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Welcome to Lainey Feingold’s website. Lainey is a disability rights lawyer and an author who works primarily with the blind community on technology, digital, and information access issues. She is nationally recognized for negotiating landmark accessibility agreements without lawsuits and for pioneering the collaborative dispute resolution method known as Structured Negotiation.

Lainey’s book, Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits, was published in 2016 by the American Bar Association (ABA). Read about Lainey’s book. The book is available for sale on Amazon and on the ABA website. Use discount code LFLEGAL10 at check-out on the ABA site for a 10% discount.

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In 2017 Lainey was the individual recipient of the John W. Cooley Lawyer as Problem Solver Award, given annually to one individual and one organization by the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association.

In 2014 Lainey was honored with a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award. She also received a CLAY Award in 2000.

Lainey is a frequent and highly regarded speaker at conferences, webinars and other programs and events. Visit the Speaking Page for a list of upcoming speaking engagements.

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Structured Negotiation

Structured Negotiation is an alternative dispute resolution process with a powerful track record. Without lawsuits, the Law Office of Lainey Feingold and others have used the method for twenty years to negotiate comprehensive agreements with some of the largest organizations in the United States.  Bank of America, Major League Baseball and the City and County of San Francisco have all participated in Structured Negotiation. Developed to resolve civil rights claims of blind people, the method has application to a wide variety of civil claims where parties seek collaboration and solution over conflict and expense. Lainey Feingold’s book about this ground-breaking method of resolving legal claims is now available on Amazon and from the American Bar Association.  Read more about Structured Negotiation. On the book page you can read more about the book and find links to interviews, upcoming speaking engagements and reviews.

Recent Articles

ATMs are 50 Years Old; They’ve Been Talking for 20

Talking ATM jack
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the first Automated Teller Machine. The first ATM in the world was installed at a Barclays Bank branch in London on June 27, 1967. The first ATM in the United States was installed two years later at a Chemical Bank branch in Long island, New York. For 30 years ATMs remained off-limits to blind people, who couldn’t use the interactive, visual screens. It was not until October of 1997 that the world was introduced to the very first Talking ATM. It all happened because of disability community advocacy. And it’s a good reminder that today, 50 years after that first ATM, all technology should be born accessible. Read more…

Washington, DC Structured Negotiation Book Event on March 29

On Wednesday, March 29, The American Bar Association will host a book talk in Washington, DC for Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits. Author Lainey Feingold, and Structured Negotiation’s co-creator Linda Dardarian will be on hand to share stories from the book and answer questions about the dispute resolution process that has delivered big results without lawsuits for two decades. Light refreshments will be served and Lainey will be signing books. Read more…