Chelsea Crawford, a partner at Brown, Goldstein & Levy, has been named to Lawdragon’s 2022 “Employment Litigation” guide of 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil Rights Lawyers. Only the nation’s top attorneys who have dedicated their careers to advancing social justice and safeguarding the right to work in a safe, equitable environment were selected for inclusion in this list. Lawyers were chosen based on a rigorous vetting process, including research and peer nominations.
Chelsea joined Brown Goldstein & Levy in September 2015 and has a growing, diverse civil rights practice, including substantial work in wrongful conviction and police misconduct cases, in addition to personal injury, commercial, employment, and disability rights litigation. She has worked on some of the largest wrongful conviction and police misconduct cases in the State of Maryland. 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 – one of the largest settlements in State and County history. The year prior, 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 was also part of a team that obtained a $9 million settlement on behalf of man who was wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for 21 years after Baltimore homicide detectives concealed exculpatory evidence.
Chelsea is a 2022 recipient of The Daily Record’s Leading Women award, which honors women from across Maryland who are 40 years of age or younger for the accomplishments they have made so far in their careers. She was named to 2022 The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch list for Civil Rights Law, Criminal Defense – General Practice, and Litigation – Labor and Employment. Chelsea has also been chosen for Super Lawyers’ Maryland Rising Stars list each year since 2018, a recognition only 2.5 percent of attorneys across the State earn. Chelsea is active in several bar associations and organizations in Maryland. She is Co-Chair of the Leadership Committee member for the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service’s Community Advocacy Network, a member of the My Sisters’ Place Leadership Circle, and a member of the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland.
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