Thomas K. Small

Attorney at Law


T.K. has decades of experience advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. He is a graduate of Long Island University and Brooklyn Law School. An attorney since 1994, he practices primarily in the field of disability law, representing both organizations and individuals.

Since 1999, T.K. has served as communications and policy consultant to the New York State Independent Living Council (NYSILC), where he assists in coordinating statewide advocacy efforts, formulating legislative strategies, delivering testimony to governmental agencies, and reviewing and interpreting pending litigation from a disability policy perspective.
Previously, he was co-project coordinator of the NYSILC Housing Institute, promoting accessible, affordable and integrated housing opportunities for people with disabilities.

On behalf of individuals, T.K. fights for community-based services and pursues Americans with Disabilities Act enforcement through litigation and/or mediation. He is a member of numerous disability rights groups, including Not Dead Yet, ADAPT and Disabled in Action of Metropolitan New York.