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.

Committee Roster

  • Roza B. Gossage, Belleville, Chair
  • Brandy L. Johnson, Feirich Mager Green Ryan, Carbondale, Vice-Chair/CLE Coordinator
  • Tony E. Rothert, ACLU of Missouri Foundation, Edwardsville, Secretary
  • Thomas A. Bruno, Bruno Law Offices LLC, Urbana, Ex-Officio
  • Latasha K. Barnes, Land of Lincoln Legal Asst Found Inc, Alton, Member
  • Mark A. Carter, Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop, LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Barbara Goeben, Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, Alton, Member
  • Patti S. Gregory, National Federation of the Blind, Chicago, Member
  • Jennifer L. Hansen, Hansen & Cleary, LLC, Northbrook, Member
  • Kenya A. Jenkins-Wright, Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, Chicago, Member
  • Barry G. Lowy, Springfield, Member
  • Suzanne M. Nyhan, Damien, LLC, Naperville, Member
  • Shari R. Rhode, Rhode Law Firm, Carbondale, Member
  • Julie A. Johnson, Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa, Chicago, Board Liaison
  • Melissa L. Burkholder, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Lisa M. Nyuli, Ariano Hardy Ritt Nyuli Richmond Lytle & Goettel PC, South Elgin, CLE Committee Liaison