"On the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take interest in the things that are and are to be, and not in the things that were and are past." ―Henry Ward Beecher On January 1, 2021, the new year will begin, in both...
Chris Wiest obtained his law degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2004 where he served two years on the law review and graduated at the top of his class. He previously practiced with both the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and a large international law firm and is licensed to practice in Ohio and Kentucky. Today, he owns and operates a law firm in Northern Kentucky that handles significant constitutional litigation in both Kentucky, Ohio, and nationally.
In Kentucky, he successfully handled the 2013 federal restricting lawsuit, has had Kentucky’s electioneering laws struck down as unconstitutional in 2015, has struck down Kentucky’s judicial canons that prohibited Judges from truthfully identifying their party affiliation and that of their opponents in their campaigns in 2016, has had portions of Kentucky’s election finance laws struck down as unconstitutional in 2017, and has regularly handled constitutional litigation against government actors from police to local governmental officials. His clients have included federal and state governmental officials, political parties, and individuals.
In 2020, with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Wiest successfully sued Governor Beshear over his ban on in-person worship, his travel ban, and his ban on political gatherings and protests, all of which he had struck down and declared unconstitutional in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and in Kentucky’s federal district courts.