A diverse array of civil litigation and appeals, including employment matters, personal torts, business disputes, disability rights, and representing resident physicians facing discipline. Selected for the 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers list and from 2013–2016, chosen annually for inclusion on the Super Lawyers‘ Maryland Rising Stars list.
Clerked for the Honorable Andre M. Davis on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; recipient of the 2013 Elizabeth Maxwell Carroll Chesnut Prize for her scholarship, personal drive, and excellence in writing; awarded The Order of the Barristers for trial and appellate advocacy.
Employment, personal injury, custody and child support, disability rights litigation; represents businesses in complex commercial matters, including cases involving RICO and ERISA, and regulatory disputes with government agencies; Federal Bar Association, Maryland Chapter Officer. Chosen for 2017 Super Lawyers’ Maryland Rising Stars list.
Represents individuals who have suffered serious personal injuries; individuals with disabilities in asserting their rights, including successfully representing deaf sports fans in their case against the Washington Redskins' FedEx Field to gain equal access to all aural content; listed annually in Maryland Super Lawyers since 2013.
A trial lawyer, with over 15 years of courtroom experience; specializes in representing individuals and businesses in complex criminal and civil matters; litigated cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States and internationally in the military commissions in Guantanamo Bay as a criminal defense lawyer.
Experienced trial lawyer who has won numerous verdicts, judgments, and settlements of millions and tens of millions of dollars by mastering the relevant law and getting to know his clients, their problems, and the evidence in their cases. Best Lawyers® 2018 Baltimore Employment Law - Individuals "Lawyer of the Year;" 2014 Baltimore Mass Tort Litigation/Plaintiffs Class Actions "Lawyer of the Year;" Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Complex commercial matters, high-impact public interest litigation, personal injury, white collar criminal defense; recipient of the ABA's Paul G. Hearne Award for Disability Rights for furthering the rights of people with disabilities; Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Civil Rights Law "Lawyer of the Year;" selected for Best Lawyers Commercial Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense categories.
Clerked for the Honorable Judith Rogers on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; served on the Yale Law Journal and as Managing Editor of Development on the Yale Journal of International Law; received a Coker Fellowship; recipient of the Francis Wayland Prize; served as a Ford Foundation Fellow in the Education and Employment Division of the National Women’s Law Center; interned in the Chambers of Justice Hanan Melcer of the Supreme Court of Israel.
Co-leader of Inclusivity, BGL’s Strategic Consulting Group; one of the nation’s leading disability rights attorneys; served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, where she was responsible for oversight of the Division’s disability rights enforcement, educational civil rights enforcement, Title VI interagency coordination, and the American Indian Working Group.
Clerked for the Honorable Stephen H. Kehoe on the Circuit Court for Talbot County; during law school, co-president of the Family Law Association at the University of Baltimore School of Law and a Rule 16 Student Attorney at the Mediation Clinic for Families.
Co-leader of Inclusivity, BGL’s Strategic Consulting Group; nationally known for litigation and policy work in advancing the rights of people with disabilities to move from sub-minimum wage and segregated employment to competitive integrated employment; served as Senior Counsel in the Office of the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. DOJ .
Managing Partner; represents individuals with disabilities; advocate for special education for children; represents non-profit / for-profit entities that provide services to individuals with disabilities and the elderly; defends health care providers in licensure and regulatory compliance actions; listed in Best Lawyers in Health Care Law; Top 50 Women Maryland Super Lawyers 2014; selected to Super Lawyers 2013-present.
Clerked for the Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for the Honorable David O. Carter on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; student attorney in the Stanford Community Law Clinic; Co-President of the American Constitution Society; Iraqi Legal Education Initiative; editor for the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
Represents clients in criminal matters in federal and state courts as well as in civil cases involving disability rights, education, and business litigation; mediation; and advocating for special education services for children in administrative proceedings; 2017 Leading Women Award recipient.
Malpractice and personal injury, as well as commercial litigation; represents senior executives in employment-related matters and professionals in administrative licensure proceedings; diverse criminal defense practice; Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year in 2017 for Appellate Practice, in 2015 for Real Estate Litigation, and in 2013 for Labor & Employment Litigation; Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyers, 2013-2017.
Workers' rights litigation, disability rights, civil litigation, Randolph-Sheppard Act cases, technology accessibility at colleges and universities; pro bono activities with the Homeless Persons Representation Project; worked on several local and national political campaigns. Chosen for inclusion on the 2014-2017 Maryland Rising Stars list. Elected to the Maryland House of Delegates; Aspen-Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership
Previous Francis D. Murnaghan Appellate Advocacy Fellow at The Public Justice Center; clerked for the Honorable Deborah Sweet Eyler on the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland; while in law school was Executive Symposium Editor of the Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class.
Handles all aspects of family law, including divorces, separation agreements, custody and child support disputes, and prenuptial agreements; trained as a collaborative family law attorney; handles a variety of complex commercial and personal injury litigation matters. Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2014; listed in Top 50 Women Maryland Super Lawyers and listed in Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyers.
Civil litigation, criminal defense, professional licenses defense; government contracts, personal injury, nearly 20 years' experience as a trial lawyer and respected prosecutor; more than a decade heading large government agencies; State's Attorney for Baltimore City; NAACP 2013 Thurgood Marshall Honoree; 2013 Leadership in Law Award; selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense and Commercial Litigation; listed in Maryland Super Lawyers.
Represents individuals, including public officials, lobbyists, and high-level state administrators, as well as businesses, in state and federal criminal investigations and grand jury proceedings; clients accused by the government of fraud; students accused of sexual misconduct; Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year" in Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense; listed in Best Lawyers in White-Collar Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Law categories.
Disability rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, employment law, civil litigation, and appeals; chosen annually for inclusion on the Maryland Rising Stars list; chosen for The Daily Record's 2017 VIP Award; selected for The Daily Record's 2013 Leading Women Award; clerked for the Honorable Catherine C. Blake on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; 2010-2011 Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellow at the Public Justice Center.
Civil rights law, including fair housing, disability rights, police misconduct, and prisoner rights; constitutional litigation, class actions, contract negotiations; served as the Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellow at the Public Justice Center; clerked for the Honorable Myron Thompson on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama and for the Honorable Fortunato Benavides on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Founding Partner (Retired) - Argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court; Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; represented large classes of workers who had not been properly paid overtime. Named the Best Lawyers® 2014 Baltimore “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law–Individuals.
Argued over 200 cases in the Maryland appellate courts; named Best Lawyers 2015 and 2012 Baltimore Appellate Practice "Lawyer of the Year" and Best Lawyers 2014 Baltimore Trusts & Estate Litigation "Lawyer of the Year;" Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; played a critical role in shaping Maryland law.