Thomas G. Coale

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Thomas G. Coale

Mr. Coale concentrates his practice in the fields of land use and zoning, business formation, complex litigation, and security clearance due process appeals. His practice areas capitalize on his history of civic involvement and strong ties to the Howard County business community. Mr. Coale has extensive experience as a litigator and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in multiple jurisdictions throughout the state and the District of Columbia. 

Before joining Talkin & Oh, Mr. Coale worked with a regional litigation firm in Baltimore City where he developed invaluable experience litigating cases across the state. Mr. Coale also has experience in the security clearance field as a former Department Counsel for the United States Department of Defense.  As Department Counsel, Mr. Coale represented the government’s interest in over 100 security clearance due process appeals across the country. Using this unique experience, Mr. Coale now represents contractors who have had their security clearance revoked or denied by the National Security Agency or United States Department of Defense.


J.D., Georgetown University Law School, 2006
B.A., Political Science, Lycoming College, 2003

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Professional Associations, Achievements, & Honors

Howard County Voices for Children, Board President
Ellicott City Partnership, Vice President
Maryland State Bar Association
Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014-2016
Leadership Council Award, Columbia Foundation, 2011
Howard County’s 39 Finest Under 39, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2011

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