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An affiliate of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce


The WMC Litigation Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public interest law firm affiliated with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – the combined state chamber of commerce and manufacturers’ association. Because the Litigation Center’s funding comes entirely from voluntary donations, it devotes its resources to lawsuits that will have a beneficial and wide impact on our state’s economy.

The Litigation Center represents WMC and other clients in legal actions to foster and protect the free enterprise system. In support of WMC’s mission to make Wisconsin the most competitive state in the nation to do business, the WMC Litigation Center will defend the business community from government entities that act beyond their authority.

Unlawful governmental overreach is burdensome and costly to employers who are looking to grow the economy, hire more workers, and increase wages. Instead of reinvesting in their workforce and expanding, many businesses must put countless hours and large sums of money into complying with regulations that governments don’t have the authority to impose in the first place.

That is where the WMC Litigation Center comes in. Working on behalf of the business community and the public, the Litigation Center authors briefs and files lawsuits in defense of free enterprise, to ensure regulatory certainty, oppose unlawful taxation, and to enforce separation of powers.

In 2021, the WMC Litigation Center acquired the Great Lakes Legal Foundation.

Funding for the WMC Litigation Center

All of the WMC Litigation Centers’ funding comes from donations from like-minded individuals, organizations and foundations.

The WMC Litigation Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies solely on the tax-deductible support of its contributors.