Trained by one of the top lawyers in the United States, Donna Drumm, Esq. combined her business degree with her law degree to build a firm that focuses on solutions, thoroughness and efficiency.
Her Americans with Disabilities advocacy began when she met a woman who suffered from PTSD who could not find anyone to represent her. She was sued for over one million dollars for the wrongdoings of her ex-husband. This very bright woman struggled with her PTSD while coping with the starts and stops of her case. After years of fighting an administrative commission and superior court, she won and her good name is restored. She went on to create a bill that became law which will protect other spouses in her state. IT CAN BE DONE!!
Respected by lawyers and the judiciary, Donna was trained by the top ADA educator and author, Dr. Karin Huffer who linked the power of the ADA to seeking accommodations for persons with disabilities to make the courtroom a level playing field.
“I've always wanted to be in a courtroom. What I found is that clients, people who are not accustomed to being in the courtroom are intimidated by the 'system'. Courtrooms are unfamiliar territory, as a hospital is unfamiliar for people who don't work in hospitals. The stakes are high and the outcome is uncertain.Invisible disability advocates protect people who have invisible disabilities or who become invisibly disabled during the litigation process. The reality of being involved in litigation often create invisible disabilities that handicap people’s ability to participate in the preparation of their case and testify as witnesses. The Americans with Disabilities Act is the bridge that levels the playing field.” - Donna Drumm, Esq.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Winifred Sobie Pasternack Award for Civil Liberties||Pace Law School||1999|
|Adjunct Professor||Mercy College||2012 - Present|
|Founder||DrummAdvocacy (formerly Discoverlaw)||2008 - Present|
|Executive Director||Westchester County Bar Association||2012 - 2014|
|Director, Continuing Legal Education and Legal Publications||Westchester County Bar Association||2010 - 2012|
|Associate||Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP||2000 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates||Member||2017 - Present|
|New Orleans Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Institute of Disabilities and Equal Access to Legal Systems||Certified ADAAA Advocate||2014 - Present|
|Lifting Up Westchester||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Law Practice Management committee||Member||2000 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Council||Member||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association, Civil Litigation committee||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Law Practice Management committee||Member||N/A|
|Westchester County Bar Association||Executive Director||2012 - 2014|
|New York State Bar Association Journal||How To Shift Law Firm Culture – One Firm’s Story||2015|
|Chapter 10 Law Firm Culture||Grow Your Practice: Legal Marketing and Business Development Strategies||2015|
|Pace Law Review||Managing Editor||1999|
|Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Marymount College||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting||Attorney Wellness & ADA Accommodations||2017|
|Presentation to Special Education Lawyers||ADA Accommodations for high school students transitioning to college and the workforce||2017|
|Continuing Legal Education program to lawyers representing real estate and small business clients||ABCs of ADA (May 2017)||2017|
Posted by Frankie Calabro
Fri Apr 14 2017