Janni Lehrer-Stein is an attorney and resident of San Francisco, California. She received her undergraduate degree at Yale University, with a law degree from the University of Toronto Law School with a visiting year at Harvard Law School. Lehrer-Stein practiced law in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, CA. Diagnosed with a degenerative retinal disease at 26, she became engaged with disability rights advocacy. Current national board appointments include the New York Advisory Board and California Board of Directors of Disability Rights Advocacy, a non-profit law firm that specializes in disability rights, and the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the premier research organization seeking cures for blindness. In 2011, Lehrer-Stein was appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate to the National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress and the nation on national disability policy. During her two terms, which ended in December of 2016, she served as chair, co-leader and member of teams that produced ground-breaking analysis of disability rights issues, including parenting rights, veterans benefits, implications of advancing technology, the autonomous vehicle, and more. Most recently, she served as one of three Senior Disability Policy Advisors to the Hillary for America campaign, formulating and leading nine teams of experts and stakeholders to craft disability policy, raising more than two million dollars from the disability community to support the campaign, and guiding disability social media presence.