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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

Jim Thatcher, Accessibility Giant, Dies at 83

Jim Thatcher smiling outside at CSUN
In 2008 I heard that Jim Thatcher was coming to Berkeley as part of his role as the expert in the Target web accessibility case. I had been working in the digital accessibility legal space for ten years. Of course I had heard of Jim, but we had never met. I called and asked if… Read more…

Bank of America Honored for Accessibility Work; Structured Negotiation Gets Shout Out

Lainey with two Bank of America executives at Natural History Museum with a stuffed walrus in background
On October 21, 2019 friends and supporters of Disability Rights Advocates, a national nonprofit disability rights legal center, gathered in New York to celebrate the organization and honor this year’s Eagle Award recipients. One of the honorees was Bank of America, a long-time digital accessibility and disability inclusion leader and Structured Negotiation champion. The picture… Read more…