Position: Managing Director, Litigation
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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 of disability rights. In one example, Disabled in Action v. Board of Elections, Mr. Seaborn secured the first federal appellate decision to hold that, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, election officials must provide voters with disabilities the same private and independent voting experience they provide to non-disabled voters. He was also lead counsel in Legal Services for Prisoners with Children v. Ahern, which resulted in a court-enforceable settlement agreement to provide disability-based accommodations to persons housed in one of the largest county jail systems in California, and Ochoa v. City of Long Beach, a class action resulting in the installation and improvement of thousands of curb ramps for persons who use wheelchairs.
Mr. Seaborn is also an adjunct professor at UC Hastings School of Law. In addition to his work with DRA, he had a solo civil rights practice, and worked as a litigator at Disability Rights California. He received his law degree from the UCLA School of Law in 1998 and his BA from UC Berkeley in 1995.« Back to All Staff