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A member of Gallagher’s Education, Employment, and Litigation Practice Groups, Brandon demonstrates a sense of calm as he helps clients navigate complex and sensitive legal matters.

Brandon made history at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law as the first Black editor-in-chief of the Maryland Law Review. He graduated magna cum laude in 2021 and was honored with The Roger Howell Achievement Award for contributing significantly to the student activities program and demonstrating the leadership, scholarship, and moral character representative of the high ideals of the legal profession. He also earned CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for having the highest grade in Employment Discrimination Law, Introduction to Civil Procedure, and Written & Oral Advocacy.

During law school, Brandon worked as a Gallagher summer associate and law clerk (2019-21). He later served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Paula Xinis of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland (2021-22) and for the Honorable Diana Gribbon Motz of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2022-23).

Beyond Gallagher

Brandon is a food and wine enthusiast who spends his free time whipping up the latest recipes on the New York Times cooking app, sampling Baltimore’s newest restaurants, and researching the nuances of pairing wine and food. You can also find him cheering on the Baltimore Ravens.

Civic and Charitable Service

  • Our Common Table, Board of Directors (2024-Present)
  • Towson University Alumni Association, Board of Directors (2020-Present), Vice President (2022-Present)
  • Towson University Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Liberal Arts (2022-Present)
  • Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott’s Transition Team, Public Health and Public Safety Committee (2020-21)


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Area(s) of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland


  • University of Maryland School of Law, JD, 2021, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • Towson University, BS, 2017

Bar and Professional Memberships

  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Monumental City Bar Association, Secretary (2023-Present)
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Federal Bar Association, Maryland Chapter