Kevin maintains a diverse practice representing individuals in civil rights litigation, employment disputes, and personal injury matters. He also counsels and represents businesses and businesspeople in ownership disputes, breach of contract actions, and other commercial litigation. In addition to his civil practice, Kevin represents individuals in federal and state criminal prosecutions and investigations.
Since joining Brown Goldstein & Levy in 2013, Kevin has tried cases to verdict in state and federal court and has represented clients in contested hearings before administrative agencies. Kevin has also argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Kevin was listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiffs) for 2023 and 2024. He was previously named to The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch list for 2022 and 2021. In 2023, Kevin was selected to Lawdragon‘s inaugural 500 X – The Next Generation guide, which recognizes attorneys who will define the direction of the legal profession moving forward. He was also listed by Lawdragon as one of the United States’ leading 500 litigators for 2023 and 2024, as well as as one of the country’s leading 500 plaintiffs’ employment and civil rights lawyers for 2022 and 2023. Additionally, Kevin has been chosen annually for inclusion in the Super Lawyers’ Maryland Rising Stars list each year since 2017. Selection to this list is an honor reserved for attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice and are either 40 years old or younger or have been in practice for ten years or less. Only 2.5 percent of lawyers in Maryland are named to the Rising Stars list each year.
Kevin sits on the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. He is also an active member of the legal community in Maryland. Since 2015, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Since 2019, Kevin has served on the Board of Directors of the Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc.
Prior to joining the firm, Kevin clerked for the Honorable William M. Nickerson on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Before attending law school, Kevin taught middle school social studies in the Baltimore City Public School System.
Successfully represented a management services company in arbitration for breach of contract by a medical cannabis growing, processing, and retail business, with damages valued in excess of $25 million (2020).
Represented plaintiffs in lawsuit against Maryland Stadium Authority and Baltimore Orioles challenging wheelchair accessibility at Oriole Park at Camden Yards under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Maryland law.
Represents three individuals employed at a sheltered workshop in northern Ohio who successfully challenged their receipt of subminimum wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act in an administrative proceeding before the United States Department of Labor and who are seeking additional relief under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Ohio law in litigation pending before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Represents an individual who was employed at a sheltered workshop outside of Columbus, Ohio in lawsuit against his former employer for disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Ohio law.
Successfully represented an individual challenging the constitutionality of her arrest by a Baltimore County police officer by negotiating a settlement that prohibits Baltimore County police offices from arresting, detaining, or extending the arrest or detention of any individual based on that individual’s immigration status.
Successfully represented a dairy cooperative headquartered in western Maryland in a lawsuit against supplier of defective parts for use in the client’s cheese making business.
Helped obtain defense verdict for commercial tenant in a trial of a multi-million-dollar claim for unpaid rent.
Represented a group of investors in medical device startup in payment dispute with the company that resulted in repayment of million-dollar investment, plus interest and attorneys’ fees.
Successfully defended a group of ambulatory surgery centers in a $20 million lawsuit brought by a national insurance company alleging violations of RICO and ERISA.
Represented four minors in litigation against municipal water authority alleging that a change in the chemistry of the public water supply caused them to suffer injuries associated with elevated blood lead levels.
Served as court-appointed counsel to criminal defendant in appeal to United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Successfully defended former Lieutenant of a police department on Maryland’s Eastern Shore charged with conspiracy and misconduct in office.
Successfully defended individual in criminal prosecution stemming from a bomb threat and arson incident at a local television station.
Successfully defended individual in criminal prosecution stemming from a bomb threat at a local police station.
Successfully defended individual arrested and charged with assault and other crimes during uprising in Baltimore in April 2015 following the death of Freddie Gray.
- Litigation Counsel of America, Associate Fellow
- Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America, 2023-2024
- Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation, 2023
- The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation, 2023 & 2024
- Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment and Civil Rights Lawyers, 2022-2023
- The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2021-2022
- Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2017-2023
Kevin Docherty named to Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America 2024 for his commercial litigation practice.
Kevin Docherty attended the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2023 Renaissance Symposium.
BGL proudly announces eight partners have been selected to the 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America guide.
October 2, 2018, ESPN, “Wheelchair Users Sue Orioles Over Accessibility.”
October 1, 2018, Baltimore Brew, “Wheelchair Users Sue the Orioles, Saying Camden Yards Violates the ADA.”