Americans with Disabilities Act



The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (CRA) provide protections for discrimination based on disability. The ADA defines disability as a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.” The CRA prevents discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, and other characteristics. Public entities, public accommodations, most employers, and some others must comply with the ADA and CRA. We have experience litigating civil rights claims under these federal statutes, especially in the interactions of property owners and developers with permitting governments.