Anishah Cumber-Taj, Esq.

“As someone who has spent the majority of her career advocating for the rights of people with disabilities, it is an honor to be a part of an organization that does such amazing work around inclusion.”

Anishah is a special education lawyer in New York City. She is currently Counsel at the Law Office of Elisa Hyman, P.C. where she represents parents of students with disabilities. Previously, Anishah oversaw the youth services program at INCLUDEnyc, where she also created and ran a project to provide advocacy services for young adults with disabilities transitioning out of high school.

Anishah also previously practiced special education law at Advocates for Children of New York and practiced family law at the Legal Aid Bureau of Maryland. In addition, Anishah is a certified mediator.

Anishah received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia Law School and her Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her daughter.