Vermont Law School, J.D., 2005, cum laude

Vermont Law School, M.S. in Environmental Law, 2005, cum laude

University of Maryland, B.S., 2001

University of Maryland, B.A., 2001

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
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Heather Dlhopolsky

ph: 301.961.5270
7200 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Heather Dlhopolsky is a partner in the firm's Land Use/Zoning practice group. Ms. Dlhopolsky's practice focuses on all matters relating to zoning, subdivision, site plan, and other land use-related issues in Montgomery, Prince George's and Charles Counties in Maryland.

Ms. Dlhopolsky appears before the Montgomery County and Prince George's County Planning Boards and Charles County Planning Commission, as well as the Montgomery County Board of Appeals and Hearing Examiner, Montgomery County and Prince George's County Circuit Courts, and Montgomery District Court.

She is extensively involved in the community, primarily focused on the Bethesda-Chevy Chase region, and is the past Chair of The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce and former Chair of the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board, among other organizations. Ms. Dlhopolsky recently chaired the Montgomery County Nighttime Economy Task Force, a Task Force appointed by the County Executive to recommend ways to improve the nighttime economy for residents, employees, and visitors and to support nighttime businesses in the County. She is also actively involved in pro bono legal work in the Montgomery County community.

Significant Projects

Significant Projects

1150 Ripley (Solaire Metro Apartments)
4990 Fairmont
8300 Wisconsin Avenue
Bainbridge-Bethesda (The Monty)
Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring
Holy Cross Hospital, Germantown
Studio Plaza

Honors & Distinctions

  • Named 2014 Greater Washington Legal Champion in the “Rising Stars” category by the Washington Business Journal
  • Selected as a Maryland Rising Star for 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Super Lawyers
  • Selected as "Up and Comer" by Bethesda magazine, May/June 2013
  • Recipient of the 2013 Judge Robert M. Bell Maryland Pro Bono Service Award
  • Selected as VIP (Very Important Professional, Successful Before 40) by The Daily Record (2012)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Maryland Gamma Chapter

Professional Background

  • Linowes and Blocher LLP, Associate, 2006-2013; Legal Intern, 2005
  • Hyatt, Peters & Weber, LLP, Associate, 2005-2006


Affiliations & Community Involvement

The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce

  • Chair, 2015-2016
  • Chair-Elect, 2014-2015
  • Co-Chair, Economic Development and Government Relations Committee, 2013-2014
  • Vice President, Economic Development and Government Affairs, 2011-2013
  • Co-Chair, Economic Development and Government Relations Committee, 2009-2011
  • Chairman, Parking and Transportation Committee, 2008-2009
  • Board of Directors, 2008-2013, 2014-Present

Montgomery County Office Market Working Group

  • Member, 2015-2016

Montgomery County Nighttime Economy Task Force

  • Chair, 2013

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Maryland Suburban Chapter

  • Member, 2011-Present
  • Past President, 2014
  • President, 2013
  • President Elect, 2012
  • Director and Community Service Chair, 2011-2012

Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board

  • Chair, 2012
  • Vice Chair, 2011
  • Board Member, 2009-2014
  • Chair, Land Use Committee, 2009-2011

Urban Land Institute

  • Member, 2015-Present

Montgomery Women

  • Member, 2015-Present

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, Maryland

  • Board Member, 2012-2013

Purple Line Now

  • Board Member, 2008-2012

Washington, DC Vermont Law School Alumni Association

  • Board Member, 2012
  • President, 2007-2011

Maryland State Bar Association