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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. 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 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 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.

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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

Asking about compliance? You may be asking the wrong question

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During a recent presentation about the digital accessibility legal space I was asked a question. It was about a word that pops up with increasing frequency as fear of lawsuits drives too much of the digital accessibility world. The “C” word — compliance. The question was this: If the captions on online videos are 65% accurate do you think that would comply with legal responsibilities?audience question This is the kind of question that arises when people are driven by fear. When people forget what accessibility is about. Even forget what the law is about. Read more…

Structured Negotiation Delivers Landmark Results in Portland Sidewalk Case

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On June 5, the city of Portland, Oregon issued a press release with the title “Major milestone reached in making Portland’s streets and sidewalks more accessible.” The announcement was reached as a result of a sweeping settlement negotiated between the city and residents who use wheelchairs. Under the agreement, Portland will install and upgrade approximately 18,000 curb ramps over the next twelve years. The agreement was reached in Structured Negotiation. Read more…