AUBURN – The Disability Rights Center has presented its 2008 Attorney Award to attorney Curtis Webber for his many years of dedicated service to advancing the rights of Maine citizens with disabilities.

In presenting the award, Richard O’Meara, speaking for the Disability Rights Center, noted that Webber’s argument in the Whitney v. Wal-Mart disability discrimination case resulted in a decision that “changed the face of disability litigation in Maine.”

Attorney Webber was educated at Bowdoin College, receiving his bachelor of arts degree in 1955, and Harvard Law School, graduating in 1958. He was admitted to practice before the Maine and Federal bars in 1958 and before the United States Supreme Court in 1968. His areas of practice include municipal and employment law. He has appeared frequently before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and has argued appeals in the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has served as a member and chairman of the Professional Ethics Commission and as chairman of the Board of Overseers of the Bar.

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