Arthur Blitz has been characterized by his clients as personable, easy to understand and down to earth. Those qualities are among the reasons they enjoy working with him and help explain why so many of his clients stay with him for generations. It is not unusual for folks to refer their children and grandchildren to Arthur, choosing to keep the family’s personal and professional affairs with an attorney they know and trust.
Arthur is known as a jack of all trades with regard to the scope and success of his practice. He is a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Financial Services, Litigation and Corporate practice groups. He concentrates on commercial law and handles a considerable amount of commercial real estate transactions, having represented local financial institutions in a myriad of such matters. Arthur has served for 15 years on the Board of Directors of EagleBank, one of the area’s largest and most successful community banks.
In addition to the time and attention he devotes as the father of a special needs child, Arthur has for many years been actively involved in community projects and charitable work. He does pro bono work for disabled or handicapped local residents, and has volunteered as president of the Parents Staff Association of the Stephen Knolls School, which serves special needs children in Wheaton, Maryland.
A native of Atlantic City, N.J., Arthur first displayed his leadership qualities as a youngster by joining the Boy Scouts of America and earning the honor of Eagle Scout. He later traded in his bow & arrow for four years on active duty in the U.S. Army as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, during which time he was a professorial lecturer with the University of Maryland Overseas Educational Program (Korea). He received his LL.M. from George Washington University while completing his military service.
When he’s not practicing law or busy with charitable or community work, Arthur maintains a strong interest in both golf and trains. While his accomplishments on the links may not be legendary, his backyard garden railroad is a thing of beauty, and was featured in both Legal Times and Bethesda Magazine in recent years.
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LL.M., George Washington University National Law Center, 1970
LL.B., George Washington University National Law Center, 1966
- Editorial staff of the Law Review
- Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation Award for Excellence in the Field of Real Property
B.A., With Distinction, University of Virginia, 1963
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce - Past President, Active Member
Woodmont Country Club - Board of Governors, Co-Chair of Club’s Legal Committee (15+ years), Informal General Counsel
Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club - Past President, Secretary and Treasurer, Active Member
Stephen Knolls School - Parents Staff Association President