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Joel D. Rozner is a partner at RWL and former chair of the firm’s Government Relations and Lobbying practice group.  He focuses his expertise on government relations in Annapolis and Prince George’s County. 

Joel was elected three times to the Prince George’s Democratic Central Committee.  He served seven years as People’s Zoning Counsel for Prince George’s County and also as Chief of Staff for then County Executive Parris N. Glendening who was later elected Governor.  Joel was the Governor’s appointee to the Commission on Lobbyist Ethics.

In his practice, Joel has represented a wide range of clients including the Washington Redskins in their successful move to Prince George’s County and also was the lead lobbyist in gaining necessary approvals for Dominion’s LNG export facility in Southern Maryland, which to date is the state’s largest capital project.  He was instrumental in gaining approval for one of the two offshore wind projects in Maryland and gaining legislative approvals for groundbreaking personal delivery devices for Federal Express.

Having participated in and managed numerous political campaigns, he is also primarily responsible for development of the firm’s legislative strategy.


  • Recipient of Maryland Government Relations Association’s Outstanding Colleague Award (2019)
  • Appointed by Governor Glendening to Celebration 2000, and was the Governor’s appointee to the Commission on Lobbyists Ethics