Maurice "Maury" Levy  is a skilled but corrupt defense attorney and was kept on retainer by the Barksdale organization, representing the organization's members at trials and advising Avon Barksdale and Russell "Stringer" Bell on how to avoid investigations for drug trafficking. Levy is presented as extremely corrupt and unscrupulous, willing to aid his clients in furtherance of their criminal activity, even reccomending the cold blooded murder of any potentioal witnesses. Levy serves as a major and secondary antagonist to the Major Crime Unit through out every season of the HBO series The Wire.