-Maryland, 1983 (inactive)
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1987
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
-U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1999
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2003
-University of Baltimore, J.D., cum laude, 1983
-Colgate University, B.A., 1980
Associations & memberships:
-The Colorado Bar Association
-Continental Divide Bar Association
Mr. Levin is a fourth-generation attorney. He graduated from law school with honors and was a member of the law review. He started his career in 1983 as law clerk to the Hon. Richard P. Gilbert, Chief Judge of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. Mr. Levin thereafter practiced in the private sector in Baltimore, Maryland, concentrating in the areas of commercial disputes and insurance defense cases involving product liability, medical malpractice and general liability.
In 1989, Mr. Levin joined the Baltimore City Office of Law, where he litigated numerous trials and appeals of complex civil cases, particularly in the areas of constitutional law and employment discrimination. He achieved a very successful record of winning published appellate decisions. He also served for a period of time as Chief Legal Advisor to Baltimore's 3,000-member Police Department.
In addition to practicing law, Mr. Levin was a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the University of Baltimore School of Law. He has given lectures to the Stanford University Center for Research in Disease Prevention and the International Municipal Lawyers Association on the constitutionality of government restrictions on tobacco and alcohol advertisements.
In 1998, Mr. Levin and his wife moved to Edwards, Colorado. Upon relocating, Mr. Levin was employed as the Town Attorney for the Town of Avon, Colorado. As Town Attorney for a vibrant and growing mountain-resort community, Mr. Levin represented Avon in a wide range of practice areas, including all aspects of the real estate development process, employment matters, contracts and liquor license review, and also served as the Town Prosecutor.
In 2002 Mr. Levin established his private practice in the Vail Valley, with an office in Edwards, Colorado. Since that time he has represented individuals and businesses in a variety of legal matters, concentrating on litigation.
Briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court:
-Respondents' Brief in Opposition to Petitions for Certiorari in Penn Advertising of Baltimore, Inc. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, supra, No. 95-685 and No. 96-1428.
-Respondents' Brief in Opposition to Petitions for Certiorari in Anheuser-Busch, Inc. v. Schmoke, supra, No. 95-806 and No. 96-1429.
-Respondents' Brief in Opposition to Petition for Certiorari in Wiley v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, 48 F.3d 773 (4th Cir. 1995), cert. den., 116 S.Ct. 89 (1995).
-Respondents' Brief in Opposition to Petition for Certiorari in Baltimore Teachers Union, American Federation of Teachers Local 340, AFL-CIO, et al. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, et al., 6 F.3d 1012 (4th Cir. 1993), cert. den., 114 S.Ct. 1127 (1994) (Authored consolidated brief in opposition of City and State).
-Brief Amicus Curiae of National Institute of Municipal Legal Officers (NIMLO) in support of Petition for Certiorari in Woodall v. City of El Paso, 959 F.2d 1305 (5th Cir. 1992), cert. den., 113 S.Ct. 304 (1992).
-Respondent's Brief in Opposition to Petition for Certiorari in Fields v. Durham, 909 F.2d 94 (4th Cir. 1990), reh. den., cert. den., 111 S.Ct. 786 (1991).
-Petition for Certiorari, Reply Memorandum and Supplemental Brief (in response to brief of the Solicitor General) in Kolkhorst v. Tilghman, 897 F.2d 1282 (4th Cir. 1990), cert. den., 112 S.Ct. 865 (1992).