Disability Rights Maine presented Murray Plumb & Murray attorney Richard O’Meara with the DRM Equal Access for All Award at its annual dinner on October 5.
“Dick is endlessly helpful and accessible as well as kind and generous with his time and knowledge,” said Kim Moody, Executive Director of Disability Rights Maine. “He has dedicated his life to making the world a little bit better, including giving selflessly to Disability Rights Maine and our clients. He is completely committed to civil rights and civil liberties and has continually worked to make public education better in Maine through litigation, systemic advocacy and public policy reform. Dick lives and breathes equal access for all.”
Throughout his career, Dick has spent a significant portion of his practice representing individuals with disabilities and their families, often in cases arising under special education or anti-discrimination laws. Disability Rights Maine recognized his work on several cases, including a case where the court held that a student with a learning disability that significantly limited reading fluency can qualify for specialized instruction despite being bright and capable in other academic areas, and another which held that compensatory educational services can be awarded after completion of high school.
Congratulations, Dick, for this acknowledgement of your ongoing dedication to making a difference. We are proud to have you on our team!