Brown, Goldstein & Levy partner Jessie Weber was designated a Maryland Rising Star in the “Civil Rights” category by Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers across the State of Maryland. Jessie has been a fixture on the Rising Stars list each year since 2014.
Jessie enjoys helping clients navigate a diverse range of difficult legal issues, with a focus on civil rights, including disability and LGBTQ rights, employment law (including wage and hour cases), and appellate litigation. She is known for her groundbreaking work obtaining equal access for individuals with disabilities to voting, websites, and government information and services. Jessie is well versed in both complex litigation and negotiations and enjoys using a range of tools to obtain justice for her clients. She has argued before the Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeals, most recently in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of the National Federation of the Blind and other disability rights groups in Robles v. Domino’s Pizza, resulting in a published decision clarifying that public accommodations must make their web and mobile services accessible immediately and cannot wait until the DOJ issues website-specific regulations. Jessie later joined the plaintiff’s trial team, obtaining a court order holding that Domino’s violated the ADA by maintaining an inaccessible website and requiring the company to make its website accessible.
Jessie has been named one of 500 leading plaintiffs’ employment lawyers nationally by Lawdragon each year since 2019 and was recently profiled by the publication. She was chosen to receive the Daily Record’s 2017 VIP Award, given to professionals 40 years of age and younger who were selected on the basis of professional accomplishments, community service, and commitment to inspiring change. Jessie also received the Baltimore Business Journal’s 2020 Leaders in Diversity Award and the Daily Record’s 2013 Leading Women Award, which honors 50 women who are 40 years of age or younger for the accomplishments they have made so far in their careers.
Jessie is a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference and serves on the board of Disability Rights Maryland and the ACLU of Maryland’s Committee on Litigation and Legal Priorities. She was previously a member of the boards of FreeState Justice, where she served as Board President and the ACLU of Maryland.
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.