Barbara J Elkin

Attorney Advisor
Disability Rights Section
Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division


Barbara J. Elkin is an attorney-advisor with the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Disability Rights Section. Prior to coming to the Department of Justice in August, 2008, Barbara worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of General Counsel, Office of Fair Housing, as a senior staff attorney specializing in the application of Section 504 to HUD-assisted programs, and the disability discrimination requirements of the Fair Housing Act. Barbara has previously worked for the Epilepsy Foundation as the Director of their Legal Advocacy Program and for the D.C. Public Defender Service Mental Health Division. Barbara graduated from Duke University Law School in 1979 and from Cornell University in 1976.