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Susan Stefan, J.D.

Susan Stefan, J.D., an attorney with the Center for Public Representation in Newton, Massachusetts, is one of the country's most highly regarded experts in mental disability law. She received her J.D. from Stanford Law School. From 1986 - 1990, she worked for the Mental Health Law Project (now the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law), and taught mental health and disability law at the University of Miami Law School from 1990 - 2001. Susan has published two books, Unequal Rights: Discrimination Against People With Mental Disabilities and The Americans With Disabilities Act and Hollow Promises: Employment Discrimination Against People With Mental Disabilities. She has litigated numerous ADA cases, including Ellen S. v. Florida Board of Bar Examiners, 859 F. Supp. 1489 (S.D. Fla. 1994) and Doe v. Stincer, 990 F. Supp, 1427 (S.D. Fla. 1997), vacated by Doe v. Stincer, 175 F. F.3d 879 (11th Cir. 1999).