Member Groups

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

  • Tony E. Rothert, ACLU of Missouri Foundation, Edwardsville, Chair
  • Jennifer L. Hansen, Hansen & Cleary, LLC, Northbrook, Vice-Chair
  • Latasha K. Barnes, Land of Lincoln Legal Asst Found Inc, Alton, Secretary
  • Roza B. Gossage, Belleville, Ex-Officio
  • Mark A. Carter, Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop, LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Jennifer M. Danish, Bryant Legal Group PC, Chicago, Member
  • Barbara Goeben, Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, Alton, Member/CLE Coordinator
  • Patti S. Gregory, National Federation of the Blind, Chicago, Member
  • Terrence J. Griffin, Chicago, Member
  • Kenya A. Jenkins-Wright, Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, Chicago, Member
  • Brandy L. Johnson, Feirich Mager Green Ryan, Carbondale, Member
  • Barry G. Lowy, Springfield, Member
  • Lawrence A. Manson, Law Office of Lawrence A Manson, Evanston, 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