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

Morehouse College, B.A., 1976

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

ph: 443.949.3792
One Park Place
Suite 585
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Midgett S. Parker is a partner in the Firm’s Annapolis office.   While Midgett works primarily on land use and zoning matters in Prince George’s County, Maryland, his practice involves serving as outside counsel to a variety of clients in multiple jurisdictions on a broad range of issues from government relations, business transactions, land acquisition, to internal operations.  His clients include land owners, real property developers, business owners, non-profit & religious institutions, and a public housing authority. 

Midgett has handled numerous major land use cases before local development review agencies, zoning officials, planning boards, commissions, and county councils.  He has extensive knowledge and experience in helping clients successfully maneuver the complexities of land use processes through all three branches of government.   He has interfaced with federal, state and local officials on matters as diverse as real property tax exemption legislation, environmental matters, storm water fee policies, affordable housing initiatives, and best practices in land use regulations.

Midgett is a proven consensus builder with a passion for his clients’ interests.  He serves as a counselor and advisor to his clients.  He is a seasoned advocate for his clients’ goals and aspirations.  His interpersonal skills combined with a positive attitude for success facilitates his clients being able to see their dreams turn into reality.    

Midgett is actively involved in the faith, economic empowerment, and the environmental communities.  A sample of the organizations that he has served during the course of his career include the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Advisory Board; Collective Empowerment Group (a national movement of Churches primarily in African American communities); Christianity Today International magazine Editorial Advisory Board; Chesapeake Bay Trust; Annapolis Economic Development Corporation; Queen Anne’s County Economic Development Incentive Fund; and the Prince George’s Family Crisis Center.   Through these local, State, national, and international organizations Midgett has developed strong relationships and insight into various cultures that enhance his skills as a consensus builder.  In addition he has been appointed and served the Prince George’s County government in helping to develop legislation and programs for moderately priced dwelling unit requirements in land use laws and stormwater management fee alternative compliance programs for houses of worship.

Midgett has obtained and maintained the highest peer review rating (AV) in the legal profession from Martindale Hubbell.

Significant Projects

  • Served as legal counsel for First Baptist Church of Highland Park in the financing and construction phases of its new sanctuary on Sheriff Road, Prince George’s County.
  • Served as legal counsel for Victory Christian Ministries International in its financing and construction phases of its newest sanctuary located in Woodbridge, VA.
  • Served as legal counsel for Beth Shalom African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in its relocation from the District of Columbia and its acquisition, reconstruction of an existing building, and financing of its sanctuary located in Camp Springs, Maryland.
  • Served as legal counsel for Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in its relocation from the District of Columbia and its acquisition of real property, land use approval, adoptive reuse of a former retail store, and financing for its sanctuary in Temple Hills, Maryland.
  • Served as legal counsel for Hemingway Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church in its acquisition, financing, development, and activities at its location in District Heights, Maryland.
  • Served as legal counsel to First Christian Community Church of Annapolis in its financing and construction of its campus in Anne Arundel County.
  • Served as legal counsel for Kettering Baptist Church in its financing and construction phase for its sanctuary.
  • Served as legal counsel for Saint Mary Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church in its site acquisition, zoning and land use approval process in the relocation of their Church from the District of Columbia to Hyattsville, Maryland.
  • Served as legal counsel for Debre Genet Medhane Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church in its zoning and site plan approval for its sanctuary in Temple Hills, Maryland.
  • Obtained zoning, subdivision, and site plan approval for the 55+ acre tract for the Greater Morning Star Pentecostal Church, Largo, Maryland,  Served as legal counsel for the Church in all phases of its acquisition, zoning, subdivision, permits, and all entitlement approvals, financing, construction contracts, dispute resolution for its sanctuary. 
  • Obtained site plan approval for the completion of the largest Hindu Temple in North America, Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, Maryland. Continues to serve as outside general counsel on various legal matters of the Temple.
  • Obtained zoning and subdivision for the 90+ acre tract which became the home of Greater Mount Nebo African Methodist Episcopal Church, Bowie, Maryland, Served as legal counsel for the Church in its acquisition of real property, entitlements, through construction financing of its campus.
  • Obtained zoning and subdivision for the 33± acre tract for the Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church, Fort Washington, Maryland. Served as legal counsel for the Church in its financing, planning, and construction phases in the building of its sanctuary and campus.
  • Obtained zoning and subdivision approvals for the 325± acre tract known as Summerfield in Landover, Maryland, creating a multi-family and townhouse community north of and adjacent to the Morgan Boulevard Metro Station.
  • Obtained zoning and subdivision approvals for Spectrum 95, Landover, Maryland. 125± acre tract for planned industrial employment park.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV; highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards, 1995 to Present
  • Named a Leading Lawyer by Whats Up Annapolis magazine for being a top business lawyer in Anne Arundel County, each year since the inaugural year 2011 to present
  • Awarded the 2014 Man Ambassador Award from the WETATi international organization, Women Empowered To Achieve The impossible.
  • 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
  • Awarded the 2014 Drum Major Award by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner Committee, for civic activism on behalf of  underprivileged communities in Anne Arundel County.

Professional Background

  • Linowes and Blocher LLP, Partner, 1997 - Present
  • Fossett & Brugger, Chartered, 1984 - 1997
  • Officer, United States Army, 1976 -1984
  • Operations and Training Officer, 1st Army Headquarters, Ft. Meade, MD 1980 – 1984
  • Air Defense Artillery Missile Battery Commander, NATO Germany, 1978-1980
  • Air Defense Artillery Missile Tactical Control Officer, NATO, Germany 1976 -1978   

Affiliations & Community Involvement

  • Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable, 2016 to present, Affiliate Member
  • Christianity Today International, Editorial Advisory Board, 2009 to present          
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center,
    • Advisory Board, 2005 to present,                       
    • Chair    2007 – 2010 
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust,1999 to 2007
    • Appointed by Governor Parris Glendenning
    • Re-appointed by Governor Ehrlich
    • Chair 2004 -2007 
  • Maryland National-Capital Building Industry Association, 1998 to present
    • Chair, Minority Recruitment Committee, 1991-2001
    • Chair, Legal Action Committee, 1998 - 2000 
  • Maryland Bar Foundation, Fellow,1995 to Present
  • Collective Empowerment Group, outside general counsel, 1993 to present 
  • J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, Member, 1985 to present
    • Chair, Judicial Nominating Committee 1991 – 2005
    • President 1989 – 1990
  • NAACP, Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties, Life Member
  • Queen Anne’s County Economic Development, 2013 to 2016
    • Incentive Fund Commission, Vice Chair           
  • Annapolis Economic Development Corporation, Chair, 2010 to 2012
  • Governor’s Commission for Protecting the Chesapeake Bay, 2005 to 2006
    • Through Sustainable Forestry        
  • Maryland State Bar, Character Committee, 1999 to 2002 
    • Appointed by the Maryland Court of Appeals, 1990 to 1996
  • Maryland Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission, 1995 to 2002
    • Appointed by Governor Parris Glendenning          
  • University of Maryland School of Law, Board of Visitors, 1994 to 1996
  • Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education, 1992 to 1994
  • of Lawyers, Inc. (MICPEL), Board of Directors
  • The Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, 1991 to 1995
    • Attorney Advisor, Conditional Diversion Agreements
    • Review Board, 1992-1995
    • Inquiry Panel, 1991- 1992       
  • Family Crisis Center for Prince George’s County, Board of Directors, 1990 to 1992
  • Ardmore Development Center, Inc., Board of Directors, 1987 to 1990          
  • Prince George’s County Bar Association,  Past Board Member, 1985 to 2006