Jacqui Cadman proudly participated in the D.C. Bar’s Melvin R. Wright Youth Law Fair at D.C. Superior Court, providing youth with hands-on legal experience.

Brown, Goldstein & Levy partner and criminal defense powerhouse Jacqui Cadman proudly participated in the District of Columbia Bar’s Melvin R. Wright Youth Law Fair at D.C. Superior Court on Saturday, March 16, 2024. The Youth Law Fair is an annual, free, educational event that focuses on current legal issues in the D.C. area.

More than a hundred local students participated in the event. Jacqui worked closely with these students, speaking with them about her expansive career as a criminal defense attorney.  She guided them through the critical experience of defending a client, as they participated in a mock trial of a fictionalized case.  It was an honor for Jacqui to be able to participate in this important, community event.

Established in 2000, the Youth Law Fair provides an opportunity for local students to have an insightful and positive experience with the legal community. In partnership with D.C. Superior Court, local community organizations, and educators, the day provides students with hands-on experience in the legal system, an introduction to community resources, while also encouraging the pursuit of higher education. This year’s theme was “Carjacking. A Ride You Can’t Afford to Take.” Past topics that have been explored include the prevalent use of social media, bullying, and racial profiling.


Jacqueline Cadman is widely regarded as one of the best criminal trial lawyers in the District of Columbia. She brings to the firm over eighteen years of experience as a seasoned trial attorney. Throughout her career she has tried hundreds of cases, ranging from traffic and misdemeanor offenses to the most serious charges, including homicide and sexual assault. She has mastered complex issues of forensics, psychology, and conducted intricate constitutional litigation. She has extensive experience litigating complex pre-trial issues such as privilege, Brady sanctions, and double jeopardy, as well as identifying, consulting with, and preparing experts to testify.  She is widely known for her expertise in conducting deep investigations and for trying and winning the most time-intensive and difficult cases. She is a regular trainer nationwide on countless topics involving criminal law and trial advocacy.

Learn more about Jacqui here.

Founded in 1982, Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a law firm based in Baltimore, Maryland, with an office in Washington, D.C. 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.