P.O. Box 9004, Denver, CO 80209 ♦ (303) 733-9191 ♦

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

Linfield College
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 cases.

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 program.

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 curriculum.


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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