Staff Members

Barry Taylor

March 7, 2024

Barry Taylor is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Law School, where he has taught Disability Rights Law to second and third-year law students since 2021.  From 1996-2023, Barry was the Vice President for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation at Equip for Equality. At Equip for Equality, he developed, litigated, and oversaw many … Continue reading “Barry Taylor”

Shawna Parks

February 5, 2024

Throughout her career, Shawna has worked extensively on high-impact, class action and individual disability rights cases, including cases addressing discrimination in education, government programs and services, employment, and the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Shawna also has extensive experience on a variety of civil rights matters, including Constitutional claims and fee shifting in civil rights … Continue reading “Shawna Parks”

Emily Roznowski

December 13, 2023

Emily Roznowski joined Disability Rights Advocates as a Staff Attorney in 2023. Prior to joining DRA, Ms. Roznowski was an Assistant Attorney General in the Disability Rights Bureau of the Office of the Attorney General of Illinois, where she investigated claims of disability discrimination across the State. She also developed a disability rights amicus practice … Continue reading “Emily Roznowski”

Rachel Weisberg

October 23, 2023

Rachel Weisberg joined DRA as a Supervising Attorney in 2023. Prior to DRA, Ms. Weisberg spent 12 years with Equip for Equality, Illinois’ protection and advocacy agency, where she led several systemic advocacy efforts, represented hundreds of individual clients in disability discrimination cases, and oversaw a team of attorneys and advocates fighting to advance disability … Continue reading “Rachel Weisberg”

Hillary Brooks

September 25, 2023

Hillary Brooks joined Disability Rights Advocates as Controller in late 2023. Prior to that position, Hillary served for five years as Associate Director at Power California, an organization working to advance a state progressive policy agenda via electoral movement building and statewide organizing of young voters of color. Her other nonprofit management work includes a … Continue reading “Hillary Brooks”

Jinny Kim

December 12, 2022

Jinny Kim is a Supervising Attorney at Disability Rights Advocates.  Ms. Kim started her legal career at Legal Aid at Work as the Félix Velarde-Muñoz Fellow where she litigated race, disability, national origin and gender cases. Thereafter, she was a Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow where she served as Labor Counsel to Senator … Continue reading “Jinny Kim”

Bryan Bashin

December 5, 2022

Bryan Bashin is a native Californian with longtime interests in journalism, public policy, blindness and disability advocacy. Since graduation from UC Berkeley with degrees in History and Journalism, Mr. Bashin has worked in television, radio and print journalism in San Francisco and Sacramento. From 1998-2004, he was Executive Director at the Society for the Blind … Continue reading “Bryan Bashin”