General Information

Year founded: 1982
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Founded in 1982, Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a 20-lawyer firm based in Baltimore, Maryland with an office in Washington, D.C. We provide the highest quality legal services to a broad range of clients, without sacrificing our deep sense of community and social responsibility. Our nationally recognized team has decades of experience in all types of litigation, from class actions to multimillion-dollar corporate disputes, civil rights to criminal defense, personal injury to family law, and more. By elevating our clients’ voices and fighting for their rights, we seek to bring about a more just world – sometimes one dispute at a time, sometimes through systemic change.

Our firm and our attorneys have gained nationwide recognition for excellence across our practice areas and for our commitment to giving back to the community. Every year since 2014, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have ranked Brown, Goldstein & Levy as a Tier 1 law firm in Baltimore in at least 10 practice areas on their “Best Law Firms” list. Our attorneys have been selected among Maryland’s Top 50 “Super Lawyers,” the Daily Record’s Leaders in Law, Maryland’s Top 100 Women, as Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and as Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year.

As a firm, we have been named the Pro Bono Firm of the Year by the Maryland State Bar Association and have earned an AV rating (the highest possible) for legal ability and ethical standards in the Peer Review Ratings.

Let us tell your story. Call us at 410-962-1030 or e-mail us at to discuss your legal situation.


Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP is nationally ranked in 2 practice areas and metro ranked in 15 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Litigation - Real Estate
Tier 3 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Metro Rankings

Baltimore, MD
Tier 1 for Appellate Practice
Tier 1 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 1 for Civil Rights Law
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Criminal Defense: General Practice


National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Litigation - Real Estate
Tier 3 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Metro Rankings

Baltimore, MD
Tier 1 for Appellate Practice
Tier 1 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 1 for Civil Rights Law
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Criminal Defense: General Practice
Tier 1 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Individuals
Tier 1 for Family Law Mediation
Tier 1 for Health Care Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 1 for Litigation - Real Estate
Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Family Law
Tier 3 for Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Washington, D.C., DC
Tier 1 for Civil Rights Law
Tier 3 for Criminal Defense: General Practice

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Family Law
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

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Main Location

Baltimore, MD
120 East Baltimore Street, Suite 2500
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States
410-962-1030 Call our Baltimore, MD location at 410-962-1030 Get Directions Get directions to our Baltimore, MD location

Office Locations

Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum


Marketing Coordinator
Andi McIver
Director of Marketing and Business Development
Paul Herrmann

Significant Matters

Below are matters chosen by the firm to highlight.
  • Secured additional $400,000 in wrongful imprisonment compensation for Maryland exoneree who spent nine years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
  • Obtained a $9M settlement on behalf of a man who was wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for 21 years after Baltimore homicide detectives concealed exculpatory evidence.
  • Obtained a $1.9 million settlement on behalf of the parents of a young man with Down syndrome who was killed by deputy sheriffs who dragged him from a movie theater for the “crime” of wanting to watch a movie a second time without buying a second ticket.
  • Won $49 million in a second class action on behalf of students in University of California professional degree programs for tuition overcharges.
  • Won $42 million in a class action on behalf of University of California students for tuition overcharges; judgment affirmed on appeal at 156 Cal. App. 4th 809.
  • Won a jury verdict of $15 million for a young man who was sexually abused by a lawyer.
  • Successfully represented a major provider of medical services in a $15 million contract dispute with local government.
  • Won $7 million at trial for a mother whose toddler had been killed by a pit bull; and collected all of it after convincing Maryland’s highest court that a landlord with knowledge and control of a tenant’s dangerous pet should be held responsible for the pet’s attacks on visitors.
  • Won a $7 million verdict for roofer who suffered debilitating back pain as a result of a car accident.
  • Settled a class action claim against Target Corporation for its failure to make accessible to the blind. The case established the applicability of the Americans with Disabilities Act to websites that relate to physical places of public accommodations and the applicability of California law to all commercial websites. Target agreed to take necessary steps to make its website fully and equally accessible and to pay $6 million in damages to a class of blind Californians who had unsuccessfully attempted to use the website.
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