Alfred D. Carry is a litigation attorney at Press, Dozier & Hamelburg with substantial experience handling matters before the state or federal courts of Virginia and the District of Columbia, where he is licensed to practice law. Prior to joining the firm, he notably served as a public defender at the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Massachusetts, and later as an associate at a boutique litigation firm where he represented prominent national insurance carriers and their insureds in various civil disputes.
Alfred practices at both the trial court and appellate level. A creative, vigorous advocate, he represents a broad range of business and individual clients, and he regularly litigates commercial claims, construction defects, real estate issues, internal governance disputes between shareholders or owners, and actions involving breach of contract, breach of warranty, fiduciary duties, insurance coverage, business torts, losses from injury or property damage, and constitutional and civil rights law claims. In addition, he has experience defending employers facing wage and hour law violations, work-related injury claims, among other employment related matters. Alfred also brings experience as a former family law practitioner. Because of his diverse legal knowledge and work, much of Alfred's practice focuses on counseling individuals and corporations or partnerships in areas of liability management to prevent costly litigation. Whenever possible, Alfred will first pursue a non-judicial outcome through mediation, but when alternative dispute resolution fails, Alfred works tirelessly to deliver argument, whether on paper or in court, that is persuasive and based on sound legal analysis.
He serves on the Criminal Justice Act appellate panel for the D.C. Court of Appeals. A stalwart of social justice, he is also active in nonprofit organizations including D.C. Law Students in Court, one of the oldest and most well-regarded legal programs in the District of Columbia which works to fight the consequences of poverty, prevent homelessness, and alleviate inequalities in the justice system. He also has pro bono experience in administrative removal proceedings in Immigration Court in Arlington, Virginia, and teaching experience as a trial advocacy coach for local law school moot court trial teams.