Of all the civil rights laws, those prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, housing, places of public accommodation, and programs and services provided by state and local governments and recipients of federal funding are among the most complex and least understood.
EBG's Disability Law practice provides exceptional experience in this area of the law. The practice includes experienced litigators who participated in the drafting of regulations and guidances under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing Act (FHA), oversaw the enforcement of these laws at the highest levels of the United States Department of Justice, served as an expert in litigations involving Titles II and III of the ADA and the FHA, and were asked to address numerous federal trial and appellate judges on the ADA.
These attorneys have advised and/or represented national retailers, hotels, hospitals, sports stadiums, race tracks, transit systems, cities and counties, trade associations for major industries, restaurants, real estate developers and managers, architects, cruise lines, communications companies, medical and veterinary schools, and nursing homes, among many other entities, in connection with a variety of cutting edge regulatory and litigation matters arising under the federal and state disability laws.
For example, we are currently advising on issues regarding the accessibility of websites, mobile apps (including mobile medical apps), and online scheduling programs to individuals with vision or hearing impairments.
Our attorneys call on their longstanding relationships with the nation's top accessibility consultants, regulators, and other contacts to ensure that every client receives the best and most cost-effective representation.
Areas of Focus
- Advice and Counsel
- Air Carrier Access Act
- Fair Housing Act Accessible Design And Construction Requirements
- State And Local Laws On Disability Discrimination And Accessibility
- The Family and Medical Leave Act
- The Communications Act of 1934 as amended
- The Rehabilitation Act
- Title I of the ADA: Employment
- Title II of the ADA: State and Local Government
- Title III of the ADA: Public Accommodations