James P. Nolan

Partner

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T410-268-6600 ext(3403)

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Bar/Court Admissions

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

James P. Nolan

James P. Nolan is a partner of Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan, P.A. He previously served as Managing Partner of the firm from 1987-2015.

Mr. Nolan’s practice includes general civil and criminal litigation, administrative law, business and commercial law, corporate law, construction law, real estate and land use law and personal injury law.

In addition to Mr. Nolan’s extensive litigation and business experience, he has been a leader in many bar, civic and business organizations.  He is a member and Immediate Past Chair of the Board of the University of Baltimore Foundation and Board of Visitors and a member and Immediate Past Chair of the Board of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. He is a Past President of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Anne Arundel County Bar Association, the Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation and the Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers.  He previously served as a Delegate in the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association.  He is Past Chair of the Board of Severn School, a Past Co-Chair of the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, a past Chair of the Board of the Historic Annapolis Foundation and a former member of the Boards of the Annapolis Banking and Trust Company, the Annapolis Advisory Board of PNC Bank, the Annapolis Community Foundation and the Maryland Bar Foundation.

Mr. Nolan was admitted to the Maryland bar in 1974.  He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.  He is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the Maryland Bar Foundation and the National Conference of Bar Presidents. He is a member of the American Counsel Association.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents
  • American Counsel Association
  • Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce

Honors / Awards

  • Business Hall of Fame Inductee, 2017 – Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
  • Dean's Award, 2017 – University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Trustee’s Award, 2013 – Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Business Leader of the Year Award, 2009 – Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
  • The Daily Record Maryland Leadership in Law Award, 2002
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, 2001 - St. Mary’s High School, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating
  • Super Lawyers
  • What's Up? Annapolis Leading Lawyer
  • Eagle Scout

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1974)
    • Heuisler Honor Society
    • Honor Court Chief Justice
  • St. Bonaventure University (B.A., 1970)