Daily Record Staff//August 24, 2022
//August 24, 2022
With a practice focused on civil rights, Chelsea Crawford focuses on cases that include police misconduct, disability rights, and wrongful convictions. Joining Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP in 2015, she has worked on some of the largest wrongful convictions and police misconduct cases in the state.
Last year, she worked to obtain a $6.5 million settlement for the family of Eric Sopp, an unarmed man who was shot and killed by a Baltimore County Police officer during a mental health crisis.
Before joining her current firm, she served as a judicial law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the District Court of Maryland. Crawford earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and joined KYW-TV in Philadelphia as an assistant assignment editor, and an assistant editor at All Things Considered for National Public Radio.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Maryland.
What do you think is the No 1 challenge working women face?
An ongoing and significant challenge for women is earning the same respect as their male peers, without the critique that we are aggressive and difficult to work with. I find that in the legal profession, male peers are celebrated for their assertiveness and persistence, while these same qualities viewed are negative traits for women.