Mr. West is a father of three residing in Cobb County, Georgia who has strong ties to Atlanta and especially Cobb County.
Mr. West has been a resident of Cobb County since 1980; however, his mother's family are original settlers of West Cobb once owning a vast property in the Lost Mountain area. His relatives helped establish Midway Church on Dallas Highway and his family has deep roots to Cobb County dating back to the early 1800's.
Mr. West graduated from North Cobb High School in 1987 and went on to pursue a Political Sciene Degree from Berry College in Rome, GA. He was then accepted at Georgia State College of Law where he distinguished himself and graduated in 1991. He then began his criminal defense career with high-profile defense lawyer Bruce Harvey representing high-profile and celebrity clients over almost ten years. During this time Mr. West was featured in dozens of publications and appeared on numerous television shows including CNN. In 2003 Mr. West decided to open his own law firm dedicated to helping those who wanted the kind of representation only big-name lawyers could provide but at fees that regular clients could afford. He has served as a private criminal defense attorney for his entire legal career - fighting for the rights of those accused of crimes.
Mr. West is involved in numerous organizations including the Georgia Bar Association, the Cobb County Bar Association, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Ballet. Mr. West is an avid Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC fan who enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, seeing movies and attending local cultural events.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1994||09/30/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2013|
|Businessman of the Year Award||N.R.C.C||2005|
|Managing Partner||David West & Associates||2004 - Present|
|Volunteer||National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Clemency Project||2014 - 2014|
|Senior Attorney||Plichta & Associates||2003 - 2004|
|Associate||Law Offices Of Bruce S. Harvey||1994 - 2003|
|Associate||1000 Lawyers for Justice||1994 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Georgia C.A.R.E. Project||Board of Advisors||2015 - Present|
|National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws||Lifetime Member||2009 - Present|
|National Association For The Reform of Marijuana Laws||Committee Member||2006 - Present|
|Cobb County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Marietta Business Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Contributing Member||1995 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Lifetime Member||1995 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||1994 - Present|
|State v Nicky Proctor||Charges Dismissed|
|Sheldon Mitchell v. State||Conviction reversed|
|State v. Raymundo Stone||Probation and removal from sex offender registry|
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|Associated Press||Ex-volunteer firefighter indicted on arson charges||2012|
|Atlanta Journal Constitution||Lawyer Wants Troopers Treated Like Dogs||2009|
|Georgia State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Berry College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|Ties and Tie Dyes Atlanta||Marijuana Legalization||2013|
|Boy Scouts of America Troop 540||Criminal Justice||2011|
|Model United Nations National Conference||World Issues||N/A|