Rights and Respect Sarah Taub NCI Webinar Series

Date:  Thursday, July 16, 2015

 Jonathan Martinis, Legal Director at the Quality Trust for Indiduals with Disabilities discusses Guardianship and Supported Decision Making.

The webinar was recorded and archived:

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 Inpiduals with Disabilities Education Act, Medicaid and the Constitution of the United States.  He represented Jenny Hatch in the “Justice for Jenny” case – the first case 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 (VOPA), the Jonathan served as lead counsel in Brinn v. Tidewater Transportation District Commission, 242 F.3d 227 (4th Cir. 2001), the first case to hold that people with disabilities have a right to paratransit transportation on a next-day basis.  He was lead counsel in Winborne v. Virginia Lottery, 677 S.E.2d 304 (2009), which held that the Lottery must ensure that private businesses selling Lottery tickets are accessible to people with disabilities.