Haben featured on Forbes 30 under 30


Haben Girma is a first generation immigrant, and the first deaf and blind student to graduate from Harvard Law School. She helped achieve a legal victory in National Federal of the Blind v. Scribd, the second case to hold that the Americans With Disabilities Act applies to e-commerce. She is a staff attorney at Disability […]

2016-01-09T16:10:27-08:00January 7th, 2016|

Washington Post: Deaf-blind Harvard-trained lawyer who made waves now rides them, too


Eritrean American Haben Girma is used to pushing boundaries. She made waves as the first-ever deaf-blind graduate of Harvard Law School, and quickly joined Disability Rights Advocates after her graduation in 2013 to work for increased accessibility and acceptance for disabled Americans.

She was honored by the White House and gave a moving speech at the […]

2016-01-09T16:10:43-08:00January 7th, 2016|

Chambers Associate: 5 Minutes with Haben


When did you decide to become a lawyer? Why?

As a Deafblind student in college, I witnessed advocates using the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to change social attitudes. The National Federation of the Blind regularly referenced the ADA when explaining to technology developers why designing access for people with disabilities is a necessity and not […]

2016-01-07T13:26:49-08:00January 7th, 2016|