2004 Howard B. Eisenberg Distinguished Service Award
Managing Attorney, Disability Rights Wisconsin, Madison
As a Managing Attorney on the Schools and Civil Rights Team at DRW, Mr. Spitzer-Resnick oversees the work of a number of attorneys and other advocates in a wide range of legal services areas, including deinstitutionalization, right to appropriate services, Americans with Disabilities Act, abuse and neglect, and wrongful death investigations.
Spitzer-Resnick is a leader in Special Education law, representing countless clients in due process hearings. He has also been involved in federal and state litigation related to the educational rights of students with disabilities, including the class action on behalf of 17,000 students with disabilities in Milwaukee Public Schools.
He also plays a lead role in a number of education and disability-related coalitions, task forces, and councils in Wisconsin, and has been a strong voice in the legislature and the Governor’s office on budgetary and legislative issues affecting people with disabilities. He is part of the teaching team for the Law and Disability course at UW Law School, and supervises law students in field placements at DRW and CPR. He is author of a number of publications on Medicare, elder law, and nursing home residents’ rights.
Before joining DRW, Mr. Spitzer-Resnick was involved in private practice with a major emphasis on civil rights and health law. He is a cum laude graduate of Boston College of Law.
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