Brown, Goldstein & Levy is pleased to welcome attorney Lauren DiMartino to our team. Lauren will advocate for her clients across various areas of civil rights matters, including fair housing, education and disability rights, police misconduct, and workplace discrimination. Her practice also includes appeals, commercial litigation, and criminal defense.
Lauren’s legal experience centers on education equity, constitutional law, anti-discrimination, and government misconduct. Before joining BGL, Lauren served as a law clerk to Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and as the Legal Fellow at the University of Colorado School of Law’s Byron White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law where she researched the potential for new civil rights legislation, analyzed trends in national injunctions, and helped develop new initiatives around voting and civic engagement.
Lauren graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and from Kansas State University with a Master of Science in academic advising administration. She later received her Juris Doctor from City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law. While at CUNY Law, Lauren interned with the New York Attorney General’s Civil Rights Bureau, Legal Aid Society Education Law Project, for Judge Rivera on the New York Court of Appeals, and at Relman & Colfax. She served as the Student Authorship Editor of the Law Review and a research assistant on fair housing and issues surrounding higher education and professional access for undocumented students and professionals. In the Equality and Justice Clinic, Lauren worked on cases involving police misconduct and employment law.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Lauren worked as an academic counselor and the assistant director of an accelerated education program aimed at removing systemic barriers to obtaining a degree. There, she was inspired by her students to attend law school to better advocate for marginalized communities. Lauren is passionate about education equity and remains active in higher education work. Lauren sits on the Advisory Boards of local non-profit Baltimore Youth Arts and the Urban Studies Program at Guttman Community College. She previously worked in digital marketing and has taught persuasive legal writing and oral advocacy at CUNY Law. Lauren has also published her research on the opportunity gap in higher education, federal litigation for systematic change in public schools, reproductive rights, and the democratic jurisprudence of the Supreme Court.