Disability Rights Advocates

Justice for Everybody

aka Disability Rights Advocates ("DRA")   |   Berkeley, CA   |  www.dralegal.org

Mission

With offices in California and New York, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) is one of the leading nonprofit disability rights legal centers in the nation. Its mission is to advance equal rights and opportunity for people with all types of disabilities nationwide. DRA identifies and dismantles barriers in partnership with a broad network of local and national client organizations, representing people with the full spectrum of disabilities, including mobility, sensory, cognitive, and psychiatric. DRA represents these organizations in complex, system-change class-action cases. DRA never charges its clients for representation. In the organization’s 25 year history, DRA has taken on hundreds of cases and won almost all—achieving dramatic improvements for people with disabilities.

Ruling year info

1998

Managing Director, Development & Operations

Ms. Kate Hamilton

Managing Director, Litigation

Mr. Stuart Seaborn

Main address

2001 Center St. Fourth Floor

Berkeley, CA 94704 USA

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EIN

94-3189313

NTEE code info

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

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Legal advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities

DRA represents people with disabilities whose civil rights have been violated. It identifies and dismantles barriers in partnership with a broad network of local and national client organizations, representing people with the full spectrum of disabilities, including mobility, sensory, cognitive, and psychiatric. DRA represents these organizations in complex, system-change class-action cases. DRA never charges its clients for representation. DRA uses litigation, structured negotiations, advocacy, community education, and media to reform systems and practices that discriminate against people with disabilities.

In the organization’s 20+ year history, DRA has taken on more than 400 cases and won almost all—achieving dramatic improvements for people with disabilities seeking health care, employment, transportation, education, disaster preparedness planning, voting and housing.

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Disability Rights Advocates

Board of directors
as of 04/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Edward Gildea

FisherBroyles

Term: 2014 - 2020

William Alderman

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Natalie Aliga

Wells Fargo Government & Community Relations Group

Nana Antwi-Ansorge

Attorney

Daniel Brown

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Chris Coleman

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Ernest Galvan

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Melissa Greenlee

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Barb Izzo

Advisor

Pat Kirkpatrick

Fundraising Consultant

Joshua Konecky

Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP

Janice Lehrer-Stein

NCD Member and FFB Trustee

Daniel Mason

Furth Salem Mason & Li LLP

Steven Ragland

Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP

Cristina Rubke

Shartsis Friese LLP

Scott Smigel

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Michael Stanley

Attorney

Linda Dardarian

Goldstein Borgen Dardarian & Ho