Christopher R. West


Baltimore, MD Office
Suite 1400
25 S. Charles Street
Baltimore MD, 21201
Washington, DC Office
Suite 1000
1025 Connecticut Avenue, N. W.
Washington DC, 20036
Affiliations & Achievements


Mr. West is a Maryland State Senator. One of only 47 State Senators, Mr. West represents the 42nd Legislative District, centered in central Baltimore County and eastern Carroll County. A moderate Republican, Mr. West’s voting record shows him to be the most bi-partisan legislator in the Maryland General Assembly. He is the ranking Republican member of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, where he works on legislation dealing with the Maryland courts, estates and trusts issues, corporate law and real estate issues, criminal and family law issues and other related topics. He introduces and passes about a dozen bills each year. Prior to his election to the Maryland State Senate, Mr. West served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates between 2015 and 2019.

Mr. West achieved an A/V® rating from Martindale Hubbell®, the highest possible peer review rating for ethics and legal ability.


  • 2000, District of Columbia
  • 1986, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1979, U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1978, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
  • 1975, Maryland Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1975)
  • Williams College (B.A., 1972)

Affiliations, Associations & Special Achievements

  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
    • President (2007-2008)
    • President-Elect (2006-2007)
    • Vice President (2005-2006)
    • Treasurer (2004-2005)
    • Chair, Judicial Selections Committee (2003-2004)
    • Chair, Young Lawyers Section (1986-1987)
    • Chair, Law Firm Sponsorship Committee (2008-2013)
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
    • Member, Board of Governors (2008-2010, 2013-2015)
    • Judicial Appointments Committee (2008-2012)
    • Special Committee on Court House Construction (2004-2013)
  • President, Baltimore Bar Foundation, 2005-2006
  • Fellow, Baltimore Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
    • Co-Chair, Maryland Fellows (2009-2013)
  • Maryland State Arts Council
    • Vice Chairman (2006-2007)
    • Secretary Treasurer (2004-2006)
  • President, Maryland Citizens for the Arts, Inc. (2004-2006)
  • President, Young Victorian Theatre Company (2001-2006)
  • Counsel, Maryland Republican Party, 1982-1996,1998-2003
  • Maryland Judicial Campaign Conduct Committee (2005-2013)
  • Mediator, Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore City
  • Baltimore Bar Library, Board Member (2007-2013)