David S. Musgrave, Member

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  • The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.

    -Arnold Palmer

    David was named to Best Lawyers 2024 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights.


410-576-4194 (fax)


David's practice in Bankruptcy Law involves the representation of secured and unsecured creditors, including advice and litigation regarding loan workouts, financings, contract disputes and related matters. In addition, he provides counsel to banks and financial institutions regarding creditor's rights matters, including commercial and corporate finance and real estate matters. His representation includes commercial loan documentation and the creation and perfection of security interests in personal property.

David serves on the Board of Directors of the Chesapeake chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, an international group of professionals who share a common interest in strengthening the economy through the restoration of corporate value.


AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell®

Selected to Maryland Super Lawyers® list for Real Estate, 2007-2019, and for Bankruptcy since 2007

Named to Best Lawyers in America®for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law since 2015

Named to Chambers USA®  Band 3 for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2018


Professional and Civic Involvement

Member, American Bar Association

Member, District of Columbia Bar Association

Member, Maryland State Bar Association

Member, Virginia State Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors, Chesapeake chapter of the Turnaround Management Association

Publications and Lectures


410-576-4194 (fax)




Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Financial Services


J.D., with honors, University of Maryland School of Law, 1980
B.S., University of Pennsylvania, 1977

Court Admissions

Maryland Court of Appeals
Virginia Court of Appeals
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
District Court of Maryland

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1980
District of Columbia, 1984
Virginia, 1993