Robert Frommer serves as an attorney with the Institute for Justice. He joined the Institute in August 2008 and litigates cases to protect political speech, promote economic liberty, and secure individuals’ rights to private property.
Robert is part of the Institute’s National Street Vending Initiative and lead counsel in Miller v. City of Atlanta, which is challenging Atlanta’s grant of an exclusive franchise over all public-property vending to a single company—the first program of its kind in the country. Robert is also lead counsel in Wag More Dogs, LLC v. Artman, a First Amendment case that asks if local governments can play art critic by banning certain murals based on what they depict. Robert has also litigated on behalf of SpeechNow.org, a group formed to independently speak out about candidates but that first had to challenge laws that restrict how much anyone can give to the group. Robert’s views have been published in a number of print and on-line newspapers and journals, including The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun and The Denver Post.
Before joining IJ, Robert was an attorney with the Washington, D.C., office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He is a former law clerk to Judge Morris Sheppard Arnold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Robert received his law degree magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2004, where he served as both a book review editor for the Michigan Law Review and president of the Federalist Society student chapter.
Robert Frommer is a member of the DC and Virginia bars.