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George D. Carry

George D. Carry

Tel 202.689.1900, ext. 3033
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Experience. Passion. Solutions.

Practice Areas:

  • Litigation and Trial Practice (including arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution)
  • Electronic Discovery and Data Management
  • Litigation Support Services
  • Construction Law
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Government Contracts
  • Power & Energy

Bar Admissions:

  • District of Columbia (2008)
  • Virginia (2006)


  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 2005
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Virginia, 2002

Professional Memberships:

  • LEED® Accredited Professional


George Carry is lead E-Discovery Counsel and a member of the firm's trial and construction practice groups having participated in several multi-week trials in major cases. George has extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in discovery matters in federal and state courts as well as arbitration, and specializes in all aspects of electronic discovery, document review management, and litigation support systems.

Passionate about his clients' successes, George works tirelessly and with great devotion and focus on all aspects of client matters. He regularly advises clients on matters regarding electronically stored information (ESI), including developing comprehensive E-Discovery protocols and document production guidelines, and developing in-house electronic data and record retention practices. George serves as special E-Discovery Counsel in complex constuction contract and commercial disputes, and takes the time to work with each client one-on-one to ensure that they are well prepared for their time in court. With this exceptional client focus, it's no surprise that clients regularly request that George be assigned to their cases.

As a trial lawyer George is eager to be in court, be he understands that sometimes mediation is the best solution for clients. He has extensive mediation experience because he recognizes that strong mediation strategy is critical for achieving resolution of disputes when it's in the client's best interest. George diligently prepares for mediation, arbitration and trial to achieve successful results for his clients and he has been a key participant in numerous mediations where he has been a primary drafter of effective mediation PowerPoint™ presentations.

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Driven by a commitment to excellence, George stays on the cutting-edge of both law and technology in order to enhance the firm's practice of law and achieve results for clients. He understands that technology offers attorneys previously unimaginable ways to benefit their clients. To this end, he has zealously managed and maintained very large electronic and hardcopy document production databases in major litigation where literally every document had to be at the trial group's fingertips.

George is a regular contributor to the firm's client seminar series, SLS blog, and other industry and client education programs.

Outside the practice of law, George is driven by training for and competing in triathlons, which require endurance similar to that of the multi-week trials in which he has engaged.

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George helps create many favorable solutions for the firm's clients. Here are just a few:
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  • Participated in a three-party multi-phased arbitration arising out of the construction of a power plant in upper New York State involving claims totaling $100 million dollars.
  • Assisted with a two-week arbitration involving construction contract disputes regarding the construction of a high-rise condominium project.
  • Participated in a one-week arbitration arising out of the renovation and new construction of condominiums and retail space in the Washington, DC historic district.
  • Assisted with negotiations with opposing counsel that achieved resolution and settlement of various construction disputes out of court.

Did You Know . . .

Members of the SLS trial group have tried in excess of 50 jury trials and 75 bench trials?

The SLS construction group has worked on sports stadiums across the country including Orioles Park in Baltimore and Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati?

The SLS construction group has worked on power plant projects across the country?

In 2007 SLS was selected for an Honorable Mention as one of the Best Places To Work in Washington DC?

Ron Shapiro, Steve Schram and Judd Lifschitz have all been selected as SuperLawyers by Law and Politics?

The SLS office building is an historic townhouse constructed in the late 1800s?

SLS has been selected by Martindale-Hubbell as a Preeminent Law Firm?

SLS trial lawyers have argued appeals in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal for the 4th, 5th, 9th, D.C. and Federal Circuit?

SLS trial lawyers have been lead trial counsel in cases in Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia, - to name just a few?

Virtually all the cases that SLS trial lawyers mediated have been favorably settled at mediation?

The transactional group at SLS was lead counsel on one of the largest, most complex mixed-use projects in downtown Washington, DC involving 4 lenders and 6 property owners?

In appreciation for the outstanding efforts of each of its employees during 2007, SLS gave everyone (attorneys, paralegals, and staff) a 4 day/3 night expense paid trip to Key West, Florida?

The transactional group at SLS has represented tenants in more than 200 retail leases in the Mid-Atlantic region?

Every attorney in the transactional group at SLS has at least 15 years experience?

The transactional group at SLS has represented developers in the purchase, construction, financing and/or sale of more than 75 multi-family apartment projects?

The transactional group at SLS has represented real estate investors and developers with respect to property in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Michigan and the U.S. Virginia Islands?

Attorneys in the transactional group at SLS have represented eight national banks in commercial real estate loans?

Attorneys in the transactional group at SLS have represented the FDIC, the Resolution Trust Corporation and several banking institutions in loan workout transactions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region?

The transactional group at SLS has represented homebuilders and commercial real estate developers in work-outs of individual loans and also for work-outs of large portfolios involving dozens of properties in several states?

The trial lawyers of SLS have numerous reported decisions to their credit?