Founding partner Andy Levy has been featured as a “Maryland legal icon” in a recent article entitled, “In praise of 2 Maryland legal legends,” by The Daily Record Editorial Board. Andy recently received the prestigious Robert C. Heeney Award, given annually to honor the lifetime achievement of an attorney who has “exemplified the highest professional standards in the field of criminal law and practice during his distinguished career.”
Andy’s criminal defense practice is diverse, involving everything from the federal death penalty and fraud cases to representation of witnesses and potential defendants during grand jury investigations to state felonies.
Andy is widely regarded as one of Maryland’s premier trial and appellate lawyers, equally comfortable in civil and criminal courtrooms, before a jury, judge, or arbitrator. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, one of the few lawyers in the country to have been inducted as a Fellow of both organizations. Andy’s many accolades also include being listed in Best Lawyers in America in nine categories and ranked by Chambers USA in its Commercial Litigation and Appellate categories.
A long-time member of the University of Maryland School of Law’s adjunct faculty, Andy has taught Torts, Criminal Law, Evidence, Civil Procedure, Trial Practice, and Appellate Advocacy. He has been voted Outstanding Adjunct Teacher of the Year three times: the 2007–2008 term (during which he taught Criminal Law), and the 2008–2009 and 2009–2010 terms (when he taught Torts). He has also taught Constitutional Law at Stevenson University. Andy is also a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Baltimore School of Law and a faculty member of the Judicial College of Maryland, where he has lectured on legal issues to Maryland judges.
As The Daily Record states, “It cannot be disputed that Levy is a ‘lawyer’s lawyer.’” Beyond that, Andy is known for his generosity, kindness, and humility.