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Joel D. Rozner

Joel D. Rozner


225 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

    Joel D. Rozner rejoined the firm as a Partner in 1998. Previously a partner in the firm from 1991 to 1994, Joel focuses his expertise on government relations in Annapolis and Prince George’s County and is the former chair of the firm’s extensive Government Relations and Lobbying practice.

    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. 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

    Practice Areas

    • Government Relations and Lobbying

    Bar Admissions

    • Maryland (1976)
    • Washington, D.C. (1978)


    Joel received his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he graduated in the top 13% of his class and was selected to be a member of the Heuisler Honor Society.  He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.

    Government Service

    • Chief of Staff, Parris N. Glendening, County Executive of Prince George’s County, Maryland (1988-1990)
    • People’s Zoning Counsel for Prince George’s County, Maryland (1985-1988)
    • Attorney to the Prince George’s County Personnel Board (1982-1985)
    • First Vice Chair, Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee (1986)
    • Maryland state joint task force on lobbying ethics (1994)
    • Transition Committee of Attorney General Brian Frosh (2012)
    • Vice Chair, Anne Arundel County Development Corporation Board of Directors (appointed by Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh and reappointed by County Executive Steuart Pittman (2016-Present)