Jennifer M. Sender leads RSP’s litigation efforts in support of its Disability Rights practice. She has used her litigation skills to represent clients with disabilities in their claims of discrimination against public entities under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Specifically, Jennifer assists clients in obtaining equal access to goods and services, primarily in the health care field, including national health care providers, regional hospital systems and regional physicians’ groups. She has tried cases and assisted with appeals in both state and federal courts.
Jennifer has been successful in ensuring that persons who rely on the use of mobility devices are able to obtain physical access to health care providers and are able to receive equal care and treatment through availability of accessible medical equipment (i.e. wheelchair accessible scales and examination tables and chairs) and policies and procedures addressing accessibility. Additionally, she has been successful in ensuring that persons who are deaf or hard of hearing are provided with aids and services, such as live sign language interpreters when meeting with their health care providers. In support of that work, Jennifer routinely presents to disability advocacy groups to provide them with information to allow them to better advocate for themselves or their family members.
In addition to her representative matters regarding disabilities, Jennifer often counsels foreign and domestic business clients involving contract disputes, distributor disputes, product defects, personal injury claims, construction, transportation, and environmental litigation.
Jennifer holds current & past leadership roles with the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Past President; and Diversity Scholarship Foundation, Vice President.