Morgan Whitlatch

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Title: 
Legal Director
Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 310 Washington, DC 20008
Washington, DC, 20015
Email: 
mwhitlatch@dcqualitytrust.org
Phone: 
202-459-4004
Personal Bio: 

Morgan K. Whitlatch is the Legal Director at Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, a non-profit advocacy organization that has been advancing the interests of people with developmental disabilities since 2001. She is also the Lead Project Director of the National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making.  She has 15 years of experience in the disability law field and dedicated her legal career to working with and on behalf of people with disabilities. Prior to coming to QT in 2009, Morgan was an attorney at the RI Disability Law Center, a federally mandated agency dedicated to advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. She also has DC law firm experience, as a former attorney of Bracewell & Guilliani LLP. Morgan has provided legal advocacy on a wide range of issues, including civil and human rights, capacity and alternatives to guardianship, access to integrated services, and public benefits. She has extensive experience in advancing systemic policy and training initiatives, including the Jenny Hatch Justice Project, a multi-faceted resource center dedicated to advancing people with disabilities’ right to make their own choices and determine their own path in life. Notably, Morgan co-represented the JHJP namesake in fighting for her right to engage in Supported Decision-Making as an alternative to permanent plenary guardianship.  She directs QT’s legal internship and fellowship programs, serves as a fieldwork supervisor for students in a Georgetown University Law Center (GULC) practicum course, and has worked with the GULC Community Justice Project. Morgan graduated with honors from GULC, and with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from Wesleyan University.  While in law school, she worked on disability-related policy and legislative issues by interning with US Senator Tom Harkin’s Counsel on Disability Policy and participating in the Federal Legislation Clinic, led by Chai Feldblum, who is now a US EEOC Commissioner. Morgan is a member of the Disability Rights Bar Association.

State of Practice/ Organization: 
District of Columbia
States admitted to practice: 
District of Columbia
Maryland
Areas of Practice: 
Disability Law