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Dondi West counsels and represents clients on matters related to Technology, Business, Cybersecurity and National Security Affairs.

Dondi brings over 10 years of experience to the practice of law, which includes serving on active duty as an Information Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy and acting as a Cybersecurity  consultant and trusted advisor to Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Executive Branch organizations.

Mr. West frequently counsels small businesses, technology start-ups, and government contractors on all aspects of the business life cycle, including business formation, contract drafting and negotiation, intellectual property, technology transactions and licensing, cybersecurity, privacy, and e-commerce.  Dondi also also assists clients with transactional and litigation issues related to government contracting including drafting, reviewing, and advising on proposals, drafting and negotiating subcontractor, teaming and licensing agreements, and bid protests.

Because of his dedication to hard work and community involvement, Dondi was named one of Maryland’s 40 Very Important Professionals (VIPs) Under 40 by the Maryland Daily Record, and was honored as a Distinguished Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Alumni by Black Engineer & Information Technology Magazine.  Mr. West is a member of the Board of Directors for INNterim Housing Corporation, which is a nonprofit organization that provides shelter, support, and job training to homeless mothers.

Dondi earned his Juris Doctor at The University of Maryland School of Law, where he was an editor on the Maryland Law Review.  In addition, he received a M.Sc. degree in Applied Information Technology from Towson University, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Alabama A&M University.

Office: 410.814.7557
Fax:     443.681.7320


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
  2. Internet: 35%
  3. Business: 15%
  4. Intellectual Property: 10%



Hourly ($250-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Theodore B Godfrey

    Dondi West impressed me with his professionalism and care for details when he and I each participated in a complex business matter involving difficult tax, real estate and business formation issues. It is obvious that this attorney cares both about being effective and getting things done professionally and in compliance with applicable law. The care that he showed in the business matter we address gives me the confidence to refer family law work to his care - a practice area which I don't handle but he does. May his generation in the Bar all hold to his high standard of getting the right things done the right way at the right time.


    Theodore Godfrey Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Office of Dondi West

5850 Waterloo Road
Suite 140
Columbia, MD, 21202


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2014
Very Important Professionals ListMaryland Daily Record2012
Distinguished HBCU AlumniBlack Engineer & Information Technology Magazine2012
Associate EditorMaryland Law Review2009
College Brother of the YearAlpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc - District of Alabama2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.N/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2010
Towson UniversityApplied Information TechnologyMA - Masters2006
Alabama AandM UniversityMathematicsBS - Bachelor of Science2003