Kleo J King

Senior Vice President
Accessibility Services United Spinal Association


Kleo J. King Senior Vice President of Accessibility Services United Spinal Association Kleo King has worked in the accessibility field for over twenty-three years as a legal advisor and attorney primarily in the areas of housing, air transportation and access to public accommodations cases. She is also active in the regulatory process involving the rights of people with disabilities. Ms. King served as the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association's Committee on Delivery of Legal Services to the Disabled and as a member of the Committee's Planning Board. She also was an active member of the New York City Bar Association's Committee on Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities and was the chairperson from July 1997 until June 2000. Ms. King was a member of the United States Access Board's Courthouse Access Advisory Committee from November 2004 -- November 2006. Representative assignments on which Ms. King has worked include: Developing ticket policies for accessible seating with numerous professional sports teams, and entertainment venues Ensuring that new venues comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and local building code requirements, including the Jazz at Lincoln Center, Citi Field, new Yankee Stadium, and target Field Reviewing PepsiCo facilities for usability for people with disabilities Working with the New York City Housing Authority to ensure its compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Fair Housing Amendments Act Providing training on Fair Housing Amendments Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Air Carrier Access Act, and the Rehabilitation Act Providing a legal perspective to facilities wishing to comply with accessibility laws and civil rights issues concerning people with disabilities Prior to Joining Accessibility Services division of United Spinal in 2004, Kleo worked in the organization's General Counsels Office, where as Program Counsel she advocated for the civil rights of individuals with disabilities and worked on creating and implementing legislation that improved the lives of such individuals. Ms. King received her law degree from George Mason University School of Law and is admitted to the Virginia and New York State Bars. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the Virginia Bar Association. She has contributed to several publications, including the Lawyers Cooperative Publishing's Americans with Disabilities Practice and Compliance Manual; Representing People with Disabilities, published by the New York State Bar Association; Rights of People with Disabilities, published by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; and Representing the Elderly Client of Modest Means, compiled by the Practicing Law Institute.