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David A. Carney, Esq. Joins The McCammon Group

For Immediate Release
May 1, 2010
For more information contact:
Rich Huffman
Direct Dial: (804) 433-2242

David A. Carney, a leader in the bar and business community, has joined The McCammon Group, a leading provider of mediation, arbitration, and related dispute resolution services in the mid-Atlantic.

Mr. Carney’s distinguished legal career has involved a wide range of matters including land use, real estate, condemnation, construction, contracts, and family law.  He is a current Partner at Carney, Kelehand, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, LLP, and prior to that, he was an Assistant State’s Attorney for Howard County.

He is a past President of the Howard County Bar Association, and is a former Member of the Board of Governors of the Maryland State Bar Association.  He has served Howard County in numerous capacities as Chairman of the Economic Development Advisory Council, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Economic Development Authority, General Counsel of the Chamber of Commerce, and as a past President of Howard County Youth Programs.

Mr. Carney will continue his law practice with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, LLP, but now also lends his experience to The McCammon Group as he serves the mediation, arbitration, and special master needs of lawyers and litigants throughout Maryland and beyond.

Mr. Carney joins the other professionals of The McCammon Group’s Maryland Panel:

  • David A. Carney, Esq. – Howard
  • Hon. Dale R. Cathell (Ret.) – Berlin
  • Hope B. Eastman, Esq. – Bethesda
  • Morton A. Faller, Esq. – Rockville
  • Patrick C. McKeever, Esq. – Rockville
  • Hon. James L. Ryan (Ret.) – Rockville
  • John E. Sandbower, III, Esq. – Baltimore
  • Hon. J. Frederick Sharer (Ret.) – Cumberland

The McCammon Group provides alternative dispute resolution services (ADR) including mediation, arbitration, neutral evaluation, special master, private judging, as well as related facilitation, training, and consulting services.  It consists of seventy-five professionals including retired judges and practicing attorneys located throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.  Since its founding in 1995, The McCammon Group has handled more than 11,000 disputes, with a mediation settlement rate of approximately 85%.  The McCammon Group is committed to the proposition that ADR processes provide individuals, as well as public and private entities, with many substantial benefits including effective and prompt resolution of disputes, self determination, cost savings, timeliness, flexibility, and confidentiality.

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