April 2023 ADA Website Lawsuits Recap
- 347 ADA website lawsuits were filed in April 2023, a decrease of 56 lawsuits compared to 403 lawsuits in March 2023.
- New York saw the filing of 210 lawsuits, and California saw the filing of 86 cases.
- 94 lawsuits were filed against lifestyle, fashion, and apparel websites.
- 94 lawsuits were filed by Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC, followed by 50 cases by Pacific Trial Attorneys, APC.
- 151 lawsuits were filed against websites using Shopify.
- 25.94% of ADA lawsuits were filed against websites that had an accessibility widget installed on them.
Total Federal and State Court ADA Website Lawsuit Numbers for April 2023:
Plaintiff Attorneys Filing the Most ADA Website Lawsuits
Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC
Pacific Trial Attorneys, APC
Manning Law, APC
Gottlieb & Associates
Mizrahi Kroub LLP
Law Office of Noor A. Saab
Stein Saks, PLLC
J. Courtney Cunningham, PLLC
NYE Stirling, Hale & Miller, LLP
Top 10 ADA Website plaintiffs for the month of April 2023
|Plaintiff Name||Firm Name||Number|
|Mageno Perla||Manning Law, APC||27|
|Andrew Toro||Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC||25|
|Jenny Hwang||Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC||22|
|Lamar Brown||Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC||20|
|James Watson||J. Courtney Cunningham, PLLC||14|
|Donna Hedges||Gottlieb & Associates||11|
|Isabel Rendon||Pacific Trial Attorneys, APC||10|
|Rusty Rendon||Pacific Trial Attorneys, APC||10|
|Janelys Hernandez||Law Office of Noor A. Saab||9|
|Steven Matzura||Gottlieb & Associates||9|
Top 10 industries affected by website accessibility lawsuits
|Lifestyle, Fashion, & Apparel||94|
|Restaurants, food, drinks, and beverages (including coffee & ice cream shops)||84|
|Skin and Body Care (including hair products and spa centers)||25|
|Health, Fitness and Medical Products (including rehabilitation centers and supplements)||24|
|Furniture, Lightning & Home Decor||18|
|Travel, Hotel, & Hospitality||17|
|Home, Kitchen Appliances & Accessories||15|
|Others||13||Toys, games, gifts, & flower shops||9|
|Computer, mobile, & electronic accessories||9|
Top 5 Web Platforms
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