Brown, Goldstein & Levy attorney Anthony May has received the 2022 Maryland Legal Services Corporation Rising Star Award. This distinction is presented to an attorney who has practiced law for 10 years or less and has significantly contributed to expanding access to justice by serving the civil legal needs of low-income Marylanders or advancing the delivery of civil legal services.
Anthony represents clients in a variety of complex litigation matters including assisting employees with disabilities in obtaining accessible technology and accommodations in the workplace, representing individuals who have been wrongfully convicted, commercial litigation disputes, and fighting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.
In a recent case, Anthony obtained a consent decree with a public school system that, among other things, required the district to acquire accessible technology for its educators. That decision ensured that blind school personnel would have equal access and equal opportunity to succeed in the same way as their non-disabled peers. Before joining the firm, he was the Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellow at The Public Justice Center, where he represented indigent clients, authored amicus briefs, and argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Maryland appellate courts on various anti-poverty and civil rights matters.
It is Anthony’s tireless pursuit of helping others that has kept him on the list as a Super Lawyers Maryland Rising Star for three years in a row, as well as on The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch list for appellate practice, civil rights law, and commercial litigation this year.
Anthony’s commitment to advancing justice also extends beyond the courtroom. He was recently selected to the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) Board of Directors. MVLS is Maryland’s largest provider of pro bono civil legal services to low-income individuals across the state. Additionally, Anthony was previously named MVLS’ 2019 Young Lawyer of the Year and serves on the MVLS Community Advocacy Network (CAN) Leadership Committee, where he formerly served as President from 2017-2019.
The 2022 Awards Reception is scheduled for November 14 at Westminster Hall in Baltimore. To register, click the following link: https://www.mlsc.org/get-involved/annual-awards/registration/