David Ferleger


Disability Rights

Experienced former federal court appointed Special Master under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 53, and also federal Court Monitor.
Legal experience includes constitutional law, civil rights, discrimination, employment, academic issues, higher education, special education, real estate, personal injury, malpractice, death cases, Americans with Disabilities Act, investments.
Extensive litigation experience including five arguments before Supreme Court of the United States; participation in additional cases in Supreme Court; litigation nationally before federal courts of appeals and federal district courts, and before state courts.
Negotiation, resolution, administration and oversight of complex class actions and individual cases, settlements and disputes with and between governments.
Written works include books, book chapters, magazine and newspaper articles, consultation reports, compliance findings and reports.
Experience as keynote and plenary speaker, lecturer, seminar leader, and consultant.
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Case List

David Ferleger was appointed by a federal court as “independent advisor to the Court to assess and monitor the implementation of the Settlement Agreement” in a class action involving a multi-million dollar award to residents of a state disabilities facility, and implementation of extensive facility and state-wide relief in the provision of services. Jensen v. Minn. Dep't of Human Servs.,  2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98703 (D. Minn. 2012).
David Ferleger was appointed in 2012 by a federal court (after having first served as guardian ad litem to evaluate a settlement) to serve as the court’s “technical advisor for implementation” of a settlement involving a monetary award and broad state-wide relief regarding protection from harm and sexual abuse of people with disabilities in Maryland residing in state-operated and state-licensed facilities. Demby v. Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, No. CCB-06-1816 (D. Md.).