Congratulations to Brown, Goldstein & Levy attorney Anthony May, who was selected as a 2022 recipient of the Maryland Legal Services Corporation (MLSC) Rising Star Award. Anthony was honored at the MLSC’s Annual Awards reception on Monday, November 14 at Westminster Hall in Baltimore, an event that included guests from the bench, bar, financial, and legal services community.
The Rising Star Award is reserved for attorneys who have practiced law for 10 years or less and who have 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 is a critical part of the firm’s attorney team. He has built a thriving practice representing clients in a variety of complex litigation matters, 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.
“Brown, Goldstein & Levy is extremely proud of Anthony and his achievements,” said Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum. “It is very rare that I meet a young lawyer with as fervent a dedication to equitable legal justice as Anthony. His character, abilities and passion for justice-centered legal practice are exactly the characteristics that we seek in every person we hire at this firm.”
Congratulations to Anthony and his fellow award recipients on their well-deserved recognition!