Roberto Veloso

Lawyer, Thinker, and Maker in Annapolis, Maryland


I am an experienced attorney with a passion for technology and a long record of success in private practice, government service and academia. I am a veteran drummer from the DC - Baltimore punk rock scene, former drum circle facilitator and prone to spontaneous music making on whatever instrument I can get my hands on. An engineer by temperament and a creator by nature, I love solving problems, bringing order to chaos and turning ideas into reality.

I started programming in the mid 1980s on my university's PDP-10 (DEC 10) mainframe and graduated with a degree in philosophy. After law school and many years of practicing law, I returned to programming, working on web development and mobile apps. Now, I combine my passion for technology, creativity as a musician and skills as a lawyer, leading a company specializing in computer systems engineering and software development.


Regulatory compliance; business law; civil rights law; complex civil litigation; strategic planning; risk management; ethics; research ethics; human research protections; gifted and talented education


Old school computer programmer (COBOL, FORTRAN, Pascal), always learning, still writing code (Python, Swift, C++) when time permits


Leading, teaching, mentoring; bringing order to chaos; turning ideas into reality; developing, managing and optimizing the process that leads to success


Admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia (inactive status)


Select consulting opportunities; select pro-bono legal work; impromptu jam sessions