Legal Department


The mission of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is to provide cost effective legal advice and representation of the highest quality to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission as a corporate entity. The Primary focus of the work program is providing proactive counsel, preventive advice, and early intervention to support decision-makers with a clear picture of all their lawful options.


Under the direction of the General Counsel, the OGC provides a comprehensive program of legal services to the Commission, supporting virtually every facet of the Commission’s work program including, but not limited to:

  • Advocating on the Commission’s behalf in litigation before State and Federal courts
  • Guiding the Commission’s internal corporate operations
  • Advising Commission staff and the Planning Boards concerning their regulatory responsibilities
  • Participating in cross-functional teams to develop creative solutions to challenges facing the Commission

Work Programs

  • Corporate Governance
  • Legislation
  • Litigation
  • Transactions
  • Land-Use and Planning

Service of Process

Service of Process should be made to the General Counsel at the address listed above by appointment.