Adrien Caulder Pickard

Adrien Caulder Pickard

TEL 202.689.1908
CELL 703.725.2044

PICKARD@slslaw.com

Growing up, Adrien Pickard was always the voice of reason and knew being a trial lawyer was his destined path with a father and brother preceding him into the practice of law. Seasoned in every aspect of litigation and trial practice, Adrien represents clients in complex commercial litigation in a variety of industries, including construction, real estate, government contracts, telecom and finance, before state and federal courts and on appeal across the country.

Recognized by Washington Post Magazine as a “Top Attorney in Washington, DC,” and selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers from 2013 through 2017, Adrien is often hired by clients for his devotion to their broader business and legal interests as a business solutions advisor. Understanding disputes and that businesses and people are at the heart of them, Adrien takes a measured approach to matters by keeping the return on investment balanced with the client’s goals while custom-crafting solutions specifically targeted to each client. With a background of diverse experience, Adrien is able to see issues from a 360-degree view, spot troubles early on, and short circuit issues before they become a broader problem.

When he’s not practicing law, he’s hammering it out on the open road as an avid cyclist, logging nearly 6,000 miles a year. Aside from the sometimes social aspect of cycling, the solitary isolation gives Adrien time to hone his critical thinking skills while also sharpening his perspective on challenging cases.

  • George Washington University Law Center, J.D., 2003
  • University of Virginia, B.A., Anthropology, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2008
  • U.S District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2004
  • District of Columbia, 2004
  • Virginia, 2003
  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Board Member, Alexandria Third Century Corporation, 2007 – 2018
  • Executive Committee Member, George Mason University Inns of Court, 2014 – 2018 
    • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018 - 2020
    • "Rising Star", Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2017
    • Washington Post Magazine, "Top Attorney in Washington, DC", 2013