Sid Wolinsky co-founded Public Advocates in 1971 with Bob Gnaizda, Anthony Kline and Peter Sitkin. Previously, we was the first Director of Litigation at San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation. After working with Public Advocates on many major lawsuits, Wolinsky co-founded the Disability Rights Advocates and served as its Director of Litigation. In recent years, he has specialized in legal issues involving students with learning disabilities and health care rights of disabled people.
Wolinsky is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School. He’s been an adjunct guest lecturer at Boalt Hall School of Law, Hastings College of the Law and King Hall at UC Davis. He has also been a Senior Fulbright Scholar twice, in Hungary in 1993 and Malaysia in 1981.
Wolinsky was honored in 2013 with a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award.