Chelsea Crawford and Anisha Queen spoke to the 2023 NAACP Class of Kellogg’s Summer Law Fellows.

Brown, Goldstein & Levy partners Chelsea Crawford and Anisha Queen were recently invited to speak to the 2023 NAACP Class of Kellogg’s Summer Law Fellows. For more than two decades, Kellogg’s has partnered with the NAACP for the organization’s Summer Law Fellow program with the goal of increasing diversity and inclusion in law.

During the Zoom call, Chelsea and Anisha detailed their journeys to becoming partners at BGL and provided advice on maintaining a career in the legal profession. Chelsea, Anisha, and the fellows also discussed various civil rights matters including wrongful convictions, voting rights, and the prevalence of AI in perpetuating unjust hiring practices. In addition to sharing their personal experiences and industry insight, Chelsea and Anisha referred the fellows to additional resources authored by BGL attorneys, like Anthony May’s “Algorithmically Excluded” blog series about the discriminatory impacts of AI in the workplace.

Each year, fellows work on developing legal education materials under the supervision of established attorneys. Fellows also work on ongoing civil rights litigation involving voting rights, environmental justice, criminal justice, housing advocacy, health inequality and racial economic disparities. This year’s class of fellows was comprised of students from Wake Forest University School of Law, Howard University School of Law, New York University School of Law, Stanford Law School, Suffolk University Law School, and William & Mary Law School.


Chelsea Crawford joined BGL in September 2015 and has a diverse civil practice. She represents clients in civil matters including complex civil litigation, personal injury and wrongful death, police misconduct, and wrongful conviction. At BGL, Chelsea has worked on some of the largest wrongful conviction and police misconduct cases in the State of Maryland. In 2021, she obtained a $6.5 million settlement on behalf of the family of Eric Sopp, an unarmed man in distress who was shot and killed by a Baltimore County police officer. It was one of the largest settlements in State and County history. Learn more about Chelsea here.


Anisha Queen represents clients in a diverse array of civil matters, including employment law, housing discrimination, disability rights, civil rights, wrongful convictions, Title IX, and contract disputes. Anisha has been an integral part of the legal teams at BGL on several high profile, high impact cases, including a case that resulted in an $8 million settlement for the family of a man who was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for nearly 18 years for a murder he did not commit. Learn more about Anisha’s practice here.

Founded in 1982, Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a law firm based in Baltimore, Maryland, with an office in Washington, DC. The firm is nationally recognized in a wide variety of practice areas, including complex civil and commercial litigation, civil rights, health care, family law, and criminal defense. Above all else, Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a client-centered law firm that brings decades of experience and passionate, effective advocacy to your fight for justice.