Harry Levy joined the Firm in September 2003 and is a shareholder and the Chairman of the Litigation Department. He has been awarded an AV® Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, which identifies lawyers with a very high preeminent legal ability, expertise, integrity and overall professional excellence.
Mr. Levy offers experience and judgment in all facets of complex litigation for commercial and business clients. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Levy spent nineteen years as an associate and partner at a Baltimore law firm where his cases included all phases of sophisticated civil, commercial and criminal litigation, at trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He has aggressively and successfully represented clients before the Court of Appeals of Maryland, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, United States District Court for the District of Maryland, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Superior Court for the District of Columbia and numerous circuit and district courts in Maryland.
Further, a firm believer in and practitioner of non-litigious solutions, Mr. Levy is a trained mediator for alternative dispute resolution of business issues, having completed the comprehensive course offered by the Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Levy served as law clerk to the Honorable Paul E. Alpert of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland where he assisted in the preparation of over one hundred appellate decisions.
Mr. Levy is admitted to the bars of the State of Maryland, District of Columbia, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, United State Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, United States District Court for the District of Maryland and United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Baltimore County Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and American Trial Lawyers Association (Litigation Division).
Mr. Levy received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he served as Casenotes Editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review. He received his B.S. from the University of Maryland. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Levy received his Executive Master's Degree in Business Administration from Loyola College in Maryland.
This experience enables Mr. Levy to offer additional acumen to his law clients, tapping into comprehensive training in strategic planning, marketing operations, business ethics, finance and accounting, entrepreneurship and management organization and leadership and international business.
Coupled with his significant litigation background, Mr. Levy is now uniquely positioned to provide Shumaker Williams' business clients not only with sound legal advice, but with the added dimension of an educated business perspective - sound real world advice and representation based upon an analysis of the client's business needs and desires bolstering an appreciation and assessment of litigation opportunities and risks.