For the fifth year in a row, partner Jessie Weber was recognized in Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Civil Rights & Plaintiff Employment Lawyers guide for her exceptional work in the “Employee & Civil Rights Litigation, including Disabilities” practice areas.
“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – ensuring those rights for others is their job, and these 500 lawyers do it exceedingly well,” Katrina Dewey, a writer for Lawdragon, noted of Jessie and her fellow awardees.
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. Recently, she was part of the BGL team that secured a major victory on behalf of two blind students, Portia Mason and Roy Payan, who were deprived an equal educational opportunity, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, by the Los Angeles Community College District– the largest community college system in the nation. Jessie’s other successes include obtaining a $1.25 million settlement for a class of Baltimore City school bus drivers and attendants wrongly denied their full pay, securing an injunction requiring the Maryland Board of Elections to make absentee voting accessible to voters with print disabilities, and winning an arbitration award of more than $250,000 on behalf of an African-American former Hooters server who was fired from her job because of Hooters’ racially discriminatory image policy.
“I am honored to be named one of the nation’s leading civil rights and plaintiff employment attorneys for the fifth year in a row, alongside such an impressive group of lawyers,” Jessie said. “I look forward to continuing advocating and obtaining justice for my clients.”
In addition to being listed in the Lawdragon 500 Leading Civil Rights & Plaintiff Employment Lawyers guide since 2019, Jessie has been recognized by Maryland Super Lawyers each year since 2014. She also received the Baltimore Business Journal’s 2020 Leaders in Diversity Award and The Daily Record’s 2017 VIP Award and 2013 Leading Women Award.
Lawdragon selected the included attorneys in the guide through combining independent journalistic research, vetting with peers and adversaries and robust submissions. They allow a submission process by which anyone may nominate a great attorney.
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.