental illness overcome legal barriers to housing, healthcare and income.
As a law student, Mr. Weare successfully argued the landmark education case CCJEF v. Rell before the Connecticut Supreme Court, which recognized a state constitutional right to an adequate education. He has also served as co-counsel on numerous amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court and lower courts on a range of constitutional law issues.
- Yale Law School, J.D. 2008
- Lewis & Clark College, B.S., summa cum laude, 2002
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
- U.S. Supreme Court
- California (inactive)
Prior Professional Experience:
- Litigation Counsel and Supreme Court Fellow, Constitutional Accountability Center
- Judicial Clerk to the Hon. Morgan Christen, Alaska Supreme Court (currently a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals)
- Thomas Emerson Fellow, David Rosen & Associates