Disability Law Section

Formerly the Workers’ Compensation Committee, the new Disability Law Section has expanded to include all aspects of disability law, including workers’ compensation, social security, ERISA claims, appellate claims, and veterans benefits.

The Disability Law Section typically meets on the THIRD THURSDAY of every month (excluding December, July & August) from noon to 1 p.m. at the Akron Bar Association.

Mission Statement:

For the purpose of upholding the highest professional standards of competence, the Disability Law Section seeks (1) to educate its members, (2) to expand networking opportunities for disability attorneys (3) to cultivate the development of a team atmosphere in the legal community (cohesiveness, intellectual discourse, mentorship of young attorneys, and accountability to the highest ethical standards of practice), (4) to promote a respectable legal voice within the community and (5) to provide an open forum for the exchange of ideas related to disability laws.

Section Leadership
  • Julie Wagner


    (330) 509-3629

  • Scott M. Kolligian

    Vice Chair

    (330) 253-2227

  • Debra Shifrin

    Communication Officer

    (330) 762-6474


U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Akron Bar Association Calendar
Guide to Disability Rights Laws (ADA.gov)
LinkedIn Disability Section Group (closed group)

Staff Liaison:

Thomas Christos Petropoulos
Membership Director, Akron Bar Association
(330) 436-0106

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