Michael Campbell chairs the litigation department at Miller, Miller & Canby. He focuses his practice on disputes involving real estate, construction projects and commercial leases in state and federal courts in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia and before arbitrators.
Now in his third decade at the firm, Michael has tried more than 100 cases before judges, juries and arbitrators. He has resolved many other cases through mediation and private resolution with opposing counsel.
Michael has developed an expertise in property tax appeals for commercial and high-value residential properties in Maryland. He regularly appeals property values to county assessment offices, Property Tax Assessment Appeals Boards (PTAAB), and the Maryland Tax Court. He has successfully reduced assessments on shopping centers, office buildings, big box stores, medical buildings, golf courses, assisted living facilities and apartment complexes. A few representative cases are listed below.
Before joining the firm, Michael served as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Paul A. McGuckian in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County (1996-97). He has volunteered for many civic and legal organizations over the years, including the Bar Association of Montgomery County (Board Member, 2000-2002), Aspire Counseling (Board Member 2011-2019; President 2015-2017), Montgomery County Inn of the American Inns of Court (Treasurer 2015-2018; President 2019-2020; Bencher 2012-present), and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School PTSA (Treasurer 2018-2020).
In our interactions, Mike Campbell was prompt, communicative, patient and instructive. He stayed solidly on-target, where the aim was to best help his client. He was a professional who explained the situation, requested input, outlined the options, provided a recommendation and sought a decision. Additionally, I appreciated that he was supportive of my thinking. I won't hesitate to recommend Mike.
After months of negotiations in a difficult contract dispute with poor prospects of avoiding court, Michael Campbell was successful in negotiating a settlement in mediation at 10% of the plaintiff's demands. Thanks MM&C!
Phil Martin, President, Best Building Components, LLC
Michael is an exceptionally talented lawyer with experience in the areas where my company most often seeks the help of reliable outside counsel. We have asked him to handle much of our litigation requirements and he has done so with very successful results. He is so versatile and reliable that he has essentially become another member of our legal department. His knowledge of the courts in all of the jurisdictions in which we do business is a huge asset to us. For a company like ours with limited in-house legal resources, Michael's ability to quickly understand our needs and get favorable results is of great value to us.
Robert McKew, Assistant General Counsel Pohanka Automotive Group
In a partnership that has spanned 20 years, The Korth Companies has relied on Miller, Miller & Canby and Michael Campbell for comprehensive and highly responsive service. From construction issues to counsel on real estate investments, Mike provides clear insight and valuable direction. We're very blessed to have Mike and this firm.
Terry Korth, Principal, The Korth Companies
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- U. S. Tax Court
- Bar Association of Montgomery County (Member, Executive Committee 2000-2002; Co-Chairman, New Practitioner’s Section, 2000-2002)
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Virginia State Bar
- American Inns of Court, Montgomery County Inn (Treasurer, 2015-2018; President, 2019-2020; Bencher, 2012-present)
- Affiliate Member, Institute for Professionals in Taxation, (IPT)
- University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude 1996
- University of Virginia, B.A., 1991
Honors and Awards
- Super Lawyer, Maryland and District of Columbia, 2021-2022
- Best Lawyers, 2022
- Martin v. TWP Enterprises, Inc., 227 Md. App. 33 (2016) (corporate successor liability)
- Wachovia Dealer Services, Inc. v. Pohanka Imports, Docket No. 1442, Sept. Term 2009 (Md. App. 2010) (unreported) (automobile financing contract dispute)
- Binogol v. Bonilla, Docket No. 2119, Sept. Term 2008 (Md. App. 2010) (mortgage broker fraud)
- Barrie School v. Patch, 401 Md. 497 (2007) (liquidated damages in school contract)
- Inrecon v. Kuo, Docket 2113, Sept. Term 2003 (Md. App. 2005) (unreported) (commercial construction insurance dispute)
- Friday-Spivey v. Collier, 268 Va. 384, 601 S.E.2d 591 (2004) (tort claim involving governmental immunity)
- Maryland Real Property Tax Exemptions, MM&C News, May, 2017
- Property Owner's Perseverance Pays Off in Rare Decision by Maryland's High Court on Tax Exemption, IPT Insider, August, 2016
- Maryland Appeal Court Expands "Date of Finality" Rule for Property Tax Assessments, IPT Insider, August, 2015
- Maryland Increases 2015 Commercial Property Tax Assessments, MM&C News, January, 2015
- Take Advantage of "60 Day Rule" for Reducing Maryland Property Taxes, MM&C News, June, 2012
DISCLAIMER: THE CASES AND RESULTS DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF PAST RESULTS OBTAINED BY MILLER, MILLER & CANBY, AND ITS ATTORNEYS. PAST CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE FUTURE RESULTS. ALL CASES ARE DISTINCT AND HAVE UNIQUE FACTS, CIRCUMSTANCES AND LEGAL QUESTIONS THAT MUST BE CONSIDERED AND EVALUATED ON THEIR OWN MERIT.