Gerald J. Williams
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Ms. Jamie C. Ray is an attorney with the Law Office of Stephen S. Pennington (Pennington & Ray), Philadelphia, PA. Her practice focuses on disability rights issues including employment discrimination under Title I of the ADA, FMLA, violations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, disability discrimination in post-secondary education, social security disability and medicare appeals. She also manages an advocacy program for people with disabilities who are seeking vocational rehabilitation services. This program is called the Client Assistance Program (CAP).
She is a 1999 graduate of Temple University School of Law, where she was a Note/Comment Editor for the temple political & civil rights law review. She received her undergraduate degree in 1995 from York College of Pennsylvania. She is admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Ms. Ray is the 2004 and 2005-2006 Chairperson of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Committee for Delivery of Legal Services to Persons with Disabilities. She is a member of the board of the PA Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC). Her personal essay, "Tapping My Potential" is featured in the 2004 book "What Adults with Disabilities Wish All Parents Knew Reflections from a Different Journey" (Stanley D. Klein, Ph.D. and John D. Kemp Editors).
She was honored as a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, 2006 Leadership Class. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee for the 2007 class. She is active in National MS society, including reviewing books for the lending library of the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, participating in the annual meeting and expo, and speaking to groups on topics including social security disability and the ADA.
Ms. Ray is a frequent writer and presenter in the area of disability. She participated in the 31st "Institute on Rehabilitation Issues", sponsored by the United States Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration. She is the author of Class, Conduct and Confusion: The Third Circuit Analyzes the Scope of Section 1985(3) in Lake v. Arnold, 8 Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review 217 (1998), a note exploring the applicability of section 1985(3) of the Civil Rights Act to individuals with mental retardation. She is also the co-author of several articles related to employment discrimination litigation and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including, The Substantial Limitation Approach to Defining Disability: Why Does it Create an Insurmountable Barrier to Individuals Who are Regarded as Disabled?, 9 Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review 333 (2000) (with Stephen S. Pennington), Supreme Court Shifts Focus in Determination of "A Substantial Limitation" Under the ADA, Legal Intelligencer, Oct. 26, 1998, at 9 (with Stephen S. Pennington, and Court Permits Limited Discovery of EEOC Personnel in Employment Discrimination Case, Federal Discovery News, Apr. 1999, at 6 (with Stephen S. Pennington & Gerald J. Williams).
Steve Pennington and Jamie Ray regularly serve as co-counsel with Williams Cuker Berezofsky in discrimination cases. They are not employed by Williams Cuker Berezofsky