Lainey FeingoldWelcome to Lainey Feingold’s website. Lainey is a disability rights lawyer who focuses on digital accessibility, an author, and an international speaker and trainer. Lainey’s book, Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits, is available in print and accessible digital formats. Read about Lainey’s book.

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In 2017 Lainey was selected as one of 13 “Legal Rebels” by the ABA Journal, the national flagship magazine of the American Bar Association. Read Lainey’s Legal Rebel profile

In 2017 Lainey was also 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 both 2014 and 2000 Lainey was honored with a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award.

Lainey is a frequent and highly regarded speaker and trainer at conferences, webinars, law school classes, and other programs and events. Visit the Speaking Page for a list of upcoming speaking engagements and to read what people say about Lainey’s talks. Visit the Talks and Trainings Page for examples of the types of educational programs Lainey can bring to your organization.

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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

Honor the ADA: Avoid Web Accessibility Quick-Fix Overlays

three disabled people crawling up the steps of the capitol as part of a protest to get the ADA past. Black woman in foreground, white man in background
The Americans with Disabilities Act celebrated its 30th anniversary last month. The law was born of the struggles, stories, pain and advocacy of disabled people and the disability community. The image accompanying this post, taken by disability movement photographer Tom Olin in 1990, is a stark reminder of that. The image shows the Capitol Crawl… Read more…

Digital Accessibility Legal Update: ADA Anniversary Edition

three disabled people crawling up the steps of the capitol as part of a protest to get the ADA past. Black woman in foreground, white man in background
[This post updated August 2020] July 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA was passed just one year after Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web. In 1990 when then-president George Bush signed the law there were exactly zero websites. Two years later there were ten. And today? Over 1,786,367, 115. Because of the brilliance of the disability organizers and bill drafters, the ADA has provided a strong foundation for advancing accessibility in the digital world. Read more…

CVS Spoken Rx™ Press Release

image of spoken rx from CVS website (the CVS app and prescription bottle)
CVS Pharmacy announced that it has developed Spoken Rx™, a new feature of the CVS Pharmacy app that can read a specific type of label for patients with visual impairments and those who cannot read standard print labels. Spoken Rx is the first in-app prescription reader application to be developed by a national retail pharmacy. Read more…