This lawsuit, brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the First and Fourth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, and state common law, alleges the excessive use of force and suppression of free speech by the District of Columbia in its mass arrest of peaceful “Black Lives Matter” protesters on Swann Street on June 1, 2020.
In this lawsuit, Access Living, an independent living center, challenges the City of Chicago’s failure to provide accessible, affordable housing to people with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Housing Act.
This lawsuit, brought by the NAACP, challenges the City of Myrtle Beach’s imposition of severe traffic restrictions during Black Bike Week, the only weekend of the year where tourists are predominantly African American, in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment and federal civil rights laws.
In 2016, Relman Colfax settled the largest affordable housing accessibility case in the nation’s history, securing an important victory for people with disabilities in Los Angeles and adding at least 4,000 affordable and highly accessible housing units in the city. The firm separately settled with the City's Community Redevelopment Agency in 2017.
Hayes & K. Schellenberg, Discrimination is “Unfair”: Interpreting UDA(A)P to Prohibit Discrimination, Student Borrower Protection Center (April 2021)
J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude
A.B., Brown University
- Application to D.C. Bar submitted; supervised by members of the D.C. Bar
- Pennsylvania (inactive)
- Hon. Legrome D. Davis, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania