Practice Areas

Education

University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1985

Morehouse College, B.A., 1976

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Maryland
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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Midgett S. Parker, Jr.

Partner
ph: 443.949.3792
Annapolis
One Park Place
Suite 585
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Midgett S. Parker, Jr. is a Partner in the firm’s Annapolis, Maryland office. His practice involves counseling a variety of clients on a broad range of issues from government regulations to internal operations. He has won numerous major land use cases before local zoning officers, boards, commissions, and councils. Mr. Parker has lobbied federal, state and local officials on matters as diverse as tax legislation, affordable housing, and land use regulations.

Mr. Parker has provided legal counsel to business, church and developer clients in land acquisition, land use regulations, financing, construction contracts and dispute resolution in the construction process. He has also provided legal counsel to small businesses on choice of business entity, franchise review and finance. He has proven to be invaluable in building consensus among civic groups, businesses, and government agencies on many multi-million dollar projects. He frequently lectures on construction and financing, business law, and legal professionalism.

Mr. Parker is currently serving as outside general counsel to Greater Morning Star Pentecostal Church (GMSPC) located in Prince George's County, Maryland. He has assisted GMSPC in all phases of its $12 million construction program. He also serves as legal counsel to Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, the premier Hindu temple in the Washington DC Metropolitan area for over ten years. Mr. Parker served in the capacity of general counsel from 1989 to 2006 to the 15,000 member Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church of Fort Washington, MD through all phases of its $20 million church construction program.

His involvement within the Faith Community and other religious institutions includes legal representation through zoning and subdivision, permits and interaction with building inspectors, acquisition and financing, refinancing, tax exemption, arbitration of post construction claims, commission of the new facilities, and lobbying for legislation on improving the human conditions.

Significant Projects

Spectrum 95, Landover, Maryland, Zoning and subdivision of 125± acre tract

Summerfield, Landover, Maryland, Zoning and subdivision of 325± acre tract

Ebenezer AME Church, Fort Washington, Maryland, Zoning and subdivision of 33± acre tract, Borrower's Counsel on $10 million financing for new sanctuary

Greater Mount Nebo AME Church, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Acquisition, zoning and subdivision of 90+ acre tract, borrower's counsel on $16 million financing and construction of new sanctuary

Greater Morning Star Pentecostal Church, Largo, Maryland, Acquisition, zoning, subdivision, and all land approvals, financing, construction contracts, dispute resolution for a $25 million new sanctuary 

Honors & Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated; highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards
  • 2008 Recipient of The George Russell Award from the University of Maryland School of Law, for being a top business lawyer in Maryland
  • 2007 Bridge Builder Award - Black Chamber of Commerce, Anne Arundel County

Professional Background

  • Linowes and Blocher LLP, Partner, 1997 - Present
  • Fossett & Brugger, Chartered, Principal, 1985 - 1997
  • Officer, United States Army, 1976-1984
  •   -Missile Battery Commander, NATO Germany, 1976-1980  

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Queen Anne's County Economic Development Incentive Fund Commission

Christianity Today International's

  • Editorial Advisory Board, 2009 to Present

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 

  • Board of Advisors, 2005-Present
  • Chairman, Board of Advisors, 2007-2010

Chesapeake Bay Trust 

  • Chairman, 2004-2007
  • Board of Trustees, 1999 - 2007

Collective Empowerment Group of Prince George’s County, Inc.

  • Legal Counsel, 1994 - Present

Maryland Bar Foundation, Fellow, 1995 - Present

NAACP, Prince George’s County and Anne Arundel County, Life Member

Annapolis Economic Development Corporation

  • Chairman, Board of Directors 2010-2012

Governor's Commission for Protecting the Chesapeake Bay Through Sustainable Forestry, 2005-2006

Court of Appeals of Maryland

  • Character Committee, 1990-1996; 1999-2002

Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission, 1995 - 2002

Maryland National-Capital Building Industry Association 

  • Minority Recruitment Committee, Chair, 1999 - 2001
  • Legal Action Committee, Chair, 1998 - 2000

University of Maryland School of Law

  • Board of Visitors, 1994 -1996

The Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland

  • Review Board, 1992 - 1995
  • Inquiry Panel, 1991-1992

Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc. (MICPEL)

  • Board of Directors, 1992 - 1994

Family Crisis Center, Inc.

  • Board of Directors, 1990 - 1992

J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, Inc.

  • President, 1989 - 1990

Prince George’s County Bar Association

  • Board of Directors, 1987 - 1990

Ardmore Developmental Center, Inc.

  • Board of Directors, 1987 - 1990