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Jota Borgmann

Jota Borgmann

Mobilization for Justice
Senior Staff Attorney
New York, NY, USA


Jota Borgmann is a Senior Staff Attorney in the Disability and Aging Rights Project at Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY Legal Services, Inc.).  Since 2008, she has litigated a number of disability rights cases on behalf of adult home residents under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Fair Housing Act.  This includes her work negotiating a landmark settlement in the deinstitutionalization case O’Toole v. Cuomo, which affects a class of about 5,000 people.  In 2012, she launched MFY’s Nursing Home Residents Project to provide free legal services to nursing home residents and their families throughout New York City.  She has published several articles, including an article on institutional food in the September-October 2012 issue of Clearinghouse Review.  She previously served as an Appellate Court Attorney at the New York State Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department.  She received her J.D. from CUNY School of Law.  Prior to obtaining her law degree, she was a policy advocate on affordable housing issues in Washington State.  Jota has served on the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities.
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