Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum and Lauren DiMartino attended The Arc Maryland’s 2024 Convention & Awards Banquet, which BGL sponsored in recognition of The Arc’s work benefitting community members with intellectual and developmental disabilities and our shared fight for disability rights.

Brown, Goldstein & Levy managing partner Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum and attorney Lauren DiMartino joined The Arc Maryland for their 2024 Convention & Awards Banquet on May 30 in Ellicott City. BGL was again a proud sponsor of the event, which benefited local members of the community who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families, many of whom were guests at the 300-person event. 

This year’s convention theme was “Leading the Way,” in recognition of Maryland’s advancements as a technology-first, employment-first state. The Arc has been an active partner in working to end restraint and seclusion in Maryland schools, ending 14c certificates and leading the way on other important legislation and policy initiatives that contribute to a world in which individuals with IDD have and enjoy equal rights and opportunities. As a firm, BGL is passionate about expanding opportunities for people with disabilities, in employment, education, and all facets of life. 

Through a series of speakers and breakout sessions, guests learned how The Arc community is leading the way in policy and advocacy initiatives in Maryland. The program’s plenary speaker was Collette Divitto, an entrepreneur and advocate with Down syndrome who founded and scaled “Collettey’s Cookies,” as well as the registered nonprofit “Collettey’s Leadership,” which provides leadership workshops and empowerment for those with or without disabilities.

The Arc and BGL share an important mission: to work hard to break down the barriers that people with disabilities face to information, technology, housing, education, employment, transportation and more. Our attorneys fight to ensure that programs and services offered by private companies and government alike are fully accessible to individuals with disabilities, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal and state laws. Our pursuit of disability rights is multi-faceted and includes, but is not limited to, access to technology, voting rights, access to standardized testing, access to housing and public accommodations, access to education, access to government and employment. 

Partner Eve Hill has also expanded our practice in disability rights with Inclusivity Consulting, working with businesses and organizations of all types to improve disability and inclusion in the workplace.

We take immense pride in our representation of people with disabilities and their families, as well as our longstanding partnerships with organizations like The Arc. Learn more about our disability rights practice.


Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum takes great pride in her role as Managing Partner of Brown, Goldstein & Levy while continuing her active practice on behalf of a varied client base. Clients and colleagues alike recognize Sharon as a trusted advisor willing to share her extensive experience, knowledge of the law, passion, and sense of justice openly and freely. She strives to develop deep client-lawyer relationships that emphasize the unique voice and needs of each one of her clients. Read more about Sharon.


Lauren DiMartino joined Brown, Goldstein & Levy to represent clients across various areas of civil rights law, including fair housing, education and disability rights, police misconduct, and workplace discrimination. Her practice also includes appeals, commercial litigation, and criminal defense. Read more about Lauren.


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