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Vanessa R. Dozier, Esq.

Vanessa Dozier, Esquire is the co-founding partner of Ornsby Dozier LLP in Washington, DC. The purpose of Ornsby Dozier, LLP is to provide quality legal services in select areas of law and ensure proactivity and the highest standard of legal excellence. Ms. Dozier currently serves several areas in the state of Maryland – particularly Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Charles County, and Calvert County. Making her start with the Law Office of Vanessa R. Dozier, LLC, founded in 2017, Ms. Dozier has served many clients and accomplished successful outcomes earning her many accolades. With her experience that has led to victories and skills to navigate the legal system she has successfully served several clients in court. With years of experience and hundreds of cases under her belt, her reputation and the acknowledgments she’s received from the legal community stand up to any professional attorney that’s been practicing for decades. She focuses her practice on family law issues including divorces, child custody, child support, adoption, and prenuptial agreements; personal injury law issues including slip and falls, car accidents, and general negligence; and criminal law issues including theft and assault and battery. In 2008 Vanessa graduated from Howard University with her Bachelor of Arts degree and received her Juris Doctor in 2014. Since obtaining her license to practice in Maryland after graduating law school and has consistently remained effective both in and out of the courtroom and holds her clients’ wishes and desires above all else.
Ms. Dozier has garnered the adulation of her peers as an attorney who is devoted, fair and just, and many prominent legal organizations have bestowed her with awards and recognitions for her tireless contributions to the legal profession. She was named on the Top 40 Under 40 list by the National Black Lawyers Association and the Top 10 Best for 2021 list by the American Institute of Legal Counsel, and the 2024 Rising Star Award by Super Lawyers.
As well as being named a 2021 Lawyer of Distinction and 2024 Super Lawyers Rising Star, Ms. Dozier also holds an impressive “Superb” rating on Avvo and has won the site’s Client Choice Award on numerous occasions through her myriad of positive client testimonials. Outside her law practice, she stays closely affiliated with many legal organizations such as the National Black Lawyers Association, Montgomery County Bar Association, Howard County Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Prince George’s County Bar Association.
Vanessa Dozier is a passionate advocate who is a powerhouse of skill, knowledge, and an unyielding commitment for justice.


  • National Black Lawyers Association
  • Top 40 under 40
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • Top 10 Best for 2021
  • 2024 Rising Star Award by Super Lawyers
  • Lawyers of Distinction


  • In Maryland
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