Timothy Dugan
t: 703.526.5583
f: 703.525.2207


A fourth generation Washingtonian, 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 zoning regulations, land use regulations, and the often complicated and lengthy processes necessary to develop or redevelop their properties. Tim represents clients in Northern Virginia and the Maryland suburbs.

In collaboration with the other development team members, Tim presses for prompt and fair governmental determinations. An experienced real estate and land use 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 is actively involved with the Maryland State Bar Association, in his capacities as:

(1) 2021-2022 Member of the Maryland State Bar Association Board of Governors (2) 2020-2021 Chair of the Real Property Section Council; (3) a 2021 Member and Presenter for the Land Use Institute; (4) Member of the Land Use Committee; and (5) Member of the Advanced Real Property Institute.

He is the former chair of the Case Studies Committee of the Washington, D.C. Urban Land Institute. He is a member of the Arlington County Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar Association.

He serves on the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance Board of Directors.

He is a member of: (1) NAIOP: Northern Virginia and D.C. / Maryland (2) Northern Virginia Building Industry Association; (3) Maryland Building Industry Association; (4) Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; and (5) Montgomery County Leadership Montgomery.

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

Beyond the Suit

Outside of the office, Tim enjoys running, reading, playing tennis and spending time with his family.


  • Represented senior housing developers in successfully navigating the entitlements processes and interacting with the community.
  • Represented developers involving mixed use projects that developed over twenty years, including rezoning a land area to the highest density in the master plan and recovering a transit station to the site.

Bar and Court Admissions

Virginia, 1983

Maryland, 1984

District of Columbia, 1984

Maryland Court of Appeals

U.S. Supreme Court


Georgetown University, M.A., 1986

William and Mary School of Law, J.D., 1983

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S., Business Administration & Accounting, 1976

Awards and Honors

Arlington Magazine, Top Attorney – Land Use/Zoning, 2021

Best Lawyers in America, Land Use and Zoning Law, 2020-2024

Bethesda Magazine, Top Attorney – Land Use/Zoning, 2019


ULI Washington, D.C.

  • 2019-2020 Chair, Case Studies Committee
  • Member Case Studies Committee
  • Member Management Committee

Maryland State Bar Association

  • Real Property Section Council 2020-2021 Chair
  • Land Use Institute presenter and program member
  • Advanced Real Property Institute presenter and program member

Arlington County Bar Association

Montgomery County Bar Association

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

Alumni Associations

  • William and Mary Law
  • Georgetown University
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Georgetown Preparatory School

Maryland Building Industry Association

NAIOP, Northern Virginia and D.C./Maryland

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Montgomery