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A fourth generation resident of the Washington Metropolitan Area, Tim Dugan’s national and local developer and institutional 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 in most of the Maryland counties and cities.

Burtonsville Town Square Shopping Center

DANAC Stiles Corporate Campus and Camden Shady Grove

LCOR North Bethesda Center

Fox Hill Bethesda and Sunrise Fox Hill

Brightview West End

Westbard Self Storage

In collaboration with the other development team members, Tim presses for prompt and fair governmental determinations.  An experienced land use and real estate attorney for over 30 years, Tim not only regularly appears before governmental agencies and community organizations, he also negotiates a variety of agreements necessary to implement his clients’ entitlements.  Tim also appears before the Maryland appellate and circuit courts and is a member of the Firm’s litigation entitlement team.

Tim has been the chair of the Firm’s Zoning and Land Use Practice Group for the past 17 years.  He is actively involved with the Maryland State Bar Association, in his capacities as: (1) 2018‑2019 Secretary/Treasurer of the Real Property Section Council; (2) 2017‑2018 Co‑Chair of the Advanced Real Property Institute Program Committee; (3) Chair of the Land Use Committee; and (4) Chair of the Land Use Institute.  Tim is a member of the Friends of White Flint Board of Directors, an organization devoted to supporting the redevelopment of the White Flint area of Montgomery County.  He serves on the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board, an advisory board for the Montgomery County Council and the Montgomery County Executive.  He is a member of the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, and serves on its Economic Development and Government Affairs Committee.  As an active member of the Case Studies Committee for the Urban Land Institute, Tim chaired two recent case studies:  Camden Shady Grove’s multi family mixed use project and Brightview West End’s senior multi family mixed use project.  He is a member of the Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance, which advocates for more projects and funding for public transit and roadways in suburban Maryland.  Formerly, Tim served on the Maryland State Highway Administration’s Land Use Expert Panel for the Inter County Connector, and the Maryland‑National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Transportation Policy Task Force. 

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

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Maryland State Bar Association, Real Property Section
    • Secretary/Treasurer
    • Chair of the Advanced Real Property Institute
    • Chair of the Land Use Institute Symposium
    • Chair of the Land Use Committee
  • Friends of White Flint Board of Directors
  • Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board
  • Urban Land Institute Case Studies Committee
  • Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance
  • Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
  • President, 2016‑2017, The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Washington, D.C.
  • Leadership Montgomery Inaugural Class
  • Maryland Building Industry Association (Life Director)
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
  • Georgetown Preparatory School Alumni Association
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Alumni Association
  • William and Mary Law School Alumni Association
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2020


News & Events


Three Shulman Rogers Attorneys to Present at the 2019 Advanced Real Property Institute in November 2019

August 21, 2019

Widely recognized for their experience and leadership in the legal community, Shulman Rogers attorneys Timothy Dugan, Sarah Cline and Michael Lichtenstein will all serve as presenters at the Maryland State Bar Association’s 2019 Advanced Real Property Institute on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel in Columbia, Maryland.

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