September 22, 2015

I'm proud to represent Jean Marie Lawrence of Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Her recent efforts to bring access to the downtown Chattanooga Post Office are representative of two important topics I'd like to share.  The first is how to be an effective advocate.  The second is the reason why it is necessary for more people with disabilities to become effective advocates.

Effective advocacy looks like this:  Jean Marie went to the post office in downtown Chattano...

December 30, 2009


By News Sentinel staff,


A Tennessee man and a South Florida advocacy group for people with disabilities are suing the University of Tennessee in federal court over what they say is a lack of equal access for disabled people to events held at Thompson-Boling Arena and Neyland Stadium.


Michael McGrath, identified as having muscular dystrophy with limited use of his upper and lower extremities, requires a wheelchair for...

August 29, 2009

Rebecca Ferrar

12:00 AM, Aug 29, 2009

local news


Jan English talks to her dog as he retrieves her cell phone earlier this month at her West Knoxville home. The city of Knoxville and Knox County are the targets of lawsuits filed by English and an advocacy group over access for people with disabilities.

.Brian Vodinh runs by the tennis courts at Carl Cowan Park. The lawsuit alleges that the ramp leading to the courts is too steep and the pull side of the gate has insufficient clearance.


Jan English...

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