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Andrew D Levy

Andrew D Levy

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Litigation, Appeals

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Andy Levy is widely regarded as one of Maryland’s premiere trial and appellate lawyers, equally comfortable in civil and criminal courtrooms, before jury, judge, or arbitrator. As one of a distinguished group of attorneys who have been listed in Best Lawyers in America for at least ten years, Andy has been selected by his peers for inclusion in five Best Lawyers categories: White Collar Criminal Defense, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation, and Real Estate Litigation. He was chosen as the Baltimore Best Lawyers Litigation – Labor & Employment Lawyer of the Year for 2013.  Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”


 


Andy was selected twice by the Maryland Bar Foundation for a Professional Legal Excellence Award – in 2000, for “The Advancement of the Rights of the Disadvantaged,” and in 2012, for “The Advancement of Public Understanding of the Law.”


 


Andy is a former Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association Criminal Law Section, 2011 winner of The Daily Record‘s Leadership in Law Award, and among Maryland’s Top 50 Super Lawyers. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is admitted in both Maryland and Washington, DC.


 


Andy’s practice includes most kinds of criminal and civil litigation. His civil practice focuses on plaintiff’s personal injury, product liability, and malpractice, as well as commercial and real estate litigation of all kinds on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Andy also has significant experience representing senior executives in employment-related matters, health care providers and other professionals in administrative licensure proceedings, and students and faculty members in academic disciplinary matters. His criminal defense practice is similarly diverse, involving everything from federal death penalty and fraud cases and representation of witnesses and potential defendants during grand jury investigations to state felonies and serious traffic matters such as DWI.


 


Through the years, Andy has acted as counsel in efforts to establish group homes for persons with disabilities in the face of active community resistance. He was lead counsel in the landmark Potomac Group Home case, which led directly to the elimination of state and local laws requiring neighbor notification and public hearings prior to the opening of such homes. He obtained the first judgment in the country under the design & construction requirements of the Fair Housing Amendments Act in the Baltimore Neighborhoods v. Rommel Builders and LOB, Inc. series of cases.


 


The diversity of Andy’s law practice is reflected in the variety of courses he has taught as a long-time member of the University of Maryland School of Law’s adjunct faculty, including Torts, Criminal Law, Evidence, Civil Procedure, Trial Practice, and Appellate Advocacy. Andy has been voted Outstanding Adjunct Teacher of the Year three times: the 2007-2008 term (during which he taught Criminal Law), and the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 terms (when he taught Torts). He has also taught Constitutional Law at Stevenson University. Andy is particularly interested in law-related civic education and for a number of years has taught constitutional law and history to school teachers at summer institutes jointly sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Education, Notre Dame of Maryland University, and the California-based Center for Civic Education.  Andy is also a faculty member of the Judicial Institute of Maryland, where he lectures on legal issues to Maryland judges and masters.


 


In 2010, Governor Martin O’Malley appointed Andy to serve as Chair of the Maryland Commission on Disabilities. The Commission advises the Maryland Department of Disabilities on changes to improve, reorganize, or streamline services for people with disabilities.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Litigation: 60%
  2. Appeals: 40%

