John Wodatch, J.D.


Civil Rights Attorney

Biography


Mr. Wodatch is one of the nation’s foremost civil rights attorneys with more than 40 years’ experience with the Federal Government, specializing in the rights of persons with disabilities. Recently, John worked with the U.S. Department of State representing the United States throughout the world to help other nations develop their versions of the ADA. He works with the United Nations on disabilities issues. John played a key role in developing every U.S. disability policy and regulation since 1977 and was responsible for many of the development aspects of the ADA. He was responsible for the enforcement of Title I, II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. As such, he was the chief author of the Department of Justice’s ADA regulations. In 1977, he wrote and developed the Federal regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Session History

11/15/2017 - An Update on ADA Drive-by Lawsuits