Timothy F. McCormack

Senior Counsel

Tel 410.528.5680
Fax 410.528.5650

Timothy F. McCormack concentrates on commercial creditors in insolvency actions, particularly those involving distressed real estate, and on private-sector employment law on behalf of management. Tim’s practice involves defense of employers in actions alleging violations of Title VII, including claims of discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, and religion. He also regularly defends claims brought under the ADA and ADEA.

Tim represents financial institutions and special servicers of securitized mortgage loans in disputes involving lender liability, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, bad faith, foreclosure, collections, and regulatory issues. He has handled claims involving virtually every aspect of banking operations, including check claims, wire fraud, account disputes, and state and federal regulatory compliance.

Tim’s extensive litigation experience includes state and federal jury and nonjury trials. He has argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He has successfully prosecuted and defended cases involving a wide variety of issues, including claims of lender liability, employment matters, civil rights claims, constitutional claims, and noncompetition agreements.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Maryland State Bar Association

National Association of College and University Attorneys, Associate Member

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, bankruptcy and creditor debtor right/insolvency and reorganization law, 2019-2021

Recipient, Ballard Spahr's Alan J. Davis Award, 2011 for his pro bono work as a member of the Asylum Initiative, 2013 for his pro bono work as a member of the Prisoner Civil Rights Team, 2014 for his pro bono work as a member of the Families in Crisis Team

Baltimore SmartCEO magazine, Maryland "Legal Elite" designee, 2006


Co-author, "Maryland: Unemployment Compensation Update," Ballard Spahr alert, April 27, 2020

"A Watchful Eye–Why You Should Monitor Employees' Technology Use," Baltimore SmartCEO magazine, October 2009

Speaking Engagements

"Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights, Responsibilities & 2014 EEOC Guidance," Housing Development and Law Institute 2015 Spring Legal Conference, Washington, April 10, 2015

University of Michigan Law School (J.D. 1983)

Central Michigan University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1979)

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals of Maryland

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court