Chelsea Crawford, partner at Brown, Goldstein & Levy, was selected to the inaugural 2023 Lawdragon “500 X – The Next Generation” guide. She was selected from a pool of thousands of attorney submissions to represent the next generation of top legal talent in the United States – talent that will define the direction of the country’s legal profession. Chelsea was specifically recognized for her work in civil rights and commercial litigation.
Chelsea has a diverse and growing civil practice. She represents clients in complex civil litigation and handles matters at all stages – from pre-complaint fact investigation through trial. Chelsea has a proven record of success. She has worked on some of the largest wrongful conviction and police misconduct cases in the State of Maryland. In 2022, for example, she obtained an $8 million settlement for the family of a man who was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for nearly 18 years for a murder he did not commit. The previous year, 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. 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.
Chelsea earned a place on the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment and Civil Rights Lawyers guide in 2022. She was also named “One to Watch” by The Best Lawyers in America in 2023 in six separate categories. She has been recognized annually as a Maryland Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2018. Last year, Chelsea received The Daily Record’s Leading Women award.
The Lawdragon selection process is highly competitive. In addition to reviewing submissions, the company adds hours of independent research of their own, vetting nominated attorneys with their peers. The result is a guide that is tremendously diverse, inclusive, and wide-ranging. Forty-five percent of the guide’s attorneys are female, and the guide is 21 percent inclusive, with attorneys coming from more than 100 law schools.
Chelsea joins four other BGL attorneys on the list: Monica Basche, Kevin Docherty, Anthony May, and Anisha Queen. Read about each of the other honorees here.
Congratulations to our Next Generation attorneys! Click here to view the inaugural guide.