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Ellen W. Throop

About Ellen

Ellen W. Throop

Ellen brings extensive experience to our Community Association practice group. An accomplished practitioner, she has represented condominiums, homeowners associations, and housing cooperatives for nearly 25 years. Ellen counsels community associations on a multitude of issues, including litigation, governance, rules and covenant enforcement, and developer transitions. She has also served as insurance defense counsel in litigation involving community associations and other civil matters.

Ellen lives in Anne Arundel County, Maryland with her husband, son, and two cats.  Ellen is a competitive tennis player, enjoys warm beaches, animals, cooking, roasting coffee and crafting on Cricut.

Community Involvement

  • Community Association Institute
    • Co-Chair Chesapeake Chapter Expo Committee (2010-present)
    • Strategic Planning Committee (2020 – current)
    • DelMarva Committee (2019 – current)
    • Past Board member (2006 – 2010)
    • Past President (2009-2010)
  • James C. Cawood Inns of Court
    • Board member (2003 – 2022)
    • Past President (2008-2009)
  • Maryland Attorney Grievance Panel (2006 – present)
  • Middlesex Beach Association
    • Board member (2010 – 2022)
    • Secretary (current)
    • Past Vice President (2011 to 2020)
  • Great Game Products, Ins., Board of Directors –  (2001-2006)



  • University of Michigan, B.A. in Psychology
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctorate – Cum Laude

Bar Admission

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia


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