Herbert J. Belgrad

Herbert Belgrad, a senior partner of Tydings & Rosenberg, and chair of its Family Law practice group, concentrates his practice on high asset/high income family law cases and alternate dispute resolution.  Mr. Belgrad has frequently served as a mediator and arbitrator in family law cases, some by court appointment.  He has been a member of the Family Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, a member of the Council of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association for more than 15 years and has participated in CLE programs dealing with mediation and arbitration in family law cases.

During his 54 years of practice, Mr. Belgrad has been an active and contributing leader of the organized bar at the local, state and national levels.  He served as President of the Junior Bar Association of Baltimore City, the Bar Association of Baltimore City and the Maryland State Bar Association.  For 18 years, he was a member of the ABA House of Delegates, the governing body of the ABA, as the Maryland State delegate, a member of the Board of Governors and served as President of the Metropolitan Bar Leaders Conference.  In addition, Mr. Belgrad was President of the Maryland Bar Foundation, the Maryland Legal Services Corporation and Board Chairman of the Legal Mutual Liability Insurance Society and is a member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. 

Mr. Belgrad served as the first chairman of the Maryland State Ethics Commission for seven years.  From 1986 to 1995, he was chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority.  Initially, Mr. Belgrad was responsible for developing the legislative package which authorized a twin stadium complex, approved the selection of Camden Yards as its location and provided the financing for the acquisition of the 80 acre site and the construction of the baseball and football stadiums.  He was directly involved in the negotiation of the 30 year lease with the Orioles and in developing the prototype during the NFL expansion effort, for the lease and financing package for the Ravens.  Mr. Belgrad led the effort to return NFL football to Baltimore and represented the Expansion Committee at NFL owners meetings for eight years.  He also has served on numerous boards including the Associated Jewish Charities and Welfare Fund and Sinai Hospital and was President of the Board of Jewish Education.  He has been on the board of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center for more than 15 years.

Mr. Belgrad has been cited in The Best Lawyers in America (2005-2015) and Maryland Super Lawyers (2007-2015) in the practice of family law and alternate dispute resolution.  He was named “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America for his family law/mediation practice (2012-2014) and for his arbitration practice (2015).  He is a past recipient of a Leadership in Law Award from The Daily Record (2002), the Benjamin Cardin Award from the University of Maryland School of Law (1999), the H. Vernon Eney Award from the Maryland Bar Foundation (2007) and the Maryland Legal Aid Society Human Rights and Justice Champions Award (2011).


J.D. University of Maryland School of Law, 1961 - Order of the Coif;
Assistant Editor, Maryland Law Review

M.A. University of Illinois, 1957 - University Fellow

B.A. Johns Hopkins University, 1956 - Phi Beta Kappa


Court of Appeals of Maryland

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Maryland


American Bar Association

Maryland State Bar Association

Bar Association of Baltimore City


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Baltimore, Maryland 21202

E-mail: hbelgrad@tydingslaw.com
Phone: 410-752-9709
Fax: 410-727-5460
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