Michael R. Abrams joined Brown, Goldstein & Levy in September 2022. Before joining the firm, Michael was the Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellow at the Public Justice Center. As the Murnaghan Fellow, Michael presented oral argument and filed principal briefs, amicus briefs, and cert petitions in state and federal courts, seeking to enforce civil rights and advance racial equity at the appellate level.
Previously, Michael served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and to Judge Kathleen Cardone of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
Michael graduated from the University of Michigan Law School with honors, where he was the Executive Notes Editor of the Michigan Law Review and a teaching assistant in the legal writing program. During law school, Michael was a student attorney in the Juvenile Justice Clinic and published research on legal and public health issues raised by the opioid overdose epidemic. He also worked as a law clerk at Brown, Goldstein & Levy and at the Maryland Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division.
BGL continues to fight for justice for family of lawyer who fell to his death at a D.C. metro station in lawsuit against WMATA.
BGL team hears moving stories from exonerees and celebrates advocates for the wrongfully convicted at the annual Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project’s Annual Awards Luncheon.
Drugs & Discrimination, Part III: Discrimination and criminalization in medical care for people with substance use disorders.
With Prof. Rebecca Haffajee, Settling the Score: Maximizing the Public Health Impact of Opioid Litigation, 80 Ohio St. L. J. 701 (2019)
Note, Renovations Needed: The FDA’s Floor/Ceiling Framework, Preemption, and the Opioid Epidemic, 117 Mich. L. Rev. 143 (2018)