ROBIN STEPHENS, Esq.
P.O. Box 9004, Denver, CO 80209 ♦ (303) 733-9191 ♦ firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Denver College of Law
J.D., Dec. 2002
Civil Litigation Clinic - Outstanding Student Attorney, 2002-2003
Charles Johnson Scholarship, 1999, 2002
Frankel Scholarship, 2000
Portland State University
Master of Urban Studies, 1984
Full Scholarship, 1981-1983
Research Assistant, 1981-1983
Rita Deiringer Urban Studies Award, 1983
B.A., Political Science/Psychology, 1981
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Woman of the Year, 1981
4/2003-present Contract Attorney, Fox & Robertson, P.C., Denver, Colorado
●Research and writing on a variety of disability rights cases.
4/1998-10/2003 Law Clerk. Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, Denver, Colorado
● Assisted General Counsel in conducting research, preparing for litigation, and
working with volunteers regarding Americans with Disabilities Act Title III
8/2003-12/2003 Student Law Clinic, University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
●Represented client in state court, wrote and filed motions, argued motion in court,
prepared for trial. Assisted other students with their clients and court work.
9/2000-12/2000 Legal Internships in Washington D.C. Department of Justice, Disability Rights
Section; and Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights
● Interned at two government agencies. Did legal research/writing for disability policy
and litigation; wrote jury instructions; analyzed complaints; investigated potential
6/2000-8/2000 Public Interest Law Clerkship Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, Denver,
● Researched Medicaid home health appeals process; assisted with federal
summary judgment motion in fair housing case and Title III case.
1/2000-5/2000 Social Security Legal Internship Henry Feldman, Esq., Denver, Colorado
● Assisted two clients in their administrative hearing appeal to obtain or retain Social
Security benefits, learned Social Security law.
6/1999-8/1999 Civil Rights Legal Intern Fox & Robertson, P.C., Denver, Colorado
● Investigated and drafted national class action complaint against inaccessible gas
station chain which was ultimately successful; researched issues related to attorneys’
1984-present Community Organizer ADAPT/Not Dead Yet
● Coordinated logistical and strategic aspects of numerous advocacy efforts; consulted on
civil rights compliance; developed advocacy materials; trained and supervised organizers;
provided advocacy support at national, state and local levels; coordinated filing and
settlement of 20 pro se Americans with Disabilities Act, Title III lawsuits.
5/1995-5/1996 Project Director AssisTech Advocates, Denver, Colorado
● Designed and obtained multi-year assistive technology grant providing advocacy and
education. Managed staff and $75,000 budget; conducted outreach; trained and supervised
peer advocates; planned and carried out all activities, including bilingual
10/1989-11/1990 Program Coordinator State of Washington, Governor's Committee on Disability
● Staffed 60-member committee and several subcommittees; prepared communications;
organized meetings; recorded minutes; reviewed and tracked disability-related bills through
legislature; wrote legislative updates; answered public’s questions; conducted study for
legislature regarding access to higher education.
11/1987-5/1989 Manager of Programs and Services Capital District Center for Independence,
Albany, New York.
● Supervised all aspects of 11 programs; collected and organized statistics; wrote grants;
trained staff; developed new programs; assisted director in all duties.
10/1984-9/1987 Project Director Employability Support Network, Portland, Oregon.
● Authored and obtained three-year federal grant; hired, trained, and supervised 21 part-time
staff; managed $100,000 budget; organized workshops; problem-solved; developed
handbooks; evaluated and reported data.
1/1984-12/1984 Project Director Educational Equity Network, Portland, Oregon.
● Secured agency sponsorship for innovative one-year federal grant; coordinated and
developed training; chaired workshops and meetings; developed bibliography and
SELECTED VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Member, Organizing Committee, first Queer Disability Conference, 2002
IDEAS Fellowship (Researched disabled women's leadership during Beijing conference), 1995
Mayor's Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 1994-1996
DRACH, a national disability housing group, 1996-1999
Chinook Fund Board, Vice-President, 1991-1998
National Funding Exchange Board, 1996- 1998
Member, ADA Transportation Regulations Committee, 1991
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