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

  • Thomas A. Bruno, Bruno Law Offices LLC, Urbana, Chair
  • Roza B. Gossage, Belleville, Vice-Chair
  • Brandy L. Johnson, Feirich Mager Green Ryan, Carbondale, Secretary/CLE Coordinator
  • Mary L. Milano, IL Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, Chicago, Ex-Officio
  • Latasha K. Barnes, Land of Lincoln Legal Asst Found Inc, Alton, Member
  • Mark A. Carter, Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd, Chicago, Member
  • Barbara Goeben, Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, Alton, Member
  • Patti S. Gregory, National Federation of the Blind, Chicago, Member
  • Jennifer L. Hansen, Whitted Takiff & Hansen LLC, Northbrook, Member
  • Kenya A. Jenkins-Wright, Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, Chicago, Member
  • Barry G. Lowy, Springfield, Member
  • Shari R. Rhode, Rhode & Jackson PC, Carbondale, Member
  • Anthony E. Rothert, ACLU of Missouri, Edwardsville, Member
  • Anna P. Krolikowska, K & R Family Legal Services LLP, Northbrook, 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