Kate Nicholson - Colorado civil rights disability lawyer cultural catalyst

Kate's ADA Expertise

Kate Nicholson is a nationally-recognized expert on the American’s with Disabilities (ADA).

Kate served as an attorney and manager in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division for twenty years, and was a primary drafter of the current regulations under the ADA, which became effective in 2011 and 2012.

As an attorney, Kate litigated foundational ADA cases and negotiated resolutions that became models for future Division enforcement.

Kate supervised thousands of cases and initiatives in 80 U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country, training Assistant U.S. Attorneys with no prior background in affirmative and civil rights enforcement.

Kate also managed Division attorneys, overseeing complex litigation and multi-party negotiations, acting as Deputy Chief for the Disability Rights Section, where she focused on accessibility in healthcare and colleges and universities, current HIV/AIDS policy, discrimination in Employment, and Transportation, and accessible techology.

Kate developed and helped to oversee the Civil Rights Division’s and Department of Justice’s internal policies and practices related to accessibility.

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