Richard Bernstein, familiar to many as the lawyer in TV commercials, will give a presentation at Grand Valley to highlight October as Disability Awareness Month.
Bernstein, blind since birth, is an attorney with the Bernstein Law Firm in Farmington Hills. His presentation is set for Wednesday, October 12, 2:30 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center on the Allendale Campus. It is free and open to the public.
Committed to helping clients with disabilities, Bernstein successfully represented the Paralyzed Veterans of America against the University of Michigan in a lawsuit centered around seating at Michigan Stadium. He also won a case that forced the city of Detroit to fix broken wheelchair lifts on its buses.
He has received numerous honors, including named as a “Michiganian of the Year” by the Detroit News and “40 Under 40” by Crain’s Detroit Business. Bernstein also served on the board of governors at Wayne State University for eight years.
For more information about Disability Awareness Month events at Grand Valley, visit www.gvsu.edu/dss.