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American Bar Association’s Commission on Disability Rights – Lawyer Spotlight with Ernest Holtzheimer

May 9, 2017

American Bar Association

Montgomery McCracken associate Ernest D. Holtzheimer was recently featured on the American Bar Association’s Lawyer Spotlight, which highlights an attorney with a disability who is an asset to the profession.

What is your disability? How does it affect you as a lawyer?

I am hard of hearing, a hereditary trait that I share with my sister, mom, and grandmother. My disability impacts me in a variety of ways as a lawyer and in life in general. For instance, I tend to sit closest to the main speaker in meetings, conferences, etc. On occasion, I also have to ask colleagues and clients to repeat themselves, and sometimes people get annoyed or say, “never mind.” In general, however, my hearing impairment has not held me back from practicing law at the same level as my peers.

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To read the full Lawyer Spotlight, please click here.