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
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.
- A Possible Avenue to Reach Judicial Review of a "Garden Variety" Administrative Decision Through Alleging Common Law Taxpayer StandingMaryland Bar Journal, November 2018
- Columbia, MD, November 7, 2019
- December 10, 2019
- October 16, 2019
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
- 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
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.