Brown Goldstein & Levy obtained a victory in an ADA lawsuit on behalf of a transgender woman in Maryland correctional facility.

Plaintiff Chloe Grey has obtained a victory in a lawsuit filed earlier this year alleging that Maryland’s treatment of transgender incarcerated individuals violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and Eighth Amendment. Ms. Grey – a transgender woman held in a men’s correctional facility who has been held in solitary, retaliated against, denied medication and food, assaulted, and more, because of her transgender status – was granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) by United States District Court Judge Matthew J. Maddox.

Brown Goldstein & Levy first filed Chelsea Gilliam, et al., v. Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, et al. on April 18, 2023, on behalf of Chelsea Gilliam, a transgender woman who was held at two men’s correctional facilities, where she suffered sexual assault, denial of hormone treatment, and on-going harassment because of her transgender status. Later, Kennedy Holland and Chloe Grey joined the suit.

Plaintiffs are represented by Eve Hill, Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum, Jessie Weber, Lauren DiMartino, and Evan Monod of Brown Goldstein & Levy and co-counsel, Deborah Golden of the Law Office of Deborah M. Golden.

The TRO is available here.

The press release is available here. 

View media coverage of the lawsuit announcement here.