Why You Want Will for Your Event

  • At HSLDA, Will works to defend homeschool parents and students in nine states.
  • Will is a homeschool graduate from Pennsylvania.
  • Will received his juris doctorate from Oak Brook College of Law and is licensed as an attorney in California and the District of Columbia. He is also licensed to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court, and the First and Eleventh Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals.
  • Will has had a rewarding and diverse career, including serving as HSLDA’s federal lobbyist, running a pro bono legal clinic, working as a career civil servant at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights, and serving as the president of ParentalRights.org.
  • Will and his wife (also a homeschool graduate) homeschool their two sons in northern Virginia.

Travels From

Washington, D.C.


Will requests that his travel and lodging expenses be covered by the host.


Homeschooling and the History of Parental Rights

In this action-packed and fast-paced presentation, Will discusses the history of parental rights from the dawn of civilization to present day, how homeschooling fits in, and the challenges and battles ahead. Length: 45–60 minutes

CPS Investigations and Your Family: How to Protect Your Family

In this informative talk, Will discusses the law in your state, and how homeschool families can take steps to protect their children from abuse and neglect, as well as from unnecessary and traumatic investigations by CPS investigators. Length: 30–60 minutes

Confessions of a Homeschool Dad:

Will shares from the heart about being a homeschool graduate and homeschool dad. In this session, he encourages dads of homeschool students, diving into Scripture, giving practical tips, and sharing what he has learned in his own homeschool journey. Length: 30-60 minutes.

Homeschooling in your state:

In this informative and engaging talk, Will discusses the homeschool law in your state. He covers what parents should know, relevant court decisions and legislation, and issues HSLDA has been working on, both legislatively and legally, in your state. Length: 30-45 minutes.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington:

Will draws on his 20+ years of experience as a federal lobbyist, federal bureaucrat, candidate for public office, and HSLDA attorney to discuss how homeschoolers can engage with their federal representatives. He shares tips on how homeschool families can effectively engage with their federal representatives, explains what HSLDA is doing on the national scene, and discusses UN treaties, future threats, and opportunities. Length: 30-60 minutes.