102 West Pennsylvania Avenue
Suite 505
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 410-823-2258

K. Donald Proctor

K. Donald Proctor

Principal

Phone:410-823-2258
Fax:410-823-2268
Email:kdproctor@proctorlaw.com 
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K. Donald Proctor has spent more than 40 years representing clients in complex commercial trials, arbitrations, mediations and appeals. Don concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation, probate litigation, real estate litigation, and state and local taxation issues concerning commercial and industrial businesses. In addition, Don also represents clients before arbitration tribunals, in administrative hearings and in mediation proceedings.

Before founding this firm in 1997, Don practiced for 25 years with Miles & Stockbridge, a major Mid-Atlantic law firm. He served as chairman of that firm's Commercial Litigation Department and Management Committee, as a member of the firm's Board of Directors and as managing principal of the firm's Towson, Maryland office. During this time, Don saw that clients needed an alternative to the litigation practices offered by large law firms and started his own firm to address those needs. Today, Proctor & McKee, P.A. proudly offers its clients the complex litigation services and dedication to excellence expected from a large law firm, while providing them with the personal attention and fee structures that only a small firm can deliver.

Don has more than 40 years of experience litigating cases at the state and federal level and has has earned a reputation as a premier litigator from clients and fellow attorneys. Don is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has achieved the AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible rating for his legal abilities and professional ethics. He prides himself on his ability to resolve sophisticated and difficult cases, and he has the knowledge, experience, skill and diligence to help clients get the best possible results for their case.

Education

  • University of Maryland, J.D., 1969
  • Lehigh University, B.S., 1966

Bar memberships

  • Maryland, 1969
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1980

Professional memberships and associations

  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
    • Chairman, Special Committee on Practice of Law, 2000-01
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Business Law and Litigation Sections
  • Maryland Bar Foundation

Past professional associations

  • Partner/Principal, Miles & Stockbridge, 1976–1996
    • Associate, 1970–1973; 1975–1976
  • Assistant Attorney General of Maryland, 1973–1974 
  • Assistant to Maryland State Board of Law Examiners, 1970–1971
  • Law Clerk to Chief Judge Hall Hammond, Court of Appeals of Maryland, 1969–1970

