Director, Disability Rights
John P. Herrion is an attorney with extensive experience in disability rights issues.
In March 2008, Mr. Herrion became Director of Disability Rights for the New York State Division of Human Rights. In this capacity he will oversee enforcement of an amendment to the State’s Human Rights Law that prohibits places of public accommodation from discriminating against persons with disabilities.
Prior to working at the New York State Division of Human Rights, Mr. Herrion was Counsel to the United Spinal Association for twelve years, where he represented and assisted persons with disabilities on a wide variety of issues relating to employment, housing and access to places of public accommodations.
Mr. Herrion has published numerous articles and has lectured extensively, including Continuing Legal Education programs for attorneys, on the rights of persons with disabilities. He is a past Chair and Secretary of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Issues Affecting Persons with Disabilities.
Mr. Herrion holds a law degree from Pace University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattan College.