Lawrence E. Carr, Jr. was the founding member of Carr Maloney and concentrated his practice on environmental coverage litigation throughout the United States. The firm’s first noteworthy case involved controversy and tragedy of the Vietnam Era, Agent Orange, and its health effects on veterans. The firm began to garner national recognition for successfully handling landmark, precedent-setting cases in May 1984 when In re Agent Orange Product Liability Litigation settled just before trial.
Larry was stationed in China with the United States Marine Corps from 1945-1946. He received two degrees from the University of Notre Dame upon his return, a Bachelor of Science in 1948 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1949. He was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1949, but returned to active duty military service following America’s 1950 entrance into the Korean War. At the conclusion of his active duty career, Larry resumed his education and received a Master of Laws degree from George Washington University in 1954. He would continue on as a Reserve Member of the United States Marine Corps, eventually retiring as a Colonel after 30 years of service.
In 1970, Larry was selected as a Member of both the Board of Directors for the Bar Association of the District of Columbia and the Judicial Conference for the District of Columbia Circuit Court. He was elected Vice President of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia in 1973 and its President in 1974. In 1974, he was also chosen as a Member of the House of Delegates for both the Maryland State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
In 1978, Larry was elected President of the District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association, an organization founded to elevate the standards of trial practice and promote improvements in the administration of justice. In 1984, he became a Member of the Advisory Council for the University of Notre Dame Law School, a position he would hold for 24 years. In 1985, he was elected President of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia’s Research Foundation. In 2009, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia honored him with its President’s Special Recognition Award for his many years of service.
Larry believed that a great attorney was well-rounded, enjoyed working with their peers, and was dedicated to establishing great relationships with their clients. This has been the hallmark of Carr Maloney since its inception.
Larry’s obituary in The Washington Post can be found at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?pid=176643033