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Alan Parry


JD, Magna Cum Laude, 1998

BS, Summa Cum Laude, 1995

Bar & Court Admissions

• All North Carolina State Courts
• All North Carolina Federal Courts
• The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Alan Parry

Alan Parry has significant experience handling all types of civil disputes, whether in state court, federal court, or arbitration. Alan began his career handling complex commercial litigation matters for large corporate clients, first at a firm with offices around the world, and then as a partner at one of the largest law firms in North Carolina.

Alan continues to focus his practice on commercial litigation, representing individuals and businesses in a wide variety of civil disputes. Alan is also certified by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission to conduct Superior Court mediations, as well as mediations of estate and guardianship cases. As a mediator, he offers a balanced perspective based on his years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil disputes.

Alan has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, and Litigation-Insurance) and was named by Best Lawyers as a 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in Raleigh for the category of “Bet-the-Company Litigation.” Alan has also been recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine and Business North Carolina Magazine’s “Legal Elite,” and he has earned an A-V rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Alan is frequently asked to author articles and speak to legal and business groups regarding litigation, dispute resolution, and insurance coverage issues.

Alan firmly believes in the importance of giving back to the community.  He is a member of the Orange County Commission for the Environment and the Board of Directors of the Dispute Settlement Center, and he is the state-wide Chair of the N.C. Sierra Club Political Committee. Alan also regularly volunteers to provide pro bono legal services, including Legal Aid of North Carolina’s “Lawyer on the Line” program. Alan is actively involved in the Bar and is currently serving as the state-wide Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Litigation Section.


  • Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation 2013-2019, Litigation-Insurance 2015-2019, Bet-the-Company Litigation (2019)

  • Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year in Raleigh for Bet-the-Company Litigation (2019)

  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite (2015, 2017)

  • NC Super Lawyers (2013 “Rising Star,” 2014-2019 Business Litigation)

  • AV Preeminent – Martindale Hubbell

Memberships & Public Service

  • Chair, North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section Council

  • Member, Orange County Commission for the Environment

  • Chair, N.C. Sierra Club Political Committee

  • Member, Board of Directors, Dispute Settlement Center

  • Former Member, NC Equal Access to Justice Commission

  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Legal Aid of North Carolina

  • Former Co-Chair, Triangle Access to Justice Campaign

  • Former Chair, NCAJ Commercial Litigation Section