Georgetown University, M.A., 1986

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

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S., 1976

Bar & Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1984
  • Maryland, 1984
  • Virginia, 1983
  • Maryland Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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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.

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 is actively involved with the Maryland State Bar Association, in his capacities as: (1) 2019-2020 Vice Chair of the Real Property Section Council; (2) a 2019 Member and Presenter for the Advanced Real Property Institute Program Committee; (3) Member of the Land Use Committee; and (4) a Member of  the Land Use Institute. He is a member of two Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission Study Groups: (1) Transportation Impact Study Working Group; and (2) Schools Technical Advisory Team. Tim is also a member of the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, and serves on its Economic Development and Government Affairs Committee.

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


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

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


  • Represented several senior housing developers in successfully navigating the entitlements processes and interacting with the community representatives.
  • 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.

Published Articles

Speaking Engagements

Professional & Community Affiliations


  • Chair, Case Studies Committee
  • Member ULI's D.C. management committee

Maryland State Bar Association

  • Real Property Section Council Vice Chair
  • Advanced Real Property program member
  • Land Use Institute program member

Montgomery County Bar Association

Bethesda Chamber of Commerce

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

Alumni Associations

  • Georgetown Prep alumni
  • William and Mary Law alumni
  • Georgetown University alumni
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill alumni

Maryland Building Industry Association


Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Montgomery

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

  • Schools Technical Advisory Team
  • Transportation Impact Study Working Group

Beyond the Suit

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