Kevin J. Best, Esq

Kevin J. Best is the principal of the Law Office of Kevin J. Best. He practices primarily in the areas of municipal, homeowners association, business, real property, landlord-tenant and land use law.

For several years Mr. Best served on the staff of the Maryland Municipal League as the Manager for Research and Information Management and as the Director of Legal Services. In those capacities he provided technical assistance, legal research and support in the area of general municipal law and administration to elected and appointed officials throughout the State of Maryland. He also acted as liaison to the Prince George's County Municipal Association and served as contributing editor of the Municipal Maryland Magazine.

Mr. Best began his career practicing in the area of zoning and land use law at Linowes and Blocher LLP in Annapolis, Maryland. Mr. Best is currently the Town Attorney of The Town of Forest Heights, Maryland, The Town of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, the Town of North Brentwood, Maryland, and the Town of Eagle Harbor, Maryland.

He concentrates in local government law (including contracts, procurement, ordinance drafting, budgeting, personnel matters, federal, state and local regulations, municipal infractions, land use, zoning, water and sewer matters, annexation, code enforcement, intergovernmental compacts, speed cameras and general municipal administration), as well as homeowners association law, boundary disputes, landlord-tenant matters, debt collection cases and litigation.

Mr. Best has been a member of the Maryland Municipal Attorney's Association of the Maryland Municipal League since 2003 and previously represented the association before the Legislative Committee of the Maryland Municipal League. Mr. Best is a member of IMLA (the International Municipal Attorneys Association). In 2004, Mr. Best was commissioned by the Governor to serve as a commissioned officer in the Legal Directorate of the Maryland Defense Force. Mr. Best is also a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Anne Arundel Bar Association and the Prince George’s County Bar Association.

Education:

J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law (2003), Magna Cum Laude
M.P.A., The George Washington University (1994)
B.S., United States Naval Academy (1985)

Bar Admissions:

Maryland
District of Columbia

Organizations & Affiliations:

Business Associate, Maryland Municipal League
Past State Chair, International Municipal Lawyers Association
Member, Maryland Municipal Attorneys Association
Past Member, Legislative Committee, Maryland Municipal League
Member, Maryland State Bar Association
Chair, State and Local Government Section of the Maryland State Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
Member, Anne Arundel Bar Association
Member, Prince George’s County Bar Association
Past Business Partner, Community Associations Institute
Lieutenant Colonel, JAG Corps, Maryland Defense Force
Member, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
Director, the Annapolis Chapter of the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association, Inc.
Past Member and Chair, Law Alumni Society, University of Baltimore
Member and Former Director, Rotary Club of Annapolis, Maryland