Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum takes great pride in her role as Managing Partner of Brown Goldstein & Levy while continuing her active practice on behalf of a varied client base. She remains a passionate and forceful advocate for individuals with disabilities and their families who confront barriers in education, high-stakes testing, employment, housing, and accessing state and federal services and supports. Sharon represents parents with disabilities in child protection proceedings and other family law matters. She is also a kind and gentle advocate for seniors and their families.
Sharon represents college and university students with disabilities in Americans with Disabilities Act litigation to ensure that they have equal access to their curriculum and other services offered by the universities. Sharon has significant experience collaborating with colleges and universities, and litigating where necessary, on issues involving the needs of students with disabilities. Sharon has played a significant role in working with the Office of General Counsel for various universities in resolving OCR and/or other complaints brought by university students. All of these cases have involved university disability services offices and have resulted in systemic change settlement agreements focused on ensuring sustained changes in university culture surrounding curriculum accessibility.
Sharon is equally passionate and forceful in her representation of non-profit and for-profit entities that provide supports and services to individuals with disabilities and the elderly, whether serving as a proactive general counsel or as an aggressive advocate for her corporate clients. In her representation of community-based mental health and addiction service providers, organizations that provide housing and support services to individuals with developmental disabilities, senior care providers (including nursing homes and assisted living facilities), and providers of personal home care and durable medical equipment, Sharon understands and appreciates the difficult balance her clients must achieve as business entities and service providers.
As a former Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Sharon has built the knowledge, experience, and relationships with regulators that allow her to counsel and defend health care providers effectively in actions involving licensure and regulatory compliance. She also uses this experience to represent individual health care practitioners before professional disciplinary boards and to represent parents who find themselves the subject of abuse and neglect accusations by local departments of social services.
In partnership with others at Brown, Goldstein & Levy, Sharon works to provide her clients with the legal talents that will best serve their needs, whether through advocacy, education, litigation, or negotiation. Sharon considers it an honor to serve as a member of the legal community and to serve her clients with compassion and a sense of pride in her work.
Sharon looks forward to continuing to share her extensive experience, passion, and sense of justice with her clients and welcomes others to consider her as their legal advisor.
A client of Sharon’s recently wrote: “Thank you for all that you have done for our family – you are really amazing – smart, kind and caring, all accompanied by an incredible work ethic. It is such a wonderful feeling to find someone of your caliber and integrity. We hope more families like ours are lucky enough to find you.” See what other clients have to say about Sharon in the References section of her Avvo profile.
- University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. with honors, 1987
- Cornell University, M.A. in Industrial and Labor Relations, 1984
- University of Michigan, B.A. with distinction, 1979
- Maryland Bar Foundation Fellow, Class of 2018
- University of Maryland Carey School of Law Alumni’s 2018 Benjamin L. Cardin Public Service Award
- Best Lawyers in America 2018 in the field of Health Care Law
- The Daily Record‘s Leadership in Law Award, 2017
- The Daily Record‘s Maryland’s Top 100 Women, 2017 & 2007
- Top 50 Women Maryland Super Lawyers, 2014
- Maryland Super Lawyers, 2013-present
- Stanley S. Herr Advocacy Leadership Award of The Arc of Baltimore, 2008
- Bernard A. Gould Award of The Arc of Maryland for Outstanding Leadership and Dedication Benefitting Persons with Developmental Disabilities and their Families, 2007
- Maryland State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Participant in National Women Forum for Women Managing Partners (2017 and 2018)
- Member of Executive Alliance
- The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
- Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Task Force on the Quality of Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (2015)
- Public Justice Center, Advisory Committee, 2014; Board Member, 2005-2013; Chair, 25th Anniversary Gala, 2011
- First Maryland Disability Trust, Inc., Board Member, 2010-2015
- Habonim Dror Camp Moshava, Board Member, 2009-2015
- Sharon commented on her representation in The Daily Record April 25, 2018 article, “State, Deputies Reach $1.9M Settlement Over Death of Disabled Frederick Man.”
- Sharon was one of four female managing partners in Baltimore interviewed for The Daily Record‘s April 13, 2018 Maryland’s Largest Law Firm supplement, “A Different View From the Corner Office.”
- Sharon was interviewed by Future Reflections for the article “When Is It Time to Seek Counsel?,” Summer 2017.
- Major, Lindsey & Africa interviewed Sharon for their April 3, 2017 article “Female Law Firm Leaders in Small Markets: Q&A with Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum.”
- Sharon was interviewed for the March 11, 2016 The Daily Record article, “‘We are striving for more.’ More work needed to recruit, promote women, minority lawyers, partners say.”
- “From ‘Manager’ to Managing Partner,” The Daily Record, January 19, 2016.
- Sharon’s representation of the Federal Hill Neighborhood Association is featured in the March 22, 2014 Baltimore Brew article, “Lurking in Federal Hill Crossbar saga: a ‘zombie’ liquor license.”
Sharon discusses how she sheds light on the issues those with disabilities face in the article “Blind Spot” by Jessica Tam, which appeared in the January 2014 issue of Maryland Super Lawyers 2014.
On May 8, 2012, Sharon commented on WHYY radio in Philadelphia on her representation of four blind plaintiffs in their lawsuit against The Free Library of Philadelphia regarding the inaccessibility of the e-readers utilized by the Library in its lending program.
- May 25, 2011, Sharon commented on Channel 13 WJZ News Baltimore regarding a $2 million lawsuit that was filed against the Board of Education of Prince George’s County and a principal after a student was sexually abused by another boy in his class. Click here to see broadcast.
- Holly Miller, “A Matter of Justice: Our Fight to Obtain Braille Instruction,” Future Reflections, Summer 2012.
- Angelica Gomez, “A Chance to Learn,” Future Reflections, Summer 2012.
- “College Is Hard Enough: Digital Technology Should Work for Everyone,” EDUCAUSE Review, March/April 2011.
- May 5, 2016, Sharon participated in the White House Forum on Civil Rights of Parents with Disabilities, which brought together disability rights advocates, parents with disabilities, policymakers, and key leaders from the social services field to discuss the civil rights of parents with disabilities, Washington, DC.
- July 8, 2015, Sharon presented “Protecting the Bonds of Love: Progress in Defending Our Right to Parent” at the National Federation of the Blind’s 2015 National Convention, Orlando, FL.
- June 18, 2015, Sharon presented “Setting the Stage: Legal Precedents & Higher Education Obligation” at the Accessible Instructional Materials & Technology Summit, Columbia, MD.
- December 11, 2014, Sharon presented “Guardianship and Other Alternatives” at the Harford County Department of Community Services Commission on Disabilities Speaker Series, Bel Air, MD.
- July 2, 2014, Sharon joined two of her colleagues, Steven Gordon, Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, and Mary Malone Hancock, Director, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, P.C., at the American Health Lawyers Association Annual Meeting in New York, NY. Together they presented: “Disability Discrimination in Health Care Settings: How to Ensure Equal Access and Avoid Violations of the Law.”
- April 24, 2014, Sharon facilitated the “Parental Rights ‘How-To’ Workshop” on representing parents with disabilities who are involved in child protective services proceedings or custody disputes at the 2014 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, Baltimore, MD.
- March 8, 2014 at the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) 16th Annual Conference, Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum, Natalie L. Shaheen, and Jayne M. Wesler presented “Advances in Blindness Advocacy: Power Tools in the Toolbox,” Baltimore, MD.
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