Glenn Cline
Glenn Cline

Glenn A. Cline

Tel 410.528.5549
Fax 410.528.5650

Glenn A. Cline focuses on consumer finance and real estate litigation, with an emphasis on the defense of claims brought by borrowers in state and federal courts. Mr. Cline also regularly represents commercial landlords and insureds under title insurance policies, as well as private and public companies in a wide variety of business disputes.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended mortgage lenders against rescission and fraud claims stemming from the Maryland Protection for Homeowners in Foreclosure Act
  • Obtained a dismissal of claims brought by a homeowner against a mortgage lender under the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, stemming from the lender’s provision of pay-option adjustable rate mortgages to the consumer
  • Represented the landlords of three of the largest shopping malls in Maryland in landlord-tenant disputes, including breaches of leases for failure to pay rent
  • Successfully settled and litigated cases against credit card and mortgage lenders involving alleged violations of state and federal debt collection laws 
  • With Ballard Spahr colleague Charles Hirsch, obtained a defense verdict in favor of a local business owner on claims brought by the business owner's brother related to the business owner's alleged fraudulent activities over the past two decades
  • Obtained a favorable jury verdict on claims by a condominium owner for damages related to alleged misrepresentations made during the sale process

Pro Bono Experience

Mr. Cline is actively involved in pro bono cases. Over the past several years, his pro bono work has focused on the representation of plaintiffs seeking guardianship of their adult disabled children. He also regularly participates in Ballard Spahr's Wills for Heroes program.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
Member, Title Insurance Litigation Committee and Consumer Finance Committee


Co-author, "State Attorneys General Allowed To Sue Even After Nationwide Class Settlement," Ballard Spahr Consumer Financial Services alert, September 6, 2012

Co-author, "Defects in Chain of Title Must Be Raised Prior to Foreclosure," Ballard Spahr Consumer Financial Services alert, July 9, 2012

Co-author, "Court Bars Mortgage Foreclosure Robo-Signing Claims," Ballard Spahr Consumer Financial Services alert, January 27, 2012

Co-author, "Commercial Landlords May Once Again Recover Attorneys' Fees in Failure to Pay Rent Cases," Ground Rules (newsletter of the Real Property Section of the Maryland State Bar Association), Fall 2007

Speaking Engagements

"Recent Developments in Fair Lending," Risk Management Association, November 6, 2013

"Curing Defective Mortgages," ABA Title Insurance Litigation Committee Annual Meeting, February 16, 2013

"Landlord-Tenant Litigation," Lorman Education Services, January 18, 2013

"Landlord-Tenant Defaults," Sterling Educational Services, December 11, 2008

Board Memberships

Columbia Orchestra, providing local musicians the opportunity to perform orchestral pieces and chamber music for the Howard County, Maryland, community

University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D. 2001, summa cum laude)
Staff Member, University of Baltimore Law Review

University of Maryland (B.A. 1998)