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Joshua D. Hawley, Missouri Attorney General

Joshua D. Hawley (R)

Missouri Attorney General
Elected: 2016

Supreme Ct. Bldg., 207 W. High St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

Josh Hawley is a conservative constitutional attorney who has been to the U.S. Supreme Court and won. A leading national expert on the issue of religious freedom, Josh was co-counsel on the landmark Supreme Court case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores.

A native of Lexington, Mo., in rural Lafayette County, Josh graduated from Rockhurst High School in Kansas City and went on to graduate with honors from Stanford University. At Yale Law School, he led the conservative Yale Federalist Society and earned clerkships at the U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit and subsequently, the U.S. Supreme Court.

Josh is an expert on constitutional law and teaches law at the University of Missouri. In the last five years, Josh has been active in some of the country’s most important court cases. As senior counsel for The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, he has won twice at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Josh and his wife, Erin, also a leading national appellate attorney and former U.S. Supreme Court clerk, are raising their two young sons in central Missouri.

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