Office of the General Counsel

Stephens Hall
Stephens Hall, Towson University 

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) oversees, coordinates, and manages the legal affairs of the University and serves as the point of contact for legal inquiries, public records requests, subpoenas, and other forms of legal process. Administrators, faculty and staff members may consult with OGC regarding legal matters related to issues arising from their official duties at the University, including business transactions, contracts, labor and employment, property acquisitions, and academic issues. In addition to having general expertise in the variety of matters affecting the University, each OGC attorney serves as the primary point of contact for certain practice areas. Questions should be initially directed to individual attorneys based on the practice areas listed in their staff bios; however, if the designated attorney is unavailable then other staff members will be able to provide assistance.

OGC is a component of the Office of the President and does not provide personal legal advice to students, faculty, or staff members. For the purposes of prosecuting or defending civil actions involving the University, the University is represented by the Attorney General of the State of Maryland. Accordingly, OGC works closely with the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Educational Affairs Division.