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Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP Ranked in 2014 “Best Law Firms”

Brown, Goldstein & Levy was ranked Tier 1 in ten areas in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.
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African-American “Hooters Girl” Sues After Being Fired for “Unnatural” Hair Color

Jessie Weber is representing Farryn Johnson, a former employee of the Harborplace Hooters restaurant, who filed a charge of discrimination against Hooters for applying a different and more restrictive set of rules regarding hair styling for African-American women than for women of other races.
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Parents Sue Over Death of Man With Down Syndrome

Joseph B. Espo and Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum filed a lawsuit on behalf of the parents of Robert Ethan Saylor, a man with developmental disabilities who died as a result of being handcuffed and restrained by three off-duty Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputies.
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Actos trial set for Maryland

Stu Simms is co-counsel, representing the family, in a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit against the maker of the prescription diabetes medication Actos.
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Court explains ruling on splitting stent cases

Andy Levy successfully convinced Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, that Baltimore County’s chief judge overstepped his authority by reversing another judge’s decision in the Mark Midei/St. Joseph Medical Center stent litigation.
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Matthias Niska

Matthias Niska Associate Profile Matthias Niska joined Brown, Goldstein & Levy in November 2012. His practice comprises a broad range of civil and criminal litigation, including employment discrimination cases, business and contractual disputes, criminal sentencing and post-conviction matters, civil and criminal appeals, and professional disciplinary proceedings. Legally blind since birth, Matthias also brings a special
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights When lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals experience discrimination, Brown, Goldstein & Levy attorneys draw on decades of experience in civil rights cases, including extensive experience on behalf of LGBT clients.  As far back as 1998, BGL succeeded in establishing that Maryland’s sodomy statute could not be applied to
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Laura Abelson

Laura Abelson Associate Profile Laura Abelson’s litigation experience includes cases in disability law, criminal law, products liability, contract disputes, and employment issues. She also represents clients in administrative proceedings related to special education, denial of public benefits, and defense of professional licenses. Laura has significant experience in all stages of litigation, from case development through
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Chris Brown, Retired

Chris Brown – Founding Partner (Retired) Career Milestones Argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court Litigated series of Voting Rights Act lawsuits that brought the first African-American officeholders to many Maryland town and county councils Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law, 1975-2005, Emeritus 2006 to present Fellow of the American College
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