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Lawrence D. Coppel


Columbia, MD 21045

Class: VIII (1997)Circuit: Fourth


University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (1966)
University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. (1969)

Professional Career

Law Office of Lawrence D. Coppel (August 1, 2020--present)
Associate, Member, Senior Counsel, Gordon Feinblatt LLC (1970-2020 (Retired))
Law Clerk, Maryland Court of Appeals (1969)


American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow, Past Director, Past Chair of Pro Bono Committee
Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland, First President and Founder
Maryland Bar Foundation, Fellow
Baltimore Bar Foundation, Fellow
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Co-Chair of Advisory Board and Past President
American Bar Association, Member
Maryland State Bar Association, Member
Columbia Festival of the Arts, Past President and Trustee, Board of Trustees
Compass, Inc., Director


"Tenants May Lose Their Leases in a Bankruptcy Sale,” September 27, 2017; “Landlord Cannot Share Chapter 11 Tenant’s Profit on Sale of Lease,” September 27, 2017;
U.S. Supreme Court Holds that a Debt Purchaser is Not a "Debt Collector" Under FDCPA: Does this Decision Impact Maryland Law?”, June 19, 2017; “Bankruptcy Cap Only Applies to Future Rent,” February 21, 2017; Chair, Maryland Commercial Receivership Act Committee


Recipient of 2015 Maryland Legal Services Corporation's Arthur W. Machen, Jr. Award
Named 2013 Baltimore "Lawyer of the Year" for Bankruptcy by Best Lawyers in America
Recipient of 2023 Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service Life-Time Achievement Award