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Eve Hill

Partner

Brown Goldstein & Levy

Eve Hill is a Partner at the law firm of Brown Goldstein & Levy. She is a nationally known disability rights advocate and expert on disability rights law. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Hill was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she was a member of the Civil Rights Division’s leadership team and was responsible for oversight of the Division’s disability rights enforcement, educational civil rights enforcement, Title VI interagency coordination and the American Indian Working Group. Highlights of Ms. Hill’s work at the Department include participating as part of the negotiating team for the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled; testifying before Senate Committees on disability rights issues; enforcing ADA requirements for websites and other digital technology; implementing Olmstead community integration requirements in residential, employment and education settings; and enforcing civil rights in education, law enforcement, public services, and health care contexts.

Previously, Ms. Hill served as Senior Vice President of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, where she was responsible for the Institute’s disability civil rights work. Ms. Hill was the founding Director of the Washington DC Office of Disability Rights, a Cabinet-level DC government agency. Prior to joining the District, she was Executive Director of the Disability Rights Legal Center in Los Angeles. She was also a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Loyola Law School and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California School of Law and Loyola Marymount University School of Education.

Ms. Hill started her disability rights work at the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Disability Rights Section. Before joining the Justice Department, Ms. Hill was an associate with the Washington, D.C. firm of Pierson Semmes & Bemis.

Ms. Hill is the co-author of a treatise and casebook on Disability Civil Rights Law and Policy, as well as law review articles on disability rights. Ms. Hill received her J.D. cum laude from Cornell Law School, which recently presented her its Exemplary Public Service Award.

 

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Disability Advocates Challenge Medicaid Cuts

7/14/17  //  Commentary

Hundreds of people in wheelchairs, with walkers, and using ventilators protested in Senators’ offices and RNC offices across the country. Many traveled far from their homes, suffered blazing temperatures, and were denied access to bathrooms and elevators, to make their voices heard. And Senators and RNC staff refused to meet them, had them forcibly ejected, and called police to arrest them.

Eve Hill

Brown Goldstein & Levy

"School Choice" May Leave Students with Disabilities No Choice

4/17/17  //  Commentary

Privatization and decentralization of public education will return the U.S. to the days when students with disabilities were out-of-sight and out-of-mind, without meaningful education. Public schools could become the new institutions.

Eve Hill

Brown Goldstein & Levy

Criminal Justice Reform and Disability – The Overlooked Opportunity

4/12/17  //  Commentary

Criminal justice agencies have become part of our communities' mental health services systems. They need to abide by the disability rights laws that govern mental health services

Eve Hill

Brown Goldstein & Levy