Are attorneys required to have handicap/wheelchair accessibility at their offices?

My mother had an appointment with a estate planning attorney but was unable to enter and keep her

appointment because she is in a wheelchair and there is no ramp.

Asked on June 14, 2017 under Business Law, Texas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, they are not legally required to do this. The laws about handicapped or disabled access apply to places of "public accommodation," like stores or restaurants or hotels/motels, but does not apply to professionals' offices, like an attorney's office. You mother should seek another lawyer and before making the appointment, make sure their office is acceesible or that they will come to her (some lawyers do).

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