Andy Freeman - Brown Goldstein Levy LLP

Andy Freeman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 410-962-1030

Career Milestones

  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers® 2014 Baltimore Mass Tort Litigation/Plaintiffs Class Actions “Lawyer of the Year”
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2012-present
  • Maryland Super Lawyer, 2007-present
  • Daily Record Leadership in Law Award, 2006
  • Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2000
  • National Law Journal “Top Wins of the Year,” 2000

Profile

Andy Freeman obtains justice for his clients. He has won numerous verdicts, judgments, and settlements of millions and tens of millions of dollars by mastering the relevant law and getting to know his clients, their problems, and the evidence in their cases.

Other lawyers bring Andy cases that present complicated combinations of law and facts or that require making new law. After finding witnesses the defendant had failed to disclose, Andy won $7 million at trial for a mother whose toddler had been killed by a pit bull; and he collected all of it after convincing Maryland’s highest court that a landlord with knowledge and control of a tenant’s dangerous pet should be held responsible for the pet’s attacks on visitors. After a California lawyer told University of California students that they could not challenge tuition increases, Andy won them over $40 million and then won a second group of students over $49 million. He convinced a federal court that Maryland’s tax sale laws requiring notice to landlords and their lenders – but not their tenants – violated the tenants’ rights, and won a substantial verdict for two wrongly evicted tenants.

Juries trust Andy. When he asked a jury to fully compensate an African-American school superintendent whose contract had not been renewed because of his race, the jury awarded every penny he was owed (over $500,000, plus fees) and recommended that a school be named in his honor.

Judges respect Andy. One federal judge appointed him to represent prisoners in a collective action over second-hand tobacco smoke (a case that resulted in compensation for the clients and the banning of tobacco from Maryland’s prisons), another asked him to serve on the U.S. District Court’s task force regarding electronic discovery, and the Chief Judge asked him to serve on that court’s bench-bar subcommittee on attorneys’ fees.

His peers chose Andy as the Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year.

Harvard UniversityBA 1981Stanford UniversityJ.D. 1986
American College of Trial LawyersLawyers' Round TableAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, Committee on Litigation and Legal PrioritiesSafe and Sound: Baltimore's Campaign for Children, Youth and FamiliesLegal Aid Bureau, Equal Justice CouncilAmerican Civil Liberties Union of MarylandBaltimore Regional Housing Partnership

Case History

Busch v. Clise Coal Co.

Won $3.9 million verdict for family of a worker electrocuted when a crane operator used a crane too close to high-voltage power lines.

Thompson v. HUD

Obtained class-action settlement that will provide 2,400 vouchers (in addition to 1,800 already obtained under partial consent decree) to enable poor African-American families to move from public housing and other segregated areas of Baltimore City to communities of opportunity throughout the Baltimore region (2012).  Co-lead counsel for remedies phase of trial, settlement negotiations, and implementation

Luquetta v. Regents of the University of California

Won $49 million in class action against the University for breaching its promise to hold certain fees constant for the duration of students’ enrollment (judgment 2010; affirmed 2012).

California Lawyer magazine recognized this win with a 2013 “California Lawyer of the Year” award.

Office Location

120 East Baltimore Street, Suite 1700
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs of the Baltimore Metro Area
Andy Freeman has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Employment Law - Individuals
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Other Information

Gender: Male