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Practice Group Details

Disability Discrimination Claims

With increasing frequency, our clients have called upon us to defend them from claims alleging lack of equal access to public accommodations under the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, California disability discrimination statutes, state and federal implementing regulations, and under California’s extensive building code requirements. These include construction accessibility claims for both public and private clients who are property owners, property managers, or tenants. Our ADA litigation team includes attorneys who have litigated claims involving alleged access barriers through trial and on appeal to the Ninth Circuit. Our familiarity with the technical ADA and California accessibility requirements, coupled with knowledge of the strategies employed by ADA plaintiffs, give us a unique ability to quickly assess the merits of ADA claims, retain expert consultants, make recommendations for necessary alterations, and resolve the vast majority of claims within months, significantly reducing risk and exposure if early settlement is not feasible.