Raymond DiBiagio concentrates his practice on bankruptcy law and is dedicated to helping individual debtors receive a full opportunity for a new beginning under the Bankruptcy Code. Mr. DiBiagio also has a special interest in drafting wills, trusts, and other asset protection vehicles.
Mr. DiBiagio was admitted to the bar in 1985. He earned his law degree from the University of Baltimore in 1984 and his B.A. in accounting and his M.B.A. in finance from Loyola University in Baltimore in 1975 and 1981 respectively.
During his career, Mr. DiBiagio worked as an accountant in state government and private industry from 1975 to 1985, was in private practice handling primarily bankruptcy cases from 1985 to 1999, and served with the Bankruptcy Judges Division of Administrative Office of the United States Courts from 1999 to 2011. Mr. DiBiagio reentered private practice in August 2011.
Mr. DiBiagio is a member of the Maryland and Anne Arundel County Bar Associations, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.
University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D. (1984); Loyola College, B.A. Accounting, (1975), M.B.A. Finance, (1981).
July 1999 to Aug. 2011, Bankruptcy Judges Division, Administrative Office of the United States Courts (Contributed staff support to the Judicial Conference's" Committee on the Bankruptcy System and served as the primary Washington D.C. liaison for the bankruptcy administrators and bankruptcy trustees in Alabama and North Carolina; July 1985 to July 1999, DiBiagio, Cassel, McCarty, & Gladstone, LLC. (Previously the Law Offices of Raymond E. DiBiagio, Jr.) (Senior Member); August 1980 to Aug. 1982, Peterson, Howell, & Heather, Inc. (Accounting Manager); March 1977 to Aug. 1980, Church Hospital Corporation (Budget Manager); May 1975 to March 1977, University of Maryland Hospital (Budget Analyst); 1986-1990, Department of Business, Anne Arundel Community College (Instructor - Business Law); 1983, University of Baltimore (Assistant Professor of Economics).
Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Chairman, Law Day Committee (1988-1990), Division Chairman (1990-1991); American Bankruptcy Institute Business Reorganization Committee, (1997- 2000); Consumer Bankruptcy Committee (1997- 2000); Professional Compensation Committee (1997- 2000); Paca-Brent Inn of Court Treasurer, (1991-1992); Maryland Association of CPA's, Members in Industry Committee, (1981-1982); Boy Scout of America, Troop 422, Assistant Scoutmaster (2006-2007), Venture Crew 396, Assistant Crew Advisor (2007- 2009), Four Rivers District Unit Commissioner (2008-2010).
Boards of Directors/Trustees
Anne Arundel County Bar Association, (1988-1994, 1997-1998); Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation, (1994-1995); Paca-Brent Inn of Court, (1990-1991); Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra, (1996-1999); Boy Scout Troop 422, (2004-2006).
Anne Arundel County, Foster Care Review Board (1986-1991)(Gubernatorial Appointment); State of Maryland, Panel Chairman, Health Claims Arbitration Board (1990 to 1999); Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Settlement Week Mediator (1989, 1990), Panel Mediator (1989-1999), Boy Scout of America, Assistant Crew Advisor - Philmont Scout Ranch (2005), Assistant Crew Advisor - Scottish Jamborette (2006), Crew Advisor - Northern Tier High Adventure Base, (2007), Woodbadge Staff (2008).
The Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Certificate of Appreciation (for significant contributions to the update and redesign of the Guide to Judiciary Policy) (2010); Boy Scouts of America, Order of the Arrow (scouting’s honor fraternity) (2005); Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation, Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award (1996), Pro Bono Service Award (1991); Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Special Award for Outstanding Contributions (1989), Trustees Award (1990); Outstanding Service Award (1990 and 1991); Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services, Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding and dedicated volunteer service (1991); Anne Arundel Community College, Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service to the College and Community (1990).
Contributor (chapters on voluntary chapter 7 bankruptcies, involuntary chapter 7 bankruptcies, and Bankruptcy Rule 2004 examinations), Bankruptcy Judges Deskbook (a manual to be published by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in 2013); Contributor, Manual for Chief Bankruptcy Judges (a manual to be published by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in 2013); Contributor, Overview of the Bankruptcy System, (a manual to be published by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in 2013); Author and Editor, The Bankruptcy Fee Compendium (a manual for court personnel published by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts); DiBiagio, News from the AO, NABTalk, (A quarterly column for this chapter 7 trustee trade journal); DiBiagio, A Small Firm: Moving from Sole Practitioner to Senior Partner, Nat'l Law J., August 14, 1995, at C10, col. 1; DiBiagio, Ups and Downs: The First Steps of Going Solo, Nat'l Law J., April 12, 1993, at S4, col. 1.