Jennifer Mathis has worked primarily on the Medicaid rights of adults and children, discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and issues related to judicial nominations. She has recently returned to the Bazelon Center from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she worked on regulations for the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act.
At Bazelon, Jennifer's work includes litigation on community integration claims, voting rights, and the parental rights of individuals with mental disabilities. Much of her work has focused on federalism issues that have threatened enforcement of federal disability rights laws in the courts. Before accepting a position with the Bazelon Center, she conducted litigation involving ADA, Section 504, the Fair Housing Act and Title XIX claims with the Disabilities Law Project (Pittsburgh, PA). She also practiced with a private firm, where she pursued litigation on a broad array of civil rights issues. Mathis holds an A.B. from Harvard University, a M.A. in Social Studies Education from New York University, and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.