50% of ADA website lawsuits in the first 6 months of 2023 were files by only 24 plaintiffs

50% of ADA website lawsuits in the first 6 months of 2023 were files by only 24 plaintiffs

Plaintiff Name Firm Name Jan to June Percentage January February March April May June
Perla Mageno Manning Law, APC 84 4.24% 1 0 12 27 22 22
Andrew Toro Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC 75 3.79% 0 18 14 25 6 3
Jenny Hwang Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC 68 3.44% 6 5 16 22 11 8
Luis Toro Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC 56 2.83% 0 0 15 8 17 16
Daniel Lugo Lee D. Sarkin 52 2.63% 15 11 6 0 10 10
Arantza Espinoza Mendez Law Offices, PLLC 50 2.53% 5 5 13 5 15 7
Daniel Rodriguez Stein Saks, PLLC 45 2.27% 21 12 2 5 5 0
Lamar Brown Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC 45 2.27% 0 14 0 20 11 0
James Watson J. Courtney Cunningham, PLLC 43 2.17% 7 7 6 14 6 3
Victor Ariza Roderick V. Hannah, Esq., P.A. 41 2.07% 3 8 13 7 6 4
Rusty Rendon Pacific Trial Attorneys, APC 39 1.97% 4 0 5 8 12 10
Jasmine Toro Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC 38 1.92% 7 12 3 3 6 7
Luis Licea Pacific Trial Attorneys, APC 37 1.87% 2 0 11 6 7 11
Linda Slade Shaked Law Group, P.C. 36 1.82% 3 7 8 4 5 9
Windy Lucius J. Courtney Cunningham, PLLC 35 1.77% 9 5 4 6 3 8
Janelys Hernandez Law Office of Noor A. Saab 34 1.72% 0 0 21 8 4 1
Isabel Rendon Pacific Trial Attorneys, APC 34 1.72% 0 0 16 10 4 4
Nelson Fernandez Roderick V. Hannah, Esq., P.A. 33 1.67% 1 4 11 6 5 6
Drew Hunthausen Pacific Trial Attorneys, APC 31 1.57% 8 0 6 8 3 6
Seana Cromitie Stein Saks, PLLC 29 1.47% 0 0 10 0 9 10
Maria Dimeglio Stein Saks, PLLC 29 1.47% 0 0 0 0 11 18
Blair Douglass East End Trial Group LLC 25 1.26% 19 5 0 0 1 0
Bryan Velazquez Stein Saks, PLLC 25 1.26% 10 8 0 0 2 5
Denise Crumwell Gottlieb & Associates 25 1.26% 0 6 12 2 3 2
50% of Total Lawsuits Filed by Only 24 Plaintiffs: 1,009 50.99% 130 127 204 194 184 170

Highlighting the key contributors:

  • Leading the pack is Perla Mageno of Manning Law, APC, with a stunning 84 lawsuits, holding a 4.24% share of the total litigations.
  • A singular firm, Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC, has come to become the top filer of ADA lawsuits with plaintiffs such as Andrew Toro (75 lawsuits), Jenny Hwang (68 lawsuits), Luis Toro (56 lawsuits), and Lamar Brown (45 lawsuits), their combined efforts underscore the firm’s focused approach in this domain.
  • Not far behind, Daniel Lugo represented by Lee D. Sarkin was the named plaintiff in a significant 52 lawsuits, contributing 2.63% to the overall count.
  • In spite of recently being sanctioned in the SDNY, Stein Saks, PLLC, showcases its robust presence, with multiple plaintiffs reinforcing its commitment to ADA website litigation. Interestingly, Stein Saks, PLLC has been sued by a visual impaired plaintiff who alleges that their own website fails to meet accessibility standards.
  • It is reported that plaintiffs in NY filings routinely receive $500 per lawsuit. Plaintiffs in California state cases, under the Unruh act, are eligible to receive statutory compensation of $4000. Law firms often demand much larger sums for themselves. It is unclear how these plaintiff law firms are demanding thousands of dollars for several hours of work at best.

By the time we reach our 24th plaintiff on the list, Denise Crumwell of Gottlieb & Associates, with her 25 lawsuits,
we’ve already surpassed the 50% lawsuit contribution from this select group.

The above analysis crystallizes a crucial point for businesses: it’s evident that a focused group of serial plaintiffs drive many of the ADA lawsuits. By closely examining the specific issues often raised by these frequent filers, businesses can make targeted improvements to their websites. In essence, understanding the concerns of these leading plaintiffs allows businesses to proactively address them and significantly lower the risk of legal challenges. Regulators, judiciary, and lawmakers can benefit from understanding the trends that are driving these lawsuits against businesses.

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