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Anthony DiPaula

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Bel Air, MD

Law Offices of Anthony J. DiPaula, P.A.
34 S Main St
Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: 410-893-4255
Fax: 410-893-4277
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
Licensed in Maryland Since: 1985
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation: Business, Estate Planning & Probate, Criminal Defense
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Anthony DiPaula is a solo practitioner based in Bel Air, Maryland. The owner and founder of the Law Offices of Anthony J. DiPaula, P.A., Mr. DiPaula practices business litigation, construction litigation, criminal defense, estate planning and probate law. He serves clients in Bel Air, Columbia, Towson and throughout the greater Baltimore area.

Mr. DiPaula has been practicing law for over 35 years. He is the recipient of various honors and awards for his achievements, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Additionally, the Maryland Daily Record included him on its “A-List” and in 2014 SmartCEO magazine selected him as a finalist for its “power player award” for attorneys.

An active participant in his legal community, Mr. DiPaula is a member of the Hartford County Bar Association’s Executive Council, the Baltimore County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is also involved in the Maryland State Bar Association and belongs to the Construction Law, Estates & Trust Law and Family & Juvenile Law sections.

Community involvement is important to Mr. DiPaula. He sits on the board of the Route 40 Business Association and the Society of Italian American Businessmen and belongs to the Hartford County Chamber of Commerce. He is a former president and board member of the Associated Italian American Charities. He has also served as a youth sports coach.

Mr. DiPaula earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola University Maryland and received his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He holds licenses to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as before several federal courts and the Supreme Court of the United States.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 20%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations, Non-Compete Agreements, Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Wills, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Traffic Violations


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

About Anthony DiPaula

First Admitted: 1985, Maryland

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States Supreme Court, 2008
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland, January 17, 1985
  • District of Columbia, March, 1985
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Litigation, Estates & Trusts, Construction Law, Family & Juvenile Law Sections
  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Harford County Bar Association, Past President (2016), Executive Council

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Member, University of Baltimore Law Review (1982-1984), published Comment, Requiring Criminal Defendants to Prove Blue Sky Exemptions: A Question of Due Process, 13 U. Balt. L. Rev. 612 (1984)


  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Equitable Remedies and Damages
  • , Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2020
  • Finalist for Power Player Award for Attorneys, Smart CEO Magazine, 2014
  • Nominated by the Judicial Nominating Committee for appointment to the Circuit Court for Harford County, 2016
  • Selected to Daily Record's "A List" for favorite personal attorneys, 1999

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Bel Air Recreation Committee, Inc. (Parks & Rec), Program Chair, Boys Basketball Program (2001-06) and coach and age group commissioner 1997-2006
  • Harford County Chamber of Commerce member
  • Route 40 Business Association, member and Board member
  • Society of Italian American Businessmen, Board Member and 1st Vice-President
  • Past Co-Chair, John Carroll Patriot Parent Association, Executive Committee
  • St. Margaret School, Home and School Association, former President, and Board Member from 2000-2005
  • Associated Italian American Charities of Maryland, Inc., Member since 1986, Past President and Board Member
  • Bel Air Recreation Committee, Inc. (Parks & Rec), Board Member, 2006-2014

Educational Background

  • Calvert Hall College High School, Towson, Maryland, Member, National Honor Society, 1977
  • Loyola University, Maryland, B.A. in Political Science and Member, Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society, 1981

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training Certificate, 2012
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Office Location for Anthony DiPaula

34 S Main St
Bel Air, MD 21014

Phone: 410-893-4255

Fax: 410-893-4277

Last Updated: 6/28/2022

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