Paul Grossman

Position: Retired, Chief Regional Civil Rights Attorney, US ED, Office for Civil Rights
West Coast Advisory Board

For over 30 years, Paul Grossman served as the Chief Regional Attorney for the US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in San Francisco. In Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, Paul has worked on every type of education discrimination matter under Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, and the ADA, including securing equal access and academic accommodations for students with disabilities in higher education.   For nearly 20 years, Paul also had lead responsibility for internal disability law training for OCR and continues to provide training services for OCR.

For over 20 years, Paul was an Adjunct Professor of Disability Law at Hasting College of Law, University of California, one of many law schools that use the textbook he publishes with Distinguished Professor, Ruth Colker.  Paul is a much sought-after keynote speaker at education and law conferences, including the University of California, Berkeley School of Law; Harvard Graduate School of Education; the Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and its regional chapters; the National Association of ADA Coordinators (NAADAC); and Children and Adults with AD/HD (CHADD).  Paul also provides consulting services to institutions of higher education (Grossman and Vance, Beyond the ADA).  For five years, Paul was also a member of the Board of Directors for AHEAD and remains a member of the Public Policy Committees of CHADD and AHEAD as well as a faculty member for NAADAC.

Paul is an individual with several disabilities including dyslexia and diabetes.

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