BGL honors Disability Pride Month and reaffirms dedication to equality and visibility for individuals with disabilities.

Brown, Goldstein & Levy proudly commemorates Disability Pride Month this July. We honor the July 26, 1990, passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), applaud the generations of individuals with disabilities and disability rights advocates who have fought for equality and visibility, and celebrate the progress that has been made toward that end.

Our commitment to disability rights is unwavering. During Disability Pride Month, we not only reflect on the significant strides made but also recognize the ongoing challenges and recommit ourselves to advocating for a more inclusive and accessible world. 

People with disabilities continue to face barriers to information, technology, housing, education, health care, employment, and transportation. There is still work to be done to bring together, uplift and amplify diverse voices in the community. BGL is a national leader in breaking down these barriers and fighting for the rights of people with disabilities. For decades, our attorneys have worked to ensure that programs and services offered by private companies and governments alike are fully accessible to individuals with disabilities—as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal and state laws. We take immense pride in our high-profile, high-impact disability rights cases, which our experienced attorneys litigate in trial and appellate courts across the country. 

For almost four decades, we have represented the nearly 50,000 members of the National Federation of the Blind. Over that decades-long campaign, we have won significant, groundbreaking victories in cases ranging from employment discrimination to website accessibility to prisoner rights. Our efforts have shaped how courts nationwide interpret the Americans with Disabilities Act and helped to empower our clients. 

We provide several unique resources that demonstrate our commitment to disability rights within and beyond our communities. We offer Inclusivity, a strategic consulting firm to support businesses, organizations, and government agencies that want to achieve real inclusion of people with disabilities in their workforces and communities. We also offer a disability rights fellowship, a highly competitive, one-to-two-year fellowship available to law school graduates with disabilities. 

We celebrate diversity, inclusion, and accessibility to foster a collaborative, creative environment in which every person can use their strengths to their fullest and achieve the best results for our clients. We are proud that the National Law Journal and Elite Lawyers selected Brown, Goldstein & Levy as the nation’s “Civil Rights Law Firm of the Year” for 2018, and in 2023 we officially topped the Best Lawyers charts, with the most Civil Rights Law attorneys recognized across the Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch lists. With 25 and 17 recognitions respectively, BGL topped a list of only 15 firms across the United States with recognized lawyers in both publications. 

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.