University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1989, with honors

Duke University, Master of Environmental Management, 1979

Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 1977

Bar & Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
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David M. Plott

ph: 443.949.3790
One Park Place
Suite 585
Annapolis, MD 21401
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David M. Plott is a Partner and is head of the firm's Annapolis Practice Group. His practice concentrates on land use, environmental and administrative law. He represents regional and national builders, developers, non-profit organizations and property owners before State and local administrative agencies, boards, and legislative bodies. He represents clients in appeals of administrative decisions before state courts. Mr. Plott has particular expertise in the laws and regulations relating to the Chesapeake Bay and riparian rights. He also handles rezonings, special exceptions and variances, subdivision and site plan approvals, Critical Area reclassifications, zoning text amendments and other land use matters. A representative listing of Mr. Plott’s clients includes commercial developers as well as senior housing, nursing homes, private schools and residential developers.

Mr. Plott has written and lectured extensively on environmental and land use policies and regulations. He served as Chairman of the Board for the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. He has participated in the preparation of legislation regarding growth management, forest conservation, vested rights and the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area. Before joining Linowes and Blocher, he previously worked as a natural resources planner for the State of Maryland.

Significant Projects

110 Compromise Street

Annapolis Yacht Club

BQ Energy

Brookfield Homes

BWI Airport Fast Park


Coscan/Adler Limited Partnership

Elm Street Development, Inc.

First Centrum Corporation

Genesis Healthcare Corporation

Homeport Farm LLLP

Koch Homes

Lennar Multifamily Communities, LLC

Papa John’s USA, Inc.

PreFlight Parking

Ryan Homes

Ryland Homes

Southern Maryland Oil

The Nature Conservancy

The Shelter Group

Urban Growth Property Trust

Walmart Stores, Inc.

Williamsburg Homes

Winchester Homes

Honors & Distinctions

  • Anne Arundel County General Development Plan Steering Committee, Vice Chairman
  • Anne Arundel County Home Builders Association Award
  • Department of State Planning Certificate of Commendation
  • Maryland Planning Association Award for Public Education

Professional Background

  • Linowes and Blocher LLP, Partner, 1999-Present; Associate, 1989-1998
  • Maryland Department of State Planning, Natural Resources Planner, 1982-1989

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce

  • Chairman, 2012-2014
  • General Counsel and Vice Chairman

Anne Arundel County Bar Association

Maryland Building Industry Association, Member, Board of Directors, Anne Arundel County Chapter

Leadership Anne Arundel

Maryland Bar Association, Member, Environmental Law Section