Simeon Goldman, Esq.
PAIR Senior Staff Attorney
Simeon Goldman is Senior Staff Attorney at Disability Rights New York where he has worked to enforce the employment, housing, community integration and other civil rights of people with disabilities since 1991. Prior to joining DRNY, Mr. Goldman was Director of Advocacy at the Capital District Center for Independence. He has successfully litigated employment and housing discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the NYS Human Rights Law; and has advised elected officials, employers, housing providers and others on complying with these laws.
Mr. Goldman is an Adjunct Professor at Albany Law School, where he teaches a seminar class on the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities; and has lectured extensively on the rights of persons with disabilities for the NYS Bar Association, the NYC Bar Association, the NYS Division for Human Rights, Cornell University, the National Lawyers’ Guild, and numerous other organizations. Mr. Goldman is a 1986 graduate of SUNY Buffalo Law School, and is co-editor of the NYS Bar Association’s Disability Law and Practice. He is a recipient of the Henry Viscardi Advocacy Award from the NYS Assembly (2013), the Beacon Leadership Award from the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (2011) and the Ted Weiss Consumer Advocacy Award from the Brain Injury Association of NYS (2000).