Philip C. Dales

Phil Dales is a Partner with Liff, Walsh & Simmons and a member of the firm’s Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Practice Groups. He assists clients with comprehensive and general zoning matters, including rezonings, variances, special exceptions, planned development applications and planning. He also counsels clients with administrative law and real property issues related to environmental compliance, building permits, and commercial landlord tenant disputes. He has obtained favorable decisions for clients from the Circuit Court to the Court of Appeals, Maryland's highest court.

Phil holds a BA in English and Economics from Washington and Lee University, a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning from University of Virginia and obtained his J.D. from University of Maryland School of Law in 2013.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

-- Briefed and argued for Respondent Chipotle Mexican Grill of Colorado, the case of A Guy Named Moe v. Chipotle Mexican Grill of Colorado, No. 56, Sept. Term, 2015 (decided April 26, 2016) before the Maryland Court of Appeals (Maryland's highest court).

-- Briefed and argued for Petitioner Boone’s Estates, Inc., the case of Anne Arundel County v. Harwood Civic Association, et al., 422 Md. 595, 113 A.3d 672 (2015), before the Maryland Court of Appeals (Maryland's highest court).

 

    Education

    • University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 2013)
    • University of Virginia (M.U.E.P in Urban Planning, 2010)
    • Washington and Lee University (B.A. in English and Economics, 2004)