Disability Lawyers and Disability Attorneys

One cannot discuss disability law or disability rights without referring to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The intent of the ADA is to "establish a clear and comprehensive prohibition of discrimination on the basis of disability." The Americans with Disabilities Act defines a disability as: “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual,” or “a record of such impairment,” or “being regarded as having such an impairment.”

The ADA prohibits discrimination against disabled individuals in the areas of employment, housing, education, and access to public services. Employers are also required by law to make reasonable accommodations to enable an otherwise qualified person with a disability to perform his or job duties. Additionally, if an individual is disabled, he or she may be entitled disability benefits. If you have been discriminated against due to an actual disability or a perceived disability, your civil rights have been violated. A civil rights attorney or an employment disability lawyer may be able to help you protect your rights and receive compensation through a discrimination lawsuit.

Disability Legal Guide and Information

Find Disability Resources and Information

Answers and Information
Answers to frequently asked questions about Employment Disability.
Laws Governing Disability Rights
A list and guide to the laws concerning the Rights of Disabled Persons.

Disability Attorney Videos

Disability Official Links

Employment Disability - ODEP
Information about the Office of Disability Employment Policy.
Disability Discrimination - ADA
Outlines the Americans with Disabilities Act with links to a question and answer series, employment rights and dealing with disabilities in the workplace.
Resource for People with Disabilities
Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act, autism and other developmental disabilities, fair housing rights, vocational rehabilitation and and social security disability benefits.
Disability - US Census Bureau
Contains disability data and statistics.
National Council on Disability - NCD
Resource for people with disabilities, with publications, disability issues and newsletters.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Includes a guide to disability rights law, questions and answers, ADA investigative agencies and an ADA guide for small businesses.