Andrés J. Gallegos
Andrés is a shareholder with the law firm of Robbins, Salomon and Patt, Ltd., in Chicago, Illinois, where he focuses his practice on disability rights and healthcare law. Andrés founded and spearheads the law firm’s 5-year old initiative to improve access to healthcare and wellness programs for persons across all types of disabilities. Through Andrés’ direction and leadership, a three prong approach of education (for consumers and providers), advocacy, and, when required, litigation, is used to effectuate systemic change. Andrés currently leads his firm’s collaboration efforts with a number of healthcare systems, and national dental and retail healthcare providers to ensure that persons across all types of disabilities receive the equal opportunity to benefit from their services. He has written numerous articles for national and state professional healthcare and legal organizations on matters relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act’s application to healthcare providers, and is a frequent lecturer on that subject. Andrés is the 2015 recipient of the Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award from the American Association of People with Disabilities.