Staff Members

Stuart Seaborn

Stuart Seaborn is Managing Director of Litigation at Disability Rights Advocates. Mr. Seaborn first joined DRA in 2011 and has been advocating in the public interest for nearly 20 years. He specializes in systemic litigation on behalf of persons with disabilities and has achieved multiple national precedents on matters of first impression in the area […]

Paul Leahy

Paul Leahy joined Disability Rights Advocates in 2017 as a DRA Fellowship Attorney. Mr. Leahy received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2017 and his B.A. with distinction in History from the University of Michigan in 2009. Mr. Leahy served as an associate with the Michigan practice of a national public affairs firm […]

Emily Seelenfreund

Emily Seelenfreund joined Disability Rights Advocates in 2017 as a Wolinsky Fellowship Attorney. In 2019, she became a staff attorney. Ms. Seelenfreund received her law degree from Harvard Law School in 2017 and her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Alabama in 2012. During law school she interned at Disability Rights California and […]

Thomas Zito

Thomas Zito joined DRA in 2017 as a Senior Staff Attorney. Prior to joining DRA, Mr. Zito was a Senior Attorney with the Fair Housing Law Project and Public Interest Law Firm of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley. At the Law Foundation, Mr. Zito litigated individual and class action housing discrimination cases, as well […]

Rebecca C. Serbin

Rebecca Serbin joined Disability Rights Advocates in 2017 as a Staff Attorney and became a Senior Staff Attorney in 2021. Ms. Serbin received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2013, and her B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University in 2010. Prior to joining Disability Rights Advocates, she was […]

Cristina Rubke, Chair

Cristina Rubke is of counsel at Shartsis Friese LLP where she focuses on domestic and international trademark prosecution and counseling. Cristina is a member of the International Trademark Association and San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association. From 2012-2020, Cristina served via mayoral appointment as a member of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco […]

Prithi Trivedi

Prithi Trivedi is a Fellow in the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Effective Philanthropy Group. She works across the team’s five pillars — evaluation, strategy, organizational effectiveness, organizational learning, and philanthropy grantmaking — to help strengthen the foundation’s practices, and the philanthropic sector more broadly. Prior to joining the foundation, she was part of the […]

Monica Porter

Monica Porter joined Disability Rights Advocates in 2016 as an Equal Justice Works Fellowship Attorney, sponsored by Ebb Point Foundation, focusing on the rights of California higher education students with psychiatric disabilities. In 2018, she became a staff attorney. Ms. Porter received her J.D. with honors from The George Washington University in 2016, and her […]