Alfred Carry, a member of Press, Dozier & Hamelburg, is an experienced litigator, who represents a broad range of business and individual clients in complex commercial, construction, and real estate matters in the state and federal courts of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland, as well as before administrative boards and tribunals, and arbitration panels.
A siginificant portion of Alfred's practice is focused on representing general contractors, subcontractors, project owners, and other actors in the construction industry; he also assists other business clients having various commercial disputes. A creative and vigorous advocate, Alfred regularly litigates commercial claims, construction defects, and real estate issues, as well as internal governance disputes between shareholders or owners and actions involving breach of contract, breach of warranty, insurance coverage, fiduciary duties, business torts, losses from injury or property damage, and constitutional and civil rights law claims. He counsels clients on contract negotiation and drafting. He also represents businesses having labor law compliance issues and employment related matters, including litigation involving wage and hour laws, work-related injuries, enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation and employment agreements, and the protection of proprietary information.
Prior to joining Press, Dozier & Hamelburg, Alfred gained extensive trial experience from his work in the Public Defender's Office in Massachusetts. He also brings experience to the firm as a former family law practitioner and coverage or defense counsel on behalf of prominent national insurance carriers and their insureds. Because of his diverse legal knowledge and experience, Alfred's practice includes counseling individuals and corporations in areas of liability management to prevent costly litigation. Whenever possible, he will first pursue a non-judicial outcome through mediation; but, when alternative dispute resolution fails, he works tirelessly to persuasively argue for his clients, whether on paper or in court, based on sound legal analysis.
Alfred serves on the Criminal Justice Act appellate panel for the D.C. Court of Appeals. He is a stalwart advocate of social justice and 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 has pro bono experience in administrative removal proceedings in the Immigration Court in Arlington, Virginia, and teaching experience as a trial advocacy coach for local law school moot court trial teams.