Rebecca Williford

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Position: Senior Staff Attorney
Attorneys, Past Fellows

Rebecca Williford joined Disability Rights Advocates as the Learning Disability Access/Ryder Foundation Fellow in 2009, and is currently a staff attorney representing the rights of people with disabilities in class action litigation. She is also a co-editor of Lawyers, Lead On: Lawyers with Disabilities Share Their Insights (ABA Press 2011), Vice Chair of the ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and a past Commissioner of the ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law.

Rebecca earned her B.A. in political science with highest honors in 2004 and her J.D. as a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar in 2009, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A wheelchair-user herself, Rebecca co-founded and served as president of the National Association of Law Students with Disabilities as a law student. She continues to do grassroots organizational work to mentor law students with disabilities and build community among lawyers with disabilities.

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