Brooke LiermanBrooke Lierman

Of Counsel

Profile

Brooke Lierman’s practice includes workers’ rights litigation, disability rights, civil litigation, and Randolph-Sheppard Act cases involving blind vendors. Brooke is also part of a team representing blind students in their quest for accessible technology at colleges and universities. Her pro bono activities involve assistance with the Homeless Persons Representation Project and representation of community associations before the Baltimore Board of Liquor License Commissioners.

In November 2014 Brooke was elected to her first term in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 46 (Baltimore City).  She was also selected as one of the Sun Magazine’s 50 Women to Watch in 2014. The Baltimore Sun canvassed readers, sources, and leaders to determine the area’s most intriguing movers and shakers for selection of the 50 Women to Watch.

Since 2013, Brooke has been chosen annually for inclusion on the Super Lawyers‘ Maryland Rising Stars list. Selection to the Maryland Rising Stars is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less. Only 2.5 percent of the attorneys in Maryland are named to the Rising Stars list each year.

In 2013, Brooke was selected for Baltimore Magazine‘s “40 Under 40,” a list of 40 top young professionals with the vision and drive to make changes in the region, and in 2014, Brooke was selected to receive The Daily Record’s Leading Women award, given to women who are 40 years of age or younger for the accomplishments they have made so far in their careers.

Prior to joining the firm, Brooke clerked on Maryland’s federal district court for Chief Judge Deborah Chasanow, and before that for her predecessor as Chief Judge, the Honorable Benson Legg.

Before law school, Brooke worked on several local and national political campaigns, including for Paul Wellstone and Howard Dean. She also served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at The DREAM Program in Burlington, Vermont. In the year before she attended law school, Brooke worked as Special Assistant for National Security at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C.

During law school, Brooke was President of the American Constitution Society and worked as a policy advisor to Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis. She also participated in Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s Housing Law Clinic and interned with the Honorable William Wayne Justice on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Contact Information

410.962.1030 x1348
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Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008
  • Dartmouth College, A.B., 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts

Representative Cases

  • Anthony v. Durham School Services, L.P. – Helped secure a $1.25 million settlement for a class of school bus drivers and attendants who were wrongly denied overtime and regular pay for all hours worked. (2014).
  • Gray v. The Walt Disney Company – won summary judgment holding that the owners and operators of the ESPN Zone restaurant in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor violated the WARN Act when they closed the restaurant without providing the employees with the 60-day notice required by law and without paying them the full amount they would have earned had they received that notice (915 F. Supp. 2d 725 (D. Md. 2013)).
  • Mayor & City Council v. Rolley – won defense verdict on behalf of former employee from whom the City had sought the return of pay she received during leave with which the City had erroneously credited her, and during which she had worked from home (2012).

Honors

  • Maryland Rising Stars, 2013-present
  • Sun Magazine’s 50 Women to Watch in 2014
  • The Daily Record’s Leading Women, 2014
  • Baltimore Magazine‘s “40 Under 40,”2013

Memberships

  • House of Delegates, District 46
  • Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • Maryland-Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member

Media

Presentations

Publications

Rated by Super Lawyers; The Daily Record's Leading Women - Maryland's Future