Partner Eve Hill was quoted as a disability rights authority in a recent American Bar Association feature story on Disability Pride Month.

Partner Eve Hill was quoted as a disability rights authority in a recent American Bar Association (ABA) feature story on Disability Pride, celebrating Disability Pride Month and the anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

The ABA noted that while the expression of disability pride is a communal affair, each disabled person’s viewpoint on disability pride is informed by their identities and experiences; the category of “disability” itself encompasses a range of diverse mental, physical, sensory, cognitive, and developmental disabilities.

The American Bar Association’s Commission on Disability Rights contacted several lawyers and disability rights activists with the question: “What does disability pride mean to you?” Some emphasized that disability pride is about living authentically and without apology, while others said disability pride makes them a strong advocate for the rule of law. Still others said that having disability pride involves recognizing that one is part of the disabled community, culture, and history.

When asked what ‘Disability Pride’ means to her, Eve told the ABA: “For me, disability pride stands for people with disabilities leaving institutions, low expectations, and shame behind and claiming their disability identities and their rights to live fully and authentically in the world. People with disabilities being everywhere, in every role, is the greatest impact of the disability rights movement and the disability rights laws I work to enforce.”

Eve Hill is one of the nation’s leading civil rights lawyers, known especially for her work with clients with disabilities and LGBTQ+ clients. She has been recognized by Law360 as one of just 12 “Titans of the Plaintiffs’ Bar” for 2023, as well as by Lawdragon as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2022 and 2023). Her wide-ranging experience complements Brown, Goldstein & Levy’s decades of dedication to high-impact disability rights cases and its advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities and their families. Eve also leads Inclusivity, BGL’s Strategic Consulting Group, which works with organizations to promote the education, engagement, and employment of people with disabilities. To learn more about Eve Hill, click here.

To read the full story from the American Bar Association, click here.  

Brown, Goldstein & Levy proudly honors Disability Pride Month. We commemorate the July 26, 1990, passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We honor generations of individuals with disabilities and disability rights advocates who have fought for equality and visibility and celebrate the progress that has been made toward that end. Read more about BGL’s commitment to disability rights here.

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