Donald Holmes

Adjunct Faculty Member

BA, The University of Maryland
JD, The George Washington University National Law Center

Mr. Holmes is Managing Partner in the government and commercial contracts counseling and litigation firm of Donald C. Holmes & Associates, P.A. with an office in suburban Maryland and in the District of Columbia. Mr. Holmes has specialized in government and commercial contract claims and litigation matters for his entire professional life. He has spent 40 years in this specialty, and was formerly the Chairman of the Government Contract Litigation section of Jones Day, the largest centrally managed law firm in the world.

Mr. Holmes is a frequent lecturer on procurement matters for business and professional groups. He is the founder and President of the Contract Research & Analytic Institute. The Institute's goal, through its publications and lectures, is to provide real world solutions that professionals can use in dealing with day-to-day contract issues.

Mr. Holmes has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Virginia Law School, the George Washington University Law School, and most recently at the University of Iowa Law School. These teaching assignments have been directed towards a professional's approach to government contract law, policy, and litigation.

Mr. Holmes received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Maryland and his Law degree, with honors, from the George Washington University National Law Center, where he served as Research Editor of the George Washington Law Review.  He is a member of the American, Maryland, District of Columbia, and California Bar Associations.