A substantial part of our business litigation practice concerns the defense of lawsuits brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Act and other disability rights laws. We represent national multi-family and single family developers as well as a wide array of local restaurants, shops, shopping centers and other public accommodations. Our blog, Accessibility Defense at accessdefense.com, is a nationally recognized resource for attorneys and business owners hoping to avoid or needing to defend such lawsuits. Through it we frequent updates on issues of importance to businesses faced with ADA and FHA lawsuits along with free monthly webinars that provide an in depth look at the most current and important issues in this rapidly developing field of law.
Accessibility Defense ranked in top 5 litigation blogs by the Expert Institute.
The Expert Institute's annual poll to determine the top legal blogs in the U.S. ranked accessdefense.com 5th among litigation blogs. Thanks to our many friends who responded to the poll.
Richard quoted in Usablenet whitepaper, "The State of Web Accessibility."
Richard is quoted in Usablenet's November 2016 whitepaper on "The State of Web Accessibility." For a copy of the paper contact us by email.
Richard interviewed by The Economist
Richard was asked by a reporter for The Economist to provide background information for its article, "Frequent Filers" in the May 28, 2016 edition. He is quoted in the article, which covers the problems associated with serial litigation of ADA claims.
Richard interviewed by Midland Reporter-Telegram
Richard was extensively quoted in an article published on February 28, 2016 by the Midland Reporter-Telegram concerning the wave of ADA lawsuits filed against Midland businesses by a single law firm in Florida. Richard has been retained to represent a number of the defendants, and has met with the mayors of Midland and its neighbor Odessa to discuss their options in helping local business avoid this kind of litigation. The article can be found at:
Web Accessibility Webinar
Richard will be presenting a public webinar on accessibility issues for web sites under the Americans With Disabilities Act on January 19 and 21, 2016. For more information you check his blog at Accessibility Defense or contact him by phone or email.
Accessibility Defense down under
Richard's Accessibility Defense blog on the ADA implications of POS devices (Click here to read) was recently cited by the Digital Gap Initiative in Australia, an organization working to make POS devices accessible to those with vision disabilities.
Understanding ADA and FHA Litigation
For more information about our approach to ADA and FHA Litigation, please see our information page: Fix First Then Fight