Awards and accolades

Reported decisions

  • Gallagher Evelius & Jones, LLP v. Joppa Drive-Thru, Inc., 195 Md. App. 583, 7 A.3d 160 (2010) (order to compel production of documents)
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Diamond Point Plaza Limited Partnership, 185 Md. App. 489, 971 A.2d 360 (2009)(recovery of attorneys' fees; collateral estoppel)
  • Diamond Point Plaza Limited Partnership v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 400 Md. 718, 929 A.2d 932 (2007) (fraud under commercial loan non-recourse carve outs; fraudulent transfer; radius restriction in commercial lease; attorneys' fees)
  • Harford County v. Saks Fifth Avenue Distribution Co., 399 Md. 73, 923 A.2d 1 (2007) (statutory and pre-judgment interest on tax refunds)
  • Renbaum v. Custom Holding, Inc., 386 Md. 28, 871 A.2d 554 (2005) (corporate dissolution);
  • State Dept. of Assessments & Taxation v. Consolidation Coal Sales Co., 382 Md. 439, 855 A.2d 1197 (2004) (exemption of coal processor from taxation)
  • Heartwood 88, Inc. v. Montgomery County, 156 Md.App. 333, 846 A.2d 1096 (2004) (payment of interest on refund of tax sale deposits)
  • Comptroller v. Clyde's of Chevy Chase, Inc., 377 Md. 471, 833 A.2d 1014 (2003) (applicability of admissions and amusement tax)
  • Pitts v. First Union Nat'l Bank, 262 F.Supp.2d 593 (D.Md. 2003) (liability for negligent administration of trust)
  • Pitts v. First Union Nat'l Bank, 217 F.Supp.2d 629 (D.Md. 2002) (residency of national bank for purposes of federal jurisdiction)
  • Meadows of Greenspring v. Foxleigh Enterprises, 133 Md. App. 510, 758 A.2d 611 (2000) (zoning)
  • Singer v. Black & Decker Corp., 964 F.2d 1449 (4th Cir. 1992) (pension benefits)
  • Singer v. Black & Decker Corp., 769 F.Supp. 911 (D.Md. 1991) (pension benefits)
  • Almi Pictures, Inc. v. WFTY, Inc., 894 F.2d 401 (4th Cir. 1990) (attorneys' fees)
  • Comstock Insurance Co. v. Thomas A. Hanson & Associates, 77 Md. App. 431, 550 A.2d 731 (1988) (insurer's liability for architect's and engineer's negligence)
  • Board of Trustees of State Universities v. Fineran, 75 Md. App. 289, 541 A.2d 170 (1988) (wrongful discharge)
  • Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Co. v. Mayor & City Council, 308 Md. 627, 521 A.2d 734 (1987) (condemnation; valuation of restoration covenants)
  • Eden v. Texaco Ref. & Mktg., 644 F.Supp. 1573 (D.Md 1986) (Petroleum Marketing Practices Act)
  • Temporaries, Inc. v. Maryland National Bank, 638 F. Supp. 118 (D.Md. 1986) (RICO; security interests; pre-judgment interest)
  • Temporaries, Inc. v. Maryland National Bank, 626 F.Supp. 1025 (D.Md. 1986) (security interests)
  • Arbesman v. Winer, 298 Md. 282, 468 A.2d 633 (1983) (repossession by landlord)
  • Wilson v. McGrow, Pridgeon & Co., 298 Md. 66, 467 A.2d 1025 (1983) (arbitration agreement)
  • Cities Service Co. v. Governor of Maryland, 290 Md. 553, 431 A.2d 663 (1981) (Service Station Divestiture Act)
  • Baltimore County v. State Dept. of Assessments & Taxation, 47 Md. App. 88, 421 A.2d 993 (1980) (exhaustion of administrative remedies)
  • Andree v. Equitable Trust Co., 46 Md. App. 688, 420 A.2d 1263 (1980) (wrongful dishonor)
  • Maryland Port Administration v. I.T.O. Corp., 40 Md. App. 697, 395 A.2d (1978) (sovereign immunity)
  • Krashes v. White, 275 Md. 549, 341 A.2d 798 (1975) (malicious prosecution and abuse of process)
  • Supervisor of Assessments v. Peter & John Radio Fellowship, Inc., 274 Md. 353, 335 A.2d 93 (1975) (religious exemption from real estate taxation)
  • Warlick v. Supervisor of Assessments, 272 Md. 540, 325 A.2d 587 (1974) (farm assessments)
  • Supervisor of Assessments v. Ely, 272 Md. 77, 321 A.2d 166 (1974) (real property assessment after change in zoning)
  • Greyhound Computer Corp. v. State Dept. of Assessments & Taxation, 271 Md. 674, 320 A.2d 52 (1974) (tax assessment of computer systems)
  • State Dept. of Assessments & Taxation v. Greyhound Computer Corp., 271 Md. 575, 320 A.2d 40 (1974) (tax assessment of computer systems)
  • Grosvenor v. Supervisor of Assessments, 271 Md. 232, 315 A.2d 758 (1974) (real property assessment of escaped property)
  • Supervisor of Assessments v. Bay Ridge Properties, Inc., 270 Md. 216, 310 A.2d 733 (1973) (assessment of easements)
  • State Dept. of Assessments & Taxation v. Bendix Corp., 270 Md. 31, 310 A.2d 43 (1973) (tax assessment of inventory)
  • Borden v. State Dept. of Assessments & Taxation, 19 Md. App. 112, 309 A.2d 773 (1973) (constitutionality of assessment procedures)
  • Brocker Mfg. & Supply Co., v. Mashburn, 17 Md. App. 327, 301 A.2d 501 (1973) (third party claims; workers' compensation)
  • Perdue Foods, Inc. v. State Dept. of Assessments & Taxation, 264 Md. 672, 288 A.2d 170 (1972) (chicken processing qualifies for manufacturers' tax exemption)
  • Perdue, Inc. v. State Dept. of Assessments & Taxation, 264 Md. 228, 286 A.2d 165 (1972) (exemption of poultry from taxation)
  • Leikach v. Royal Crown Bottling Co., 261 Md. 541, 276 A.2d 81 (1971) (res ipsa loquitur)
  • Carling Brewing Co. v. Belzner, 15 Md. App. 406, 291 A.2d 175 (1972) (workers' compensation; self inflicted injury)
  • Kowalewski v. Carter, 11 Md. App. 182, 273 A.2d 212 (1971) (automobile negligence)