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Thurman W. Zollicoffer, Jr.

Partner

100 S. Charles Street
Suite 1600
Baltimore, MD 21201
thurman.zollicoffer@nelsonmullins.com

Thurman Zollicoffer serves as trial and local counsel for Fortune 50 corporations and has tried multiple cases across the United States, as well as serving as chief counsel for hundreds of cases arising in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He has represented corporate healthcare clients in white collar criminal fraud. He...

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Thurman Zollicoffer serves as trial and local counsel for Fortune 50 corporations and has tried multiple cases across the United States, as well as serving as chief counsel for hundreds of cases arising in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He has represented corporate healthcare clients in white collar criminal fraud. He also has experience in real estate issues, including development and financing, and in labor and employment law, including employee claim prevention, union negotiations, and government sector employment.

Mr. Zollicoffer is a former city solicitor and counsel for the mayor and city council for the City of Baltimore, where he managed a staff of 110 and a budget of $14 million. Mr. Zollicoffer oversaw and directed the City of Baltimore’s legal work, including legislative counsel, litigation, and giving legal advice and counsel to city departments, agencies, boards, and commissions. He served as a member and counsel to the Board of Estimates, the body that deliberates all contracts and financial operations for the city. Mr. Zollicoffer had significant accomplishments as city solicitor, including drafting/negotiating: conduit franchise agreements, the city’s first Charitable Institutions Payment in Lieu of Taxes, the Minority Enterprise Ordinance for the City of Baltimore and the Mayor’s Executive Order, and the successful defense of the Ordinance in federal court.

also has experience in real estate issues, including development and financing, and in labor and employment law, including employee claim prevention, union negotiations, and government sector employment.

Mr. Zollicoffer is a former city solicitor and counsel for the mayor and city council for the City of Baltimore, where he managed a staff of 110 and a budget of $14 million. Mr. Zollicoffer oversaw and directed the City of Baltimore’s legal work, including legislative counsel, litigation, and giving legal advice and counsel to city departments, agencies, boards, and commissions. He served as a member and counsel to the Board of Estimates, the body that deliberates all contracts and financial operations for the city. Mr. Zollicoffer had significant accomplishments as city solicitor, including drafting/negotiating: conduit franchise agreements, the city’s first Charitable Institutions Payment in Lieu of Taxes, the Minority Enterprise Ordinance for the City of Baltimore and the Mayor’s Executive Order, and the successful defense of the Ordinance in federal court.

Thurman Zollicoffer serves as trial and local counsel for Fortune 50 corporations and has tried multiple cases across the United States, as well as serving as chief counsel for hundreds of cases arising in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He has represented corporate healthcare clients in white collar criminal fraud. He... also has experience in real estate issues, including development and financing, and in labor and employment law, including employee claim prevention, union negotiations, and government sector employment.

Mr. Zollicoffer is a former city solicitor and counsel for the mayor and city council for the City of Baltimore, where he managed a staff of 110 and a budget of $14 million. Mr. Zollicoffer oversaw and directed the City of Baltimore’s legal work, including legislative counsel, litigation, and giving legal advice and counsel to city departments, agencies, boards, and commissions. He served as a member and counsel to the Board of Estimates, the body that deliberates all contracts and financial operations for the city. Mr. Zollicoffer had significant accomplishments as city solicitor, including drafting/negotiating: conduit franchise agreements, the city’s first Charitable Institutions Payment in Lieu of Taxes, the Minority Enterprise Ordinance for the City of Baltimore and the Mayor’s Executive Order, and the successful defense of the Ordinance in federal court.

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, JD (1988)
  • Towson University, BA (1984)

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Practice Areas

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  • Member, Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (2014-present)
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, National Bar Association
  • Member, International Municipal Lawyer Association (2000-present)
  • Member, Monumental City Bar
    • NBA Baltimore Convention Planning Committee (1995)
  • Member, National Black Prosecutors Association
    • Annual Convention Committee (1993)
  • Member, Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission to Study Retiree Health Care Options
  • Chair, EBDI (East Baltimore Development, Inc.) (2013-2017)
  • Chair, Total Health Care, Inc. (2014-2017)
  • State of Maryland Retirement Fund (2005-2017)
  • Vice Chair, Boy Scouts of America, Scout Reach Committee for the Baltimore Area Council (2016)
  • Trustee, Employee Retirement System - $1.6 Billion Under Management (2004-2015)
  • Chairman, Baltimore City 2000 Combined Charity Campaign Committee (2000-2001)
  • Member, Alumni Association Board of Directors of the University of Maryland Law School (2000-2007)
  • Member, Marian House Board of Directors (2000-2007)
  • Member, Board of Governors of the National Aquarium in Baltimore (2000-2004)
  • Trustee, Deferred Compensation Board 250 Assets Under Management (2000-2004)
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