William Consovoy

Partner, Consovoy McCarthy PLLC
William Consovoy

Mr. Consovoy assists clients on a broad range of litigation and appellate issues primarily before the Supreme Court of the United States and federal appellate and district courts, as well as before federal agencies. Mr. Consovoy has represented clients in constitutional cases involving, among other issues, the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, the Fourth Amendment, the Tenth Amendment, the Equal Protection Clause, and the Commerce Clause. Mr. Consovoy also has represented clients in complex litigation and regulatory disputes involving the Voting Rights Act, the Federal Arbitration Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, the Communications Act, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, ERISA, and the Civil Rights Act of 1965.

Mr. Consovoy is a former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Judge Edith H. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the 17th Judicial Circuit of Virginia. Mr. Consovoy is a member of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court and was named by Law360 as a “rising star” in appellate law for 2013. Since 2011, Mr. Consovoy has been the co-director of the George Mason University School of Law (GMUSL) Supreme Court Clinic. He previously taught an advanced constitutional law seminar at GMUSL.

Mr. Consovoy earned his B.A. from Monmouth University, and his J.D. magna cum laude from George Mason University School of Law. Mr. Consovoy is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia bars.

  • J.D., magna cum laude, George Mason University School of Law; Moot Court Board, Associate Justice and Disciplinary Chair
  • B.A., Monmouth University


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