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Brett J. West


Brett West is an attorney practicing criminal defense and traffic law. Mr. West brings a wide breadth of experience both professionally and legally to Christina Pendleton & Associates. Since his first summer job at fifteen, Mr. West has worked with people to build lasting professional relationships. He has served and advised clients in a variety of industries, from food and construction to commercial real estate and luxury car sales.

Prior to acceptance into the Juris Doctor program of the University of Richmond, Mr. West interned at personal injury litigation firm Alpert Schreyer in Waldorf, Maryland. While studying at Richmond Law, Brett honed his litigation skills with externships at the Fredericksburg and Petersburg Public Defender’s Offices, the Henrico Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, and in private practice at Erin L.T. Ranney, PLLC. Mr. West took an early interest in zealous representation in the courtroom and, after competing successfully onto the Trial Advocacy team, was voted by his peers to join the Executive Council. A natural competitor, Mr. West represented Richmond Law in regional and national competitions, including the John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition, where he advanced to the national semi-final round.

As the proud son of two military parents, Mr. West was called to serve and elected Vice President of the Veterans and Military Law Association, where he advocated for veterans’ rights and headed up annual Veterans Day Commemorations at the University of Richmond. Prior to joining the Pendleton Law team, Mr. West focused his practice on defending complex federal civil rights cases.

As an Associate Attorney with Christina Pendleton & Associates, Mr. West focuses his practice on representing clients for traffic charges such as reckless driving, speeding, and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. Mr. West also handles criminal misdemeanors such as DUI/DWI and possession of marijuana.