National law firm Morgan & Morgan has launched its Deaf and Disability Rights Unit. As part of the firm’s commitment to equality, justice, and accessibility, the plaintiffs-only, contingency-fee practice is now offering legal services to those with disabilities who have faced discrimination, including denial of interpreters, services, and lack of accessibility.
Morgan & Morgan’s Deaf and Disability Rights Unit is headed by attorney Sharon Caserta, legal assistant Christine Stevens, and paralegal Amanda Brandi.
Sharon Caserta has years of experience as a certified American Sign Language interpreter in New England, where she specialized in legal interpreting. Since graduating from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2005, Casera has dedicated her professional life to representing persons with disabilities. Christine Stevens, a graduate of Gallaudet University, has worked with Caserta for five years to help those with disabilities fight against injustices, such as discrimination.
As part of the new practice’s launch, Morgan & Morgan released a video featuring Caserta, Stevens and Brandi. The ad is provided in American Sign Language and is interpreted in Spoken English.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities, and establishes requirements to ensure equal access and opportunities in public and private services. The ADA also prohibits private and public entities from failing to offer reasonable accommodations that allow persons with disabilities to equitably access services and integrate into their communities.
The Morgan & Morgan Deaf and Disability Rights Unit aims to uphold the Americans with Disabilities Act by providing a personalized path to justice for people who may be underserved by the legal system. The Deaf and Disability Rights Unit of Morgan & Morgan can be contacted confidentially via videophone, phone, or through the unit’s website https://www.forthepeople.com/deaf-disability-rights-attorneys/