At the upcoming 2022 CLM Workers Compensation and Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Industry Conference in Chicago, Kamela Devole, a partner in WSHB’s Philadelphia office will be sharing her knowledge with other professionals regarding the slew of ADA accessibility claims, including website accessibility, involving the hospitality, retail and restaurant industry. In this session, entitled “Dodging and Defending Drive-By ADA Lawsuits” set to take place on May 20, 2022 at 10:45 a.m., Kamela will be joined by fellow thought leaders, Melanie Brown of Munich RE America, Robin Caulfield of MC Consultants and Rachel Kelley of AmTrust Financial Services, as they delve into this evolving area of litigation.
While this legislation is life changing and important, the potential for abuse runs rampant. The panel will focus on potential ways to avoid and minimize exposure to multiple ADA claims, defense strategies, the importance of experts, remediation to comply with the ADA and resolution. The panel will emphasize the importance of early resolution, which is crucial to avoid defense costs and Plaintiff’s attorney’s fees. This discussion is geared toward providing general counsel, risk managers, and claim professionals with the necessary tools to avoid these claims as well as practice pointers to efficiently handle them should litigation occur.
Kamela Devole concentrates her practice on complex civil litigation. She defends clients in state and federal court in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in a broad spectrum of civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on professional liability, construction claims, catastrophic injury and products liability matters. Kamela is passionate about providing pro bono representation within her community. She volunteers with Philadelphia VIP and provides pro bono legal representation to low-income Philadelphia residents who face legal challenges related to basic human needs such as housing, family, income and community. She also serves as an Arbitrator for the Compulsory Arbitration Program of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County.
Kamela is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, as well as the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She is also fluent in Albanian.