Serving Our Community Since 1987

David F. Mister

David F. Mister

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Practice Areas:

  • Administrative Law
  • Alcoholic Beverages Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Personal Injury & Tort Law


  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. - 1973
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County, Catonsville, Maryland
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1970

Bar Admission

  • Maryland, 1974
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977

Representative Cases

  • Thanner v. Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore County, 414 Md. 265, 2010, Court of Appeals of Maryland, No. 113 Sept.Term, 2008
  • BALTIMORE COUNTY LICENSED BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION, INC., et al. v. Lee S. KWON, et al., 135 Md.App. 178, 2000, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, No. 2666, Sept. Term, 1999
  • FOOD LION, INC. v. Charlene McCALL, et al., 122 Md.App. 429, 1998, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, No. 1753, Sept. Term, 1997


  • President, University of Maryland Baltimore County Alumni Association
  • President, University of Maryland Alumni International
  • Outstanding Young Man of America
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Peer Rated Attorney* , 1989 - Present

Classes & Seminars

  • Practice Before the Boards of Liquor License Commissioners, Baltimore County Bar Association, 04/14/2015
  • Handling Alcoholic Beverages Violations, Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association, 10/07/1988 to 10/08/1988
  • Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance, Maryland State's Attorneys Association, 06/10/1980
  • Search and Seizure Law, Baltimore County Police Department, 01/01/1976 to 10/17/1980
  • Taking Your Pension Expert to Court, Baltimore County Bar Association, 05/12/1992
  • Alcohol Awareness Certification Training, Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association, 01/01/1987 to 12/31/1988

Representative Clients

  • General Growth Properties
  • Kimco Realty Corporation
  • Greenberg Gibbons Commercial
  • Federal Realty Investment Trust
  • David S. Brown Enterprises, Ltd.
  • Continental Realty Corporation
  • Whalen Properties
  • University of Maryland Alumni Association, Inc.
  • Famous Daves Ribs
  • Noodles & Company
  • Greene Turtle Franchising Corporation
  • Ocean City Brewing Company
  • St. John Properties
  • Carroll Independent Fuel Co.
  • High's Stores
  • Food Lion, LLC
  • Baltimore County Revenue Authority
  • Baltimore County Licensed Beverage Association, Inc.
  • Hill Management Services, Inc.
  • Maryland Financial Investors


  • Bank of America
  • Martindale Hubbell Law Directory

Past Positions

  • Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office, Assistant State's Attorney, 07/1974 to 10/1980

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Gamma Eta Gamma

Professional Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member, 06/1974 to Present
  • Maryland State Attorneys Association, Member, 07/1974 to 10/1980
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County Alumni Association, Past President, 06/1970 to Present
  • University of Maryland Alumni Association International, Past President, 06/1982 to Present
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, 01/2012 to Present
  • University System of Maryland Foundation Board of Directors, Past Chair of Advocacy Committee, 09/2006 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.