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Raymond J Lajeunesse Jr.

Constitutional Attorney at Springfield, VA

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  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 56 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 51 years
  • Licensed for 56 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1967
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1972
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Raymond

Learn Raymond’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Constitutional
    50%
    Cases protecting the constitutional rights of workers not to associate with or subsidize labor unions

    53 years, 25 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    50%
    Cases protecting the statutory rights of workers not to associate with, be represented by, or subsidize labor unions

    53 years, 25 cases

I am Vice President and Legal Director of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, a non-profit legal aid organization. I was the first Staff Attorney the Foundation employed and have thirty-nine years of experience helping workers in litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies over the abuses of compulsory unionism. As Legal Director I now supervise ten Staff Attorneys.

 

I have argued four cases in the United States Supreme Court. Those cases include Lehnert v. Ferris Faculty Ass’n (1991), which limited the purposes for which compulsory union fees collected from public employees may lawfully be spent; Air Line Pilots Ass’n v. Miller (1998), which established that unions cannot compel nonmembers to exhaust union-established remedies before going to court to challenge compulsory union fees; and Marquez v. Screen Actors Guild (1998), in which the Court recognized that unions must notify employees that they can satisfy the "membership" requirement of "union shop" agreements by paying fees for union bargaining activities and need not join and pay full dues to keep their jobs. I also was lead attorney in Hohe v. Casey, in which more than $8.3 million in compulsory agency fees was recovered from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees for a class of 57,000 nonmembers.

 

I am the author of several published articles about labor law, have testified before Congressional committees several times, and was an Advisor on the Transition Team for Labor-Related Agencies, Office of the President-Elect, in 1980-81. I am a Vice Chairman of the Federalist Society’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group. I have spoken or debated numerous times on such topics as Right to Work laws, compulsory unionism arrangements, the misuse of union dues for politics, union organizing tactics ("card check" vs. secret-ballot elections), and the future of the union movement.

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Location

National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation
8001 Braddock Rd # 600
Springfield, VA, 22151-2110

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Cost

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  • Pro bono 100 %

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Vice President & Legal Director
  • National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation
  • 2001 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation
  • 1971 - 2001

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1967
  • Providence College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • 1964

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ellis v. Railway Clerks
  • Won in significant part
  • Air Line Pilots Ass’n v. Miller
  • Won
  • Lehnert v. Ferris Faculty Ass’n
  • Won in significant part
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Associations

  • Federalist Society
  • Vice Chairman Labor & Employment Law Practice Group
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in America
  • 2001
  • “AV” Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • Law Review
  • Washington & Lee University School of Law
  • N/A

Publications

  • Texas Review of Law & Politics
  • The Controversial "Card Check" Bill, Stalled in the United States Congress, Presents Serious Legal and Policy Issues
  • 2010
  • ENGAGE (Federalist Society)
  • Workers’ Experiences in Attempting to Exercise Their Rights under Communications Workers v. Beck
  • 2002
  • Federalist Society Labor & Employment Law News
  • The Future of Unions
  • 1999
  • 1994 Proceedings of National Academy of Arbitrators
  • Comment on Thomas R. Haggard, Union Security in the Context of Labor Arbitration
  • 1994
  • Journal of Labor Research
  • Employees’ Freedom from Ideological Conformity: A Right Without a Remedy?
  • 1984
  • Washington and Lee Law Review
  • A Struck Carrier’s Right to Attempt to Operate
  • 1967
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Speaking Engagements

  • Marquette Law School Federalist Society Chapter Debate
  • Public-Sector Unionism: Does It Need to Be Curbed?
  • 2011
  • Western New England Law School Federalist Society Chapter Debate
  • Compulsory Unionism and the First Amendment: Are They Reconcilable?
  • 2010
  • Regent Law School Federalist Society Chapter Speech
  • Neutrality & Card-Check Agreements: Employee Free Choice or No Choice?
  • 2009
  • Memphis Federalist Society Chapters Speech
  • The "Employee Free Choice Act": Free Choice or No Choice?
  • 2009
  • University of San Diego Law School Federalist Society Chapter Speech
  • Right to Work Law: Protecting Freedom of Association in the Workplace
  • 2008
  • University of Colorado Boulder Law School Federalist Society Chapter Speech
  • Right to Work: Freedom of Association or Free Riding?
  • 2008
  • Leitner Firm's 2008 Employment Law Seminar
  • Recent Developments under the NLRA
  • 2008
  • Federalist Society Colorado Lawyers Chapter Speech
  • Governor Ritter’s Union Executive Order: A Factual Assessment of How It Will Impact Colorado and Its Future
  • 2008
  • DC Bar Labor & Employment Law Section Debate
  • Labor and Employment Law Priorities Under the New Administration
  • 2008
  • Whittier Law School Federalist Society Chapter Speech
  • On the Cutting Edge: Using the First Amendment & Labor Laws to Protect Freedom of Choice in the Workplace
  • 2007
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Federalist Society Chapter Speech
  • The Future of the Union Movement
  • 2007
  • Phoenix Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter Speech
  • The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation's Litigation Program
  • 2007
  • Memphis Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter Speech
  • On the Cutting Edge: Using the First Amendment and Labor Laws to Protect Freedom of Choice in the Workplace
  • 2007
  • Chapman Law School Federalist Society Chapter Speech
  • Union Political Spending of Nonmember’s Mandatory Fees: Protected Speech or Unconstitutional Coerced Speech?
  • 2007
  • Puget Sound Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter Speech
  • Union Political Spending of Nonmembers’ Mandatory Fees: Protected Speech or Unconstitutional Coerced Speech?
  • 2006
  • Boston College School of Law Federalist Society Chapter Speech
  • Existing Law Does Not Adequately Prevent the Misuse of Compulsory Union Dues for Politics
  • 2006
  • Federalist Society Albuquerque Lawyers Chapter Debate
  • Does Existing Law Adequately Protect the Right of Workers to Be Free from Political and Ideological Conformity?
  • 2005
  • Federalist Society Indianapolis Lawyers Chapter Speech
  • Does Existing Law Adequately Protect the Right of Workers to Be Free from Political and Ideological Conformity?
  • 2004
  • U.S. House Committee Hearing
  • Testimony on Workers’ Experiences in Attempting to Exercise Their Rights under Communications Workers v. Beck
  • 2001
  • Federalist Society Annual Lawyers Convention, Labor & Employment Law Practice Group Panel
  • The Future of Unions
  • 1998
  • U.S. Senate Committee Hearing
  • Testimony on Campaign Finance—Are Political Contributions Voluntary?
  • 1997
  • U.S. House Committee Hearing
  • Testimony on H.R. 3580, the Worker’s Right to Know Act
  • 1996
  • Chile Conference
  • Comparison of U.S. & Chilean Labor Law
  • 1988
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Springfield Constitutional Lawyer Raymond J Lajeunesse Jr.
Raymond J Lajeunesse Jr.
Constitutional Attorney
Springfield, VA
Licensed for 56 years