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Contact Info

Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP

120 E Baltimore Street
Sutie 1700
Baltimore, MD, 21202

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 199805/25/2015
MDActive198207/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyer - Bet The Company LitigationBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyer - Real Estate LitigationBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyer - Commercial LitigationBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyer - Criminal Defense White CollarBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyer - Labor & Employment LitigationBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyer - Labor & Employment LitigationBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyer - Bet-the-Company LitigationBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyer - Real Estate LitigationBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyer - Commercial LitigationBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyer - White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyer - White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Best Lawyer - Commercial LitigationBest Lawyers in America2013
Lawyer of the Year - Baltimore Labor & Employment LitigationBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyer - Real Estate LitigationBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyer - Labor & Employment LitigationBest Lawyers in America2013
Evening Program Service AwardUniversity of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law2013
Best Lawyer - Bet-the-Company LitigationBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Professional Legal Excellence AwardMaryland Bar Foundation2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Human Rights and Justice ChampionMaryland Legal Aid2011
Leadership in LawDaily Record2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Outstanding Adjunct Teacher of the Year AwardUniversity of Maryland School of Law2010
Outstanding Adjunct Teacher of the Year AwardUniversity of Maryland School of Law2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Outstanding Adjunct Teacher of the Year AwardUniversity of Maryland School of Law2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Top 50Maryland Super Lawyers2007
Stanley S. Herr Advocacy Leadership AwardThe Arc of Baltimore2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2005
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2004
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2003
Robert Dole AwardVolunteers for Medical Engineering2003
Benjamin L. Cardin Pro Bono Service AwardUniversity of Maryland School of Law Alumni Association2002
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2002
Disability Advocacy and Awareness AwardLeague for People with Disabilities, Inc.2001
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2001
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2000
Professional Legal Excellence AwardMaryland Bar Foundation2000
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1999
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Maryland School of Law2002 - Present
PartnerBrown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP1990 - Present
PartnerFrank Bernstein Conaway & Goldman1989 - 1990
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of Maryland School Of Law1988 - 2001
AssociateFrank Bernstein Conaway & Goldman1982 - 1988

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maryland Commission on DisabilitiesChair2010 - Present
Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Region, Inc.Board of Directors2009 - Present
ABA Commission on Physical & Mental Disabilities LawChair, Lawyers with Disabilities Subcommittee2007 - 2008
ABA Commission on Physical & Mental Disabilities LawCommissioner2005 - 2008
Daily RecordEditorial Advisory Board2000 - 2008
Maryland Center for Civic EducationMember2000 - 2007
Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Region, Inc.Secretary1999 - 2002
Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Region, Inc.Board of Directors1998 - 2004
LINC (Learning Independence Through Computers)Board of Directors1997 - 2002
The League for People with Disabilities, Inc.Board of Directors1997 - 2004
Maryland Stadium AuthorityMember, Ad Hoc Accessibility Committee1993 - 1999
Maryland State Bar AssociationChair, Criminal Law & Practice Section1990 - 1991
Howard County Bar FoundationFellowN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Howard County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maryland Bar FoundationFellowN/A
American College of Trial LawyersFellowN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Potomac Group Home Corp. v. Montgomery County, Md.Won
Baltimore Neighborhoods v. Rommel BuildersWon

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Maryland State Bar AssociationAppellate Practice for the Maryland Lawyer: State and Federal 4th ed.2014
LexisNexis publicationMaryland Evidence Courtroom Manual2013
ABA’s Appellate Practice CompendiumInsider’s Guide to the Maryland Appellate Courts2012
Md. Inst. for Continuing Professional Legal Educ. 2008; Supp. 2011Appellate Practice for the Maryland Lawyer: State and Federal 3rd ed.2008
The Baltimore SunHow can we be Sure?,.2003
Md. Inst. for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers 2nd ed.Appellate Practice for the Maryland Lawyer: State and Federal2001
Assisted Living TodayFair Housing Amendments Act1995
The Baltimore SunBalancing the Rights of Defendants and the Rights of Victims1990

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, with honor1982
Indiana University-BloomingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts, with honors1978

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Rule Day ClubReview of Dan Simon, “In Doubt: The Psychology of the Criminal Justice Process"2013
Maryland State Bar Association Annual MeetingNavigating the Forensic Use of Social Media, Ethical Considerations2013
Judicial Institute of MarylandTrial Court Opinion Writing2013
Judicial Institute of MarylandEvidence in Criminal Cases2013
United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the ConstitutionHR 3356, the ADA Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores and Services Act of 20112012
Jiangsu Provence (China) Executive Development Program on High Court AdministrationEvidence rules and practices in civil case processes, including expert witness and scientific evidence2012
Celebration of the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities ActMaster of Ceremonies2012
American College of Trial Lawyers (Maryland Chapter)Litigation Skills CLE for Public Interest Lawyers, Cross Examination2011