Mary J. Goodwin-Oquendo
Adjunct Professor of Law
E-mail: [email protected]
Mary J. Goodwin-Oquendo has nearly 15 years of disability civil rights experience. She recently founded The Goodwin-Oquendo Law Firm, P.C., where she represents individuals with physical, cognitive, and psychiatric disabilities who have experienced discrimination and/or require accommodations from standardized testing and licensing entities, and post-secondary and professional educational institutions.
Prior to that, she worked at Jo Anne Simon, P.C. for many years. She has drafted policy commentary that has been adopted by the federal agencies that are charged with enforcing the ADA, as well as various professional organizations. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, and an appointed member of the Committee on Disability Rights, where she has developed CLE programming and sits on a subcommittee that is responsible for editing the organization's Disability Law and Practice treatise.
She is also a member of the Disability Rights Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association, and previously served on the executive board of the New York Urban League Young Professionals and the National Urban League Young Professionals Programs Committee.
She has had the honor of speaking before several impactful organizations, including the Annual Stanford Conference on Disability in Healthcare and Medicine, the Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, The Docs With Disabilities Podcast, and The Coelho Fellowship Conference Panel.
Syracuse University (JD, 2009)
St. Joseph's College (BA, 2006)