John C. Schropp
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 then 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.
Mr. Schropp was named a Rising Star in the area of consumer bankruptcy for 2011 and selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers® from 2019 through 2022. He has 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 also provides legal services representing Chapter 7 clients through the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service.
Mr. Schropp currently serves on the Maryland State Bar Association Consumer Bankruptcy Section Executive Committee, the governing committee for the MSBA Consumer Bankruptcy Section.
University of Maryland School of Law, 2001
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 1993
- B.A. in Political Science
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2002
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2002
- Law Offices of John C. Schropp, LLC, Member, 2009
- Coon & Cole, LLC, Associate, 2002 – 2009
- Honorable Allen Schwait of the Baltimore City Circuit Court, Law Clerk, 2001
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.
Counsel to debtor in Chapter 7. See article: Tax Surprises Can Follow When Payroll Firms Implode, Wall Street Journal (April 24, 2013).
Maryland State Bar Association, Consumer Bankruptcy Section Executive Committee (2016-present)
Maryland State Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee, Mediator–Howard County (2019-present)
Maryland State Bar Association, Budget and Finance Committee (2018-2019)
Maryland State Bar Association, Board of Governors, Consumer Bankruptcy Section Representative (2018)
Maryland State Bar Association, Consumer Bankruptcy Section Vice-Chair (2016), Chair (2017), Immediate Past Chair (2018)
Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland, Board Member, Chapter Events–Assistant Chair (2021-present)
Baltimore County Bar Association
Anne Arundel County Bar Association
Howard County Bar Association
Presenter, The Discharge Injunction after Taggart, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association, March 22, 2022
Presenter, Use of Accountants in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, Inc. Annual Forensics and Valuation Services Conference, May 14, 2021
Presenter, Ethical Issues for Practitioners in Bankruptcy Cases, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association, Spring Break CLE Weekend, 2019
Presenter, New Cases in Consumer Bankruptcy Law, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association, Spring Break CLE Weekend, 2017
Maryland Super Lawyers® - Selected for inclusion in the area of Bankruptcy: Consumer 2019-2022
Maryland Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2011
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, representing Chapter 7 clients
Debtor Assistance Program, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland