Jessie Weber joined Brown, Goldstein & Levy in October 2011. Her practice includes cases involving disability rights, civil rights, housing discrimination, wage and hour violations, and appeals. Jessie served as lead counsel in a successful appeal to the Fourth Circuit in a disability rights case involving accessibility to a public building. She also helped defend a verdict on appeal in favor of a medical malpractice victim in the first Maryland appellate case to interpret the Maryland Health Care Malpractice Act’s provision regarding the qualifications of expert witnesses testifying on the standard of care. Jessie was part of the legal team that obtained Braille instruction for a blind student with limited vision and has handled LGBT rights cases involving discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression.
Prior to joining the firm, Jessie served as the 2010-2011 Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellow at the Public Justice Center in Baltimore, where she represented clients and authored amicus briefs in federal and Maryland appellate courts on a variety of civil rights and anti-poverty issues.
After law school, Jessie clerked for the Honorable Catherine C. Blake on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
During law school, Jessie served as a Submissions Editor for both the Yale Law & Policy Review and the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism. She worked extensively in the area of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights as co-director of Yale’s LGBT Rights Litigation Clinic and as a legal intern with the ACLU LGBT and HIV/AIDS Rights Project and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Jessie also volunteered with the D.C. Employment Justice Center’s Workers’ Rights Clinic and Loyola Law School’s Hurricane Katrina Legal Clinic.