Kelsey Hackem


Kelsey E. Hackem is a staff attorney at the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law.  Kelsey primarily litigates cases to promote economic liberty, protect political speech, and secure property rights. Previously, she worked as a law clerk at a Philadelphia litigation firm and has done extensive volunteer work on various constitutional issues, particularly those relating to criminal law reform. Kelsey’s experience also includes an in-house position with a fortune 50 company and work with the Federal Public Defender.

Kelsey is a native of the Midwest, born and raised in southeast Michigan.  She received her law degree from Villanova University School of Law, achieving the Dorothy Day award for pro bono work.  Additionally, she served as Vice-President of the Federalist Society and Board Administrator of the Moot Court Board.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida.

Kelsey is a member of the bar in Ohio and Michigan.

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