John C. Schropp

John C. Schropp

Location:
Columbia, Maryland
Phone:
443-569-0753
Email:

Professional Experience

John Schropp's practice focuses on consumer bankruptcy matters but includes experience in business bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, state court litigation, construction litigation and general business law issues.

Mr. Schropp obtained his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he received an Asper Fellowship with the chambers of The Honorable Stanley Sporkin of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Following his graduation in 2001, Mr. Schropp served as a law clerk for The Honorable Allen Schwait of the Baltimore City Circuit Court. Mr. Schropp joined the firm of Coon & Cole, LLC where he represented business and consumer debtors before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland. Mr. Schropp also represents individuals and corporate clients before the various Circuit Courts of Maryland on issues related to foreclosures, mechanics' liens, contract disputes and commercial litigation.

Leadership

Mr. Schropp was named a Rising Star in the area of consumer bankruptcy for 2011. He has also volunteered with the Debtor Assistance Program in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, a program designed to help those individuals without an attorney to answer legal questions about bankruptcy.

Mr. Schropp currently serves on the Maryland State Bar Association Consumer Bankruptcy Council, the governing committee for the MSBA Consumer Bankruptcy Section.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • State Court Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • General Business Law Issues

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 2002
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Maryland, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2002

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. - 2001
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, Maryland
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

  • Debtors’ counsel in the matter of In re Sunstrom in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland; Memorandum Opinion issued on the application of Maryland exemptions to Debtors’ retirement account distributions allowing the Debtors to retain more than $30,000.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Consumer Bankruptcy Section
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Coon & Cole, LLC, Associate, 2002 - 2009
  • Law Offices of John C. Schropp, LLC, Member, 2009
  • Honorable Allen Schwait of the Baltimore City Circuit Court, Law Clerk, 2001