Elizabeth Zirker

Elizabeth Zirker is a Managing Attorney with Disability Rights California. She focuses on disability rights, working to increase and strengthen home-and community-based services through participation in impact litigation on groundbreaking California Olmstead cases such as Chambers v. CCSF and Darling v. Douglas. Her years of individual advocacy in administrative hearings and state court, inform her expertise in California’s many programs that maintain seniors and people with disabilities in their own homes, with particular emphasis on the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program and Medi-Cal waivers. Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, her MFA in painting from the California College of the Arts, and her law degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Law. She was a 2005 Borchard Fellow in Law and Aging.