Carrie Ann Lucas, J.D., C.W.L.S.
Carrie Ann Lucas is Disabled Parents Rights founder and Executive Director. She specializes in legal representation of disabled parents. Ms. Lucas is also a Child Welfare Law Specialist.* She represents clients in Northern and Eastern Colorado. She has represented clients in child welfare law, child custody and divorce, adoption, guardianship, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Fair Housing Act cases. Ms. Lucas also trains attorneys, social workers, and judges on issues impacting disabled parents in child welfare cases around the county.
Ms. Lucas a nationally recognized advocate for people with disabilities, was lead plaintiff in an epic seven-and-a-half year suit against Kmart that resulted in the most far-reaching accessibility class-action settlement in history before founding Rights.
As a single adoptive parent to four children, Ms. Lucas is passionate for the rights of parents who have disabilities. Ms. Lucas, who has a form of muscular dystrophy, has an intimate understanding of the unique challenges that disabled parents face. All four of her children also have various disabilities themselves, and as a result, Ms. Lucas is an expert at navigating various systems to provide appropriate community services.
Ms. Lucas is a graduate of the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law where she was a Chancellor’s Scholar. She also has a Masters of Divinity degree with a concentration in Justice and Peace Studies from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. Ms. Lucas earned her undergraduate degree from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington.
Ms. Lucas has been a recipient of an Equal Justice Works fellowship and a Petra Foundation fellowship. Prior to becoming the Center’s executive director, she worked at the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition for over twelve years.
When not practicing law or attending her kids’ activities, Ms. Lucas enjoys photography, camping, fishing, and is an avid traveler
You can contact Ms. Lucas at clucas [at] disabledparentsrights [dot] org.
Courtney Su Faye Longtin, J.D.
Courtney Su Faye Longtin has worked a staff attorney at Disabled Parent Rights since 2013. Her client-centered practice is based out of Denver and focuses on child welfare law, child custody, guardianship, and divorce. Courtney is particularly interested in the intersection between disability, race, and class.
Ms. Longtin is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Ms. Longtin earned her undergraduate degree at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota where she graduated Magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies and Sociology with an emphasis in social deviance.
While at the University of Denver, Ms. Longtin participated in the Civil Rights and Disability Clinic where she was awarded the Clinical Practice Award for her work on a federal civil rights lawsuit.
When not practicing law, Ms. Longtin enjoys gardening, camping, traveling, and cooking.
You may contact Ms. Longtin at: clongtin [at] disabledparentsrights [dot] org
*Child Welfare Law Specialist certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children.