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Paul A. Tiburzi

Paul A. Tiburzi

Senior Counsel



Paul Tiburzi focuses his practice on public law, sports law and administrative litigation matters.

Paul has served as Maryland legislative counsel to many Fortune 500 companies. He has appeared before most of Maryland's administrative agencies and has handled appellate litigation arising from administrative decisions. He has counseled clients, including professional sports teams, on political and financing issues related to the development and use of stadiums and sports venues.

Paul has taken the lead in representing the Maryland Tort Reform Coalition, a group of Maryland employers seeking to support Maryland's positive civil liability laws. The coalition includes McCormick, MedStar Health, T. Rowe Price, Johns Hopkins Medicine, LifeBridge Health and BGE.

For many years Paul served as managing partner of the firm's Baltimore office.

Bar admissionsMaryland
  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law 1980
    Order of the Coif, Editor in Chief of the Maryland Law Review
  • B.A., Loyola University Maryland 1977


The University of Maryland Carey School of Law selected and gave Paul the Law School’s Distinguished Graduate of the Year Award for 2023.

Paul has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® every year since 2006 for his work in Administrative / Regulatory Law and
Government Relations Practice. He was named the Best Lawyers 2014 and 2018 Baltimore Government Relations Practice Lawyer of the Year. This accolade is only granted to a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area.

Paul has repeatedly been honored by the Maryland Daily Record. In both 2019 and 2008, the Maryland Daily Record named him one of its Influential Marylanders, chosen for that list on the basis of influence, prominence, achievement and community involvement. In 2013, he received the Maryland Daily Record's award for Most Admired CEO for his leadership of the firm's Baltimore office. In 2005, Paul received the Maryland Daily Record's Leadership in the Law honor, acknowledging the outstanding nature of his practice and his leadership in the Maryland legal community. He was then selected by the other 2005 Leaders in Law to receive the Top Leadership in Law Award for 2005.

Paul has been named among Baltimore's Legal Elite by Baltimore SmartCEO magazine and named a Maryland Super Lawyer.


Paul has had articles on public law issues published in the Maryland Law Review, the University of Baltimore Law Review, the Maryland Bar Journal, The Daily Record as well as in continuing legal education materials.

  • "Paul A. Tiburzi: Working for a Greater Baltimore," The Daily Record, May 23, 2019
  • "New GBC chair to focus on Pimlico, the Convention Center and Baltimore's image," The Baltimore Sun, June 3, 2018
  • "On Government: General Assembly Authorizes Unsolicited Procurement Proposals," The Daily Record, June 24, 2002
  • "On Government: General Assembly Amends The Public Ethics Law Yet Again," The Daily Record, May 6, 2002
  • "On Government: Significant Changes Ahead in Maryland's Public Ethics Law," The Daily Record, October 2, 2001
  • "On Government: Renewing the Call for Regulatory Reform," The Daily Record, July 24, 2001
  • "General Assembly Allows Employers to Conduct On-Site Drug Testing," The Daily Record, May 26, 2001


Paul lectures on public law issues and has spoken before the American Planning Association, the Maryland Association of Counties, the Maryland Municipal League and other organizations.

Media Mentions

  • "Could a professional outdoor soccer team come to Baltimore? Many hope the city could support one," The Baltimore Sun, June 26, 2019
  • "Paul A. Tiburzi: Working for a Greater Baltimore," The Daily Record, May 23, 2019
  • "Nancy Greene, Paul Tiburzi selected to national list of influential attorneys," Baltimore Business Journal, July 2, 2018
  • "Greater Baltimore Committee Chair Tiburzi promises Preakness will stay in Baltimore," Baltimore Business Journal, May 15, 2018
  • "Greater Baltimore Committee holds annual meeting Monday," The Baltimore Sun, May 14, 2018

Clerk Experience

  • Harrison L. Winter, Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Civic and Charitable

Paul's public service experience is highlighted by his having served as chairman of the Camden Yards Sports and Entertainment Commission, and as chairman of the Commission to Revise Maryland's Administrative Procedure Act. He has served on the Transition Teams for the Mayor of Baltimore, two Maryland Attorneys General and two Governors of Maryland.

Paul served on Governor William Donald Schaefer's transition team, where he handled all insurance issues for the governor and drafted several bills that were included in the governor's first legislative package enacted into law. He also served as a member of the governor's Task Force on Regulatory Reform, the governor's Task Force on Procurement Law and the governor's Task Force on Self-Insurance, and as chairman of the governor's Task Force on Animal Testing. Paul served on the General Assembly's Code Revision Committees which revised and updated Maryland's Public Ethics Law and the Public Service Commission Law.

From 2017 to 2020, Paul served as Chairman of the Greater Baltimore Committee, the Baltimore region's most important business advocacy group, and continues as Immediate Past Chair. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and is a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland School of Law.



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