Kobie Flowers named one of Washington, DC’s “Best Lawyers” for criminal defense in 2022.

Kobie FlowersBrown, Goldstein & Levy partner Kobie Flowers was recognized as a Best Lawyer in America in 2022 for his Criminal Defense: General Practice work in the Washington, DC region. This is the third consecutive year Kobie has received this esteemed designation.

Kobie is a passionate trial lawyer with over twenty years of vast courtroom experience. He has litigated cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States and internationally in the military commissions in Guantanamo Bay. Kobie’s practice includes high-stakes criminal investigations, civil litigation, internal investigations, and trials. In his lifelong effort to end mass incarceration and police brutality, Kobie also represents the wrongfully convicted.

Kobie was a civil rights prosecutor at the United States Department of Justice for over four years, where he specialized in the prosecution of police brutality cases. Kobie was one of the prosecutors who successfully tried the largest case against federal correctional officers in the history of the Civil Rights Division. For that effort, he earned the Civil Rights Division’s Special Commendation for Outstanding Service. Kobie never lost a single case as a federal civil rights prosecutor.

Kobie was named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America Litigation: Civil Rights and White-Collar Criminal Defense list. Kobie has been a fixture on the Washington, DC, Super Lawyers list each year since 2013 and the Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Lawyer” list for Criminal Defense since 2017. He has maintained the “AV Preeminent” rating — the highest peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and ethical standards — every year since 2014. In addition to his Commendation for Outstanding Service, Kobie was also awarded a Commendation for Service at Federal Public Defender’s Office and a Performance Award, Civil Rights Division, by the U.S. Justice Department.

Kobie is one of fourteen Brown, Goldstein & Levy attorneys to be named to the Best Lawyers in America list for 2022. Three BGL attorneys also were recognized as a 2022 Lawyer of the Year and five were identified as Ones to Watch for 2022.

Best Lawyers is widely regarded – by both the profession and the public – as the nation’s most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction. As such, recognition by Best Lawyers symbolizes excellence in practice. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey of more than 8.2 million confidential evaluations by lawyers recognized as the best in their fields. In other words, the best lawyers know who the best lawyers are.