BGL was a proud sponsor of the “Abell in Wonderland” Porch Prom event in Baltimore City.

Brown, Goldstein & Levy was a proud sponsor of the Abell Improvement Association’s fifth annual Porch Prom event, which took place in Baltimore’s Abell neighborhood on June 1. Several BGL attorneys reside in Abell, including Lauren DiMartino, who serves as an executive board member for the neighborhood association, and Jessie Weber.

The Porch Prom started during the pandemic as an alternative solution for canceled proms for high school students and community members to celebrate in a safe, fun way. Since then, the annual event has become a popular evening that the whole neighborhood looks forward to. This year’s theme was “Abell in Wonderland.” Community members of all ages dressed up in their “royal best” and danced in the streets with a local DJ. Local digital artist Alex Bunty designed the flyers, and community brewery Peabody Heights produced a special beer that features the artists’ design.

The celebration also includes a porch decoration competition, where winners are voted on by neighbors based on how their porch is decorated for the year’s theme. Lauren won the porch decorating contest for the third year in a row. Lauren’s new decorating tradition has also taken on communal roots, with various neighbors and friends coming to her home to help make the porch an attraction – including Noa, Jessie’s daughter. 

As a firm headquartered in Baltimore, Brown, Goldstein & Levy appreciates opportunities to support initiatives like Abell’s Porch Prom that bring the community together and that strengthen the city.


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. Much of Lauren’s legal experience has centered on education equity, constitutional law, anti-discrimination, and government misconduct, and she is a specialist on the Fair Housing Act. Learn more about Lauren.


Jessie enjoys helping clients navigate a diverse range of difficult legal issues, with a focus on civil rights, including disability and LGBTQ+ rights, employment law, including wage and hour cases, and appellate litigation. An experienced appellate litigator, she has argued before the Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeals and has also submitted briefs in the United States Supreme Court, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and in state appellate courts in Maryland and Washington State.  Jessie is well versed in both complex litigation and negotiations and enjoys using a range of tools to obtain justice for her clients. Learn more about Jessie here. 

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.