Areas of Practice
Several of the preeminent appellate lawyers in Maryland practice at BGL, including Mel Sykes who was selected as "Baltimore Best Lawyers' Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year" for 2012.
A broad range of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation - from small, closely held companies to Fortune 500 companies - in every kind of case - from commercial real estate disputes to alleged securities fraud to fights among business partners.
Extensive experience in bringing sexual abusers to justice, including jury verdicts of $15 million and $1 million on behalf of our clients, and millions of dollars more in settlements.
Experience and success as lead counsel in class actions and collective actions in Maryland and throughout the country, as well as serving as local counsel for other firms' class actions in Maryland.
BGL has some of the most experienced and skilled criminal defense lawyers in Maryland, including a two-term State's Attorney for Baltimore City, an Assistant U.S. Attorney, a former Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association's Criminal Law and Practice Section and we have been listed in Best Lawyers in America and “Maryland Super Lawyer” for white collar criminal defense.
Represent clients in cases involving disbarment, malpractice, insurance fraud investigations, denied admission to the Maryland Bar, and disciplinary actions.
Assist individuals with disabilities and their families affect changes in accessibility to information, technology, housing, education, employment, and transportation and in obtaining accommodations from employers or service providers. Work with state and federal enforcement agencies to implement civil rights laws for people with disabilities; advocate for special education; and represent disability advocacy organizations.
Extensive knowledge of campaign finance law, voting rights cases, petitions for recounts, and disabled voters rights.
Counseling and advice about employee rights under state and federal employment laws, including executives’ contracts and severance, class action wage and hour cases for overtime and equal pay, and whistleblowers, discrimination, non-compete clauses, and compensation.
Counsel on all aspects of divorce, child custody disputes, alimony and support disputes, and child and spousal abuse.
Represent parties involved in guardianship proceedings, whether as petitioners, interested parties, or as court-appointed counsel.
Counsel health care organizations on regulatory compliance; provide defense to health care entities facing federal or state government audits; and defend health care providers in licensure actions.
BGL attorneys have been active in defending the rights of individuals to fair housing without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, disability, gender, familial status, marital status, or sexual orientation since the 1980’s, and the firm received the "Outstanding Achievement Award in Fair Housing" from the Washington Lawyers Committee.
BGL attorneys draw on decades of experience in civil rights cases, including extensive experience on behalf of LGBT clients, when representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals experiencing discrimination.
A long history of involvement with mediation, both as attorneys representing plaintiffs or defendants and as the mediator.
Obtained million dollar plus results for our clients through skill, experience, and tenacity.
Extensive experience representing victims who have been injured by the negligent acts of others, including numerous verdicts and settlements for $1 million or more.
Represent victims of negligent property owners who have not taken reasonable steps to protect tenants, visitors, and others from known dangers on their premises.
Experienced, with a record of success, in obtaining just compensation for individuals injured by defective products.
Represent the victims of medical and other types of professional malpractice.
For more than two decades, BGL has been recognized as Maryland's leading private law firm for handling high impact, public interest cases for unrepresented or underrepresented persons or interests, including cases regarding website accessibility for blind users, enforcing minority voting rights on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and enforcing the rights of African Americans, people with disabilities, and others to live in the communities of their choice.
National leader fighting to protect the rights of blind entrepreneurs under the Randolph-Sheppard Act.
Advocate for families of children with disabilities to ensure they receive appropriate special education services.