Jacob Wells Wohl
- Civil Rights Litigation Fellow
Jacob Wohl joined Bernabei & Kabat as a Civil Rights Litigation Fellow in September 2023. Mr. Wohl graduated from American University Washington College of Law in May 2023, where he served as the Editor in Chief of the Administrative Law Review. As a student attorney in the Disability Rights Law Clinic, Mr. Wohl represented families navigating the special education system. He also represented individuals with disabilities seeking inclusive mobility options and those individuals seeking equal opportunity of access in public accomodations. As a research assistant to Professor Ezra Rosser, Mr. Wohl researched key and analyzed the effects of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing intitiative and provided edits to Professor Rosser's book, A Nation Within: Navajo Land and Economic Development.
During law school, Mr. Wohl interned at the state and federal level. He worked for Tzedek DC and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, as well as the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Equal Employment Opporunity Commission. During his summer at the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, Mr. Wohl drafted a legal framework for including income inequality as a protected class. While at the Deapartment of Justice, Mr. Wohl worked with the team that brought the first-of-its-kind environmental justice action under Title VI.
Prior to law school, Mr. Wohl was an elementary school teacher with a focus on fostering an inclusive classroom for students of all abilities. Mr. Wohl graduated with a Master's in Education from the University of Maryland in 2016, and graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland with a B.A. in Poltiical SCience and Education in 2015.
Areas of Practice
- Employment Discrimination 60%
- Whistleblower Protection 30%
- Sexual Harassment 10%
- American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
- J.D. - 2023
- St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, Maryland
- B.A. - 2015
- Honors: Dean's List
- Major: Political Science
- University of Maryland
- Master’s degree (M.Ed.) in Education - 2016
- A Better IDEA, Admin L. Rev., 74.3, 2022
This Comment presents persuasive, realistic, and practical steps the Department of Education should take to reform the special education process to level the playing field for families of children with disabilities.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- MWELA, Member, Present
Past Employment Positions
- American University Disability Rights Law Clinic, Student Attorney, 2022 to 2023
- U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Legal Intern, 2022