Niccolo Nunzio Donzella (Of Counsel)

Niccolo Nunzio Donzella Niccolo Nunzio Donzella

Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones, P.A.
SunTrust Bank Building
Suite 2100
120 E. Baltimore St
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Phone: (410) 230-3802
Fax: (410) 230-3801


Niccolo N. Donzella practices in the areas of employment law, government contracts,and general litigation, including product liability defense and commercial disputes. He graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, where he served as research assistant to Professor Arthur R. Miller, focusing on updates and new editions of the Wright and Miller treatise on federal civil litigation. After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Theodore J. Newman, Jr. of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He holds a master's degree in fine arts from Brown University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Bridgeport. He has been an adjunct professor of law at Howard University Law School, where he taught legal research and writing, and at the University of Maryland School of Law, where he taught government contracts.

Mr. Donzella has represented a variety of private and public entities in labor and employment matters, including investigations of discrimination claims, representation in administrative and judicial proceedings, decision counseling, and the establishment of employment policies and manuals. His reported decisions include: Wilkins v. Legal Services Corporation, 80 F.3d 535 (D.C. Cir. 1996); Carroll v. City of Westminster, 52 F.Supp.2d 546 (D.Md. 1999); Penhollow v. Cecil County, 695 A.2d 1268 (1997); E.E.O.C. v. Delta Chemical Corp., 2008 WL 4833098 (D.Md. 2008); Buechler v. Davco Restaurants, Inc., 2009 WL 3833999 (D.Md. 2009). He has also represented private entities in government contracting disputes, including bid protests, claims for adjustments, and judicial proceedings in the United States Court of Federal Claims.  He has also represented defendants in product liability cases, including asbestos.

Mr. Donzella is a member of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all of the courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as in the Fourth, Seventh, and District of Columbia Circuit Courts and the United States Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice:
Employment Law - Employer
Affirmative Action - Employer
Americans with Disabilities Act - Employer
Employment Contracts - Employer
Employment Discrimination - Employer
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - Employer
Municipal Employment - Employer
Sexual Harassment - Employer
Whistleblower - Employer
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act - Employer
Wrongful Termination - Employer
Government Contracts
Federal Contracts
Government Procurement
State & Municipal Contracts
Municipal Employment
Municipal Liability

Litigation Percentage:
80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Maryland, 1989
District of Columbia, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1992
U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1992
U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1991
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1993
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1993
U.S. Supreme Court, 1997

Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, 1989
J.D. Honors: Cum Laude
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1982 M.A.
Major: English
Major: Graduate Writing Program
University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1972 B.S.

Representative Cases:
Wilkinson v. Legal Services Corp., 80 F.3d 535 (D.C. Cir. 1996)
Penhollow v. Cecil County, 695 A.2d 1268 (Md.C.S.A. 1997)
Carroll v. City of Westminster, 52 F.Supp.2d 546 (D.Md. 1999)

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Government Contracts, University of Maryland School of Law
Legal Research & Writing, Howard Law School
Professionalism in the Practice of Law, Maryland Bar Association
Adjunct Professor of Law, Howard Law School, 1989 - 1990
Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law, 2002 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Bar Association of Baltimore City
Member Maryland State Bar
Member American Bar Association Member

Past Employment Positions:
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Judicial Clerk, 1989 - 1990
Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Associate

Birth Information:
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America