Andy Freeman named Baltimore Lawyer of the Year for civil rights and one of the country’s top attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America’s guide for 2024.

Partner Andy Freeman has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America’s 30th edition guide for civil rights law in the Baltimore region. This prestigious designation marks the seventh year Andy has been named Baltimore Lawyer of the Year, in six different categories. For 2024, Andy was also named to The Best Lawyers in America list in eight categories: Appellate practice, bet-the-company litigation, civil rights law, commercial litigation, employment law – individuals, litigation – labor and employment, mass tort litigation/class actions – plaintiffs, personal injury litigation – plaintiffs – marking his thirteenth consecutive year of earning the recognition.

Attorneys honored as Lawyer of the Year are chosen as the sole individual in their practice area and location for that specific recognition. Recognition is awarded to the lawyers who receive the highest votes from their peers each year.

A talented trial lawyer, Andy is well known and highly regarded for obtaining justice by mastering the relevant law and getting to know his clients, their problems, and the evidence in their cases. Other lawyers bring him cases that present complicated combinations of law and facts or that require making new law. Andy has been a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 2014. His many accolades include being recognized consistently by Chambers USA, Lawdragon, and Super Lawyers. Andy was also chosen by peers as Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year.  Learn more about Andy Freeman here.

Sixteen Brown, Goldstein & Levy lawyers were recognized across the full edition of Best Lawyers this year on the Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch lists, with two highlighted on the Lawyers of the Year list. Click here for a full list of recognized attorneys.

Best Lawyers is widely regarded—by both the profession and the public—as the nation’s most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction. Recognition by Best Lawyers symbolizes excellence in practice. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey of more than 8.2 million confidential evaluations by lawyers recognized as the best in their fields.

Founded in 1982, Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a law firm based in Baltimore, Maryland, with an office in Washington, D.C. 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.