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  • Law clerk to the Honorable Patrick L. Woodward of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland
  • Law clerk to the Honorable W. Michel Pierson of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City


University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 2008, cum laude

  • Certificate in Environmental Law

Tufts University, B.A., History, 2005, summa cum laude

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Minor in Political Science

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Maryland
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Phillip A. Hummel

ph: 301.961.5149
7200 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Phillip A. Hummel is a Partner in the firm’s Land Use/Zoning Practice. He focuses his practice in the areas of zoning, planning, entitlements, permitting, and other land use regulation issues, and has experience in representing clients before a wide range of state and local agencies, as well as before Maryland state courts.

Phillip’s clients include residential and commercial real estate developers, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, museums, senior living facilities, and other institutional property owners. He has particular experience with mixed-use projects, infill redevelopment, and public/private partnerships.  He also routinely assists clients with due diligence research and provides counsel on all aspects of the entitlement process from master planning to permitting. Phillip also has significant litigation experience, having represented numerous clients in post-approval disputes arising from legislative action and administrative decisions.    

Phillip is an active member of Montgomery County’s business and real estate communities. He has developed valuable relationships with peers in a wide range of disciplines through his involvement with the Urban Land Institute’s Regional Land Use Leadership Institute and the Emerging Leaders Program of Leadership Montgomery. He also routinely interacts with officials and staff of state, county, and municipal land use authorities.

Before joining Linowes and Blocher, Phillip clerked for the Honorable W. Michel Pierson of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and the Honorable Patrick L. Woodward of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. While in law school, he worked in the Land Use Division of the City of Baltimore Department of Law, where he focused on eminent domain and legislative advice. He is also the Assistant Principal Cellist of the Symphony of the Potomac and has been involved with the ensemble since 2009.

Significant Projects

  • Expansion of Suburban Hospital, Bethesda
  • Redevelopment of Mid-Pike Plaza-Pike & Rose, North Bethesda
  • Redevelopment of North Bethesda Gateway, North Bethesda
  • Redevelopment of the Grosvenor/Wild Acres Property, Bethesda
  • Redevelopment of the Montgomery County Service Park/Shady Grove Station, Rockville
  • Development of Silver Spring Library Residences with significant affordable housing units, Silver Spring
  • Expansion of Glenstone Museum, Potomac
  • Signage improvements for Rockville Town Square, Rockville
  • Redevelopment of King Farm, Rockville
  • Redevelopment of Former Ourisman Ford Dealership, Bethesda
  • Development of Rockville Metro Plaza III, Rockville
  • Development of Shady Grove Neighborhood Center, Rockville
  • Development of Quarry Springs, Potomac

Professional Background

  • Linowes and Blocher LLP, Partner, 2018-Present
  • Linowes and Blocher LLP, Associate, 2010–2017
  • Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, Law Clerk to the Honorable Patrick L. Woodward, 2009–2010
  • Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Law Clerk to the Honorable W. Michel Pierson, 2008–2009
  • Articles Editor, University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class, 2007–2008

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Leadership Montgomery, Inaugural Class of the Emerging Leader Program, Member

Maryland State Bar Association, Member

Urban Land Institute (ULI), Member

Symphony of the Potomac, Assistant Principal Cellist