Chelsea Crawford will moderate a discussion with the Hon. Willie J. Epps, Jr. about the careers of the first nine Black federal judges as part of the Federal Bar Association – Maryland Chapter’s Trailblazer Series.

Chelsea CrawfordOn February 27, partner Chelsea Crawford will moderate a presentation entitled, “Shattering Barriers: A conversation with the Hon. Willie J. Epps, Jr.” as part of the Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s Trailblazer Series. The discussion will be hosted on Zoom at noon.

Judge Epps will be discussing his article, “The Jackie Robinsons of the Federal Judiciary: Examining the Appointment of the First Black Federal Judges,” which was published in the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class. While at Maryland Carey Law, Chelsea served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Journal.

In his article, Judge Epps collects and analyzes an unmatched wealth of information about the Nation’s first Black judges appointed for life tenure to federal courts of general jurisdiction. He focuses on nine barrier-breaking judges, confirmed between 1950 and 1966, and the obstacles they overcame and legacies they created.

A journalist-turned-litigator, Chelsea Jones Crawford joined Brown, Goldstein & Levy in September 2015 and has extensive experience representing individuals and entities in complex civil matters, including federal civil rights litigation, commercial disputes, and serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. At Brown, Goldstein & Levy, Chelsea has obtained some of the largest settlements in the State of Maryland. Learn more about Chelsea here.

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