WG-John-H-West-III

JOHN H. WEST III

Partner

work: 410-842-1074

work fax:  410-296-6654

email: jwest@wealaw.com

Mr. West is an AV-rated attorney who concentrates his practice in the areas of securities law, maritime law, business litigation, and a wide range of tort and contract disputes.  He has served as an NASD Arbitrator from 1995 to the present.  In his 50-year career, including 23 years as a partner in a large Baltimore law firm, Mr. West has developed an extensive civil litigation practice.  He has successfully represented broker-dealers, registered representatives, and individuals in securities disputes dealing with employment matters, customer claims, and regulatory issues in federal and state trial and appellate courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and in arbitrations before the NASD and NYSE.  In maritime matters, Mr. West has extensive experience prosecuting and defending shipowners, operators, charterers, and individuals in personal injury and death cases, charter disputes, cargo and property damage cases, oil spills, and other maritime claims in federal and state trial and appellate courts in the mid-Atlantic area.  He has vast experience in personal injury litigation arising out of accidents involving autos, boats, motorcycles and aircraft and in a variety of general and civil business, contract and estate disputes.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Securities and Arbitrations
  • Admiralty Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Fiduciary Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Maryland, 1971
  • District of Columbia, 1976
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, Baltimore County Bar Association

HONORARIUM

  • AV®Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

EDUCATION

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia, 1970 J.D.
  • Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 1965 B.A.

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, Associate and Partner, 1971 – 1994
  • Honorable Walter E. Hoffman, Chief Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Law Clerk 1970 – 1971
  • United States Army, 1st Lieutenant 1965 – 1967 (Vietnam Veteran)

IN THE COMMUNITY

  • Friendly Inn Association of Baltimore City, President and Board Member
  • Foundation Board of Keswick Multi-Care, Current Board Member
  • Chairman of the Maryland Public Information Act Compliance Board – appointed by The Honorable Larry Hogan, Governor of the State of Maryland, Current