Brown, Goldstein & Levy partner, Chelsea Crawford, was named a Maryland Rising Star in the “General Litigation” category by Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers across the State of Maryland. Chelsea has been a fixture on the Rising Stars list each year since 2018.
Chelsea joined Brown Goldstein & Levy in September 2015 and has maintained a diverse and growing civil litigation practice, including substantial work in wrongful conviction, police misconduct, and disability rights cases. She is also experienced in criminal defense, investigations, serious personal injury, and wrongful death cases. In 2022, she and a team of BGL attorneys obtained $8 million on behalf of an exoneree’s estate. In 2021, she 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. It was one of the largest settlements in Maryland and Baltimore County history. In 2020, she helped obtain nearly $8 million for two men wrongfully convicted and imprisoned after law enforcement officers planted drugs in their car. In 2018, she was part of a team that obtained $9 million on behalf of a man wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for 21 years after Baltimore homicide detectives concealed exculpatory evidence.
Chelsea was recognized as a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Civil Rights Law, Criminal Defense – General Practice and Litigation – Labor and Employment for 2022. Chelsea is also active in several bar associations and organizations. She is Co-Chair of the Judicial Nominating Committee for the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Inc., a Leadership Committee member of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service’s Community Advocacy Network, and Leadership Council member for My Sister’s Place Women’s Center. She has also served in leadership roles with the Monumental City Bar Association, the oldest and largest specialty bar association in Baltimore City, and the Maryland State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Both the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. To be eligible for inclusion in the Rising Star list, attorneys must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less.
Founded in 1982, Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a 20-lawyer 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 and has decades of experience bringing passionate, effective advocacy to your fight for justice.