Alfred F. Belcuore has been engaged in private practice for over 35 years. He
has delivered 65 appellate oral arguments, and is a veteran of close to 100 appeals,
including many in which he was retained after verdict. His trial experience includes
more than two dozen jury trials, from commercial and employment disputes to claims of
medical malpractice, and many non-jury trials before judges, arbitrators, and professional licensing authorities. A cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Belcuore earned his Juris Doctor degree at Georgetown, and then clerked for Judge Ozell M. Trask on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Belcuore's appellate work has substantially contributed to the development of the
District of Columbia's case law on medical malpractice. He has been honored by
inclusion within The Best Lawyers in America and "Washington's Top Lawyers"
(Washingtonian Magazine), and for many years has received Martindale-Hubbell's
highest Peer-Review rating for compliance with ethics and for legal ability, based upon
the confidential opinions of the Bar and the Judiciary.
"Teaching and Bar Leadership have been my principal means of 'giving back' to
our profession, and the community it serves." Belcuore has more than 25 years' service
as an Adjunct Professor of Trial Practice at Georgetown University Law Center, and has
taught for the Department of Justice's Legal Education Institute, as a Master of the
Charles Fahy American Inn of Court, and as a senior faculty member with the National
Institute of Trial Advocacy. He served as the National President of the Federal Bar
Association in 1991-1992, and has received that Association's highest honor for"outstanding achievement, distinguished leadership, and continuing participation in FBA
activities nationwide." His service to the District of Columbia Bar has included
membership on two special Task Forces, including the drafters of the D.C. Bar's Civility
Code, that both won the Frederick B. Abramson Award, the D.C. Bar's highest
recognition for extraordinary service to the profession. In 2009, Belcuore was one of two
nominees for President Elect of the D.C. Bar, and though narrowly defeated, earned the
support of many of the District's preeminent lawyers.
Belcuore has received training as a neutral, for service as a Mediator and
Arbitrator. "I enjoy the adversary process, but have also learned the tools to manage
partisan zeal, and gained appreciation for the benefits of alternative dispute resolution,
when that course is possible."
Belcuore's pro bono advocacy includes appearances as counsel for amici curiae in
the Supreme Court of the United States and Federal Courts of Appeals. For two years,
Belcuore served as Board Member and General Counsel for the D.C. Division of the
American Cancer Society. He and his wife, a Reading Specialist for the D.C. Public
School System, live on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
"I confine my practice to what I handle directly, and offer alternative billing
arrangements, including fixed fees. Your case will always have my personal
commitment to excellence."