Vermont Law School, J.D., Environmental Law, 1990

University of New Hampshire, B.S., Concentration in Environmental Policy and Resource Economics, 1985

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Maryland
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Charles R. Schaller

ph: 443.949.3793
One Park Place
Suite 585
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Charles R. Schaller is a Partner practicing in the Environmental and Energy Group whose focus is primarily on hazardous waste, water pollution, storm water management, endangered species, wetlands and critical area issues affecting the Chesapeake Bay. Mr. Schaller concentrates on matters involving business and project development throughout Maryland and Delaware. Mr. Schaller’s practices include representing clients before state, federal and local administrative agencies in regulatory enforcement actions and permitting matters as well as litigation before state and federal courts. Mr. Schaller also advises clients in regulatory compliance and environmental issues arising out of business and real estate transactions.

Mr. Schaller's environmental and natural resource law experience includes successfully defending clients in administrative and civil regulatory enforcement actions involving such areas as hazardous waste and water pollution cases. Mr. Schaller's experience also involves securing regulatory authorizations for projects involving air emissions, wastewater discharges, solid waste, hazardous waste, and impacts to endangered species habitat and tidal and non-tidal wetlands.

A portion of Mr. Schaller's practice involves issues associated with development and approvals for electric power generating stations. This practice includes drafting agreements, appearing before regulatory agencies and advocating before legislative bodies.

Significant Projects


Maryland Board of Public Works v. K.Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Kent Island, LLC, 443 Md. 199 (2015)

Maryland Board of Public Works v. K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons, 425 Md. 482 (2012)

Para v. 1691 Limited Partnership, 211 Md. App. 335 (2013)

Rogers v. Eastport Yachting Center, LLC, 408 Md.737 (2009)

Becker v. Anne Arundel County, 174 Md. App. 114, 920 A2d 1118 (2007)

Bennett v. Zelinsky, 163 Md. App. 292 (2005)

In Re:  Allen Family Foods, Inc. – EPA Docket No. CWA-3-2001-002 EPA ALJ Lexis 15 (2002)

Centerior Service Company v. Acme Scrap Iron & Metal Corp., et al., 153 F.3d 344 (6th Cir. 1998)

Stansbury v. Jones, 372 Md. 172, 812 A2d 12 (2002)

Holiday Point Marina Partners v. Anne Arundel County, 349 Md. 190, 707 A2d 829 (1998)

Holiday Point Marina Partners v. Anne Arundel County, 107 Md. App. 160, 666 A2d 1332 (1995)

Mona v. Citizens Bank and Trust Co. of Marylandet al., 143 B.R. 375 (1992)

Professional Background

  • Linowes and Blocher LLP, Partner, 2008 - Present
  • Schaller & Gorski, L.L.P., Partner, 1997 - 2008
  • Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., Associate, 1993 - 1997
  • Graham & James, Associate, 1990 - 1993

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Anne Arundel Bar Association

American Bar Association

Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce

Marine Trades Association of Maryland

DelMarva Poultry Industry

Eastport Yacht Club, Ltd.