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."

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