John L Wodatch
Former, Chief Disability Rights Section
Civil Rights Division United States Department of Justice
John L. Wodatch was the former Chief of the Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division United States Department of Justice. John L. Wodatch is a civil rights attorney with over 30 years experience with the Federal Government, specializing in the rights of persons with disabilities prior to his retirement. As Chief of the Disability Rights Section in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice he was responsible for enforcement of titles I, II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He also played a key role in developing Administration policy on the Americans with Disabilities Act and was the chief author of the Department of Justice's ADA regulations and of the Federal regulations implementing section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. He received a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, an M.P.A. from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.