Disability Law

To educate attorneys, judges, and members of the public about the law as it relates to persons with disabilities;

To promote fair and equal treatment of persons with disabilities; monitor and propose legislation; and provide a forum for education and advocacy as it relates to persons with disabilities; and

To further the professional development and inclusion of attorneys and law students with disabilities, as well as practitioners who serve clients with disabilities, by creating programming and other resources to support their professional needs.

Latasha Barnes giving Roza Gossage her plaque for her work as chair of Disability Law.
Latasha Barnes giving Roza Gossage a plaque for her work as chair of Disability Law.


Committee Roster

  • Patti S. Gregory, National Federation of the Blind, Chicago, Chair
  • Brandy L. Johnson, SIU School of Law, Carbondale, Vice-Chair
  • Thomas Andrew Reuland, The Law Office of Tom Reuland, Chicago, Secretary
  • Barbara Goeben, Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, Alton, Ex-Officio/CLE Coordinator
  • William W. Asa, Equip For Equality, Inc., Godfrey, Member
  • Ivo Andrew Austin, Steigmann Law, PC, Savoy, Member
  • Veronique Baker, IL Guardianship & Advocacy Cmmsn, Chicago, Member
  • Ann Breen-Greco, Administrative Law Judge/Hearing Office, San Pedro, Member
  • Mark A. Carter, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago, Member
  • Jennifer M. Danish, Bryant Legal Group PC, Chicago, Member
  • Emma Dorantes, Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, Champaign, Member
  • Alyssa Harley Friedman, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Chicago, Member
  • Jennifer L. Hansen, Hansen & Cleary LLC, Northbrook, Member
  • Cristina Vanek Headley, Equip for Equality, Chicago, Member
  • Ross K. Holberg, Cook County Public Defender's Office, Chicago, Member
  • Hon. Kenya A. Jenkins-Wright, Chicago, Member
  • Barry G. Lowy, Springfield, Member
  • Lawrence A. Manson, Law Office of Lawrence A Manson, Evanston, Member
  • Philip C. Milsk, Law Office of Phil Milsk, New Lenox, Member
  • Anthony E. Rothert, Edwardsville, Member
  • Michelle J. Rozovics, Rozovics Law Firm LLC, McHenry, Member
  • Mark J. Watychowicz, State of Illinois, Department of Transportation, Mount Prospect, Member
  • Kristin Irene Olson, Belleville, Board Liaison
  • Alonzo Alexander, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • J. Matthew Pfeiffer, Pfeiffer Law Offices PC, Wheaton, Associate Member