Thomas J. Schetelich

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Thomas J. SchetelichMr. Schetelich is one of the firm’s founding principals. He heads both the firm’s corporate and business law practice and its personal legal services department. Mr. Schetelich concentrates his work in the fields of business planning, business litigation, trusts and estates, and family matters.  He devotes much of his practice to assisting charitable and religious organizations; and is an author and frequent speaker on the subject of Maryland Church Law.

Mr. Schetelich is highly regarded by attorneys and the community at large for his legal skills and community service. He holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, awarded by peer review, for the highest standards of professional skill and ethical practice. He is a frequent speaker and contributor on business, taxation and charitable issues. He managed national representations for real estate and hospitality clients. He has been named one of Maryland’s Top Ten Attorneys by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Mr. Schetelich also has extensive court room and trial experience, in both Maryland state courts and federal courts. He has appeared before both Maryland appellate courts and has been admitted for argument in three separate Circuits of the United States Court of Appeals. He has managed an extensive toxic tort defense as the lead Baltimore City attorney for asbestos defendants.

Mr. Schetelich devotes much of his practice to assisting churches and Christian ministries throughout Maryland.  He is the National President of the Christian Professional Network and the editor of its monthly publication CPN On Point.  He has served as the commentator on Religion and the Law, a regular radio feature. He serves on the Board of Directors for The Baltimore School of the Bible (where he was an instructor for over 25 years), for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, for Christian Missions in Many Lands, and for The Maryland Bible Society. He chairs the board for the Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns.  Mr. Schetelich has been honored both by Baltimore City and the Maryland General Assembly for outstanding citizenship in serving the citizens of Baltimore.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Maryland State Bar Association (Estate and Trust Section, Tax Section)
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law Juris Doctor awarded (magna cum laude) in 1980
  • Burks Scholar Teaching Fellow, John Marshall Research Fellow (Order of the Coif)
  • Kean College of New Jersey, Bachelor of Arts awarded in 1977 (summa cum laude)

Bar Admissions:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Fourth, Eleventh, Federal, and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeals