BGL proudly announces that Neel Lalchandani has become a partner, reflecting his high-impact civil rights and commercial litigation practices.

Neel LalchandaniBrown, Goldstein & Levy is proud to announce that Neel Lalchandani has become a partner in the firm, a reflection of his high-impact civil rights and commercial litigation practices. Neel joined the firm in 2017 as an associate and has since built a wide-ranging practice representing individuals, nonprofits, and companies in a diverse array of civil and commercial matters.

Neel has significant experience with complex litigation in both state and federal court, as well as in arbitrations. He has successfully resolved cases involving employment discrimination and retaliation, unpaid wages, wrongful convictions and police misconduct, reasonable accommodations and disability discrimination, fair housing, and the Randolph-Sheppard Act. Neel has also successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in commercial matters involving breach of contract, business torts, and trade secrets. He is well-versed in appellate litigation, having filed briefs in the Court of Appeals of Maryland and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and has also served as local counsel in several class action lawsuits.

During his time at BGL, Neel helped secure several of the largest payments in Maryland history for victims of police misconduct, including over $15 million in state compensation on behalf of innocent men who were imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. Because of Neel’s depth of experience, he has been appointed as an adjunct faculty member at the Georgetown University Law Center to teach a semester-long seminar on wrongful convictions.

“We are exceptionally proud of Neel for his diverse achievements during his time at Brown, Goldstein & Levy,” said Managing Partner Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum. “His elevation to partner reflects his deep passion for justice and commitment to his clients and his community. We look forward to witnessing his continued success in this new role.”

Neel has been recognized with numerous accolades by regional and national publications. Most recently, he was named to the Baltimore Business Journal’s 2023 class of 40 Under 40 honorees, a list highlighting up-and-coming members of the Baltimore region’s business community, and was recognized on the 2023 The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch List for Appellate Practice, Civil Rights Law and Commercial Litigation. For the last two years, he has earned a place on The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 list for Civil Plaintiff law. Neel earned The Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center’s Alex Fee Maryland Pro Bono Service Award in 2022, as well as The Daily Record and the Maryland State Bar Association’s Leader in Law Award the same year. Neel has also earned the distinction of Maryland Rising Star from Super Lawyers each year since 2020.

Prior to joining the firm, Neel clerked for the Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and for the Honorable David O. Carter on the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Neel earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to law school, Neel taught and mentored high school students at Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men in Chicago; completed the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs in San Francisco; and studied human rights as a Humanity in Action Fellow in Lyon, France.

Learn more about Neel here.

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.