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Douglas M. Bregman, Mediator & Arbitrator, Bethesda, Maryland.

Douglas M. Bregman

Bregman Berbert Schwartz & Gilday
7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 800 West
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: (301) 656-2707
Fax: 301-961-6525
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Recognized to Maryland Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced1999
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24)650
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24)20
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Mr. Bregman has maintained a general civil law practice for over 35 years focusing on transactional real estate and business representation; mediation and arbitration; civil litigation; appellate practice; and receiverships, trusts, and estates.

Mr. Bregman has been the mediator for hundreds of business and real estate disputes. His success rate in getting cases settled is in excess of 90 percent. He has taught mediation skills both in the United States and internationally. He also has been chosen to act as an arbitrator and receiver in many cases, ranging from partnership disputes to construction claims.

Mr. Bregman has tried numerous jury and nonjury cases. His litigation practice includes the defense and prosecution of commercial lawsuits, contract disputes, complex litigation, professional malpractice litigation, personal injury lawsuits, and general civil litigation. He has also argued many cases on appeal.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Agricultural
  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Wrongful Death


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.; J.D., 1974
  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY; B.A., With Honors, 1971

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL); Elected 2004
  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America; Selected 2015
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Client Protection Fund of the Bar of Maryland, 2002-Present
  • Member, Appellate Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, 2007-Present
  • Member, Maryland Court of Appeals, Public Trust & Confidence Committee, 2000-2014
  • Member, Board of Directors, Montgomery County, Maryland, Bar Foundation, 1992-2012
  • Inquiry Panel Member for the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland
  • Review Board Member for the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland
  • Member, Board of Directors, and Treasurer, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, 2000-2007
  • Trustee, Maryland Bar Association Insurance Trust
  • Chairman of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Task Force on Civil Litigation Costs
  • American Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2000-2001
  • Chairman of Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of Montgomery County Bar Association (1994-1997); Faculty Member for Mediation Training Courses Sponsored by Montgomery County Bar Association; Court Appointed Mediator for the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland (1994-Present); Private Mediator for Non-Court Appointed Legal Matters

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