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Christopher R West

Christopher R West

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About Me


When I am not in the office, I pursue lots of interests.  I love to play golf and tennis.  I enjoy all forms of live theater, including Broadway musicals, dramas, light opera, grand opera.  I also enjoy the other arts, especially classical music and viewing the works of great painters, sculptors and architects.  I spend time every summer hiking, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, particularly in Colorado.  I also love to travel.  Finally, as I get older, I find that I thoroughly enjoy reading classical literature and well-written histories, escpecially about American history.



I am married to the former Anne Biden Winter and have an 18 year old son who will begin college in the fall.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Business: 100%
    40 years, 600 cases

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Adam Sean Cohen

    Chris is brilliant and incredibly personable. He is the consummate professional. I fully endorse this lawyer.

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    Adam Cohen Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Semmes, Bowen & Semmes

Suite 1400
25 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201-2423

Semmes, Bowen & Semmes

Suite 1100
1001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC, 20036

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200005/25/2015
MDActive197507/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
American Jurisprudence Award for Criminal LawAmerican Jurisprudence1973
William Bradford Turner Citizenship AwardWilliams College1972
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalSemmes Bowen & Semmes1996 - Present
Executive Director and General CounselMaryland Republican Party1995 - 1996
PartnerWeinberg & Green1988 - 1995
PartnerGebhardt & Smith LLP1980 - 1988
AssociateSemmes, Bowen & Semmes1975 - 1980

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember, Business Law Section Council2008 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember of the Board of Governors2008 - 2010
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember, Judicial Selections Committee2008 - Present
Bar Association of Baltimore CityPresident2007 - 2008
Ruxton Riderwood FoundationBoard Member2007 - Present
Baltimore Bar LibraryBoard Member2007 - Present
Bar Association of Baltimore CityPresident-Elect2006 - 2007
Gilman School Alumni AssociationMember of the Board2006 - 2010
Maryland State Arts CouncilVice President2006 - 2007
Maryland Citizens for the ArtsBoard Member2006 - Present
Maryland Judicial Campaign Conduct CommitteeMember2006 - Present
Governor's Commission on the Administration of ElectionsAppointed Member2005 - 2006
Bar Association of Baltimore CityVice President2005 - 2006
Maryland Bar FoundationFellow2005 - Present
Baltimore Bar FoundationPresident2005 - 2006
Bar Association of Baltimore CityTreasurer2004 - 2005
Emmanuel Episcopal ChurchSenior Warden2004 - 2005
Baltimore Bar FoundationFellow2004 - Present
Emmanuel Episcopal ChurchChairman, Sesquicentennial Capital Campaign2004 - 2006
Young Victorian Theater CompanyBoard Member2004 - Present
Maryland Citizens for the ArtsPresident2004 - 2006
Baltimore Bar FoundationTreasurer2004 - 2005
Maryland State Arts CouncilBoard Member2003 - 2007
Emmanuel Episcopal ChurchMember of the Vestry2002 - 2005
Young Victorian Theatre CompanyPresident1995 - 2004
Ruxton Riderwood Neighborhood AssociationPresident1989 - 1990
Baltimore Bar FoundationSecretary1989 - 1993
Judicial Conference, U. S. Fourth Circuit Court of AppealsMember1988 - Present
Bar Association of Baltimore CityYoung Lawyers Section Chair1986 - 1987
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember, Business Law Section1975 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Lamone v. CapozziJudgment on behalf of the Plaintiffs
Auction & Estate Representatives, Inc. v. AshtonJudgment on behalf of Plaintiff

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolN/AJ. D.1975
Williams CollegeHistory/American CivilizationB. A.1972