Law Offices of Courtney M. Billups

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                                                                                                          Small Business Development

                                                                                                          Corporate Counsel 
                                                                                                          Government Contracts 
                                                                                                          Commercial Litigation
                                                                                                          Legislative Affairs
                                                                                                          Emerging Technology


Courtney M. Billups


Courtney M. Billups is the managing principal of the Law Offices of Courtney M. Billups.  Attorney Billups serves as corporate counsel to small business concerns, trade associations, business organizations and non-profits performing commercial litigation, drafting and reviewing contracts and business transactional documents, government relations, corporate formations and record-keeping, business development initiatives and commercial negotiations.  Attorney Billups has distinguished himself in complex commercial transactions, high-level negotiations and as a commercial litigator. 


Mr. Billups also serves as a consultant to federal, state and local public entities, trade associations and business organizations across the country in the areas of economic development, public procurement, small business utilization and clean energy/sustainability initiatives.  Mr. Billups has worked in numerous state and local jurisdictions across the country assisting in the development of factual predicate studies, providing analysis, performing compliance reviews, and developing legislation needed to support state and local small, local and disadvantaged business enterprise programs.  Mr. Billups has also worked to develop clean energy loan programs for the State of Maryland and Maryland counties and cities in order to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.  


Mr. Billups is a 1990 graduate of Morehouse College where he was a three-time, all-conference, student-athlete, and graduated with honors receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.  He received his law degree in 1993 from the George Washington University Law School where he also served as President of the Black Law Students Association.  Upon his graduation from law school, Mr. Billups began working for former Maryland Congressman and Chairman of the Small Business Committee, Parren J. Mitchell, where he worked closely with Congress, federal agencies, state and local governments, business organizations and trade associations advocating for and supporting small business utilization and development.  In 1995, Attorney Billups was named "America's Best and Brightest" by Black Professional Magazine.  


In November of 2006, Mr. Billups was elected County Commissioner for Queen Anne's County, Maryland, becoming the first African-American elected official in the three hundred year history of the County, where he served two years as Vice President of the Board of Commissioners.  Mr. Billups also chaired the Economic Development Committee of the Upper Shore Regional Council from 2006 to 2010 and served as the organization's Treasurer.  In 2007, Mr. Billups was recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education as a Community Excellence Award winner for his work with young people and public education.  Attorney Billups also serves on the Local Advisory Board for Branch Banking and Trust (BB&T), one of the nation's largest financial institutions, and serves on the Board of FSC First, which provides financing to small and minority-owned businesses.  Attorney Billups has been a featured speaker for the National Bar Association, the George Washington University Law School, the Howard University School of Law, the Georgia State University School of Law, the National Association of Minority Contractors as well as for several other trade associations and business organizations.

J. Cobbie de Graft


Cobbie de Graft began his legal career on Capitol Hill as General Counsel for the National Association of Minority Contractors.  He specializes in the fields of government contracts, construction law, and information technology law.  He practices before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the General Accounting Office, and the Federal Board of Contract Appeals.  Attorney  de Graft received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Latif S. Doman


Attorney Doman represents a diverse clientele, both enterprises and individuals in an array of lawsuits.  He litigates commercial disputes, personal injury claims, government contract challenges, and employment discrimination complaints, regularly appearing before courts and administrative agencies.  He provides other litigation services, including dispute investigation/discovery, alternative dispute resolution, and appeals.


Attorney Doman has litigated several class action lawsuits regarding employment discrimination.  The lawsuits involved race, gender, and age claims.  Mr. Doman has represented Fortune 500 companies in intellectual-property infringement cases and has defended commercial lawsuits in a host of industries at trial and on appeal.  


Mr. Doman clerked for Chief Judge John Garrett Penn, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and is a 1995 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he served as Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and was a Fontaine International Law Fellowship, Fellow.  He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with honors in 1992 from Morehouse College.