Ken Walden, Esq.
Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago
Kenneth M. Walden is the Managing Attorney for the Civil Rights Team at Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago. The Civil Rights Team represents persons with disabilities in civil rights cases under the Fair Housing Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and state and local anti-discrimination laws. Ken directs the organization’s legal work, which consists of: (a) advice, counseling and representation to persons with disabilities who have civil rights complaints; (b) a disability-specific fair housing testing program; (c) education and outreach about disability rights laws; and (d) public policy advocacy.
Ken is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He teaches a course on disability law.
Before joining Access Living, Ken served as Director of the Tenant Advocacy Project of the Public Justice Center (PJC) in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to the PJC, Ken was a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Bureau in Baltimore.
Ken received his law degree, with Honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1990. He earned his bachelor’s degree, with Highest Honors, from Rutgers College in 1985.