Bizer & DeReus fights for the rights of all Americans. We concentrate on increasing access for persons with disabilities and minority groups through litigation. We are also experienced in handling personal injury cases. Since founding the firm in New Orleans in 2008, we have developed a national presence with local partnerships in several states. We provide, free of charge, American Sign Language Interpreters for ALL our Deaf & Hard of Hearing Clients.


Bizer & DeReus is one of a small number of Louisiana law firms that concentrate on enforcing the rights of disabled persons under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Fair Housing Act. Bizer & DeReus is committed to ensuring that persons with disabilities received equal access to public and private facilities and services. Disabled individuals have access rights to retail, commercial, and housing locations as well as to government-run services. It is our mission to ensure that whose who own and control facilities and services do not discriminate against the disabled.


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Bizer & DeReus Prevail in Making the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Accessible for Wheelchair Users

Bizer & DeReus Settle ADA Lawsuit Against Queens College; Agrees to Spend at Least One Million Dollars on Accessibility

​Separate federal lawsuits filed against two Northshore hospitals

Consent decree forces St. Charles Streetcar line to become wheelchair accessible

New Orleans faces lawsuit over inaccessible bus stops

New Orleans St. Charles Streetcar under fire for lack of wheelchair access

Non-ADA compliance lands Shreveport three lawsuits

Navigating New Orleans by wheelchair is needlessly hard

Jefferson Parish sued over park's lack of access for disabled

Deaf Students Sue Louisiana Community College System

Bizer & DeReus Prevail in Forcing the City of New Orleans to Make Its Bus Stops Compliant for Wheelchair Users

St. Charles Avenue Streetcars Must Offer Wheelchair Access, Consent Decree Says

Uber slapped with ADA lawsuit from wheelchair-using New Orleanians

Bizer & DeReus Secures $50,000 Settlement from University Medical Center for Failure to Provide Sign Language Interpreters to a Deaf Woman

Disabled Saints fan sues Superdome

Deaf Slidell resident sues local nursing home over inadequate interpreter service

Bizer & DeReus on Effective Communication