Systemic Litigation

Our legal team works to effect systemic change.

What is Systemic Change?

Systemic change is the ability to impact the most people possible. DRM tries to take cases based on likelihood of this impact benefitting people with disabilities. This may result in not providing an attorney to represent you, despite your case having legal merit.

How We Select Cases

  • DRM gets thousands of calls per year. We cannot represent each client and give them an attorney.

  • Sometimes, we take a case because other people in MI are facing the same problem.

  • DRM's legal team can advocate for changes that impact the most people.

  • DRM is proud to advance the rights of people with disabilities through our systemic litigation.

Our Work

Perez v. Sturgis Public Schools

Protecting a student’s right to get relief under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that they cannot get under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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Children’s Mental Health Lawsuit

Access to medically necessary mental health Medicaid services for children under 21 diagnosed with developmental disabilities, emotional impairments, and/or mental illnesses.

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Waskul

Adequate Funding for Community Living Supports (CLS) Services for People in Washtenaw County Hiring CLS Staff Using Self-Determination.

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NGRI

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services agreed to make major changes in the way not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) patients are treated, including removing restrictions not connected to their mental health treatments.

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