Wesley Hottot joined the Institute for Justice in 2008. His practice focuses on occupational licensing, economic liberty and civil asset forfeiture. He is currently lead attorney in a constitutional challenge to town car regulations in Portland, Ore., and lead attorney in an appeal to the Texas Supreme Court challenging that state’s eyebrow threading regulations.
Wesley’s work has been cited by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Oregonian, Tennessean, Austin American-Statesman, Dallas Morning News and other print, radio and television outlets.
Wesley received his law degree from the University of Washington, where he completed a judicial externship with Justice Richard Sanders of the Washington Supreme Court and a two-year clerkship with the Institute’s Washington office. He was an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia and graduated with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa.
Wesley Hottot is licensed in Washington and Texas.