Patricia A. Malone

Malone Patricia
Patsy Malone assists local, regional, and national clients with legislative, administrative, and regulatory issues during all phases of the real estate development process in Baltimore County and Howard County, including land planning, zoning, subdivision, permitting, and associated administrative appeals.

Throughout her 26 year tenure at Venable, first with the Litigation Division and then with the Government Division's State and Local Government Practice Group, Patsy has demonstrated effective communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Her skills, combined with her diverse experience, have enabled Patsy to obtain positive results for her clients, whether those results take the form of an approval of a development plan, a legislative change to a zoning ordinance, a necessary permit having been obtained, or an administrative approval being upheld on appeal.


Representative Matters

Patsy's recent significant matters include:

Mixed Residential Planned Unit Development: Represented client in obtaining approval of a planned unit development featuring a mix of 800± residential units on 113± acres in White Marsh.

Solar Facilities: Assisted several solar developers in obtaining local zoning approval for solar facilities qualifying for the State of Maryland's Community Solar Program.

Health Care Facility: Represented client in performing due diligence and obtaining land use approvals for new medical office buildings and regional medical facilities.

Institutional: Assisted church with obtaining zoning special exception and development approval for 51,000 square foot facility expansion and with upholding such approvals on appeal.

Mixed Use: Representing developer with planned unit development on a portion of an existing country club, featuring the addition of 312 residential units and upgrades to the club facilities.



  • J.D. University of Virginia School of Law 1992
  • B.S. summa cum laude James Madison University 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Maryland