Richard Talkin

410-964-0300 ext. 12


Richard Talkin

Mr. Talkin is a founding member of the firm and has over 50 years of experience representing industrial, commercial and residential developers, businesses, institutions and individuals on a wide variety of land use, zoning and development issues. His practice concentrates on Howard County land use and development.


J.D., University of Maryland Law School, 1965
B.A., Cornell University, 1959

Bar Admissions


Legal activities include the following:

Member: Howard County Bar Association, (Member Ethics Committee, 1969-1970; Secretary, 1979-1980, President, 1981-1982) and Maryland State Bar Association (Member; Board of Governors, 1984-1985; Long Range Planning Committee, 1983-1984; Judicial Selection Committee, 1983-1986); Character Committee of the Court of Appeals of Maryland for the Fifth Judicial Circuit, 1983-2002).

Civic activities past and present include:

Boards of Directors and Committees (Past and Present) – Maryland Science Center (Chairman of Board 2001 – 2006); Columbia Foundation, (President, 1992 – 1993, Chairman Planned Giving Committee); Howard Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.- Board; Leadership Maryland Executive Board; Howard County General Hospital-Board; Howard Hospital Foundation, Howard County Chamber of Commerce-Board; Howard County Leadership Program (Chairman); United Way (Howard County Campaign Chair); Howard County Conservancy – Trustee; Howard County Economic Development Advisory Committee (Chair, 1996 Economic Development Plan Update); Howard Arts United; Howard County Workshop (Humanim)-Board; University of Maryland Law School Fund; Chairman of Good Scout Committee for the National Pike District of the Boy Scouts, Founder – member Howard County Police Foundation, : Co- Chair of Howard Community College Capital Fund Campaign (2003 –2006); First Tee Howard County – Board; Founding Board Member of Howard County Board of Education Foundation (Bright Minds); Board Member Stocks in the Future (2012-2013); Board Member Domestic Violence Center (2011-2012); and various other organizations.

Member Howard County Rural Land Use Study Commission. Member Governor’s Committee on Plain Language; Howard County Development Task Force; Columbia Commission; Howard County Task Force on Economic Incentives.

Awards & Recognition: 

Business Person of the Year 1982; Howard County Chamber of Commerce; James W. Rouse Award (Columbia Foundation) 1994; Good Scout Award (Boy Scouts) 1994; Leadership Legacy Award 2002; Preservationist of the Year Award (Preservation Howard County) 2002; Honorary Degree of Associate of Arts – Howard Community College (2006); James Clark Award (2014); Bar Foundation of Howard County Award of Excellence (2007); Howard County Arts Council Support of Arts Award (2009).

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5100 Dorsey Hall Drive • Ellicott City, Maryland 21042
Phone: (410) 964-0300 • Fax (410) 964-2008 • Email

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