Education

  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 2011.  Senior Editor, Stanford Law and Policy Review
  • B.A., Stanford University, Economics, 2006

Admissions

  • California, 2011
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Michael Nunez is an associate at Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld, LLP. He works on complex litigation and prelitigation matters, including class actions, with a particular focus on ensuring that people with disabilities obtain equal access to government services, technology, transportation, and public accommodations.  Mr. Nunez also has experience representing clients in employment discrimination and white collar criminal defense matters.

Mr. Nunez is a graduate of Stanford Law School and earned his B.A. at Stanford University. Prior to joining RBGG, he was a Staff Attorney at Disability Rights Advocates, a national non-profit impact litigation center. Full bio »

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T: 415-433-6830
F: 415-433-7104
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Michael Nunez is an associate at Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld, LLP. He works on complex litigation and prelitigation matters, including class actions, with a particular focus on ensuring that people with disabilities obtain equal access to government services, technology, transportation, and public accommodations.  Mr. Nunez also has experience representing clients in employment discrimination and white collar criminal defense matters.

Mr. Nunez is a graduate of Stanford Law School and earned his B.A. at Stanford University. Prior to joining RBGG, he was a Staff Attorney at Disability Rights Advocates, a national non-profit impact litigation center.

During law school, Mr. Nunez was a Senior Editor for the Stanford Law and Policy Review, and he participated in the Environmental Law Clinic, where he contributed to several cases, including making significant contributions to a brief filed in the California Supreme Court. Mr. Nunez also served on the Executive Board of the National Association of Law Students with Disabilities, where he organized the group’s 2009 national conference and spearheaded fund raising efforts for its 2011 national conference.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES
  • National Federation of the Blind of California v. Uber Technologies, Inc.:  the firm represents the National Federation of the Blind, the National Federation of the Blind of California, and several individuals in this action challenging denials of service and other discrimination that blind and low-vision riders with guide dogs face when attempting to use transportation arranged through the popular Uber mobile app.  On July 13, 2016, the Court granted preliminary approval to a proposed nationwide class settlement of the case.  Click here to learn more about the case and the proposed settlement in National Federation of the Blind v. Uber Technologies, Inc.
  • California Council of the Blind v. County of San Mateo: The firm represents an association of blind and low-vision persons and two blind individuals in an action challenging the State and San Mateo County’s failure to provide voters with vision impairments the opportunity to equally participate in the County’s absentee voting program, which relies on inaccessible paper ballots.  Plaintiffs seek to vote using software allowing them to read and mark their absentee ballots privately and independently using screen access software on their personal computers, which is already in place in a number of other states.
  • Blanks v. AMC Entertainment, Inc.:  The firm represents the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the California Council of the Blind, and five blind individuals in a class action challenging AMC’s failure to provide reliable and effective access to audio description services at its theaters across the United States as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Audio description is provided through an audio track that provides verbal descriptions of key visual aspects of films during pauses in dialogue and is synchronized with playback of the movie.  Many AMC theaters are equipped to provide audio description services, but blind and low-vision individuals are often unable to access the service at AMC theaters due to poor staff training and malfunctioning equipment.

Honors & Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2016 Rising Star

Admissions

  • California, 2011

Professional Experience

  • Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Advocates, 2013-2015
  • Wolinsky Fellowship Attorney, Disability Rights Advocates, 2011-2013

Community Service

  • National Association of Law Students with Disabilities, CFO, 2009-2010, Conference Director. 2009

Michael Nunez is an associate at Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld, LLP. He works on complex litigation and prelitigation matters, including class actions, with a particular focus on ensuring that people with disabilities obtain equal access to government services, technology, transportation, and public accommodations.  Mr. Nunez also has experience representing clients in employment discrimination and white collar criminal defense matters.

Mr. Nunez is a graduate of Stanford Law School and earned his B.A. at Stanford University. Prior to joining RBGG, he was a Staff Attorney at Disability Rights Advocates, a national non-profit impact litigation center.

During law school, Mr. Nunez was a Senior Editor for the Stanford Law and Policy Review, and he participated in the Environmental Law Clinic, where he contributed to several cases, including making significant contributions to a brief filed in the California Supreme Court. Mr. Nunez also served on the Executive Board of the National Association of Law Students with Disabilities, where he organized the group’s 2009 national conference and spearheaded fund raising efforts for its 2011 national conference.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES
  • National Federation of the Blind of California v. Uber Technologies, Inc.:  the firm represents the National Federation of the Blind, the National Federation of the Blind of California, and several individuals in this action challenging denials of service and other discrimination that blind and low-vision riders with guide dogs face when attempting to use transportation arranged through the popular Uber mobile app.  On July 13, 2016, the Court granted preliminary approval to a proposed nationwide class settlement of the case.  Click here to learn more about the case and the proposed settlement in National Federation of the Blind v. Uber Technologies, Inc.
  • California Council of the Blind v. County of San Mateo: The firm represents an association of blind and low-vision persons and two blind individuals in an action challenging the State and San Mateo County’s failure to provide voters with vision impairments the opportunity to equally participate in the County’s absentee voting program, which relies on inaccessible paper ballots.  Plaintiffs seek to vote using software allowing them to read and mark their absentee ballots privately and independently using screen access software on their personal computers, which is already in place in a number of other states.
  • Blanks v. AMC Entertainment, Inc.:  The firm represents the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the California Council of the Blind, and five blind individuals in a class action challenging AMC’s failure to provide reliable and effective access to audio description services at its theaters across the United States as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Audio description is provided through an audio track that provides verbal descriptions of key visual aspects of films during pauses in dialogue and is synchronized with playback of the movie.  Many AMC theaters are equipped to provide audio description services, but blind and low-vision individuals are often unable to access the service at AMC theaters due to poor staff training and malfunctioning equipment.

Education

  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 2011.  Senior Editor, Stanford Law and Policy Review
  • B.A., Stanford University, Economics, 2006

Honors & Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2016 Rising Star