L. Teri Spradlin-Dahn

Teri Spradlin-Dahn was born in Baltimore, Maryland, where her father served as a Captain in the U.S. Merchant Marines on large container vessels sailing into and out of the port of Baltimore.  She spent a great deal of her childhood aboard ship when in port, and traveling to other cities to greet ships or launches upon arrival.  Later, two of her brothers would follow suit in the maritime industry, so when it came time to decide on a law school, Tulane was a natural choice because of its world-renown maritime law program.  Ms. Spradlin-Dahn completed an additional 30-hours of coursework to earn a Maritime Law certificate from Tulane, in addition to her juris doctor degree.

After practicing law for more than a decade, Ms. Spradlin-Dahn began working on construction and procurement matters that emphasized the environment and sustainable energy.  In 2009, she became the fourteenth attorney in Maryland to be designated as a LEED AP, by the United States Green Building Council. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is a nationally accepted rating and certification system for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings. This designation signifies that Ms. Spradlin-Dahn possesses the knowledge and skills to administer the LEED certification process used to implement green building practices, and advise clients on the many incentive-based and regulatory requirements pertaining to green building.

In addition to construction matters, Ms. Spradlin-Dahn represents clients in the areas of sustainable energy, particularly wind and solar.  Her expertise in the area of maritime law and particularly the Jones Act, makes her uniquely qualified to counsel and advise wind energy clients planning to traverse and install offshore wind farms in U.S. waters.

In order to better serve solar energy clients, Ms. Spradlin-Dahn successfully sat for the Florida bar exam in 2011, and travels between Maryland and Florida to meet those clients’ needs.  Ms. Spradlin-Dahn’s Maryland and Florida practices also include all aspects of corporate law, business law, estate planning, wealth management and asset protection planning.

Ms. Spradlin-Dahn is active in the community and serves on a number of community and professional boards, including those of various bar associations.

Education

  • Tulane University School of Law (J.D.) (Maritime Law Certificate)
  • University of Maryland (B.A.)
  • University of Virginia (National Trial Advocacy College)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (LEED AP)

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association (Construction/Procurement/Green building divisions)
  • Maryland State Bar Association (Treasurer 2011-2012, Construction Law Section)
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association (Board of Trustees, 2011-2012; Bar Weekend Chair, 2010-2011)
  • Judicial Nominating Committee for Anne Arundel County (2011-2015)
  • James C. Cawood, Jr. Inn of Court (Trustee, 2002-2004; Secretary, 2007-2008)
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland (Anne Arundel County Chapter President, 2008-2009; Secretary, 2006-2008)
  • James C. Cawood, Jr. Inn of Court