Office of the Attorney General

The activities of this office are under the supervision of a principal counsel and two deputy counsel/assistant attorneys general assigned to the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and assisted by other assistant attorneys generals. Its main office is in the MDOT SHA building in Baltimore.

The Office of the Attorney General renders general legal advice and counsel to MDOT SHA, the administrator, and the State Roads Commission. This includes legal advice and opinions, both oral and written, on the validity and application of State and federal laws.

These opinions cover issues such as:

  • Eminent domain and other land and title matters.
  • Tort law.
  • Environmental matters.
  • Procurement issues.
  • Other varied legal problems that arise in an active governmental agency dealing with the public.

This office handles legal work necessitated by right-of-way acquisitions, including acquiring property by condemnation.

The legal staff represents MDOT SHA in all suits and causes of action brought against the Administration and the employees, as individuals, acting in their official capacity.

This office also reviews for form and legal sufficiency Administration contracts for and relating to road and bridge construction and other agreements to which MDOT SHA is a party.

Representatives of the Office of the Attorney General attend many MDOT SHA meetings and conferences, furnishing legal advice when necessary.

Contact the MDOT SHA Office of the Attorney General at 1-888-375-2724.