Mr. Willis has more than 20 years of private sector business experience, is an attorney, and is a former State Representative. He is uniquely qualified to advance your cause in Delaware. His experience in both the legislative and business sectors combined with his legal expertise bridges the gap in a way that effectively advocates for your business or association.
Each of our clients has different needs. A one-size-fits-all approach will never help our clients achieve their goals. We deliver custom solutions, tailored specifically for each client.
It is our privilege to represent a wide array of clients including the Delaware League of Local Governments, ERP LLC, Auto Equity Loans, the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association, the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, Purdue Pharma L.P., the Vapor Retailers and Manufacturers of Delaware, the Rehoboth Beach - Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, Faw Casson, and the Children's Advocacy Center of Delaware.
Mr. Willis is Principal of The Willis Group, LLC, a lobbying firm located on the historic Green in Dover, DE. He is a former State Representative in the Delaware General Assembly. A lifelong love of politics, an education in government and law, and a reputation for bipartisanship and integrity among his legislative colleagues led to the foundation of The Willis Group, LLC.
A cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, Mr. Willis earned his Bachelor's Degree in Government. He graduated from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary. During law school, he served as a Law Clerk to then Chief Justice Myron T. Steele of the Delaware Supreme Court. He was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 2006.
In 2012, Mr. Willis was invited to become a Fellow in the Aspen Institute’s Aspen-Rodel Fellowship in Public Service. This two-year nonpartisan educational program is comprised of twenty-four elected officials from all levels of government across the country. The program is designed to “bring together elected officials who have demonstrated an outstanding ability to work responsibly across partisan divisions and bring greater civility to public discourse.”
He was also a Fellow in Leadership Delaware. The mission of Leadership Delaware is to recruit and mentor young Delawareans who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the community, nonprofit, political, professional, and corporate sectors in Delaware.
Mr. Willis, his wife, Laura, and their sons, Deane and Ellwood, reside in Clayton, Delaware.
We offer a range of services, all designed to advance your cause in Delaware.
As a diversified contract lobbying firm, our first duty is to our clients. We bring a unique perspective to government relations, strategic solutions, and coalition building in Delaware.