Areas of Practice
- Government Contracting
- Labor & Employment
- Business Law and Transactions
- Construction Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Bankruptcy Litigation
- Maritime and Transportation Law
SBA Small Business Advocate of the Year 2017
J.D. University of Baltimore, 1991 (magna cum laude)
B.S. Towson University, 1988 (cum laude)
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Courts of Federal Claims
Don has been practicing law for 25 years with the simple goal of providing value to businesses. He has always believed that there was a better way to provide quality legal services which avoided the frequent esoteric and expensive answers received from many large law firms which often offered little assistance beyond a thick memo and a big bill. Underlying Don’s approach to clients is his simple foundation of providing clients practical, valuable legal and business solutions.
Over the past 25 years, Don has become known as one of the preeminent government contracting attorneys in Baltimore. His clients include startups to Fortune 500 firms, where he helps them solve a multitude of lifecycle business issues including corporate matters, partner and shareholder disputes, mergers and acquisitions, employment law issues, and contract drafting. Don’s diverse experiences and knowledge have allowed him to successfully navigate the handling of government contract issues involving federal, state and local governments. This success includes litigating contractual disputes, resolution of equitable adjustment claims, and challenges to procurements through protest procedures before the GAO, the Court of Federal Claims, federal and state agencies, various Boards of Contract Appeals and in the state and federal court system.
Don’s passion surrounds small businesses. He is known within his community and workplace as an advocate for small businesses, having worked with hundreds of small and emerging businesses over the course of his career and assisting them throughout their lifecycle. In addition to utilizing his legal and business acumen to help his clients, Don has a special place in assisting small businesses through the SBA’s E200 program. Don has been a loyal supporter of this program since one of the first classes of this program in Baltimore included his wife and her Baltimore business, Alpha Graphics, Inc. Ever since he witnessed the transformation which this program did in helping his wife and her classmates, he has recommended the program to many small business owners and has volunteered as an annual contributor and guest “judge” to the program and its students.
In addition to this support to the program, Don has been a tireless advocate in advising his clients on small business initiatives through the federal and state procurement system and preference programs and has advised and commented on numerous proposed regulations seeking to promote small business goals and agendas. His most recent experience involved meeting with the Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford’s Commission to Modernize State Procurement prior to their final report being released on various initiatives and recommendations of the committee which included overhauling the State procurement system and seeking to identify means and methods of expanding small and minority business opportunities.
An accomplished and published writer and speaker, Don has conducted a number of seminars on a variety of legal topics including teaming agreements, subcontract drafting, and employment law topics to name a few. A 1988 cum laude graduate of Towson University (B.S.), Mr. Walsh received his law degree in 1991 from the University of Baltimore (J.D., magna cum laude), where he served as associate editor of the Law Review.
Media Mention. “Quartet Downsizes from Big Firm,“ The Daily Record, April 21, 2017.
An accomplished and published writer and speaker, Don has written for trade journals in cyber , construction and business and conducted numerous seminars on a wide variety of topics. These include teaming agreements and government contracts (to audiences of federal and state contractors) as well as discrimination, wage and hour/overtime, and other employment law topics. Mr. Walsh frequently provides on-site training for managers and supervisors to enable a comprehensive understanding of state and federal workplace laws and their proactive, practical application.