Albert Elia, Esq

TRE Legal Practice


Al fights vigorously to ensure that his clients with disabilities receive the accommodations they require in the classroom, in the workplace, and when taking high-stakes tests. He has represented the National Federation of the Blind and its members, advocating for access to technology in public places, educational institutions, workplaces, and the Internet.

Al holds a leadership position in the National Association of Blind Lawyers. Prior to joining TRE Legal, he was the Disability Rights Litigation Fellow at Brown Goldstein & Levy, LLP. Before beginning his fellowship, Al clerked as an intern for the Honorable Timothy S. Hillman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, where he researched and wrote bench memoranda, proposed opinions, and orders.

Al is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and Harvard College. During law school, Al worked in the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Civil Division. He also worked for the Centre for Disability Law and Policy in Galway, Ireland, where he assisted an international disability rights advocacy group in comparing the development of technology access law in the United States and European Union.

Before law school, Al had a successful career as a consultant and software developer. He served as a senior technical consultant at KPMG in The Hague, Netherlands. He then returned to the United States, where he directed the development of patient-care and other software products for a medical research company. Later on and throughout law school, he assisted the Director of Intellectual Property at Harvard Business School Publishing in developing and teaching a Harvard intellectual property course.

Al is admitted to the bars and U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Maryland, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.