Brad Dembs joined Matt Cohen & Associates in 2017. Brad is from Michigan, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in 2009 and a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School in 2012. Brad’s passion for disability rights, and special education in particular, comes from his experience working with and advocating for individuals with disabilities in various contexts over the past two decades. Prior to joining MCA, Brad spent five years working as a Staff Attorney for Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc., where he focused on special education law. His duties included representing families of children with disabilities in all stages of disputes with their school districts, from advocating at IEP meetings, Section 504 Plan meetings and disciplinary hearings to filing Due Process complaints and subsequent appeals. Brad also has experience arguing cases in federal district court and in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. In his free time, Brad enjoys kayaking, cooking, basketball, and playing with his Australian Cattle Dog.
Brad is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Michigan.