Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015
Jonathan Martinis presents at Florida Guardian ad Litem Program Disabilities Training Conference Supported Decision-Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All!
Jonathan Martinis has over 20 years’ experience representing people with disabilities in cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and other civil rights laws. He represented Jenny Hatch in the “Justice for Jenny” case – the first to hold that a person with disabilities has a right to engage in Supported-Decision Making instead of being under a guardianship. Prior to joining Quality Trust, Jonathan was the Managing Attorney for the Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy, where he was lead counsel in Brinn v. Tidewater Transportation District Commission, the first case to hold that people with disabilities have a right to paratransit transportation on a next-day basis and in Winborne v. Virginia Lottery, which held that the Lottery must ensure that private businesses selling Lottery tickets are accessible to people with disabilities.