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Nancy L. Slepicka, Esquire


Nancy L. Slepicka is a highly respected land use and environmental lawyer who counsels clients on the environmental risks and legal strategies of community and commercial development throughout the Maryland counties in the D.C. metropolitan area. During Ms. Slepicka’s thirty-five years of practice, she has represented regional and national builders, developers, financial institutions and property owners before federal, state, and local administrative agencies, boards, and legislative bodies, as well as before state and federal courts. The scope of her representation includes rezonings, special exceptions, subdivision approvals, site plan approvals, federal, environmental agency approvals at the federal, state, and local, historic preservation approvals, and other approvals needed for the successful completion of large residential, commercial, and industrial development projects.

Ms. Slepicka has represented numerous national and local builders and developers throughout Charles County. One noted example is the successful completion of numerous land use and environmental approvals for Charles County’s only mixed-use waterfront planned community, The Villages at Swan Point, on behalf of two national companies. As part of her representation in Charles County, Ms. Slepicka frequently represents clients before the Board of County Commissioners for Charles County, the Charles County Planning Commission, and the Charles County Board of Appeals.

Ms. Slepicka’s environmental practice focuses on approvals for impacts to Maryland’s designated Critical Area, non-tidal and tidal wetlands, endangered species, forests, and historical areas. Ms. Slepicka assists her clients obtain such approvals from the Maryland Department of the Environment, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland Critical Area Commission, the Maryland Board of Public Works, and other federal and local agencies. In addition to her years of experience with environmental land use approvals, Ms. Slepicka has lectured extensively on environmental and other land use regulations.

Ms. Slepicka is a member of the Charles County Liaison Committee of the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association (M-NCBIA), as well as a member of the Environmental Committee of the M-NCBIA. Ms. Slepicka is a Co-Director of the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers’ (Now Maryland State Bar Association's) Land Use Institute and has also served as faculty member on the Judicial Institute of Maryland. She is a past President of the Prince George’s County Women’s Bar Association and Steering Committee Officer of the Maryland Land Use Roundtable. Ms. Slepicka is admitted to practice in Maryland and in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.


Juris Doctor, University of Maryland School of Law, 1979

B.M.E., University of Nebraska, 1971

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Maryland
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
Professional Memberships and Civic Activities
  • Judicial Institute of Maryland, former Faculty
  • MICPEL Land Use Institute, Co-Director and Faculty
  • Maryland Land Use Roundtable, former Steering Committee Officer
  • Professionalism Course for Bar Candidates, Maryland State Bar Association, former Faculty
  • Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission, Former Commissioner, Review Board Member and Panel Member
  • Maryland Commission for Women, Former Commissioner
  • Suburban Maryland Building Industry Association, Charles County and Prince George’s County Liaison Committees
  • Maryland Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Law Foundation of Prince George’s County, Charter Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Real Property & Administrative Law Sections
  • Maryland Women’s Bar Association, Former V. P., Treas., Exec. Committee
  • Prince George’s County Women’s Bar Association, Former Pres., V. P., Secy., Treas.
  • Anne Arundel, Charles and Prince George’s County Bar Associations, Member
Professional Qualifications
  • Accomplished legal advocate and advisor with extensive experience counseling property owners, developers, builders and financial institutions in land use law, administrative law, and government regulatory matters for over 35 years.

  • Effective problem solver of complex legal situations involving development opportunities, governmental regulations and legal restrictions encountered in land development and construction.

  • Experience in nearly all Maryland counties near Washington, D.C.

Work Experience
  • Attorney; O'Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A., Calverton, Maryland (2006 to Present)(Principal 2006 to 2015)

    Protect and promote the legal interest of clients in the fields of zoning, subdivision, historic preservation, community management, and environmental protection law. Advise property owners, developers, builders and financial institutions regarding development opportunities, implications of government land use regulations and legal complications within the land development and construction processes in Maryland. Represent clients’ interests in the governmental regulatory process at the federal, state and local levels in Maryland.

  • Shareholder, Fossett & Brugger, Chartered, Greenbelt, Maryland (1983 to 2006 merger with O'Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A.); Associate with Fossett & Brugger, Chartered (1980-1983)

    Managed the Firm’s large, mixed-use land development projects. Represented clients in litigation and administrative matters concerning residential, commercial and industrial land development and construction in the areas of zoning, subdivision, historic preservation, community management and environmental protection law. Provided clients with legal analysis on which to base their business decisions involving public and private property interests impacted by the government regulatory processes at the federal, state and local levels.