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Timothy Dugan
12505 Park Potomac Avenue
6th Floor
Potomac, MD 20854
F (301) 230-2891
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Tim Dugan's national and local developer clients rely on him to navigate their mixed-use, commercial, residential, retail, and industrial projects through the often complicated and lengthy zoning, land use and subdivision processes.  Tim represents clients most frequently in Montgomery County, the City of Rockville, and the City of Gaithersburg, although he works in many other suburban Maryland jurisdictions. 

Tim is known for diplomatically pressing for prompt and fair governmental determinations, and for collaborating with other development team members to keep projects on schedule.  As an experienced land use and real estate attorney for over 30 years, Tim is accustomed to negotiating a variety of agreements necessary to implement his clients' entitlements.  As a member of the Firm's real estate transaction team, he negotiates entitlement related issues in land and developed property transactions.  Tim has represented his clients in appellate litigation before the Maryland appellate and circuit courts, and is a member of the Firm's litigation entitlement team. 

Tim has chaired the Firm's Zoning and Land Use Practice Group for the past 14 years and serves or has served on a variety of Maryland and local zoning and land use related committees and panels.  He served on the Maryland State Highway Administration's Land Use Expert Panel for the Intercounty Connector (ICC).  He was a member of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's (M-NCPPC) Transportation Policy Task Force.  He was a member of the M-NCPPC White Flint Sector Plan Advisory Group. Tim was recently appointed as Counsel for the Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Urban Land Institute Washington Case Studies Committee.  

Tim is licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.  



Case Studies

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Montgomery County Chapter of the Maryland Building Industry Association (Life Director)
  • Frederick County Building Industry Association
  • Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance
  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Montgomery
  • Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Real Property Section and Co-Chair of the Advanced Real Property Institute 
  • Friends of White Flint, Board of Directors 
  • College of William and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1983, J.D.
  • Georgetown University, 1986, M.A.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1976, B.S.
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia