Ellen W. Throop, Esquire

E-mail: ethroop@elmore-throop.com


LICENSES:               State of Maryland - September 1995

State of Michigan - November 1994

United States Federal Court - Western District of Michigan - January 1996

United States Federal Court - Maryland District - 2000


ASSOCIATIONS      Maryland Bar Association

AND                           Michigan Bar Association

ORGANIZATIONS: Anne Arundel County Bar Association

                                    Women’s Bar Association of Maryland - Anne Arundel Chapter

                                    Board of Directors for Great Game Products, Inc. (2001 - 2006)

                                    Adjunct Professor; Anne Arundel Community College (2004 - present)

PACA-Brent Inns of Court (2003 - present; currently serving as Past-President)

Attorney Grievance Commission, Peer Review Committee (May 2006 - present)

Board of Directors, Chesapeake Chapter, Community Associations Institute (Aug 2006- present; currently serving as President-Elect)




Elmore & Throop, P.C. - Severna Park, Maryland


            1/04 - Present - Partner - Focus, supervise and advise on all aspects of operational and litigation issues for community associations including corporate, contract, real property, bankruptcy and foreclosures. Review, draft and amend Association governing documents including Declaration, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and Resolutions. Handle appellate work as necessary. Assist in supervision of staff.


            12/01 to 12/03 - Associate - Elmore & Associates, P.A.- Handled collection matters for community associations including appearance in state District Court . Drafted, amended and interpreted community association covenants, declarations and bylaws. Advised clients on architectural control, use restrictions, election procedures and other matters. The law firm is now known as Elmore & Throop, P.C.


Nagle & Zaller, P.C. - Columbia, Maryland


3/98 - 11/01 - Senior Associate - Focused on all aspects of community association law including corporate, contract, real property, bankruptcy and foreclosure.


Feinberg & Grewal, P.L.L.C. – East Lansing, Michigan


9/96 – 4/97 - Associate - Assisted partners primarily with civil caseload, including personal injury, contracts, corporate, property, and family law. Also, responsible for collection matters and criminal appointments.


Zamplas, Johnson, Sopt & Cavanagh, P.C. – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


3/95 – 9/96 - Associate - Assisted partners with civil caseload consisting primarily of insurance defense matters, as well as numerous cases involving personal injury, products liability, contracts, corporate, family, estate planning, and real property. Also, responsible for maintaining own cases involving personal injury, contracts, and subrogation claims. In addition, handled appellate matters as required.




Thomas M. Cooley Law School - Juris Doctor - Graduated Cum Laude

             East Lansing, Michigan - May 1994


- Assistant Editor for Thomas M. Cooley Law Review

- Member of National Trial Competition Team

- Member of Scholastic Review Board

- Vice President of Phi Alpha Delta


University of Michigan – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology -

            Ann Arbor, Michigan - December 1990