Areas of Practice

Appeals

Several of the preeminent appellate lawyers in Maryland practice at BGL. Andy Levy is co-editor of the leading treatise on Maryland appeals, "Appellate Practice for the Maryland Lawyer," now in its fourth edition.

Read Full Description

Business Disputes

Business Disputes

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. Ranked in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list for Commercial Litigation and Litigation-Real Estate.

Read Full Description

Child Sexual Abuse

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.

Read Full Description

Civil Rights

Protect clients from being treated differently on the basis of their race, gender, national origin, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Read Full Description

Class Actions

Class Actions

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. Andy Freeman was named the Best Lawyers® 2014 Baltimore Mass Tort Litigation/Plaintiffs Class Actions “Lawyer of the Year.”

Read Full Description

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Some of the most experienced and skilled criminal defense lawyers in Maryland, including a former two-term State's Attorney for Baltimore City, three former Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and a former Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association's Criminal Law and Practice Section; listed in Best Lawyers in America and “Maryland Super Lawyers” for white collar criminal defense and criminal defense.

Read Full Description

Defense of Professional Licenses

Represent clients in cases involving disbarment, malpractice, insurance fraud investigations, denied admission to the Maryland Bar, and disciplinary actions.

Read Full Description

Disability Rights

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.

Read Full Description

Election Law

Extensive knowledge of campaign finance law, voting rights cases, petitions for recounts, and disabled voters rights.

Read Full Description

Employment Law

Employment Law

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. Andy Levy was named the Best Lawyers® 2013 Baltimore Litigation-Labor & Employment “Lawyer of the Year.”

Read Full Description

Family Law

Counsel on all aspects of divorce, child custody disputes, alimony and support disputes. Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the field of Family Law.

Read Full Description

Guardianship

Represent parties involved in guardianship proceedings, whether as petitioners, interested parties, or as court-appointed counsel.

Read Full Description

Health Care

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.

Read Full Description

Housing Discrimination

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.

Read Full Description

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights

Drawing 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.

Read Full Description

Mediation

A long history of involvement with mediation, both as attorneys representing plaintiffs or defendants and as the mediator.

Read Full Description

Million-Dollar Cases

Obtained million dollar plus results for our clients through skill, experience, and tenacity.

Read Full Description

Premises Liability

Represent victims of negligent property owners who have not taken reasonable steps to protect tenants, visitors, and others from known dangers on their premises.

Read Full Description

Products Liability

Experienced, with a record of success, in obtaining just compensation for individuals injured by defective products.

Read Full Description

Professional Malpractice

Represent the victims of medical and other types of professional malpractice.

Read Full Description

Public Interest Litigation

For more than two decades, 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.

Read Full Description

Randolph-Sheppard Act

National leader fighting to protect the rights of blind entrepreneurs under the Randolph-Sheppard Act.

Read Full Description

Serious Personal Injury/Wrongful Death

Extensive experience representing victims who have been injured by the negligent acts of others, including numerous verdicts and settlements for $1 million or more.

Read Full Description

Special Education

Advocate for families of children with disabilities to ensure they receive appropriate special education services.

Read Full Description

Wage and Hour Violations

Represent large classes of workers who have not been properly paid overtime.

Read Full Description