July 20, 2016
Robert L. Schonfeld, Esq. Appointed Vice Chair Of Nassau County Bar Association Civil Rights Committee
GARDEN CITY, NY; July 20, 2016 —Robert L. Schonfeld, of counsel at the Garden City law firm of Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, was recently appointed by the Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA) to serve as Vice Chairman of its Civil Rights Committee.
The NCBA’s Civil Rights Committee explores issues related to the protection of the rights of minorities and the various Civil Rights Acts.
Robert L. Schonfeld focuses his practice in anti-discrimination litigation in the State and Federal Courts to enforce the right of persons with disabilities to live and access services in the community. Mr. Schonfeld secured a landmark decision from the New York State Court of Appeals in the case of Jennings v. New York State Office of Mental Health, which restricted the ability of localities to object to the establishment of group homes under the New York State Selection Law (Mental Hygiene Law Section 41.43), as well as a landmark Federal Fair Housing Act decision in the United States District Court in Oxford House v. Suffolk County. He has successfully litigated over 100 cases under the site selection law and Federal anti-discrimination statutes. Prior to private practice, Mr. Schonfeld served as an Assistant Attorney General of the State of New York where he represented OMH, OMRDD and other state agencies in litigation involving the development and operation of OMH and OMRDD licensed facilities. Mr. Schonfeld received his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law.
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, with offices on Long Island and Manhattan, provides a wide range of legal services to businesses, corporations and individuals worldwide.
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