Maggie Hart joined the Committee as Counsel in January 2019. Her practice focuses on litigation to uphold and expand the rights of individuals with disabilities to participate in civic activities, the economy, and the social life of the community.
Before joining the Committee, Ms. Hart was a staff attorney at Disability Rights DC at University Legal Services (DRDC), the protection and advocacy program for people with disabilities in the District of Columbia. As a part of her work at DRDC, Ms. Hart represented individuals with disabilities to promote their access to appropriate, individualized vocational rehabilitation and special education services and advocated for people with disabilities to be free from discrimination.
Prior to joining DRDC, Ms. Hart practiced special education law in New York City, where she represented children with disabilities and their families in due process proceedings and participated in IEP meetings. During law school, Maggie interned at the Disabilities Rights Network of Pennsylvania where she was involved in cases arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Ms. Hart was awarded the Temple University Barrack Public Interest Fellowship in recognition of her commitment to providing pro bono legal services to the families of New York City and was recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, New York Metro Area, for 2014. Ms. Hart was named one of the Irish 40 Under 40 of 2019 by The Irish Echo.
- JD, Temple University, Beasley School of Law
- BA, Fordham University
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia