Brown, Goldstein & Levy proudly announces that Chelsea Crawford has become a partner.

Chelsea CrawfordBrown, Goldstein & Levy is proud to announce Chelsea Crawford has become partner in the firm. Since joining the firm in 2015 as an associate, Chelsea has built a diverse and successful civil rights practice with substantial work in wrongful conviction, police misconduct, and disability rights cases.

Chelsea’s tenure at Brown, Goldstein & Levy has included some of Maryland’s largest and most impactful wrongful conviction and police misconduct cases. In 2021, Chelsea 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. In 2020, she helped obtain a nearly $8 million settlement for two men who were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned after plainclothes Baltimore Police Department officers planted drugs in their car. In 2018, she was part of a team that obtained a $9 million settlement on behalf of a man who was wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for 21 years after Baltimore homicide detectives concealed exculpatory evidence.

Chelsea has been recognized numerous times for her legal achievements. She has been named a Maryland Rising Star each year since 2018 and was named to the 2022 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch list for her work in civil rights law, criminal defense (general practice), and litigation (labor and employment). She was also featured in the 2022 Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine in a story that detailed how her work as a journalist in Philadelphia ultimately led her to pursue a career in law.

“We are exceptionally proud of Chelsea for her many accomplishments during her time with Brown, Goldstein & Levy so far,” said Managing Partner Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum. “Her promotion reflects her hard work, legal excellence, and dedication to her clients, and we anticipate even more successes from her as a partner at the firm.”

Chelsea is active in several bar associations and organizations. She is Co-Chair of the Leadership Committee for the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service’s Community Advocacy Network and a member of the Executive Board of the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland. Previously, she served on the Young Lawyers Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Executive Board of the Monumental City Bar Association.

Prior to joining Brown Goldstein & Levy, Chelsea clerked for the Honorable Andre M. Davis on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for the Honorable Stephanie A. Gallagher on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. She is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, which awarded her the 2013 Elizabeth Maxwell Carroll Chesnut Prize, known as the “Dean’s Award,” for her scholarship, personal drive, and excellence in writing.